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Publication numberUS1003489 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1911
Filing dateApr 10, 1911
Priority dateApr 10, 1911
Publication numberUS 1003489 A, US 1003489A, US-A-1003489, US1003489 A, US1003489A
InventorsMinnie Moritz
Original AssigneeMinnie Moritz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Barber's reversible hair-cloth.
US 1003489 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




Patented Sept. 19, 1911.





. 1,()034159I Patented Sept. 19, 1911.






To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, MINNIE MORITZ, a citi- Zen of the United States, residing at Oak Fark, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Barbers Reversible Hair- Cloths, of which the following is a full, clear, concise, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this speciiication.

My invention relates to improvements in barbers hair cloths and has for its object the production of a device that is so constructed as to be reversible or turned end for end.

A further object is the production of a device in which hand or arm holes are provided, thus giving the free use of the arms to the party while in the barbers chair.

Further objects comprise certain details of construction hereinafter set forth whereby the durability of the device is greatly increased.

rlfhese and such other objects as may hereinafter appear are attained by my device an embodiment of which is shown in the accompanying drawings in whichmd Figure 1 represents a plan view of my device stretched flat. Fig. 2 represents a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 3 represents a sectional view on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 4c represents a perspective view showing my device in use.

Like numerals of reference indicate like parts in the several figures of the drawing.

Referring now to the drawings, the device proper comprises a rectangular sheet of cloth formed, in the embodiment shown, in three sections: a central rectangular section 5, and side pieces or wings 6. The wings are sewed'or secured to the central piece by means of a seam as shown at 7. At the center of the upper and lower sides of the body portion a semicircular piece of material is cut away at the edges as shown at 8 and the neck band 9 sewed on the opposite sides, the opening 10 thus formed, being adapted to lit snugly about the neck of the party using the device. The corners are also cutaway as shown at 11 and any suitable fastening means 12-12 and 12a-12a and secured thereto by means of which the neck band may be secured tightly about the neck of the wearer. It will be noted that when the Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed April 10, 1911.

Patented Sept. 19, 1911'.

Serial No. 619,986.

device is secured about the neck, the fasteners 12a-12a are below the fasteners 12-12 and tend to hold the device about the body of the wearer.

Midway between the ends of the seams 7 on either side, members 5 and 6 are not sewed together, leaving a slit or opening between the edges of the cloth. Secured between the two members 5 and 6 and adapted to cover the opening or slit on either side is a flap 18. This flap is preferably formed from the same material and its edges are bound with braid 14:. In securing these members together, the edge of the body 5 is turned under as shown at 15 forming a hem; the edge of the flap 13 being protected by a braid 111 is sewed to the hem on the wing portion G, formed by turning under the edge at 16.-

The braid 14E of the flap extends under the hem at 15 as shown at 17, the same construct-ion being made at the bottom of the flap, thus forming an extremely simple but strong union between the flap and body and wings.

By the use of a construction of this character, it will be noted that there is absolutely no chance of the cloth being torn except by the use of extraordinary force such as is very seldom applied to devices of this kind. The same is true also of the neck construction, there being no loose end or portion of the cloth to be torn or ripped. The entire upper portion of both the body and wings is hemmed as shown at 18 and the outer edges 19 are left as received from the manufacturer, that is with the selvage edges exposed.

I-Ieretofore the cloths used by tonsorial artists have usually consisted of one or more strips of cheap cloth sewed together with a slit formed in the middle of one end, the sides of the slit being passed about the neck of the party in the chair and generally tucked in place between the collar and the neck, no provision being made for the free use of the hands. This form of cloth was not at all durable as it was continually being torn at the slit and continually pulled up at the sides in order to permit the use of the hands or arms of the part-y in the chair either for the purpose of smoking, reading a paper, etc. By the use of my device, however, the arms may be passed through the openings, protected by the flaps 13 and the party in the chair thus have entire use of his arms as shown in perspective drawing, Fig. 4C.

The device is also valuable from a sanitary standpoint as in most of the barber shops, laundry expense being a considerable item, the cloths are used many times before being sent to the laundry. By the use of my device, however, the cloth or apron can be reversed and the customer assured of ka much cleaner cloth.

Of course it is possible that careless barbers woulddelay sending the cloth to` the laundry twice as long and thus destroy the sanitary value of the apron, but ordinarily in shops of the ordinary or better class the cloths are sent twice a week to the laundry and this practice would probably be continued when this hair cloth is used.

The device is, of course,of very simple construction, and while I have shown it as consisting of three pieces of cloth sewed together, a single length if of suliicient width can be used thus doing away with the seam 7 and the opening or slit can be cut in the cloth to be protected by the flap 13.

I claim:

l. A reversible barbers hair cloth, comk prising a sheet of cloth; having oppositely disposed cut-away portions in the center of the ends thereof, adapted to lit about the neck of the wearer, and openings in either side thereof, adapted to receive the arms of the wearer.

2. A reversible barbers hair cloth comprising a sheet of cloth; having oppositely disposed cut-away portions in the center of the kends thereof, adapt-ed to iit about the neck of the wearer; reinforcing braid covering the exposed edges of said cut-away portions; fastening devices for securing said garment about the neck of the wearer, and openings on either side thereof adapted to receive the arms of the wearer.

8. A barbers hair cloth comprising a body portion, side wings and having oppositely disposed neck openings in said body portion; fastening devices for securing said garment in place; slits located midway between the ends of said garment through which the arms of the wearer may pass, flaps covering said slits, the edges of said iiaps being reinforced and extended back of the seam connecting the body and wing members.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

` Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification2/50
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/08