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Publication numberUS3333290 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1967
Filing dateDec 7, 1964
Priority dateDec 7, 1964
Publication numberUS 3333290 A, US 3333290A, US-A-3333290, US3333290 A, US3333290A
InventorsLeader Victor
Original AssigneeLeader Farms Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Expendable barber's duster
US 3333290 A
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aroewsry United States Patent 3,333,290 EXPENDABLE BARBERS DUSTER Victor Leader, Minneapolis, Minn., assignor to Leader Farms, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., a corporation of Minnesota Filed Dec. 7, 1964, Ser. No. 416,278 6 Claims. (Cl. 15-225) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An expendable barbers duster having a brush rolled from sheet material transversely slit to form flat elongated bristles. The sheet material has a plurality of spaced longitudinal ridges providing each bristle with spaced raised line portions which form pockets in the brush to retain talcum powder. The unslit portion of the rolled brush forms a cylindrical handle which can be telescoped into a socket in one end of a handle.

Barbers will, at various stages of a haircut, use a duster filled with talcum to sweep away hair clippings about the neck and head of the customer. The dusters available are generally constructed of soft bushy bristles held in a permanent handle. Many States, however, have enacted legislation which prohibits, for sanitary reasons, the use of a common barbers duster for all customers in a barber r shop. A trend among health authorities indicates future abolishment of this device in barber shops in many more States. Barbers are, in view of such legislation, faced with the alternative of removing clippings by either using a vacuum to pick up the clippings from the customer or using a compressed air jet to blow the clippings oif of the customer. The former method faces the same sanitary problem as does the talcum duster and the latter method is undesirable from the barbers point of view in that the hair clippings are strewn about the shop and on waiting customers. Also the use of scented talcum in a duster following-a haircut has become traditional as one of the aromas associated with a barber shop.

Briefly described, the invention is an improved, inexpensive barbers duster which can be thrown away after use on a customer. The cluster has a disposable brush which can be removably mounted on a handle. The brush is formed from soft flat material having a plurality of spaced longitudinal ridges or line ribs which form pockets to aid in retaining talcum powder in the brush. The flat material is provided with flat elongated bristles by transverse slits or cuts which extend toward but are spaced from one longitudinal edge of the material. The brush is formed by rolling the flat material about an axis generally parallel to the slits and the unslit portion is retained in a cylindrical shape to form a handle.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a isometric view depicting the flat slitted duster material prior to rolling;

FIGURE 2 is a view transverse to the material showing the duster partially rolled;

FIGURE 3 is an exploded view rolled and a handle therefor.

Referring to the drawings, there is shown a sheet material 5 which may be of any soft type and which desirably will absorb or otherwise hold talcum powder applied thereto. One suitable material is a paper similar to paper napkin or disposable tissue stock. Other desirable materials are. soft thin plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester or vinyl film. The sheet material may desirably be provided wtih ridges 7 formed therein transverse to the axis about which the duster will be rolled to aid in holding talcum powder. The sheet 5 may showing the duster as be doubled as at 9 to form a double thickness thus providing twice the bristles.

A plurality of slits 10 are cut into the: fiat stock 5. The length of the slits 10 being of the width of the folded stock less the desired handle length and cut into the flat stock 5 from the side and opposite from the fold. A multitude of bristles 11 and a flat solid portion 12 are thus formed.

The duster 14 is then formed by spirally rolling the folded sheet 5 about a transverse axis as in FIGURE 2. One convenient mode of securing the rolled configuration of the duster 14 is to provide an adhesive 15 on the end of the solid portion 12. While the use of an adhesive is convenient for securing the rolled duster 14, other means such as tape or bands 19 about the shank 18 thereof may be used. The bristles 11 will, as the duster 14 is rolled, flare outward and curl, thus providing a soft and bushy appearing duster 14.

An alternative mode of forming the cluster 14 is to roll the flat stock 5 and then slit, longitudinally, the nonfolded end of the roll to form bristles.

As an example, a sheet of flat stock 5 having dimensions of eight inches by eight inches may be used. The sheet 5 is first folded as at 9 in half on a line parallel to one end. The open ends of the stock 5 thus formed are then slit in a plurality of places as at 10 for a distance of about two inches. The slitting process then forms a plurality of bristles 11 and a solid portion 12. The resulting slitted sheet is then spirally rolled, about an axis parallel to the slits 10. The bristles 11, as the sheet 5 is rolled, curl and flare outwardly. Once the duster 14 has been formed by the rolling operation, tape or bands 19 are placed on the resulting shank 18 to hold the duster together.

The duster 14 which is thus formed is complete of itself and may be used in this form. However, in some barber shops, it may be desirable to use a handle as is represented at 16 in FIGURE 3. The handle 16 is provided with a socket 17 or other means adapted to receive and hold the shank 18 0f the cluster 14.

It is thus seen that a very simple and inexpensively constructed duster which may be thrown away after use, is thus provided. This duster will meet the sanitary codes imposed upon the barbering profession in the several states.

It is apparent that many modifications and variations of this invention as hereinbefore set forth may be made without departing from the spirit and scope thereof. The specific embodiments described are given by way of example only and the invention is limited only by the terms of the appended claims.

What is. claimed is:

1. A barbers duster comprised of: soft, flat material having a plurality of spaced longitudinal ridges forming pockets to hold talcum powder on the material, said material being transversely slit to form a plurality of fiat elongated bristles with each bristle having a plurality of ridges, said flat material being rolled about an axis generally parallel to said slits, and means for securing said rolled material to form a brush portion and a handle portion.

2. The cluster of claim 1 wherein the longitudinal ridges are equally spaced from each other and are located over the entire length of each bristle.

3. The duster of claim 1 wherein the material is soft absorbent paper.

4. The duster of claim 1 wherein the material is thin soft flexible resinous synthetic film.

5. The duster of claim 1 wherein the flat material is folded longitudinally in half and the edges opposite from saidfold are slit to form a great number of bristles.

6. The duster of claim 5 wherein the spaced longitudinal ridges are located over the entire length of each bristle.

FOREIGN PATENTS Ad. 62,310 1/1955 France.

(2d Addition to No. 910,236) References Cited 185,347 9/ 1922 Great Britain. 5 799,534 8/1958 Great Britain.

UNITED STATES PATENTS OTHER REFERENCES Carbone 15-187 X Salvucci 15-226 X un With Paper Folding, by Murray and Rigney, Y Published by Fleming H. Revell C0., Copyright 1928, Hergert 15-226 X 10 P 3333322? CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Primary Examiner. Strader 15-225 X DANIEL BLUM, Examiner.

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U.S. Classification15/225, D04/135
International ClassificationA45D24/30
Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/30
European ClassificationA45D24/30