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Publication numberUS1665380 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 10, 1928
Filing dateApr 11, 1925
Priority dateApr 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1665380 A, US 1665380A, US-A-1665380, US1665380 A, US1665380A
InventorsLouis Ruffio
Original AssigneeLouis Ruffio
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Woman's headdress
US 1665380 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 1o, 192s. 1,665,380

L. RUF FIO l woMANs HEADDREss Filed April 111191251 y i IZ Lou/.5 RUPT/0 Patented Apr. 10, 1928!.

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i- Application led April 11, .1925.` Serial No. 22,290.'

- 'Ihisinvention relates to womens headl dress, and more particularly is' directed to an improved head-dress having anelastic body portion Vfor supporting strands of hair and further including means yfor securely fastening the Ihead-dress to the head ofthe .wearer, said head-dress being especially vadapted Yfor use by women'having bobbed hair to give the same the appearance of long hair whendesired. L i' An object` of the'invention is to provide an improved' head-dress ofthe character'described which ma)7 be simply' andV quickly at-V tached tothe head of the wearer and which Ais adjustable for various sizes .andsliaped Y head contours, thus assuring ,a comfortable and snug fit when applied in position.`

A further object ofy the invention is 'to y provide a head-dress ofl the character and for. the purpose described which is simple and relatively inexpensive to manufacture, neat in appearance, and practical for'providing various desired styles of coiffure.

'Ot-her object-s of this invention, Will inv part be vobvious and inv part 'hereinafter pointed out.

Certain features herein shown and described, are shown, described and claimed in my cof-pending application Serial No. 3,248,

30 filed JanuarylQth, 1925, and accordingly vare not claimed herein. f

`WithI theabove exception, the invention accordingly consists inthe features of con- `structioinfcombinations of elements and ar-V rangement ofV parts which will be exempli proved head-dress g'V Fig. 3 is a plan view of the improved head-dress with parts brokenaway to show the construction; and Y Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view( of a modified form of the adjustment means.

Referring in detail to the drawing, 10V de- A notes the body portion of a head-dress yembodying the invention, the opposite ends of which may support suitable attaching means 11. s y

The entire body portion 10 may be'made of suitable elastic material such las. elastic woven' fabric, or the like material'of any well known construction, the mid-section'l()a of said portion being relatively narrowV while the outer ends 10b are enlarged `or widened to receive the'attaching means, 11.

ByA making the mid-section 10?1L which has no hair attached thereto narrower than the outer ends, practical meansare provided to `eliminate the possibility of the uncovered 'body portion from lbeingfexposed to View lafter the said portion 10 is incorporated in the coiffure. Y f e As seen from Fig. 2, the'body portion 10 is vformed'of a coarsemesh ornet like structure-to render the devicer light in'weight and tov provide supplementary anchoring means for pinning the hair' thereto lwhen forming the coiffure. On each side of thel mid-section, there is secured a tuft ofhai'r or switch 12 which may of the wearer. f- .Y n The attaching means `11 may be` ofany suitable construction such as one or `more be ofa color to match thehair e hair pins and preferably includes a pair of Y combs 13, one of which is secured to each outer endf10b of the body portion l0.` The `combs 13 are-preferably fastened on edge bindings 14 on the said endlObby stitch-es 15 so that the'teeth of the combs 14 have a tendency to extend inwardly along-,theal said portion 10 asshown in Figs.' 2 and 3, for

*assuringv a better engagement `of the combs within the hair when applied to the head. An ordinary type of comb maybe used to bring about the result desired.

bobbed hair at a point `jwhere the hair is shortest, which is at the back of the'head avd- In use, the head dress is adapted to be i applied to the head ofa woman having jacent the'nape of the neck. When applyi `ing the-device, one ofthe combs is first in- "sertedupwardlyfin the wearers hair and then turned or reversed, that is given a rotary motion, and moved downwardly until the comb is firmly anchored. The lother comb is similarly inserted while substan@ tially stretching the body portion about the back 'of the head. -Afterthe device has been e securely anchored, thev tufts of hair 12 are draped about the head in .any desired artistic manner to merge into the real hair thereby covering up the short hair of the bobbed head andgivi'ng thehead of hair the appearance of long hair.

