US 3104830 A
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Sept. 24, 1963 3,104,830
R. H. ROCK DECORATIVE MIRROR Filed Aug. 6, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR @IYMfl/VO A EacK Arron/5Y5.
Sept. 24, 1963 H. ROCK DECORATIVE MIRROR Fiied Aug. 6, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN VENTOR 4 711mm H. 06K BY M WflaZA/E Y5 United States Patent 3,104,830 DECORATIVE MIRROR Raymond Harrison Rock, Rushville, Ill. Filed Aug. 6, 1962, Ser. No. 214,960 4 Claims. (Cl. 240-42) This invention relates to a decorative mirror, and has particular applicability to a mirror used in beauty parlors, barber shops, or similar establishments which is semipermanently positioned so that the individual whose hair is being treated may view the operation from all directions continuously during the treatment.
A primary object of the invention is the provision of an improved decorative mirror, characterized by an annular rim of light, which may be made of anodized aluminum, or similar material, in a variety of colors and decor-ative patterns, and which may be either wall supported, or mounted on a iloor supported stand, or suspended from a ceiling or wall mounted boom.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a mirror of this character which is provided with a readily colored or otherwise decorated frame structure, and which is provided with a central rim spaced from the frame thereof to permit an annulus of light primarily for decorative purposes, but secondarily for illumination to emanate from the space between the mirror and the A further object of the invention is the provision of a mirror of this character which may be readily varied in location, angle, height, or position, so as to aiford maximum visibility to a person whose hair is being treated, so that the hair may be viewed from all sides during the cutting, waving, setting, or other treatment, to enable the individual being treated appropriately to comment on or direct the treating operation.
Still other objects reside in the combinations of elements, arrangements of parts, and features of construction, all as will be more fully pointed out hereinafter and shownin the accompanying drawings wherein there are disclosed preferred embodiments of this inventive concept.
In the drawing:
FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary elevational view of a beauty parlor booth or the like showing the chair in which the patient is seated, and a plurality of mirrors, constructed in accordance with the instant invention, and supported in various ways.
FIGURE 2 is a rear elevational view of one form of mirror constructed in accordance with the instant invention.
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary front elevational view of one of the mirrors of the instant invention, certain concealed parts thereof being indicated in dotted lines.
FIGURE 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 44 of FIGURE 3; and
FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary sectional View showing one form of mounting for the mirror.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
Having reference now to the drawings in detail, and more particularly to FIGURE 1, there is generally indicated at a the front wall of a beauty parlor booth 10 or the like, which is provided with a conventional chair 10 in which the individual being treated normally sits, an operators cabinet 12, a front wall fixed mirror 13, and the usual relatively bright overhead ceiling supported lighting fixtures '14.
In the schematic showing of FIGURE 1, .three mirrors 15, a, and 15b constructed in accordance with the instant invention, are all shown, for simplicity of illustration only, as positioned adjacent the front wall 10a of the booth 10. It is to be understood that in actual practice at least one of the mirrors would be positioned to "ice the rear of chair 11, so that the reflection of the rear of the patients head would be reflected in the mirror 13,
and one or more other mirrors might be suitable angled at the sides of the individual. It will also be understood that any one of the mirrors, either the floor supported type 15, the wall hung type 15a or the boom type 15b might be used interchangeably in accordance with conditions.
Wall hung mirror 15a is merely suspended in the usual manner from the wall, and provided with a cord to be plugged into a suitable source of electricity for a purpose and in a manner to be more fully described hereinafter. The boom type 15b is supported on a boom member 16, which is suitably secured to -a fitting 17 (see FIGURE 2) to be more more fully described hereinafter. The boom 16 is provided with a universal joint 18, from which an elongated member 19 extends to a second universal joint 20, the latter being secured to a stem 21 which is suitably supported by a conventional ceiling or wall mounted fixture 22.
