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Publication numberUS2272514 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 10, 1942
Filing dateJan 8, 1941
Priority dateJan 8, 1941
Publication numberUS 2272514 A, US 2272514A, US-A-2272514, US2272514 A, US2272514A
InventorsDavis Edward D
Original AssigneeBoye Needle Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornament clasp
US 2272514 A
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Feb. 10, 1942. E, D, D VIS 2,272,514

ORNAMENT CLASP Filed Jan. 8, 1941 2 Sheets-Shem 1 Feb. 10, 1942. E. D. DAVIS 2,272,514

ORNAMENT CLASP Filed Jan. 8, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Feb. 10, 1942 Boye Needle Compan tion of Illinois y, Chicago, 111.; a corpora- Application January 8, 1941, Serial No. 373.662

10 Claims.

This invention relates to an ornament clasp, and more particularly to an ornamentation device adapted to be secured in the hair.

An object of the invention is to provide an ornamentation device which may easily be placed in position in the hair and secured by means of a clip hairpin, the hairpin being removable. A

further object is to provide an ornamentation device provided with means for retaining a clip hairpin slidably therein. A further object is to provide an ornament clasp wherein the spring element for locking the ornament within the hair is provided by a shiftable spring hairpin, the hairpin being opened as the pin is shifted and closed when the hairpin is moved to one extreme of its movement. Other objects and advantages will appear as the specification proceeds.

The invention is illustrated, in preferred embodiments, by the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure 1 is a side view in elevation of an ornament clasp embodying my invention; Fig. 2, a side view in elevation; Fig. 3, a sectional view, the section being taken as indicated at line 3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4, a transverse sectional view of the ornament showing the spreader means facilitating the insertion of the hairpin; Fig. 5, a broken top plan view of a modified form of the invention; Fig. 6, a side view in elevation of the modification shown in Fig. 5; Fig. 7, an end view of the modification shown in Figs. 5 and 6; Fig. 8, an end view of another modification embodying my invention; Fig. 9, a top plan view of a new form of ornament carried by a holder structure substantially like that shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive; Fig. 10, a broken rear view of the structure shown in Fig. 9; Fig. 11, a transverse sectional view, the section being taken as indicated at line H of Fig. 9; Fig. 12, a longitudinal sectional view of a modified form of the invention, the section being taken as indicated at line l3 of Fig. 12; and Fig. 13, a transverse sectional view, the section being taken as indicated at line I3 of Fig. 12.

In the illustration given in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the ornament body is indicated by the numeral l0, and the hairpin support is indicated by the numeral II, the hairpin itself being indicated by the numeral I2. 7

The ornament Ill may be of any suitable configuration, shape, or type. The particular ornament illustrated is given merely for the purpose of illustration. It is formed of a composition material, or of any other suitable material.

able adhesive, etc.

The holder II is also formed of a composition material, which is either formed integrally with the ornament body l0 orsecured thereto by suit- The holder H is provided with an opening l3 through which one leg of the hairpin is adapted to be extended, and above the opening 13 is a bridge [4 adapted to be received within the loop head of the clip hairpin so as to firmly maintain the pin in engagement therewith. A groove I5 is formed in the upper portion of the holder llv to secure the pin leg against lateral movement. The rear portion of the bridge I4 is provided with a cam surface I6 for facilitating the insertion of the hairpin I2.

The hairpin l2 may be of any suitable type of clip or .spring hairpin. In the illustration given, the hairpin has a loop head I? and two tapering spring legs, the upper of which has at its forward end an upwardly-extending mouthor lip 18.

In the operation of the device, the clip hairpin l2'is moved rearwardly-to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, thus opening the legs of the pin. The hairpin may then be inserted to the desired position within the hair, and the forefinger is thenused' to press the loop head I! forwardly to the closed position shown in full lines in Fig. 2. -In this position, the ornament .is securely. held within the hair. spring hairpin lose its springiness or for any Should the other reason become defective, it may be immediately removed and a new pin inserted in its place. Insertion of the pin is an extremely small operation since the cam surface l6 of the bridge I4 spreads the legs of the pin apart as the pin -is advanced. The relatively high bridge l4 firmly engages the inner portions of the loop head I'Lso-as to lock the hairpin securely and rigidly in position. There is thus no tendency of the pin to tilt or shift its position while in engagement with the bridge.

If desired, the groove l5 in the pin holder may be covered so as to provide a pair of openings rather than a single opening and groove. This structure is shown in Figs. 5, 6 and '7. Here the pin holder H is provided with a lower leg opening I9 and an upper leg opening 20. The ornament Ill varies from that shown in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive, but, as already stated, the character of the ornament may be widely varied without changing the invention.

In Figure 8 is shown a structure embodying the invention with the outer opening 20 and also the outer groove I5 eliminated. Here the bridge M is received between the legs of the pin at the lower end I! thereof and frictionally engages the head so as to maintain the pin rigid with respect to the pin holder ll In the structure shown in Figs. 9 to 11 inclusive, the pin holder II is identical with that shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the purpose of the illustration of these figures being to merely show another type of ornament which may be supported by the holder II. In the illustration given, the holder H is secured to a plate member 2| having an opening centrally therein adapted to receive the legs 22 of a ribbon holding loop 23. The ribbon 24 is passed through the loop 23, as illustrated in Fig. 9, and the lower resilient leg portions 22 are contracted so as to pass them through the opening in the plate 2| and then allowed to expand to latch them in this position, as illustrated more clearly in Figs. and 11. Since the ornamentation device is not herein claimed as new, further description is believed unnecessary.

