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Publication numberUS1404906 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1922
Filing dateMar 9, 1921
Priority dateMar 9, 1921
Publication numberUS 1404906 A, US 1404906A, US-A-1404906, US1404906 A, US1404906A
InventorsStrahl Beatrice R
Original AssigneeStrahl Beatrice R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Finger-tip-tapering device
US 1404906 A
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` APPLICATION riLEn MAn.9,192|.

1,404,906. Patented Jan. 31, 1922.

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To c/.ZZ fio/1,0m t 'may cou-ccm y Be it known that l, BEATRICE R. STRAHL, a citizen of the United States or" America, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful lniproven'ients. in Finger-Tip-Tapering Devices, ol which the"r`ollowing is a specification. i y

The present invention relates to devices 'for tapering finger tips and has Vtor its objectv to provide a simple -constructionf which will have a lasting eiect and which can be worn without any danger of injuring the fingers. i

lVith this object `in view my `invention consists oi a longitudinally tapered split tube of substantially oval or egg-shaped cross section of hard springy material as Celluloid or the like, which on its inner face is provided with lateral cushions adapted when the tube is applied to the linger tip to press against the fleshy parts of the latter and thereby shape it into tapered form.

This invention also consists in the construction of the cushions and the means for the attachment thereof to the tubular body.

lt also consists in the particularco1nbination, construction and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and set t'orth in the appended claims.

My invention will be Ylfully understood by reference to the accompanying drawing in which similar characters denote corresponding parts and in which Fig. 1 is a side elevation ol the device shown applied to a linger tip; 2 is a top plan view of said device; Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section on line 3 3 of Fig 2; Fig. 4f is an end view of the device; Fig. 5 is an enlarged section on line 55 of Fig. 1; Fig. 6 is a plan view or the unrolled cushion carrying lining; Fig. 7 is a section on line 7 7 of Fig. 6; Fig. 8 is a section on line 8 8 of Fig. 6; Fig. 9 is a similar view -to Fig. 6 of a somewhat modi-` fied cushion lining and Fig. 1() is a similar view to Fig. 1 of a modification ot the device.`

The device substantially consists of a forwardly tapered tubular body 10 o'f oval or eggshaped cross section, and of suitable hard Spccication of Letters Patent. Paritair-lied Jail. 3l, `Application filed March 9, 1921. Serial No. 450,946.'

ci? the tube may cover the nail wholly or partly, the fleshypart of the finger tip may be allowed to projectbeyond the tube to manner shown, whereby sufficient freedomy obtained. v

This device is adapted when shoved-'over thel iingerptipto compress the lateral vfleshy of 'movementot the finger tip on its joint is y parts thereotgso as to give a tapered shape.

inasmuch as the tapering ofthe linger tip by such device,` to have a lasting effect requires a continuous considerable pressure on the fleshy parts of thel linger, thek wearing of the tube for any length of timemay be very uncomfortable and in fact irritate the flesh. To avoid thisr evil, I found it advantageous to providel insidethe tube lateral cushions 11 oi suitable soft material, which when the tube is applied will exert the pressure more tenderlyon the parts to be treated. l In order to prevent soreness and render the liesh more `pliable or soft the cushions may be treated with some suitable chemical preparation or substance, such as vaseline or the like.

The cushions 11 may be formed on a pad or lining 12 4or sott material which may be cut to contorni with the inner rshape of the tubularv body and which may be suitably attached to the inner face of the tube.

vthe tube 10 may have marginal incisions or recesses 103 to frictionally or otherwise engage said strips. Or the lining 12 and tube `10 may be formed near their marginal edges withmale and female members 16, 17 constituting press buttons or the like. (Figs. 9 and 10.) v y The cushions ll'maybe formed by'makingthe liningf of two separate pieces 12,

12boi porous and soft material placed on'top yor and attached to one another so as to form pockets 12c which are adapted to'receive paddings 11 of cottongor the like, either plain or treated with an appropriate chemi-` cal preparation or substance which Will tend to soften the flesh to be compressed.

`Various mediiieations'mays of course, be

designed in the construction of the device without departing Afrom the principle of my invention. I, therefore, do not wish to limit myself to the details described and shown except as defined in the following claims.

What I claim and desire Letters Patent is A 1. A finger tip taperingdevice, consisting of a resilient tubular body and cushions lto securev by removably attached to the inner face of said body and adapted when the device is Y applied to exert pressure on the finger tip.

2. A finger tip tapering device, consisting of a split resilient tubev and a lining formed with cushions on the inner face of' said tube. l

3. A finger tip tapering device, consisting of a split tube of oval cross section and of resilientV material.

4.,..A finger tip ,tapering device, consisting of a tube of hard but resilient material split longitudinally at'` its bottom, and of oval cross section, the rear edgeof said tube being cut out in the downward and forward direction. to permit freedom of movement of the `finger tip.

5. A finger tip tapering device, consist Ying of a tubular body of resilient material tudinallyy at its bottom, and cushions on the inner face of said body serving to exert. pressure on the finger tip, said cushionsv containing flesh softening substance.

In testimony'whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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U.S. Classification602/22, 132/73
International ClassificationA61F5/10, A61F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/10
European ClassificationA61F5/10