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Publication numberUS3424174 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 28, 1969
Filing dateDec 7, 1966
Priority dateDec 7, 1966
Publication numberUS 3424174 A, US 3424174A, US-A-3424174, US3424174 A, US3424174A
InventorsBattaglia Anthony
Original AssigneeBattaglia Anthony
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compact hair lift
US 3424174 A
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Jan. 28, 1969 A. BATTAGLIA COMPACT HAIR LIFT Filed Dec. 7, 1986 Fl 4 INVENTOR ANTHg NY BATTAGLIA United States Patent Ofi ice 3,424,174 Patented Jan. 28, 1969 3,424,174 COMPACT HAIR LIFT Anthony Battaglia, 455 NW. 202nd Terrace, Miami, Fla. 33169 Filed Dec. 7, 1966, Ser. No. 599,849 US. Cl. 13211 Int. Cl. A45d 25/00 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates a cosmetic article and is more particularly directed to a hair lift.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a compact hair lift whose prongs are normally retracted and protected within the device and capable of being slidably extended to its operative position when it is desired to use the hair lift.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a compact hair lift constructed of molded plastic in three parts which are readily cemented or otherwise fastened together to form a small hand-sized device that may be conveniently carried in ones pocket or purse.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a compact hair lift which is simple in construction, inexpensive in cost, readily fabricated and assembled to form a most effective hair styling device.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a compact hair lift whose prongs are retractable within a chamber formed in the hand-sized body member whereby the prongs are housed when not in use so that the prongs cannot be broken or deformed when not in use nor can the pointed prongs injure the user or the receptacle where the compact is stored.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of my compact hair lift device with the dotted lines indicating the extended position of the hair lifting prongs.

FIGURE 2 is a top plan view as seen with the cover removed.

FIGURE 3 is a cross sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of FIGURE 2.

FIGURE 4 is a similar view with the hair lifting prongs in their extended position.

FIGURE 5 is a cross sectional view taken along the line 5--5 of FIGURE 3.

FIGURE 6 is an exploded view showing the manner of assembly of my compact hair lift device.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 refers to my compact hair lift which consists of a base member B, a cover member C and hair lift slide member A all of which are preferably made of plastic and each molded as a unit. This construction gives rise to a simple assembly operation in the fabrication of my compact hair lift device 10.

The base member B comprises a flat body portion 11 having a rectangular shape with a peripheral edge portion 12 that is raised so as to form a recess 13. At the front edge portion 12 there is a plurality of grooves 14 which receive prongs or tines 20 as is explained in greater detail hereinafter.

The cover member C is substantially identical in structure and shape as the base member B consisting of a flat body member 15 about which a raised peripheral ridge portion 16 extends to form a recess 19. The ridge 16 of the cover C mates with the ridge 12 as do the grooves 14 mate with grooves 17 formed in the front ridge 16 of the cover C when the cover C and the base member B are cemented or otherwise fastened together. The grooves 14 and 17 form a bore for the sliding of the prongs 20 therealong. A further slot 18 is formed longitudinally in the body member 15 extending from the rear ridge 16 to the front ridge 16. On the inside surface of the cover member C there is a shallow recess 23 which extends the full width of the body member 15 adjacent the right side of my compact hair lift 10 as viewed in FIGURES 2P4 inclusive. The function of this recess 23 is to lock the slide member A in position when the latter is in its extended position and a prong support member 21 has been received by the recess 23.

The slide member A consists of a prong support portion 21 having a medially positioned thumb member 22 hich extends through thelslot 18 to a position above the body member 15 of the cover C whereby the slide member A may be made to slide within the chamber formed by recesses 13 and 19 along the full length of the compact hair lift 10'. Secured to the support member 21 is the plurality of steel prongs 20 which extend through the boies formed by the grooves 14 and 17. Integrally molded to the end of the prong support member 21 is a pair of resilient fingers 25which extend outwardly and downwardly of the member 21.

In the normal assembly of my compact hair lift 10, the slide member A is placed in the recess 13 of the base member B with the steel prongs 20 lying in the grooves 14. Then the peripheral edges 12 and 15 of the base and cover members B and C are cemented and then placed one on the other with the recess 17 of the cover C receiving the upper portion of the slide member A and the thumb member 22 extending through the slot 18, The prongs 20 are now slidably positionedfin the grooves 14 and 17 with the ends of the prongs 20 resting within the confines of the combined grooves 14, 17 when the slide member 21 is in its completely retracted position. When it is decided to use my compact hair lift 10, by applying sliding pressure on the thumb member 22 with ones thumb or finger, the slide member 21 will slide to the other end of the compact 10 as the prongs 20 slide outwardly through the grooves 14, 17. When the slide member 21 has arrived at a position adjacent the end of the compact 10, the resilient fingers 25 which yieldingly force the slide member 21 into contact relation with the body member 15 of the cover member C will force the slide member 21 into the recess 23 to lock the slide member 21 and the prongs 20 in their extended position. The compact hair lift 10 is in its operative position to be used in styling ones hair. When the compact hair lift 10 is no longer to be used and it is desired to store it away in ones pocket, bag or other receptacle, a downward force is applied on the thumb member 21 against the force of the resilient spring 25 to cause the slide member 25 to be removed from the recess 23. Then a rearward force is applied on the tumb member 22 to cause the slide member 21 to slide rearwardly to its original position and the prongs 20 become totally retracted to their position within the confines of the compact 10. The steel prongs 20 are now protected against being bent or broken as well as the possibility of the sharp prongs 20 being able to injure the receptacle in which it is stored.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A compact hair lift comprising a base member and a cover member having a raised edge portion forming a chamber, said cover member having a longitudinally disposed slot, said edge portion having grooves communieating with said chamber, a body portion extending substantially across said chamber and slidably mounted in said chamber, a plurality of prongs mounted at one end on the forward side of said body portion and extending through said grooves, actuating means mounted on said body portion and extending through said slot for sliding said prongs through said grooves to an extended position beyond said base and cover members, resilient members mounted on the rear side of said body portion and extending laterally in said chamber, yieldingly engaging said base member and forcing said body portion into frictional engagement with the bottom surface of said cover memher, said cover member having a recess in proximity of said grooves for receiving said resilient members and securing said body portion at said extended position of said prongs.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,112,518 3/1938 Caplan 13276.2 2,284,168 5/ 1942 Rickenbacher 132-762 2,785,691 3/1957 Anderson 132-76'.2

ROBERT PESHOCK, Primary Examiner.

JAMES W. MITCHELL, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification132/143
International ClassificationA45D24/00, A45D24/08
Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/08
European ClassificationA45D24/08