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June 2, 1942. E. BACHER. NEE LAszLd 2,235,105
MASSAGE APPARATUS Filed June 12, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet l June 2, 1942.
E. BACHER, NEE LASZLO MASSAGE APPARATUS Filed June 12. 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IIWIIIJIIIPPIIIIII Patented June 2, 1942 1 OFFICE MASSAGE APPARATUS Ella Bacher, ne Laszl, Paris, France Application June 12, 1939, Serial No. 278,721 In France February 2, 1939 2 Claims.
The present invention relates to a massage apparatus operating with treating cream or the like especially for beauty treatment but adapted to be used for other similar purposes such as medical treatment, of the type in which the part of the apparatus serving for the massage is heated by means of an electric resistance, the treating cream being applied on the skin at the desired fluidity and in a hot state so as to penetrate into the pores under advantageous conditions, and has for its object to provide such apparatus ofgreater efliciency than hitherto.
The accompanying drawings show by way of non-limitative example four embodiments of the invention. These embodiments could be different and modified according to requirements but all would comprise a massaging apparatus and an electric resistance in combination with a creamdistributor and come within the scope of the invention.
According to these drawings:
Figure 1 shows a view, part in section, of a massaging apparatus with electrical heating according to the present invention,
Figure 2 is a plan view according to Figure 1,
Figure 3 a section of a massaging apparatus according to the second embodiment,
Figure 4, a section in transverse elevation according to a third embodiment of the apparatus, and
Figures and 6, a view in elevation, part in section, and a front view according to a fourth embodiment.
The massaging apparatus proper shown in Figs. 1 and 2 comprises a casing l the perforated and tapped central part 2 of which serves to receive the threaded end of the collapsibletube 3 containing the beauty cream. The upper plate 4 of this casing is furnished with a series of balls 6 retained in corresponding sockets by riding upon a wall 2 integral with the tapped central part 2 forming the support for the balls to maintain them projecting through the said sockets and so that the beauty cream is distributed by these balls 'on to the skin in proportion as the massaging operation takes place.
This casing comprises in addition an annular chamber 5 in which is wound the electric heating resistance 6 (Figure 3). An insulated terminal I allows the resistance to be connected to a conductor 8. Finally, a cover 9 closes the massaging apparatus when it is not in use by screwing on the casing I.
The electrically heated box is mounted on a handle In of cylindrical or other for of moulded material, ebonite, or otherwise. This handle is held by a ring II or in any other manner and allows the manipulation and the easy utilisation of the apparatus. the amount of beauty cream which penetrates into the heating box, a winged key I2 can be utilised which'slides in two slots I3 and I 4 disposed in the handle I0. The lower extremity of the collapsible tube 3 therefore can be wound proportionately on to the middle part of the key I2.
It is easy to understand how the apparatus is utilised. After having connected it to a current supply and turned the key I2 so as to introduce into the interior of the casing I the necessary quantity of cream, it is sufilcient to massage the surface of the skin to be treated by means of the balls which in rotating facilitate the application of the creamheated at the requisite temperature.
In the embodiment shown by Figure 3, the tube 3 is omitted. The casing I remains the same except however that the central part is constituted by a cylinder l5 threaded externally. This cylinder which is adapted to receive the beauty cream communicates with the upper part of the casing where the balls are accommodated by a central perforation l6. Upon the threaded part of the cylinder I5 is screwed a hollow cylindrical part II attached to the handle I8, in which part I! a piston I9 is fitted in a concentric manner. A simple rotation of the handle I8 permits of compressing the beauty cream contained in the cylinder 15 and forcing it between the balls intended for the massage. This apparatus functions and is utilised in the same manner as the first described with the difference, however, that the cylinder I5 must be filled each time.
According to Figure 4, the feeding of the massaging apparatus with cream is effected by simple pressure. The beauty cream is introduced into a cylindrical receptacle 20 situated in the base of a casing 2!. This cylindrical receptacle is provided with a piston 22 the rod 23 of which has an axial bore 24. The extremity of this red is screwed on the casing I previously described and possesses a flange 25 on which bears the annular chamber 5 in which is wound the electric heating resistance. By pushing the casing 21 towards the top, the beauty cream is discharged into the axial bore 24 and penetrates into the upper part of the apparatus where it comes into contact with the massaging balls 4 at a determined temperature.
The balls utilised may be of glass, metal, rub- For the purpose of regulatingher or of plastic material. They may be replaced in some cases by rollers or otherwise.
According to Figures 5 and 6, the massaging apparatus comprises a casing 26 the balls of which rest on a plate 28 maintained by a clamping nut 29. The threaded spindle 30 is adapted to maintain the heating body 3| in which is accommodated the electric resistance constituted by a heating wire 33 insulated by means of beads 32.
A nut 36 assures the assembly of the heating body and the casing. This assembly i mounted on a handle 34 intended to facilitate the massaging operation. A cover 35 closes the upper part of the apparatus when it is not utilised.
Upon the heating of the cream, this latter penfor feeding the massage medium into the said space and for filling the same between the rollers, the said heating means being positioned to heat the said inner wall for transferring heat to the massage medium, the said outer wall having a plurality of openings substantially uniformly distributed across its face, and the said rollers being supported on the said inner wall upon which the rollers ride and which maintains each roller partially protruding through one of said openings in the outer WalL'Whereby the heated medium is distributed in the said space to the surfaces of etrates by passing around the edge of the plate 28 into the circular part of the casing where the balls are accommodated so as .to allow an efficacious massage of the skin. 7
The invention is not limited to the precise forms or details of construction described, as these may be varied to suit particular cases.
It is to be understood that the term rollers as employed in the appending claims includes, within its scope, balls and various types of r0- tatable means suitable for the purpose mentioned.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States of America is:
1. In a massage apparatus having a casing, a plurality of rollers for applying a massage medium to which rollers the massage medium is fed, a reservoir for the medium within the casing, means for feeding the medium from the reservoir to the surfaces of the rollers, and a heater mounted in the casing for heating the medium; spaced walls comprising an inner wall and an outer wall providing a space therebetween substantially coextensive with the said walls and communicating with the said reservoir to provide the rollers for application to a surface to be massaged. V
2. In a massage apparatus having a casing, a plurality of rollers for applying a massage medium towhich rollers the massage medium is fed and by which the medium is applied, a reservoir for the medium within the casing, and heating means mounted in the casing for heating the medium; spaced walls comprising an inner wall and an outer wall providing a space therebetween substantially coextensive with the said walls and communicating with the said reservoir to provide for feeding the massage medium into the said space and for filling the same between the rollers, the said heating means positioned to heat the casing and the said inner wall, the latter being in heat-conductive communication with the casing, the said outer wall having a plurality of openings substantially uniformly distributed across its face, and the said rollers being supported on the said inner wall upon which the rollers ride and which maintains each'roller partially protruding through one of said openings in the outer wall, whereby the heated medium is distributed in the said space to the surfaces of the rollers for application to a surface to be massagedl ELLA BACHER NEE LAszLo.