US 1748762 A
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Feb. 25, 1930. E. l. GILBERT MED ICATED BEAUTY BALL Filed Nov. 25, 1927 INVENTOR e ue];
I fuvz eZzz ATTORNEY V Patented Feb. 2 5, 1930 EVANGELINE I. ILBE T, or nocr'ins'rnn, NEW YORK MEDICATED IBEAUTY BALL Application'filed November 25,;1922. Serial N 235,458. a
The present invention relates to facial beautifying devices and more particularly to a so called beauty ballmounted for universal 1 movement on a handle so as to be rolled over 5 the face for removing lines and creases, preventing sagging of the chin and for applying a medicament, muscle oil, cold cream, or other substance used in facial massaging.
One of the objects of the invention is tosupport the ball in such manner that it will have universal movement and to make provision whereby the ball supporting or holding means Wlll also functlon as means for feedlng or replenishing the surface of the ball with liquid or pasty treating'substance.
vide a holder from which the ball may readily be removed and replaced and by means of which the frictional engagement between the ball and its support may be varied.
And,a still further object of the invention is to provide an article such as described which is useful and beneficial in its purpose, easy to manipulate, perfectly sanitary, and which is of a simple, practical and inexpensive construction. j v 7 To these ends the-invention consists of a 7 device as will be'fully set forth in the following description and particularly defined in the appended claims. i a
The accompanying drawings illustrating the inventionand forming a part of the specification are as follows:
Figure 1 is a face view of one modification of the invention. 7 7 I Fig. 2 is a side view of the device shown in -Fig.1. Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing another modification of the invention.
modificationlshown in'Fig. 3, a portion of the handle being broken away.
And, Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view partly in elevation and partly in vertical section of still another modification of the invention. 1 7 Referring first to Fig.5.. 1 and 2, the numeral 1 represents a ball which may be of any-suitable comparatively light material,
corkbeing preferred; This ball is removably I supported by means permitting its universal movement, such means in this instance comprising oppose-d caps 2 diametrically arranged with respect to the ball and formed substantially to the curvature thereof so that the ball is held'in frictional engagement with the caps. These holding members 2- are rigidly secured to the laterally extending ends 3 of a yoke 4 formed on a handle 5. Preferably this handle is formed from'a'single I piece ofspring wire doubled upon itself centrallyof its length to provide the spring part or connecting bend 6, the outwardly turned, portions formingthe yoke 4:, and portions intermediate the yoke and the bend comprising hand-grips or handle proper 5, these latter portions preferably being formedwith undu-. lations 7, as shown, so that the handle will be more rigid and permitting a'better hold to be taken thereon. A clip 8c0nnects the handle portions 5 adjacent their 'juncture'with the portions forming the yokel.
The yoke maybe sprung apart sufliciently to permit inserting theball l between the caps 2 or removing it therefrom, and the resiliency of the yoke holds the caps2 and the ball 1 in'relative frictional'engagement which is variable, that is, the friction of the caps against the ball is increased or decreased accordmgly as the grip portions 5 of the handle are pressed toward each other'or the grip released to permit these handle portions to .[spring apart.
The ball 1, it will be observed, is supportedfor universal movement by thecaps 2 and no bearings are necessitated on or in the rotary member. Also, the ball is readily removable from the holder which permits it to be readily and thoroughly sterilized and, if desired,
coated or impre nated with a medicament or Flgp li 1s a view s mllar to Fig. 1 of the b a facial massaging substance such as muscle oil or cold cream. In some instances the curvature of the caps 2 is on a shorter radius than that of the ball to providechambers 9 which in any suitable manner are filled with an oil or cream for replenishing that on the ball as the latter revolves.
However, when the caps are employed 'as feeding devices as well as means for holding the ball, they are preferably formed as shown at 10 in Fig. 5, with the'chambers 11 deep 7 enough to receive pads 12 of absorbent material from which the substance held thereby is pressed onto the ball as pressure is brought 7 to bear on the handle.
Still another modification of the invention is that shown in Figs. 3 and 4 in which the ball 1 is received in a semi-spherical cup 13 which is secured to and carried by the lateral ends ll of a yoke 15 on a handle 16 in substan .tially the same manner as the caps 2 are carried by the yoke 4 of the handle 5.
In this latter modification the ball 1 has universal movement, the friction thereon may beincreased or decreased by more or less firmly gripping the handle 16, the mate rial of the cup being such that the cup is sufii- 'ciently compressible for this purpose, and, if.
desired, the cup may also comprise a reservoir for feeding a substance over the ball or it may be shaped to receive a pad in the manner of the caps 10, Fig. 5.
I lVhat I claim is:
1. A massage device of the charactervdescribed comprising a ball, a handle, a yoke formed on said handle and partly surrounding the ball, and means carried by said yoke for-removably supporting the ball and permitting universal movement thereof.
2. A massage device of the character described comprising a ball, a handle formed movably supporting the ball and from a single piece of wire doubled upon itself to provide a resilient connectlng bend, a
hand-grip, and a yoke partly surrounding the ball, and means carried by said yoke for repermitting universal movement thereof. I
- 3.- A massage device in accordance with claim 2 characterized by said ball supporting 'Ineans comprising caps conformed substantially to the curvature of the ball and secured to the ends of said yoke.
EVANGELIN E I. GILBERT.