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Publication numberUS1443443 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1923
Filing dateJul 5, 1922
Priority dateJul 5, 1922
Publication numberUS 1443443 A, US 1443443A, US-A-1443443, US1443443 A, US1443443A
InventorsTanner Willis E
Original AssigneeJohn W Pickering
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1443443 A
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BARRETT@ Application filed July 5, 1922.'` Serial No. 572,975.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIS E. TANNER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Leominster, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Barrettes, of which the following is a specication.

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements 'in barrettes and has for its primary object the production of a device' of this character formed from a single -strip of cellulose or closely analogous material.

A further object of this invention is the provision [of this type of article of manufacture wherein the clasping arm or bar of the barrette is an integral part thereof and wherein the same is so bent or molded as to effectively clasp and rigidly hold any thickness of hair.

A still further object ofthe invention is the formation of the clasp bar so that the hair is clasped throughout the entire length of the body of the barrette thus overcoming any tendency yof the hair to slip or become disengaged therefrom.

My improved device is so Vformed as to eliminate any hooks or hinges and thus obviate any liability of the hair to break or tear.

Other objects of the invention will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, and the same consists of the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed. Y

inthe drawing, wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the device showing the clasp lbar in closed and open positions, the latter position being shown in dot-ted lines,

Figures 2 andB are bottom and top plan views respectively of the device,

-Figure 4 is a fragmentary cross sectional view of the clasp end of the barrette upon the line IV-IV of Fig. 2, and

Figure 5 is a transverse sectional viewvv `material molded to provide anarched backing or base memberv 1, curled at one end to provide a loop portion 2 which has integrally connected therewith the clasp bar 3 which is so arranged as to normally diverge downwardly from the bottom wall of the upper arched base portion 1, when the ysame is in its unlocked position.

Further the bar or clasp member 3 is so arranged or bent as to provide an inwardly formed hump portion 4 adapted to lie closely adjacent the inner wall of the backing 1 at a point slightly spaced from the curled end 2. From this humpy portion 4 the bar 3 is formed upon an arc of a lesser degree than the arc of the backing 1 and lies in a plane from this point 4 to its opposite endy 5 substantially parallel tothe backing 1, when the same is in its closed position. It will thus be seen that by so forming this clasp bar 3 the hair ofthe user will be retained within a space substantially the entire length of the barrette.

The end of the arched backing 1 opposite from the curled end 2 is bent upon itself at 6 so as to provide a retaining finger or hook 7 spacedr beneath this end of the backing 1 for the reception of the free end 5 of the locking bar or clasp 3.` As clearly shown in F igs.` 4 and 5, this finger or hookl member 7 is dished or arched, so as to provide raised side portions 8, eecting abutments for the end 5 of the clasp bar 3 and thus effectively preventing disengagement of this locking bar whenv the `same is engaged within the finger 7. It willbe clearly Seen that when the claspy bar is moved into a locking position the free end `5L will normally tend to lie substantially midway ybetween the endsk 8 of the finger 7, in which locked position the hair will be firmly retained between the adjacent walls of the backing 1 and the said without departing from the spirit and scope of the inventionas claimed.` What is claimed as new'is A barretteformed of a single strip yof cellulose material and comprising an arched backing member bent upon itself at one end so as to provide a loop or eye portion at this end, the said loop portion being positioned 'nene-erh the'ere olif the seid backing member sind subseentiellyinwardly of its end, e11ocking ber of lesser Width than the Width of said backing member7 formed ,integrally l with said loop portiomthe said looking' ber being provided with e hump portion adapted to lie Closely adjacent the inner WallV of said backing member at a point slightly spaced from said 1oop, theropposite end'fof 20 said backing member 'beingq also bent upon WILLIS E. TANNER.

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U.S. Classification132/278
International ClassificationA45D8/00, A45D8/16
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/16
European ClassificationA45D8/16