US 1801751 A
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'April 21',l 1931.
J. El MILLS HAIR SAMPLE COLOR CHART Filed March s) 1929 l INVENTOR B i'wwvohu-l,
/L ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 21, 1931 UNITE srars PATENT OFFICE JAMES VEVANA MILLS, OF'LARCHMONT, NEW YORK, AssIGNOR To INEOTO, ING., or v NEW YORK, N. "Y, A CORPORATION or* DELAWARE HAIR-SAMPLE Application mea MarchV s,
vThis invention relates to a yhair sample color chart, and has for an object to provide an article of this character in which a plurality of samples of hair dyed to `predetermined shades are supported in such a way asV to permit. of manual movement `in order tov facilitate their examination in dierent lights, whereby the true shademay better be ascertained. I
Another object consists in providing such an article in which oneend-of the samples is removably ysecured in place so that the samples may readilybe twisted and turned and thoroughly tested with the lingers.
Another object consists in providing such an article in Vwhich improved means is included for removably securing` the 'free ends of the samples inplace.
Another object consists in providing such an article in which vthe securing .means for the ends of the samples is covered so as to present a `more sightly appearance.
Another object consists in providing certain improvements in 'the form, construction and arrangement of the several parts, whereby the above named and other objects may effectively be attained. A
As is well known, the industry ot hair dyeing is calculated to bring the customers hair to an exact approximation ofthe shade desired and, to this end, it is common to exhibit lsamples of human hair dyed in nvarying shades so that the custom-er may select the shade desired. n this connection itis important to facilitate the examination of the samples in diiferent lights and out. of immediate contact with the background of the necessarysupport so that an accurate determination of the color or shade eiect may be mad-e. It is also of importance to display the samples in an artistic and attractive form whereby a pleasing eiiect is produced, because aesthetic considerations weigh heavily in the conduct or" this particular industry. My invention is calculated to embody these advantageousl characteristics and to attain theV 001.012J CHART i229. serial No. 345,506.'
is represented in the accompanying drawing in which Figi representsa detail plan view of a portion of a-chart with hair samples in different positionsthereon; Y
Fig. 2 represents a broken section, on an enlarged scale, taken in the plane of the line of Fig. l, looking in the direction of the arrows.
The chartwhich supports the hair samples comprises a back l and a framework 2. The said parts may suitably be composed of cardboard covered with lclothi1nitation leather,
or the like, and the framework 2 is secured in position on the ba'ckl by any convenient means such, Jfor instance, as an adhesive.
The shape of the said back and framework is preferably oblong so as readily to accommodate a number of hair samples arranged in a row.` In the present instance, a portion of the said parts is shown in Fig. l which accommodates three samples, and it may be added that I have found it convenient tohave the length of the chart such as to accommodate lnine or ten samplesin substantially the spaced relation indicated in Fig. 1.
Onelongitudinal side `of the framework 2 is undercut, as indicated at 3, in order to provide. space for'the reception of one end of the several samples, as clearly shown in Fig. l. The-said end of each sample is fastened, as bycleat 4:, to a faceplate 5 that is located intermediate the back l and framework 2 and is secured to the back in any appropriate way as, orin'stance, by an adhesive. As a result of the :arrangement just described, it will be noted that the said end of the samples is irmly'secured in place and that it, together with its fastening cleat, Vis hidden from sight by the adjacent longitudinal portion of the framework.
The opposite longitudinal portion of the framework 2 is provided with a plurality of underlying recesses or sockets 6 which are designed to receive and removably hold the other end of each hair sample. To facilitate this the said end of each sample is engaged by a clip 7 which is of such width as to be freely received within the recesses or sockets. Each clip is composed of suitable sheet material, such as metal, which has a central aperture 8 adapted to receive the end of the sample, which latter is held in place in said aperture by folding the clip upon itself, as clearly shown in Figs. l and 2. In this condition, the said end of the sample may be inserted into and removed from the recess or socket in an obvious manner well shown in Fig. l. It will be observed that the clip tapers from its central portion towards its ends so that, when folded, its access to the recesses or sockets is facilitated.
In practice I prefer to fold the hair samples so that the free ends are fixed by the cleats 4; and the folded ends held by the clips 7. This is because the folded end is more readily inserted into the aperture 8 in the clip 7 and is better held in position upon the folding of the clip.
It will be noted that, when the clips are inserted in the recesses or sockets, the said ends of the samples, as well as the clips, are hidden from view by the overlying portion of the framework 2, with the result that only the main body portion of the sample is visible, thereby producing a very attractive and artistic effect.
In assembling the article the back l, framework 2, and face plate are provided. rlhe ends of the samples to be permanently fixed are then secured by the cleats l to the face plate 5. The face plate 5 is then adhesively fastened to the back l and the framework 2 also adhesively fastened to the back in such position as to cover the edges of the face plate and fixed ends of the samples. The free ends of the samples are then, or previous to that time, provided with the clips and the latter slid into the recesses or sockets (i, as clearly shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1.
In this position the main body portions of the samples are freely exposed for observation, and the customer may withdraw the clipped ends from the recesses in order to twist and turn a selected sample and view it in different lights, as well as thoroughly to feel of the same and separate the strands with the fingers. Any or all of the samples may, of course, be examined in this way, and, after examination, returned to original position with the free ends concealed in the recesses or sockets.
I find it desirable to make these charts in pairs and secure them in book form by a cloth, or other suitable, binder which may be adhesively attached or secured in any other appropriate way to the charts. In Fig. 1, the
numeral 9 represents such a binder, and the numeral 10 represents, generally, the other chart and connected parts. In this way the charts may be carried in folded book form which protects the samples and enables them to lie in the space formed by the opening in the framework 2 and its complementary framework associated with the other chart. Such an arrangement permits the pair of charts to be carried in the pocket, or in any other way, without the necessity of a wrapping, and enables an immediate exposure of a double row of samples which may, in number, approximate, for instance, eighteen.
It will be understood that various changes may be resorted to in the material, form, construction, and arrangement of the several parts, without departing from the spirit and scopeof my invention; and hence I do not intend to be limited to the details herein shown and described, except as they may be included in the claims.
What I claim is:
l. An article of the. character described comprising, a back, spaced means secured to the back, a hair sample having an end l0- cated between one of said means and the back, and the other of said means being provided with a recess for removably `receiving the other end of the sample, said last named end of the sample having a clip thereon for facilitating its insertion into said recess.
2. An article of the character described comprising, a back, spaced means secured to the back, a hair sample having an end located between one of said means and the back, and the other of said means being provided with a recess for removably receiving the other end of the sample, said last named end of the sample having a tapered clip thereon for facilitating its insertion into said recess.
3. An article of the character described comprising, a backing member, a cover member, and a hair sample having one end secured at a point between said backing and cover members, the other end of said sample having a clip thereon.
4. An article of the character described comprising, a back, means secured to the back for receiving a hair sample, said means including a backing` member, a cover member and spacing members, said members being disposed so as to form a series of recesses within which ends of the hair samples may be located.
5. An article of the character described comprising, a plurality of backs, a flexible binder attached thereto for securing the backs in book form, a plurality of means secured to the backs for supporting series of hair samples, each said means including a backing member, a cover member and spacing members, said members being so disposed as to form a series of recesses within which ends of the hair samples may be located, and the Whole being arranged so that the article may be closed to cover and protect the Samples during shipment and the like and opened for display of the samples.
In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my naine this 6 day of March, 1929.
JAMES EVAN MILLS.