US 1556468 A
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O. ALAMO SANITARY COLLAR Filed Nov. 1, 1924 Oct. 6
Patented Oct. 6 1925.
UNITED STATES OSGAR ALAMO, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
Application filed November 1, 1924. Serial No. 747,256.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known thatI, OSCAR ALAMo, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State, of Louisiana, have invented certain more particularly to a device of this general character especially desig ed and adapted for use by barbers, and i 1s arr-object invention to provide a device of this kind constructed in a novel and improved manner whereby it maybe conveniently and effectively' applied around the neck of a customer and which also serves to protect the customer against friction or other annoyance incident to the general use of a towel or apron.
Another object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved device of this kind constructed in a manner whereby it may be at all times maintained in a highly sanitary condition and which when in use affords an effective protection against hair clippings. y
The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved sanitary collar whereby certain important advantages vice rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.
In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will-now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanylng drawings,
is a wow in plan of a collar con-- wherein Figurel structed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention with the end portions of one of the members turned back;
Figure 2 is a View in perspective. of the device as herein disclosed;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view.
As herein disclosed, my improved collar comprises two superimposed annular members 1 of requisite dimensions having the of the.
are attained and the de inner edges thereof connected by a 'selved ed tape 2. The members 1 are preferafifly formed of rubber and are intersected by a radial cut or slit 3, the resultant end edges of the members 1' and the peripheral edges thereof being protected bya selvedged tape 4 secured thereto in'a conventional manner. Secured to the inner face of one of the members 1 at a point inclose proximityto its connection with the second member is the intermediate portion of a tape '5. This tape 5 is connected to said member 1 from one end of said member to a point slightly beyond the center thereof. The free end portions a of this string 5 are of sufficient length to readily permit the collar to be properly tied in workingposition.
- In practice, my improved collar is disposed around the neck of a customer, particular engagement of the string 5 with a member 1 readily permitting said collar to be adjusted asthe requirements of practice may necessitate. The towel or apron as now generally employed by a barber has its upper marginal the members 1 whereby the necessity of forcing the towel or apron inwardly of the collar of the shirt of the customer is avoided and thereby eliminating friction or other annoyance incident to the common use of such towel or apron.
After the barber has completed the ser-,
vice, the collar may be readily removed and pro erly sterilized to maintam the same in a highly sanitary condition.
From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a sanitary collar constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly. well adapted for use byreason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and
it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification withoutdeparting from the princi les and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the portion disposed between the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention 1n practice except as hereinafter claimed.
As a new article of manufacture, a collar for use by a barber comprisingtwo superimposed annular members, means for connecting the inner margins of said members, sald members belng split transversely there across, and a tie string disposed between said annular members and having an intermediate portion thereof secured to one of the members from an end of one of said members to a point slightly beyond the center of said member, said connected portion of the tape extending along said member in close proximity to its inner margin.
In testimony whereof I hereunto atfix my signature.