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Publication numberUS879580 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1908
Filing dateJan 9, 1907
Priority dateJan 9, 1907
Publication numberUS 879580 A, US 879580A, US-A-879580, US879580 A, US879580A
InventorsCharles W Pearsall
Original AssigneeFrancis M Michael, Charles W Pearsall
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 879580 A
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PATENTED FEB. 18, 1908.

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Specification of Letters ?ate nt.

Patented Feb. 18, 1908.

Application filed Jazmin-y 9. 1907. Serial Ho. 361.475.

' To all whom it may cti'ncrn:

Be it known that 1, CHARLES W. PEARSALL,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Binghamton, in the countyiof Broome and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Face-.

tion. My invention relates to im rovements for cooling the face and drying t ,e face,- and to machines for that purpose,;1n which a revolv- T ing fan operated by a clock spring cog gearing, in conjunction with a portable support for the same and controlled y aspring rake to govern the motion of the air fan.

The objects of my improvement are to provide a handy, portable fan, for cooling and-drying the face, ofa person after shaving and-for the purpose of dryingand cooling the face after bathing or other treatment of the skin. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a sectional elevation taken on line 1. 1. of Fig. 2. Fig. as a cross section taken on line 2, 2, of Fig. 1. 3 is a fragmentary rear elevation. Fig. 4 is a front elevation of a modified form of my invention. Fig. 5, is a view taken at right angle to Fig. 4.

' Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several-views.

I- have a clock spring co'g gearing A, shown by the letters A, A, etc. and having connected with it the shaft B and to which is attached the air fan C; on this fan shaft B is applied thespring brake or governor D which while fastened at the point K bears down upon the shaft B; the 'springbrake is raisedfrom the shaft B by bearing down on 40 the lever or handle E: The clock spring cog gearing being wound up by the key F,- the shaft B being relieved from the pressure of I the sprin' brake D commences to revolve and 4 the fan. t us revolves; the revolution of the fan is stopped by letting down upon the shaft B the spring brake D, which bypressure pre: ventst the fan is either surrounded by the funnel J or the wire screen I the funnel J is attached to'the casing M which surrounds and sup-- Coolers, of which the ollowing is a specificae shaft turning until again released. The fan'revolvmg produces an air current;

orts the s rin -co earias shown'in Figs. 2 and 3. hegunr ie l has t its base the perforations 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. oran open space for receiving the air drawn in by the movement of the fan and the air then passing outat the, mouth of the funnel at J. i The covering to the fan may be either. ofthe funnel shape of solid material or composed of a wire screen or perforated cover .as shown in Figs. 4 and 5; in operation with the funnel shaped covering, the fan revolving forces the air out of the mouth of the funnel,

at J. And in construction I elect to use either form, of shield for the fan. The case M in which is mounted the clock cog spring gearing has attached to it or rojecting from it the handle N; in operation? dle, and with thumb or finger press down the spring brake D by hearing down on the lever .handle Eandthus releasing the shaft B from the pressure of the spring brake D, the fan shaft commences to revolve, being turned by the clock spring cog gearing, A, A A etc. as shown in Figs. 2, 3. The revolving fan thus 76 held in the hand is'placed near the face, and can be moved about the face or head or body, projectin .a current of air upon the faceor ody or o jeot,near which it 'is placed. By means of the handle N the fan is thus easily 80 manipulated, and held in various positions or its various purposes of use.

What I claim as my invention anddesire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

A face cooler comprising a casing, 5 ring CHARLES W. PEARSALL. Witnesses: I i


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Cooperative ClassificationF04B31/00