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Publication numberUS2516601 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 25, 1950
Filing dateJan 24, 1947
Priority dateJan 24, 1947
Publication numberUS 2516601 A, US 2516601A, US-A-2516601, US2516601 A, US2516601A
InventorsSmalls Kermit O
Original AssigneeGrossberg Mfg Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shampooing headrest
US 2516601 A
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SHAMPOOING HEADREST Filed Jan. 24, 1947 Inventor Kermit @Sma/ls His fitzarney Patented July 25, 1950 UNITED 2,516,601 sHAMPoomG HEADREST Kermit 0. Smalls, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Grossberg Manufacturing Corporation, Chicago, 111.,

a corporation of Illinois Application January 24, 1947, Serial No. 723,933

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to a shampooing head rest that is adapted to be positioned in a wash bowl While the shampooing or hair Washing operation is taking place and is designed to drain the water or fluid escaping from the hair into the bowl.

It is among the objects of this invention to provide a head rest with provision for firmly anchoring or securing the same in its associated relation with the wash bowl in order to prevent undue wobbling or canting when in use and which is so designed as to convey practically all of the used water or fluid into the bowl or basin so that very little can escape outside of the bowl and mess the floor.

The invention comprises the novel structure and combination of parts hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out and defined in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawing which illustrates a preferred form of this invention and in which similar reference numerals refer to similar features in the different views:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a shampooing head rest involving this invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the same.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken upon the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 IOOkil'lg in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 4 is a side elevational View of a wash bowl with my novel shampooing head rest positioned therein ready for use.

Referring now to the drawings, it will be observed that the preferred form of this invention comprises a single member 5 which may be made of aluminum or any suitable material. This member 5 is so shaped or designed as toprovide an intermediate seat 6 on its under side which is adapted to rest upon the front wall of the bowl and a pair of spaced forwardly extending lobes 1 which provide a recess 8 therebetween for receiving the neck of a person during a shampooing operation rearwardly of the seat 6, the member 5 slopes downwardly as indicated at da so that it will discharge near the bottom of the bowl. This sloping portion 5a terminates in an angular abutment or flange 9 adapted for engaging the inner rear wall 10a of the wash bowl In as shown in Fig. 4.

Adjacent the inner wall of the neck receiving recess 8, there is a downwardly extending and sloping anchor tongue I I that is adapted for embracing the outside front surface of the bowl H] as shown in Fig. 4 for anchoring the head rest in firm position against tilting or rocking movement when in use.

For guiding the water or fluid draining from the head rest when in use, the sides of the same are provided with suitable flanges I2. These flanges l2 extend continuously around the lobes 1 for guiding the water therefrom. The lobes 1 may be slightly depressed in the bottoms thereof and they are designed to catch the water flowing from the sides of the head.

It will be appreciated that this shampooing head rest can be used in the usual wash bowl in dwellings and will serve a very useful purpose in washing or shampooing an individuals hair. It will further be appreciated that the rest can easily be positioned in a bowl or removed therefrom.

I am aware'that many changes may be made and various details of construction modified without departing from the principles of this invention so I do not propose limiting the patent granted thereon otherwise than necessitated by the appended claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. A shampooing head rest comprising a neck receiving front portion having a substantially flat seat upon its bottom adjacent its inner end adapted for resting upon the top of a wash bowl wall, a downwardly inclined drain portion extending at an angle to the front portion and adapted for abutting the lower interior part of said bowl and a rearwardly inclined anchor tongue extending from the bottom of the front portion forwardly of said seat and adapted for engaging the outer surface of said bowl for anchoring the head rest in place with the front portion extending in a lateral direction.

2. A shampooing head rest comprising a neck receiving front portion having a seat at its bottom adjacent its inner end adapted for resting upon a wash bowl wall, a downwardly inclined drain portion extending at an angle to the front portion and having a stop flange upon its end and a rearwardly inclined anchor tongue extending from the bottom of said front portion forwardly of said seat and adapted for engaging the outer surface of said bowl for anchoring the head rest in place with the front portion extending at a small angle to a horizontal plane.

3. A shampooing head rest having a neck receiving front portion and a downwardly inclined drain portion extending at an angle to the front neck portion and adapted for abutting the bottom portion of a wash bowl, said front portion having a seat upon its bottom adjacent said inclined drain portion adapted for resting upon the top of a wash bowl wall, and a downwardly and rearwardly inclined anchor tongue extending from the bottom of said front portion at a point forward of said seat and adapted for engaging at its lower portion the outer surface of said wash bowl for anchoring the head rest thereto with the front portion extending in a lateral direction.

KERMIT O. SMALLS.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 748,081 Larrimore Dec. 29, 1903 1,791,348 Cannady Feb. 3, 1931 2,013,823 Chancer Sept. 10, 1935

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US748081 *Jun 8, 1903Dec 29, 1903Louise LarrimoreBib and head-rest for shampooing.
US1791348 *Nov 1, 1929Feb 3, 1931Cannady Lester VShampoo drain
US2013823 *Jun 11, 1934Sep 10, 1935Samuel ChancerHeadrest for shampooing
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2599217 *Mar 6, 1947Jun 3, 1952Artman Marion DChild's shampoo board
US3026537 *Jul 26, 1961Mar 27, 1962Schnell Aaron LShampoo headrest
US3064272 *Mar 13, 1962Nov 20, 1962Cantonwine Elma EHead rest for shampoo purposes
US4167048 *Dec 19, 1977Sep 11, 1979Williams Mary EPortable shampoo seat adapter with liquid run-off attachment
US4649580 *Feb 24, 1986Mar 17, 1987Bastien Ernest JSealed neck support for shampoo bowls
US5023963 *Jun 21, 1990Jun 18, 1991Vogel Naomi RSelf adjusting and self securing shampoo tray
US5862542 *Nov 25, 1997Jan 26, 1999Page; Timothy AllenShampoo bowl headrest
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/520, 4/523
International ClassificationA45D19/00, A45D19/08
Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/08
European ClassificationA45D19/08