US 2223842 A
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Dec. 3, 1940. M. BREKKE 2,223,842
7 DISPLAY DEVICE Filed April 1, 1940 df3%0// Tarekky BY Y ATTORNEYS INVENTOR Patented Dec. 3, 1940 UNITED'H STATES DISPLAY DEVICE Marshall '1. Brekke, Scarsdale, N. Y., assignor to Northam Warren Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application April 1, 1940, Serial N 0. 327,365
My invention relates to improvements in display devices and more particularly to improvements in display devices used in association with the sale of nail polishes, nail enamels and the like.
Nail polishes, as presently sold, usually vary in many qualities. The consistency of. the polish may be from very thin to very thick, -thus affecting the thickness of the coat applied and the ease in applying the polish to the nails. Secondly, the colors of nail polish are numerous and the color of the polish as it appears in the bottle differs from the color of the same polish when applied to the nails.
1 The main object of my invention, therefore, is to provide a display device simulating a human 4 finger, said display device having an imitation nail thereon, said nail approaching as closely as possible the characteristics and qualities of the human nail.
Another object of my invention is to provide a display device simulating a human finger, said device having means thereon for removably receiving an imitation nail.
The advantages of the aforementioned device are obvious. Nails which have been appropriately colored with the desired nail polish may be inserted in the device. If the customer wishes to try or test the polish herself all she need do is insert a natural imitation nail into the device and apply the polish thereto herself. In this way she may learn the consistency and true color of the polish. Since imitation nails are relatively inexpensive, the used nail may be discarded and a new nail inserted.
Other objects of my invention will be set forth in the following description and drawing which illustrate a preferred embodiment thereof, it being understood that the above statement of the objects of my invention is intended generally to explain the same without limiting it in any manner.
Fig. 1 is a profile View of my device, v
Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 are front views thereof showing the device as arranged in a display manner,
Fig. 6 is a side view thereof,
Fig. 7 is a side sectional view thereof,
Fig. 8 is a sectional view along lines 88 of Fig. 7,
Fig. 9 is a sectional view along lines 99 of Fig. 7,
Fig. 10 is a top plan view of my device,
Fig. 11 is a profile view of the artificial nail which is used with my device.
Referring to the drawing, N designates the body portion of my device, said body portion simulating the top part of a human finger. Engraved in what would be the cuticle portion of said finger is a channel-shaped groove I, the open faceof said groove facing inwardly of the 5 cuticle line. The surface 4 of the body member N which is surrounded by the cuticle line or groove I is slightly inwardly offset so as to form a nail-receiving pocket. The body portion may be of any suitable material, such as metal, plastic, 10 or wood, and may be appropriately colored. The nail portion 3 is formed of any material which preferably has the transparency and color of the human fingernail. The shape of said nail portion, as shown in Fig. 11, is concavo or convexo 15 and is of oval outline. Said nail is so shaped and is of such resiliency that it may be slightly bent and inserted into the cuticle groove l and said nail will thereafter spread and tightly abut the side walls of said groove and thus be frictionally held therein.
While I have shown the nail of concavoconvexo shape, it may be made of any desired shape as long as it may be resiliently inserted into the cuticle groove and held therein. The nail may be fiat and oval shaped and may be cut from fiat stock without necessity of subsequent forming. When a flat nail is inserted the contour of the groove will adequately shape said nail.
While I prefer, before inserting the nail in the device, to color the said nail to correspond to the particular nail polish or enamel which it is to represent, the natural colored nail may be inserted and tested on thereafter as hereinbefore described.
I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention but it is obvious that numerous changes and omissions may be made without departing from its spirit.
What I claim is:
1. In combination a body member of rigid material simulating a human finger, said body member having a channeled groove formed therein along what would be the cuticle line of the finger, an imitation fingernail formed of resilient material and of greater width than the portion surrounded by the channeled groove, said fingernail adapted to be slidably and removably inserted in said groove in flexed condition whereby its return to normal unflexed condition is resisted by the side walls of said groove and same is frictionally retained therein in an arched position simulating a human fingernail.
2'. In combination a body member of rigid material simulating a human finger, said body memher having a channeled groove formed therein along what would be the cuticle line of the finger,
. the sides of said groove being parallel to the adjacent walls of the body member, the part of said body member surrounded by the groove being inwardly oifset to form a nail receiving pocket, an imitation fingernail formed of resilient material and of greater width than the portion surrounded by the channel groove, said fingernail