US 1769186 A
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y 1,1930, A. K. MORRIS 1369 186 PAGE AND HEAD MASK Filed Oct. 14, 1927 swam/tom I ff/Vom a/s' Patented July 1 1930 Annmn K. MORRIS, or ATLANTA, GEORGIA FACE nn HEAD MASK Application filed October 14, 1927. Serial No. 226,137.
My invention relates to a novel face and head mask which is so shaped that it may be applied either to the face or the head of the user; and it is also an object of my invention to provide a device of this kind which can be manufactured at a relatively small cost and which will conveniently function as either a face or head mask for the application of either hot water or ice in accordance with the requirements of the user or patient. I attain these and other objects of my invention by the device illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device as it appears in use with a portion broken away and shown in section;
Fig. 2 is a front plan view of the device applied to the face of the user with a portion of the mask broken away and'shown in sec- 2 tion.
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Fig. 8. Like numerals designate like parts in each of the several views.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, I provide a mask formed of flexible parallel sheets 1 and 2 of rubber or other suitable material impervious to water having reinforc- 3 ing strips 4 fastening thesheets 1 and 2 together firmly'along the lines of gores which are out in the sheets and which are then overlapped to shape the mask. These strips .4: preferably are sewed together through the edges of the gored sections of the main strips 1 and 2, as shown in Fig. 4. The'overlapping edges of sheets 1 and 2 preferably are sewn together by, suitable stitching 3, as shown in Fig. 4:, before the reinforcing strips 3 and 4 are vulcanized in place.
I provide a suitable extension edge strip 5 having suitable spaced eyelets 6 therein through which is threaded a suitable cord 7 p by means of which the edge of the face mask may be drawn tightly in place over. the face or head of the user. s r I I provide a suitable nose opening 8 in the mask. I also provide a suitable vent 9 having a suitable cap 10 for the purpose of filling the mask either with water or with ice.
.mask. p i I r The device may be'used:advantageously. for treating'fevenpatients by' us ng-ice water or The vent 9 preferably is of relatively large size to= permit of convenient filling with cracked ice if desired.
I" prefer to provide a plurality of reini PATNT'; F FicE I I also prefer to provide a suitable sheet of knitted; or jgauze material 12 to be placed'under the face or head mask in direct contact with'the head or face of the user, and interposed between the mask itself and the user.
It is within the contemplation/of myinvention to mold'the sheets forming the mask to' the desiredshape andsize to permit of manufacturing the device at small expense in quantities, and when so molded to omit the stitching 3 and strips 4c omitted, the sheets 1 and 2 however beingvulcanizedinside in the planes in which stripsa are shown in the drawings to separate the bag into compartments of. suitable size and arrangement for the purpose of holding and distributing the contents @(water or crushed ice) to the best advantage. And for a like purpose the vulcanized spots 11 would be utilized'in the molded bag, preferably, to prevent bulging the reinforcing strips 4 and stitching 3, in
' of the crown when filled. The provision ofthe hand made bag; or alternatively, the pro vision'of the correspondingly positioned vulcanized portions as described'above'function to equalize the contentsof'the container inv order toflproperly. distribute the water or crushed-ice over the'ahead or overthe face of the user. Asmany seams and strips 4 may i be provided as 'may. be found desirable to produce: the appropriate size and shape of crushed ice'in the'qbag. It may also be'used for treating the scalp orfor softening the beard zibefore shaving, or for steaming the face for massaging, the bagfbeing filled with hot water for that purpose. Thewater or ice-is supplied" through the'sealablevent' 9. The cord-'7 providesian adjustable means for snugly securing the mask aroundi eitlierfithef ace from the throat or lower contour of the chin to the top center of the head and slight-- over the ears. i
2. in a device of the class described a container constructed of any flexible waterproof material made in the shape of a Cap bag or container adapted to hold water or crushed a and having a nose vent, said container beg: of suitable size and shape to cover either the entire face from the lower contour of the chin to the top center of the head or to cover :te u prr portion of the head from the forei tire nape ofthe neck at the will of the A container for the purpose described,
formed of rubber molded on a hollow mask anapted to contain water or ice, the walls of the vcontainer being gored to shape the conheets a vent and cap for filling the container with vWater or ice, and spaced re1nforcen'ients consisting of vulcanized spots of rubber at spaced points beyond the gored por- 7 L' LlOllS.
4:. A container consisting of spaced parallel sheets of rubber or the like adapted to contain water or ice, said sheets being gored to shape the container to the desired contour of the face or head, the gored portions of. the sheets being fastened together, reinforcing strips engaging over the gored portions of'the said sheets, a vent-and cap for filling the container with water orice, spaced remforcements formed'by vulcanizlng the sheets togetherat spaced pointsbeyond the gored poring over the c'oredportions of the aforethe band and encircling the container to cause same to fit snugly around the head or face of the user.
6. In a device of the class described, a con tainer made in the shape of a cap, bag or container adapted to hold water or crushed ice, said container being molded in and formed from composition rubber and'yulcanized to the desired shape and size to fit over either the entire upper portion of the head of the user or over the entire face of the user from the lower contour of the chin to the top center of the head.
ADRIAN K. MORRIS.
tions, anedge strip, a cord carried byandy' threaded through the edge strip and encircling the container for securely and adjustably fastening the container around the face or head of the user and releasing it at will.
5. In a device of the class described, a container constructed of flexible waterproofcmaterial molded and vulcanized in theshape of a cap, bag or container andhavingcompartments of suitable size and reinforcements for 7 holding or distributing water within the container, a slidablevent mounted on the com tainer forreceiv ng ZLI'LClCllSCllELIglIlg the Water or crushed ice, a band around the lowerf edge-ofrthe container, acord threadedthrough