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Publication numberUS2452814 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1948
Filing dateOct 8, 1945
Priority dateOct 8, 1945
Publication numberUS 2452814 A, US 2452814A, US-A-2452814, US2452814 A, US2452814A
InventorsWagle Ira G
Original AssigneeWagle Ira G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair clamp
US 2452814 A
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Nov. 2, 194s. i, G. WAGLE 2,452,814

HAIR CLAMP .Filed Oct. 8, 1945 72W mg/M Sav@ Patented Nov. 2, 1948 UNITED ASTATESk PATENT OFFICE HAIR CLAMP Ira G. Wagle, Washington, D. C.

Application October 8, 1945, Serial No. 620,940

14 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in hair clamping devices commonly used to retain masses of hair in tightly coiled relation immediately following a hair curling operation.

It is a principal object of this invention to provided an improved form of hair clamp that will greatly facilitate the application or removal of the hair clamp from thefnewly-formed hair curl and which is further improved over conventional well-known hair clamps in that the clamp also functions to protect and hold down the entire hair curl while in the hair clamping relation so as to eliminate the necessity of Wearing a hair net. After the conventional known types of hair clamps are applied to a newlyformed curl, it has been necessary that a hair net be applied in order to hold al1 of the curls in their tightly coiled form and preventing the loosening and straightening-out of individual strands or clumps of hair. The use of a hair net is disadvantageous in that the net often becomes entangled around various ones of the hair clamps or pins so that, when rst removing the net to thereafter remove the clamps many of the hair clamps are prematurely and improperly removed from the hair curl causing the curl to be damaged or ruined.

This invention has as an object the provision of a combined hair curl clamp andnet device so that each hair curl can be clamped and provided with an individual net or protecting surface in one operation.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a combined hair clamp andnet device having means to facilitate the application or removal of the device by a simple yet effective combination of resilient devices having a lost motion connection which permits the clamping member to be moved into or out of clamping relation before the net device is lowered or raised to or from its operative position and thus enables the operator to reach the curl and place his fingers on the curl until it is positively gripped by the clamping members.

Further objects and advantages will be apparent by reference to the following specification and drawing in which,

Figure l is a top plan View of the combined hair clamp and net device.

Figure 2 is a side View partly in section of the device shown in Figure 1,

Figure 3 is another side view similar to Figure 2, but showing in the solid lines the device in the normal operative relation to a hair curl and also in dotted lines the ,position or the par@ When the clamp is to be applied to a hair curl, and

Figure 4 is a section on the lines lI-d 0f Figure 1.

As will be seen in the drawings the hair clamp is comprised of the clamping members I0 and II which in the preferred embodiment may be metal strip material bent to the general configurations shown. The clamp member l0 is provided with a right angle bend at I2 and generally widened to form the surfaces I3 having the cut-out portion I4 through which the end I5 of the clamp member II extends. The end I6 of clamp member ID is attached through the substantially U- shaped spring I'I to the end I5 of the clamp member Il so that the clamp members willbe normally urged towards each other in clamping relation to a substance such as a hair curl that is to be clamped or held between their surfaces. It will be noted that the generally widened surfaces I5 and I6 provide adequate areafor gripping the device between the operators iingers so that by squeezing the ends I5 and I5 together the clamp members I0 and Il will move to their open position.

The upper clamp member II is provided with the upstanding lug members 20 and 2l (as shown) upon which is pivoted at 22 a net-like member having an enlarged net surface 23 at the end adjacent the clamp ll and the bell crank or lever 24 at the other end. A second resilient means comprised of the nat spring 25 is positioned as shown to engage the under surface of the bell crank 24 in a manner to normally urge the net surface 23 into engagement with the clamp member II. The spring 25 in the specific construction is shown to be an extension of one end of the spring I'I but it should be understood that a separate spring means may be used although in either case it is preferable that the spring 25 be of less resilience than the spring I'I. It will also be noted that the end of the bell crank 24 does not quite extend into contact with the end surface I6 when the parts are in the'position shown in Figure 2 and this results in a form of lost motion which permits the clamp members and net to be moved to the solid line position of Figure 3 without moving the net 23 out of operative relation to the hair curl. A further movement of the end surfaces I5 and I5 towards each other causes the net member 23 and the clamp I'I to be moved to the dotted line position of Figure 3 with the' net member 23 entirely removed fromthe field of operation.

