US 3861061 A
An apparatus for shaking water off of a wet wig. The apparatus is composed of a head form mounted on a coil spring which is attached to a flexible rod. A motor vibrates the flexible collar to cause a wig fitted over the head form to shake and to dislodge water or droplets from the hair of the wig.
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United States Patent [1 1 Ross [4 1 Jan. 21, 1975 1 WIG SHAKER  Inventor: Viola E. Ross, Laurelton, N.Y.
 Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization,
Inc., New York, N.Y. a part interest 22] Filed: Jan. 15, 1974 21 Appl. No.: 433,542
 US. Cl 34/103, 34/14, 34/164,
223/66, 259/1 R  Int. Cl. F26b 25/00  Field of Search 34/60, 69, 70, 90, 91,
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS McDevitt 34/164 10/1964 George 259/1 R 5/1967 Watlington 34/103 Primary Examiner-John J. Camby Assistant Examiner1ames C. Yeung Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Howard 1. Podell  ABSTRACT An apparatus for shaking water off of a wet wig. The apparatus is composed of a head form mounted on a coil spring which is attached to a flexible rod. A motor vibrates the flexible collar to cause a wig fitted over the head form to shake and to dislodge water or droplets from the hair of the wig.
4 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures W16 SHAKER SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION My invention relates to an apparatus for shaking water off a wig mounted on the apparatus. The apparatus is composed of a head form mounted on a coil spring which is attached to a flexible rod. A motor vibrates the flexible rod to cause the head form and mounted wig to shake. The wig on the head form may be contained within a flexible plastic cover fitted at its lower section with a plurality of water drainage holes.
An advantage of my invention is that the apparatus removes excess water from a wet wig.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING The objects and features of the invention may be understood with reference to the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment of the invention, taken together with the accompanying drawings in which:
FIG. 1 illustrates a front sectional view of the invention;
FIG. 2 illustrates a bottom plan view of the drive mechanism of the invention; and
FIG. 3 illustrates a rear sectional view of an alternate embodiment of the invention.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, FIGS. 1-2 show a wig shaker apparatus designed to shake water out of a wet wig 13 mounted over a head form 12 of the device. The head form 12 is fitted to a metal base 14 which is mounted to one end of a coil spring 15.
The other end of coil spring 15 is anchored to a flexible shaft 16 fitted to a crank 24. Crank 24 is mounted to a crank axle rod 35 about which a rotatable crank wheel 36 is mounted so as to ride in a circumferential recess 22 of an elliptical wheel 37 linked to the shaft 23 of motor 19. Motor 19 is powered by a portable line cord 20. Rotation of motor 19 and shaft 23 act to reciprocate crank 24 about a constant angle and vigorously shake wig mount 12 and attached wig 13. The operating mechanism is housed in a base housing 18 to which a flexible transparent plastic covering 11 may be detachably fitted to enclose the wig l3 and collect the ejected water from a wet wig. Perforations 27 are located in the lower section of covering 11 to drain the collected water.
Altemately, as shown in FIG. 3, the wig mount 25 may be fitted to a solid support member 28 that is pivotably mounted on a fixed pin 29, with the free end 31 of the support member linked to a source 32 of vibration or reciprocal motion.
Since obvious changes may be made in the specific embodiment of the invention described herein. such modifications being within the spirit and scope of the invention claimed, it is indicated that all matter contained herein is intended as illustrative and not as limiting in scope.
Having'thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. Apparatus for shaking water out of a wet wig which is placed on the apparatus comprising:
a base on which is mounted a head form of a size to hold a wig, a motor linked to the head form so as to produce reciprocal vibratory motion of the head form in a plane generally perpendicular to the vertical axis of the head form and a covering unit which fastens to the base of the apparatus and is shaped to enclose the head form and an attached wig. v
2. The combination as recited in claim 1 in which the motor is linked to the head form to produce reciprocal rotational vibratory motion about the vertical axis of the head form.
3. The combination as recited in claim 2 in which said head form is mounted at its base to the top end of a coil spring, with the vertical axis of the head form generally aligned to the axis of the coil spring,
said motor linked to the bottom end of the coil spring so as to produce the reciprocal vibratory motion in a direction generally perpendicular to the axis of the coil spring and the vertical axis of the head form.
4. The combination as recited in claim 1 in which the covering unit is fitted with drain holes in the lower section of the covering unit.