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Publication numberUS2599152 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1952
Filing dateApr 19, 1950
Priority dateApr 19, 1950
Publication numberUS 2599152 A, US 2599152A, US-A-2599152, US2599152 A, US2599152A
InventorsBartfay Rosella G
Original AssigneeBartfay Rosella G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beauty shield
US 2599152 A
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June 3, 1952 BARTFAY 2,599,152

BEAUTY SHIELD Filed April 19, 1950 5%5 205mm amen-fir BY I 2 fig, a. 06% v AWM Patented June 3, 1 95? 3., 1 BE UTY SHIELD;

Rosella G. Bartfay pleveland, Ohio Application Apiii'is, 1950, Serial No. 156,900

dicated to a beauty shield and rnorelpartipnlarly to a shield which is in the formof a unitary'split ring with overlapped ends and adapted tobe snugly fitted around the head and neck of a person while sharnpooing 'dyeing, drying, cold- Wa in e o erw e t eat n th fi i sa n txu n re rteeeeeei e her heifefreeting liqnidsdown the. fac andinto the eyes and onto .the clothing of th erson and" to obviate the neoessity of eznploying bumbersdme and uncomfortable towels aronnd "the" "nck, head, and

shoulders "as is "the" present practice in beauty parlors and barber shops. 'Ihe shield "constituting the present invention 'isfalso' adapted for aolai iis. ((51 2 174) The present invention relates generally as" in arid as ana'c'c'ssory to liold'the 'hair'in'plaee. v Acoordingly, it is one. principal object offthis -'iin'n'ariticf nto providea'shield of'the characterindicatedfwhich is off'siriiple form'andeconomical I .to manufacture andwhi'oh isadjnstableto snugly fit over a" variety of sizesand'fshap'es of heads without the, necessity offe'mployinghuckles, ties, snaps or like fastening, means;

' Another object of thi's'invention is to provide a beauty shield'which is of'a split annular form "Lfiuid j, seal to preclude running "of hair-treating beauty shield which is fabricatedfr m acid'and ,alkali-resistant materiali'so jas not to be deterj,iorated by the hairfsolutionscoming in-contact 'therewith andfwhich is fabricated'frommaterial which may beireadily sterilized so as not to req iire jthef'same to be discarded after I each juse.

jj Another objectIof the' invention is' to provide ab aut sh el wh i 9 i T "ie f i i'which' the ends overlap and are-provided with I novel "sealing nieansto -preclude-leaka'ge of hair solutions therebetween. I I. V

vAnother object of this "invention isto -provide a. shield having a resilient brim thereon which is warped or deformed to generally frusto-coni-" calf or m whenthe shi'eld'is fitted'over the head "whereby 'to' yieldabls' hold the" inner jr'narg'i'nal edge snugly around the head; 1?.

Other iobjecljsmandadvantages-will become apparent -from the following description.

. .To'the accomplishment of-the foregoing and -related I endsfsaidinvention t en compri's'esthe atiires' hrir'iaftef'iiilli described and pardesdriptib'n" aha tnearinexed""' drawing? settin 'idfth in "detailjoeiftairifilliisti'ative embodiments of the invention; these being indicative, however,

" of beta f w of the verioi ew i h eh th In aidanneiieddrawingz a 1 v I Fig. l is a side view of a beauty shield constitiiti'ng theiprs'nt invention, said shield being sh wnfin a preferred position around the head ananeck of a person; I

I I Fig. 2 is a front elevation view of, the shield illiistr'ated'in Figf'l; 7 U ,"T I Figy3is a"'fragmentary'topplaii view: front portion of the shield; f

"Fig. 51 is a cross section view, on a somewhat enlarged'scale," taken s'ubstantiallyalon'g.ftheline A -L'Fig. 1;'"' v I Fig. 5 is a" fragmentary cross section" ewj on a somewhat enlarged seam; siich" section having been" taken longitudinally th'roiigh' the .fl'ahgei'of' a i'nodified'forin'shield as represent'eu o the'line "5- 5; Fig. 6; and I p v Fig. 6 is a fragmentary frontelevation view of'th'e shield'illustrated in Fi'gf5 J r- I. r

Referringj'ndw more particularly to the "drawing and first to Figs. 1 1:04, the'fshildgfas therein illustrated, comprises aiesilient split inner ni'argin'al' flange Ijsaid flange 'i'n'c'li' di'ri, for example, astrip of spring metal 2" ('e-Fig"4) aiid a surrounding elastic jacket or cover off'i 'iibb'ei r "then' by applicationof heat and Tprs'su'fethe' flange may be molded around-"a spring metal insert 2; Saidfiange'ffis"pfefeiably 'aboiit 8" th'i'ck'a'nd .aboiit"%' to i viwiaewhereby. tdbe "capableor'rormiiig *afe'meient "sear aroiindf'the 'head'witho'ii't exerting'eices'sivepfessure; I The enas" or said fl'ari l Tan a said" brim '4 overlap iandyin the'ffcirrjn -oflthe invention nostratediirries; 1161156 dv ri'a'is rne ends" are 1on0" reach otherwhereeyaspaee"s 'is'formea "betw ntnefovena ping fidsfof'said brimffsfich .spaee s sioseai'a "loy'forming the bottom end designated-ii; in z-"arisaiaibnoi with area ftui'n'edIextensionY which yiiaablyff'nga" the pgsaom rate" of f th i'iipper end y' of 'the brii h.