Another illustrative ornamentation device is shown in Figs. 12 and 13. Here, a metal plate 25 is provided on one side with a hinge opening 26 through which a hinge member 21 of a ribbon holding loop 28 is passed. The spring end 29 of the loop 28 is adapted to engage the opening 39 of the plate 25. In the illustration given, the plate 25 is doubled upon itself to form a bridge member 3| and a pin opening 32 is formed through the bent back portion to enable the leg of a hairpin to be extended therethrough. The hairpin will have the one leg inserted through the opening 32 and the other will frictionally engage the outer bridge portion 3|, just as has already been described with respect to the other pinholders. The ribbon may be passed through the loop 28 and then locked in position against plate 25 by means of the spring member 29.

In all of the illustrations given, the pin holder is secured to some sort of ornamentation device, and it will be understood that the ornamentation device may include almost all types of ornaments employed for use in the hair. In each of the structures, the pin is securely locked in position by engagement of the bridge with the inner portions of the head loop II. In each of the structures, the clip hairpin may he slid to a position wherein the bridge holds the legs of the pin spread apart so that the same may be readily inserted into the hair and then brought into hair-engaging position by movement of the loop head H to the position shown in Fig. 2.

While in the foregoing specification, I have set forth certain modifications as illustrative of the invention, it will be understood that wide variations in the ornament, pin holder, and pin itself may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. An ornamentation clasp, comprising an ornament'body, a bridge carried by said body, and a resilient clip hairpin having a loop head adapted to receive the said bridge frictionally within the loop and having resilient legs normally inclined toward each other and extending beyond said bridge, said hairpin being shiftable along said bridge to spread said legs apart.

2. An ornament clasp, comprising an ornament body provided with a hairpin holder, said holder having an opening therethrough adapted to receive one leg of a hairpin and having a bridge above said opening, and a hairpin having a loop head portion adapted to frictionally receive said bridge and having spring legs with portions normally lying adjacent each other and extending beyond said ornament body, said hairpin being shiitable along said bridge to spread said legs.

3. An ornament clasp, comprising an ornament body provided with a hairpin holder, said holder having an opening therethrough and a bridge thereabove, said holder being provided with a groove adapted to receive the leg of the hairpin opposite the leg received through said opening, and a hairpin provided with a loop head frictionally receiving the bridge of said holder and having legs with portions normally lying adjacent each other.

4. An ornament clasp, comprising an ornament body, a pin holder carried by said body, said pin holder being provided with a pair of spaced openings adapted to receive the legs of a clip hairpin, said openings providing a bridge between them, and a clip hairpin having a loop head portion adapted to receive said bridge and havingspring legs with portions normally lying adjacent each other.

5. An ornament clasp, comprising an ornament body, a hairpin holder carried by said body, an opening extending between said holder and said ornament body adapted to receive the leg of a hairpin, a bridge above said opening, and a clip hairpin having a loop head portion frictionally receiving said bridge and having spring legs with portions normally lying adjacent each other and extending beyond said bridge, said legs being spread apart as said pin is shifted with respect to said bridge.

6. An ornament clasp, comprising an ornament body, a bridge supported thereby, said bridge having a top portion provided with a cam surface, and a clip hairpin having a loop head adapted to frictionally receive said bridge, said hairpin having at least one leg provided with an upwardly inclined tip adapted to engage said cam surface of the bridge to guide said clip hairpin upon said bridge as thepin is pressed toward the bridge.

7. An ornament clasp, comprising an ornament body, a hairpin holder carried thereby, said hairpin holder being provided with an opening therethrough and a bridge adjacent to said opening, a clip hairpin having a loop head portion adapted to frictionally receive said bridge and having spring legs with portions normally lying adjacent each other, one of said legs extending through said opening in said pin holder, and means carried by said pin holder for preventing lateral movement of the other of said egs. 8. An ornamentation device, comprising a body member, means for securing releasably ornaments to said body member, a bridge carried by said body member adapted to releasably engage a clip hairpin, and a clip hairpin having a head portion frictionally receiving said bridge and spring legs with portions normally lying adjacent each other and extending beyond said bridge.

9. An ornamentation clasp, comprising a metal plate, means carried by said plate for securing an ornament thereto, said plate having a portion thereof bent back upon itself and provided with an opening to receive the leg of a hairpin, a bridge being provided above said opening, and a clip hairpin having a loop opening adapted to frictionally receive said bridge, said clip hairpin having spring legs with at least portions thereof normally lying in adjacent relation, maintain said pin rigidly thereon, said hairpin said hairpin being shiftable to spread said legs. having spring legs with at least portions thereof 10. In a device of the character set forth, an normally lying adjacent each other and extendornament body, a hairpin holder carried by said ing beyond said bridge. said pin being shiftable body and providing a bridge, and a resilient clip 5 along said bridge to vary the distance between hairpin having a spring loop portion adapted to said legs.

frictionally and releasably engage said bridge to EDWARD D. DAVIS.

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US2510821 *Jan 22, 1948Jun 6, 1950Hodson Layne OBobby pin with expander
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US5890497 *Mar 3, 1998Apr 6, 1999Tsai; Kai-MouHair binder
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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/275, D11/48, D11/204, D28/42
International ClassificationA44C1/00, A45D8/00, A45D8/14
Cooperative ClassificationA44C1/00, A45D8/14, A45D2008/006
European ClassificationA44C1/00, A45D8/14