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Publication numberUS1370818 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1921
Filing dateOct 2, 1920
Priority dateOct 2, 1920
Publication numberUS 1370818 A, US 1370818A, US-A-1370818, US1370818 A, US1370818A
InventorsCharles W Joerges
Original AssigneeHenry Bucher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet implement
US 1370818 A
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Patented Mar. 8, 1921.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 8, 1921.

Application filed October 2, 1920. Serial No. 414,332.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES W. J ounces, a citizen of the United States, residing at Irvington, in the county of Essex, State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet Implements; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exactdescription of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in toilet implements.

One object of the invention is to provide an implement which is constructed to perform the functions of manicuring, removing splinters from the body, and removing pimples and blackheads.

Another object is to provide a device of this character wherein the splinter remover is adapted for use to puncture a pimple, and then be withdrawn to permit the implement to be used to squeeze and remove the pimple or blackhead.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompany ing drawing.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved toilet implement.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same.

Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal central sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 1- of Fig. 2, just inside of one of the legs of the tweezers.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawing, there is shown a pair of tweezers which are formed from a single length of spring metal bent intermediate its length to form the bowed legs 10, the intermediate neck portions 11, and the connecting circular bight portion 12. In the center of this bight portion there is formed a small round opening 13. Disposed through the neck portions 11 is a pivot pin or rivet 14 which also passes through the longitudinal slot 15, formed in the inner end portion of the blade 16. The inner end of the blade 16 has secured therein, and extending 1ongitudinally therefrom, a pointed pin 17, which is adapted for use in removing splinters from the skin, or for puncturing pimples.

By means of the slot 15, the blade 16 may be slipped toward the bight portion 12 so as to permit the point 17 to project through the opening 13. When, however, the pin is not being used, the blade is withdrawn into position between the legs of the tweezers. Formed in the bight portion 12, from one edge thereof, is a recess 18, and formed in one edge of the pivotal end of the blade 16 is a similar notch or recess 19 whereby when the blade 16 is swung on its pivot to extend longitudinally from the center of the bight portion, the walls of the recesses will interlock and hold the blade from movement, while being used. The outer end of the blade is formed with a point for use in cleaning the finger nails, while the wider faces of the blade are formed with file surfaces for filing the nails.

The outer ends of the legs 10 are slightly beveled, as at 20, to form the jaws of the tweezers.

In the use of the bight portion for removing blackheads, the implement is manipulated to dispose the opening 13 directly over the blackhead, and then by pressing the bight portion against the skin, and moving the implement so that the bight portion will roll or rock on its rounded face, against the skin, the blackhead will be quickly and effectively squeezed out.

It will be noted that the opening 13 serves to permit the pin 17 to be moved out into operative position, and also as the pimple and blackhead remover.

What is claimed is A toilet implement comprising a pair of tweezers the bight portion of which is curved and has an opening therein for use in removing blackheads, and a notch in one side edge thereof, and a pivoted and sliding blade mounted between the legs of the tweezers and having a pointed pin arranged to be projected through the said opening at times, upon sliding movement of said blade, said blade having a notchon one edge for interlocking engagement with the first notch to maintain the blade in open extended position.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.




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US5439012 *Sep 9, 1994Aug 8, 1995D'agostino; Carole L.Apparatus for removing nail polish while precluding contact with harsh chemicals and skin irritants
US20120209316 *Feb 14, 2011Aug 16, 2012Taso, LlcMultifunctional grooming tweezers
U.S. Classification606/211, 132/73, 132/76.4, 7/900, 294/99.2
International ClassificationA61B17/30
Cooperative ClassificationA61B17/30, Y10S7/90
European ClassificationA61B17/30