Said spring insert 2 fis'so madefthat itebnstafiuy tends to holdthe overlapping ends of the f iange I v together and simi any t o yildably press :the

2 m,.. .e en th e ei ie together Fto Sinus preclude leakage of the ha;1r: t

' may with respect to said flange.

Said flange I and brim 4 thus constitute a split ring which has an inner marginal edge defining an opening of generally elliptical shape and of size somewhatsmaller than the head so that when saidshield is expanded over the head as in Fig. 1 with the overlapping ends at the forehead and below the hairline and with the sides disposed below the ears and with the rear por- 7 tion extending around the nape of the neck and also below the hairline, the resulting expansion of said flange I to snugly fit the head will cause the brim 4, which is of normally-flat form to :be

warped to generally frusto-conical form as shown to define an annular receptacle inclining downwardly toward theback of the neck. With the shield thus positioned over the head-the "hair mayi be shamp'oo'ed, rinsed, dyed, waved or "otherwise treated and the liquids which are used will run inwardly toward the head and downwardly toward the back and will be discharged I from the rear edge of the brim 4 into a suitable receptacle as provided for example by the drainboard 1.

It is to be noted that with the shield thus expanded and fitted over the head, the warped or deformed brim 4 has a tendency to return to itsinitialiunexpanded form whereby to exert a contracting force to hold the flange 1 snugly engaged around the head, such contracting I force being in addition to that exerted by spring to prevent running of the hair-treating liquids l i down the face and neck and onto the clothing of the wearer.

Also,'the seal formed between the overlapping ends of the shield will preclude such leakage of the liquids.

If desired the shield may be inverted so that the flange l extends upwardly from the brim 4 in which case the brim will be snapped oppo- In such inverted position the extension 6 will again seal the overlapping ends of the brim 4.

For beach wear or use of the shield other than as indicated above, the brim 4 may be snapped downwardly if desired, but if the shield is worn as shown in Fig. 1, the brim 4 will hold the hair in place.

. Instead of the ends of the flange being overlapped one above the other as in Figs. 1 to 4, they may be circumferentially overlapped as in the flange 8 in Figs. '5 and 6 with the inner end tapered to a thin feather edge 9 beyond the end of the spring metal insert 10 whereby the inner face of said inner end of the flange 8 will readily conform with and seal against the forehead and the outer surface of such inner end will seal against the inner face of the outer end of said flange. As in the Figs. 1 to 4 construction, the overlapping ends of the brim II in Figs. '5 and 6 are overlapped and are preferably offset as at 12 and I3 so as to be held by the spring band 10 in yielda'ble contact with each other to estab- 'lish a fluid seal in all expanded positions 'of the shield. Here again, the brim II will assume a generally frusto-conical form when the shield is 'expanded to maintain ayieldable engagement eludlng 'aspring metal band-therein may be variously modified. For example, instead ofa diflerent sizes and shapes of heads. 7 said flange in some instances may simply comspring metal strip or band as shown, it is possible to substitute a coiled wire or toomit the spring metal insert altogether and in lieu use a material which has the desired elasticity and resilience so as to form a comfortable seal around the head and capable of conforming to Moreover,

prise an elastic cushioning and sealing band and the contracting force to retain the band in snug, sealed engagement around the head obtained through the resilience of the warped or deformed'brim in tending to restore itself to a normally unexpanded form.

Other modes of applying the principle of the invention may be employed, change being made as regards the details described, provided the features stated in any of the following claims or the equivalent of such be employed.

I, therefore, particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention:

1. A beauty shield in the form of a unitary, fiat, split brim of resilient water-proof material having overlapped end portions and designed to be fitted around the head of a wearer to expose the hair for treatment with shampooing, waving, and like liquids and to seal around the head to protect the face and neck from such liquids, said brim including an elastic, relatively soft inner marginal edge of shape to embrace the head of the wearer and of size smaller than the head of the wearer thereby requiring expansion of said brim when fitted around the head of the wearer, said brim when thus expanded being automatically warped to generally frustoconical form and yieldabl'y tending to assume its fiat unexpanded condition so as to effect snug sealed engagement of such inner marginal edge thereof about the head, the overlapped end portions, in the normal flat condition of said brim, being resiliently held in contact with each other.

2. The beauty shield of claim 1 wherein such inner marginal edge is in the form of a flange projecting'transv'ersely from said brim and having end portions overlapped in sealed contact, one above the other, an end portion of said brim being disposed to make sealed contact with the other end portion of said brim.

'3. The beauty shield of claim 1 wherein such inner marginal edge is in the form of a flange projecting transversely from said brim and having end portions which are circumfere'ntially overlapped in sealed contact with each other and the inner one of such end portions being tapered circumferentially to a feather edge so as to pro-' vide a smoothly curved inner marginal edge conforming to the shape of the head over which said brim is adapted to be fitted.


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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,593,042 Streuli July 20, 1926 1,692,719 Busey Nov. '20, 1928 1,858,331 Hughes May 17, 1932 2,447,776 Sherwood Aug. 24, 1948 2,524,463 Moore, Oct. 3, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS Number' Country Date 294,917 "Grmanyg-rhhl hNov. 1....1916

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U.S. Classification2/171.2, 2/200.2, 2/209.3, 2/174
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/12
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/12
European ClassificationA45D44/12