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Publication numberUS1925140 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1933
Filing dateNov 7, 1932
Priority dateNov 7, 1932
Publication numberUS 1925140 A, US 1925140A, US-A-1925140, US1925140 A, US1925140A
InventorsGardiner Ivan S
Original AssigneeGardiner Ivan S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manicure implement
US 1925140 A
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Sept. 5, v 1933.

I. S. GARDINER MANIGURE IMPLEMENT Filed Nov. 7, 1952 1722161223223 Juan 5 Patented Sept. 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 11 Claims.

This invention relates in general to a manicuring implement for general use and has more particular reference to a single combined implement for producing the result and doing the work of a number of implements.

A principal object of the invention is therefore to combine in a single implement a number of features and parts for accomplishing a result which has heretofore required a number of separate and distinct implements and operations.

A further object of the invention is to provide a cuticle pusher and a cuticle oil in a single implement.

A still further object of the invention is in the provision of a tubular liquid container which is combined with stoppers and caps for performing related operations in the art of manicuring.

A still further object of the invention is in the provision of a cap for closing and protecting the open end of a liquid container and for providing a base for a brush of relatively stiff bristles.

Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter the preferred construction being illustrated in the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a perspective of a manicure implement in accordance with this invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the implement; and

Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the parts at one end 0 in spaced apart condition.

In the art of manicuring it is customary to have a number of separate and independent implements for treating the cuticle, for pushing it back, for a spot application of cuticle oil or liquid, and

35 for brushing away the dead or loosened cuticle.

The present invention provides a combined implement in which the parts mutually contribute to produce a combined implement for accomplishing the desired results.

In carrying out this invention a tube 6 preferably of glass, metal or bakelite has a tapered or pointed extremity 7 at one end and a flanged extremity 8 at the other. This tube 6 forms a container for holding any suitable liquid 9 such as cuticle oil or remover, iodineor any liquid requiring a spot application, and within the con tainer is a conducting wick 10 of absorbent material which extends through the reduced end 7 and fits more or less closely therein to prevent free passage of the liquid, the end or tip 11 of the wick projecting from the tube for a spot application of the liquid therein. This Wick may be pulled out and trimmed from time to time for presenting a clean or fresh surface as desired.

Fitting over the reduced end of the container is a cap 12 preferably of metal having a brush 13 of stiff bristles at its outer end and having a sealing material 14 at the inside, the cap fitting closely about the reduced end '7 and preferably having a washer 15 of resilient material such as rubber against which the upper edge of the cap bears to aiford a liquid-tight connection with the container to prevent evaporizationof the liquid therein. The cap is preferably applied by giving it a slight twist so that it will set firmly on the washer 15, the inclination of the end being so gradual that the cap will be held tightly in place.

At the other end of the container is a plug or stopper 16 preferably formed of rubber or a similar yielding composition, the outer extremity 17 being cut'at an angle to resemble the blunt end of an orange-stick, and being used similarly as a cuticle pusher. This stopper is formed with a groove 18 intermediate its ends and is inserted with the groove just beyond the extremity of the tube 6 so that a coating 19 of wax or other similar material is applied over the flange 8 and into the groove 18 holding the parts in place, making a liquid-tight joint, and also making a smooth and attractive union between the parts.

With this construction it will be seen that the orange-stick extremity may be used without removing the cap 12 and the bristles 13 at the end of the cap may be used either when the cap is removed or without removing it. To apply the liquid, the cap 12 is removed without removing the washer or gasket 15, the wick may be pulled out or trimmed and the return of the cap 12 will protect the protruding end of the wick, keeping it clean and preventing the loss or exuding of the liquid from the container.

I claim:

1. A manicure implement comprising a tubular container, an orange-stick plug at one end, and a wick extending within the container and protruding at the other end.

2. A manicure implement having a tubular container with a plug shaped like the blunt end of an orange-stick at one end, a reduced extremity at the other end, and a wick extending from the reduced extremity for conducting liquid therefrom.

3. In a liquid container implement, a reduced extremity and a wick leading therefrom, a plug for the other end of the container, sealing material, and co-operating means on the container and plug for receiving and retaining the sealing material.

4. In a manicure implement, a relatively thin liquid container having means at one end for applying a liquid, and a stopper at the other end of flexible material and cut angularly to resemble the blunt end of an orange-stick.

5. In a manicure implement, a thin hollow liquid receptacle having a flange at one end, a stopper for this end having its outer extremity cut angularly to form a cuticle pusher and a groove intermediate its ends, a sealing material applied over. the flange and the groove to form a smooth connection and retainer.

6. A manicure implement having a thin hollow liquid container, a stopper for one end, a reduced extremity at the other end of the container, and a wick within the container projecting from the reduced extremity.

7. A manicure implement comprising a thin hollow container reduced at one end, and a conductor wick in the container fitting the reduced end to prevent liquid from exuding freely, and projecting therefrom for use as a swab.

8.- A manicure implement comprising a hollow container open at one end, a wick in the container extending through the open end, and a cap for the open end of the container fitting over the wick and having a stiff manicuring brush at the outer end of the cap.

9. A manicure implement comprising a thin hollow tube adapted to contain liquid, a con- 11. A manicure implement comprising a relatively thin tubular receptacle reduced in size at one end and flanged at the other, a grooved stopper for the flanged end having its outer extremity in the form of a cuticle pusher, a sealing material applied over the groove and flange for holding the stopper in place, a wick within the container projecting through the reduced extremity for spot liquid application, a hollow cap fitting over the reduced extremity for protecting the wick and having a brush of small stiff bristles at the end thereof to brush away dead cuticle, and a flexible washer adjacent the reduced end of the container adapted to be engaged by the cap for making a tight joint to prevent evaporization of the liquid content of the container.

IVAN S. GARDINER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/74.5, 401/23, 401/24, 15/111
International ClassificationA45D29/16, A45D29/00, A45D34/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/16, A45D34/04
European ClassificationA45D29/16