|Publication number||US2031225 A|
|Publication date||Feb 18, 1936|
|Filing date||Oct 4, 1934|
|Priority date||Oct 4, 1934|
|Publication number||US 2031225 A, US 2031225A, US-A-2031225, US2031225 A, US2031225A|
|Inventors||O'donnell Stella A|
|Original Assignee||O'donnell Stella A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (31), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
' Feb. 18, 1936. s E 2,031,225
FINISHING STENCIL Patented Feb. 18, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
This invention relates to a device adapted for use in manicuring and/or'pedicuring, and particularly in connection with the finishing of finger nails, so that some of the natural character- 5 istics of the regions proximate the cuticle, known as the moon, and the end of the nail, may be accentuated or separately and differently finished.
It is common practice in manicuring finger lo nails to employ a liquid polish or dye as distinguished from finishing the surface of the nails by means of bufling. In the use of liquid polish,
for instance, it is the practice to apply the liquid by means of a small brush or the like, and in do- 15 ing so it is found that the nails may be finished more attractively if the moon and end portions of the nails are not so treated. Accordingly, this practice has demonstrated the importance of one's dexterity in being able to apply the polish to the 20 body of the finger nail and leave a carefully defined finish line at the edge of the moon and end portion of the nail respectively.
Accordingly, an important object of my invention is to provide a device which may be securely 25 position over the moon and/or the end portion of the finger nail, so that the exposed portion or body of the finger nail may be properly finished to present the desired efiect in a shorter time and with greater facility than heretofore.
30 Another object of my invention is to provide a device through the use of which the shape of the moons and the tips of two or more nails may be similarly shaped or accentuated.
Other objects and advantages flowing from the 35 use and operation of my device will be specifically referred to hereinafter, or become apparent from the following description thereof written in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 illustrates a development or blank of 40 suitable material from which may be made one form of my finishing stencil.
Figures 2 and 3 illustrate a construction of the device when the blank shown in Figure 1 is finally formed.
4 Figures 4 and 5 illustrate plan and elevational views respectively of my device properly positioned at the end of a finger to enable the exposed portion of the finger nail to be finished as desired, and at the same time offering protection 50 to the moon portion of the finger nail.
Figures 6 and '1 illustrate a modified form of my device in which both the end of the nail and moon are protected so that liquid polish or dye may be applied to only the so-called body por- 66 tion of the nail.
Referring now to the drawing, and particularly to Figures 1 to 5 thereof, it will be seen that my stencilling device may be made from a blank of any suitable sheet material comprising in outline what may be described as a shield portion l0, 5
a removing tab or grip II, and side pieces l2-I2 and that the device as a whole may be formed in such a manner that the stencil may be properly positioned and secured to the end of a finger by means of the side pieces. 10 Figures 4 and 5 illustrate the manner in which the edge of the shield III is made to cover, what, for the want of a better name, may be described as the moon portion of the finger nail, and expose the remainder or body portion of the nail, such as illustrated by the numeral iii. The shield portion is held in proper position by means of the gripping action of the side pieces l2-i2 when they are suitably formed of more or less resilient ,material, see Figures 2 and 3.
It will be understood that when the device is so positioned on the finger and the exposed edge of the shield l0 fits closely against the surface of the finger nail, that the body portion H of the nail, may be treated as desired without also treating the moon portion of the nail. For instance, liquid nail polish may be applied to the finger nail with a brush, swab, or any other suitable device and because of the protection afforded by the contour of the shield portion ID, the moon portion of the nail will not be finished but instead will cause said finish to terminate at the edge thereof in a smooth regular line.
The device may be formed of paper, if desired, and preferably secured to the finger by means of any suitable adhesive applied to the inside surfaces of the side pieces l2-|2 in which case the tab II is used to catch hold of the device and remove the same from the finger after the finishing operation. It will be understood that ordinarily a paper stencil of this type, because of its comparative cheapness, would be used for but one application of the finishing material, and would thereafter be destroyed. I prefer, however, making my stencils of more permanent mate- 46 rial such as stainless steel, aluminum, celluloid or fibre, such that any finishing material which may accidentally or otherwise be applied thereto in the application of polish to the nail, may be readily removed or wiped off with any suitable sub- 50 stance, and thereby provide a stencil which may be used repeatedly without damage.
It will be understood that where the device is made of such more or less rigid and permanent material, the ends l4-I4 of the side pieces the P01151113 |2'l2 are made to project a short distance below the under surface of the finger, so that after face of 'a table or the like. and if need be, assisted by a rocking motion applied to the device when the tab H is pressed toward the top of the finger. If the device is removed this way, it may be lifted directly upwardly and away from the liquid polish before it is allowed to dry on the finger nail and leave a sharply defined line proximate the moon".
Referring now to Figures 6 and 7 it will be seen that I provide a modified form of device which in some respects is similar to that above described and for that reason comprises portions which for means of identification are correspondingly numbered. This form of device, however, is provided with an end shield portion 5 connected to the body of the stencil by means of sides l6|6 spaced from one another a distance equal the width of the finger nail. Figure 7 also illustrates that the shape of the openand sides I6 is such body of the nail throughout the entire width thereof, but cannot, because of the shields l0 and I5 above described, be appliedto either the moon" or the area at the end of the finger nail, see dotted line area I! of Figure 7.
While I have described what seems now to be accompanying drawing.
What is claimed is:
1. A nail stencil for use in manicuring or pedicuring to cover and protect the moon-shaped section of the nail which comprises a projecting portion at the forward end of the stencil to cover the said moon-shaped section of the nail, integral' side pieces for extending over the member portion place and a rearwardly extending portion whereby the said stencil may be readily removed.
2. A nail stencil for use in manicuring or pedicuring to cover and protect the moon-shaped section of the nail which comprises a projecting portion at the forward end of the stencil to cover the said moon-shaped section of the nail, integral side pieces for extending over the adjacent member portion for holding the said stencil in place, an end shield portion integral with the body portion of the stencil and leaving an opening to expose the body portion of the nail while protecting the end portion thereof and a rearwardly extending portion whereby the stencil may be readily removed.
3. A nail stencil for use in manicuring or pedicuring to cover and for holding said stencil in place,
said side pieces extending below the palm-side 01' the finger.
5. A nail stencil of use in a manicuring or unitary construction for pedicuring operation to moon-shaped section of ing of said resilient material.
STELLA A. O'DONNELL.
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|U.S. Classification||132/285, 433/136, 33/563, 101/127, 132/73|