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Publication numberUS2058340 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1936
Filing dateMar 22, 1935
Priority dateMar 22, 1935
Publication numberUS 2058340 A, US 2058340A, US-A-2058340, US2058340 A, US2058340A
InventorsMiller Cora M
Original AssigneeMiller Cora M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hairpin holder for hairdressers
US 2058340 A
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Oct. 20, 1936. c. M. MILLER 2,058,340

HAIRPIN HOLDER FOR HAIRDRESSERS Filed March 22, 1935' Patented Oct. 20, 1936 UNITED STATES HAIRPIN HOLDER Cora M. Miller.


Application March 22, 1985, Serial No. 12,531

2 Claims.

In the process of ladies hairdressing a considerable number of hairpins are used and it is the object of this invention to provide means for supporting the pins in a position of convenient accessibility to the attendant.

With this object in view, I employ a pin holder adapted for application to the wrist or arm of the attendant leaving the hands free to perform the hairdressing operation yet retaining the pins at all times in close proximity to the head of the subject while the hair is being dressed.

Another object of the invention is to hold the hairpins in an upright position so that they may be picked up individually and thereby avoid the l5 possibility of the attendant dropping pins where the latter, as is customarily the case, are bunched together in a receptacle.

The holder in its preferred form includes a light-weight wrist band having a penetratable cushion thereon so arranged that the cushion in addition to receiving the pins, also serves as a pad for the wrist or arm of the attendant to prevent pinching and binding and to likewise avoid the possibility of the holder slipping while in use. Other objects of the invention will be apparent from the following description of the present preferred form of the invention taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:-

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a hairpin holder constructed in accordance with the present invention illustrating the application of the same. Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the hairpin holder oi. the present invention per se and Fig.- 3 is an elevational view looking at one end of the holder.

The device of the present invention consists of an open band or loop 4 which may be made of light weight metal or other suitable material. The band is trained through a cushion U preferably in relatively close proximity to one of the elongated faces of the cushion. The cushion is preferably formed of sponge rubber and the portion thereof which extends from the outer pe- 45 rlphery of the band is relatively thick and adapted for the reception of hairpins 6. The portion of the cushion extending inwardly from the inner periphery of the band is relatively narrow, but

is of sufiicient thickness to form a band for the wrist of the wearer so as to give a cushioning effect at the same time serving as an anti-slipping means to prevent casual movement of the band on the arm of the user.

In use of this device, the band 4 is adapted to be flexed over the wrist or arm of an attendant as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing. When in this position, the pins extend outwardly from the outmost surface of the cushion and it becomes manifest that the pins are to be held at all times within convenient reach of the attendant. By reason of this construction, the holder will not be an inconvenient or bothersome appendage on the arm of the attendant, as the holder is very light in weight and can not injure the arm of the wearer. In addition, the portion of the band which passes through the cushion 5 serves as a baflle to prevent the pins from being urged into the arm of the attendant.

While the device of the present invention is especially adapted for use as a holder for hairpins, it is susceptible of other uses. Furthermore, although I have therein described a preferred form of my invention, I am aware that various changes may be made therein within the scope of claims herewith appended.

What is claimed is:

v 1. A wrist engaging'hairpin holder for hairdressers including a sponge rubber block of a length coextensive with the width of the wrist, and a flexible split band engaged through the ends of the latter to encircle the wrist, a portion of the rubber block extending inwardly from the band for engagement with the wrist to provide a cushion and prevent slippage of the holder.

2. A wrist engaging hairpin holder including a relatively thick block of a material susceptible to facile penetration by a hairpin, and a. band embedded in the block the ends of the band projecting beyond the terminals of the block to embrace the wrist, a portion of the block extending inwardly from the band for engagement with the wrist to provide a cushion and prevent slippage 01 the holder.


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U.S. Classification223/109.00R, 132/331, 24/326, D03/27, 224/219
International ClassificationA45D8/00, A45D8/18
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/185
European ClassificationA45D8/18D