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Publication numberUS1923340 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1933
Filing dateAug 9, 1932
Priority dateAug 9, 1932
Publication numberUS 1923340 A, US 1923340A, US-A-1923340, US1923340 A, US1923340A
InventorsSteckler Nat P
Original AssigneeSteckler Nat P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transparent, adjustable shampoo mask
US 1923340 A
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Aug. 22, 1933. N, P. sTr-:cKLER- TRANSPARENT ADJUSTABLE SHAMPOO MASK Filed Aug. 9, 1932 INVENTOR 1121i I? Sia/fief /f ATTORNEY `Patented Aug. 22, 1933 'UNITED STATES TRANSPARENT," ADJUSTABLEl SHAMPOO MASK A u Nat P Steckl'er', NewYork, N. Y. H Application Auguste, 1932. S'riaiNOLcZaMr .12 claims... (o1. 2f174 Ihis invention relates improvnementjs inr shampoo masks, and it is `the principal object of myk invention to provide a transparent and adev j ustable mask of simple and therefore inexpensive l construction, yet durable and highly eicent in use to prevent the shampoo lather etc, from getting into the eyes which is particularly annoying to children, and which simultaneously permits the children to observe the procedure and what is l1() going on, as children, as is well known, are always eager to observe things.

Another object of my invention is the provision of a shampoo mask equipped with a frame for the transparent material of the mask made of absorbent material suchas for instance sponge adapted to properly protect the eyes from above as well as from the sides against the shampoo lather, water etc.

A further object of my invention isv the provision of a shampoo mask equipped with means for holding the mask to the head of the user and provided with means for readily adjusting the holding means to suit the particular shape of head, this means including beads having inner 25. stepped faces adapted to be engaged by the knotted ends of the fastening means.

A still further object of my invention is the provision of a transparent, adjustable shampoo mask, the transparent part of which is embossed A so as to present a nose or mustache guard and having its upper part equipped with a guard of absorbent material on-the inside thereof which may have angularly disposed side flanges engaging theA cheeks for the proper protection of the 345.v eyes from the sides.

These and other objects and advantages of my invention will become more fully known as the description thereof proceeds, and will then bemore specifically defined in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a shampoo mask constructed according to my invention.

Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Fig. 3 is a front View of a modified form of my mask.

Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of 'Figure 3.

Fig. 5 is a topend View of a modified form of guard for a shampoo mask.

As illustrated in Figures l and 2, the mask com- Y prises a plate or sheet of translucent or trans-` parent material to the rear or inner face of which a frame or guard is suitably attached by stitching or glueing or the like, which is preferably made 55.` of an absorbent material and consists essentially of an upperplong'itudinally extending bar 10 and thetwo lateralparts 11 and 12`dependingtherefrom at its ends. The transparent sheetor plate to which the Spongy guard is secured is designated 13` and is preferably celluloid cut straight atfits 60. upper andside edges while the lower edge thereof is somewhat curved, as at 14.

The means for holding the mask to a head is preferably an elastic or rubber band spun with.r silk or otherwise covered preferably in the color desired and harmonizing with the color of the guard frame, and is designated 15. This band is guided in the manner shown in Figure 1 through the eyelets 16, 17 pairwise arranged at the sides of the maskv in spaced relation to one another, and 7 0 its ends are guided through the beads 18, 19 having inner offset shoulders 20 against which the ends of the band 15 engage after being knotted, as at 21. l i

In use, the elastic is adjusted to the proper size of the head by means of the proper adjustment of the beads and the knotted ends engaging the inner stepped parts thereof.

The parts 10, 11 and 12 of the absorbent guard will then properly engage the forehead and temples of the user and thus efficiently protect the eyes ofthe same against the shampoo lather and water, while the transparent sheet 13 vwill notV obstruct the View and allow children for instance s to observe the entire procedure' much to their V35 amusement and delight, as they are always eager to observe what is going on.

VIn the form of my invention illustrated in Fig-` ures 3 and 4 only one strip 22 of spongy or abj sorbent material is shown extending longitudiv nally along the upper ends or margin of vthe transparent sheet of celluloid 23 andis secured thereto at its inner face by glue or by stitching. The fastening means'of this form are identical with the fastening means used with the preferred ;'v

form and are also .passedl through the eyelets 24.

The sheet 23 is embossed or bent laterally out of the plane thereof in approximately its middle or center part, as at 25, to form a nose protector and eventually also a guard for a mustache.

In the form of my invention illustrated in Figure 5, the inner upper bar 26 of absorbent material has endflanges 27, 28 to guidethe material snugly agains the temple or cheeks of the user to protect the eyes and bar 26`is attached in any 1015 suitable manner to the transparent sheet 29 provided with the eyelets 30 for the passage of the fastening means. Y

The use of the modiedgforms of my invention is practically the sameV as described with respect 1,19

to practically construct the rsame and that I` may make such changes therein as comewithin the scope of the' appended claims without departure from the spirit of my invention and the y principles involved. Y

Having thus described my invention, what Il claim as new and desire to secure by Lettersl v a comparatively wide protecting margin along Patent is:

1. In a transparent adjustable shampoo mask,

a transparent sheet, guards for the eyes of y absorbent material attached to said sheet at its inner face covering substantially acomparatively ,n wide space along the upper margin, eyelets in said l l securing means to permit its adjustment by the engagement of its knotted ends with said steps in theV beads, side flanges on said guards for snugly engaging the temples to protect the eyes against the'shampoo lather and a nose guard in approximately theV center part of the mask.

2. A shampoo mask comprising a flexible body having straight side edges and a curved lower edge and adapted Vin its flexed position to engage the foreheadand cheeks of a person during the .use of the mask, a nose guard formed with vsaid body and spaced from the center part of` the face, a guard of spongy material attached to the innery face of said body and constituting the upper'and sideedges of the mask to closely engage the skin for positively preventing lather to enter between masky and guard from the top or from the/sides and to prevent the lather to enter the eyes, said guard constituting a frame for a median observation Window in said body, and'adju'stable means to secure'the mask to the head of a person using the same.



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U.S. Classification2/174, 132/319
International ClassificationA45D44/12, A45D44/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/12
European ClassificationA45D44/12