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July 12, 1938. F. M. WAITE 2,123,447
SHAMPOO APRON Filed Sept. 24, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet l QWOZ,W
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SHAMPOO ,APRON Filed Sept. 24, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 //vz//v TOR YTPEE M WA/TE ATTQPNEY Patented July 12, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 Claims.
My invention more particularly relates to a shampooapron provided with means for the convenient reception of hair pins and the like.-
When giving a patron a shampoo, the hair 5 dresser usually, after placing a shampoo apron in position over the shoulder and around the neck of the patron, first takes down the hair, gives the shampoo and then usually gives a finger wave or dries the hair. When the hair 10 is taken down, the hair pins are removed therefrom and afterwards the pins are again placed in the hair, and in case of a finger wave metal curlers may also be used. It has been a source of annoyance both to the hair dresser carrying 15 out the foregoing operations and to the patron that there has been no convenient place to deposit hair pins and the like and from which they may conveniently be removed. It has been attempted to overcome this difiiculty by suit- 20 ably folding a towel and placing it on the shoulder of the patron as a seat for a box. bviously, any movement of the patron is likely to result in overturning the box and scattering the contents.
25 The more usual procedure is to place a box on a nearby support. Such support, however, usual- 1y is not readily accessible and the hair dresser is compelled to reach further than-he comfortably can for the pins and curlers to his own dis- 30 comfort and loss of time and frequently to the annoyance of the patron.
p In accordance with my invention, a recep tacle, preferably in the form of a pocket, is permanently attached to the shoulder of the apron where the hair pins and metal curlers and any other necessary utensils may conveniently be deposited and from whichthey may readily be removed. 1
My present application is a continuation in 40 part of my application Serial Number 51,624
which was filed in the United States Patent Office on or about November 26, .1935.
My invention will best be understood by reference to the accompanying drawings in which 45 I have illustrated a preferred embodiment there- Fig. 4 is a vertical section through the shoul- 55 der portions of Figs. 1, 2 and Fig. 5 is a plan view of a member for raising the outer portion of the shoulder;
Fig. 6 is a side view of the member shown in 1 Fig. 5;
Fig. '7 is a perspective view of a modified form 5- of pocket generally similar to Fig. 1 when in the closed position, as illustrated;
Fig. 8 is a central longitudinal section through the pocket in open position and through the adjacent portion of the apron;
Fig. 9 is a transverse section through the pocket;
Fig. 10 is a perspective view of .the frame which is secured within the pocket, and
Fig. 11 illustrates the manner in which the 15 sides of the frame are bent inwardly when the pocket is closed.
Like reference characters indicate like'parts' throughout the drawings. 7
Referring to the drawings, II] is a shampoo apron, the upper portion only thereof being illustrated, as my invention is confined to the shoulder portion of the apron. To the uppermost part of the shoulder portion is secured a separate receptacle, preferably in the form of a pocket H, which may conveniently be closed bya zipper. [2 or by any other desiredclosing I means.
1 preferably provide an insert l3 for the upper part of the shoulder portion and which extends longitudinally along the same and is sewed .to the shoulder portion as at M. The insert provides a certain amount of fullness for the portion of the apron to which the pocket is at tached, and which relieves the pocket of the strain to which it would be subjected in case it were sewed directly to the apron. It will be evident from inspection of Fig. 4 that the insert l3 provides a certain fullness in the pocket, which may conveniently be formed of a single piece of fabric a portion of which forms the bottom of the pocket as at HI (see Fig. 4), and which is sewed along the edges thereof as at H2 to the insert l3. The pocket is preferably folded upwardly at its middle portion somewhat before it is sewed to the insert so that when a strain is exerted onthe shoulder portion of the. apron due to its weight, the. strain is taken up by the insert rather than by the pocket. Furthermore, the'pocket is sewed to the insert on either side 5 of the uppermost line of the shoulder thus providing a recess in the pocket between the inner flap and the outer flap as indicated in Fig. 2 where l 3l indicates the uppermost portion or line of the insert, the sides of the pocket being sewed to the insert as at H2 on opposite sides of the line along the uppermost portion of the shoulder.
.. stantially the same as that of the inner portion of the shoulder thereby eliminating any tendency for the utensils to fall from the pocket. Such member may be in the form of a roll of cotton batting, a piece of rope, or other devicewhich may be in the form of padding.
