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A4 H. MADORE April 4, 1939.
MAGNET CLIP Filed Aug. '7, 1955 Patented Apr. 4, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application August 7,
My invention relates to a magnet clip, particularly adapted for use by hairdressers for picking up and holding in convenient position a number of hairpins that are employed in hairdressing operations and the principal object of my invention is, to combine in a single implement, a magnet and a clip or the like, which latter may be utilized for engaging and holding the overlapping portions of a towel or apron that is placed around the neck or shoulders of the person Whose hair is being dressed, the magnet holding a supply of hairpins and the device overlying the shoulder or back of the person whose hair is being dressed in order that the hairdresser may conveniently remove the hairpins during the hairdressing operation.
Further objects of my invention are, to provide a 'magnet clip that may be readily applied to the end of a handle so as to enable pins, needles, hooks and eyes and like articles that are formed of iron or steel to be conveniently picked oif the floor, and further, to provide a magnet clip that may be secured to a band that encircles the wrist so that the magnet holding a number of hairpins by magnetic attraction, may overlie the back of the hand of the hairdresser, thus providing a convenient hairpin holder that will save time and effort on the part of the hairdresser while dressing the hair.
With the foregoing and other objects in view my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangements of parts that will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. l is a plan view of a magnet clip constructed in accordance with my invention and showing the same attached to the overlapping portions of a towel or apron.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a cross section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is an elevational view of the magnet clip applied to the end of a handle for use in picking small articles `of iron and steel off the floor.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the lower end of the handle to which the magnet clip may be applied. j
Fig. 6 is an elevational view of a modified form of the device wherein' the magnet is provided at its yoke with an integral hook.
Fig. '7 is a perspective view showing the magnet clip attached to a wrist band and positioned on the back of the hand of the operator.
1.935, Serial N0. 35,047 (Cl. 24-73) Referring by numerals to the accompanying drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, Ill designates a conventional horseshoe magnet and applied to the yoke that connects the legs of the magnet, is a. combined housing and clip, preferably formed of sheet metal.
The housing comprises a plate II that lies at against the yoke portion of a magnet and overlying the opposite face of the yoke portion of the magnet is a plate I2.
Formed integral with the upper and side portions of the plate I2 and disposed at right angles thereto, is a marginal flange I3 that overlies the yoke portion of the magnet and the edge of said flange bearing against the edge of plate II.
The parts of the housing II and I2 are secured to each other and clamped onto the yoke portion of the magnet in any suitable manner, prefern ably by means of a screw or bolt such as I 4.
Plate I2 is countersunk for the reception of the head of the screw I4 and where a nut is applied to the threaded end of the screw, plate II is countersunk for the reception of such nut and thus the outer faces of the screw head and nut lie practically flush with the outer faces of the plates.
Formed integral with the intermediate portion of plate I2 and disposed at right angles thereto, is a flange I5, the end of which lies directly against the lower edge of plate II between the legs of the magnet (see Fig. 2). As a. result of the construction just described, the housing is detachably and at the same time rigidly secured to the yoke portion of the magnet.
Formed integral with and projecting outwardly from the upper portion of plate II, is a iinger I6 that functions as the fixed jaw of a spring clip and formed integral with the side edges of this iinger intermediate its ends and projecting at right angles thereto, are ears Il.
The movable jaw of the clip comprises a narrow plate I 8, preferably formed of sheet metal provided on its sides with ears I9 that are posi- 'tioned against the inner faces of ears II and extending through these pairs of ears, is a hinge pin or rivet 20.
Mounted on the pin or rivet 20, is the coiled portion of a spring 2I, the ends of which engage respectively against the inner face of finger I6 and the inner face of plate I8.
The end of plate I8 terminates adjacent the end of finger I6 and by swinging plate I8 upon its axis against the resistance oiered by spring ZI, the jaws of the clip are opened to permit said jaws to engage and clamp the overlapped portions of a towel or an apron that covers the neck and shoulders o! the person whose hair is being dressed. Thus the clip may be conveniently positioned upon the shoulder or back of the person whose hair is being dressed and the supply of hairpins that are applied to the magnet may be conveniently removed one at a time and inserted in the hair.
Where the magnet is utilized for picking up small articles o! iron and steel from the oor or from beneath articles oi' furniture, the magnet clip is applied to the end of a handle 22 of suitable length and preferably formed o! wood, said handle being provided in one of its wider faces and at its lower end with a notch 23 that gradually increases in depth away from the end of the handle. When the magnet clip is applied to the handle, the end of pivoted Jaw i8 of the clip is positioned in the notch or recess 22 with the end of the iinger I8 lying ilat against the opposite iace of the handle. Thus the clip is detachably applied to the handle and the engagement of the end of jaw I8 in the notch or recess 23 prevents the magnet from swinging laterally upon the handle.
In the modified construction illustrated in Fig. 6, the shank 24 o! a hook 25, the latter having a sharp point, is formed integral with or xed to the top of the yoke of the magnet and when this form of device is applied for use, the hook 25 is inserted through the overlying portions of a towel, an apron or a portion of the clothing of the person whose hair is being dressed.
In Fig. 7 I have shown the magnet clip positioned on the back oi' the hairdressers left hand and held in such position by the engagement of the jaws of the clip with a exible band B that passes around the operator's wrist. Such arrangement enables the pins carried by the magnet to be readily picked on' by the operator's right hand and inserted in the hair.
alsmaar Thus it will be seen that I have provided a` magnet clip that is especially applicable tor hairdresser's use and which clip is relatively simple in construction, inexpensive of manufacture and very effective in performing the functions for which it is intended.
It will be understood that minor changes in the size, form and construction of the various parts of my improved magnet clip may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the spirit of my invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
A clip for horseshoe magnets comprising a substantially, semi-circular plate, a linger proiecting outwardly from the central portion o1' the curved edge of said plate, a Jaw pivotally mounted on said linger, a spring arranged between said finger and jaw i'or normally pressing the outer end of the jaw against the outer end of said iinger, a substantially semi-circular plate adapted to overlie the yoke portion oi' a horseshoe magnet, a ange projecting at right angles from the upper and side edges oi' said second-mentioned plate, which flange bears directly against the outer edge of the curved yoke of the magnet that is positioned between said plates and against the edge of the tlrst mentioned semi-circular plate, a ange projecting at right angles from the lower edge of the second mentioned semicircular plate, which last mentioned flange projects between the legs of the magnet, a screw passing through both plates within the yoke of the magnet, a nut screw seated on the threaded end of said screw and both plates being indented for the reception of the head of said screw and the nut positioned on the threaded end of the shank thereof.
ARTHUR H. MADORE.