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Publication numberUS968403 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1910
Filing dateSep 29, 1908
Priority dateSep 29, 1908
Publication numberUS 968403 A, US 968403A, US-A-968403, US968403 A, US968403A
InventorsCharles Pfanschmidt
Original AssigneeTheo A Kochs Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined head-rest and server for barbers' chairs.
US 968403 A
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Patented Aug. 23, 1910.



APPLIUA'IION FILED SEPT. 29, 1908` atented Augi 23, 15H0.

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Be it' known that I, CHARLES PEAN- `sommer, a citizen of the United v`States,re



opnamen :immensi: Ann snnvnn For. snm-inns CHAIRS.

sidin atChica o,.in the county of Cook andV te 'of 1 Il11nois, lave invented-certain new anduseful Improvements in Combined f Head-Rests and Servers forglarhersy Chairs,

'of which the following` isa specification.

Tlli'siiivention relates tothe construction and mountingforithe head rest of a barbers chairwhich can be used either-.with or without t i struct theliead"restl that it can be thrown",

f.ferewitli` hair cutting mhd similar opera- 'tions-and without being j and eserver hereinafter described. 'The 'object of the invention is to 'so con downto aj position in whichit will'not inter- Ifrom the{chair, as is thejusual practice.

lAnjothe'il`-object of they invention is to so con' s truct'the headrest' that it will besanitary'- ygienic and at the same time light videfa resilientor yielding surface for the Y and comfortable;

, Mu hoff bjeaiS-t pfovideft'iimunung; r 'forthe serving roll and cutter so that addi- 1 tional attaching means for theseinembers will -not be required; 'and further .objects hereinafter described and claimed.'

Inthe drawings, 'Figure 1 is an elevation 4 of t-lie-head rest, showing the'roll'eniil entf' eter; Fig; 2 a sectional elevation of the suine in'forward or operative position; Fig.v 3 a Similar view showing the head rest thrown back into non-operative positiongdfigd :i: sectional' detail showingthe locking rod for i theIrest;'Fi g.' 5 a cross sectional View of the .paper cutter; Fig. 6 a longitudinal sectional tablv entered throngh'the boss 29 and they .lng 2S and projects through a hole 34 in thel 'ti'idinal sectional view'of .the saine; Fig. 9

An. top yelevation of the head lrest showing the -pad removed.

ad' and Fi 10 a similar view showin@ the rest, as awhole, is secured to :in

The head .adjusting bar or shank 1l. provided, on its rearface, with the usual ratchet teeth 1Q, whichbar o i' shank is fitted to slide. within a guidewayfl in the back of the chair. The-,upper end of the bar orshank is provided withV side ears 14 and :in intermediate d isk..15,f`which latter, on its forward side,

- is provided with a tooth 1G forming a stop vor abntment'for hunting the forward more" f HI ' 17, and is further ctually removed pivotthe hea "to the. shank. The outer, oi"

. ment of `the head. The disk is Vfurther provided, `near lits periphery and immediately above'the tooth 16, with a plurality ofholes provided, in its center, with e. hole 18, throu h which is entered a pivot-'pin 19, vwhich a so passes through the side ears 14. y y

The head proper com rises a pair of open side frames of genera ly trian la!` shape, 4which are connected b means o a cross bar 21 to whichv is -Weld or otherwise secured specification of Leners raient. 'Patented Aug, 23, 1910, Application tiledl September 29, 1908. Serial No. 455,383.

a bracket plate 22 provided with a pair of tongues 23 which are suitably spaced and .positioned to straddle the disk 15 'and enter `the-spaces,intermediate said disk and the ears 1 4, the tongues havingV the pivot pin 19 enteredfthrou h fth'em,which pin servesto free edges 24 of the side frames are slightly curved in contour andare connected, .at suitable intervals, by coil springs 25 which prosupport of a cushionpad 26 which affords a smoothso'ft surface for the head of the occu pant ofthe chair. The cushion is held in lace on the springs by providing folds or r contact with the intermediate springs.

One ol thc side frames is )roviiled at its lower corner withu dc Jcndin(xr luc' 28 which has outwardly projecting therefrom a boss 29'which 1s beveled on its outer face 30 and lis intended to copernic with a cani 31 similarly beveled wliichvis forined on the inner surface of a milled thnnib wheel 32.

locking rodv 33, which is slidnbly and rota adjacent tongue 23, und, whenthe cani or the beveled surfaces are in register,.the rod is o'fa proper length to ent-cr one of the holes 17 in the disk 15. A coil spring 35 which .cncircles the locking rod, near its outer end,

'serves to lioldthe rod normally in its inwurdly projected position, permitting, however, a retraction of the rod, when the thumb wheel is turned to force the cuni surfaces ont of register with one another.. Intermediate the side frames, near the front of the head rest, is n rod or spindle'i. The

spindleis provided, on one end, withann out'- wiirdly progecting fixed pin 37, which is rol asc.l

The cum 31 has inwardly projecting therefrom a ment with the tired pin 37. The inner or tatably mounted in the adjacent frame of the head rest and coperaties with a movable pinl38 which terminates, at its outer end, 1n a thumb nut 39 and is provided withA screw threads 40 adjacent the thumb nut, which permit the removable pin to be entered into the companion frame of the head in alinesmooth end of the movable pin is passed through a bushing il and abut-s against a small disk 42 which backed by a spring 43 located within a. bore 44 in the end of the spindle, the consti-action being such that the spring will be compressed and the opposite end of the spindle forced against theA inner face of`the adjacent portion of the frame, thereby securing sutlicient friction to prevent free movement of the spindle, save only when subjected to a pull exerted on the paper carried thereby.

