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Publication numberUS2577839 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1951
Filing dateJan 15, 1948
Priority dateJan 15, 1948
Publication numberUS 2577839 A, US 2577839A, US-A-2577839, US2577839 A, US2577839A
InventorsBoax John J
Original AssigneeBoax John J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair singeing apparatus
US 2577839 A
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Patented Dec. 11, 1951 HAIR SINGEING APPARATUS John J. Boax, McKeesport, Pa.

Application January 15, 1948, Serial No. 2,475

Claims. 1

This invention relates to a hair singeing apparatus and more particularly to such apparatus for singeing the hair on a mans head. It is common to singe the hair since certain beneficial effects have been attributed thereto. This singeing is ordinarily done after the hair is trimmed and is limited to certain areas. By my invention I eliminate the trimming of the hair and instead singe the ends of substantially all the hair on the head when the hair is in extended position, thus reducing the length of the individual hairs.

It is an object of my invention to provide apparatus suitable for singeing substantially all of the hair on the head.

This and other objects will be more apparent after referring. to the following specifications and attached drawings, in which:

Figure l is a longitudinal section of the apparatus in place on a man's head;

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line IIII of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a fragmentary view of the heating element;

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the sealin edge of the exhauster hood; and

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the sealing edge of the heating hood.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the

reference character A indicates the head of a 4 man with the hair H thereon. My apparatus consists of a mask 2 fastened to the head and an exhauster hood 4 surrounding the mask 2. The mask 2 is made of any suitable material and is of the desired size and shape to suit the size and shape of the head. The mask 2 is fastened to the head by means of a resilient member 6 made of sponge or other suitable material, the member 5 extending around the circumference of the mask in contact with the head. The outer wall 8 of the mask is heated in any suitable manner and, as shown, is provided with a large number of electric resistance elements Ill. A plu I2 is provided for connecting the resistance elements in to a suitable source of electricity, the plug passing through the hood 4 as shown in Figure 1. A large number of small openings M are provided in the outer wall 3 for a purpose that will appear later. The exhauster hood 4 which sur rounds the mask 2 is fastened to the head by means of an elastic member which is similar to the elastic member 6 of the mask. The exhauster hood 4 is made of any suitable material and is provided with a plurality of exhaust connections l8 which are connected to any suitable means for providing a slight vacuum.

The operation of the device is as follows:

The mask 2 is set on the head in the desired position and the exhauster hood 4 is placed thereover. The connections 48 are connected to the vacuum and the hair H is thereby raised on end 7 as shown in the drawings, this being made possible by means of the small openings Id in the mask. The electricity is turned on so that heat is applied to the mask to singe the ends of the hair until the contour thereof is the same as that of the mask.

Since the size and shape of the head varies and since different men have different ideas regarding the length of their hair, it is preferred that a set of masks of various sizes and shapes be provided to suit different sizes and shapes of heads as well as to provide for different lengths of hair.

While one embodiment of my invention has been shown and described it will be apparent that other adaptations and modifications may be made without departing from the scope of the following claims.

Iclaim:

1. Apparatus for singeing the hair on the head, comprising a mask having a contour shaped to conform to the shape of the head and the desired length of the hair, an elastic member extending completely around the circumference of said mask adapted to contact the head to fasten the mask thereto, means associated with the mask for supplying sufficient heat thereto to singe the ends of the hair, and means surrounding the mask for raising the hair on end.

2. Apparatus for singeing the hair on the head, comprising a mask having a contour shaped to conform to the shape of the head and the desired length of the hair, an elastic member extending completely around the circumference of said mask adapted to contact the head to fasten the mask thereto, heating means on the outer wall of said mask for supplying sufficient heat thereto to singe the ends of the hair, and an exhauster hood surroundin said mask and adapted to be connected to a vacuum producing means for raising the hair on end.

3. Apparatus for singeing the hair on the head, comprising a mask having a contour shaped to conform to the shape of the head and the desired length of the hair, heating means on the outer Wall of said mask for supplying sufiicient heat thereto to singe the ends of the hair, an exhauster hood surrounding said mask and adapted to be connected to a vacuum producing raising the hair on end, and an elastic member extending completely around the cir- 3 cumference of said hood adapted to contact the head.

4. Apparatus for singeing the hair on the head, comprising a mask having a contour shaped to conform to the shape of the head and the desired length of the hair, an elastic member extending completely around the circumference of said mask adapted to contact the head to fasten the mask thereto, heating means on the outer wall of said mask extending over the majority of the surface thereof for supplying suflicient heat thereto to singe the ends of the hair, and an exhauster hood surroundin said mask and adapted to be connected to a vacuum producing means for raising the hair on end.

5. Apparatus for singeing the hair on the head, comprising a mask having a contour shaped to conform to the shape of the head and the desired length of the hair, heating means on the outer wall of said mask extending over the majority of the surface thereof for supplying suificient heat 4 thereto to singe the ends of the hair, an exhauster hood surrounding said mask and. adapted to be connected to a vacuum producin means for raising the hair on end, and an elastic member extending completely around the circumference of said hood adapted to contact the head.

JOHN J. BOAX.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 961,620 Krause June 14, 1910 1,514,495 Wirth Nov. 4, 1924 1,525,106 Smythe Feb. 3, 1925 1,637,035 Casey July 26, 1927 1,720,302 Suter July 9, 1929 2,264,814 Stanley Dec.,2. 1941

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Referenced by
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US2791225 *Dec 1, 1952May 7, 1957Stanley SimmonsVacuum hair curler
US3413985 *Nov 28, 1962Dec 3, 1968Iit Res InstHair cutting apparatus having means for cutting hair in accordance with predetermined hair styles as a function of head shape
US4254324 *Oct 18, 1978Mar 3, 1981John VrtaricHair singer and hair dryer
US20110036822 *Aug 11, 2010Feb 17, 2011Nicholas JohnsonHair Iron Fume Removal Device
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/212, 219/223, 34/99
International ClassificationA45D26/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D26/0009
European ClassificationA45D26/00B