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Publication numberUS783924 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1905
Filing dateApr 5, 1904
Priority dateApr 5, 1904
Publication numberUS 783924 A, US 783924A, US-A-783924, US783924 A, US783924A
InventorsFrederick J Boeehm
Original AssigneeFrederick J Boeehm
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined tweezers and blackhead-extractor.
US 783924 A
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No. 783,924. PATBNTED FEB. 28, 1905.



APPLICATION FILED .^.PR.5,1904y Patented February 28, 1905.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters atent No. 783,924', dated February 28, 1905.

Application filud April 5, 1904. Serial No. 201,653. i

To all wtol/J/ it lll/(ty,rolt/:writ:

le it known that I, linnnicuiek J. Benanti, a citizen oi the UnitedStates, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of lx'ings and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improve ments in a( 'oinbined Tweezers and lllackhead- Extractor, ol which the Yfollowing; is a full, clear. and exact description.

'l`his invention relates to tweezers having combined therewith means for expressing' blackheads andthe likefrom the pores ot' the skin; and the object of the invention is to provide an improved Jrorin of tweezers of very simple construction having associated therewith a small tube open at one or. both ends, by means` ot' which pressure may be applied around a pore ol the skin to force small masses of inspissated secretion out oi the pores.

A further' object oi' the invention is to provide a dei 'ce of the character speeilied in which the tube for applyingl pressure is formed integral with the tweezers and disposed transversely of the tweezer-jaws at their rear extremities, where they are joined together, the tube beinp,` then placed in such position that it will not interfere with the use ot' the tweezers in the ordinary manner and so that the tweezers may form a convenient handle for the manipulation of the tube in applying pressure `for the extraction of blackheads and the like.

W ith the objects above mentioned in view the invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and having ,the novel features 'thereof particularly pointed out in the claims,

it being understood that the minor structural details may be varied considerably within the scope of the claims without departing from lthe spirit of the invention.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forminga part of this specification, in which similarcharacters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both views.

litigare l is a perspective view ol the inven tion, and Fig. is an edge view thereof.

Referring to the drawingrs, i .l represent a pair oi' jaw members tapering; to pointed ends 2 2 and preferably oppositelycurved, as best shown in Fig. 2. These jaw members are formed of elastic material and are brought together at their rear ends, as shown at 3, wherel they lie in contact, but are spread apart at their tips. In the construction ofthe device a single piece ot' material is preferably employed, which is provided between its ends with a transverse portion which is formed when the structure is complete into a small tubefi, dis posed transversely of the jaw members 1 1 and projecting' beyond the edges of the jaw members, as clearly shown. .lhistube /Lis preferably made with the edges slightly rounded, so that pressure therewith'against the skin will cause the user no discomfort, and the diameter is such that it is well adapted for the purpose for which it is intended.

Various materials may be used in the construction ot' the device; but spring metal, preferably steel, is best for most purposes, and when the device is made of steel it may be ornamcnted by the deposition upon the exterior thereof of a coating ci' silver, gold, nickel, or other metal to enhance its beauty. For purposes of utility alone it is preferable, perhaps` to make the jaws without any ornamental designs, as illustrated in the drawings; but in order to increase thelattractiveness of the appearance ot' the deviceand increase the sales thereof it may, it' desired, be embossed or chased in any preferred manner.

The use of the device as a pair of tweezers is precisely the same as the use of other devices of the saine character unprovided .with the transverse tube 4 at .the juncture of the two jaw membeil and no detailed account of the use of the evice as' a lpair oftweezars seems necessar` In the expression of masses of dried secretion from the pores of the 'skin and in its use for analogous purposes the device acts in the main as other tubes which are. well known in the art for this purpose. feature of difference is noteworthy, howeveigfi" and that is that the transverse arrangement of the tube at the end of the jaws of the tweezei-s enables the jaws of the tweezers to be used as aliandle andprevents the hand of the user `troni concealing from view the surface uponwhich the pressure is applied.

' ig'vg a icngeh greater than that of @he mwen-,r-

imvs at the poinz of Juncui'e with said mim.

Havingtiiixsdoscribod myiuventiuri, iciaim ferial, of d tube :1t the iunctur of the tweezeras nvfxmlmidegixe to securebyLittGrw'PuLem jaws and formed by bending the nmci'iai 0i l. The combination with a pziiioi" tweezers, which Hm Uvcezuzs are muda. of a simili tubs provided :it thc junctm-o of L intestimcmywhereofl havcsigned mymuxw x5 the jaws 0i the tweezers. to thisipeciiicution in tim presence of two sul;-

2. A mii-o hveezerfs provided with a tube sci-ibing witnesses. imposed transf Q1 ssii 01 mc man 1b amd llin- FREDERHK J BOEHM.

ffimessesr Y# nimm' BRQWN, Hmm V. LAUNsmml.

3. Th@ Combination with u pair of twQ/,ez's formed of :i single picce of i'esiiicnl sheet mw

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Cooperative ClassificationA61B2017/320004