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Publication numberUS2393371 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 22, 1946
Filing dateMay 25, 1944
Priority dateMay 25, 1944
Publication numberUS 2393371 A, US 2393371A, US-A-2393371, US2393371 A, US2393371A
InventorsIrene Harris
Original AssigneeIrene Harris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device for use in determining the shade of fingernail polish
US 2393371 A
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Jan. 22, 1946. l. HARRIS 2,393,371 DISPLAY DEVICE FOR USE IN DETERMINING THE SHADEDF FINGER NAIL POLISH Filed May 25, 1944 '2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. [new H'arris 8 AT TOR/IE Y l. HARRIS DISPLAY DEVICE FOR USE IN DETERMININQTHE SHADE OF FINGER NAIL POLISH Filed May 25, 1.944 2 Sheets-Sheet-Z INVENTIOR. ji'erze Ha rr'zs V A T TOR/YE) Patented Jan. 22, 1946 .to, be. removed as a unit from the form. C

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on USE IN DETERMIN- F FING E OLI H Irene Harris, Bronx, N. Y;

; 3 Applicationlylay I This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a display device fordetermining the shade of finger nail polish.

.vMore specifically the invention proposes the construction of display devices for determining the shade of finger nail polish characterized by a device arranged in a manner to permit a set of V finger nail polish tips having nail polish of a particular color applied thereto to be mounted in position over the nails of 'onesfingers in amanner to determine whether or not -theshade of the polish is desirable before the polish is actually applied to the nails. 7

;,,Another object of'this invention resides in the construction of a display device orthe type described which is characterized ,by a form upon which ones hand maybe rested, said form having a recess for receiving and holding ones wrist for steadying ones hand, and also having finger recesses for receiving ones finger .tips. It is proposed that the finger nail tips displaying the diiierent shades be removab-ly mounted across said finger recesses.

Still further the invention rop ses the con struction of a form provided with a recess into] which the palm and fingersof ones hand may 7 be engaged and which is provided with a latch means; or holding the nail polish tips in :posi-' tion across the fingertip portions and the re- 0 palm cess in amanner to permit ones nails to .be engaged beneath the nailpolish tips when the and fingers are rested inthe recess. a

Still another object of the invention proposes the provision of a novel latch means forsecurely mounting the nail polish tips in position across the fingertip portion of the'reccsses in a manner which will permit the nail polish tips Still another object of the invention proposes connecting the nail polish tips, which form a set, together by means of a flexible strand in a manner to permittheir engagement with the latch means and removal therefrom as a unit.

Still another obiectof the invention proposes providing a number of sets" of nail polish tipswith each set being differently colored in aman: her to be selectively used with the 'form in" a manner to permit the proper shade of nail polish to be determined.

For further comprehension of I the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, 'ref- T erenoe' will be hadto the following description and accompanying drawings,and to the ap- 25, 1944, Serial N 537,314 16 Claims. (Gl.f35-59) v on line 0 Fi -li- .1 :1-

, Fig.;3 is a transverse sectional viewtakenon the l e. 1+ -1-,. r

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of thefinger sectional viewltaken nailtip's. Fig. 5'is a perspective view of a display device .for determining the shade oi flngernail polish constructed in accordance with another. former this invention.-

Fig.6 is a side elevational view of Fig. .5;

;Fig. 7 is a plan view of Fig.5. 1 Fig. 8 is a partial lateral vertical sectional I view taken on the line 8 -8 of Fig. 7.

a Fig. 9 is a perspective view of aportion of one set nail polish tips for use in connection withthe form shownin Figs. 5 to 7. I Q Y s I In accordance with the form oi the invention disclosed in Figs. 1-4, the display devicefor determining thefshades of fingernail polish in;- cludes a form formed "witha recess toreceive the palm of oneshand, asIschematicallyindi catedbythe dot and dash lines 31, Thi form is provided with arecess 32 for receiving. ones wristfor ste'adying the hand.' also providedwith a plurality'of finger recesses 33 for receiving ones finger tips. The extremi ties 1 of these recesses 33 are provided with grooves 34 forming tracks" forremovable nail tips 35. These finger"nail tips.35 are: colored with a particular shade. The set'of fingernail tips 35 may be. easily slipped outfrom the'grooves '34 and replaced with similar tips of a difierent shade. A. water reservoir 30 is provided in the 'form .30 for dipping. one -fingers in the reservoir so asto soften the cuticles before the cuticles'are l p flr 1 The operation of the device is as follows:

e.hand is placed upon the form 30 so that The the wrist is supported'in the groove 32.".

