US 2091807 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 31, 1937.
J. H. CRUM TOILET ARTICLE Filed Dec JOHN/ CAM/M g) INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.
2,091,807 TOILET ARTICLE John Howard Crum, New York,
Application December 1, 1936, Serial No. 113,579
" treating the skin.
It is a well known fact that the skin of human beings, and particularly the superficial layer thereof has a natural tendency to dry up and obtain a condition known as horney or scale.
The dead skin resulting from the aforemen- I tioned conditions, although rarely visible to the naked eye, does detract materially from the appearance of a person because first, it is not conducive to a healthy growth of skin beneath the superficial layer, and secondly, because even though a healthy condition does exist, it prevents its showing to advantage and often completely hides the same.
This dead skin will, through the normal care of the body, become dislodged and disappear, but such action is arelatively slow one and seldom if ever leaves the person absolutely free of the dead skin.
It is one object of the present invention to provide a new and novel device for removing the dead or scaly skin from the person of the human body and more particularly parts thereof such as the face, throat, neck, arms, hands, etc., although the device is capable of use wherever desired upon the human body.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a device of the aforementioned character which, while it is effective in operation, is not injurious to even the tender skin of the face and the more tender portions of the human body.
It is a still further object of the invention so to construct the device that in use it not only functions to remove such skin as has become dead and lifeless, but also serves to induce free blood circulation thereby stimulating the skin and greatly enhancing the appearance thereof.
Other objects of the invention will appear as the nature thereof is better understood and for this purpose reference will now be had to the following specification and claims and the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device constructed in accordance with the present invention,
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view thereof taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure l is a perspective view of a modified form of the device,
Figure 5 is a plan view of one of the sides of the device, the view being on an enlarged scale of the form illustrated in Figure 4,
Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the line 6-43 of Figure 4, and;
Figure '7 is a transverse sectional view taken 5 substantially on the line 1-1 of Figure 6.
Referring specifically to the drawing and more particularly to Figures 1 to 3, thereof, the device comprises an abrasive body iii provided with a handle ii. While I do not herein claim any par- 10 ticular abrasive compound, it is highly desirable that the compound from which the body is formed be of relatively finely comminuted material which, when combined with other materials and molded, will-produce on the body surfaces of a fine texture and yet with abrasive qualities.
The body of the device is preferably of relatively thin oval shape and as illustrated at i2, is preferably thicker at one end than at the other. This form of body provides two opposed relatively fiat sides and on one of these fiat sides, I provide a transversely curved or concaved face i3 which extends preferably longitudinally of the body throughout the major portion of the length of the body.
The opposite side of the body is formed upon its face with a plurality of upstanding ribs M spaced by intervening channels or depressions it. These upstanding ribs and intervening channels preferably extend transversely of the body and as shown in the drawing, preferably terminate slightly short of the side edges of the body to provide a marginal flange or shoulder I6 which preferably extends entirely around the marginal edge of that side upon which the upstanding ribs M are formed.
The above described construction of body provides a curved face 53 which, since it conforms generally at least to many curved or rounded projections of the human body, is particularly eifective when the device is used upon the nose, chin and similar protruding portions of the body.
The relatively flat side upon which the upstanding ribs M are formed is particularly effective upon flat surfaces of the body as for example the cheeks, while the general shape of the body provides a reduced end portion i8 which is particularly effective in operation upon such locations as the juncture of the cheeks with the nose, the upper lip, and many other locations where the area operated upon is relatively small.
In that form of the invention illustrated in Figures 4 to 7, inclusive, of the drawing, the body is of slightly different form. It is, however,
formed on one of its fiat sides with a transversely curved or concaved face 20 substantially the same as the transversely curved or concaved face 13 in the heretofore described form of the invention.
As illustrated in Figures 4 to 7, the body is thicker at one end than at the other and upon that flat side which is opposed to the side upon which the transversely curved or concaved face is formed, there is a ridge 2i which extends longitudinally of the body at substantially the center thereof. This construction provides two angularly disposed faces 22 and 23 upon this side of the body.
These angularly disposed faces 22 and 23 extend longitudinally of that side of the body upon which they are formed, and by reference to Figures 4 and 5, it will be noted that they terminate short of the forward or thin end of the body portion where they both merge into a transversely extending curved face or area 25.
The angular face 22 is formed with a plurality of cupped depressions 26 preferably arranged in angularly disposed rearwardly extending series. The angular face 23 is formed with a plurality of rearwardly extending ribs or the like 21 which are angularly disposed upon the face 23.
This last mentioned form of the invention has all of the advantages which are present in the heretofore described form, and in addition, it provides a surface, the face 22 which, owing to the cupped depressions, has a limited suction action when moved over the surface being treated. Further, this last described form of the invention provides in the face 25 a surface which is particularly effective when working upon the fingers and similar projecting members.
While the device may be used in a dry state, I recommend its use with cold creams, olive oil or other suitable lubricants and it has been found in actual practice that when used in the above described manner, it is highly effective in removing dead skin, and in stimulating the growth and promoting a healthy condition of live and growing skin.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a body of abrasive material, said body having two oppositely disposed sides, a transversely concaved face formed on one side of said body portion and two laterally inclined faces formed upon the opposite side of said body portion,
forward end thereof.
2. A device of the character described comprising an abrasive body thinner at one end than at the other end, a concaved face formed upon one side of said body, a plurality of angularly disposed faces formed upon the opposite side of said body and a curved face extending transversely of said body at the thin end thereof, said angularly disposed faces merging into said transversely extending curved face at their forward ends.
3. A device of the character described comprising an abrasive body thinner at one end than at the other end, a concaved face formed upon one side of said body, a plurality of angularly disposed faces formed upon the opposite side of said body, said angularly disposed faces each extending from a center line to its respective side edge of the body, a curved face extending transversely of the thin end of the body and merging into the angularly disposed faces at their forward ends, a plurality of cupped recesses formed in one of said angularly disposed faces and arranged in rearwardly extending series, and a plurality of rearwardly extending angularly disposed ribs on the other of said angularly disposed faces.
JOHN HOWARD CRUM.