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March 12, 1929. G. A. HENRY MAS SAGE BRUSH Filed Feb. ,25. 1928 FIG. 2.
Patented Mar. 12, 1929.
UNITED stars GEORGE A. HENRY, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
Application filed February 25, 1928. Serial No. 257,069.
provision of means on the body portion adapted to agitate and massage the flesh of the body when moved thereover and at the sametlme act as vacuum cups, whereby the flesh Wlll be given a lifting action as the brush is moved over the body or in movingthe brush away from the body.
A further feature of the invention-is the provision of means for reinforcing the parts of the brush for lending rigidity to the contacting parts thereof.
Other objects and advantages will be hereinafter more fully set forth and pointed out in the accompanying specification.
In the accompanying drawing which is made a part of this application. 7
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the brush ready to use. s
Figure 2 a central longitudinal section thereof, and,
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the brush.
Referring to thedrawings, 1 indicates the body of the brush which is preferably constructed of rubber or similar pliable material, on the under face of which is formed a plurality of cup like members 2, the under faces of said members having concavities 8 therein which, when moved over the surface of the body, will form a suction and give a lifting action to the flesh, and extract the perspiration from the body through the pores.
To render the members 2 more or less pliable, the outer walls thereof are convexed, the thickness thereof preferably gradually increasing from their free edges to the point where the members merge into the body 1.
By constructing the members 2 in this manner they will have more or less flexibility wlthout effecting the vacuum forming effect of the cups.
In addition to providing the cup members 2, a multiplicity of ribs 4 are formed on the the drawing.
under face of the body 1 and preferably integral with the members 2, said ribs 4 forming additional rubbingsurfaces as well as serving to form additional vacuum creating pockets in addition to reinforcing and maintaining the shape of the cup members 2.
Located at one end portion of the body 1 and secured thereto in any suitable manner, preferably integral therewith, is a pocket like member 5, while adjacent the opposite end of the body 1 is a strap 6 also preferably integral therewith. The member 5 is adapted to receive the ends of the fingers, while the strap 6 passes over the back of the hand, when the brush is applied to use, as shown in Fig. l'of By attaching the brush to the hand in this manner, the body of the brush may be bent to conform to the curvatures of the body being massaged, and the brush may be moved either lengthwise or 'sidewise with equally satisfactory results.
l Vha-t I claim is 1. In a massaging brush, a flexible body portion, a plurality of circular flexible cup like massaging members integral therewith depending therefrom, said cups being concavo convex. and gradually increasing in thickness from their-outer edges to their juncture with said body portion, and flexible rib members between said cup like members and, integral therewith and the body portion forming additional massaging members.
7 2. In a massaging brush, a flat like body portion, a plurality of concave convex circular flexible massaging members depending from said body portion and integral there with, a plurality of rib like members interposed around said body portion, a plurality of rib like members interposed aroundsaid concave convex members and attached thereto and t0 the body portion forming additional massaging elements, a socket adjacent one end of said body portion to receive the fingers of the hand, and a strap at the opposite end of said body portion to receive the body of the. hand.
I GEORGE A. HENRY. 1