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CURL SETTING DEVICE Filed Feb. 10, 1948 I VENN War/MW al aMO/V 4L W 6. ##05/1904 Patented Mar. 15, 1949 I UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICIE CURL SETTING DEVICE Nathan L. Solomon, Englewood, and Alvin E. Anderson, Oradell, N. J., assignors to Solo Prodnets Corporation, a corporation oi New Jersey Application February 10, 1948, Serial No. 2,314 6 Claims. (Cl. 132-46) with respect tothe other in support between said parts of a flat curl in the process of setting the same.
The novel features of the invention will be best understood-from the following description when taken together with 'the accompanying drawing, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed, and in which the separate parts are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views; and in which:-
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a curl holding.
device made according to the invention.
Figs. 2 and 3 are perspective views of the two parts of the device in separated position with respect to each other; and v I Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
In the formation and setting of what is generally referred to as fiat, pin or sculpture curls, the hair is wound around a finger and then moved into a flattened condition by the fingers of the hand. While supported by one hand in this condition. it has been customary to apply bobby-pins and similar devices to support and hold the curl until the same becomes'set. It is the purpose of the invention to provide a sim le and economical device for holding or support ng a flat curl during the process of setting. the devices having sufilcient width and length to engage the major portion of the curl to mainta n It will be noted that the ears I! are set inwardly with respect to side edges of the body ID by the'notch portions, as at 19. The pivoted part ll has a.finger or prong end portion 20 terminating in a pointed end 2|, the finger or prong having an elongated aperture 22 which is slightly greater in width than the width of the spring member I 4, the aperture extending onto the fingerpiece end 23 of the part II, as clearly seen in Fig. 2 of the drawing. The fingerpiece end. has a raised transverse channel portion 24 in the channel 25 of which the flange I5 of the spring member is adapted to seat, as is clearly seen in Fig. 2 of the drawing. The end portion 28 of the prong or finger 20 is offset soas to normally seat flatly upon the fingers i2, as is clearly seen in Fig. 4 of the drawing.
It will also be noted in this figure, that the fingerpiece' end 23 of the part II is offset with respect to the finger 20 and at the juncture of the offset side edge portions of the part II have notches or recesses, as at 21 and in these notches or recesses are pin or pivot portions 28 which are adapted to seat in the apertures It in pivotally mounting the part II in the part ill, in the manner clearly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4 of the drawing.
the same in its fiat condition during the setting base part III term nating atone end port on in two prongs or fingers, l2 having pointed ends,
as at H. Formed from the material of the base-x lll, intermediate the prongs or fingers I2. is a curved spring member II. the free end of which terminates in an u wardly extending flange or hook portion IS. The s ring member I4 is normally tensioned to extend upwardly, in the manner seen in Fi 3. and is arranged over the cross head end ii of the part III. The end l6 has at opposite-sides thereof upwardly extended ears I! having transversely alined pivoted apertures IO.
Fromthe foregoing it will be apparent that the entire device comprises the two pre-formed parts Ill and H which normally are of the contour seen in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawing. In assembling the parts, the part II is placed upon the part III with the flange IS in the channel 25 and the part II is pressed downwardly against the action of the spring while at the same time. placing the pivots 28 in the apertu es it. this last operation being accom lished by flexing the ears 2! outwardly sufficient to allow the pivots 28 to enter the apertures Hi. When assembled. the engagement of the spring member l5 with the fingerp ece end 23 will su ort the end 26 of the part II in firm engagement with the fingers or'prongs l2, as clearly seen 20. The two pointed pronged fingers l2 tacilitate passage of the device through the hair adjacent the scalp and beneath the flat cu t s facilitating support of the flat curl adjacent the scalp during the setting operation.
The illustrationof the device in the accom- 3 panying drawing is primarily for what might be termed a relatively large fiat curl or a device having the capacity for such. It will be apparent, however, that the device can be constructed to suit different uses of this kind in which the proportions as to lengths and widths may be varied. The purpose of the invention is to provide a simple and economical device of the character described formed from two relatively narrow sheets or strips and by reason of the simple economical construction, the device can be supplied to the user at a nominal cost.
From a standpoint of description, the pin or pivot portions 28 may be said to comprise laterally extending lugs and the pivot part may be defined as a cover part of member. Actually, this member rests upon the top of the curl. It will also be noted that the spring finger i4 extends through the aperture 22 in the cover at two longitudinally spaced positions, that is to say, first upwardly through the aperture, forwardly of the pivot, and then downwardly through the aperture, rearwardly of the pivot, or adjacent the channel portion or transverse detent 24. This construction maintains the cover part in alinement of the base and prevents lateral shifting. In connection with the pivot lug engagement with the apertures of the ears, this may be said to define a snap pivot coupling between the parts, in that the lugs are snapped into the apertured ears in the coupling engagement.
Having fully described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A curl holding device of the character described comprising two parts formed from elongated sheet material, each part having a pronged finger and portion, one part being straight and having a spring member formed from the material thereof. said part at opposite sides of the spring member having upstanding pivot bearing portions, the other part having offset end portions, one offset end portion forming a fingerpiece, the fingerpiece end of the last named part where it joins the body portion of said part having at opposite sides thereof pivot members adapted to engage the pivot bearings of the first named part. said spring member and fingerpiece portion having interengaging parts normally maintaining the first named pronged finger end portions of the device in engagement with each other, and the interengaging parts comprising a flange on the spring member and a channel on said fingerpiece portion.
2. A device of the character described comprising two elongated parts, means pivotally coupling said parts adjacent one end portion thereof, one end portion of said parts being pointed, a spring member integral with one part and operatively engaging the other end portion 01' the companion part in normally supporting the pointed end portions of said parts in abutting engagement with each other, the pointed end portions of the parts having longsurfaees arranged in parallel relationship when abutting, and the second named part having an apertured portion in which the spring member of the first named part operates.
3. A device of the character described comprising two elongated parts, means pivotally coupling said parts adjacent one end portion thereof. one end portion 01' said parts being pointed,
a spring member integral with one part and the bearings of the first named part.
4. A device of the character described comprising two elongated parts, means pivotally coupl ng said parts adjacent one end portion thereof, one end portion of said parts being pointed, a spring member integral with one part and operatively engaging the other end portion of the companion part in normally supporting the pointed end portions of said parts in abutting engagement with each other, the pointed end portions of the parts having long surfaces arranged in parallel relationship when abutting, the second named part'having an apertured portion in which the spring member of the first named part operates, said means comprising apertured bearings at side portions of the first named part and laterally extending pivot members on the second named part engaging the bearings of the. first named part, a flange at the end of the spring member, and a channel at the end of said second named part in which said flange is arranged.
5. In a fiat curler, the combination of a cover with a longitudinal aperture and a transverse detent. a base with a spring finger extending through said aperture into said detent, and pivot means between the cover and base.
6. In a fiat curler, the combination of a base membeiya cover member, a snap pivot between said cover and base members, and an integral spring finger on at least one of said members extending through two places in an aperture provided in at least one of said members to prevent lateral shifting thereof and for clamping said cover member relative to the base member.
NATHAN L. SOLOMON. ALVIN E. ANDERSON.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,133,145 Jones Oct. 11, 1938 2,426,258 Casazza Aug. 26, 1947 2,459,452 Reiner Jan. 18, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 10,972 Great Britain 1891