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US3191765A US139963A US13996361A US3191765A US 3191765 A US3191765 A US 3191765A US 139963 A US139963 A US 139963A US 13996361 A US13996361 A US 13996361A US 3191765 A US3191765 A US 3191765A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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June 29, 1965 noz STORAGE AND CARRYING CASE FOR BARBERS INSTRUMENTS Filed Sept. 22. 1961 Robert Dozier IN VEN TOR.

United States Patent 7 3,191,765 STGRAGE AND CARRYING QASE F013 BAREERS ENSTRUP/EENTS Robert Dozier, 1653 Montgomery St, Rahway, NJ.

Filed Sept. 22, 1961, Ser. No. 139,963 4 Claims. (Ci. 2536-16) This invention relates, generally construed, to an improved kit or case which is expressely designed and reliably adapted to serve the daily working and other needs of a barber and has to do, more particularly stated, with a special adaptation which embodies simple and practical facilities for aptly storing, carrying, sterilizing and handling interchangeable clipper blades, razors, combs, shears and other instruments and working tools.

Firsthand and on-the-job experience has repeatedly posed the problem of how best to prepare the barber for unhampered and commendable service to customers, particularly the ones who are restlessly impatient and others who make no special demands on the barbers time and patience. The trained barber is aware of the expectations and requirements of his regular customers but few customers are apparently aware of or concerned with the perplexing difficulties of a busy competent barber. Without going into detail it is the general objective in the instant matter to consider the pressures and circumstances of the hard-pressed barber and to come to his aid by offering for his use an ingenious instrument storing and pocketsize carrying case, one having novel ways and means whereby the barber can speed up his activities and, at the same time, do a better customer-serving job.

To the ends desired it is to be kept in mind that prevailing barber shop practice necessitates the use of a set of standardized interchangeable easy-to damage clipper blades. Generally speaking, seven clipper blades constitute a set. The blades of the exemplaryset herein considered are identified by markings, for instance, 000, 1, 0A, 1A, 1 /2, 2 and 0. The fact that varying hair cutting situations involve discriminating selective use of such blades necessitates keeping the blades available in an rderly manner. To be sure, different barber's resort to their own makeshift practices in achieving this timesaving result. It follows that a significant aspect of the present concept has to do with an innovation which enables the user 4.0 function in an almost effortless manner by having all of the blades within convenient reach and range of iuse. To accomplish this highly desirable result, meansis provided whereby the barber is enabled to keep each blade in a definite place and position so that it can beselected and, after use, returned to its intended place, thus saving valuable time and minimizing the likelihood of confusion and perplexing delays. 7

More specifically, the means above touched upon serves to concentrate and consolidate the blades of the overall set by racking them in a suitable holder, for example, a simple plastic or equivalent tray. This accomplishment is attained by way of individual blade retainers fixed within the confines of the tray so that the blades stand upright in readiness for removal and replacement. Not only this, each blade retainer is clearly marked to match the lade which is stored thereon using the aforementioned designations 060, 1, 0A, 1A, 1 /2, 2 and 0 accordingly.

Then, too, the stated retainers, usually simple upstanding lugs, pins, posts or the like, are orderly arranged to properly space the blades and minimize damage or breakage. With this factor in mind there is a front row of retainers marked from left to right 000, 1, 0A and 1A, and in addition a spaced parallel back row ranging from left to right and marked 1 /232 and 0, thus systematizing the positions of the blades and making it possible for the 3,l9l,7h5 Patented June :29, 1&55

barber to select and pick out the needed blade by feel and touch and in due time, to do so without turning around to view of the blades in the tray or rack.

It is to be mentioned here that the Board of Health requires that barbers must keep blades covered when not in use and while the blade storing selector-type rack or holder could possibly be placed in a cabinet drawer or the like, it is another object of the present invention to provide a feasible and practical storing case. In fact, the case is not only a container for enclosing the rack-tray and blades, it constitutes means for sterilizing the same and also the other tools and instruments contained or housed therein. This result is achieved by charging the container space with formaldehyde fumes emanating from a saturated cotton ball or plug secreted in the case preferably in a sliding instrument drawer which is incorporated in the case.

