US 2161911 A
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June 13, 1939. F. o. CONILL 7 2,161,911
surron'rmo DEVICE Filed Jan. 8, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 WQ Q/ June 13, 1939. F. o. comm. 2,161,911
SUPPORTING DEVICE Filed Jan. 8, 1957 2 Sheets-Shet 2 Patented June 13, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SUPPORTING DEVICE Fernan 0. Conill, New York, N. Y. Application January 8, 1937, Serial No. 119,697
10 Claims. (01. 132--36) My invention relates to supports, and more sary operating media by aflexible conduit 2. The particularly has reference to a supporting device operating media is suitably housed in a casing 3 for hair waving apparatus. which is mounted on a base 4.
One of the objects of my invention is to pro- In the process of waving hair by my method,
vide a supporting member which is simple to conthe operator uses the waving unit I to give the struct, easy to repair and replace, and which can necessary treatment to the locks of hair. When be manufactured at small cost. not in use, however, such as for the purpose of Another object of my invention is to provide a separating locks of hair, or for binding those supporting member which is freely movable from already treated, I provide a convenient rest for a horizontal to a vertical position, and having supporting the unit I. This rest or support com- 10 means for locking the supporting member in prises the subject matter of thefollowing specifieither position. cation.
Another object of my invention is to provide The support comprises generally a trough-like a supporting member for hair waving apparatus supporting hand 5 attached to one end of a telewhich also serves as a conduit for carrying away scoping arm 6 which is attached to the casing 3 15 any water contained in the apparatus. by means of a swivel connection I.
With these and other objects in View, which The swivel connection 1 is shown in detail in may be incident to my improvements, the in- Figures 4 to 7, inclusive, and comprises a plate 8 vention consists in the parts and combinations attached to the casing 3 at a convenient location to be hereinafter set forth and claimed, with the by means of bolts 9. Fitted in an aperture i0 understanding that the several necessary elein the plate 8 is the reduced end H of a tapered ments comprising my invention may be varied in pin [2. The end H is screw threaded to receive construction, proportions and arrangement, withlock nuts Hi to securely hold the tapered pin in out departing from the spirit and scope of the position.
appended claims. A central bore I4 is provided in the pin l2 and In order to make my invention more clearly extends partially therethrough to communicate 25 understood, I have shown in the accompanying with the interior of the casing 3. A spout or tube drawings means for carrying the same into I5 is suitably fitted into the open end of the ractical effect without limiting the improvebore I4 and extends downwardly to communicate ments in their useful applications to the particuwith a removable receptacle H5 in the base i. 30 lar constructions, which, for the purpose of eX- Rotatably mounted on the tapered pin 12 is a Planation, haVe been made the ject o u fitting designated generally by the numeral I1. tration. This fitting comprises a hub portion l8 taper I the d W S bored as at [9 to form a close fit on the tapered Figure 1 is a perspective View Of a hail Waving pin [2. The forward or smaller end of the pin machin w my pp n d vi atta d a d I2 is reduced as at 20 and fitted with a washer 2| in s Operative position; which bears against the face 22 of the hub l8. Fi re 2 is l t l SeetiOnal w O the A nut 23 is screw threaded onto a further reduced supporting hand; portion 24 of the pin. The above structure pro- Fi u 315 avertical cross section taken on the vides a swivel connection which will be waterline of Figure 2, looking in the direction of tight, as will hereinafter be found necessary. the arrows; Integral with the hub 18 adjacent and at right Figure 4 is f transverse Sectional of the angles to the bore I9 is a sleeve 26 which is in SWiYeI cnnectlon communication with the bore M of the pin I2 by Flgure 5 1s vgrtlcal Sect19na1.wew tafken means of a passage 21. This sleeve is adapted to the hue Exs of Flgure lookmg m the direct-Ion have fixed therein one end of a tube 28 which is f the arrows; 0 Figure 6 is a Cross sectional View taken on the provided with an aperture 29 positioned ad acent the passage 21. lme 6-6 of Figure l, and
Figure 7 is a horizontal sectional view, partly The t 28 forms e fixed portion of the 150 in elevation, taken on the line 1-1 of Figure 4, telescopmg arm h b e po tl n Cornlooking in the directi n of th rr prising a tube 30 which is of smaller diameter Referring to the drawing, Figure 1 shows a than tube 28 and is adapted to slide within it. hair waving machine of my design which com- A bushing 3| which is a close sliding fit on the prises a waving unit I connected with the necestube 30 is fixed into the free end of tube 28 by 55 7 means of screws 34' is a key 34.
means of screws 32. The opposite end of the tube 28 is closed by a screw plug 33.
