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Publication numberUS850978 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1907
Filing dateOct 12, 1905
Priority dateOct 12, 1905
Publication numberUS 850978 A, US 850978A, US-A-850978, US850978 A, US850978A
InventorsIgnatius Nathaniel Soares
Original AssigneeIgnatius Nathaniel Soares
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 850978 A
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Speccaton of Letters Patent.

Patented April 23, 1907.

Application tiled October1 12,1905. Serial NoA 282,370.

To @ZZ whom, t muy con/cern.-

Be it known that I, IGNATIUs N ATHANIEL SoAREs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Framingham, county of Middlesex,

and State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in N ose-Shapers, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.

This invention relates to a device for shaping and bringing into normal -form, so far as possible, noses more or less deformed, and is more particularly designed for shaping upturned, one-sided, or ilat noses or those with distended nostrils.

The noses of a great many persons are slightly deformed, and therefore because of the prominence of this feature the appearance of the face is more or less disfigured. Such deformity can frequently be remedied by a gentle but continuous pressure, and it is the object of this invention to bring about this result in a way that shall be painless to the individual.

The essential features of the invention will appear from the accompanying description and drawings and will be more particularly defined by the appended claims.

The drawings represent the preferred form of the device in position upon the wearer and illustrate the details of its construction.

In the drawings, Figure 1 represents a three-quarters view of a woman with the device in place when securing its functions. Fig. 2 is a side view showing the device partially in cross-section. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device.

The device is made up of a body portion A of a suitable resilient material capable of being bent into a desiredshape and of retaining that shape, but in a slightly-yielding manner, owing to the resilient quality of the material. A thin sheet metal properly tempered is best for this purpose. Since material of this sort would be unpleasant when placed upon the nose and would unless roughened not produce the necessary friction, a lining or casing B, of soft frictional material, such as chamois skin or fabric, is provided. It is only necessary that this ining should be on the side next to the nose; but it is preferable to make it in the form of a casing inclosing the material entirely. This may bestl be securedA by cutting out two pieces of the shape shown in the outlines of Fig. 3, placing the resilient material A between the two pieces, and stitching the parts of tle casing together on the lines indicated at a The device is preferably provided with a projecting tongue C, which when bent into position rests on the bottom of the nose and aids in holding the device 1n place. The lining or casing should be cut to conform to this tongue, as indicated 1n the drawings. This tongue acts also to press up upon the cartilage between the nostrils when desired, and so to reshapethe bottom of the nose.

The device is held in place on the nose preferably by means of bands or tapes D E,

and these may be secured in any desirable way to the body portion and as herein shown are secured by being sewed in between the parts of the casing. The bands are provided at their ends with some suitable fastening means, as a buckle F.

In use the device after it is made in the form shown in Fig. 3 is bent up to the form shown in Fig. l into the desired normal shape of the nose, the sides of the body portion gently but firmly gripping the nose on'the sides and the tongue C resting against the bottom of the nose. In the case of a one-sided nose one side of the body portion will be bent more or less than the opposite side, in accordance with the fault to be remedied.

In positioning the device the bands are brought down behind the neck and crossed and then carried up and buckled over the forehead. The result is that a slight but steady tension is produced on the nose com-l pressed in the body portion of the device, and the nose is thus gradually but steadily brought into normal shape.

It will usually be found preferable to wear the device a-t night, but it can be worn any time, and a continuous use will soon be found to re-form or reshape the nose into its normal lines.

The gentle and steady action of this device without binding and being held in place by a means which exerts a gentle tension on the nose will be found to secure the desired result in a comparatively short space of time.

The friction of the bands D E when holding the shaper in place is such that the shaper can frequently be adjusted to press more on one side of the nose by simply slipping the bands while fastened slightly to one side, and thus reshape a one-sided nose.

Having described my invention, what I TOO IIO elairn as new, and desire to secure by Letters tongue portion, said tongue portion being 2o 1. A nose-Shaper comprising a body portion Consisting oi' a central section adapted to overlie the bridge of the nose and two integrally-formed wing portions adapted to be bent into position to press up on the two sides of the nose, an integrally-formed depending tongue portion adapted to aet upon the end of the nose and a soft chamois or fabric covering for the entire shaper, the entire Shaper being constructed of metal of such character as may be readily molded into any desired shape by hand and will retain such shape against all normal strains exerted during its application and suitable means 'for fastening the shaper in place.

2. A noseshaper Comprising a body portion and an integrally-formed depending adapted to aet upon the lower end of the nose, 5 both said portions being formed of flexible metal of suoli character as may be readily molded by hand and thus given any desired shape, which shape said portions will retain against normal strains exerted in the application of said Shaper, a soft lining secured to the surface of said Shaper to prevent Contact between the metal portions of the Shaper and the parts being treated, and means for seour ing said Shaper in place.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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