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Oct. 9, 1962
P. H. BLACHLY
3,057,061
AIR BLOWER ATTACHMENT FOR ELECTRIC SHAVER
Filed June 5, 1961
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INVENTOR
Paul H. Blochly
BY
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ATTORNEY
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Patented Oct. 9, 1962
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formable to the peripheral surface of the shaver 1. The
tubular member 4 encircles the shaver 1 and is positioned
adjacent its front side 2, with the ori?ces 6 facing for
3,057,061
AIR BLOWER ATTACHMENT FOR
ELECTRIC SHAVER
wardly.
Paul H. Blachly, Fort Worth, Tex.
The tubular member 4 advantageously may be stretched
over the housing of the shaver 1, forwardly thereof,
whereby it is secured against displacement relative thereto
by its inherent elasticity, and may be adjustably posi
(3250 SW. Underwood Drive, Portland 25, Greg.)
Filed June 5, 1961, Ser. No. 114,740
2 Claims. (Cl. 30-34)
tioned relative to the front side 2 of the shaver 1, as de
Alternatively, the tubular member 4 may be
molded on the housing of the shaver upon fabrication of
This invention relates to an air blower attachment for
an electric shaver, and it concerns more particularly an 10 sired.
attachment for an electric shaver whereby a plurality of
tiny jets of compressed air, spaced about the peripheral
the housing.
surface of the shaver housing, forwardly thereof relative
to the direction of movement of the shaver upon advanc
ing it toward the user, may be directed against the face
or body of the user simultaneously with the shaving
end to the tubular air supply neck 5, is connected at its
opposite end to a source of compressed air (not shown),
-A ?exible tubular conduit 7, which is connected at one
which may consist of a suitable compressor, or alterna
tively, a small compressed air supply tank having valve
means controlling the supply of compressed air thereto
An object of the invention is to provide means for
and the discharge of compressed air therefrom.
cooling and drying the face or body of the user, in the im
The ?exible tubular conduit 7 advantageously may be
mediate area thereof which is being acted on by the 20
attached to the lead wires of the shaver 1, indicated by
shaver, simultaneously with the shaving operation, where
the numeral 8, by suitable clips (not shown).
by the pilo-erector muscles are contracted and the hair is
operation.
The invention may be modi?ed in various ways Without
caused to stand more upright, permitting a closer shave
departing from the spirit and scope thereof.
and also contributing to the user’s comfort and refresh
ment.
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In one form thereof the invention contemplates an at
tachment for an electric shaver, for the purpose described,
which may be conveniently applied to ‘any one of a num
I claim:
1. In combination with an electric shaver having a
housing, and having a front side engageable with the skin
of the user, the combination \of an endless tubular mem
ber having an air inlet communicating with a source of
ber of existing electric shavers, of different makes and
types, without altering the design of either the shaver or 30 compressed air and having a series of longitudinally
spaced air discharge ori?ces of restricted cross sectional
the attachment.
area in one side thereof whereby compressed air supplied
In another form thereof the invention contemplates such
to the tubular member from said source is discharged
therefrom thru said ori?ces in multiple streams charac
terized by their high velocity, the tubular member con
forming to the peripheral surface of the shaver and en
an attachment which is specially designed for use with a
particular make and type of electric shaver.
In still another form thereof the invention advantage
ously may be incorporated in an electric shaver of con
circling the shaver, adjacent its front side, with the air
discharge ori?ces facing forwardly, in opposing relation
ventional design upon fabrication thereof without sub
stantially altering the design of the shaver.
The invention will be readily understood by referring
to the following description and the accompanying draw
ing, in which:
to the skin of the user, in the operative position of the
shaver.
2. The structure of claim 1, the tubular member being
?exible and being formed of molded rubber or like mate
rial characterized by its resilience ‘and its elasticity, and
the tubular member being stretched over the housing, for
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a conventional
electric shaver having an air blower attachment embody
ing the invention applied thereto;
FIG. 2 is a front view of the blower attachment; and
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FIG. 3 is a sectional view thereof taken on a median
line.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates gen
erally an electric shaver having a front side 2 which, in
operation, is engageable with the face or body of the user. 50
An air blower attachment embodying the invention, in
dicated generally by the numeral 3, includes an endless
?exible tubular member 4, characterized by its resilience
and elasticity, formed of molded rubber or like material,
having an integral tubular air supply neck 5 in ?uid com 55
munication with its interior and having a series of small,
longitudinally spaced air discharge ori?ces 6 in one side
thereof.
fIhe tubular member 4, because of its elasticity, is con
wardly thereof, whereby it is secured against displacement
relative thereto by its inherent elasticity and may be ad
justably positioned relative to the front side of the shaver.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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Switzerland ______ __.__-__ Mar. 1, 1952
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