Mounted longitudinally within the tube 28 by This key 34 coacts with a slot 35 formed in a split collar 36 attached to the end of the tube 30 which is with- .in the larger tube 28 to prevent any rotary displacement of the two tubes.
By reference to Figure 4 it will also be noted that the split collar 36 will, when the telescoping arm 6 is fully extended, abut the bushing 3| to prevent the two tubes comprising this arm from being separated.
The outer end of the tube 30 is fitted into a bore 31 in the base portion 38 of the supporting hand 5. The base portion 38 extends into an open trough 39 which terminates in a cup shaped end 40. The trough 39 is in communication with the tube 30 by means of an orifice 4!.
By means of the above structure it will be seen that a conduit is formed leading from the trough 39 through tubes 30 and 28, aperture 29, passage 21, bore 14 and spout I 5 to the receptacle IS in the base 4 of the casing 3. When the waving unit l is not in use, small amounts of steam escape and condense. The moisture thus condensed is permitted to drain into this receptacle [6 through the passageiust described as clearly shown in' Figure 1 of the drawings.
' To form a convenient rest for the waving unit I, and to provide means for securely holding it in position, I provide a bracket 42. This bracket comprises a base 43' attached to the top of the base portion 38 of the supporting hand 5 and is provided with two upturned ends 44 and 45. The forward end 44 terminates in a semicircular fork 46 in which is adapted to rest the forward portion of the waving unit I. The rear upturned end 45 terminates in a split ring 46 composed of a lower portion 41 and an upper portion 48 which are joined on one side by a hinge 49. The opposite or opening side of the ring 46 is pro- 'vided with a spring operated latch 50. The ring 46is adapted to receive the rear portion of the waving unit I and to securely hold it against displacement from the bracket 42 by the latch member 50.
It has been shown that the arm 6 is permitted to swivel and it will be noted from Figure 4 that its position may be changed from an operative position slightly above the horizontal to a vertical inoperative position. In order to hold the arm 6 in either of these positions, I provide an arm 5| which is integral with and extends radially from the hub portion [8 of the swivel connection II. .The free end of the arm 5| is provided with a bore 52. "A plunger 53 having a reduced end 54 and a stem 55 is slidably fitted in they bore 52. A helical spring 56 is positioned behind the plunger 53 to normally force-it. out
ward from the bore 52.
which is the tapered pin l2, and are spaced slightly more than 90 apart.
The exposed end of the plunger stem55 is provided with an operating knob or button 59. To
change the position of the arm 6, the operator removes theplunger 53 from either of the apertures 51 or. 58 and moves the arm to the desired L two different positions.
Thus it will be seen that I have devised a neat and efficient support which, when it is in its operative position, will provide a convenient rest for a hair waving unit so that this unit will always be in easy reach of the operator.. In addition to this, it provides means to draw off all the condensed moisture from the unit. Moreover, when in its inoperative position, it may be folded to occupy a minimum amount of space.
While I have shown and described the preferred emobdiment of my invention, I wish it to be understood that I do not confine myself to the precise details of construction herein set forth, by way of illustration, as it is apparent that many changes and variations may be made therein, by those skilled in the art, without departing from the spirit of the invention, or exceeding the scope of the appended claims.
I claim: a
1. In a device of the character described, a housing, an extensible arm pivotally mounted on the housing, and resilient means for holding the extensible arm in position.
2. In a device of the character described, 'a
housing, an extensible arm pivotally mounted'on the housing, and resilient means carried by said pivot to hold the extensible arm in position.
3. In a device of the character described, a housing, a swivel fixture mounted on the housing, an arm carried by the swivel, and means to hold the arm in position,
4. In a device of the character described, a. housing, a swivel fixture mounted on the housing, an extensible arm carried by the swivel and means carried by the swivel to hold the arm in position.
5. In an apparatus for waving hair. a housing, a waving mechanism, a support for the waving mechanism, an extensible arm for said support, said arm being'pivotally mounted on the housing, and means to hold the support in'positicn.
. 6. In an apparatus for waving hair, a housing,
8. In anapparatus for waving hair, a housing,
a waving mechanism, a support for said waving mechanism, an arm for'the support, said arm being pivotally mounted on the housing and means provided on the pivot to'hold the arm in at least 9. In an apparatus for waving hair; a housing,
a waving mechanism, a support for said waving imechanism, an extensible arm for the'support,
said arm being pivotally mounted on the housing and means provided on the pivot to hold thelarm in at least two different positions. a 7 10; In an apparatus forwaving hair, a housing,
.18. waving mechanism, a support for said waving mechanism, an extensible armior' the support,
said arm being pivotallymounted on the housing. .and spring actuated means provided on the pivot to hold the arm in at least two different positions.
FERNAN O. CONILL.