Briefly summarized, the invention is characterized by an open top container, a readily openable and closable cover operatively mounted atop and normally lidding over and effectually closing said container, said cover being made of transparent material and permitting unhampered viewing of the interior and contents of the case, readily accessible fastening means for the cover whereby the cover may be securely retained and so that a cottonball or plug charged with formaldehyde may be confined in the case and the fumes therefrom used to keep the enclosed contents in required aseptically clean and sanitary condition, and readily accessible means within the confines of the closed case for systematically p0sitioning and effectively holding a set of clipper blades.

These together with other'objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIGURE 1 is a view in perspective of a multipurpose storage and carrying case constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention and showing the cover in open position;

FIGURE 2 is a central longitudinal section with the cover closed and showing one of the clipper blades in phantom lines;

FIGURE 3 is 'a transverse or cross-section centrally taken through FIGURE 2; and

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary view in perspective utilized to show the name plate.

Referring to the views of the drawing, the case as an entity is'denoted by the numeral 6. As is perhaps evident the case employed is preferably, but not necessarily, seven inches long five inches wide and three inches deep. The case and enclosed component parts may be made of clear hard plastic material, aluminum, Lucite or any lightweight metal which, if employed, will be provided with a transparent glass or plastic top. The case shown is of a suitable grade of commercial plastics and is such that it provides the desired features of compactness and convenience and enables the barber to systematically store and carry his equipment from one shop to another. The bottom component may be conveniently described as a box or container 3 embodying a fiat bottom Wall 10, front wall 1 2, spaced parallel backer rear wall 14 and adjoining end wallslfi. The front wall is provided adjacent the bottom with a rectangular slot or opening 18 to facilitate opening and closing the sliding-drawer 20. Suitable key controlled locking means 22 and 24 is provided to prevent accidental'or unauthorized opening of the drawer. The drawer is of suitable depth and interiorly provided with a divider or partition 26 defining compartments for combs, shears and miscellaneous working tools such as are commil monly used by barbers. The cross-section of the end walls, adjacent the bottom wall, may be increased, as at 28 to provide ledges for the bodily insertable and removable blade racking and storing means, more particularly the tray 30. This arrangement allows the drawer to be operated independently of the tray in an obviously advantageous manner. The tray comprises a horizontal bottom wall 32 and upstanding longitudinal and traverse marginal walls 3 The combined depth of the drawer and tray equals the depth of the container or receptacle portion of the box 3.

The cover corresponds in shape and size to the box or container 8 and it is denoted by the numeral 36. The cover comprises a clear transparent flat top wall 38 and a depending skirt-like rim embodying a front wall 49, hinged rear wall 42 and transverse end walls 4. The edges of the walls just described rest atop the edges of the box walls 12, 14 and 16 in the manner shown, that is, when the cover is closed. The front wall is provided with a keeper 46 to accommodate suitable locking means 48 on the front wall 12 thus locking the closed cover. The underneath side of the top wall 38 is provided with suitably paired and appropriately constructed and mounted straps 50 to accommodate razors, one of which is shown in dotted lines at 52. In one corner or wherever desired the cover is provided with an appropriate name plate 54.

Taking up now the highly significant aspect of the overall concept reference is again made to the tray 39. This tray and the facilities therein may be treated broadly as an insertable and removable covered rack for orderly storage and retention of-the aforementioned clipper blades one of which is shown at 56 in FIG. 2. The blade retainers (keepers or holders) may vary in construction. Practice has shown, however, that substantially L-shaped clips may be satisfactorily employed. As shown in FIG. 3 in particular, the horizontal limb 58 of the clip is screwed or otherwise fastened in place as at 68 to properly position the upstanding or vertical arm 62. This arm is preferably rectangular in cross-section to fit into the usual slot in the base or body of the clipper blade56. The retainers 62 are arranged in front and rear rows. They are spaced equidistances from each other and in the exact order and relationship depicted in the drawing. With this systematized arrangement of retainers they serve to accommadate insertable and removable clipper blades 56. The retainers in the front row from left to right are identified as 000, 1, 0A, and 1A. Those in the back row are identified as 1 /2, 2 and 0. With this construction and arrangement it will be evident that blades having corresponding identifications will, of course, be fitted and stored on their respectively usable retainers. Retainers in the position and relationship illustrated are important in that they fit the clipper blades to prevent the teeth of the blades from touching and also reduce the likelihood of breakage. Further and as before mentioned with the retainers and blades properly correlated the blades are in correct positions to facilitate picking out the desired blade by touch alone and often without turning to view the case. It is reiterated that if the case be made of other than transparent material the lid or cover must be of transparent material. In addition to the blades the case aptly and satisfactorily holds and stores combs, at least a pair of shears and a complete set or working tools. Also all the instruments can be sterilized in the case with formaldehyde fumes from a cotton plug preferably placed in the lower level of the case.

