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Publication numberUS2486122 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1949
Filing dateSep 6, 1945
Priority dateSep 6, 1945
Publication numberUS 2486122 A, US 2486122A, US-A-2486122, US2486122 A, US2486122A
InventorsBlanche Corubia
Original AssigneeBlanche Corubia
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hair ringlet holder
US 2486122 A
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Oct. 25, 1949. B. CORUBIA HAIR RINGLET HOLDER Filed Sept. 6, 1945 n Y 2 .unv T a W m .9 A Y M Z B F 5 Patented Oct. 25, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 Claims.

This invention relates to hair treating devices, particularly for keeping or holding ringlets of hair in shape while the steps in hair waving are performed, and has for its main object to provide a device of this character which will be less troublesome to use than the means now used for this purpose.

When treating hair for the above purpose, and ringlets are formed of it, the operator holds the ringlet with one hand and applies hair pins or bobby pins over and through the ringlet, as it is well known, to hold it in shape while drying. One pin is not sufficient to hold the ringlet and usually several pins have to be applied, which is awkward, involves several operations, and consumes a great deal of time and trouble.

My device aims to provide a device formed of a single piece of wire, having several branches and loops and adapted to be applied on the ringlets as will be described hereinafter, so that the application of one holder will be sufiicient to keep the ringlet in shape until the same is ready to be combed out.

Other objects of this invention will be apparent as the specification of the same proceeds, and, among others, I may mention: to provide a device as characterized hereinbefore, which will be easy to hold and to apply on a ringlet, which will safely and reliably hold the ringlet in its shape, which will spread its hold on its ringlet to a larger portion thereof while applying only a single one of my devices thereon instead of the several ones usually applied today, which will be simple in construction and application, inexpensive to manufacture and easier and quicker to remove than the plurality of various spring pins or locking devices now in use for such ringlets.

In the drawings forming a part of this specification and accompanying the same:

Fig. l is a plan view of the simplest form of my invention as applied to a hair ringlet;

Fig. 2 is a side view of the same;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of a modified form of my invention in a more extended form;

Fig. 4 is a plan view of another modification with loops formed in two planes; and

Fig. 5 is a side View thereof;

Fig. 6 is a plan view of still another modification; and

Fig. '7 is a side view of the same;

Fig. 8 shows still a further modification.

Referring now to the drawings more in detail, by characters of reference, in Figs. 1 and 2 is shown the simplest form of my invention, and in said figures, the numeral 10 indicates my novel hair ringlet holder, in general, and the numeral II the hair ringlet to which my invention has been applied.

The ringlet holder I0 is formed of one piece of wire I2 of an appropriate material, preferably steel, So that the holders may be pulled out of the hair of a person operated on by a magnet, after the operation like drying the hair formed into ringlets, has been finished.

As will be seen, the wire I2 is bent into three loops, indicated by the numerals I3, I4 and I5, the middle loop I4 being opposite to the outer loops I3 and I5. A starting branch or stem I6 and an end branch I! complete my device, in its said simplest embodiment.

The center loop I4 preferably is somewhat bent out of a plane formed by the two branches or stems I6 and IT, as indicated in Fig. 2.

When applying my device, the operator will hold the hair ringlet II down on the head of the person in any appropriate manner with one hand, while my device will be held between the index finger l6 and the thumb I9- of the other hand, as indicated in Fig. 1, the index finger engaging the tops of the outer loops I3 and I5 and the thumb the bottom of the middle loop I4. The outer straight branches I6 and H of my device will now he slipped under the ringlet until the same will engage the turns or upper ends of the outer loops I3 and I5, while the middle loop I4 will then press on the ringlet by its two sides I la-and Mb.

It will be seen that by this simple and quick operation the ringlet will be tightly wedged between the sides of the three loops, respectively the two end branches I6 and I1, and will be pressed against the top turns of the two outer loops I3 and Id. The ringlet will be pressed and held by four transverse wires, under and above it, and in four places, in addition to being pressed or wedged into the bends of the two outer loops, as has been mentioned.

In Fig. 3, I show a modification which is similar to the one shown in Fig. l, but here the wire 20 is formed into seven loops, indicated by the numerals 2|, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 21, respectively, out of which three point downwardly and four upwardly. Starting and ending straight branches 28 and 29 complete the device. In applying this embodiment of my holder on the ringlet I I, the same may be held between the index finger and thumb similarly as indicated for the embodiment of Fig. 1, that is, by the tops and bottoms of the respective loops, and the longer center loop 24 slipped under the ringlet,

as well as the outer straight branches 28 and 29, and the two downward loops 22 and 26 will press on the top of the ringlet l I.

In Figs. 4 and another modification is indicated, in which the wire 30 is again formed into three downward loops 3|, 32 and 33, and four upward loops 34, 35, 36 and 31, with the straight outer end branches 38 and 39.

The center downward loop 32, however, is made short in this embodiment, and the outer down- Ward loops 3| and 33 are long, in contrast to the arrangement shown in Fig. 3.

It will be seen, that these two last embodiments, with their numerous loops and transverse wires over and under the ringlet II, will extend their grips to a great width over the ringlet towards both sides.

In the embodiment of Figs. 4 and 5, however, the central loop 32 is indicated as being bent out of the plane 49 of the other loops and branches of the wire and being formed in a plane 4| in front thereof, as will be understood. In this embodiment the longer bottom loops 3| and 33 will be slipped under the ringlet II and the forward center loop will be over it. The outer straight branches 3B and 39 will also preferably be so maneuvered that they should slip over the ringlet, which now will be pressed by and held between a great number of wire branches over and under it.

