US 2574558 A
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Nov. 13, 1951 GRABER ET AL 2,574,558
ORNAMENTAL. HAIR COVERING Filed Feb. 4, 1949 L I INVENTORS FrancesD. Graham Jane Isa/belle Graber FY2974 BY g W ATTORJWJYS covering which win holdthehairfin Patented Nov. 13, 1 951 I .QFFICE IliQQYEBIPiQ Frances D. Graber, Canton, and Jane Isabelle Grabef,\Massillon', Ohio epr ieaiiee Fet er! 4, 2%.? e ia1 .1 435 2 Glaims.
he e cn' elete ene a l to qies W b a s and we e Part q larl t a v. around turban which is 'des'igne d to h r in a nd to give the ea 'a' appearance.
Cer ri r eear s a d tmib ns a e designs??? or Worn towr'ap around the head 'in such a inane her as to completely cover the hair; h Scarfs a t rb n P PQU and h ld the ha n pl e while the wearer i fw r i in or while the hair is still moist iro h me: artificially a d r cu le but th sle racisr atl' l exi he W a s appea ance e au n hai i x d ound' hei qe to sof e er ini rcvfe the features. I
Some prior'scarfs and turbans are designed or W n to w a qund h head and e i 'o e h tion of the wearers' hair in front yefthe forehead. These provide apleasingappearance' if the exposed hair is properly groomed, but when the hair is untidy orsetin pir'i curls or wet curls and the like, the appearance is far from s factory. Moreoyer j'suoh afhair ooyeri not satisfactory for protecting the hair and dirt, because the eimosedr m' portion s not covered. When such a scarf or turbanis wornfby a worker to comply with regulations in a ta ra t. or e amp e. th xppsedh becomes ,disarrangecl, j necessitating "wearing fa hair net under the covering to hold the ha in place. This" arrangement also detracts fr the wearerfs appearance.
It is a general object of the present inyention to provide a novel and improved ornamen al hair covering which overcomes all of t e to ing disadvantages.
More specifically it is an object of the present invention to provide/a novel wrap-around a'ir F the same time willjenhanee the wearers appearance Another object is to provide a novel ornamental hair covering which will cover all of the natural hair and simulate aportion of the natural hair above the forehead. p
A he b l tis i9 .e s i ea nove em mental' hair covering 'wl'iichj conce als the hair when it is improperly groomed; and'gives'an exterior appearance i th narrat Properly groomed.
Anotherobject is to providean orname t 1 hair covering which completely protects the 1r om dust and dirt and presents a pleasing appearance.
A further object is to provide an ornamental hair coy ering which can orn to try outwear- 1 .5 1. ha 1? diflerert 519;?! 1 @PE .11 8. '5 ashion.
These and other obj ict s are accomplished by the pa1'ts, construction s; arrangements andi'com binations which comprise the "present invention, the natureoi whichfis set forthin the following n fal batehlentj ahd a preferred embodiment o w h est or la nth ibllowmg d i an lustr ted i t e ac omii ne dr w eka d which is particularly and distinctly set forth the appended cl formin Dart-hereof.
In general ter s theornamental wrap-around hair covering 'comprisingthe' present" invention may b staicda jn' ludi e a mas-or a 'i' curls adapted to be "worn yer the natural hair a v the, l qrehea an hield in qsiti' ibyf barn easi r ins. th adfa i a w ar ir'arofi d r it' 'r ba havin ace 'n' ec pe t i alon i front cd e fe d achable cqifi i e oi w t a s i s i a the r a offthe 'l ecur ther n'e i r in ap fast hersiort eflik 011 e wo n e t g i fi s t "Referring to "the drawing forming part hereof in (h c f preie r d m edi n f' h invent i hW.
' Figure l is a perspective iew showing the novel jem n a ha pq er n i os ti on t e ead o mg w refl a Fig. 2'is a side yiew showing the wrap-around erm n ta hd; .fn he ial 'eh i f ee? tion, butin' gp; ion to be attached thereto "and to wrenees arou d h. finia a to j l Ri 3 isa tached ragment r si p an view of the wraparound portionpfthe orname ta hair mam end" portion of the cg v ll' ng. similar numerals "rei'er to similar parts throughout the several 'views of thedrawingl The present invention is shownandldescribed a embod ed and sca f da te e around the head, but :it W111 be understood that the invention applies o rar ra qlmdtu b t i fleiie a o s a 'inc ide a h t d ie 1-? Fi 4 is a t lahvi w h a ee hair rgnt If the s arithus iandcscri-becl s Wo n in. the pQsiti n fIiie- ,1, the f on portion of th na ural hair above the forehead .will be exposed and if the natural hair is untidy or is set in pin curls as indicated at IS in Fig. 2, the Wearers appearan attaching strip indicated generally at ll projecting forwardly from the front edge I] of the scarf II]. This attaching strip 11 is preferably made of the same fabric as that of the scarf, and is attached thereto by stitching as indicated at [8. The front edge portion of the attaching strip ll is preferably provided with a hem 29 on the underside of the strip, and the hem may be secured to the strip by stitching indicated at 19. A plurality of well-known metal snap fasteners 2| are secured in the underside of the hem 20.
