US 900602 A
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' w. G.-SHELT0N. MASSAGE YIBRATOR' APPLIUATION FILED SEPT. 3, 1907.
Patented 001;. 6,'1908.
w Wig/M I ing head 6 is'mounted at-the end of the arm apparatus 'coi tion and the-casing of the motor being partly an eccentric l0 withthe shaft 5.] A blower casing 11 is secu'red'to the motor frame, and
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Jstige' appaiaitns' provided with nei'lns for .supplying a'blaist OfjfbIIiIRlGtltlllf during the operation of't'he massaging head,,and to provide an Improvedarrangement whereby the the blower, with the valve plate removed.
":the' eccentric connection between said arm and the driving shaft of the motor.
rent through a flexible conductor 4: extendin longitudinally through the handle;
' UNITED 1 strains PATENT]. OFFICE.
WILLIAM GENTRY s i LTon or ,cnicaeo, ILLINOIS.
Specifi ation ofLetters Patent.
Iatented Oct. 6, 1908. j
npplicatioiifileil September 3,:19 07," Serial No, 891,176. 7
fli'Ti-Xhf Gin: in of ",tlif, United lent of -j(J}l1ieag0',Y-Cool have invented -ertain new and' 'useful Improvjementsv iii Massage-fibril, tors, ofiw'hich tli llowin'g i's-aj speci ication. The: main" obj ects' 'ofr-this'ihrention are. to provide an improved forniot' vibratory mas.
SIiniyroN, .gcitizen America, and a speedof s uch apparatus may be controlled by regulating the ai ipplyw These objects are-accomplished by device'shown in the 'accompanyiiigdraw in-which I .Figure'1. 1 a si 1 ation of a massaging" I ed according to this in; vention,.the airlblastapparatus beingin sec-- broken away. Fig. 2 is an end elevation of.
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig.1. -Figi ils a detail of the v brating, arm which carriesthe massaglng'head, and illustrating- In the constructionshown in the drawings, the handle 1 is hollow andcarries at itsend anelectric motor 2, whlch'recelves ts cur- 5M r The armatureshaft 5 of the motor is disposedin' alinement with the handle 1. The massag- 7, which is pivotally mounted at ,8 on a. bracket on the motor i'rame. The'inner end of the arm '7 is forked and" has slidably mounted thereon a cross-head 9 connected by the motor shaft 5 extends intosaidcasing and 15 provided with a series of radiating vanes 12; The blower casing. is provided .wrth'a screened air inlet-13 and an outlet the windings of the motor, so-that said heatermaybe turned on and on without interfering "withthe operation of the .motor. A valveplate 16 is mounted across the opening 13,-
"andi's adjustable for controlling the inflow of-air. The valve-plate 16 is provided w th a threadedstem l7 engag ng a-spider 18 in the open ng iv,
The operation of the device shown isas foll ows: The cord 4 is con'nected with'a suitable source of current, and when the motor vis running the arm 7 will oscillate on its pivot Sand impart a 'v'ibratory motion to the head The blower will also operate and direct a blast ofair toward the surface upon which the head 6 isoperating. If the switch 19 is thrown on, the air blast will beheated by the coil 15, while if the switch 19 is-thrown oii', unheated air will be delivered. The Speed of the motor is controlled by adjusting the plate 16towa-rd and away from the adjacent face ofthe casing. \Vhen the opening 13 is entirely closed by the plate 16, the air blast will cease and the choking of the air current will reduce the speed: of the motor to' its minimum. Then the opening 13 is wide open, the motor will run at its maximum speed.
The device herein shown .18 especially adapted for massaging the scalp, the air blast serving'to remove dust and dandrufli' from the hair atthe same time that the scalp is .being massaged by the vibrating head 6;
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A massaging apparatus, comprising a handle, a massaging head mounted on said handle and adapted to be operated while said head is in contact with a patients body, mechanism' for vibrating said head, a blower mounted on said handle, a nozzle directed so as to blow toward the surface 'upon which said head is operating, and means for heating the air delivered by said blower.
2; A massag ngapparatus, comprising a handle, a massaging head mounted on said handle and adapted to be operated while said head is in contact with a patients body,
inechanismfor vibrating said head, a blower inountedon said handle, a nozzle for directing air from saidblower toward the surface upon which said head is operating, and h at-' ing coils mounted 111 said nozzle and adapted to heat the air in its passage thcrethrough.
3.1K massaging apparatus, comprising a handle, a massaging head mounted on said handle and adapted to be operated while' said' head is in contact with a patients' body, mechanism for vibratingsaid head, a centrifugal blower mounted on said handle, a nozzle for directing air from said blower, and means for controlling the supply of air to said blower and adapted, through a choking bration of said head. a
4:. The combination of a handle, a massagof' such air supply, to retard the speed of viing' head mounted to vibrate onsaid handle,
a motor'carried by said handle for operating. said head, and a blower driven by said motor and adapted to direct a current of air adjacent to the operatingface of said head.
5. The combination ofa handle,- an electric motor havmg a rotatable 'armatirr' mounted on said handle, annassaging head extending transversely with respect 'to the axis-of said armature, and connected there-L withso as to vibrate through the rotation of 1 said armature, a centrifugal blower 1noun t-' ed in axial ahnement with said armature and "rotatable therewith, a nozzle. for directing air from said blower adjacent to the operating face of said head, and an. electric heater ture and rotatable therewith, a nozzle for directing air from said blower adjacent to the operatlng face of said head, an electric heater for heating the air during its passage through said nozzle, said heater being con- .nected in shunt with the windings of said motor, and a switch controlling said heater and adapted to permit the same to be cut out of the circuit without stopping the operation of the motor.
7. The combination of a handle having thereon a motor, a massaging head adapted tobe vibrated through the operation of said motor,.a centrifugal blower driven by said motor, having an air inlet at one side and. having. an air outlet facing toward said massaging head, and a valve-plate mounted at said inlet and adjustable for controlling the inflow of air and thereby controlling the speed of said motor;
8. The combination of a handle having thereon a motor,-amassaging head adapted to be vibrated through the operation of said motor, a centrifugal blower driven by said motor, having .an air inlet at one side and having an air outlet facin -toward said massaging head,'and means for controlling the flow of air through said blower and adapted to thereby control the speed of the motor.
Signed at Chicago this 30th day of August 1907.
WIhLIAM GENTRY SHEUION.
MAR); M. DILLMAN, E. A. RUMMLER.