US 1415784 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAR, 2, 1921.
Patented May 9, 1922.
UNIT-En s'rATEs HOMER G. BROCK, OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
ELECTRICAL BIO/EY HEATER AND STEAMER.
Application filed March 2, 1921. Serial No. 449,188.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, HoMER G. BROCK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Electrical Body Heaters and Steamers, of which the followinfr is a specification.
ly invention relates to improvements in body heaters and steamers.
My invention is adapted to application to the different parts of the body, particularly to the face.
The object of my invention is to provide a novel device for heating and steaming the skin on different portions of the body, which device is simple in construction, cheap to make, durable, not liable to get out of order, which is light and efficient in operation and which can be readily applied without discomfort to the person, to different parts of the body.
The novel features of my invention are hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates the preferred embodiment of my invention,
Fig. '1 is an elevation, partly broken away, of my improved device.
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view on th line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the pad support.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the absorb-` ent pad.
Fig.' 6 is a plan view of one of the heating elements.
Similar reference characters designate similar parts in the different views.
1 designates an outer concavo-convex shell to the edge of which is attached the edge of an inner concavo-convex shell 2. The two shells are composed preferably of sheet metal, such as sheet aluminum, brass, steel or copper.
Between the shells 1 and 2 is provided heat insulating material, such as sheet asbestos 3.
Between the shell 2 andthe material 3y are one or more heating elements, preferably electrical and consisting of a resistance element 4 covered with suitable insulating material 5. In the drawings two heating elements are shown, one terminal of one of the elements being connected to a conductor 6, and the other terminal being connected by`a conductor 7 to one terminal of the other heating element, the other terminall of which is connected to a conductor 8. The conductors 6 and 8 extend into a flexible cord 9' of the ordinary type, which may be attached in the usual manner to an electrical circuit.
Ilemovably mounted in the inner shell 2 is a pad composed, preferablyf two elliptical pieces of absorbent material 10 and 11 fastened together at their edges and adapted to have mounted between them a concavo-convex wirey frame 12, which is adapted to be inserted between and removed from the pieces 10 and 11 through a slot 13 provided in the piece 11,fFig. 5.
Extending inwardly from the inner shell i 2 are two hooks 14 respectively adjacent to the ends of the shell 2, and which are adapted to engage the pad and hold it in its operative position. The frame 12 maybe sprung sufficiently to enable the insertion and removal of the pad. Clips 15, similar toepaper clips, are fastened'to thejframe 12 and are adapted to have their ends extended through the cloth piece 10 to hold the latter from sagging. By releasing the clips 15,V
the frame 12 may be slipped out of the absorbent pad, so that the latter may be washed. Embracing the inner portions of the shells i 1 and 2, is a channel shaped member 16, which may be of cloth or soft rubber and' which serves to prevent theQplates 1 and 2 from burning the skin.
For attaching the device to the head when the face. is to be operated upon, there ma be provided a flexible ring adapter 17, pre
- erably of soft rubberand which at its outer edge portion embraces and is attached to the outer side of the channel member 16.
In the operation of my invention, the pad is moistened and the cord 9 'is attached to an electric fixture. If the face is to be operated on, the concave side of the device -is placed over the face with the flexible/,ring
member 17 embracing the chin and tlie top of the head. Current is then supplied to the heating elements, which on becoming heated will heat the face, and will cause hot vapor or steam to-.be generated in the absorbent pad, thereby heating and steaming that portion 'of the'body which is ex-.jf
posed to the action of thev'device.
n Win be noted that the paddo is' Carried by and fitted against the innershell. This p effects a quicker andrnore intense heating,V
of the pad 'and at the same time keeps the pad from touching the fleshV and affords a uniform distribution of the hot\vapor or steam.
A hole ,18 may extend through the shells l and 2 and the cloth pieces l() and l1, sov
that freshair may be supplied to the person when the device is applied to the face.
I do not limit my invention to the structure shown and described, as many modifications, within the scope 'of thev appended claims, may be made withoutv departing from they spirit of my invention.
What I claim is.
i. in a device of the kind described, an
outer shell, an inner shell attached thereto, heating insulating material between said shells, a heating element between said material arid the inner shell, and an absorbent pad carried by and removably mounted in the inner shell, substantially as set forth.
2. In a device of the kind described, an outer shell of concavo-convex form, a flexible ring adapter attached to and extending Aacross the concave side of the outer shell,
and a heating element in said shell, substantially as set forth.
3.`In a device of the kind described, an
,outer concavo-convex shell, an inner shell attached thereto, heat insulating material between said shells, a 'heating4 element be tween said material and the inner shell, and a flexible ring adapter extending across the concave sidesof said shells, substantially as set forth.
4. In a device of the kind described, an outer concave-convex shell, an inner shell attached thereto, heat insulating material 'between said shells, a heating element between said material and said inner shell, aflexible ring adapter extending across the concave sides of said shells, and an absorbent pad Amounted in and carriedv by the inner shell,
HOMER G. BRCK.