US 1638016 A
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' Afxfg. 9, 1927.
J. OPPENHEIM HAIR PIECE ATTACHMENT Filed Feb. 16, 1927 INVENTOR Patented Aug. 9, 1927.
v UNITED. STATES Jesse OPPENHEIM, orruiiw YORK, N. Y.,
ssIGNon To HYMAN 'a O PFENHEIM, or
NEW'YORK, N. Y., CORPORATION OF NEW' IYORK.
Application filed February 16, 1927; SerialvNo. 168,592.
This invention relates tovhair dressing appliances and has particular referenceto deu) Among the objects, therefore, of the invention is to provide `anattachment means that may be applied easily and hold securef lv to bobbed hair even ot' the shortestvnature such as the back or" a'` bovisli bolnand which nlikewise, with equal facility :may be `readily removed when so desired. With the foregoing and vother objects in view the invention consists in the arrangement and combination otparts hereinafter described andclaimed,and while the 'inven-V tion is not restricted tothe exact details ot construction disclosedv or suggested herein, still for the purpose of illustrating aV practical embodiment thereofreference isA lia'd to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which- Figure 1 is a general or perspective view of one embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a plan view indicating the manner ot self-holding attachment to bobbed hair.
Fig. 3 is an inside face view of a modification.
det-ail showing the relation of the gripping member to the short hair.
Referring now more specifically to the drawings,l indicate my improved attache0 ment means as comprising a gripping member in the torni ot a closely coiled contra-ctile spring 10, the end loops or coils 11 of which are bent at right anglesto the main coils of the spring for ready attachment as by stitching at 12 to the ends or points of any suitable size, form, or construction of bases or mats 13, each of which carries or has interwoven therewith in any well known or suitable manner a strand or switch ofhair 14. The stitching or tracking at 12 will of course be understood as being of ample strength for Vthe purpose ot manipulation of the attachment means. Y
vWith the switches 14 in normal open or pendent form, each hanging from its base Fig. t is a kvertical transverse sectional "p 13, the operator-will grasp with the thumb and'iinger of the respective hands, the bases 13,"and assuming that she wishes toapply the attachment to her back hair, will reach vwith the'device held as stated, bringing the attachment directly over or against that portion of' the hair to which it is to be attached. `She will then draw her hands apart, putting vthe spring 10 under stretch with theresult that the several coils oit the spring ywill be spaced laterally from one another, leaving a gap or space between each twoadjacent coils, into which alnumber of fibers or hairs ot lier own natural vhair will be received, the
f edges ot' the respective coils adjacent `to her head'e'ntering fieey into or between the hairs ot herhead like a'. comb. The device for this purpose is given a slight downward sweep through say a half inch to an inc h to'y facilitate they reception of the lhairbetween the coilsoas stated. This result obtains irrespective of the lengthy of her hair for even though vit may be only a half inch or more in length, the 4hair nevertheless will be received between the coils of the spring, and
`when she releases the strain on the ends of Yis not accompanied in any manner with discomfort to the wearer, and the natural griping tension of the spring is increased by the tact that the hair received within the spring or between its several coils has the eiect of increasing the natural tension of the spring.
After the device is thus attached to her natural hair, an act that is performed as quickly as the application of an ordinary back comb to a womans hair, the switches 14 may be dressed so as to form a coiffure of any suitable form or arrangement according to the style or wishes of the individual, the amount of 'hair'involved in the switches, or the like. Also the character of the side portions ot her natural hair will influence the manner of dressing the attachment hair.
Any suitable stay means may be provided extending between ythe bases 13 to prevent overstretch or strain on the gripping member or spring 10. This is indicated at 15 in the form of a tape of flexible but non-'elastic between the adjacent coils of the spring as above explained.
The form of the invention shown in Fio. Z is one in which the auxiliary hair, in Whatever form it may be utilized, such as clusr ters, curls, bangs, or the like, is shown supported upon a Woven or textile supporting means which may be thoughtof as a foundation and to two spaced points of which the end coils ll of the gripping member 10 are tacked or otherwise secured. The selection of the points of attachnient is such that When the gripping member is in normal contracted position, that portion of the foundation l5EL between the points of attachment is loose or slightly baggy. As before explained, however, the foundation being flexible and non-elastic constitutes a stay preventing overstrain' on the gripping member at the time it is being applied.
Fig. l indicates the relation of the short hair of the Wearers head to the gripping member, but with the auxiliary hair suspended loosely from the gripping member.
I claim: i
1. The herein described hair piece for the dressing of bobbed hair comprising a gripping device in the nature of a closely coiled spiral spring, means attached to the ends of the spring for stretching it to enable the individual coils thereof to enter the natural hair like a comb, and a mass of auxiliary hair carried by they stretching means aforesaid.
2. ,The h ereindescribed hair piece for attachment to short bobbedhair, the hair piece comprising a foundation carrying a strand or mass of auxiliary hair, and resilient short .hairgripping means having both its ends attached to said foundation, the gripping means being so constructed as to automatically grip the short hair when the ends of `thev gripping means are drawn apart and then released.
3. In a hair piece attachment of the character set forth, the combination` of a hair grippingl member, auxiliary hair, supporting l means forl the auxiliaryl hair connected to the gripping member and so arranged that when force is applied thereto thegripping member will open to receive the short hair and when the force is reduced the gripping means will automatically grip and holdiupon the `natural short hair, leaving the auxiliary hair free tobe arrangedl or dressed thereover.
` Il. Mechanism as set forth in the preceding claim in which the supporting means for ythe auxiliary hair constitutes a member to irevent overstrain u on the Uri in mem- ,ber when being applied.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.