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May 26, 1953 F. P. BELLor-P 'Er AL 2,639,880
BARBER CLIPPER HOLDER v Fledd Naich 31, 1950 Patented May 26, 1953 OFFICE BARBER CLIPPER HOLDER Fred P. Belloff and Thomas R. Bevacqua, Chicago, Ill.
Application March 31, 1950, Serial No. 153,214
vin sanitary condition.
It is well known that barbers in the tonsorial profession, in addition to other implements and tools, use electrically operated mechanical clippers for cutting hair. These clippers are used only intermittently during the hair cutting operation, and must be readily accessible. Furthermore, during the periods when the tool is not actually being used, the cutting blades and other fragile parts must be protected from breakage resulting from dropping, accidental jarring and the like. Moreover, for sanitary reasons, the clippers cannot be stored in closed containers, but must be retained in such a manner that hairs and the like, which ordinarily adhere to the instrument blades, may be removed from contact therewith without accumulating in the container.
Heretofore no such holder of a practical nature has been introduced, so that most barbers merely store the clippers on shelves or within drawers and the like. Obviously, such a practice is nonsanitary, and oifers no protection to the instruments. Hence, the blades are continuously being broken and necessarily must be replaced. When the clippers are placed in a drawer the cords become frayed, thus exposing the wires which often times result in electrical shorts with resulting fire hazards and the like.
It is, therefore, a primary object of this invention to provide a holder for barber clippers which will overcome all of the objections stated above.
Another object is to afford a barber clipper holder which permits ready admission of the clipper therein and ready Withdrawal therefrom. An object relating thereto is to afford a barber clipper holder which will retain the clipper in readily accessible position.
A further object is to provide a holder which will protect the barber clipper and will prevent breakage of the cutting elements andv the like during the time that the tool is not in use.r
Still another object is to afford a holding device for barber clippers which will permit their sanitary storage and maintenance.
Still a further object is to provide a barber clipper holder of universal design so that it will accommodate practically all known types and designs of hair clippers. l
Yet another object is to aff-ord a clipper storage device which will minimize breakage of parts resulting from excessively rough handling. An ob- 2 ject relating thereto is to provide shock-absorbing means in the holder.
And yet a further object is to provide a barber clipper holder of simple, sturdy, yet effective and inexpensive construction.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, arrangement and a combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims,` kit being understood that various changes in the form, proportion. size and minor details of the structure may be made Without departing from Ithe spirit or sacrificing any ofthe advantages of the invention.
For the purpose of facilitating an understanding of our invention, we have illustrated in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment thereof, from an inspection of which, when' considered in connection with the foregoing description, our invention, its mode of construction, assembly and operation, and many of its advantages should be readily understood and appreciated.
Referring to the drawings in which the same characters of reference are employed to indicate corresponding or similar parts throughout the several figures of the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a holder constructed in accordance with the principles of our invention.;
Fig. Zis a perspective view of the holder with a portion of the walls cut away to reveal certain features of construction;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the plane of line 3--3 in Fig. 1 and viewed in the direction indicated; and y Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken in elevation on the plane of line -4-4 in Fig. l1 and showing in dotted outline a barber clipper retained therein. Referring now tothe drawings, reference numeral I0 indicates generally a barber clipper holder comprising a generally rectangular shaped nat back member I2 with a clipper retaining enclosure I4 mounted on the face of the -I lower portion of the back I2 in such a manner as to accommodate therein a'clipper C as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings. v
The back I2 may comprise a wooden panel I5 having an elongated central vertical groove I8 formed therein; the entire panel `being covered with a sheet of abrasive-resistant material such as metal 20. This sheet of metal 20 may be shaped in its central portion to conform with ready mounting of the device to any flat structure.
The enclosure -l-Il comprises Aa 'pair ofspacedI parallel Walls 23 and 30 projectingr outwardly from the flat base I2 and joined at their outer f ends by means of a wall 32, so that .the three walls 28, and 32 denne a clipper retaining space 34. wooden panels 36 and 38 respectively entirely sheathed in metal sheets 40 and 4t2v respectively. The front wall 32 comprises a metal sheet lll which may be formed integrally with the :metal sheets Ml and 42 of the side walls. This metal sheet 44 ispartially encased Ain a novel guard member 46. This guard member Imay be .formed of any shock absorbing material, but in .the em bodiment ychosen for illustration, the material is shown as hard rubber.
