US 2451994 A
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Oct.l19, 1948. 9 J. E. TOWNS 2,451,994
SPLINTER REMOVER Filed oct. 28, '1946 Fmg. I 25 Fue. Z
ATTORHEV atentec Oct. 1 9, 1948 srLINfrEn 1mi/10min'` John .liti-Towns, Milwaukee, .'Wis. Application October 28, 1946, Serial No. 706,156
The invention relates to a device for removing splinters or other small foreign obje-cts and ingrowing or excess hairs from the skin.
Many times it is desired to remove a wood or metal splinter from the skin as soon as its presence is felt, and frequently at that time one may not be near a rst aid dressing station or other medical aid. If splinters or other foreign bodies are removed under these conditions, there is danger of the wound becoming infected, and usually no ready source of antiseptic is available. The main object of this invention is to provide a device for removing splinters and the like, hairs, etc., which has a supply of antiseptic incorporated therewith, so that the wound may be Cauterized immediately at the time of the removal of the splinter or hair. More particularly, according to the present invention, I provide a reservoir for antiseptic from which it may be readily expelled and mount a pair of tweezers on the discharge end of this reservoir, so that antiseptic may be discharged directly into the wound and between the jaws of the tweezers.
The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter described and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional View through a device embodying the invention taken on the line I-I of Fig. 2;
Fig. 2 is an elevation View of the devi-ce;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device with the cover cap removed;
Fig. 4 is a detailed view of parts shown in Fig. 3, parts being broken away;
Fig. 5 is a detailed vertical sectional View taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 6 is a detailed sectional view taken on the line 6 6 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 'l is a detailed side elevation view of one end of the device;
Fig. 8 is a detailed sectional View taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.
Referring to the drawings, the device includes a reservoir for an antiseptic fluid here shown as in the form of a medicine dropper comprising a glass tube I0 having a discharge end II of reduced diameter and having a flanged rear end I2 to detachably receive the front end of a rubber bulb I3.
A pair of tweezers is mounted on the tube Il! and comprises a fixed jaw member Ill and a movable resilient jaw l5. The xed jaw member ifi has a pointed end IG extending forwardly from (Cl. 12S-354) a tubular base portion Il which it will be noted is cylindrically and conically formed to fit over the discharge end II of the dropper to which it may be secured by suitable adhesive or cement. The movable jaw l5 is secured by rivets I8 at its back end to the cylindrical back end of the base Il and preferably has a thumb pad portion I9 intermediate its ends.
The tubular portion of the dropper has a sleeve 2li of hard rubber, plastic, or other suitable material cemented thereto and provided with threads 2i by which a rear cap 22 and a cover cap 23 are secured to the device.
The rear cap is provided with a linger receiving hole 24 at the right hand side of the tweezers as viewed in Figs. 1 and 3, so that the user may insert a ringer thereto into pressure contact with the bulb I3 while manipulating the tweezers.
The cover cap 23 may be provided with a clip 25 for holding the device upright in the pocket, and a pad 26 of cork or rubber may be secured at the inner front end of this cap to extend over the discharge opening 2l of the dropper to prevent leakage of antiseptic therefrom.
With the above arrangement in case it is necessary for a person to remove a splinter or hair, the tweezers are used in the usual manner, and during this time or while or immediately after the foreign or objectionable object has been removed, the open wound is cauterized by antiseptic ejected from the dropper through the jaws oi the tweezers.
The device is particularly useful to campers, soldiers on campaign, wood workers and metal workers, and to beauty parlors.
I desire it to be understood that this invention is not to be limited to any particular form or arrangement of parts except in so far as such limitations are included in the claims.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a glass tube having a reduced discharge end portion and a resilient bulb for discharging an antiseptic from said tube, of a pair of tweezers comprising relatively movable jaws, one of said jaws having a tubular base portion fitting around the discharge end of said glass tube.
2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a glass tube having a reduced discharge end portion and a resilient bulb for discharging an antiseptic from said tube, of a pair of tweezers comprising relatively movable jaws, one of said jaws having a tubular base-porfront of the dischargelend of said tube and hav- 10 ing a tubular base portion surrounding and connected to the discharge end of the tube, a resili-A A ent tweezer jaw member operatively connected to the base portion of said fixed jaw member and having a thumb portion, and means for enclosing the bulb carrying end of said tube comprising a cap having a nger receiving hole disposed at right angles to the plane of the tweezers.
JOHN E. TOWNS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the ile of this patent:
Y UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,413,998 Scott Jan. '7, 1947 FOREIGN PATENTS 15' VNumber Country Date France June 1, 1910