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Publication numberUS2606365 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1952
Filing dateMay 22, 1950
Priority dateMay 22, 1950
Publication numberUS 2606365 A, US 2606365A, US-A-2606365, US2606365 A, US2606365A
InventorsPileggi Vincent R
Original AssigneePileggi Vincent R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair thinning scissors
US 2606365 A
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Aug. 12, `1952 v R. PILEGGI HAIRTHINNING sCISsoRs Filed May 22, l195o Mlm/24% IN ENTOR VINCENT PIM-:551.

Patented Aug. 12, 1952 oFFIoE j HAIR 'rnINNINGl Soissons s vincent R. rilegg, Philadelphia, ra.

Application May 22, 1950, Serial No. 163,507

(ol. sii-195) 2 Claims.

My invention relates to scissors and relates particularly to an improvement in scissors for cutting and thinning hair whereby even a novice may achieve unusual results.

Heretofore, various methods have been utilized to cut and thin very thick hair but they all require a high degree of skill and considerable expenditure of time. My improved invention may be used by anyone to cut and thin the hair, as Well as to cut waves in the hair.

It, therefore, is an object of my invention to provide a hair thinning scissors whose use does not require any special skills.

Another object of my invention is to provide a hair thinning scissors to accomplish the hair thinning operation with a considerable saving in time.

Another object of my invention is to provide a scissors which will enable anyone to cut waves in the hair.

Other objects of my invention are to provide an improved hair cutting and thinning scissors, which are simple and sturdy in construction, economical to produce, and highly efcient in operation.

With the above and related objects in view, my invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts, as will be more fully understood when the following description is read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a side plan view of my invention.

Fig. 3 is a cut-away view illustrating the manner in which my invention is used.

Fig. 4 is a cut-away perspective view showing the action of my scissors on the hair.

Referring now in greater detail to the drawing wherein similar reference characters denote like parts, I show a pair of hair thinning scissors, generally designated as A, having a cutting blade adapted to thin hair, generally designated as B, and a regular scissor blade, generally designated as C.

The scissors A comprises the blades Bland C, the screw 50 holds the blades B and C face to face.

The hair thinning blade B is provided with a series of grooves I0, I2, I4, I6, I8, 2|), 22 and 24 across the full width of the blade B, breaking up the cutting portion of the blade BI into cutting sections 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 and 42. The grooves I0, I2, I4 etc. are made to accommodate strands of hair which are not to be cut, the grooves gradually decreasing in size so that more 2 hair is cut toward the fulcrum of the pivoted blades B and C than at their free ends. The cutting sections. 26, 28, 30 etc. are approximately equal in length.

The blade C is an ordinary barbers scissors blade having a continuous cutting edge 44.

The blades B and C are held face to face by a screw 50, or any other suitable means, which acts as a fulcrurn between the blades B and C and the handles 52.

The hair 46 to be thinned is combed so that it is held extended from the head and the scissors A is passed therethrough cutting away excess hair in the manner illustrated in Fig. 3. As is readily seen, a greater amount of hair is left on the outside, enabling the thinned portions to be readily covered. To clarify this thinning action further, Fig. 4 shows the action of one cutting section 32 on a strand of hair 48. The strand of hair is taken between the blades B and C with the hair lling the groove I5 with the excess hair flowing over the cutting section 32 of the blade B. When the blades B and C are brought together the cutting section 32 and the cutting portion 44 of the blade C` interact to shear oli' the excess hair, leaving the portion of the strand of hair in the groove I6 intact.

Waves may be easily cut in the hair 46 with my improved scissors by thinning the hair 46 over a chartered course of predetermined spots or areas so that when the hair is combed, the longer strands lay over the thinned areas as well as the unthinned areas in between, a waved eiTect is achieved.

The tip ends of the blades are suitable for cutting and the intermediate portion of the blades are suitable for thinning the hair. Hence, with my invention a single pair of scissors can be used for cutting the hair and thinning the hair. (See my previous filed patent application filed November 29, 1949, Serial iNo. 129,958, now abandoned.)

Although my invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as merely illustrative rather than limiting, as my invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.

I claim as my invention:

1. A hair thinning scissors comprising a rst cutting blade having its cutting portion broken by a series of grooves across the width of the blade; a second cutting blade with a continuous cutting portion; said cutting portions interacting to shear hair, a first handle at one end of said iirst blade; a second handle at one end of said second blade; and attaching means positioned between said handles and said cutting portions to pivot said blades face to face, said grooves gradually decreasing in Width so that more hair is cut toward said attaching means of the pivoted blades than at their free ends.

2. A hair thinning scissors comprising a rst cutting blade having its cutting portion broken by a series of grooves across the Width of the blade; a second cutting blade with a continuous cutting portion; said cutting portions interacting to shear hair, a rst handle at one end of said first blade; a second handle at one end of saidsecond blade; and attaching means positioned between vsaid handles and said cutting portions to pivot said blades face to face, said grooves gradually decreasing in Width so that more hair is cut toward said attaching means of the pivoted blades than at their free ends, and the cutting edges between the grooves being of approximately equal length.

VINCENT R. PILEGGI.

Country Date Germany June 9, 1932 Number

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
DE552139C *Jun 9, 1932Walter KohlSchere zum Haarlichten
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3100342 *Oct 13, 1960Aug 13, 1963Schmidt Gerhard RHair clipper
US3304606 *Apr 1, 1965Feb 21, 1967O'connell John SEyelash thinner
US4170064 *May 12, 1978Oct 9, 1979Spengler & MeurerHair-dressing scissors
US5970615 *Apr 14, 1998Oct 26, 1999Wall; AlbertCombined cutting and thinning shears
US7246442 *May 25, 2004Jul 24, 2007Takanori TanakaHair-trimming tool
US20040107582 *Mar 22, 2002Jun 10, 2004Pascal JodasCutter blade with reduced resistance
US20040237313 *May 25, 2004Dec 2, 2004Takanori TanakaHair-trimming tool
EP0163381A1 *Mar 27, 1985Dec 4, 1985Irvine Rusk LimitedHairdressing scissors
Classifications
U.S. Classification30/195
International ClassificationB26B13/24, B26B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB26B13/24
European ClassificationB26B13/24