US 2045225 A
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June 23, 1936. GLASGOW 2,045,225
HEADREST EXTENSION FOR BARBER CHAIRS Original Filed Nov. 3, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet l Z ,Z fia syaw M By fix I. J Attorney June 1936- I B. GLASGOW 2,045,225
HEADREST EXTENSION FOR BARBER CHAIRS Original Filed Nov. 5, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 23, 1936 UNITED STATES HEADREST EXTENSION FOR BARBER CHAIRS Loren B. Glasgow, Gunnison, 0010.
Application November 3, 1934, Serial No. 751,374 Renewed April 20, 1936 1 Claim.
This invention relates to a headrest extension for barber chairs, the general object of the invention being to provide a device adapted to be connected with the headrest and with the shank which ordinarily supports the headrest, whereby the headrest is held in a position where extra pads or pillows for adding to the comfort of the customer are eliminated.
This invention also consists in certain other 10 features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
5 In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Fig. 1 is an elevation showing the invention in 20 use as connecting a headrest to the headrestsupporting shank of a barber chair.
Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an exploded view of one of the plungers.
35 Fig. 4 is a front View of the extension member.
Fig. 5 is a rear view thereof.
Fig. 6 is a section on line 65 of Fig. 4.
Fig. '7 is a side View of the extension member.
Fig. 8 is an exploded view showing the upper 30 end of the head rest supporting shank and the upper end of the extension member.
In these drawings, the letter A indicates the shank which usually supports the headrest from the back of a barber-chair and the letter B indi- 35 cates the headrest. The upper end of the shank is provided with the three prongs, the middle one 8 of which is substantially circular and has the arcuate row of holes 8 therein as shown in Figure 8. In carrying out my invention, I provide an extension member C which includes a shank I, a pronged head 2 which extends r-earwardly and a pronged head 3 at its other end which extends forwardly. The head 2 is provided with a pair prongs 4 and the space between these prongs ex- 45 tends through the upper end of the shank as shown at 5. Each of the prongs 4 has a hole 6 therein for receiving the usual pivot screw 1 which passes through the prongs at the upper end of the shank A and through the substantially circular 50 part 8 formed on the upper end of this shank A,
the arcuate row of holes 8' in this part usually receives the plunger 9 of the headrest B. However, when my device is used, this headrest is removed from the upper end of the shank A and the upper 55 end of the device C is pivoted to the upper end of the shank A by the pivot screw 1 and the upper end of the device C carries a plunger In for engaging any one of the holes 8' in the member 8, the rod ll of the plunger passing through one of said holes and also passing through the holes [2 in the prongs 4.
The head 3 at the lower end of the device C is provided with the three prongs [3, I4 and I5 which receive between them the prongs l6 at the inner endof the headrest B, as shown more par- 10 ticularly in Fig. 2, the prong 14 being of substantially circular shape and provided with an arouate row of holes ill for receiving the rod of the plunger 9. Thus the lower end of the member C is made substantially the same as the upper end 15 of the shank A so that it can adjustably support the headrest in the same manner that the headrest is usually supported by the upper end of the shank A.
Each of the plungers 9 and I0 is preferably formed of a cylinder l8 having one end threaded to engage a threaded hole in the part which carries it, a plunger rod II, a spring l9 surrounding the rod and located in a chamber formed in the cylinder 18 and a cap or button 28 which is fastened to the outer end of the plunger rod.
The rear under part of member C is enlarged and provided with a straight edge as shown at 2| and this edge engages a front part of the shank A, when the device is in the position shown in 30 Fig. 1' with the shoulder 22 formed at the juncture of the enlargement with the rest of the shank I engaging a shoulder formed on the shank A as also shown in Fig. l.
The headrest is pivoted to the head 3 by a screw 23 passing through holes'in the headrest and holes 24 in the head 3.
As will be seen, this device enables the headrest to be adjusted to various positions according to the desires of the customers and it elimi- 0 nates the use of towels and pillows found necessary where the headrest is connected directly to the shank A.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
In combination with a barber chair headrest supporting shank having an enlarged upper end, the forward portion of which has an arcuate row of holes therein, and a headrest, an attachment comprising an elongated shank, a rearwardly extending head at the upper end thereof composed of a pair of spaced prongs having pivot holes therein, a pivot pin passing through said holes and through the upper enlarged end of the headrest shank, a, plunger carried by the upper end of the elongated shank for engaging any one of the row of holes formed in said enlarged end of the headrest shank, the elongated shank extending downwardly in front of the upper part of the headrest shank, the rear portion of the lower end of the elongated shank having a straight edge for resting against a part of the headrest shank, a forwardly extending head on the lower end of the elongated shank composed of three spaced prongs, the spaces receiving the prongs of the headrest, a pivot screw passing through the three prongs and the two prongs of the headrest, the central lower prong of the elongated shank having an annular row of holes therein, and a plunger carried by the headrest for engaging any one of said holes for holding the headrest in adjusted 10 position.
LOREN B. GLASGOW.