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‘ Jan. 7, 1947.
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2,413,998
DEP ILAT OR
Filed‘ Aug. 18, 1945
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Patented Jan. 7, 1947
‘2,413,998 V
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,413,998
DEPILATOR
Horatio John Scott, Mayfair West, Johannesburg,
Transvaal, Union of South Africa
Application August 18, 1945, Serial No. 611,379
3 Claims. (Cl. 128-355)
1
2
This invention relates to depilators ‘or to in
struments used for pulling or plucking hairs from
It is stated that the plucking of the hair is not
the skin or for such like operations.
The object of the invention is to provide an in
so painful if the skin is held taut about the hair
while it is jerked or plucked out.
The instrument described is provided to per
strument embodying tweezers for easily gripping
form depilatory operations with the least pain.
and holding the hair to be plucked and at the
same time provide a pad to hold the skin sur
rounding the hair taut and to press the skin away
from the hair whilst pulling the hair from the skin
In operation the jaws 2 of the tweezers grip the
hair to be removed in the usual manner and close
to the skin. The sheath is pressed down over the
tweezers by the palm of the hand of the opera
during the plucking operation. A further object 10 tor, the grip on the hair being maintained by
is to provide such an instrument which can easily
the thumb and ?rst ?nger pressing the grips 6,
be manipulated if desired with one hand. A still
‘l towards one another. The edge [4 of collar l3
further object is to make the sheath surrounding
makes contact with the skin round the hair while
the tweezers of glass, plastic or other transparent
at the same time it is moving down to encircle
material.
15 the ends of the jaws 2 of the tweezers. Pressure
The preferred form of the invention is illus
is exerted on the tube so that the portion of the
trated in the accompanying drawing in which:
skin against which the edge I4 is pressed is held
Fig. I shows in perspective the complete in
taut and the hair in the centre of such patch of
strument with the tweezers extended.
skin is removed by jerking the tweezers into the
Fig. II is a similar view with the tweezers with 20 sheath by upward movement of the grips 6, ‘I in
drawn and
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the slots Ill, II while at the same time the skin
Fig. III shows the tweezers separated from its
is pressed away from the gripped hair.
sheath.
The collar l3 may be made of rubber or other
The tweezers i are double jawed at 2 while its
material which will tend to hold the surface of
arms 3, 4 are united at 5 with preferably an out 25 the skin against slipping when it is pressed
wardly springing bend. The outward spring of
against the latter. When the sheath is made of
the jaws 2 is conveniently due to the spring of
transparent material the action of the tweezers
the metal at the bend 5.
is visible during all stages of the operation.
About the middle of the length of the arms 3, 4
The invention provides a simple tool which is
are ?nger grips ii, ‘I formed by outwardly, and 30 useful in depilatory operations. It is ef?cient and
somewhat squarely, bent portions in the length
its use relieves the patient of much pain.
of the arms 3, 4.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by
These specially shaped tweezers l are provided
Letters Patent is:
with a sheath 8 which, as shown is a ?attened
1. A depilator comprising a sheath, tweezers
tubular structure closed at 9 and having its sides
adapted to slide within the sheath, a collar on the
cut away to provide slots H], H. The sheath 8
end of the sheath to make contact with the skin
may be made from a cut blank sheet of metal bent
around the hair to be removed, slots in the sides
and folded over to the form shown. Before the
of the sheath, and ?nger grips on the tweezers
folding operation is complete the tweezers l are
extending through the slots in the sheath.
inserted between the folded portions of the tube, 40
2. A depilator comprising a sheath, tweezers
that is, before they make contact at the join
adapted to slide within the sheath, a collar of
shown at l2. When the sheath is made of glass,
rubber like material on the end of the sheath to
plastic or other transparent material the sheath
make contact with the skin around the hair to
may be made in two halves with the split length
be removed, slots in the sides of the sheath, and
wise and after the tweezers are in place the two 4:5 ?nger grips on the tweezers extending through
halves may be united in any well known manner.
the slots in the sheath.
Or again end 9 may be left open temporarily and
A depilator comprising a sheath of trans
suitably closed after the tweezers are in place.
parent material, tweezers adapted to slide within
It is a collar-like end opposite to 9. It is open
the sheath, a collar on the end of the sheath to
to allow the ends 2 of the tweezers to be pro 50 make contact with the skin around the hair to
jected from or withdrawn into the sheath. The
be removed, slots in the sides of the sheath, and
tweezers are a loose ?t in the sheath and while
?nger grips on the tweezers extending through
the jaws 2 may be easily projected from or with
the slots in the sheath.
drawn into the end [3 the tweezers cannot nor
mally be removed due to the grips 6, ‘I protrud 55
HORATIC J'OHN SCOTT.
ing through the slots 10, II.
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