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Publication numberUS948005 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1910
Filing dateJan 16, 1909
Priority dateJan 16, 1909
Publication numberUS 948005 A, US 948005A, US-A-948005, US948005 A, US948005A
InventorsAndrew Russell Campbell
Original AssigneeAndrew Russell Campbell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 948005 A
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y Speccation of Letters Patent. t l Application led January 16, 1989. Serial No. 472,690.

Patented fren. l1, 1910.

To all whom it may concerndl Be it known that I, ANDREW Russi-:LL

CAMPBELL, a resident ol the town of Saskatoon, in the Province of Saskatchewan, Can- 5 ada, have invented certain new and useful Im fol away with either h'and or mechanical masf sage, and vyet act as etfectually on the skin, So as to relieve or eliminate impurities.

A further object is to provide means whereby thecups used ior n'tassaging may be readily interchanged.

A-still further object is to provide` means -for producing an intermittent action or suction in Ithe cup. l

A still further object is to make the device readily applicable to different forms of faucets or taps.

My invention consists of a tube having the upper and lower ends bent, an interchangeable flexible resilient tap connector at the lower end, and an elbow, and a nozzle connected at the upper end, an elbow attached to the nozzle end and within which such nozzle `depends, a discharge tube extending downwardly from the lower branch of the elbow, a flexible tube fitted on to the hori zontal portion of the elbow, an applicator located on the end of the tube, a handle and a manuallyoperated valve located on the tube, the parts being arranged,A constructed in detail, and operatmg as hereinafter more particularly explained. w 'i Figure l, is a sectional view of a massager constructedin accordance with my invention. Fig. 2, is a perspective detail of the valve. Fig. 3, is a perspective detziil of an alternative form of applicator. v

In the drawings like lettersof reference indicate correspoi'iding parts in each figure.

A is a tube made of brass or other suitable material and provided vwith a lower U- shaped end A', which is externally threaded at A2 and is provided with a nipple A3, which is screwed on to the end A2 and is tapered as shown and provided with annular corrugati'ons A4.

B is a tap connector, whichis provided with a hole B tapered towardl both top and bottom from a point intermediate of the length thereof. The tap connector is made 'preferably of comparatively soft rubber and the lower portion at the bottom titsl over the corrugated nipple-like end A3, the corruga- `tions oit which maintain the connector in place. I also provide divided rhands lC and C', which are connected together by the connecting screws 2 and 3 extending through the projecting lugs C2 and C", which arc separated suitable distances apart, so as to proi Vide for tightening thc connector both at the top and bottom.

[t will, ot course, be understood, that I may use different forms of connectors and connectors with diti'erent. sized orifices de- "pending on the size otl and form of the tap to which the connector is applied.

The nppct" end Ai' of the-tube A is in the form of-an L-shaped bend and is externally `threaded at the extremity to which is connected a right angular elbow D, which is intcrnally threaded to 'fit the end A. and ex ternally threaded at E is a supplemental elbow, which is in'- ternally threaded at the topk and is provided with an inwardly projecting flange Ebelow the threaded portion between which and the lower end of the elbow l) is fitted a flanged nozzle F. The lower end of the clbow E is tapered as shown and is provided with a down pipe G fitted thereinto. The horizontal portion4 of the elbow E is provided with an end bead E2.

H is a tube of rubber, which is preferably forced on to the end of the horizontal 'portion E2 of the elbow E and is also provided with a spiral wire reinforcing bindingr I to lpreserve the tube when bending. The extreme outer end of the tube H is provided with a hard rubber external sleeve ll', which forms a handle for manipulating the tube and. applicator hereinafter referred to. -A wire binding lf is also provided on thetube adjacent the handle in order to prevent the wearing` of the rubber tube.'

J is a. valve casing provided with a hol- 'low stem J which tits into the end of the tube H extending through the handle H', theresiliency of the'tube'serving to securely hold the stem in place. The valve casing is J3, which carries the applicator K. The ap,- plicator K is made preferably of rubber and cup-shaped at the outer end. Different forms of applicators, such as the form shown in Fig. 3, may be used, the smaller provided with an outwardly extending neck. J 2 at the outer end of which is formed a cup i ti O form shown in Fig. face and the largerform other portioi'i's'of lthe body.