It is believed that a careful consideration of the specification and claims in conjunction with the drawings will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding of the invention, construction and arrangement of parts.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents elf) i may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. For so by and adapted to serve the needs of a barber; a ponable tool storing and protecting case for protectively and retentively enclosing a plurality of clipper blades, personal razors and privately owned barbering tools and instrument-s comprising: a portable box having a bottom wall provided marginally with upstanding interconnected front, back and end walls and defining a receptacle portion, interior surfaces of said end walls being increased in thickness just above the plane of the bottom wall and defining a pair of coplanar spaced parallel ledges, said ledges being disposed in a common plane located at a predetermined distance below the plane of the upper edges of said front, back and end Walls, said front wall having a slot therein to accommodate and permit sliding of a cooperating portion of a drawer, a drawer slidable in the lower portion of said receptacle portion with upper edges of its walls in a plane even with the plane of the aforementioned ledges, a readily insertable and removable tray also located in the receptacle portion and having a bottom seated atop the ledges and also cooperating edges of the walls of said drawer, said tray being provided on its interior with a plurality of accessible L-shape clipper bl de positioning clips, said clips being arranged in rows and prescribed distances from each other and having horizontal and vertical portions and said vertical portions constituting fined retainers and assuming upwardly disposed positions in the receptacle portion of the tray and being of a height equal to the height of the walls of the tray, each retainer being distingui ably marked with predetermined readily viewable indicia corresponding with like indicia on the clipper blade which is adapted to be temporarily fitted and removably held thereon, said retainers being distinct and spaced apart a prescribed distance from each other, there being a f ont row of retainers and, in addition, a back row of retainers arranged and related in such a manner that repetitious application and removal of the clipper blades in respect to tie retainers enables the user to acquire habitual and conditioned ability which makes possible the systematic selection and return of a needed clipper blade with facility and certainty, a plurality of readily applicable and removable clipper blades having recessed portions fitted on and over the vertical retainer portions of the respectively intended clips so that the blades are in upstanding ready-to-use position and are systematically arranged, and a transparent cover mounted atop said receptacle portion and provided with keycontrolled fastening means whereby the cover is securely locked in a closed position.

2. The structure defined in claim 1 and wherein said cover has a top wall and depending marginal walls with lower edges resting atop the upper edges of the walls of said box, the depth of the cover being proportional with the height of the clipper blades when in retained positions on said clips in a manner to prevent any portions of the cover from contacting and damaging the teeth of the blades.

'3. The structure according to claim 1 and wherein said tray is of an area in plan less than the plan area of said box and also said slidable drawer, said drawer being adapted to contain a plurality of combs and shears and other working tools as well as a cotton ball or plug charged with formaldehyde, and said cover being provided on its interior underneath side with holders for razors.

4. The structure defined in claim 1 and wherein the vertical retainer portions of said clips embody broad front surfaces, each of said surfaces being significantly marked and distinguishably designated 000, 1, 0A and so on for selective reception and reliable retention of correspondingly marked clipper blades.

(References on following page) References (111G1 1; by the Examiner 2,982,392 5/61 Bossone 296-16 UNI STATES PATENTS 84 10/62 Marshall 20612 D. 157,776 3/50 Naken. FOREIGN TS 1,926,162 9/33 Moberly 20616 5 ,284 3/36 Germany. 1,927,110 9/33 Bannister et a1 2()6-16 FRANKLIN T GARRETT P i Examiner 2,685,970 8/54 Springer et a1. 20616 EARLE I. DRUMMOND, Examiner.

