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Publication numberUS3460899 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1969
Filing dateJun 28, 1966
Priority dateJun 28, 1966
Publication numberUS 3460899 A, US 3460899A, US-A-3460899, US3460899 A, US3460899A
InventorsMiller Paul E
Original AssigneeMiller Paul E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Barber caddy
US 3460899 A
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A g- 12, 1959 P. E. MILLER 3,460,899

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Aug. 12, 1969 P. E. MILLER 3,460,899

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Paul E. Miller INVENTOR BY WM /4154,

United States Patent 3,460,899 BARBER CADDY Paul E. Miller, 118 Woodworth St., Sedro Woolley, Wash.- 98284 Filed June 28, 1966, Ser. No. 561,200 Int. Cl. A45d 27/46; A611 7/00 U.S. C]. 2183 9 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates to a novel and useful barber caddy and more specifically to a housing-type support adapted to support various tools and supplies utilized by barbers and including compartments for supporting the various tools disposed in direct communication with an otherwise closed compartment of the housing adapted to have aldeform discs disposed therein so as to cause vapors generated by the aldeform discs to move into the various compartments of the caddy in which the various barber tools are supported. In this manner, the barbers tools supported from the barber caddy may be sterilized and maintained in sterilized condition.

The housing of the instant invention defines an upwardly opening receptacle whose upstanding wall portions terminate upwardly in outturned and downwardly directed corresponding skirt portions having their lower edges spaced below the bottom of the receptacle and thereby adapted to support the receptacle from a suitable supporting surface in elevation relative thereto. 'In addition, the upper marginal edge portions of the skirt portions include upwardly opening slots by which suitable lipped tool supporting trays are removably supported and a removable cover panel is provided for the receptacle portion of the panel and includes horizontally disposed marginal edge portions adapted to be supported from those portions of the outturned skirt portions disposed inwardly of the slots formedtherein. In addition, the cover portion includes means defining bottomed upwardly opening compartments spaced above the bottom of the receptacle and adapted to support various types of barber tools therein. The bottoms of the compartments are provided with suitable openings thereby communicating the lower ends of the compartments with the interior of the receptacle. The latter is closed by the closure or cover panel in which the compartments are defined and is adapted to have aldeform tablets disposed therein whereby the vapors generated from the tablets are restrained from escaping from the interior of the receptacle except through the openings formed in the bottoms of the compartments.

Thus, the vapors generated by the aldeform tablets will be caused to move upwardly through each of the compartments in which a barbers tool may be supported.

The main object of this invention is to provide a unitary and convenient to use support for various types of barbers tools.

Another very important object of this invention is to provide a support in accordance with the immediately preceding object and including means by which the various barbers tools supported therefrom may be continu- 3,460,899 Patented Aug. 12, 1969 pusly enveloped within vapor generated by aldeform tabets.

A final object of this invention to be specifically enumerated herein is to provide a barber caddy in accordance with the preceding objects which will conform to conventional forms of manufacture, be of simple construction and easy to use so as to provide a device that will be economically feasible, long lasting and relatively trouble free in operation. I

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the barber caddy of the instant invention illustrated in use supporting various barbers tools therefrom;

FIGURE 2 is a vertical sectional view taken substan tially upon the plane indicated by the section line 2-2 of FIGURE 1 and with the tools illustrated in FIGURE 1 removed; 1 FIGURE 3 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 3-3 of FIGURE 1 and with the tools illustrated in FIGURE 1 removed; and

FIGURE 4 is an exploded perspective view of the barber caddy.

Referring now more specifically to the drawings the numeral 10 generally designates the barber caddy of the instant invention. The caddy 10 includes a receptacle generally referred to by the reference numeral 12 and including a bottom wall 14, opposite side walls 16 and opposite end walls 18. The upper extremities of the side and end walls 14 and 16 terminate in outwardly directed horizontal flanged portions 20 and 22, respectively, which in turn terminate outwardly in downturned skirt portions 24 and 26, respectively. The skirt portions 24 and 26 include laterally outwardly inclined portions 24' and 26 intermediate their upper and lower ends and which are provided with suitable horizontally disposed slots 24" and 26", respectively.

The lower ends of the skirt portions 24 and 26 terminate in a generally horizontal plane spaced below the bottom 14 whereby the caddy 10 may be supported from a suitable supporting surface 30 with the bottom 14 of the receptacle 12 spaced above the supporting surface 30.

The flange portions 20 and 22 are provided with slots 20 and 22' adjacent their outer peripheral portions and a generally horizontally disposed cover panel 32 is removably supported from the upper end of the receptacle 12 with its outer marginal edge portions supported from the portions of the corresponding flange portions 20 and 22 disposed inwardly of the slots'20' and 22'.

The cover panel 32 defines walled upwardly opening receptacles or compartments 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44 including bottoms 34', 36', 38, 40', 42' and 44', respectively, including openings 34", 36", 38", 40", 42" and 44", respectively.