The `applicators are interchangeable in the cup J3 being held therein by the in- WardlyA projecting'bead J4 past which. the

`.therethrough and the applicator is provided with an oritice K registering with the oriticeI Ji. The orilice J5 is situated above the hollow stem J L is the stem or plug of the valve, which is provided atv the top with a button-shaped end L' and has a longitudinal slot L2 extending down to an annular groove L3 made in the stem. The' major portion of the stem is of practically the saine diameter as the interiorA of the valve casing J, which is cylindrical. The stem at the lower end 'is provided with a packing ring L4 and a depending pin L5. Between the bottom of the casing surrounding the pin L and abutting the bottom of the valve I provide a spiral spring, which is designed to normally hold the valve in the position shown in the drawing, that is, so that the vacuum may be maintained'as will hereinafter be explained.

Having now described t-he principal parts involved in my invention I shall briefly de' scribe its operation and utility. The water is turned on through the tube A and passes out through the nozzle F down through the tube G, -tliereby creating a vacuum through the. tube H and producing a suction in the applicator K as soon as it is applied to the 'face or skin. vBydepreSSing the valve L the vacuumis relieved, the orifice J5 communieating with the annular groove L3 of the valve. vAt the same time the hollow stein J leading to vthe tube H is closed and the vacuum thereby maintained iii ksuch tube.

By constant and intermittent pressure of the button L the valve will reciprocate and produce an intermittent suction on the face thereby enabling the applicator to be moved 'from spot to spot over the skin of the face or body, thus distending and relaxing the skin and producing a muscular exertion on the surface and 'under the skin and a perfect massage, which is the end I desire to attain.

'Although l have shown one particular adaptation or construction oit my device it will be understood that the details of the used for theY being yused-a for Vconstructioii may be altered withoiitdepart- :ing from the spirit of my invention.

it will be noticed in my massager that the 't'ubeshg/ fi4 and G are parallelly arranged and this enables me to apply it to a faucetand readilyfdischarge into the basin into which the faucetdischarges, thus adding greatly to the'convenient. use of the massager. iVhat l claim as my invention` is:

' l. A massager comprising a vertical tube i having bent ends, the lower end being in the forni of a Uland provided with an upwardly extending coupling, and the upper eiid being bent and having a depending portion, an

elbow screwed on the dependin portion atg.'

the upper bent end and provi ed Withan interior annular projection, a nozlzle pro-M vided. with an exterior flange supported onH such projection on a line with the orifice in. v

the depending end, a discharge tube .connected to rthe lower portion of the elbow, a

liexible vacuum tube provided with a suitable inouth connected to the horizontallydisposed portion of the elbow and an applicator connected to the end of the tube as and:y

for the purpose specied 2. In a massager, two tubes parallelly ara'V ranged and .connected together at the top, one tube havingat the end an upturned tap connector and the 'other tube having'an open'. f discharge end, a nozzle suitably aixed in,

the discharge tube and a flexible vacuurn tube leading from the dischargetube above I z the nozzle and an applicator conneetedfto the end of ysaidvacuum tube as and forvthev purpose specified.`

3. In a massager, the combinationv With'` casing'provided` with a hollow stem 'fitting in the valve casing and provided with a'.-

-longitudinal slot,.and an annular recess and" suitable packing, aprojecti'on on thecasing extending into said longitudinal slot, 'a spring for normally supporting the valve roof 'i plug in the open position and an applicator i' j connected to said valve casing as and for I`y the purpose/specified.

ANDREW lll/'itnesses B. BOYD,



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US2619278 *Oct 6, 1949Nov 25, 1952 Massaging equipment
US4900316 *Oct 16, 1987Feb 13, 1990Azz International Co., Ltd.Vacuum skin cleaner
US5099830 *Nov 2, 1990Mar 31, 1992Azz International Co., Ltd.Hydraulic breast enhancer
US5295982 *Sep 12, 1991Mar 22, 1994Viktor SchatzSuction device for cleaning skin
Cooperative ClassificationA61H9/005