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J. FIANDACH 2,234,670
SANITARY HAND PAD Filed Oct. 25, 1937 JOSEPH FMNDACH, INVENTOR.
6 BY jib/ndm,
H LS ATTORNEY.
Patented Mar. 11, 1941 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFlCE SANITARY HAND PAD Joseph Fiandach, Fair-port, N. 1.
Application October 25, 1937, Serial N 0. 170,773
2 Claims. (Cl. 15-227) The present invention relates to sanitary hand Fig. 1 showing the retaining strap in stretched pads. 1 condition.
One object of the invention is to produce a Fig. 4 is a top plan view of a pad having a resanitary hand pad to be worn over the palm of taining strap formed integrally of the material the hand, particularly over the fingers, which can of the pad itself and held together at the thick- 5 be used to rub off substances from the head or ened portion by means of an adhesively attached face without tearing easily, and which will stay label strip. securely on the hand in use. Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of the pad shown in Another object is to produce such a pad of a Fig. 4, Showing the formation assumed by the pad sufliciently soft and strong material that will and the integrally formed retaining strap when 10 cause no discomfort in use. the fingers have been inserted for using the pad. Another object is to produce such a pad adapt- The adhesive label strip is not shown in this view. able to mass production methods of manufacture Fig. 6 is a top plan view of a pad having an which can be economically produced so that it integrally formed retaining strap made by slitting may be discarded after being once used. the pad transversely with a single slit instead of 15 These and other objects will appear in the a double slit, and is represented by a broken away specification and will be pointed out specifically figure. in the claims. Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals The universal practice in barber shops and denote like parts, the sanitary hand pad ID is beauty parlors when cutting hair, is to brush off preferably composed of a number of thin cushion the cut hair from the face, head and neck of sheets of cellulose paper tissue H commonly rethe patron with a long bristle camel hair brush ferred to as wadding and there may be procalled a neck duster. Such practice necessitates vided for an outer sheet to resist tearing, and using the same neck duster on many customers abrasion one or more sheets of crepe paper l2, during the day without opportunity of cleaning which is tougher than the wadding sheets, but or sterilizing the bristles. It is common amongst less resilient. Such a pad will provide a cushionbarbers to use the same neck duster for weeks ing effect in the wadding sheets and wearing before cleaning the same. To this unsanitary qualities in the outer crepe sheet. Depending on condition is added the habit of many barbers to the uses for which the pad I0 is desired, the reuse the same neck duster as a talcum powder silienoy, strength, weight and number of sheets applicator to apply talcum to the head, face and of the paper may be varied to suit the purpose. neck of a perspiring customer. The neck duster For instance, when using the pad ID to brush off is thus a potential carrier of contagion and discut hair, the wadding ll could be about of an ease. inch thick with one outer sheet of eight pound Recognizing this fact, some fastidious barbers unstretched crepe paper l2. If the pad is to be 35 have resorted to cotton as a substitute for the d y Women to p Creams Cosmetics fro neck duster, but due to the fact that out hair the face, the outer sheet uld p ra ly h sticks to the cotton fibers, this substitute has not made Softer by using stretched crepe p p gained acceptance facial tissue. An unstretched crepe paper sheet The present invention embodies a. discardable has been found excellent when using the Pad neck duster with all the efliciency of the camel as a powder hair brush in addition to cleanliness and sanita- I Order to glve added Strength 9 the pad on, Whether used to brush off hair, to wipe without waste of paper, the sheets II and 12 of the pad l0 may be folded over at the front pormeams and Osmetlcs from the 5km apply tion I3 to give a double thickness over the tips talcum powder.
