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Publication numberUS2103526 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1937
Filing dateOct 4, 1935
Priority dateOct 4, 1935
Publication numberUS 2103526 A, US 2103526A, US-A-2103526, US2103526 A, US2103526A
InventorsGoodman Jacob
Original AssigneeDelamere Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair curler
US 2103526 A
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Dec. 28, 1937.

J) GOODMAN 2,103,526-

HAIR CURLER Fil ed Oct. 4, 1935 lNVENTOR A/ACOB aaoM/q/v.

ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 28, 1937 PATENT" OFFICE nsmxounmm "JacobaGoodmam.Brooklyn, N.-.Y., .assignor to,

Delamere Company, Inc., a corporation of Delaware Applicationlflctober 4, 1935,'Serial.No. 43,497. 2. Claims (01. 132-44) This invention relates to a'hair curler, and

more particularly to a curler of the type having acylindrical tubular body memberaround which i the hair may'bewound, andwhich is adapted *to be used either-forcurling the ends'of a lock of hairpor for forming'and supporting the hair in a roll-,-as well as for other purposes.

The various forms of c'urlersof this type now on the market or heretofore devised have embodied-oneor more relatively hard or rigid parts, such, for instance, as a metaltube, or-a metal spring for clamping the hair ends. The use of any hard or rigid partsinthe construction of the curler makes it uncomfortable to wear during sleep, .or, if worn as a support for a hair roll during'the'day, results in giving an unnatural, stiff appearance.

The primary object of my invention is to overcome these objections by the provision of a. curler which is made wholly of soft and pliable parts.

Another object is to provide a curler of this type having a resilient, tubular body upon which the hair may be wound into a curl or formed into a roll, and which may be easily applied to and removed from the ends of the hair.

A further object is to provide a curler having novel means for clamping the ends of the hair on the tubular. member while the hair is being wound or rolled thereon.

A still further object is to provide a curler of this type with means for fastening it in place after the hair has been wound or formed into a roll.

An important feature of my improved hair curler is that its soft, non-rigid construction per mits it to be kept in the hair over-night without the slightest discomfort to the wearer. Furthermore, its highly pliable construction enables it to be readily shaped to conform to the contour of the head so that in use as a support for a roll when the hair is dressed the roll will have a soft, natural appearance. In its use as a hair roll supporter, the hair may be draped around the hair roll the ends of the curler, entirely concealing them,

and rendering the curler invisible in the hair.

Other objectsand advantages of the invention will appear from the following description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which:'-

Figure 1 is a view in elevation, partly broken away, of a hair curler embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the curler showing the pliable clamping member positioned to clamp the ends of the hair prior to the rolling thereof;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the hair clamped and partly rolled on thecurler;

Fig. 4 is a similarview with the fasteningmeans positioned to holdthe curler= in the hair after the hair has been wound thereon; and,

Fig. 5 is a sectional view of .a modified form of the curler. L

The curler comprises a tubular cylindrical body member In made of soft rubber or other suitable non-rigid material, around which the lock of hair ,is wound in forming a curl or roll. vThe hair is generally moistened with water or hair lotion be-,

fore-being curled. If desired, the wall of the tube may be provided with perforations II to facilitate drying.

made of pliable non-resilient covered wire, such as braided wire. tion or arm l3 extending into and fastened within the bore of the tubular member Ill, and an outer portion or arm l4, preferably in the form of a loop, which extends outward from one end of the tube'and is adaptedto be bent lengthwise over the tube, as shown in Fig. 2, to clamp the ends of the hair against the tube prior to winding or rolling the hair thereon. The member i2 is of'such character thatit may be easily bent but that when bent, it will maintain its bent form.

Extending outward from each end of the tube It) is an arm I5 made of pliable non-resilient covered wire similar in character to the wire used for the clamping member l2, and preferably in the form of a loop, but shorter in length than the arm M of the clamping member. The two arms l5 together function and operate to lock or fasten the curler in place when the hair has been rolled up, and therefore they may be called a locking member. The parts l2 and I5 may be made of a single length, or of separate pieces, of covered wire, and they'may be secured to the tube by a staple H5 or other suitable fastening means.

In use, the curler is brought into position under the ends of a lock of hair [1. The arm portion M of the clamping member I2 is then bent around over the tube, as shown in Fig. 2, and is pressed down to clamp the hair ends firmly on the tube. The tube is then rotated axially to wind the desired length of hair thereon. The winding is generally continued until the hair is rolled close to the scalp. The arms l5 provide a convenient This member has an inner pormeans for rotating the tube as they may be readily been wound on the tube, the arms l5 are bent over the roll of hair, as shown in Fig. 4, to lock the curler in place and prevent the hair from unwinding. The curler may be left temporarily in the hair until a curl has been set, or it may be worn in the hair as a support for the hair roll. The curler, with the hair wound thereon, may be easily bent to shape the roll to conform to the curvature of the head, and when so bent, the pliable clamping arm serves to maintain it in its bent form.

A modified form of the curler is shown in Fig. 5, wherein 20 indicates the soft tubular body member, and 22 the pliable covered wire memher for clamping the ends of the hair. These parts are substantially similar in construction, and function in the same manner as the corresponding parts I 0 and I2, respectively, of the form of curler previously described and illustrated in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive, of the drawing. The modified curler is provided with a locking member 2| consisting of a rubber cord or band attached at one end, by a staple 23 or other fastener, to one end of the tube, and having a tip 24 at its free end. With this form of curler, after the hair has been wound on the tube, the locking member 2| is passed over the hair and its tip is inserted in the other end of the tube to lock the curler in place and preclude it from unrolling.

What I claim is:-

1. In a hair curler of the character described, the combination of a flexible tubular hair winding member upon which the hair may be wound, a pliable wire hair clamping member disposed within and projecting outward from the tubular member and adapted to be bent lengthwise against the tubular member to clamp the ends of the hair thereon prior to winding and to retain its bent form, and a locking member comprising two pliable wire arms, one extending outwardly from each end of the tubular member and adapted to be bent towards each other across the hair wound on the tubular member to fasten the curler in place in the hair.

2. In a hair curler of the character described, the combination of a soft rubber tubular hair winding member upon which the hair may be wound, a hair clamping member of covered pliable wire secured to the tubular member and adapted to be bent lengthwise thereof to clamp the ends of the hair thereon prior to winding, and a locking member comprising two loops of covered pliable wire, one extending outwardly from each end of the tubular member and adapted to be bent towards each other across the hair wound on the tubular member to fasten the curler in place in the hair.

3. In a hair curler of the character described, the combination of a soft rubber tubular hair winding member upon which the hair may be wound, a hair clamping member comprising a loop of covered pliable wire secured to the tubular member and adapted to be bent lengthwise thereof to clamp the ends of the hair thereon prior to winding, and a locking member comprising two loops of covered pliable wire, one extending outwardly from each end of the tubular member and adapted to be bent towards each other across the hair wound on the tubular member to fasten the curler in place in the hair.

JACOB GOODMAN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2489120 *Apr 22, 1947Nov 22, 1949Carlin Anne SHair curler
US4711445 *Sep 3, 1981Dec 8, 1987Duro Med Industries, Inc.Therapeutic hand exerciser
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/246
International ClassificationA45D2/20
Cooperative ClassificationA45D2/20
European ClassificationA45D2/20