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Publication numberUS1353912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 28, 1920
Filing dateOct 7, 1919
Priority dateOct 7, 1919
Publication numberUS 1353912 A, US 1353912A, US-A-1353912, US1353912 A, US1353912A
InventorsKelley George S
Original AssigneeKelley George S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1353912 A
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1,353,912, Pamntease t. 28,1920.

Fig.5 115% am ed/ye J." [61/9] UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.


- -Application filedOctober 7, 1919. Serial No.

To all whom it mmjconcem':

Be it known that I, GEORGE :S. KELLEY, a citizen of the UnitedStates, and resident of the city of Cranston, in the county of rovidence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bow-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to bow holder hair dress retaining device; and has for its object'to provide such a device which is simple and inexpensive in construction and on namental in appearance and one which is adapted to releasably engage a ribbon or other hair ornament and hold it in position on the hair of the wearer.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating my improved device with the hair ornament in the form of a ribbon bow retained therein.

F ig. 2 is a top view sectioned 2 2 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 3 is an edge view sectioned on line 3-3 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 4- is a side view of my improved device.

Fig. 5- is an enlarged view through the hinge joint on line 55 of Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawings, 10 designates the base portion of my improved retaining device, which may be mounted on any suitable hair connector 11. This base-portion 10 has an ear-member 12 formed at the rear end thereof, which eanmember is pierced as at 13 and then twisted to stand at a right angle to the plane of the base to form one member of the joint.

The front or opposite end of the base plate is preferably turned up as at 14 and the upturned end turned inwardly as at 15 forming a retaining hook.

The ribbon-retaining yoke-member 16 is preferably formed from a resilient plate struck up into any suitable and ornamental shape. This yoke is provided with a joint ear 17 which is also pierced at 18 and is, like the ear on the base plate, twisted at a right angle to the plane of the yoke. These two parallel joint ear members are then placed on line BowaaoLEEE:

Specification of Letters atent.

Patented sept." 28, 1920.

side by side and a rivet 19 preferably of tubular form is passed through the eyes 13 and 18 and" headed on opposite sides thereof forming a firm pivoting joint on which the yoke may be swung. The forward end 20 of this yoke member is preferably provided with an eye or recess 21 which is adapted to be engaged by the hook 15, the inherent spring in the body of the oke serving .to cause it to spring outwardfy to releasably hold its pierced end in engagement with the said hook 15.

In order to limit the forward swing of the yoke so that it can not be swung down over the hook when not engaged thereby and also to exert a greater engaging tension on the retaining hook, I have provided a lip or stop finger 21 on the edge of the yoke and have turned the same inwardly across the edge of the ear-portion 12 of the base-member, whereby this stop will engage the ear l2 and so limit the forward motion of the yoke.

The base member of this fastener may be connected in any suitable way to a hair connector but I have shown the same as connected to a hair-curling device 11 by means of the rivet 22.

By my improved construction of pivot joint the yoke member is supported firmly upon the base-member thus avoiding the usual loose and shaky connectionmade between these parts.

The foregoing description is directed solely toward the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I reserve the privilege of resorting to all the me chanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A head dress retaining device comprising a base portion having a joint ear at one end pierced and twisted to stand at a right angle to the plane thereof, a ribbon retaining yoke of resilient material having a jointed ear at one end pierced and twisted to stand at ri ht an les to the lane a base portion having a jointed ear at releasably engaging of said base, and a stop iorohmltlng the the plane thereof,

swing of said yoke. v

3. A head-dressretalnlng devlcecomprlsnhavlng a JOlIltQd. eat at one end pierced and twisted t0v stand at right angles tothe plane thereof, said joi nt being pivotally connected together,

ed ears a catch at the opposite endof said yoke for the corresponding end ing a base portio one end' pierced and twisted to stand at a right angle todthe plane lthereoi, ribbon retaining yoke of resilientmaterial having a ointed car at one endipierced' and twisted to stand at' 'ight' angles to the plane thereof, said jointed earsibeing pivotally connected together, afcatch at the opposite end of said yoke for releasably engaging a po1'- the'corresponding end of said'base, t1on OfSELlCiGitlOH the yoke belng ofiset to engage the edge of the earin the base to limit the forward swing-o1"; said yoke.

Intestimony whereof I aflix mysignature. GEORGE S. KELLEY.

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U.S. Classification132/275
International ClassificationA45D8/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/00, A45D2008/006
European ClassificationA45D8/00