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Publication numberUS2132889 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1938
Filing dateMar 10, 1937
Priority dateMar 10, 1937
Publication numberUS 2132889 A, US 2132889A, US-A-2132889, US2132889 A, US2132889A
InventorsEtta Ayres
Original AssigneeEtta Ayres
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fingernail buffer
US 2132889 A
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Oct. 11, 1938. 8 E', RES 2,132,889

FINGERNAIL BUFFER Fild March 1o. 1957 Syvum SHOM/w13 Patented Oct. 11, 1938 l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FINGERNAIL BUFFER Etta Ayres, New York, N. Y.

Application March 10, 1937, Serial No. 130,171

27Claims. `(Cl. 132-78) My invention relates to buffers for polishing As shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing, iinger nails. said grip is substantially U-shaped and is secured It is the object of my invention to produce a to the holder by rivets a or similar means, while nail buffer composed of separable parts in which as shown in the modification illustrated in Fig. 6,

5 the polishing element, such as a strip of chamois the arms 3a are integral with the holder being 5 skin or fabric, is stretched taut by an arched stamped or struck out of the metal plate. Both strip of spring metal adaptedto be grasped by arms of the grip may be encased in a rubber tube the hand of the user. b, or the like.

Another object thereof is to provide in a device In my invention, the flexible strip 2 is attached of said character convenient means for `attaching at its ends to the ends of the spring strip I by 10 the ends of the polishing strip upon the ends of clips I. Said clips are V-shaped and are prothe spring strip by which the parts may be asvided with a. transverse slot s at the angle theresembled and disassembled for the substitution or of. lIn assembly, each tapered end o of the strip renewal of the buffer strip. 2 is inserted in the clip and passed through the A further object of my invention is to provide slot. The clip is then turned upon the strip to 15 a handle or grip upon the spring holder by Wrap the strip around the outside thereof as betwhich the buffer may be grasped by the user ter shown in Fig. 3 of the drawing. It will thus when in use, and a still further object thereof is be seen that the ilexible strip! is bound or tied to produce a more simple, cheap, and eiiicient to the clip, leaving space between one inner face device of said character than has heretofore thereof and the layer of fabric therein for the 20v been attained. insertion of the end of the spring holder I, upon To these ends, my invention includes the comwhich it is clamped and securely held by the outbination and arrangement of component parts to ward spring pressure of the retracted and arched be hereinafter described and more particularly holder.

pointed out in the claims. It will be appreciated that a plurality of pol- 25 In the accompanying drawing, in which like ishing flexible strips of different fabrics or mareference characters indicate similar parts, terials may be interchangeably secured upon the Fig- `1 iS a 120D View Ofne O'rm 0f my device; spring holder and readily and conveniently as- Fig. 2 is a side view thereof; sembled and disassembled therewith, and it will Fig. 3 is a detail sectional View of one end be further appreciated that the details of the 30 thereof; parts thereof may be varied without departing Fig. 4 is a detail in perspective of the fastening from the spirit and scope of my invention. clip, and n I claim:

Fig. 5 is a detail in perspective of the ends of 1. A iinger nail buffer, comprising a spring the buffer strip. strip or holder provided With upstanding arms or 35 `My invention comprises, generally, a iiat strip grips intermediate its ends, a flexible strip of of spring metal forming a holder, Aa grip upon its fabric or animal' skin of substantially the same upper face, a strip of ilexible buiiing material Width as the sprmg St11p but 0f lesser length, a of lesser length than the metal strip when reslotted V-Shaped clip removably secured upon 40 laXed, and means for separably attaching the each end of the flex1ble strip adaptedt be r- 40 ends of the bung strip to the ends of the spring movably attached t0 ends Of the Spring Stllp, strip to stretch and tense the buffer andarch whereby the Darts are held in aSSemb y by the the holder. Y expansive pressure of the spring strip, and said Referring now to the drawing, I designates a Strip is'afched and *31:16 flexible Strip drawn taut.

holder comprising a strip'of thin spring metal of Sugstragl iempsmg a spring strip a length, breadth and thickness that maybe v conveniently held in the hand of the user, when g? lllgsgnabtlnf grs aglag mancurmg nger nails upon the Opposite ends holder and tapered in width at both ends a slot- 5 ff which is removably @cached a'strip of flex ted v-shaped clip movably attached to eeh end 50 ible animal skln or fabric lof'substantially the of the exble Strip the tapered ends of the eX Wldh but ,)f I esser length t an the-h01d-er' Saldible stripbeing threaded through the slot therein einble strip is preferably taperedm widthet 0 adapted to be removably attached to the ends of adlant lts ends The holder smhV 1s provlded, the spring holder, when said homer is arched and mtermedlate lts endswlth two upstandmg Curvedk the flexible strip is held taut, substantially as de- 55 arms 3 spaced apart from each other, forming scribed. grips to be conveniently grasped. Y H y E'I'IA AYRES.

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U.S. Classification132/76.5, 15/233, 451/515, 451/525, 451/518
International ClassificationA45D29/12, A45D29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/12
European ClassificationA45D29/12