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1. FOR USE BY AND ADAPTED TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF A BARBER; A PORTABLE TOOL STORING AND PROTECTING CASE FOR PROTECTIVELY AND RETENTIVELY ENCLOSING A PLURALITY OF CLIPPER BLADES, PERSONAL RAZORS AND PRIVATELY OWNED BARBERING TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS COMPRISING: A PORTABLE BOX HAVING A BOTTOM WALL PROVIDED MARGINALLY WITH UPSTANDING INTERCONNECTED FRONT, BACK AND ND WALLS AND DEFINING A RECEPTACLE PORTION, INTERIOR SURFACES OF SAID END WALLS BEING INCREASED IN THICKNESS JUST ABOVE THE PLANE OF THE BOTTOM WALL AND DEFINING A PAIR OF COPLANAR SPACED PARALLEL LEDGES, SAID LEDGES BEING DISPOSED IN A COMMON PLANE LOCATED AT A PREDETERMINED DISTANCE BELOW THE PLANE OF THE UPPER EDGE OF SAID FRONT, BACK AND END WALLS, SAID FRONT WALL HAVING A SLOT THEREIN TO ACCOMMODATE AND PERMIT SLIDING OF A COOPERATING PORTION OF A DRAWER, A DRAWER SLIDABLE IN THE LOWER PORTION OF SAID RECEPTACLE PORTION WITH UPPER EDGES OF ITS WALLS IN A PLANE EVEN WITH THE PLANE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LEDGES, A READILY INSERTABLE AND REMOVABLE TRAY ALSO LOCATED IN THE RECEPTACLE PORTION AND HAVING A BOTTOM SEATED ATOP THE LEDGES AND ALSO COOPERATING EDGES OF THE WALLS OF SAID DRAWER, AND TRAY BEING PROVIDED ON ITS INTERIOR WITH A PLURALITY OF ACCESSIBLE L-SHAPED CLIPPER BLADE POSITIONING CLIPS, SAID CLIPS BEING ARRANGED IN ROWS AND PRESCRIBED DISTANCES FROM EACH OTHER AND HAVING HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PORTIONS AND SAID VERTICAL PORTIONS CONSTITUTING FIXED RETAINERS AND ASSUMING UPWARDLY DISPOSED POSITIONS IN THE RECEPTACLE PORTION OF THE TRAY AND BEING OF A HEIGHT EQUAL TO THE HEIGHT OF THE WALLS OF THE TRAY, EACH RETAINER BEING DISTINGUISHABLY MARKED WITH PREDETERMINED READILY VIEWABLE INDICIA CORRESPONDING WITH LIKE INDICIA ON THE CLIPPER BLADE WHICH IS ADAPTED TO BE TEMPORARILY FITTED AND REMOVABLY HELD THEREON, SAID RETAINERS BEING DISTINCT AND SPACED APART A PRESCRIBED DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER, THERE BEING A FRONT ROW OF RETAINERS AND, IN ADDITION, A BACK ROW OF RETAINERS ARRANGED AND RELATED IN SUCH A MANNER THAT REPETITIOUS APPLICATION AND REMOVAL OF THE CLIPPER BLADES IN RESPECT TO THE RETAINERS ENABLES THE USER TO ACQUIRE HABITUAL AND CONDITIONED ABILITY WHICH MAKES POSISIBLE THE SYSTEMATIC SELECTION AND RETURN OF A NEEDED CLIPPER BLADE WITH FACILITY AND CERTAINTY, A PLURALITY OF READILY APPLICABLE AND REMOVABLE CLIPPER BLADES HAVING RECESSED PORTIONS FITTED ON AND OVER THE VERTICAL RETAINER PORTIONS OF THE RESPECTIVE INTENDED CLIPS SO THAT THE BLADES ARE IN UPSTANDING READY-TO-USE POSITION AND ARE SYSTEMATICALLY ARRANGED, AND A TRANSPARENT COVER MOUNTED ATOP AND RECEPTACLE PORTION AND PROVIDED WITH KEYCONTROLLED FASTENING MEANS WHEREBY THE COVER IS SECURELY LOCKED IN A CLOSED POSITION.
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