In order to prevent rotation of the roll of paper around the spindle, the latter is provided, in one side, with alongitudinally extending slot 45 which receives a normally bowed spring 4-(3 which is fixedly secured to the spindle at its inturned end 47, the opposite end being free to slide within the groove' as the spring is compressed into the position shown in Fig. S. The spindle is adapted to receive a roll of serving paper 4S, which is adapted to be Jfed up and over the head cushion and through a cutter 49 which is in the form of a plate 50 provided With a-serrated cutting edge 5l, which plate is provided, at its end, with ears The cut-,ter plate coperates with a cutter frame 53 of channel. formation, through a slot 54, in the upper surface of which the serving paper is tcd. The lower wall oi' thc channel frame is provided, at regular intervals.r with outwardly projecting;` lug-s 5a which register with slots iit in theI cutter platc, over which lugs the serving paper is carried prior toits being brought into register 4with the edge of the knife. A rod 57 is entered through the side frames of the head,through the ears 52 on thc cutter plate, and through the int urned ends 5S of the channel shaped cutter frame, which rod serves to pivot the cutter plateto the cutter frame and secure the entire cutter mechanism between the side frames of the head rest. A spring 59 is provided, whichserves to normally hold the slots 56 in the cutter plate in register with the lugs on the lower edge of the cutter frame. In order to secure the necessary rigidity of the cutter frame, a lug 60 is provided on each of the end frames, againstwhich lugs the rear face of the channeled cutter frame abuts and to which it is secured by means of rivets 6l or other. attaching means.

In use, when it is desired to throw the head rest to its foremost position, as shown in 2, the thumb wheel is turned to retract. the locking rod by the action of cams, after which the head rest may be thrown forward until the bracket plate is brought into abutment with the tooth 1G, which-positions the head rest under ordinary' conditions of use. In this position the locking rod can be released to engage the foremost hole 17 which holds the head rest in such adjusted position and prevents its displacement by movements of the head of the occupant of the chair. If other adjustments are desired, they can be secured' by bringin the locking rod into register with a select one of the holes provided to receive it. In using the serving paper, the end thereof is drawn forward from the roll and carried over the head cushion and entered through the cutting mechanism between the cutter plate and the lugs on the cutter frame, sov

that when the cutter plate is released thel spring will hold the plate, in close eng ement with the face of the frame, there y holding the lugs in register with the slots and clamping the' paper against displacement.due to movements of theheadfof the occupant of the chair. When it is desirable to tea'r otl the used portion of the paperthe barber inserts the tips of his fingers under the projecting edge of the cutter plate and in contact with the end of the paper, which projects slightly beyond the line of the lugs which clamp it, and a slight lifting movement of the barbers hand will raise the cutter plate, thereby unclamping the paper and at the same time pull forward the paper sutliciently to cause it to project beyond the serrated edge of the plate, after which the paper can, be unrolled to the extent desired v lhe spring' .supported pad atl'ords a'n extrcincly comfortable rest t'or the`l1ead and at, the saine time practically no (padding which might alford lodgnlent for lrt and vermin is provided in thefhead rest, which renders it clean and sanitary. The method of mounting the head rest is one which permits quick adjustment and obviatesthe nocessity for a complete removal .of thehead rest from the barbel-s chair.

What I regard as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: f

In combination with a head rt for barber-s chairs, an adjusting barglngular adjusting means for the head rest, comprising outer and intermediate ears ont-he ad' justing bar, companion ears carried by the head rest, entered between the outer andintermediate ears ofthe adjusting bar, means for connecting'the ears, said means servin as a pivotal mounting to permit the hea rest to be swung around the adjusting bar during the angularr adjustment thereo intermediate carof the adjusting bar having a single hole therein, and one of the ears on the head. rest having a plurality of holes therein ada ted to register-with the hole in the ear of t e adjusting bar as the head rest is swung around, a lughaving o cam=`surface 5 secured to' the head rest, a lockingr pin pass- 'l igthroughjsaid lugand capable of rotetion therein, a collar 'havingy a cam surface secured 'to the,- locking pin, the pin, when proected, passing through e. selected hole .,m e ear ofA the heed rest and ev hole in the r of theadjsting bar, and serving to lock lthe head rest against rotative movement and #maintain it in desiredV position of angular adjustment, the rotation of the pin causing i5 the two cam surfaces to co-act and withdrew the pin from the selected hole in the ear of the head rest and permit the angular adjustment of the head rest, the movement oi the CHARLES PFANSHMIDT.

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Cooperative ClassificationB60N2/4847