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Publication numberUS1439836 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1922
Publication numberUS 1439836 A, US 1439836A, US-A-1439836, US1439836 A, US1439836A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand mirror
US 1439836 A
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Dec. 26, 1922. 1,439,836


Patented Dec. 265, i922.



Application filed January 13, 1921. Serial No. 436,893.

is intended more particularly for use with home hair cutting devices which have oi late come into such common use. it will, however, be found surprisingly more convenient for use wherever any ordinary hand mirror is needed, particularly as its method of being firmly and securely held render it easy to grasp and practically drop proof.

The objects of my invention are: to provide a handled mirror which can be conveniently and easily held in one hand while the fingers of the same hand are left free for the operating of a hair cutting machine or other use.

To provide a handled n'iirror so designed as to cling to the hand without necessity of the user holding on to the same.

To provide a handl d mirror capable of unlimited position adjustments intermediate its mirror and handled port-ions.

To provide a handled double faced mirror capable of unlimited posit-ion adjustments intermediate its mirror and handled portions.

And to secure other advantages and re sults some 01". which will be hereinafter evident.

l accomplish the objects of my invention as illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1, shows a plan'view of my device. Figure 2, shows a cross section of my device on the line A i-lL in Fig ure 1. Figure 3, shows my device as held on thehand in use. Figure l, shows the detail of my adjustable joint.

Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

Referring again to Figure 1, B, shows the mirror portion of my device. C, shows the rim which guards the edge of the mirror and protects the user against sharp or thin edges. The rings D, E, and F, which are made in one piece comprise the handle and are fashioned to receive respectively the index, second and third fingers of the users hand. In Figure l. 6-, shows the ball portion of my adjustable joint. H, shows the socket portion. 1, shows the tension or holding set screw.

It will be understood by those familiar with the art to which my invention apper tains that, when my device is in use with a hair cutter forinstance, the index, second and third fingers oi the user are first inserted through the handle rings, D, E, and F. The cutter is then taken up and operated by the said lingers. When the operator faces a second and ordinarily a larger looking glass he can readily see the back or the head at any point upon which it is desired to cut the hair. The adjustable joint device intermediate the mirror and handle portions makes it possible to position the mirror at any desired angle on the hand, and by means of the double faced mirror it possible to use my device interchangeably on the right or leit hand of the operator at will and without readjustment. My improved handled mirror is made of aluminum or other very light weight -material and the mirror portion is optionally of glass or polished.

steel much as the ordinary trench mirror. The adjustable joint is not essential in the manufacture and convenient use of my device, and it may be omitted at will. It will, however, he found very useful to those users who are appreciative of fine adjustments.

Having thus described my invention claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States Oi America.

A device of the character descrihed, comprising a plurality of finger-rings rigidly connected together in alinement with each other to form a rigid handle, a socket member of a universal joint forming part of one of the end rings and positioned also in aline ment with said rings, a mirror having a ball member rigidly projecting from one edge thereof, said ball member beinc' ada ited to adjustahly engage in said sociret member, and means for binding the hall-member in the socketanemher to retain the mirror in adjusted positions.

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




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U.S. Classification359/879
Cooperative ClassificationB60R1/12