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Publication numberUS2346234 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1944
Filing dateSep 15, 1942
Priority dateSep 15, 1942
Publication numberUS 2346234 A, US 2346234A, US-A-2346234, US2346234 A, US2346234A
InventorsReynolds Lester A
Original AssigneeReynolds Lester A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manicuring device
US 2346234 A
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April 11, 1944. a... A. REYNQLDS MANIGURING DEVICE Filed Sept. 15,. 1942 NVENTOR we 20 Lean-rifle ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 11, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MANICURING DEVICE Lester A. Reynolds, Los Angeles, Calif.

Application September 15, 1942, Serial No. 458,369

3 Claims.

This invention relates to drying devices, and its general object is to provide a device of that character in the form of a lamp, Which is primarily designed for use by manicurists and the like, in that the device includes illuminating means, heating means and a hand rest, the latter being arranged directly below the illuminating and heating means, for disposal in the path of light and heat rays therefrom, so as to not only bring about ample and proper light to facilitate treating nails, but also to materially expedite the drying of polish, lacquer and other preparations applied thereto.

A further object is to provide a drying device that is ornamental in appearance, simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and extremely efficient in use and service.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken through one form of my device, with parts in elevation.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 22 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 3-3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 4 is a rear view of a modified form.

Figure 5 illustrates the circuit for the lamp bulbs of either form.

Referring to the drawing in detail, and par ticularly to the form of Figures 1 to 3, it will be noted that the base member I which is shown as being hollow and of elongated substantially rectangular formation, includes a flat bottom wall, a top wall and end ledge portions 2, the latter being disposed below the top wall, as best shown in Figure 1. The top wall which provides a hand rest is curved transversely upwardly and directed downwardly toward one longitudinal edge to provide a substantially beveled front portion 3 throughout the length of the top wall, so that the latter tends to follow the natural curvature of the hand when disposed in a rested position thereon, and it will be noted that the top wall is of ample length to accommodate both hands of the person having the nails treated. The bottom wall is preferably removable to allow access to the interior of the base member and is held in place by any suitable means. A pad or cover sheet 4 of any suitable material is preferably provided for the top wall throughout the length thereof and is of a width to extend about the front and rear sides, as shown in Figure 3, the pad being adhesively or otherwise secured in place, as will be apparent.

Fixed to and rising from the ledge or shelf portions 2 are tubular members 5 of substantially goose-neck configuration, that have their upper end portions disposed horizontally and directed toward each other. Secured to the upper ends of the tubular members 5 by flanged nipples 6 are the end walls I of an elongated inverted cross sectional U-shaped channel like reflector housing or shade 8, for disposal thereof in bridging relation between the tubular members, to overlie the hand rest, as clearly shown in Figure 3, and the nipples have lamp sockets 9 secured thereto for disposal within the housing.

Mounted in one of the sockets is an illuminat ing lamp bulb I0 preferably of the so-called daylight blue type, while mounted in the other socket is an elongated heating lamp bulb I I of the infrared ray carbon type, with the result it will be seen that when the bulb I0 is lighted, the light rays therefrom will be directed by the housing or shade toward the hand rest, and when the bulb I I is lighted, heat rays will be directed accordingly. I preferably provide a heat reflector element I2 shaped to follow and secured within the housing to overlie the lamp bulb II, and the end walls I preferably have ventilating openings I3 therein, as clearly shown in Figure 3.

Secured along the longitudinal center of the top of the housing 8 by screws or the like, is an arcuate or bail type handle I4. One of the screws or other fastening elements, may act to secure the reflector element I2 in place, as shown, and the handle is provided with solid end portion for receiving the screws. By the provision of the handle, it will be obvious that the device can be readily carried and moved from place to place.

The tubular members 5 not only act as supporting means for the reflector housing, but also as conduits for conductors I5 and I6, the conductors I5 being threaded through one tubular member and connected to the socket of the lamp bulb I0, while the conductors I8 are threaded through the other tubular member and connected to the socket of the lamp bulb II. Switches I! and I8 are provided for controlling the lamp bulbs, and the switch I! is mounted on one ledge portion 2 and ha certain of the conductors I5 connected thereto, while the switch I8 is mounted on the other ledge portion and has certain of the conductors I6 connected thereto. By that construction, it will be obvious that the lamp bulbs are individually controlled. The conductors I6 are connected to the conductors I5 and the latter extend through one end of the base member, as well as has connected thereto aprong type plug I9 for connection with a suitable source of current, as will be apparent.

From the above description and disclosure in the drawing, it is believed that th use of my device will be obvious, but it might b mentioned that when the nails are being treated or polish or other preparation has been applied thereto, the hands are positioned upon the pad, so that the nails will be arranged in the path of the light or heat rays from the lamp bulbs, it being apparent that either one or both bulbs may be lighted, as desired.