' pended'iclaimsin which-the various novel feao5 engage beneath the finger nail tips 35 at the front of thefinger'recesses j33. 'Iheflnger nails will be located beneath the finger nail tips 35' so that one may view the appearance of. ones hand with the particular shadeof polish on'the finger nail; tips 35; These tips may be exchanged. .for

other tip displaying different shades, until the right shade is selected.

The display device for determining the shade of fingernail polish, according to this invention,

to the connection of the fingertips of a set by means of the flexible strand I3, all of the fingertips may be lifted from the form 10.

Another set of fingertips having a. different as embodied in Figs. to 9 proposes the construc- 5 color nail polish applied thereto is then engaged tion of a form [0 having a recess ll into which with the form in and the above procedure is the palm and fingers of ones hand may be enrepeated. This process is continued until a gaged. A water reservoir Ill is provided in the fingernail polish of the proper shade has been form [0 forcliipping ones fingerstherein. The found. I

set of nailpolish tips 12 which areiconnected to- While ;I have illustrated and described the gether by means of a flexible strand 13 are adaptpreferred embodiments of my invention, it is to ed to be engaged across the fingertip portions be understood that I do not limit myself to the of the recess II in a manner to per ftthe shade precise constructions herein disclosed and the of the tips l2 to be viewedf'in it he ii htis r' eeived-to-all changes and modifications fingernail portions of the hand. Theflexibl'e *"oifiiiig'"withimthescope of the invention as destrand l3 which connects together the tips I2 is intheform ofachain. d L t A latch means is provided fo'r catch'ihg and holding the nail polish device l2 in position across the fingertip portions of the recess II. This means comprises "upwardly extending flanges l4 formed on diametrically opposite sides or eaeh a' "l2"of*the set. "Qheof 'these nah-gas I4 is adapted to be eh'gaged'inagrdhve l'5 fo med on" oneside of thefin'gertip 15orti6n*of the-iecess IS The catch lB has a beveled top edge lf'liiv ch causes the catch [6 'toliiiiive'laterally as the I2 is pressed into position rfthe*firfg'erti'p"portibh'drths recess 11 to" caiisej-tlieffiahge1T4 to be engaged beneath the catch i-B. "Each of th'e iiatcheslfi are-anathema grippin he tips. 12 is provided with inwardly extended r ms "lifwhich are 'pivotall'y' saae edty' msahstr a fpin"l'qftdaihasterrhd 20. r is" is mounted "within a cavity 2 pr ed *the form In beneath the recess ll. fihe-i-iififi Fe'nd of the master its Zllfisfp 'otany attached 'tothe form It) by means cfia n22. Tlie opposite "40 ""ndo'f theffrnaster red-2o is priijdctd iroi'n the form ill and 'is"adapted' to -be' n'ianually p es's'ied 'for si'rriultarieoiisly Q s nanny-away from theiportions of the-'recess l p p fiiigertipslz to s iv ii l ffii? fim e. u h 11 ish? 7. v tic" 'o' their respective"aras tHi-ough- -the rear s ringer isffii hy attac W th t w b re theseti ti n"t0""b' securely iriaintaind' bythe '4 IS. The palm and fingers arethen enga'g th r ce I l jwhen "theffingcrnail heath the tipsfl Z. Thecolo to'itseng'aged'positionwith thercess I I and'due fin edin-the appended claims.

her 0 "-2. A" di'splay device for i'i'se in in "shadeorfihgmaii pohsh fip'riSingafif-hrufibn which the 6f eneshsnwmay: be 'ht'es'ted and havirig recess"for "rec vih'g' tne palin and fingers, latch" meansfio'r'fcaitc g and lioldih'g nail polish tips across thefihgei 'l tips of 'said reces'sj and a set ofinail pdhshtip v mited with a-i'fi'ei'rible strand and releasably held imposition with "said latch mean-s.