The false hair front portion of the present invention is indicated generally at 22 and is preferably made of human hair attractively curled and colored or dyed to simulate the color of the wearers natural hair. The false front 22 has an attaching strip 23 secured along its rear edge as by stitching 24, and the attaching strip is preferably made of fabric similar to that of the scarf Ill and folded and stitched as indicated at 25. A plurality of snap fasteners 21 are secured in a usual fashion in the attaching strip 23, and the snap fasteners 2 l are complementary to the snap fasteners 21 and are spaced so as to register with the same. Thus when the fasteners 2| are pressed over the fasteners 21, the attaching strips are quickly snapped together, as will be readily understood from an inspection of Fig. 2. The snap fasteners provide for quickly detaching the scarf in order to launder the same. The attaching strip 23 preferably has attached to its ends the ends of a band 26 which is adapted for encircling the rear of the wearers head so as to position the false front 22 at the front of the hair and directly above the forehead as in Figs. 1 and 2. This band 26 may be an elastic band of well-known construction. In applying the novel ornamental hair covering to the head, the wearer may position the false front 22 by placing the band 26 around and under the back of the head, and the scarf I is then opened fiat and laid over the top of the head as in Fig. 2, and the snap fasteners 2| on the underside of the attaching strip [1 are snapped or pressed to interfit with snap fasteners 2l,. If desired, the snap fasteners 2| and 2 I may be connected prior to positioning the false front 22 above the forehead. The two ends l3 and I5 of the scarf are then wrapped upwardly around the head and secured together by the slide buckle l4 into the position illustrated in Fig. 1. This operation is quickly and easily performed by unskilled persons, and the result is to completely cover and protect the natural hair while presenting a pleasing appearance because the false front 22 is attractively curled and colored and takes the place of the natural hair normally exposed at that location.
Accordingly, the novel ornamental hair covering can be quickly put on to hold the hair in place when it is untidy or when it is set in curls as indicated in Fig. 2. In either case, the wearers appearance is enhanced and the hair is completely protected from dust and dirt. Thus the ornamental hair covering can be used to comply with regulations while working in a shop or restaurant and the like and does not require wearing a hair net underneath the scarf.
The color of the human hair comprising the false front can be varied to suit the color of the wearers natural hair, or can be varied to suit fashion by wearing different colored hair with diiferent costumes. Thus the same person can wear any one of several false fronts of different I colors to match differently colored costumes. The
detachable connection between the scarf and the false front portion provides for quickly changing to false fronts of different colors, and also provides for laundering the scarf portion apart from the false front portion.
In the foregoing description, certain terms have been used for brevity, clearness and understanding, but no unnecessary limitations are to be implied therefrom beyondthe requirements of the prior art, because such words are used for descriptive purposes herein and are intended to be broadly construed.
Moreover, the embodiment of the improved construction illustrated and described herein is by way of example, and the scope of the present invention is not limited to the exact details of construction.
Having now described the invention, the construction, the operation and use of a preferred embodiment thereof, and the advantageous new and useful results obtained thereby; the new and useful constructions, and reasonable mechanical equivalents thereof obvious to those skilled in the art, are set forth in the appended claims.
1. An ornamental hair covering including an elongated strip of fabric having a front and a rear edge and opposite ends, a false hair portion attached to said front edge, an elastic band attached to said opposite ends for encircling the head to hold said false hair portion in place above the forehead, and fastening means on the rear edge of said fabric strip for detachable connection with a wrap-around scarf.
2. An ornamental hair covering including an elongated strip of fabric having a front and a rear edge and opposite ends, a false hair portion attached to said front edge, an elastic band attached to said opposite ends for encircling the head to hold said false hair portion in place above the forehead, a wrap-around scarf of a length somewhat longer than its width and adapted to cover the remainder of the wearers hair, said scarf having end portions adapted for engagement with each other over the fabric strip and adjacent said false hair portion, and detachable fastening means on the rear edge of said fabric strip and on one edge and intermediate said ends of said scarf for detachably connecting the fabric strip and the scarf.
FRANCES D. GRABER. JANEl ISABELLE GRABER.
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