The form of Figure 4 is similar in many respects to that of the other form. In fact, the base member is identical to the base member I inthat it is shown as including ledge portions 2i and a pad 22 is disposed about the top wall and front and rear sides of the base member 20. However, only one tubular supportin member 23 is provided for the form of Figure 4 and the tubular member 23, like the tubular supporting members 5 is of gooseneck formation, as Well as is fixed to and rises from one or the ledge portions 2!, with its upper end portion curved to terminate in a horizontal plane above the base member 20.

The upper end of the tubular member 23 has a substantially spherical shaped member secured thereto and secured to the member 24 is one end of an arcuate tubular member 25 that extends horizontally above the base member 20. A substantially spherical shaped member 26 is secured to the opposite end of the tubular member 2 5 and secured to and extending inwardly from the members 24 and 2b are nipples 27 which not only secure a reflector housing or shade -28 betweenthe spherical members for disposal above and along the length of the base member 20, but the nipples also have secured thereto lamp sockets 29 arranged within the housing. An illuminating lamp bulb-30 'is mounted in one socket and an elongatedheating lamp'bulb 3| is mounted inthe other socket, and these lamp bulbs are identical tothe bulbs H) and I l, as will be apparent, A heat reflector element 32 is fixed Within the reflector housing -23 to overlie the bulb 3i The circuit for the form of Figure l is identical to that of the other "form, and the: conductors of both sockets 29 extend through the tubular member "23, while the conductors of the socket that has the lamp bulb 3U mounted therein, extends through the arcuate tubularmember -25. The lamp bulbs are separately controlled by switches, and one switch 33 is shown as being mounted on'the ledgemember having the tubular member 2-3 secured thereto, the switch 33 being arranged on one side of the tubular member 23, but the other switch is not shown, as it -is arranged on the-other side, as will be apparent.

The use of the form of Figure 4 is likewise identical to thatof the other form, and while the handle it is not included in .the form of Figured, it is not needed,as the tubular member acts in thecapacity of a handle, it being obvious that the member 25 can be readily grasped when it is desired to carry the device.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in thecombination and arrangementof the several parts, .provided that such changes fall within the scope 01E the appended claims,

What I claim is:

1. A manicuring device comprising an elongated substantially rectangular base member, tubular supporting means secured to and rising from the base member, an elongated inverted cross sectional U -shaped channel like reflector housing secured to the supporting means to overlie the base member along the length thereof, said base member having an upwardly curved top wall providing a hand rest and directed toward one longitudinal edge of the base member inbeveled formation, a covering secured to said top Wall and providing a pad for receiving the -hands, electric illuminating and heating lamp bulbs mounted within the housing for the latter to direct light and heat rays toward the hand rest, conductors for each of the lamp bulbs and extending through the supporting means, and a switch for each of the lamp bulbs.

2. A manicuring device comprising an elongated substantially rectangular base member including an upwardly curved top wall providing a-hand rest and directed toward one longitudinal edge of the base member in beveled formation, a covering secured to said top wall and providing a pad for receiving the hands, ledge portions formed at the ends of the'base member and disposed below the top wall, tubular supporting members secured to and rising from the ledge portions and being of substantially gooseneck formation, said tubular-supporting membershaving their upper end portionscurved toward each other and directed in a horizontal plane, an elongated inverted cross sectional U-shaped channel like reflector housing secured to and bridging the upper ends of the tubular supporting members to overlie the base member, socket members connected to the upper ends of the tubular supporting members and disposed within the housing, an illuminating bulb mounted in one socket member, .a heating bulb mounted in the other socket member, conductors for each socket member and being threaded through the tubular supporting members, a-switch for controlling each bulb and mounted on the ledge members, a reflector element for the heating bulb, and a handle secured to the housing.

3. A manicuring device comprising an elongated substantially rectangular base member including an upwardly curved top wall providing a hand rest and directed towardione longitudinal edge ,of the base member in beveled formation, a covering secured to said top .wall .and providing a pad for receiving the hands, .a tubular .supporting member secured to and rising from the base member, .a substantially arcuate tubular member having one end secured to the upper end of the supporting member and arranged to overlie the base member alongthe length thereof, an elongated inverted cross sectional U-shaped channel like reflector housing secured between the opposite ,end of the arcuate tubular member and the upper .end of the supporting member, electric heatingandjilluminating means mounted within the housing for the latter to direct light and heat rays toward the hand rest, conductors for the illuminating and heating means and threaded through the tubular members, switch means for the illuminating and heating means, said arcuate tubular member providing a handle for the device, and a reflector element secured Within the housing and overlying the heating means.

LESTER-A. REYNOLDS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification34/88, 219/472, 362/253, 392/422, 34/239, 34/266, 34/60, 362/410, 132/73.5, 219/220
International ClassificationA45D29/18, A45D29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/18
European ClassificationA45D29/18