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1936' P. F. ACOCELLA MANICURING IMPLEMENT Filed May 8, 1955 INVENTOR Patented Oct. 6, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
My invention relates to manicuring implements and particularly to a portable power driven implement that is light in weight, easy to handle and operate, low in cost, and yet capable of efliciently and safely performing all manicuring operations.
Heretofore manicuring operations have been performed entirely by hand, which is slow and expensive, although many attempts have been made to utilize power driven machines for this purpose. The machines heretofore have not proven satisfactory for many reasons among which are that they are too heavy, cumbersome and expensive to operate, are dangerous to both the operator and customer, and do not properly perform all operations. Having the requirements of an efficient machine in mind, I have perfected the present invention which overcomes all objections or defects in prior machines and now makes it possible to perform all manicuring operations with a single implement that can be held in one hand to operate upon the nails of the other hand or of a foot of the operator or on a customer without danger of injury and yet do a perfect job of cleaning, trimming, filing, polishing, buffing, pressing back of cuticle, etc.
In the accompanying drawing I have illustrated a preferred form of my invention wherein;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the device in operation. I
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. l, the motor being shown in elevation.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
A housing I 0 for an electric motor driven by current from the wires II is detachably connected at l2 to one end of a tubular casing or handle l3, which is contracted at its opposite end to form a bearing M for the shaft or spindle IS. The spindle is connected at its inner end by a sleeve I 6 to the shaft ll of the motor, and carries the bufier or polisher I3, rotary file l9 and nail cleaner 20. Preferably the spindle is made as shown but it may be supported intermediate its ends in a bearing within the handle l3, and be an integral extension of the motor shaft. The several operating tools l8, I9 and are detachably supported on the shaft, but are rotatable therewith.
The casing I3 has one or more openings 22 affording access to the buffer l8 and similar openings 23 for the file or abrasive element I9. These openings 22 and 23 usually are shorter than the tools l8, and I9 but are of proper design and size to permit ready application of the buffer and file to the nails yet prevent injury to the cuticle or nails through careless operation, as is clearly illustrated in Fig. 1.
The nail cleaner 20 may be of any shape or style desired and it is within the contemplation of the invention that this part will be used in several interchangeable shapes and sizes for purposes other than cleaning, for example, cuticle pushers, orangewood sticks, small buffers, brushes, and other tools.
The electric motor within the housing In may be of any type suitable for driving the tools, and preferably the housing is provided with a number of vents 24, at either or both ends, and the motor with a small fan to cause a flow of cooling air therethrough. In some cases, the motor may be omitted and the spindle 45 connected to a flexible shaft driven from a stationary motor.
While I have shown and described one form of my invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that it may be embodied in many other forms and modifications, and I claim all such that come within the scope of the following 20 claims:
1. In an implement of the class described, the combination of a tubular casing of suiiicient length to form a hollow handle, a power unit attached to and closing one end thereof, said casing near its opposite end having a side opening, a spindle journaled in said casing and driven from said power unit, and a nail treating tool mounted on said spindle within said casing and accessible through said opening.
2. In an implement of the class described, the combination of a tubular casing of sufficient length to form a hollow handle, a power unit attached to and closing one end thereof, a driven shaft therein connected to said power unit at one end and journaled in and extending beyond said casing at the other end, a nail treating tool mounted on said shaft extension, a side opening in said casing, and a nail treating tool mounted on said shaft within said casing and accessible through said opening.
3. In an implement of the class described, the combination of a tubular handle having side openings near one end, a shaft journaled in said handle and extending beyond said one end, a nail treating tool mounted on said extended end of the shaft, nail treating tools mounted on said shaft within said handle and accessible through said openings, and means for driving said shaft.
4. In an implement of the class described, the combination of a tubular casing of sufiicient length to form a handle having a side opening near one end thereof, a shaft journaled in said handle, a nail treating tool of greater width than said opening mounted on said shaft within said handle and accessible through said opening, and driving means connected to the 'end of said shaft remote from said opening.
PHILIP F. ACOCELLA.