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Publication numberUS2655924 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1953
Filing dateJul 5, 1952
Priority dateJul 5, 1952
Also published asDE930474C
Publication numberUS 2655924 A, US 2655924A, US-A-2655924, US2655924 A, US2655924A
InventorsMario Petitta
Original AssigneeMario Petitta
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair dyeing and bleaching device
US 2655924 A
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Oct. 20, 1953 M. PETlTTA HAIR DYEING AND BLEACHING DEVICE Filed July 5, 1952 mm w a .P m m Patented Oct. 20, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.

The present invention .relates to a device for use in dyeing or bleaching hair on a scalp.

The principal object of this invention is to provide a novel and improved device for dyeing or bleaching a few strands of hair and is particularly adapted for use where it is desired to have a lock of hair, usually at the front of the head, dyed or bleached to a color which is in contrast with the rest of the hair.

Another object hereof is to provide a new and improved tool of the character mentioned, which is cheap to manufacture, easy to use 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 forming part of this specification, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Fig. 1 is an exploded pictorial view showing the components of a preferred embodiment of this invention.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the slitted-cap.

Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal section of the device shown in Fig. 1 (minus the closure cap or cork). The hooked needle is shown positioned through the tubular member with its hook outwardly of the slitted cap, engaging a few strands of hair which are to be treated.

Fig. 4 is a similar view showing said strands being drawn into the tubular member.

Fig. 5 is a similar view showing said strands within such tube and the tube corked after the introduction of a dye or bleach solution therein.

In the drawings, the numeral l5 designates a tubular member which is preferably of glass or of a transparent rigid plastic which is not attacked by hair dye or bleach solutions. On one end, said tube l5 carries a soft rubber cap or closure l6, and for its other end I provide a cap or cork I! which I use later. Across the axis line of the tube I5, the cap I6 is slitted as at l8. These slits are normally closed, but permit the hooked end of the needle l9 to be passed therethrough upwardly through said tube l5. The device as shown in Fig. 2, is now placed near the scalp 20, so that the hook of needle l9 shall engage a few strands of hair 2| of the scalp region to be treated. Now, upon drawing said hooked needle downwardly into and finally out of the tubular member 15, said hair strands 2| will lie in said tube and extend out of its open end; said tube l5 being of shorter length than the hair. The ends of the said hair strands 2| are now taken in hand and the tube pushed up therealong so that the rubber cap I6 lies on the scalp.

Though hair strands lie through the slits l8, forv all practical purposes, such slits are closed upon withdrawal of the needle therefrom. Now I use the needle to push the ends of the hair strands back into the tube l5, and when so done, I introduce a quantity of hair dye or bleach solution into the tube 15 and apply the closure cork or cap I! as in Fig. 4. Progress of the dyeing action can be viewed through the tube l5 if transparent, or a predetermined time is let pass and then the device is easily pulled off the treated hair strands without spilling any of the excess dye material, and in fact any dye solution remaining free on the hair, is squeezed therefrom into the tubular member as said strands pass the walls of the slit or slits [8.

A number of these devices are applied so as to simultaneously treat the entire lock of hair to be dyed or bleached. As mentioned, an eye dropper may be used to introduce the needed solution into the tubular member l5.

If desired, the device may also be used to isolate roots of hairs which need retouching, and shield the rest of such hairs from any dye which may be applied to the roots. It is evident that such hairs, a few at a time, can be drawn through the cap I6 with the aid of the hooked needle IS, with the tube 16 present or absent. Such slitted cap l6 can be slid along said strands it is mounted on, to expose only the new-grown root portion, thereby shielding the remainder of the lengths of such hair strands from dye applied by brush or dab onto the root portion.

When the opening in the member i6 is a slit or intersecting slits 18 as shown, the lips of the slit or slits serve as means to automatically close such opening, otherwise some separate means to accomplish closure is needed, even if manually operable so as to effect closure of the tube l5 at the scalp.

It might also be noted that the cap or cork I! may be dispensed with, if the device filled with hair and solution, is held upright by hand or otherwise.

This invention is capable of numerous forms and various applications without departing from the essential features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiment shown herein 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. A device for bringing hair strands extending from a scalp into a confining space wherein said strands may be subjected to a dye, comprising a tube, a member of resilient material mounted on one end of the tube and having a closable aperture which when closed will close said tube end and an elongated member having a hook thereon, positioned through said aperture whereby the resilient member is between said hook and the other end of said tube; said hook being adapted for engagement with hair strands on a scalp and when so engaged, said elongated member may be pulled into said tube whereupon the engaged hair a;

her being movably mounted through the tube and said aperture for movement in one direction for strands are pulled into the tube.

2. A device as defined in claim 1, including a closure means on the other end of the tube to close said tube end after dye solution is introduced into the tube.

3. A device as defined in claim 1, wherein the mentioned aperture is a slit.

5. A device as defined in claim 1, wherein the tube is transparent whereby the dyeing progress may be observed.

6. A device for positioning strands of hair extending from a scalp into a confining space wherein said strands may be subjected to treatment, comprising a tube, a cap of resilient material mounted on one end of said tube and having an aperture normally biased to closed position by the inherent resiliency of the material thereof and an elongated member having a hook thereon for engagement with strands of hair; said memengagement by the hook of strands of hair and for movement in the opposite direction with the strands of hair so engaged, for positioning the engaged strands within said tube.


4. A device as defined in claim 1 wherein the 20 mentioned aperture comprises intersecting slits.

No references cited.

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U.S. Classification132/212
International ClassificationA45D7/04, A45D2/00, A45D7/00, A45D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D2002/008, A45D19/0008, A45D7/04
European ClassificationA45D7/04, A45D19/00B