The use of the hair clamp and net of this invention should be' readily apparent upon reference to the foregoing description and it will be seen that the lost motion arrangement providing for the previously described relative movements of the clamping members and the net is particularly advantageous when applying' the device to a, newly formed hair curl since the clamping action on the hair curl is secured before the net is lowered into operative position, covering the curl. Obviously the net 23 may take various forms and shape without departing from the scope of the invention.

I claim:

l. A hair clamp comprising in combination a first clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said first member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to one of said clamp members, and a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected.

2. A hair clamp comprising in combination a first clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to the attached end of said clamp members, and a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected.

3. A hair clamp comprising in combination a rst clamp member, a second clamp 'member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to one of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, said rst resilient means said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normallyY urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, said first resilient means adapted to be manually opposed to move said pivotally connected clamp members from their normal position.

5. A hair clamp comprising in combination a first clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to one oi said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means for opposing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position. v

6. A hair clamp comprising in combination a rst clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to the attached end of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net--lilre member towards the clamp member to Ywhich it is pivotally connected, means for oppos- 'ing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position.

'7. A hair clamp comprising in combination a rst clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like memu ber pivotally connected to one of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means for opposing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal positionY upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position, said first resilient means adapted to be manually opposed to `move said pivotally connected clamp members from their normal position.

8. A hair clamp comprising in combination a first clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said first member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to the attached end of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one oi said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said netlike member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means opposing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position, said first resilient means adapted to be mam ually opposed to move said pivotally connected clamp members from their normal position.

9. A hair clamp comprising in combination a first clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to one of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means for opposing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position, said net member moving means including a lost motion connection to allow a predetermined pivotal movement of said clamp means prior to the opposition of said second resilient means.

l0. A hair clamp comprising in combination a rst clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end oi saidiirst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to the attached end of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards vthe clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means for opposing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position, said net member moving means includingr a lost motion connection to allow a predetermined pivotal movement of said clamp means prior to the opposition of said second resilient means.

11. A hair clamp comprising in combination a first clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a netlike member pivotally connected to one of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said netlike member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means for opposing said second resilient means and forvmoving said netlike member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position, said net member moving means including a lost motion connection to allow a predetermined pivotal movement of said clamp means prior to the opposition of said second resilient means, said first resilient means adapted to be manually opposed to move said pivotally connected clamp members from their normal position.

12. A hair clamp comprising in combination a Afirst clamp member, a second clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a net-like member pivotally connected to the attached end of said clamp members, a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said net member for normally urging said net-like member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected, means for opposing said second resilient means and for moving said net-like member from its normal position upon movement of said clamp members from their normal position, said net member moving means including a lost motion connection to allow a predetermined pivotal movement of said clamp means prior to the opposition of said second resilient means, said iirst resilient means adapted to be manually opposed to move said pivotally connected clamp members from their normal position.

13. A hair clamp comprising in combination a rst clamp member, a second clamp member overlying said rst clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a third member overlying said rst and second clamp members pivotally connected to one of said clamp members, and a second resilient means connected between one of said clamp members and said third member for normally urging said third member towards the clamp member to which it is pivotally connected.

14. A hair clamp comprising in combination a rst clamp member, a second clamp member overlying said first clamp member attached through resilient means to one end of said rst member, said resilient means normally urging together said clamp members, a third member overlying said rst and second clamp members pivot- REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,737,381 Miller Nov. 26, 1929 1,958,160 Cherico et al. May 8, 1934

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2636500 *May 10, 1950Apr 28, 1953Sylvan SchwartzHair clip
US2788007 *Jan 6, 1954Apr 9, 1957Alexander BogardyCurl setting device
US2898922 *May 9, 1957Aug 11, 1959Robert UllmanClip for pin curls, or the like
US3974841 *Aug 22, 1975Aug 17, 1976Harry Daniel WeismanCombined comb and hair roller support
US5954064 *Jan 15, 1999Sep 21, 1999M Head, LlcHair styling pieces with reattachable handle
US6070597 *Jun 8, 1999Jun 6, 2000M Head, LlcSystem for professional round brush blow-drying
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/277
International ClassificationA45D8/00, A45D8/20
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/20
European ClassificationA45D8/20