Referring back now to the mirror 15, which, except for the mounting is identical to mirrors 15a and 15b, the same is provided with a frame 25, which is preferably circular in configuration, and which is comprised of anodized or spun aluminum, which may be decorated or manufactured in any suitable color in conformity with the decor of the salon. Frame 25 is provided with a bulbous rear portion 26 through the upper part of which extends a fixture 27 mounting a light socket 28 in which is positioned a light bulb 29 of any suitable color or wattage. A switch 30 of conventional design is adapted to turn the bulb 29 on and oil. Current is supplied to socket 28 through a cord 31, which extends through a threaded fitting '32 which is mounted inan opening 33 in a suitable portion of bulbous part 26.
As best shown in FIGURES 4 and 5, the fitting 32 includes a stem 34 which is hollow as indicated at 35 for the accommodation of cord 31 and which terminates in a ball member 36 exteriorly of bulbous part 26. A lower lock nut 37 seating against a flange 38 and an inner cup-shaped locking nut 39 serves to hold threaded portion 34 in position.
Ball portion 36 fits in a split socket 40 and is held against rotation by means of a set screw 41.
Split portion 40 is rotatably mounted on a stud 42 and secured in position by a set screw 43. The stud 42 comprises part of a cap 44 which is threaded on a tubular stem 45, there being a passageway 46 through the stud 42 which is aligned with the passageway 35, and a similar passageway 46 through the stem 45. Stem 45 is in turn mounted on a telescopic section 47 which is adjustably positioned in an outer telescopic mounting 48, the latter in turn being mounted on a base 49 which may be provided with balls or casters 50 which rest on the floor 10b of the booth.
Referring back now to the frame 25, it will be seen that the same is circular in cross-section, and is provided at spaced intervals about the rim thereof with mirror clamps generally indicated at 51. Each mirror clamp includes an inner clamping member 52 and an outer clamping member 53-, the two being secured in related assembly by means of a bolt 54 and a clamping nut 55, the arrangement being such that the inner member 52 is fixed and the outer member 53 is pivoted relative thereto so that the mirror 56 which may be suitably ornamented in any desired manner, or tinted, or otherwise decorated, may be secured in position and released by rotation of the external members 53 about the screws 54. As best seen in FIGURES 3 and 4, mirror 56 is also circular in plan, and so dimensioned as to leave an annular space '57 about the periphery thereof through which light from the bulb 29 may shine. Such light is not necessarily for the purpose of illuminatiomalthough it enhances the same, but primarily for the purpose of decoration, and the halo or ring emanating through the opening 57 materially enhances the overall decorative effect of the external mirror surface 56. An inner backing sheet 58 of asbestos or similar heat resistant material may be positioned interiorly of the mirror, to protect the backing sheet of the same from cracking due to the heat emitted by the lamp 29.
From the foregoing it'will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved decorative mirror which accomplishes all the objects of this invention, and others, including many advantages of great practical utility and commercial importance.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hcreinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative, and not in a limiting sense.
1. In a decorative mirror adapted for use in beauty salons or the like to enable the customer continuously to see the back and sides of the head during treatment, a circular frame of anodized colored aluminum having a shallow concaved back with a central rearwardly extendmeans comprises a universal mounting carried by vscopic fioor supported stand.
ried by the front of said frame spaced inwardly from the rim thereof, and a circular mirror of less diameter than said frame clampingly secured to said frame by said clamps and leaving an annular space around said mirror for. the emanation of light from said bulb, and a heat resistant backing held against said mirror by said clamps, said clamps comprising readily releasable pivotally mounted members to permit removal and replacement of said,
mirror and said bulb.
2. The structure of claim 1 wherein said supporting a tele- 3. The structure of claim 1 wherein said supporting means comprises a universal mounting carried bya wall supported boom having thereon.
4. The structure of claim 1 wherein said supporting at least one universal joint means comprises a Wall mounting for said frame.
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