of the fingers, where the greatest use and wear In the f p of the pad ID will take place. The folded por- Fig. 1 IS a side elevation of an embodiment of tion 3 may be held joined together by means f the invention showing a laminated cellulose pad adhesive pegs M which are referred t as pegs of double thickness at the front and a retaining because of t fagt th t th he iv if a li d 50 strap on the rear portion, the broken lines reprein liquid or semi-liquid form is readily absorbed senting adhesive for holding the parts together. by and permeates through the sheets II and I2 Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the pad shown in of the pad forming a mass extending vertically Fig. 1. through the pad [0. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the pad shown in The pad I0 is preferably provided with a strap 55 element l5 attached on the rear portion of the pad by pegs of adhesive It so that the fingers may be inserted between the strap l5 and the adjacent surface of the pad In in mitten fashion. The strap I5 is preferably made of extensible crepe paper so that it can be stretched to the width of the fingers. The width of both pad l0 and strap [5 may be varied to accommodate one or all fingers as desired.
Another embodiment of pad I0 is shown in Figs. 4 and 5, wherein the folded portion I3 is retained in folded condition by means of a strip of adhesive-coated paper I1; an integrally formed strap I8 is formed in the rear portion of the pad I 0 itself instead of adhesively attaching a separate paper strap as illustrated in Fig. 2.
This integrally formed strap is preferably made by doubly slitting the pad transversely and terminating the ends of the slits before reaching the edges of the pad. As a result of the double slitting, a ribbon of material I8 is formed transversely of the pad, and, by pushing this ribbon at right angles to the plane of the pad this ribbon becomes a strap [8 in the arcuate form shown in Fig. 5. Due to the arching of the strap l8, the ribbon of laminated material l9 of the pad N which lies adjacent the strap [8 will also assume an arcuate shape, resulting in an elliptical opening for inserting the fingers therein; the bites of material 20, 2| serve to hold the strap I8 integrally associated with the pad ID.
This latter form of strap I8 is stronger and renders the pad I0 more secure on the hand and eliminates necessity of adhesively applying said strap. Another advantage is that successive sheets H and I2 of the pad l0 may be easily torn from the pad when it is used to wipe cold cream or cosmetic from the face, without exposing a hard mass of adhesive to scratch the skin, and the pad may be reversed, as the strap I8 may be arched in relation to the pad ID in either direction. It is obvious that a single slit may be used instead of a double slit, in which case the rear portion I9 of the pad Ill becomes the retaining strap, with a sacrifice of utility obtainable with strap l8 when formed by a double slit.
It is also obvious that by inserting the fingers between the sheet H so that both the palm side and rear side of the fingers are covered, the pad actually becomes a mitten. In such a case, it is of course necessary that pegs l6 be provided, or some similar retaining means, to prevent the sheets II from separating at the side edges of the pad lil, Such use of the pad I0 is contemplated, especially if strap I5 should tear or break, or where the top sheet II is provided as the strap. A sheared edge tends to separate.
In ordinary use, the hand is inserted into the opening formed between the strap !5 (or 58 or [9) as the case may be, and the pad lil, which will cover the palm side of the fingers and stay on the hand much like a mitten.
When the pad I 0 is used by a barber while cutting hair it may be held on the hand during, the entire hair cutting operation. It has been found that the pad easily folds into the palm of the hand and does not interfere with the use of the hand whether working the shears, or using the comb or clippers. The pad easily unfolds by simply flipping the hand forward, in which case the weight of the reenforced front portion of the pad causes the pad to unfold and cover the tips of the fingers. An unreenforced pad will like wise open but more slowly While the preferred forms of the invention have been illustrated, it is obvious that changes to suit varying uses or conditions may be made therein without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
l. A. soft hygienic hand pad usable on the face or skin comprising a plurality of sheets of soft tissue paper laminated together to form a soft sheet-like pad adapted to be laid over the fingers of the users hand, the exposed sheet of said pad comprising a relatively tough, creped sheet whereby said pad presents a rough surface backed by soft cushioning sheets.
2. A soft discardable sanitary barbers neck duster or the like comprising a laminated pad formed of a plurality of sheets of cellulose tissue paper adapted to be held continually in the palm