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Publication numberUS1672816 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1928
Filing dateJul 15, 1927
Priority dateJul 15, 1927
Publication numberUS 1672816 A, US 1672816A, US-A-1672816, US1672816 A, US1672816A
InventorsKohr Samuel M
Original AssigneeKohr Samuel M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ear-cleaning device
US 1672816 A
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Jung 5, 1928.


ATTO RN EY XNVENTOR a Patented June 5, 1928.



Application filed July 15, 1927. Serial No. 206,046.

My present invention hasreference to an ear cleaning device, and my object is the provision of an extremely simple, cheaply constructed but thoroughly efficient device for this purpose which comprises a shank of any desired or suitable material, formed at one end with a spoon and at its other end with a cross sectionally rounded head, the latter designed to serve as a scraping element for removing wax, ,dirt or other extraneous matter from the canal of theear, and for likewise serving as a. massaging element when gently reciproeated in the canal or passage of the ear. 7 y

The drawings illustrate a satisfactory embodiment of the improvement and wherein:

In the drawings:

Figure 1 isa perspective view of an ear cleaning device in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is a plan view.

Figure 3 is aside elevation thereof with parts in section.

Figure 4 is an enlarged detail longitudinal sectional View taken through the headed end of the improvement.

As disclosed by the drawings, the im provement comprises a. cross sectionally rounded shank 1. The shank has one of its" ends flattened, widened and rounded. This rounded, as: at 4'. The second end of the shank 1 is integrally formed with a head 5.

The head is round in cross section. If desired, the outer face of the head may be concaved, as at 6, and preferably and as disclosed by Figure 4 of the drawings, the inner face of the head is concaved, as at 7. The corner of the head, at the concaved port-ion 7 thereof, is preferably slightly j head serves as a piston or plunger when arranged in the canal of the ear and when the shank is gently reciprocated. The head also when its corners 8 are brought into contact with the walls of the channel engage with and remove wax, and other extraneous matter from the said channel.

The improvement is of an extremely simple construction and may be cheaply manu factured and marketed. If desired, the shank 1 may have pivotally secured thereon, to the opposite sidesof the widened portion of the spoon two arched members that provide a tweezer.

Having described the invention, I claim I Inan ear cleaning device, a cross sectionally rounded shank having one of its ends integrally formed with a head which is round in plan and said head having its opposite faces concaved and the outer edges of the head being cross seetionally rounded. In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification606/161
International ClassificationA61F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61F11/006
European ClassificationA61F11/00E