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Publication numberUS2488793 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1949
Filing dateApr 28, 1948
Priority dateApr 28, 1948
Publication numberUS 2488793 A, US 2488793A, US-A-2488793, US2488793 A, US2488793A
InventorsAmerkan Martha B
Original AssigneeAmerkan Martha B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric hair drier
US 2488793 A
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Patented Nov. 22, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT F F I C E ELECTRIC HAIR DRIER Martha B. Amerkan, Miami Springs, Fla.

Application April 28, 1948, Serial No. 23,820

1 Claim.

This invention relates to electric hair driers in the form of a cap, so constructed and arranged that it may be readily fitted over the head of the wearer to closely engage the head and subject the head to heat generated within the device.

An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will absorb moisture from the hair, the moisture being evaporated by heat generated within the cap portion of the device.

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a hair drier constructed in accordance with the invention as positioned on the head of the user.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the pad which is removably secured to the main body portion of the device.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the main body portion or heating element.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the main portion of the device with the pad secured thereto.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the device comprises the main or body portion 5, which is constructed of insulating material, such as rubber or the like, in which the heating elements 6 are embedded, the heating elements being of the electrical type and supplied with electric energy through the wires 1 that extend into the body portion, the wires being connected with the socket member 8. The reference character 9 indicates an electric plug to which the wires ID are connected, the wires 10 being connected with the sections 1 l of the electric socket 8, whereby the device may be plugged into the usual house circuit. A plug I2 is also in circuit with the section II, through the wires l3, the plug l2 being designed to fit within the socket l4 that is in circuit with the energy storing container I5, which is fabricated from materials which incorporate apparatus capable of absorbing and distributing electric energy, the distribution of which will be controlled by the device and fabrication of the connecting outlet. The capacity for governing this energy flowing out through the connecting line I3 into the heating element 6, is suiiicient to supply the operating unit when functioning at its peak, but will not permit the passage of electric energy unless the operating unit requires additional power or energy. The unit I5 is such that it will be charged when all connections are completed and the device is plugged into an electric circuit.

The socket members l6 are provided on the main body portion 5 and receive the heads l1 2 of the pad which is constructed of absorbing material, and which is designed to contact the head of the person using the device. The pad is indicated by the reference character l8 and comprises spaced members providing outer and inner spaced surfaces between which suitable absorbing material is packed to the desired thickness.

As shown, the pad I8 has one of its surfaces formed with perforations to increase the absorbing qualities of the pad and at the same time permit the heat to pass to the head of the person using the drier. The opposite side of the pad is constructed of a closely woven fabric, the pad being slightly smaller than the body portion 5, so that a marginal thin flange is provided on the body portion when placed around the head to hold the pad into close engagement with the hair and head. Head and socket fasteners I 9 are provided on the body portion adjacent to the edge thereof whereby the body portion may be positioned on the head of the user, and the head and socket fasteners brought together, securing the body portion in shape, on the head.

It is obvious that when the device has been properly positioned, and the electric current supplied to the heat elements 6, the heating elements will act to evaporate the moisture absorbed by the pad 18, drying the hair.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:

A hair drying apparatus comprising a body portion constructed of flexible insulating material, electric heating elements disposed within the body portion, means for supplying electric energy to the electric heating elements, generating heat within the body portion, a pad constructed of absorbent material removably secured to one side of the body portion, the side of the pad contacting the body portion being of closely woven material absorbing moisture, the opposite side of the pad being perforated for contact with the head of the user whereby heat generated within the body portion may pass to the head drying the hair, and means for securing the body portion to the head of the wearer.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,594,053 Evans July 27, 1926 2,431,882 Morten Dec. 2, 1947 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 183,333 Switzerland June 2, 1936 253,497 Italy June 20, 1927 353,161 Germany Oct. 23, 1920

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U.S. Classification34/95.1, 219/240, 219/527, 34/96, D28/16
International ClassificationA45D20/00, A45D20/20
Cooperative ClassificationA45D20/20
European ClassificationA45D20/20