US 1618385 A
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' 1,618,385 Feb. 22 1927. L. J PEARSON HAIRPIN Filed March 15. 1924 I .fIQ .i. frgi 6 4 4 \7 I k W fr; 5 f g; 5 fig 7 N VE N 7 08 070m 1 Pad/aim A TT'ORNE) Patented Feb. 22, 1927.
UNITED STATES 1,618,385 PATENT OFFICE.
LENORA J. PEARSON, OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
Application filed March 15, 1924. Serial No. 699,450.
The invention is a hair pin having a latch at the outer ends for positively holding them together.
, The objectiof the invention is to provide id; hair pin that will positively remain in the Another object of the invention is to provide a hair pin that may be placed in the hair in the usual manner and locked therein p by squeezing the outer ends together.
And a further object of the invention is to provide a hair pin having a latch at its outer ends that may readily be released.
With these ends in view the invention embodies a hair pin of any suitable design having means at its outer ends for holding the ends together.
Other featuresand advantages of the invention will be seen from the following description taken in connection with the drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a side view of a hair pin in the open position.
Figure 2 is a similar view showing the hair pin in a closed position.
Figure 3 is a view looking at the edge of the end of the hairpin shown in Figure 1 that fits into an opening in the opposite end.
Figure 4 is a view looking at the edge of the opposite end.
Figure 5 is a view of a hair pin showing an alternate design.
Figure 6 is a view showing another alternate design.
Figure 7 isa view showing another alternate design in which the hair pin may be made of a silk thread instead of wire with snaps at the ends.
Figure 8 is an edge view showing the hair .40 pin curved sli htly edgewise.
In the drawings I have shown my hair pin as it would be made wherein numeral 1 indicates the body of the hair pin, numeral 2 a lug or projection at one end, and numeral.
4 3 a loop at the opposite end into which the projection may snap.
It is understood that the body 1 of the hair pin may be made of any suitable size and of any suitable material. The pro]ect 1on 2 may be formed by bending the hairpln 1nward on a curve and then outward as shown in Figure 1 and then flattening the portion 4: as shown in Figure 3. The end 5 may then be bent around as shown in Figure 3 to form a broad grip in surface. The 0 posite end in which is tlie imp 3, is formed y bending 'bers 12 and 13 may the material to form a loop as shown. The end 6 may be bent so that it will fit tightly against the surface of the hair pin as shown, however, it is understood that this may be welded or riveted as may be desired. When closed the lug 4 of the projection 2 will extend through the loop 3 as shown in Figure 2 and when it is desired to open the hair in this lug may be forced backward through the loop by pushing directly on it or by placing the finger nail at the point 7 between the two ends and prying them apart.
In the design shown in Figure 5 the ends are bent around and upset or provided with a lug of solder as shown at the points 8. It will then be seen that one end may readily be placed over the other and it will be positively held.
In the design shown in Figure 6 one end of the hair pin is provided with an elliptical shaped loop 9 andthe other with a lug 10 which may be snapped through the loop when it is desired .to close the hair pin.
In the design shown in Figure 7 the hair pin may be formed of a silk thread 11 having an upper member 12 of a snap at one end and a lower member 13 on the opposite end. The lower member 13 is provided with a lug 14 that may be snapped into an opening 15 in the upper member When in the closed position. The upper and lower membe provided with eyelets 16 and 17 through which they may be attached to the silk thread, and also openings 18 and 19 by which they may be held on the ends of tweezers or the like which may be used to place the device in the hair. It is understood that wire may be used in place of silk thread in this design.
It will be understood that changes may be made in the construction without departing from the spirit of the invention, one of which changes may be in the use of a latch of any other type than that shown in either of the designs for holding the ends of the hair pin together, another may be in the placing of the latch on a hair pin of any suitable type or design, and still another may be in the use of Sllk thread with snaps similar to those of any of the designs shown or of any other suitable design.
The construction will be readily understood from the foregoing description. To use the device it is placed in the hair and the ends snapped together. This hair pin is particularly adaptable in the case of bobbed hair as it is almost impossible to keep the present type of hair pin at the sides of the head as Without snapping the ends together there is nothing to prevent the pin from falling out as the head is bent forward. It is also seen that the hair pin may be used for hair that is not bobbed and may be readily removed by squeezing the ends together, or by prying them apart.
Having thus fully described the invention, 10 What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
In a hair pin, a thin piece of material bent about midway of its length, said piece of material being provided with means at 15 the ends whereby the ends may be gripped and held in releasable engagement.
LENORA J. PEARSON.