US 1425158 A
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SANITARY MASSAGE PAD.
APPLICATION mm MAY 27, 1921.
' mma Aug; s, 1922,
Pads, of which the UNETEZE STATE rarer rice.
CHARLES WOLFSOHN, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SANITARY MASSAGE PAID.
. Application filed. May 27 T 0 all whom may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES *WoLFsorrN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sanitary Massage following is a specification.
This invention relates to massage pads which are to be used in connection with a rotary member, preferably driven by connection with a small electric motor. Such massage tools as at present used have a surface of material such as rubber, which is permanently attached to the rotary member and has to be sterilized. In using such a tool in a public massage parlor or barber shop, the patient does not always feel sure that the tool has been properly sterilized, and fears that the same may be unsanitary. The object of this invention is to provide for such a rotary tool a massage pad which can be enclosed in a sealed wax paper envelope and taken out of said envelope and placed upon the rotary tool in the presence of the patient whose face or scalp is to be massaged. Each patient is then certain that the pad which is used for him has not been previously used on some other patient.
To these ends the invention consists of a massage pad constructed as hereinafter set forth in the specification and particularly as pointed out in the claims.
Furthermore the invention consists in the combination of a massage pad of the char acter set forth with a rotary massaging tool.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a piece of fabric from which the massage pad of this invention is constructed.
Fig. 2 is an underneath view of the massage pad completed.
Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation of the massage pad taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2, and showing the same applied to a cylindrical rotary tool.
Like numerals refer to like parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
In the drawings, 5 is a piece of sheet material preferably cotton. To the central portion of this piece of sheet material a circular piece of comparatively rough material, such as Turkish towelling 6, is attached. To form the pad the outer portion of the fabric is folded inwardly to form an annu- Spccification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 8, 1922.
1921. Serial no. 473,083.
lar rim 7, joined together by a seam 8 and turned inwardly to form a hem 9, said hem surrounding the inner edge of the rim 7. An elastic band 1 extends around the inner edge of the rim 7 within the hem 9, thus leaving a hole 11 opening into the interior 12 of the pad. The pad is applied to a cylindrical tool 13 which has a stem 14: thereon adapted to be attached to a small electric motor whereby a rotary motion may be imparted to said tool and pad mounted there on. The pad is attached to the tool by stretching the elastic band 10 and the inner edge portion of the rim 7 which is gathered at 15 to give sufiicient fullness so that the rim 7 can be stretched sufficiently to allow the tool 13 to enter the space 12 as illustrated in Fig. 3. The tool 13 with the pad thereon is now ready to be used for massaging purposes and, itwill be evident that the pad can be easily stretched and placed upon the tool, and with equal ease it can be stretched and removed therefrom.
While it is preferable to use an elastic band, it is evident that a flexible band, such as a cord or string, may be used in place of the elastic band to gather the inner edge of the rim together and firmly attach the same to the rotary tool.
1. A massage pad comprising a piece of non-elastic sheet material folded to form a circular member, one face thereof being uninterrupted, the opposite face constituting a fiat annular rim and a flexible band surrounding said rim and enclosed between said faces whereby said pad may be detachably positioned upon a rotary member.
2. A massage pad comprising a piece of non-elastic sheet material folded to form a normally flat circular member, one face thereof being uninterrupted, the opposite face constituting a flat annular rim and an elastic band surrounding said rim and enclosed between said faces whereby said pad may be detachably positioned upon a rotary member.
3. A massage pad comprising a piece of non-elastic fabiic folded to form a circular member, one face thereof being uninterrupted, a piece of comparatively rough material fast to said face, the opposite face of said pad constituting a flat annular rim and an elastic band surrounding said rim and enclosed between said faces whereby said pad may be deta'chably aositioried upon a rotary member.
4:. A massage padycomprising a piece of nonelastio sheet material folded to form a circular member, one face thereof be'm'g m1- 7 interruptedy theopposite face constituting a flat annular rim wi-th-a hem surrounding its inner edge and an elastic band extending around sald rim wlthin said hem and "en closed between said faces whereby said pad may be d'etach'ably positioned upon a rotary member.
, "5Q Incombination, a massage pacbcomprising a piece of non-elastic sheet material folded-to form a hollow circular member, one face thereof constituting an annular rim, a ii-at elastic "band surrounding said rim and-enclosed between said faces and a Cylindrical tool enclosed in said pad between .pad may be detachably positioned upon .1
rotary member. a I
In tesfumony whereof I have hereunto set nesse's; v H I y y M CHARLES WVOLFSOHN.
' FRANKLIN E. Low,
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