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Publication numberUS2220758 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1940
Filing dateFeb 7, 1940
Priority dateFeb 7, 1940
Publication numberUS 2220758 A, US 2220758A, US-A-2220758, US2220758 A, US2220758A
InventorsLouis Florio
Original AssigneeLouis Florio
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Margin stencil for polishing fingernails
US 2220758 A
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NOV. 5, 1940. L, FLQRlO 2,220,758

MARGINSTENCIL'FOR POLISHING FINGERNAILS Filed Feb. '7, 1940 INVENTOR aus .Flo/ao M l ATTORN-EYY Patented Nov. 5, 1940 UNITED STATES MARGIN STENCIL FOR POLISHING FINGERNAILS Louis Florio, New York, N. Y. Application February 7, 1940, serial No. 317,643

6 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a stencil for polishing iingernails.

More specifically, the invention proposes the construction of a stencil for use in polishing 1ingernails, and more particularly, for maintaining the even outline of the moon at the base of the fingernail while applying the nger lacquer or polish.

A further object of this invention proposes to characterize the stencil by a nat tubular member having the front portion of its bottom wall cut away and which carries a stencil element having its front end projecting beyond the front end of the tubular member and which is adapted to be engaged over the moon with its front end immediately adjacent the front edge of the moon.

Still further it is proposed to provide a fulcrum element at the central portion of the bottom wall of said tubular member and which is adapted to engage ones finger adjacent the back edge of the nail in a manner to be used as a fulcrum about which the stencil may be pivoted for lifting the front end thereof to permit the work to be viewed.

Still further the invention proposes the provision of an elastic band mounted on the front of the tubular member for engaging about ones finger to hold the stencil in position on the finger with the front end of the stencil element aligned with the moon as previously described. y

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a plan View of a hand having a stencil according to this invention applied to the index nger thereof.

Fig. 2 is a front elevational view of the stencil per se.

Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the stencil.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 illustrating the pivoted position of the stencil.

Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional View of the stencil.

The stencil for polishing fingernails, according to this invention, includes.- a flat tubular member I0 having a portion of its front wall ma cut away. This tubular member is preferably constructed of sheet metal or other similar material and has a portion Il)b thereof doubled upon itself. This portion I 0b is separated from the main portion thereof by forming the tubular member with an inwardly extending cut II extending inwards from the bottom wall of the tubular member to a position adjacent the top 5 wall thereof. The top wall thereof remains uncut and acts as a hinge about which the portion Itb is adapted to be bent.

A stencil element I2 is extended through the tubular member Ill and is adapted to be shifted 10 forwards and backwards and'has a rearwardly projecting rear end I2a forming a handle for the stencil. This stencil element is preferably constructed of rubber and is frictionally but slidably extended through the tubular member Il) 15 so vthat the same way be shifted relative to the tubular member to have its front end I2b project from the tubular member the desired amount.

The rear end I2a which acts as a handle portion permits the entire stencil to be shifted either to the right or to the left for properly aligning the front end of the stencil element I2 with the moon at the base of the fingernail.

A fulcrum I3 is formed at the central portion 25 of the bottom wall of the tubular member I and projects downwards for engaging ones finger adjacent the back edge of the fingernail as shown in Fig. 3. This fulcrum I3 is formed by rolling the front portion of the bottom wall back- 30 wards as shown in Fig. 3 for forming a downwardly extending projection about which the stencil may be conveniently pivoted for lifting the front end of the stencil-element as shown in Fig. 4 for permitting the front end of the stencil 35 element to 'be lifted from the face of the nail to determine whether or not the nail polish or lacquer is being properly applied.

A resilient band I4 is mounted on the front of the tubular member Ill for engaging about ones finger for holding the stencil element I2 in an aligned position with the moon. This resilient band is substantially circular and extends across the top face of the tubular member I0 between the front end thereof and the fulcrum I3. 45 This resilient band yIII engages in the space between the tubular member I0 and the portion Ib thereof and av novel means is provided for releasably holding the same in position for permitting the elastic band to be inter-changed in the event 5o it becomes brokenv or loses its resiliency due to continued use. This means comprises a lug I5 formed on the front end of the portion Ib of the tubular member I0 and which is bent around and engaged against the bottom face of the tubular

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/285
International ClassificationA45D29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/004
European ClassificationA45D29/00M