The cover panel 32 fully closes the upper end of the receptacle 12 for all practical purposes except for the openings 34"-44". The receptacle 12 is adapted to have conventional aldeform tablets disposed therein and thus any vapors generated by the aldeform tablets may escape from the interior of the receptacle 12 only through the openings 3444" and will thus envelop any barbers tools received within the compartments 3444 in fumes generated by the aldeform tablets.

Removable tray members 48, 50, 52 and 54 are also provided and include mounting hook portions 48', 50',

3 52 and 54 removably engageable within selected pairs of slots 20', 22, 24" or 26". The trays are adapted to support larger barber toolssuch as the electric clippers 58 and 60 illustrated in FIGURE 1 and the compartments 34-44 are adapted to support smaller barbers tools such as the pair of scissors 62 illustrated in FIGURE 1 in addition to certain accessories frequently used 1 by barbers such as the brush 64 and oil can 66 illustrated in FIGURE 1.

Although the caddy has been illustrated and described herein as adapted to have dry aldeform tablets disposed therein, it may also be used as a wet sterilizer.

simply by filling the body thereof defined by the Walls 14, 16 and 18 with water to within one-quarter of an inch from the top and dropping one herpicide tablet in the water, the latter including a level above the bottoms of the compartments 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within'the scope of the invention as claimed. 1

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A barber caddy for supporting a plurality of barber .tools enveloped in sterilizing vapors, said caddy comprising a hollow receptacle including a bottom wall and upstanding side walls, means substantially enclosing a lower portion of the interior of said receptacle and including tool support portions disposed above the lower enclosed portion of said receptacle operative to support a plurality of tools within the confines of said side walls and with at least portions of said tools disposed in said enclosed lower portion of the interior of said receptacle, at least one of said receptacle side walls terminating upwardly in an outwardly directed flange portion, at least one removable tray member, said tray member and the outermost portion of said flange portion including coacting portions removably supporting said tray member from the associated receptacle side wall with said tray member projecting outwardly from said receptacle.

2. A barber caddy for supporting a plurality of barber tools enveloped in sterilizing vapors, said caddy comprising a hollow receptacle including an upper cover panel therefor, said cover panel including means defining a plurality of upwardly opening tool receiving compartments including side walls and bottom walls, said receptacle, beneath said cover panel, being adapted to have means disposed therein adapted to generate sterilizing vapors, at least one of said cover panel walls defining each of said compartments having at least one opening formed therethrough communicating the corresponding compartment with the interior of said receptacle below said cover panel, said receptacle including a bottom wall and upstanding side walls, the outer peripheral portion of said cover panel resting upon and being supported from the upper ends of said sidewalls, at least one of said receptacle side walls terminating upwardly in an outwardly directed flange portion, at least one removable tray member, said tray member and the outermost portion of said flange portion including coacting portions removably supporting said tray member from the associated receptacle side wall with said tray member projecting outwardly from said receptacle.

3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said openings are formed. in the corresponding bottom walls of. said compartments.

4. The combination of claim 2 wherein said cover panel includes one marginal edge portion overlying and supported from the portion of said flange portion disposed inwardly of said outermost portion thereof.

5. A barber caddyfor supporting a plurality of barber tools enveloped in sterilizing vapors, said caddy comprising a hollow receptacle including an upper cover panel therefor, said cover panel-including means defining a plurality of upwardly opening tool receiving compartments including side walls and bottom walls, said receptacle, beneath said cover panel, being adapted to have means disposed therein adapted to generate sterilizing vapors, at least one of said cover panel walls defining each of said compartments having at least one opening formed therethrough communicating the corresponding compartment with the interior .of said receptacle below said cover panel, said receptacle including a bottom wall and upstanding side walls, the outer peripheral portion of said cover panel resting upon and being supported from the upper ends of said side walls, said receptacle side walls terminating upwardly in outwardly directed and downturned corresponding skirt wall portions terminating at their lower ends below said bottom wall of said receptacle.

p 6. The combination of claim 5 wherein at least one of said skirt wall portions includes a laterally outwardly Y directed portion intermediate its upper and lower ends,

a removable tray element, said tray element and said laterally outwardly directed portion including coacting portions removably supporting said tray element from said one skirt wall portion with said tray element projecting outwardly of said receptacle.

7. The combination of claim 6 wherein said openings are formed in the corresponding bottom walls of said compartments.

8. The combination of claim 6 wherein said at least one of said receptacle side walls terminates upwardly in an outwardly directed flange portion, at least one removable tray member, said tray member and the outermost portion of said flange portion including coacting portions removably supporting said tray member from the associated receptacle side wall with said tray member projecting outwardly from said receptacle.

9. The combination of claim 8 wherein said cover panel further includes one marginal edge portion overlying and supported from the portion of said flange portion disposed inwardly of said outermost portion thereof.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification422/300, 312/209, 312/351, 220/23.4, 220/23.8, 422/310
International ClassificationA45D44/04, A45D44/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/04
European ClassificationA45D44/04