' ao'linanipulated to lextend the Y 4U-'to theheadiof the wearer.

VIn Fig. 4 is shown a fragmentary part of 'a mid-section 2O of a modified form 'of construction of 'body portion which includes means for permitting a wider rangeoffhead sizes than is possible with the embodiment 2 and 3. Saidnieans'inay 203,201 in .the V usual manner .with ,the `loop member 22 secured on lthe part20band the othergpart 2Oa being provided with yan eXten- .sion strapc which is threaded through Y said loup member and buckle as will bewell i5 understood `from the drawing. Another v advantage ,flowing fronrthe pro- .visionof .abuekleadmsting Imeans lies .1n

the; convenience ywith which Vthe t head-.dress may be applied. 'l`hus,-tthe buckle'ni'ay abe ito.its,niaerin'ium limit-, as for example :by

moving the buckle to the right relativelyto the-strap 4as shown in Fig. #L Each comb 13 position inthe vman s ner 1explainedabove.

The buckle is `now moved totheleft to takein the slack and/to provide Qtension Linfthe bodyportionl which' i cofoperates withfthegcombsgl or other Jfastening mejansto-holdthe head `dresssnu'gly It will thus be seen thatthere is provided a dev-ice in which the several vobjects `of this inventioniare -achieved and A v vhicliwis well adapted to-l meet the conditions of

tical use. f v

sAs various possible embodiments 4might 4beniade ofi-the above invention,- and as various changesymight befmade in the 1embodinientv above set forth, itis tobevunderm stood-that all matter herein set forth Yor shown Vinthe accompanying drawing is VVto befinterpreted as illustrative andgnot-in a i *limiting sense. i f :Having rthus* described myA invention, I

1 gif, claim as newganddesire `to secure byLet- V)ustable Vmeans vconnecting said parts c"for varying the lsize of `vters Patent z- Y lLA headedresscomprising .a twogpart Velastic body portion adapted'to passpa-rtiallyfabout the head .of the wearer,meansv interposed between the said body parts for `Vadjusting -thepnormal lengthof vthe body 1- portion, tufts i ofrhair secured .toxeach elast-ic fabric, .false portion,


,body portionto Vsimula-te one of long hair comprising an engaging `said end sections for holdingl the head-dress in position onthey wearers head.V

free end of each part for insertion onl the head vof a wearer.

2. Aheadfdress lof the character described for use by persons having short hair comprising "an elastic body portion of woven hair carried thereby, and a comb securedJto -jeach end of said elastic the combs being adapted to be successively -inserted in a` rotary upward and .reversed direction'in'-thehair of the wearer, .tolhold said body head,sa`id bodyportionhaving a contracted `rnidsectiouto permit draping said'falsehair yPQFtOlr to the wearers .about the headfin a manner tolconceal 'said portion and to 'contactwith the short a full headvof'har.

- 3. vA head-dressof the character described adapted to convert thefbobbedhair coiffure elastic bo'dy portionfof Woven fabric adapted to fit partially about the head ofithewearer,

said portion havingr a mid-section substan-V Y' tially narrower than"theend sections,.'haircarriedontlie end vsections aiidmeans yfor the hairof the wearer secured to 1 "4. A head-dress of thejcharacterl described adapted toA convert thebobbed hair coiffure tofsimulate one-of long hair .comprising` a body portion adapted to litpartially about the head ofthe wearer, said portion comprising two elastic mesh wovenfabric parts interconnectedlby an adjustable buckle, tufts of hair `securedto saidelastidparts'and a comb attached to the outer. endsof said'parts Ffor holding thehead dress in I position on v`the wea-rers head. 'i

5. 'In Aa hea-d dress device'of Athe character described abo'dy portion' adapted `to carry hair pieces comprising` a two part .i 95.' woven fabric Vmember `having an elastic structure formed through-each part, an ad- Y said portion and spaced attachment means for saidportion to secure ture.

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U.S. Classification132/105, 132/53, 132/128
International ClassificationA41G3/00, A41G5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41G5/0073, A41G5/004
European ClassificationA41G5/00C, A41G5/00C4D