US 1588387 A
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June 8 1926. 1,588,387
C.-L. Ll ET AL HA IR REMOVING INSTRUMENT Original Filed Dec. 26, 1923 Chz rz Leon Ii Quins INVENTOR ATTORNEY WITNESS) Patented June 8, 1926.
UNITED STATES 1 1,588,387 'PATNT OFFICE.
cnrn LEONG LI annsvnaan euxstnve, or wrist. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed December 26, 1923, Serial No. 682,844. Renewed March 1, 1926.
This invention comprehends the provision of an instrument for removing hairs from the body, and embodies a structure for accomplishing this end with very little discomfort and no dangerous results.
More specifically stated, the invention. includes a pair of relatively movable members having connected therewith flexible elements twisted together, for a portion 7 of their lengths, and between the ends thereof, so
that by operating the movable members, the
twist is moved longitudinally of the elements in 'opposite'directions, twisting at one end and untwisting from the other end, thereby allowing one or more hairs to be engaged by said elements and removed with very little discomfort and no dangerous results.
' The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detailed description is read in connection with the accompanying drawing, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed. 7
In the drawing forming part of this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and wherein: V i v Figure 1 is a perspective view of the instrument.
Figure 2 is a plan view showing the movable members operated by full lines, and their reverse positions by dotted lines, and the different positions of the twisted portion of the flexible elements.
The instrument forming the subject matter of the present invention essentially embodies a pair of relatively movable members '10 and 11 respectively, while these members may be of any suitable shape or size, they are preferably of the configuration illustrated in the drawing, wherein it will be noted that each member is substantially U-shaped in plan. Projecting from each member is a handle 12 which terminates to provide a finger receiving loop 13 so that the members can be conveniently operated in a manner and for a purpose to be hereinafter described. While the members may be connected in any suitable manner, to permit of relative movements of these members, the handles 12 are preferably pivoted together as at 14, thereby allowing the members 10 and 11 to be swung from this pivot in directions toward and away from each other. Carried by the corresponding outer ends of the members 10 and 11 are parallel extensions'15, each having, a transversevopening therethrough to receive the adjacent end of a flexible element 16. These elements 16 are twisted together for a portion of their length, and between the ends thereof as clearly shown in Figure 1, the other ends of these elements being threaded through openings formed in parallel pins 17 projecting from the finger receiving loops 13 of the handles, and connected with a yieldable element 18 of any suitable character utilized to hold .the flexible elements taut. j
1 As hereinabove stated, the instrument is designed to remove hairsfrom the body of the user, and to allow this function to be performed with little or no pain or without any possible dangerous results. The members 10 and 11 are adapted to be swung upon their pivot 14 in directions toward and away from each other, the different positions of these members being clearly shown in Figure 2. While the members are being thus operated, the twisted portion 19 of the flexable elements is shifted longitudinally thereof in opposite directions, or in other words, the flexible elements are alternately twisted and'untwisted from the opposite ends of the twisted portion 19 as will be readily under stood. When the members are moved to ward each other and positioned as illustrated by dotted lines in Figure 2,.the twisted portion 19 is adjacent the forward end of the instrument, and thehair or hairs to be removed are positioned bet-ween the flexible elements at the opposite end of this twisted portion. When the members are swung outwardly to the position shown in Figure 2, the flexible elements begin to twist at one end of the twisted portion 19 and simultaneously untwist from the other end of this twisted portion, thereby raising the hair or hairs between these portions of the elements being twisted, and finally pulling or removing the hairs from the body with their roots. The hair being removed by use of the device is of course enmeshed in the twisted portion of the flexible members and removed by the mere twisting of these members and does not necessitate pulling or moving of the twisted portions away from the skin after the hair has been engaged by said members. The hairs are gradually removed so as to eliminate pain. When the members are in the position shown by full lines in, Figure 2, the hairs to be removed are 'ofecourse "arranged betweenithe flexible elements at the forward end of the twist 19 so that when the members are brought-t0- While it is believed thatztrom the-tfore:
oin desori ation the nature and advan- D b 7 tages of .lthe invention" will-:be readily ".ape;
parent, we desire to have it understood that We do not lnnrt ourselves to What sherein shown and described, and'that'suchchanges Within the scope of what is claimed.
' Y Having thus described the invention, We
claim 1; In an instrument of the character 'described, comprisinga* pair of relatively movable members connected togetherffi'ex ible elements connected with said members and twisted togetherat a point 'between said elements taut.
23 An instrument of the character described including a-pairofrelatively movable members connected together, apairoi oi the twisted portions thereof for the purpose specified, and yieldable means for holding saidielements taut.
3. An instrument of the character describedcolnprising a pair'of similarly constructedmembersyhandles 'PIOJBCiHDg from may be resorted to" when-"desired as fall.
each member and pivotally connected together, whereby said members are capable of being moved toward and-away from each "other, flexible elements terminallyrconnected with each member'and its handle; with said 7 elements having their intermediate portions twisted together, said members-being operable to progressively move thetwisted portion'longitudinally ofsaid elements-in- 0ppes-ite directions for I thepurpose specified,
and yieldable means for-"holding said elements taut. In-tesnmonywhereof Weaflix our signatures.
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