|Publication number||US2121476 A|
|Publication date||Jun 21, 1938|
|Filing date||Apr 29, 1937|
|Priority date||Apr 29, 1937|
|Publication number||US 2121476 A, US 2121476A, US-A-2121476, US2121476 A, US2121476A|
|Inventors||La Barre Cecelia De|
|Original Assignee||La Barre Cecelia De|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (3), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
I June 21, 1938.
c. DE LA BARRE 2,121,476
DEVICE FOR CURLING HAIR Filed April 29, 1937 Inventor: CeQel-La ole La Bar-re.
Patented June 21, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
My invention relates to devices for curling hair. An object of the invention is to provide a curler which is comfortable for the user to sleep with when the device is in use. Another object is to provide a device which is easy on the hair and does not have any injurious effect thereon. Another object is to provide a device which may be-used to curl either long or short hair according to the size of the curler. Another object is to provide a curler by means of which the user may curl substantially the entire length of hair or only the end portions thereof as desired. Another object is to provide a curler which will keep the hair in curl for a considerable length of time. Another object is to provide a curler which can be easily kept clean by washing with soap and water without detracting from its curling qualities. Another object is to provide a curler which is made entirely of soft, flat, thin and flexible material.
The novel features which I believe to be characteristic of my invention are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention, itself, however, both as to its organization and method of operation, together with additional objects and advantages thereof will be best understood from the following description of a specific embodiment when read in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which,
Fig. 1 is a view showing several of the devices in use;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the device;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the two ends of the device are brought together when in use; and
Fig. 4 is a view of the device in section on the line 4--4 of Fig. 1.
As shown in Fig. 2, I provide a strip 5 of flexible material which is preferably soft rubber. Two similar slits\ and 8 are made in the material of the strip near each end thereof and a medially disposed slit I0 is provided which is longer than the slits 6 and 8. All .of the slits are mere cuts, it not being necessary to remove any of the material to provide these slits. .A punch hole I2 is made at each end of each slit to prevent the slit from tearing. Each end of the strip is rounded in order that either end may be readily passed throughthe slit which is near the opposite end. The two slits 6 and 8 are the same length and each one has a length which is substantially the same as the width of the strip. Although the device may be made in different sizes in regard to width and length, yet the slits 6 and 8 should have a length substantially equal to the width of the strip in order to insure proper locking when the device is in use with one end drawn through the slit which is near the other end as shown in Fig. 3.
In use several of the devices are employed as will be understood from Fig. l. The ends of the proper amount of hair desired for a curl are passed through the middle slit of one of the devices and is then rolled up together with the strip while in fiat condition. The ends only of the hair or the whole length of the hair may be thus rolled up according to the length of curl desired. When the lock of hair has been rolled up the desired amount, one end of the curler is passed through the slit which is near the other end and drawn up as tightly as desired. It will now be understood why the slits B and 8 should have a length substantially the same as the Width of the strip. If they were longer, there would not be sufficient frictional engagement to prevent the inserted end of the strip from sliding loose. On the other hand, if the slits 6 and 8 were shorter, then the material would be puckered and not lie smooth. As many curls as desired may be made by providing a corresponding number of the devices. The hair may be made to stay curled longer if the device is clipped in water or other suitable liquid just before using.
Although I have shown and described a specific embodiment of my invention, I am fully aware that other embodiments are possible. My invention, therefore, is not to be restricted except insofar as is necessitated by the prior art and by the spirit of the following claims.
1. A hair curling device consisting of a strip of flexible material of uniform width having a slit near each end thereof substantially the same length as the width of the strip and having a longer medial slit.
2. A hair curling device consisting of a strip of flexible material of uniform width rounded at its ends and having a slit near each end thereof sub stantially the same length as the width of the strip and having a longer medial slit.
3. A hair curling device consisting of a strip of flexible material of uniform width having a slit near each end thereof substantially the same length as the width of the strip and having a longer medial slit, there being holes in the mate- 'rial at the ends of all of said slits to prevent tearing thereof.
4. A hair curling device consisting of a strip of flexible material of uniform width rounded at its ends and having a slit near each end thereof substantially the same length as the Width of the strip and having a longer medial slit, there being holes in the material at the ends of all of said slits to prevent tearing thereof.
CECELIA DE LA BARRE.
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|International Classification||A45D2/00, A45D2/18|