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1,635,744 July 12, 1927. w. DUNCAN J FACIAL MASSAGE DEVICE Filed Aug-20, 1924 K444424443 g: A
Patented July 12, 1927.
UNITED STATES WILLIAM DUNCAN, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
FACIAL MASSAGE DEVICE.
Application filed August 20, 1924. Serial No. 733,170.
This invention relates to improvements in massaging devices.
It is an obsect of the invention to provide a massaging device consisting of a handle with a pair of rotating rubber rollers or balls mounted upon the handle adapted to engage the face and in which the balls or rollers are so mounted as to conform with the contour or projections upon the face regardless of the position of the handle of the device.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a massaging device consisting of a handle, a plurality of balls or rollers pivotally mounted with respect to the handle and 7 to provide means for urging the balls or rollers into a predetermined normal position with respectto the handle.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in view which will be made manifest in the following detailed description and pointed out in the appended claims, reference is had to the accompanying drawings for an illustrative embodiment of the invention, wherein Fig. 1, is a view showing the improved massaging device in one applied position.
Fig. 2, is a similar view to Figure 1, showing the improved massaging device in another applied position.
Fig. 3, is a top plan view of the massaging device, parts being broken away and shown in sections.
Fig. 4, is a vertical section taken substantially upon the line 44 of Figure 3.
Referring to the accompanying drawings wherein similar reference characters desig-' nate similar parts throughout, the device in its preferred form consists of a handle formed of a single piece of wire which is bent centrally of its length as at 10 to pro vide divergent portions 11 and 12 adapted to co-operate with convergent portions 13 and 14 to form a grip. The portions 15 and 16 are slightly divergent and are bent to provide laterally extending portions 17 and 18 which co-operate with portions 19 and 20 to form a suitable yoke. The ends of the portions 19 and 20 are bent inwardly to provide pintles 21 upon which is pivotally mounted a fork 22. lVithin the fork 22 is disposed a pair of rollers 23 and 24 which in the preferred form of invention are in the form of soft rubber balls which have bushings 25 and 26 extending therethrough.
The ball 24 has its bushing 26 rotatably mounted upon a pin 27 mounted in the legs of the fork 22. The ball 23 has its bushing 25 disposed over the ends 21 of the portions 19 and 20 so that the ball 23 and the fork 22 are both rotatable upon the ends 21.
It is desired that the balls 23 and 24 be urged into a predetermined position with respect to the handle so that regardless of the position actually taken of the handle with respect to the balls as the device is moved over the face, one of the balls will be pressed gently against the face. To accomplish thi a clip28 preferably formed of sheet metal is secured to the divergent portions 15 and 16 and tothis clip is fastened one or more elastic bands 29 which are connected to the back or crossed part 30 of the fork 22.
As shown in Figure 4, the plane of the fork 22 may "assume an inclined position with respect to the handle, but is urged into such position by the elastic bands 29, that it will tend to assume its normal position in the same plane as that of the handle.
As shown in Figure 2, when the device is passed over the check, the ball 23 which is pivoted to the handle, applies most of the pressure. That is to say that when the fork 22 is in the same plane as that of the handle, the handle transmits most of the pressure directly to the ball 23.
In Figure 1, where the fork 22 is shown as inclined with respect to the handle, most of the pressure will be exerted by means of the ball 24 because of the elastic bands 29 urging the fork into its normal position.
It is to be understood that both balls ordinarily engage the face simultaneously, but upon passing over a projection upon the face, one ball may exert more pressure against the face than the other.
Fromthe above it is seen that I have provided a massaging device consisting of a handle, a fork pivoted in the handle, rotating element-s rotatable within the fork, one of said elements being rotatable upon a portion of the handle, and that means is provided for urging the fork and the rotating elements into apredetermined normal position with respect to the handle.
It is to be understood that various changes in the details of construction may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A massagingdevice comprising a handle, a fork pivotally mounted upon said handle, a resilient rotating element rotatable (in i A within said fork, said rotating elen'ient he- 'iiu r pivoted upon said handle, resilient means adapted to urge said fork into a normal predetermined position with respect to said handle, and an additional masragin o' element mounted upon the tork remote from the axis of rotation of the fork.
A massaging device comprising a handie, a fork pivotally mounted upon sai d handle. a resilient rotating element upon said 't'ork remote from the center of rotation of said fork and ahout an axis parallel to the axis oi. rotation of the fork. and yieldahle means adapted to urge said i'ork into a predeterniined position with respect to said handle.
I}. A massaging device comprising a har.- die. a fork pivotally mounted upon said handlm a plurality of rubber halls rotatable within said 'lork about axes parallel to the axis of rotation oi? the fork. and means for urging said fork into a predetermined position with respect to said handle.
l. A. i'nassaging' device Comprising a handie, a fork pivotally mounted upon said handle, a, plurality of rubber halls r( )tatahle Within said fork about axes parallel to the axis of rotation of the fork, and i'ueans for urging said fork into a predetermined position with respect; to said handle, said means including an elastic hand secured to said fork and to said handle.
5. A massaging device comprising a handle, a fork pivotally mounted upon the handle. a plurality of resilient elements rotat ably mounted upon said Fork about axes parallel to the axis of rotation of said fork, and means for urging the fork into a predetermined position.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
lVILLIi. M DU NCAN.