US 1607926 A
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NW; 23 192s; 1,607,926
B. A. STERLING H'Am DRESSING ATTACHMENT Filed Feb. 16. 1925 Patented Nov. 23; 1926.
- ntree STATES BERNARD A. STERLING,
.OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
. Application filed. February My invention relates to an improved hair dressing attachment, moreparticularly for use at the back of the head to conceal .a bob and give hair that has been bobbed an unbobbed appearance, and its objects are" the provision of a generally improved and simplified structure that may be economically produced and which may be quickly and conveniently secured in place upon the head, with means for locking the attachment positively and firmly in place and against accldental displacement.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanyi'ng drawings, in which:
-Figure 1 is a back View of the head showing the application of an embodiment of the present invention; I
.Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view of the attachment; and
.Fig. 3 is an elevational view of the rear side with one of the hair pieces removed.
The embodiment of the invention shown comprises two pieces of hair 5 and 6 each formed ofa mass or plurality of strands, which may be of any desired color and appropriately waved or finished to give the desired effect.
:The strands of'one end of each hair piece 5 and. Gare wefted or otherwise bound togetherat- 8'-and.tl1e.-wefted end 8 of each piece 5 and 6 is attached to a clasp 9. Each of the clasps shown comprises a base or bar 10 having a transverselyarranged row of apertures 12, through which the wefted end 8 of the hair piece is secured thereto, as by stitching 14 passing through the apertures 12 and stitched to the wefted end or stitches wetting same together. The wefting or interweaving of the strands of hair with threads at one end binds all the strands of the piece together at that end and the stitching 14, co-operating with the stitched or wefted end of the piece and with the apertures 12 through the bar 10, secures the piece firmly to the base or bar 10.
The bars 10 may be curved to conform generally to the head and rearwardly of the row of apertures 12 through each is a transversely elongated slot 15. The bars 10 are connected by a band 16 which may be of elastic, although due to the manner of attachment to the head elasticity in this band is not necessary. It is sufiicient if it have the necessary flexibility to permit properly attaching the clasps to the head. The opposite ends of the band 16 are looped duced end-of each bar 16, 1925. Serial No. 9,397.
through the slots 15 and doubled back and secured at 18, as by stitching or in any other suitable or preferred manner. The strands of hair of the free ends of the pieces 5 and 6 are free to be formed into curls, waves or such other form as the wearer or user may desire.
On the base or bar 10 of each clasp 9 is a prong 20. The prong has a base 21 which is secured, as by rivets 22, to the forward side, as attached, of the bar 10. The free rewa-rdly at 23 and notched at 24 to form a catch or hook into engagement with which the free end of the prong 20 is adapted to be sprung, the catch interlocking with the prong and locking same closed so that when the attachment is placed upon the head and the clasp closed, the device will be firmly and positively secured or locked to the natural hair of'the user and held against accidental displacement. The bar 10 and prong 20 of the clasp may be of celluloid, tortoise, or other suitable material, and the color thereof may be in harmony with that of the hair pieces associated therewith. The prong '21 is preferably curved and its curvature is preferably sharper than that of the bar 20.
'The resiliency of the material of the prong permits it to be closed into engagement with catch 24:and, as it is closed, it co-operates with the bar 10 and is flattened thereupon, binding the strands of hair firmly between it and the bar 20 and locking the clasp firmly and securely in place and against relative movement or accidental displacement once it is secured in place.
In use on a bobbed head the clasps 9 are attached to opposite sides of the rear of the head H, generally as shown in Figure 1, by placing the bar 10 and prong 20 up through a mass of strands of natural hair 30 on the users head and then closing the prong 20 and binding or clamping the clasp firmly and positively upon said strands. The clasps are preferably arranged up above the loweredges of the bobbed hair 30 and may be concealed by the natural strands of hair.
\Vith the clasps 9 firmly in place the hair pieces 5 and 6 are arranged up and intermingled with the bobbed edges of the natural hair to intermingle therewith and mask the bobbed effect. The hair pieces may obviously assist in or may even conceal the clasps 9 alone. It will be apparent that once the attachment is secured in place it is 1.0 is turned forlocked positively against displacement and a definite unlocking of the clasps is necessary before removal is possible. Also attachment ana removal is simple and convenient. These items are important aspects, especially the provision of an attachment of this sort in which the possibility of loss or disarrangement is positively prevented.
while, as already pointed out, the present positive fastening combination makes elasticity and the quality of shortening or lengthening the band 16 unnecessary, it is to be understood that the band 16 may be of elastic material and it may be looped and provided with a clasp or buckle which will permit shortening or increasing the length of the band and thereby the spacing of the clasps 9.
I claim: I
1. A head dress of the character described adapted to convert bobbed hair coiffure to simulate one of long hair comprising a flexible insert, spaced means secured to the insert for locking the opposite ends of the insert to the hair of the wearer and against accidental displacement therefrom independently of any extension of said insert, said spaced means each comprising a base.
a hook on said base and a prong fastened to the base and adapted to be disengagel from said hook to receive the hair of the wearer between it and the base and engageable with said hook to lock the device upon said hair, and false hair carried by said spaced means and secured to the hair of the wearer thereby.
2. In combination, a flexible band, a pair of fastening devices, one secured to each end of said band and each adapted for locking engagement With the hair of the wearer, and to be held against accidental displament therefrom independently of stretching or extension of the band,each said fastening devices, comprising a base, a hook on said base and a prong fastened to the base and adapted to be disengaged from said hook to receive the hair of the wearer between it and the base and engageable ith said hook to lock the device upon said hair, and a pair of hair pieces, one secured to each of said fastening devices and adapted to be arranged up to convert bobbed hair coiifure to simulate one of long hair with said fastening devices locked to the hair of the wearer.
8. In combination, a pair of hair pieces, a clasp for each of said hair pieces, each of said clasps comprising a base member and a fieiiible prong secured to the base member, the base memberi having a catch adjacent the free end of the prong for locking engagen'ient with the prong, and means for attaching one end of each hair piece to the base member, the opposite ends of the hair pieces beingfree to be arranged up and in termingled with the natural hair to mask a bobbed effect.
4. is an article of manufacture, a pair of hair supports, a band connecting said supports, hair pieces, one attached at one end to each of said supports, a catch on each of said supports, and a flexible clasp secured to each support, and adapted tobe sprung into engagement With the catch to fasten the device upon the head.
In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 14th day of February, 1925.
BERNARD A. STERLING.