US 850357 A
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Afro/mis 'l LOTIONS, &o.
PATENTED APR. 16, 1907.
-......M @MNHN F W. DOYLE.
/m/ENTOH By wv* NoK 850,357.
MASSAGE INSTRUMENT FOR APPLYING OINTMENTS APPLICATION FILI-.1D DBO.9,1905.
' is a specification,
' To all whom it may concern.-
. UNITED STATns Immnisrr.` OFFICE.
` WILLIAM DO YLE, oF NEW YORK, N. fY. MAlssAGE INSTRUMENT Eon APVPLYING. omi-MENTS. LorloNs, ae.
V No. 850,357.
Be it known that I, WILLIAM DOYLE, a
subject of the King of England 'and Ireland,
residing at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York,.liave invented certain new an'duseful Improvements in Massage Instruments forApplyiiig Uintments, Lotions, &c., of which the fol-lowing more particularly for' an instrument for massagil'ig` the skin or scalp, while at the same time applying unguents, lotions, or other preparations to the surface treated.
The object of my invention is to produce a device which may be .conveniently held in the hand of an operator, which shall have an end or face peculiarly adapted to massaging the skin, and which shall be capable of holding asupply of themedicament intended to be applied and from .which it may be eX- truded as desired.
'To this end the invention consists inthe arrangement and combination of parts, as particularly set forth in the claims.
In the drawings-Fi ure 1 is a vertical sectional view of the re erable form o my device. Fig. 2 is a ower'endview o Fig-1. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the piston-retaining spring.
In Fig. 1,' 2 designates a cylinder of any ,suitable material, carrying at its lower end a massage-terminal 3. This in this;J figure isA made in the form of a cap which screws on the cylinder. It might be made in one piece with the cylinder; butfin order that the cyl-` inder may be charged with medicaments of a.
thick consistency-such as toilet creams, vaseline, or other lotions-which cannot be convenientl'y drawn through the holes 3 in the terminal I make theV terminal removable, preferably after the manner indicated in Fig. l-that is, by providing the screwthread engaging with the screw-thread on the cylinder 2 Theupper end of the cylinder is closed by a screw-cap 4. l5 is a piston which fitsthe cylinder and is The upper end lofthe ro'd 15 may be formed in any suitable manner; but I prefer to form it with a ring 5'. to receive the inger'f thej operator. In order that the piston may notl move too easily or be accidentally pushed v Specification of LettersPatent.
Application and December 9, `1905. Serin No. 291.143.
rammed April 1e, 1957.
"down by the force used in massaging, I pro:
vide it with means tending to hold it at any desired point. A simple device to this end consists of a vertical spring 6, riveted to the 6o. cap 4 and provided with a sheath 6', of elastic 5 or frictional material, -as rubber. The ring 5 contacts with this sheathfand' will be held by it in position when the operator either removeslthe finger from the ring or ceases to 6 5V press on the piston.
l The massage-terminal is preferably made of rubber and has openings throughwhich the' medicament may be forced. It consists,
preferably, of a perforated rubber disk con- 7o cavo-convex in contour and provided on its outer face with corrugationsl 3. These .I show as annular, as this 'form lends itself best to massage manipulation; but ,I do not wish to be limited to`-this.y the piston is likewise conveX in order thatthe material -in the cylinder may be entirely pressed out. vulcanized rubber with a. smooth, polisheds surface, as rubbing with it generatesa cer. 8cv tain amount ofl frictional electricity; but plates of various materials may be used, de-
pending upon the effect desired.
In applying lotions, creams, and other 4'medicaments to the skin or oil, tomes, &'c., to 255V the scalp the hands ofthe operator soon become dry and require constant remoistening.
By. my device the operator has the command of a constant supply of fluid, which may be forced out as needed. The corrugated ter- 9c minal isparticularly adapted to `massage manipulation, a`nd the annular lcorrugati ons of the terminal shown are peculiarly adapted to the circular rubbing used in faclal massage.
This device is particularly intended for use l `9 5 Y in massaging with thick medicaments-Tauch as creams, lotions, jellies, &c.-and hende the massage-terminal is detachable fromthe barrel 'in order that the material may be placed Within the same, such material being roo ordinarily Atoo thick to be drawn up by the f Y raising of the piston. I h I Having described my lnvention, what I cla' isments and lotions comprising a cylindrical barrel, adapted to form a handle, said barrel. a
being open atone end, a perforated circular massage-terminal of the same diameter as outer face, removable from but having a The lower face of 7 5 I prefer to make vthe plate 3 of l. A massage instrument for applying ointr o 5 l one end of said receptacle, a perforated massage-terminal at the other end thereof, and a spring mounted on the cylinder having an elastic tact with the piston to hold it vset' at any desired point.
3. A massage instrument for applying ointments and lotions comprising a cylindrical barrel-like receptacle, apiston movable therein having a piston-rod projecting out at one end of the said receptacle, a perforated massage-terminal at the other end thereof, and a 4resilient pressure` device elastically acting on the piston to hold it set at any desired point. `4. A massage instrument for applying oint- -ments and lotions comprising a cylindrical barrel adapted to form a handle, said barrelv l being open at one end, a circular massage-ter- Ininal of the same diameter as the barrel removable from but having a liquid-tight engagement with the vopen end thereof and' closing it, said massageterminal being convex upon its outer faceand\provided.with alter- Y nate ribs and depressions thereon, forming a corrugated rubbing-face and a piston fitting the interior of the barrel and movable Within the same, having a piston-rod projecting out at one end thereof, said terminal being provided Witlr openings from the interior face thereof to the apex ofthe corrugations.
` 5. A massage instrument for applying ointments and lotions comprising a cylindrical barrel .adapted to form a handle, said barrel being open at one end, a perforated circular massage-terminal of the same diameter as the barrel removable from but having a liquid-tight engagement with the open end thereof and closing it, said massage-terminal y,being convex upon'its outer face and prolvided with alternate ribs and depressions thereon, said ribs being arrangedconcen- `trically to the axis of the cylindrical recep' tacle, forming a corrugated rubbing-face and a piston fitting the interior of the barrel and movable Within the same and having a piston-rod projecting out at one end thereof.
In testimony whereof I`1have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of..
two subscribing witnesses, this 5th day of'y December, 1905. j
i f WILLIAM DOYLE.
VVitnessiesz` FREDERIC B. WRIGHT, J. A. VERNON.