US 2735434 A
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Feb. 21, 1956 P. P. DE ROSSETT 2,735,434
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ATTORNEYS CALLUS REMOVER Prentiss P. De Rossett, Monroe, La.
Application June 30, 1953, Serial No. 365,095
1 Claim. (Cl. 132-764) This invention relates to a device for use in removing calluses from the feet.
The object of the invention is to provide an abrasive device for use in removing calluses from the feet, the calluses being removed by abrading the soles of the feet while the user is standing on the platform or mat holding the abrasive surface down.
Another object of the invention is to provide a callus remover which can be used without any effort particularly by older people with stiff joints, crippled people and people with body shapes which prevent bending over and the like, the present invention serving to stimulate blood circulation in the feet, removing dead callus growths and in general providing or promoting greater health and comfort to the users feet.
A further object of the invention is to provide a callus remover which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the callus remover, constructed according to the present invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Figure 2.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral designates a mat or platform which may be made of any suitable material such as rubber, and the mat 10 is provided with a pair of spaced parallel recesses or indentations 12.
Snugly seated in each of the recesses 12 in the mat 10 is a body member 14 which also may be made of any suitable material such as rubber or plastic, and the upper surface of each of the body members 14 is shaped arcuately or is rounded as best seen in Figure 2. Arranged on the upper surface of each of the body members 14 is an abrasive surface 16 so that when the user rubs his foot along the abrasive surface 16 calluses will be readily removed from the foot.
Extending from each end of each of the body members 14 is a fiat portion 15, and a suitable securing element such as a staple 17 extends through each of the end portions and through the mat 10 for securing the body members in place.
From the foregoing it is apparent that an abrasive callus remover has been provided. The device can be used by people of all ages and can be used with a suitable foot balm so that the users feet will be greatly benefited. The foot balm when used with the abrasive callus remover will serve as a sort of lubrication so that the foot will more readily slide over the abrasive cutting surface 16 of the callus remover. By using the callus remover and foot 2,735,434 Patented Feb. 21, 1956 balm together there will be blood circulation in the feet stimulated, dead callus growths will be removed and the foot balm will be forced into the pores of the skin of the soles of the feet with a high degree of efiiciency. Even if a person does not have callus growths on the soles of the feet, by using the device of the present invention with the foot balm, there will result a happy stimulation of the feet. Thus it will be seen that there has been provided an abrasive surface for abrading the soles of the feet While the user is standing on the platform 10 holding the abrasive surface down. If desired only one of the abrasive surfaces 16 may be used instead of the two shown in Figure 1. The size of the invention can be varied as desired and the parts can be made of any suitable material such as metal, plastic, rubber or the like and the abrasive surfaces can vary in degrees of roughness or fineness. In use the user will stand on the abrasive surfaces on the balls of the feet with the whole weight and twist the feet back and forth preferably after getting out of the bath tub so as to wear down the callus growths on the feet which mostly form on the balls of the feet using the present invention frequently such callus growths will be kept to a minimum or absolutely eliminated.
It will be noted that the abrasive surfaces are double cut and extend in a convex or curved arch across the width of the callus removers as shown in Figure 2. The abrasive surfaces, however, can be of any desired shape. By making the mat ll) of rubber the tendency of the device to slip when the callus remover is placed on a linoleum or tile floor or in a bath tub for use will be minimized. Thus the rubber mat provides an additional safety device to be used if desired in connection with the abrasive callus remover.
As shown in Figure 1, the device is constructed so that the user can stand on it and hold it down with one foot while abrading the callus growths on the other foot across the abrasive surface thereon. The present invention does not utilize or contemplate a hand abrasive file to be held in one hand while abrading the callus growths with a stroking motion of the hand since such hand devices are not at all suitable.
The present invention can be used without effort particularly by older folk with stiff joints, crippled people and people with bay windows. Thus, all a person has to do is stand on the device with one foot and scrape the other foot alternately while standing erect without having to bend or without having to pull the foot up as close to the body as a person can get it since this is a difficult feat for many persons to accomplish.
An abrasive callus remover comprising a platform fabricated of resilient material, said platform being provided with a pair of spaced parallel recesses, a body member seated in each of said recesses and including fiat end portions secured to said platform, the upper surface of each of said body members being rounded, there being cross cut grooves in the upper surface of each of said body members defining abrading surfaces.
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