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Publication numberUS2566531 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1951
Filing dateJan 25, 1947
Priority dateJan 25, 1947
Publication numberUS 2566531 A, US 2566531A, US-A-2566531, US2566531 A, US2566531A
InventorsDaniel Nissenbaum Moses
Original AssigneeAdel Wybrants, Wade M Wybrants, William Wybrants
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable head steamer
US 2566531 A
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Sept. 4, 1951 M. D. NISSENBAUM PORTABLE HEAD STEAMER Filed Jan. 25. 1947 Patented Sept. 4, 1951 PORTABLE HEAD STEAMER Moses Daniel Nissenbaum, Brooklyn, N. Y., as-

signor, by direct and mesne assignments, of one-third to Wade M. Wybrants, New York, N. Y., one-third to William Wybrants, Bronxville, N. Y., and one-third to Adel Wybrants,

Bronxville, N. Y.

Application January 25, 1947, Serial No. 724,320

2 Claims.

The present invention relates to apparatus for the treatment of the hair and scalp, and more particularly of the type applying steam, hot air or medicated gas.

An object of this invention is to provide a, novel and improved apparatus of the character mentioned, which permits the person treated to regulate the flow of steam, air or gas intended for the hair and scalp, in a novel and improved manner.

Another object hereof, is to provide an apparatus of the type described, which is simple in construction, easy and convenient to use, reasonable in cost and efiicient in carrying out the purposes for which it is designed.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent as this disclosure proceeds.

In the accompanying drawings, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views; said drawings constituting part of thi specification.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of this invention shown as a removable attachment on a chair.

Fig. 2 shows a person with the hood component of the apparatus over her head and with her head resting on a member controlling a valve.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section shown in enlarged scale, showing in particular, the valve and hood portion of the apparatus. back of the persons head is pressed against the head rest, steam flow is decreased.

Fig. 4 is similar to Fig. 3, except that the valve structure illustrated accomplishes increase of steam flow with increase of pressure of the head against the head rest.

In the drawings, the numeral l5 designates generally a hood whose rim may be formed with an inward annular trough l6 for the collection of condensate to be drained ofi through pipe I'l, into a receptacle l8 therefor provided. The hood 15 may be mounted on any suitable supporting structure. In the embodiment illustrated, it is shown pivotally mounted atop an uprightly positioned rod through a block at pivotally carried on a clamp means 2|, which is mounted atop the back of a chair 22. Set screw 23 i for positioning rod l9 securely in block 28. The numeral 24 indicates any suitable screw fastening means. It is evident that the hood 15, may be adjusted to be at any desired height above the seat of the chair and tilted as may be required. The drainage receivin receptacle l8 may be carried on rod I9, as well as a steam producer 25, which Here, when the 1 l9 which is slidable 2 a may be electrically operated or of any other suitable type.

i a guide and deflector therefor.

The numeral 26 indicates generally a valvecontrolled discharge nozzle means which is mounted on the interior of the hood I5, with its valve-control member 21 terminating in a knob or head rest 28. The discharge orifices 29 may be rearwardly upwardly directed so that steam hits the interior surface of the hood as Said valve means may be mounted by a nipple 30 maintained on the hood I5 by means of a lock nut 3|. A feed pipe 32 connects said nipple which is the intake port of the valve mean 26, with the steam generator 2-5, or to any other hot-air or gas supply which is the material to treat the hair and scalp with. A compression coil spring 33 is on the shank of the moveable valve-control member 21 between the head rest knob 28 and the casing of the discharge means 26, whereby orifice-control slide 34 is normally at its remote position as shown in Fig. 3, where the discharge orifices are open and in communication with the supply pipe 32. It is evident that pressing the head of the person against the head rest 28, will accomplish gradual closing of the valve. Maintenance of the head at any particular position so that valve member 2'! is positioned somewhere intermediate its limit points of travel, will determine the steam flow out of the discharge orifices 29. Here, steam flow increases as the pressure of the head against head rest knob 28, is decreased.

In the embodiment shown in Fig. 4, steam flow increases as pressure of the head against the head rest knob 28' is increased. Here 35 is a duct through the valve slide 34' and all numerals marked prime, are akin to the components of Fig. 3, marked with the same numeral minus the prime.

The manner of use is readily understood from explanation already given and as specifically illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

This invention is capable of various forms and numerous applications without departing from the essential features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiments shown shall be deemed illustrative and not restrictive and that the patent shall cover all patentable novelty herein set forth; reference being had to the following claims rather than to the specific description herein to indicate the scope of this invention.

I claim:

1. In a head steamer of the character dethe flow to said nozzle, spring means adapted 5 to urge said operating member to a predetermined position, a frame supporting said means and valve and a rest member carried on said operating member adapted to be leaned against by the back of the head of the person and when 10 pressed by moving the head backward to move the operating member to adjust the flow to the discharge nozzle.

2. An article as defined in claim 1, wherein the rest member controls valve opening whereby said opening is increased with increase of pressure against said rest member.


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U.S. Classification4/537, 607/84
International ClassificationA45D19/16, A45D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/16
European ClassificationA45D19/16