US 1630625 A
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1927. May 31 Y R. MAURlr-:LL
SCALP TREATMENT HOT WATER CAP Filed July 5. 1926 Patented May 31, 1927.
UNITED STATES PA'TENToFFICE.
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Application led July 3,
This invention relates to a cap fora human head to be applied for scalp or hair treatment which comprises a flexible double walled receptacle to contain hot water by which applicationfillf heat to -the hair and the scalp may be made. The heat is reme-A dial in nature, promoting circulation of the blood and o ening the 1pores of the skin; the
- resultant e ect is bene cial in anumber of ways; it applies heat all over the scalp, stimulates blood circulation with increased effusion in the scal increases the fiovv of perspiration, stimu ates the hair follicles,
produces a soothing effect on the individual using it, and relieves disorders due to poor blood circulation. Its aggregate result is invigorating to the scalp. and hair. The essentialfeatures of the device is a waterproof double walled flexible crown to rest on the head and cover the hair, with reinforcements to maintain the walls 'from distorting in shape when filled' with water, thereby permitting its more convenient lise. The several features of construction will be hereinafter more fully described and the features' of novelty definitely indcated'in the`5ap- `40 neck forming a filling orifice to thebottom Wall 4. The material I refer to use is soft vulcanized rubber, thoug other waterproof fabrics might be used. The neck 3 is rein forced by a vertical strip of rubber 5 terminatin in a circular top with an open central seat or a water tight screw seated stopper 7; it also carries a dependent rubber post 8 terminating in a reinforcing strip 9 vulcanized to the under wall. The Walls are spaced apart by a rib-like partiti-on l() extending from the neck dividing the wallsand spacing them. A plurality of internal 1926. 'Scrial No. 120,47@v
studs 11 are vulcanized .in place between the walls to hold them apart. The studs are six 1n. number distributed symmetrically over the interior surfaces of the cap. When not in use the cap may be folded into compara-f I small compass for storage but when tively -ille with water 4it assumes .an elliptical form and may be readily applied -to they head for which it forms a mantle crowning a considera'ble portion of the scalp. The stopper 1s provided with a flexible chain to prevent its loss when out of service in applyih the cap. The head is covered with a' towe or napkin, and the cap filled with hot water is seated over the hair, and'allowed to remain as long as desired or until the heat` should be renewed by refilling..
The neck is so formed, that when the device is inverted all of the water will readily drain therefrom. To facilitate this drainage the inner end of the neck reinforcement 6 is flared as atm. l 'Having thus described my invention, what [ent is:
1. A hot water bottlefor the treatment of the scalp comprising a flexible dome shaped receptacle to form a ca for the head inc1uding double walls, a fil ing neck at one end vof the receptacle communicating therewith betweenthe Walls and a vertical reinforcement extending from the bottom of the receptacle tothe filling neck, and a stopper for the filling neck.
2. A hot water bottle for the treatment of the scalp comprising-a flexible dome shaped receptacle including double walls adapted to form a cap for the head, a filling neck at one end of the receptacle communicating therewith between the Wall, and reinforcing the filling plug in the neck, a stopper adapted -to fit in said vreinforcing plug, and a vertical reinforcement extending from the bottom of the receptacle to said filling plug.
3. A hot water bottle for the treatment of the scalp comprising a flexible dome shaped rece tacle including vdouble walls adapted to crm a cap for the head, a filling neck at one end of the receptacle at the upper portion thereof, ajlongitudinal median portion vulcanized to the walls and between t-he same to act as a reinforcement '-Iclaim and desire to secure by Letters Pattherefor, and a vertical reinforcement extending from the bottom of the receptacle to the filling neck and arranged in longitudinal alinement with said partition.
4. A hot Water bottle for the treatment of the scalp comprising a flexible dome shaped receptacle forming a cap for the head, and
reinforcements shaped to normally conform to the contour of the head arranged between the Walls of the receptacle to facilitate the 10 litt-ing of the cap over the head of the user. In testimony whereof I afix my signature.