-"4."-A display device for 'iise in determining shadebfifingei'na bllifiblfibfifiin' upn which-the of bn'e' s hahd i-riay be nested and having recess f0 ideiv iii'g the pdlfnaiid fir'fgeisf l'atch meahs "*"cathing' and -holding nail polish tipsh'cross' the i fingernail-tipsbf- "said recess, and 'a set of nail poli'sh tips con'r'icted -Wi-th-aflexible strand and'releasably *held -in positi'on with said. =latch= mea-ns, staid-dips"being formed-with outwardly "extended, flanges-wane 0f said-fia-nges bein g: 'errgageable with a gr-OOVe- 'on one side pf the fingertip portions of---the recess and a -catch member-Inountedon the-opposite side of jthe fi-ngertip portion ot the recess-and e sa eahle v' hi'fih h a e li t the tipinto position, and means for simultaneously" moving all "of the catchesofthe-fingertip portions of the recess out of engagementflvith t emes-peeing shg te'neet e tipsto'belifted crthnhg tip 'p'di'tioh's-"ofithe recess.

thepannor hand hi'ay'be rstdaridhavih'g recess for receiving the palm and fingers, latch means for catching and holding nail polish tips across the fingernail tips of said recess, and a set of nail polish tips connected with a flexible strand and releasably held in position with said latch means, said tips being formed with outwardly extended flanges, one of said flanges being engageable with a groove on one side of the fingertip portions of the recess and a catch member mounted on the opposite side of the fingertip portion of the recess and engageable with the other flange for mounting the tip into position, and means for simultaneously moving all of the catches of the fingertip portions of the recess out of engagement with their respective flanges to free the tips to be lifted out of the fingertip portions of the recess, said means comprising a pivotally mounted master rod connected with the catches.

6. A display device for use in determining shade of fingernail polish comprising a form upon which the palm of ones hand may be rested and having recess for receiving the palm and fingers, latch means for catching and holding nail polish tips across the fingernail tips of said recess, and a. set of nail polish tips connected with a flexible strand and releasably held in position 'with said latch means, said tips being formed with outwardly extended flanges, one of said flanges being engageable with a groove on one side of the fingertip portions of the recess and a catch member mounted on the opposite side of the fingertip portion of the recess and engageable with the other flange for mounting the tip into position, and means for simultaneously moving all of the catches of the fingertip portions of the recess out of engagement with their respective flange to free the'tips to be lifted out of the fingertip portions of the recess, said means comprising a pivotally mounted master rod connected with the catches, and means for urging said master rod into position in which it will maintain said catches in an operative position. I

7. A display device for use in determining shade of fingernail polish comprising a form upon which the palm of ones hand may be rested and having recess for receiving the palm and fingers,

latch means for catching and holding nail polish a set of nail polish tips connected with a flexible strand and releasably held in position with said latch means, said fiexible strand comprising a chain.

8. A display device for use in determining shade of fingernail polish comprising a form upon which the palm of ones hand may be rested and having recess for receiving the palm and fingers, latch means for catching and holding nail polish tips across the fingernail tips of said recess, and a set of nail polish tips connected with a flexible strand and releasably held in position with said latch means, said flexible strand comprising a chain, said chain being connected to the tip portions of said tips.

9. A display device for use in determining the shades of finger nail polish, comprising a form contoured to receive the palm of the hand and formed with finger recesses for receiving ones finger tips, finger nail tips all of a similar color mounted across the front end of said finger recesses to be in position over the fingernails of a hand rested on said form with the finger tips in position in the finger recesses, and means removably holding the finger nail tips in position to be removable and interchangeable with sets of diiferently colored finger nail tips.

10. A display device for use in determining the shades of finger nail polish, comprising a form contoured to receive the palm of the hand and formed with finger recesses for receiving ones finger tips, finger nail tips all of a similiar color mounted across the front end of said finger recesses to be in position over the fingernails of a hand rested on said form with the finger tips in position in the finger recesses, and means removably holding the finger nail tips in position to be removable and interchangeable with sets of diflerently colored finger nail tips, said form having grooves formed at the sides of said finger recesses for receiving and holding portions of said finger nail tips.

IRENE HARRIS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification434/100, 132/73, D28/56
International ClassificationA45D29/00, A45D44/00, A45D29/22
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/005, A45D29/00, A45D29/22
European ClassificationA45D44/00S