US 1889166 A
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Nov. 29,, 1932: M, EF A 134 5-9 1156 3 HAIR WAVING DEVICE Filed July 12, 1932 Fig.1.
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This invention relates to a device for use in connection with the waving of the hair, and particularly for the purpose of holding the ridge or crest of each of the hair waves to enable the same to set after it has been finger or water-waved.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple, easily manufactured device of light weight which can be worn by the user without inconvenience or discomfort and which will effectively hold the wave in the hair while the hair is drying.
At the present time the waves made in the hair are held in position by hair pins, combs,
.15 or other devices, while the hair dries or sets.
The placement of these pins' or combs requires time and effort on the part'of the hair dresser and sometimes causes inconvenience and discomfort to the person whose hair is being dressed. My implroved device may be placed in position on t e hair and removed very easily by the hair dresser and will neither damage the hair nor cause any discomfort to the user while it is being worn.
Specifically, the invention consists of a device in the form of a-clip having two arcuate shaped jaws in the form of plates, which are arched or curved transversely and are provided with a plurality of struck-out teeth, the ends of the teeth on one jaw being nor mally in abutment with those on the other jaw to limit the closing movement of the clip and to avoid the imposition of excess pressure on the hair waves gripped between thejaws.
In the accompanying drawing, wherein the preferred embodiment of the invention is shown, Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the improved hair wavin device; Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same 1g. 3 is a sectional view on the line H of Fig. 2, with hair inserted m show the operation of the device; and Fig. 4 is an end view of the device.
The device consists generally of two similar jaws in theform o arcuate plates, shown at 5 and 6. These jaws ma be made of sheet metal or of any other suita le material. The ja'ws are hingedly connectedat their rear edge b means of a pivot pin 13 passin throug overlapped ears 11 and 17 formed 1 hair may on the plates 5 and 6. The late 5 is provided with a rearwardly extende angular plate or finger piece 9 and a similar plate or finger piece 10 is provided on the plate 6. A coil spring 15, situated between the plates 9 and -10, acts to spread these plates-apart and to bring the arcuate plates 5 and 6 toward one another, holdin them in their closed position clearly disclose in Figs. 3 and 4. The spring 15 is maintained in position between the 0 plates 9 and 10 by means of the small tongues 14 struck out of the bod of the plates 9 and 10 and bent downwar ly to extend within the coils of the spring. The jaw 5 is formed with a pluralit of prongs or teeth 7 which are struck out rom the bodyof the plate and are bent angularly forward and ownward. A similar series of prongs or teeth 8 is struckfrom the jaw 6, these teeth 8 being bent angularly forward and'upward 7 to meet the teeth 7. When the clip is in its: closed position, 'as shown in Figs. 3 and 4c, the ends or extremities of the respective teeth 7 and 8 come into abutment with one another and limit the extentof closure of the jaws 5 .75 and 6 so that when a wave of the hair is inserted in the clip, excess pressure thereon by the jaws 5 and 6 is prevented.
The device in use is shown in Fig. 3 where the manner in which the wave is held by the clip between the jaws 5 and 6 is clearly shown. To place the clip in position on a wave or ridge in the hair the fin er pieces or plates 9 are held between the gers and pressed toward one another to spread the plates 5 and 35 6 apart so that the wave or ridgle 16 of the be positioned between t em. Upon releasin the pressure on the plates 9 and 10 the ]8.WS 5 and 6 come together to grip the hair wave with sufiicient force to prevent it from spreading}, the contact of the teeth 7 and 8 limiting t e closing movement of the 'aws 5 and 6 toward one another and avoidmg the lacement of undue pressure on the wave. he plates or jaws 5 and 6, being arcuately formed or shaped, conform to the shapeof the head and being transversely curved and outwardly flared closely follow the curvature of the hair wave an .hold it securely without imposing undue pressure on it until the wave dries and sets. The teeth 7 and 8 are so spaced that they enter the hair in the manner of a comb and so hold the clip i in position. These teeth, being of small crosssectional size do not ip the hair between them but rather enter etween the strands of hair as is clearly disclosed in Fig. 3. Since no gripping action is imposed on the hair by the teeth, the possibility of the hair being cut or damaged is prevented. A number of these clips are laced on the hair after it has been waved, t e clips being easily put in position and removed without causing inconvenienoe or discomfort to the wearer.
What I claim is 1. A clip for holding hair waves in place comprising a pair of jaws each in the form of a curved, elongated plate, each of said plates having a rearwardly extended angular fins ger-piece, a hinged connection between the plates, :1 spring for normally forcin the fin-' ger-pieces apart, each of the plates aving a plurality of spaced teeth stamped from it, the teeth so formed being extended forwardly toward the front edge of the clip and angularly toward one another with the ends of said teeth in abutment to limit" the movement of the jaws toward one another, said teeth entering between the hairs with a comb-like action to hold the clip in position without gripping or crushing the hair,
2. A clip for holding hair waves in place comprising a pair of co-operating jaws hinged together and resiliently directed toward one another, each of said jaws being in the form of a transversely curved and arcuately shaped plate, the two jaws when in hinged relationship flaring outwardly from one another on curved lines, each of the jaws having a plurality of s aced teeth stamped from it and bent away item the body of the jaw and directed angularly toward its front edge, the extremities of the teeth on one jaw belng in abutment with the ends of the teeth on the other jaw to limit the movement of the 'aws-toward one another, said teeth entering etween the hairs with a comb-like action to hold the clip or crushing the hair.
Signed at the city, county and State of New, York this 8th day of Jul 1932.
in position without gripping