In the form of my invention illustrated in Figs.
7 to 11, means are providedefor maintaining the pocket in extended position when in open position in order to render the contents thereof more readily accessible. In this-form of -my invention, a frame indicated generally at I! is positioned within the pocket. The frame is formed of metal or other desired material and preferably comprises two inverted U-shaped plates ill the bottom portions I8! of'which' extend across the bottom of the pocket and ends I82 of which extend upwardly along the inner sides of the pocket and are preferably. secured at their upperends to the pocket as by sewing, or in any other desired manner. It will be understood however, that the upwardly extending ends of the frame ll are also provided'at the bottom portion with aconnecting plate 20 andthe upper portions of the ends 182 of the frame'with connecting members 2|. The upwardly extending ends [82' of the frame are of a length to reach approximately to-the top of the pocket; "Ihe connecting plates 2| which engage the upper inner portions of the pockets serve, therefore, not only to strengthen the frame but also to prevent the collapse of the upper edges of the pockets. The bottom connecting member 20 of the frame may likewise be'secured to the bottom of :the pockets in any suitable manner. To the underside of the shoulder portion of the apron is preferably secured a re-ihforcin'g piece of fabric or other suitable material 22 as by sewing to which is secured beneath the outer portion of the "shoulder portion; a pad22 of flexible and yielding material for the purpose of raising the outer portion of the pocket. Aninsert 24 of fabric or the like is preferably laid over' the frame I! in the bottom of thepocket,
The pocket illustratedjn Figs. 7 to 11 may likewise be closed by a zipper l2gwhich may be of thefsamecharacter previously, described.
F is. 11. illustrates the manner in which the upwardly extending ends of the frame are bent inwardly when the pocket is cloSed. I U i It will be evidentthat thepocketon one shouldermay be used for one kind of utensils, such as hairpins and that the one on the, other may be used for metal hair curlers, if desired. It will also-be evident that the pockets provide a receptacle in the most convenient position for the reception of hair pins and the like and for the removal of the same in the operation of taking down and. putting up the hair. of the patron.
While I have described my invention in its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the words which I have used are words of description and not of limitation. Hence, changes within the purview of the appended claims may be made without departing from the true scope and spirit of my invention in its broader aspects.
What I claim is:
1. A shampoo apron comprising a shoulder portion, means for'raising the outer portion of said shoulder portion, and a receptacle secured to the upper side of said shoulder portion.
- -2. A shampoo apron comprising a shoulder portion, a flexible member secured beneath the outer portion of said shoulder portion and adapted to extend over the shoulder of the user, thereby raising the outer portion of said shoulder portion, and. a receptacle secured on the upper side of said shoulder portion.
3. A shampoo apron comprising a shoulder portion provided with an insert extending longitudinally of said shoulder portion, means for raising the outer portion of said shoulder portion, and a pocket secured to the upper side of said insert.
' 4. Incombination, a shampoo apron comprising a shoulder portion, a pocket provided with an opening and formed of flexible material secured tosaid shoulder portion, means for closing the opening in said pocket, and a frame fitted within said pocket and engageable with the walls of said pocket on the inner sides thereof and biased normally to hold the side walls of said pocket in extended" position.
5. In combination, a shampoo apron comprising a shoulder portion, a pocket provided with an opening and formed of flexible material secured to said shoulder portion, and a frame comprising a plurality of U-shaped members extending trans. versely across said pocket, the ends of said members extending upwardly along the inner walls of said pocket and biased normally to hold the side walls thereof in extended position whereby ready access is afforded to the interior of said pocket.
6."In' combination, a shampoo apron comprising a shoulder portion, a pocket provided with an opening and formed of flexible material secured to said shoulder portion, and a frame comprising a plurality of U-shaped members extending transversely across said pocket the ends of said members extending upwardly within said pocket and second members mounted adjacent to the upper portions of said ends and extending longitudinally of said pocket, said second members being engageable with the upper portion of the side walls of said pocket, said upwardly extending ends of said members being biased to hold said longitudinally extending members against the side walls of the respective side walls of said pockets and thereby hold said walls in extended position, thereby affording ready accessto the interior of said pocket when in open position.
7. In combination, a shampoo apron, a pocket for hair pins, hair curlers and the like secured to the upper side of said shoulder portion, and means associated with said pocket for closing the same.
FRED M. WAITE.