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Patented Dec. 23, I902. v
C. E. BRUUILL ETTE. BARBERS IMPLEMENT. (Application filed se zfao, 1962.
CHARLES E. BROUILLETTE, OF VOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 716,623, dated December 23, 1902. Application filed September 30, 1902. Serial No. 125,450. (No model.)
To all whont it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES E. BRoUIL- LETTE, a citizen of the United States, residing at lVoonsooket, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode lsland, have invented new and useful Improvements in Barbers Implements, of which the following is a specification.
My invention consists in a compound barbers implement the novelty, utility, and practical advantages of which will be fully understood from the following description and claims when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved implement as it appears when opened; Fig. 2, an enlarged longitudinal section of the same, and Fig. 3 a transverse section taken in the plane indicated by the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.
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In the preferred embodiment of my invention the compound implement comprises a handle A, a knife-blade B, a needle-holder O, a needle D arranged in the holder, and pincer members E E. The handle is, by preference, similar in general construction to that of a pocket-knifei. 6., comprises sides a a, a longitudinal central partition b,back springs c c, and a transverse pin d, the latter for the connection of the knife-blade B and the needle-holder C, which are adapted to be swung into and out of the handle against the action of the back springs in the manner common to pocket-knife blades. Said handle, however, is peculiar in that it is provided in its sides with recesses or grooves c, Fig. 1, and at its end remote from the needle-holder and knife-blade with a transverse shaft f, having ends g of angular form in cross-section. It is also peculiar in that a finger-nail file h, which I prefer to employ, is arranged on one of its sides a, as shown in Fig. l.
The needle-holder C is provided adjacent to the pin (Z with an abutment v1 for the blunt end of the needle D, and is also provided with inner and outer needle-bearingsj k and with a set-screw Z, the latter being arranged in the bearing j in a position to engage the needle, as shown. will be observed that the needle is removably In virtue of this construction it,
secured in the holder 0, and hence may be readily removed and replaced with a larger or a smaller needle, as necessity demands.
The pincer members E E, which are formed of steel or other suitable metal and are resilient, are mounted on the angular ends 9 of the shaft f and have their free ends turned inwardly, as indicated by m. Said pincer members in virtue of being fixed to a common shaft must be swung out and in in concert, and it will be observed that when they are swung inwardly--i. a, to positions at opposite sides of and parallel to the handletheir inturned ends on will spring into the recesses e in the handle sides and hold them against casual movement.
The implement described is adapted to be carried in the pocket after the manner of a pocket-knife and will be found very useful by barbers, since the pincers are adapted to extract ingrowing hairs on the face, while the needle D may be used to advantage for pricking pimples and the like. The knife-blade B and the nail file h adapt the implement for use in manicuring and are advantageous for such reason. I do not desire, however, to be understood as confining myself to the use of the knife-blade and nail-file, as either or both may be omitted without involving a departure from the scope of my invent-ion.
Notwithstanding its advantages as pointed out in the foregoing it will be observed that my improved implement may be produced almost, if not quite, as cheaply as an ordinary pocket-knife of corresponding size.
I have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arrangement of the parts embraced in the present and preferred embodiment of my invention in order to impart a full, clear, and exact understanding of the same. I do not desire, however, to belunderstood as confining myself to such construction and arrangement of parts, as such changes or modifications may be made in practice as fairly fall within the scope of my claims.
Having described my invention, What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-- 1. A barbers implement,comprising a handle having exterior recesses in its opposite sides, and resilient pincer members, disposed at opposite sides of and outside the handle, and pivotally connected to the handle adjacent to one end thereof; said pincer members having inwardly-turned free ends arranged to enter the recesses in the sides of the handle, as and for the purpose described.
2. A compound implement comprising a hollow handle having back springs, recesses e in its sides, and a finger-nail file on one of its sides, a knife-blade and a needle-holder pivotally connected to the handle at one end thereof and arranged to be swung in and out of the handle against the action of the back springs, a needle secured in and movable with said holder, a transverse shaft journaled in the handle adjacent to the end thereof remote from the knife-blade and needle-holder, and having ends of angular form in cross-section, and resilient pincer members mounted on the angular ends of the shaft and having their free ends turned inwardly.
3. An implement comprisinga hollow handle having a back spring, aneedle-holder pivotally connected to the handle so as to be swung into and out of the handle against the action of the spring, and having the abutment 2' and the inner and outer bearingsj k, a needle removably arranged in said bearings and against the abutment of the holder, and a set-screw arranged in one of the bearings in a position to engage the needle.
4. An implement comprising a handle having recesses e in its sides, a transverse shaft journaled in the handle, and having ends of angular form in cross-section, and resilient pincer members mounted on the angular ends of the shaft, and having their free ends turned inwardly, and arranged to seat in the recesses e when the members are swung alongside the handle.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES E. BROUILLETTE.
EDGAR L. SPAULDING, GEO. W. SPAULDING.