It will be seen that in this embodiment the tops of the middle loops 35 and 36 are lower than those of the outer loops 34 and 31, whereby the catching and holding of the device between the tops of those upper loops and the bottom of the lower loop 32, by the index finger and the thumb, respectively, is greatly facilitated.

The tops of the upper loops also will generally follow the circle of the ringlet so as to reach and press a still wider length thereof, and the outer straight branches 38 and 39 may also be bent outwardly inclined, for the same purpose.

In Figs. 6 and '7 still a further modification of my invention is shown. In this form three downward shorter loops, 42, 43 and 44, are formed from the wire 45, bent out and formed forwardly of the base plane 46 in the plane 41, while the end straight branches 48 and 49, as well as the two long downward loops 50 and 5|, will be formed from the wire 45 in said base plane 46. The ringlet II will be caught and pressed between the mentioned elements in the two respective planes, as shown in Figs. 6 and 7. When applying the device, it may be held between the index finger and the thumb by the tops and bottoms of the shorter loops, as has been described hereinbefore. The tops of the loops, here also, may be arranged in a circle to follow the circle of the ringlet and thereby cause the device to cover a larger portion of the ringlet.

For the same purpose the outermost loops 42 and 44 may also be bent outwardly inclined, as shown in Fig. 6.

Finally, the lower ends of the outer straight branches 48 and 49 may be bend inwardly, as shown at 48a and 49a, for lessening the chance of injuring the scalp of a person when my device is applied to a hair ringlet thereon, as will be understood.

In Fig. 8 is shown another modified form of my invention, somewhat similar to the one shown in Figs. 4 and 5. In this form, also, there is a central, shorter, downward, loop 60, and two longer downward loops BI and 62. The central loop 60 may be bent out inclined forwardly from the plane of the loops El and 62, or entirely formed in a plane in front thereof, as will be understood, and as, for instance, is indicated at 44 and 43, respectively, in Fig. '7. The hair ringlet II will be tucked under the upward loops 63, 64, 65 and 66, as shown. The two sides of the longer downward loops 6| and 62 are upwardly converging, inclined toward one another, as indicated at 61 and 68. The outermost branches 69 and 10 of the device are considerably inclined outwardly.

Forming my device in this manner, it may cover a large part of the ringlet I I, in some cases I succeeeded in covering three-quarters of its circumference with one single holder of my invention, particularly when the tops of the upper loops are arranged circularly, following the inside circle of the ringlet, as has been described and shown hereinbefore.

The long downward base loops, as 24 in Fig. 3, 50 and 5| in Fig. 6, and 6| and 62 in Fig. 8, will prevent an injury to the scalp when applying my device, and generally will ease and facilitate its application. In the embodiment shown in Fig. 8, the ringlet will be held by five elements, the two long closed downward loops, the short center downward loop, and the two end branches, hence the great width of the ringlet covered by it.

It also will be understood that, generally, in all the forms, the wire 30 may be of resilient material and the loops also will then have resiliency, for better grip on the ringlet.

The sides of the loops, but particularly the outer wire branches in my device may also be made undulated, as used in the so-called rippled hairpins.

Finally, I may make my hair ringlet holder also of long strips of material similar to a wire. In this case blanks may be cut from a sheet material by dies or other tools, then the blanks appropriately folded, as will be understood by those versed in this art.

What I claim as new and want to protect by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a piece of wire formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, the bends of the upward loops being arranged in a circular line generally following an arc of a circle.

2. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a strip of material formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, arranged in a side by side relation, adapted to engage a wide portion of the ringlet with one application, an intermediate downward loop in said device, shorter than the rest of the downward members of the same, to provide a support for the thumb of the user when applying the holder.

3. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a strip of material formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, arranged in a side by side relation, formed in one continuity progressing from one end of the device in the same direction without any return in the forming of the successive loops, whereby it will be adapted to engage a wide portion of a ringlet with one application, intermediate downward and upward loops in said device, shorter than the rest of the downward, respectively upward, members of the same, whereby said device may be held between the thumb and finger of the user, for a convenient, quick application. I

4. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a strip of material formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, arranged in a side by side relation, formed in one continuity progressing from one end of the device in the same direction without any return in the forming of the successive loops, whereby it will be adapted to engage a wide portion of a ringlet with one application, some of said loops being bent out of the plane of said continuous loops and formed in a plane in front thereof.

5. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a strip of material formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, arranged in a side by side relation, formed in one continuity progressing from one end of the device in the same direction without any return in the forming of the successive loops, whereby it will be adapted to engage a wide portion of a ringlet with one application, the bends of the upward loops being arranged in a circular line generally following an arc of a circle.

6. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a strip of material formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, arranged in a side by side relation, formed in one continuity progressing from one end of the device in the same direction without any return in the forming of the successive loops, whereby it will be adapted to engage a wide portion of a ringlet with one application, the outer upwardly pointing loops being higher than the inner ones so as to be adapted to cover a larger portion of the ringlet.

7. A holder for hair ringlets, comprising a 6 strip of material formed into several upwardly and downwardly pointing loops, arranged in a side by side relation, formed in one continuity progressing from one end of the device in the same direction without any return in the forming of the successive loops, whereby it will be adapted to engage a wide portion of a ringlet with one application, the bends of the upward loops being arranged in a circular line generally following the circle of the ringlet, and two straight downward end branches turned outwardly.

BLANCHE CORUBIA.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,337,377 Wilson Apr. 20, 1920 1,846,382 Litkenhous Feb. 23, 1932 2,031,483 Interrante Feb. 18, 1936 2,031,484 Interrante Feb. 18, 1936 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 7,212 Great Britain Apr, 18, 1900 171,086 Great Britain Apr. 20, 1922

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/273
International ClassificationA45D8/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/00
European ClassificationA45D8/00