This yguard member 45 is formed with .a .thickerredcentral portion d8 vprotruding inwardly into the space .3d and shaped to cooperate with the back member I2 in :supporting in wedging relationship the clipper vC as shown in Fig. 4 of the rawings. The protruding part i8 :may .be formed with a shaped central vertical slot 5@ to accom modate various protruding clipper parts such as the vscrew head -52 shown ,in Fig. 'e oi the drawings. To readily mount l`this'guard on the front wall sheet M the front Iport/iam is lunder cut to provide top and bottom ange portions 54 .and 5S. This construction vpermits the guard member to be inserted over landnioun'ted :on the back of :plate IM las shown in Figs. 2 and 4 of the drawings.
Rivets such as 53 may be use-d `to more securely fasten the guard 46 to the plate 44. Wood screws such as 59 may be lused to 'fasten the side wal-l panels 36 and 38 to the .back wall I2 :as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. Transverse rivets such as 62 may be utilized in retaining guard 66 in position.
Although the holder 'is shown as 'constructed of metal-sheathed wood, it is obvious that lnumerous other materials, and methods of assembly may be employed in the construction of the device without ldeparting from the spirit and scope of our invention.
In operation, the holder is fastened or hung, by means oi apertures 25 in some convenient location. After fthe barber nishes using the 'clipper, he merely drops it into the space 311. The front vpart of the clipper C .is vengaged by the curved protruding portion 48 of guardl' and is thereby guided into wedging position between the guard and back member I2; 'any vprotruding parts of the back of the clipper being accommodated inthe groove 22 so that it will not interferey with the wedging operation. Since wedging is accomplished primarily onl' through the force of gravity acting upon the clipper C, the wedging of the clipper is not excessively secure in the holder. Hence, to remove the clipper it is necessary to yexert very little eiort in lifting it out of the holder.
From a sanitary viewpoint, any-.extraneous materials such as .adhering hai-rs `and the like are The walls 28 and 3l) may be formed of 4 shaken free from the clipper when the same is dropped into the receptacle. Since the holder is open at the bottom, these materials fall directly to the oor rather than accumulating in the receptacle and thus creating unsanitary condition therein.
It is believed that our invention, its mode of construction and assembly, and many of its advantages' should ibe readily .understood from the foregoing without further description, and it should also be manifest that while a preferred -embodiment of the invention has been shown and described Afor illustrative purposes, the structural details are nevertheless capable of wide variation within the 'purview of our invention as de- LIined in the appended claims.
. What WecIaim vand desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
EL. a device for removably holding a hair clipper with its cutter head directed downwardly, a Avertical back 'member ,adapted to be secured to a support, an .enclosure comprising spaced side walls secured at their rearedges to .the back member, ya yfront wall .connecting the forward edges of the side walls, ysaid enclosure being open -at its top yand bottom, a solid rubber block secured 'to the 4inner .face ofthe front wall of the enclosure, .and a central enlargement .formed on the inner face -of the rubber block -upon which a portion lof the hair clipper 4may rest `when positioned in the enclosure and be retained in a slightly wedged position the dev-ice, said oentral enlargement being provided with -a vertical slot to accommodate protruding elements on the portion yof the Ahair clipper that engages with said central enlargement.
2. In a device for removably holding a hair clipper Withi-ts vcutter head directed downwardly, a ver-tical back member adapted to be'secured to Ja support, an enclosure-comprising spaced sidewalls secured at their rear edges to the back member, a front `wall connecting `the forward edges of the side walls, said enclosure being -open at its top and bottom, .a solid rubber block secured to the linner face of the frcnt wall, flanges formed on 'the top and bottom edges of said rubber Vblock for engagement over the top yand bottom edges respectively of said front wall of the enclosure, and a curved enlargement formed 'on the inner face of the central portion of the rubber block upon which a portion of the hair clipper may rest when positioned in the enclosure and be retained vtherein in a slightly wedged position.
3. `The device of claim 2 in which the central vcurved enlargement is provided with a vertical slot to accommodate protruding elements on the portion of the vhair clipper that engages with said enlargement.
FRED P. BELLOFF. THOMAS R. BEVACQUA.
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