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Publication numberUS1701995 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1929
Filing dateDec 1, 1927
Priority dateDec 1, 1927
Publication numberUS 1701995 A, US 1701995A, US-A-1701995, US1701995 A, US1701995A
InventorsAnderson Russell M
Original AssigneePremier Cutlery Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 12, 1929. 1,701,995

R.'M. ANDERSON TWEEZERS Filed Dec. 1, 1927 5511 Wllnes s:

attenua? fil) Patented Feb. 12, 1929.

nutren s'rnres PATENT OFFICE.



Application 'filed December 1, 192?. Serial No. 237,036.

.lVly invention relates to tweezers of the chainctcr employed in barber and beauty shops for plucking hairs froni the person, end niy object is to provide an instrument of this character in which the jews are so formed that a hair may be readily and firmly gripped preparatory to being pulled from the person.

With the average tweezers it not always easy to take hold of e hair and after one has been grasped it frequently slips between the jews of the tweezers when an effort is made to pull the heir from its follicle.

ln order that the invention may be fully understood, reference will now be had to the accoinpunyingdrawing, in which:

Fig. l is n side elevation of a pair of tweezers embodyingr the invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged broken sectional view showing the two jews of the tweezers grasping a hair.

Fig. 3 is a broken detail of one of the arms of the tweezers provided at its free end with a protuberance.

Fig. el is a broken detail of the other erin of the tweezers provided at its free end with :i socket for receivingl the protuberance.

Fig. 5 is a broken detail showing` o modifi.- cation of the protuberftnce and the socket.

Referring in detail to the different parts, Il designates a. pair of tweezers consisting," of a pair of arms 2 and =l connected :it one end in any suitable manner, such, for instaiwe, as indicated at (i. '.lhe free end of the erin 2 provided with a jaw in the forni of a snita-ble protuberancc 8 which is adopted to enter c. companion aw having :i socket or evlty ll) at the free end of the arni The .#:oclnit or cavity lll is open et one end only for the reception' of the protuberance 8 and to have a rirn which will coect with said protuberence t-S in clamping a` hair.

Preferably, Jthe lprotuberance 8 is of sphericiil-iike forni Iand the inner surface of the socket or cavity l() is forined'to receive said protuberance 8.

n practice when it is desired to pluck a heir it is only necessary to grip the latter rnily between the protuberance 8 and the socket or cavity l() and pull outwardly until the hair is withdrawn from its follicle. As shown by Fig. 2, when gripping ahair the latter is forced into the socket l() by 'the ]j:ro\"uberanre (Sl-and a i'iriner grip is obtained than is possible with the ordinary jaws with which tweezers have heretofore been equipped. lt is also agriparent that the hair cannot be cut off as there are no sharp corners on the aws as in the old style of tweezers.

ln, the modification Fig'. 5, the protuberonce 8a is in the forni of a solid cone and the socket l()a is in the forni of e hollow cone to receive said protuberance 8a.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the drawing7 it will be undei-stood that a heir ian be readily grasped and by forcing it downwardly into the sockets l() or lll with the protuberances 8 or ti. said hair can be lirinly held so that it cannot .slip from between the jaws during the ect of ynillinpv the hair from its follicle.

Frein the foregoing description it is also apparent that I have provided a pair of tweezers which are more eHicient than tweezers having ordinary jaws with flat lsides7 and while l have shown two forms of the invention l reserve all rights to such other forms and modifications as properly .fall within Jdie spirit and scope the invention as cleinied.Y

Having; thus described my hiventifm` what l claim and desire to seoure by Letters Patent, is:

l. A pair of tweezers consisting of two connected orme, e protrudingjaw mounted upon one of said erlns, and a jaw mounted upon the companion erin and havingl a cavity open only at one end for the reception of said protrudingaw.

2. A pair of tweezers Consisting; of two errno united et one end, e spherical j aw proj ectinp from the free end of one of seid arms, and a holiow jaw formed upon the free end of the companion arin end into which said protrudin` jew is adopted to enter.

In testimony whereof aiiX my signature.


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U.S. Classification606/210, 606/133, 294/99.2
International ClassificationA61B17/30
Cooperative ClassificationA61B17/30
European ClassificationA61B17/30