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Publication numberUS2316179 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1943
Filing dateDec 12, 1941
Priority dateDec 12, 1941
Publication numberUS 2316179 A, US 2316179A, US-A-2316179, US2316179 A, US2316179A
InventorsRiggs Moseley Mabel
Original AssigneeRiggs Moseley Mabel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cross hairpin
US 2316179 A
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April 943. M. R. MosELEY 2,316,179


Application December 12, 1941, Serial No. 422,695

1 Claim.

This invention relates to hairpins. The difficulty encountered with most hairpins is that they loosen in the hair and sometimes fall out.

It is therefore an object of the present inven tion to provide a highly improved hairpin which will firmly grip the hair and stay in place and which will not accidentally fall out of the hair.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hairpin of the character described, made of a single piece of wire and which requires no more stock than an ordinary hairpin, and which nevertheless will not sli out of the hair, so that it may be used on small looks of hair, and is yet no more visible than an ordinary hairpin.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a neat and durable hairpin of the character described, which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, easy to manipulate and yet practical and efficient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part-hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claim.

In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a woman's head illustrating the method of using a hairpin em- 13. The arms H and I2 cross each other as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing. 1

Intermediate portions Ila and l2a of said arms are flattened in parallel planes and contact one another, as particularly illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing. The remainder of the hairpin may be made of round Wire stock. The hair may thus be gripped between the flattened portions Ha and Hot. Or if the hair is received in the enclosed loop I 5, between the flattened portions Ila and ma and the bent back portion [3, the contacting crossing portions of the arms prevent the hairpin from slipping out.

The hairpin may be made of very fine wire or heavier wire. The hairpin may be made from a round wire stock and then flattened at the portion Na and Ho.

The hairpin I0 is preferably made of resilient metal or other resilient material, so that the arms will resiliently press against one another.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use. I

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

said prongs being flattened in parallel planes, and a said flattened portions being in face to face contact and crossing one another, the ends or said prongs projecting in diverging planes outwardly of said flattened portions.


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US2548973 *Jul 12, 1949Apr 17, 1951Hambrook Frederick EHairpin
US2584637 *Aug 17, 1950Feb 5, 1952Eugene SprinkleHair clip
US2604103 *Nov 13, 1950Jul 22, 1952Robb Alvin SBobby pin
US2620808 *Mar 13, 1950Dec 9, 1952Charles Santis JuliusSelf-locking bob pin
US5499638 *Oct 17, 1994Mar 19, 1996Ripley; Jamie R.Hair holding device
U.S. Classification132/283
International ClassificationA45D8/00, A45D8/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/06
European ClassificationA45D8/06