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Publication numberUS1586441 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 25, 1926
Filing dateDec 29, 1923
Priority dateOct 24, 1922
Publication numberUS 1586441 A, US 1586441A, US-A-1586441, US1586441 A, US1586441A
InventorsAlbert Blom Johan
Original AssigneeAlbert Blom Johan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1586441 A
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May 25 v1926.


j Patented May 25, 1926.



Application led December 29, 1923y Serial No. $83,452, and in yGermany October 24, V1922.

The invention relates to a nail-file, which differs from those hitherto known for the purpose by a-speeial arrangement of the out. Vhile the cut extended in the known linger- 6 nail-files up to the edge and the narrow side in the most cases likewise was provided with cuts, the out of this ile stops already so1newhat in front of the edge, so that a smooth edge, free from cuts remains. This ar- 10 rangement has the advantage, that injury to the skin next to the fingersnail is avoided during the manipulation. been necessary to iile very carefully in order to avoid such injuries, whereby the manipug lation of therfile was made dilicult. This drawback has been eliminated with the present tile, as the smooth edge of the tile can touch the skin without injuring the same and offers a good guide during tiling of the linger-nails. Y i

A ile of this kindis illustrated in several examples in the drawing, in which Fig`.

l shows an ordinary flat file, the cut part of which a, stops in front of the edge of the file ZJ, which latter is perfectly smooth. Cut

and edge can be made in any desired way.

Figs. 2 and 3 illustrate a pointed, hollow lile with the same arrangement of cut, in

view and section. I j Figs. 4 and 5 show the bent hollow file in plan and side-view. The files may be ot any other desirable shape.

It has hitherto Fig. 6 illustrates a plate-shaped ile,V specially 4adapted for liling foot-nails.

Figs. 2 and 6 show liles with curved edge, 35

which is most practicable for filing the nails,y as it enables to file the corners of the nails much quicker and above all roundfwithout injuring the skin, by placing the lingers in to theV curve and intiling therngers of the .40 right hand-thisshape of the tile facilitates the work greatly.

In Figure 6 the tile is in the form of a plate having an irregular curved contour and provided with a pointed projection c. n Having now particularly described the nature of my invention and the manner of its operation, what I claim is: f

As a new article of manufacture, a nail lile, comprising an imperforate iat plate having an irregular curved contour withk round ends, one end of the plate being narrowerrthan the otherfand provided with a pointed projection extending from one side adjacent said end, the abrading surface of thev plate terminating short of the edges Vwhereby the plate will be kformed with a curved smooth edge to facilitate the tiling Oi the wholeof the nail and without injury to the iiesh.


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U.S. Classification132/76.4
International ClassificationA45D29/04, A45D29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/04
European ClassificationA45D29/04