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Publication numberUS2674739 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1954
Filing dateJul 1, 1952
Priority dateJul 1, 1952
Publication numberUS 2674739 A, US 2674739A, US-A-2674739, US2674739 A, US2674739A
InventorsBarnett Millicent W
Original AssigneeBarnett Millicent W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Equipment holder for use in hairdressing
US 2674739 A
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April 13, 1954 w, BARNETT 2,674,739

EQUIPMENT HOLDER FOR USE IN HAIRDRESSING Filed July 1, 1952 F INVENTOR. I 4 B MI LL|CENT W.BARNETT .ATTORN Y Patented Apr. 13, 1954 EQUIPMENT HOLDER FOR USE IN HAIRDRESSING Millicent W. Barnett, Atlanta, Ga.

Application July 1, 1952, Serial No. 296,639

4 Claims.

This invention relates to an equipment holder and more particularly to a holder of the sort adapted to be worn as an outer protective garment.

A holder of this type is generally applicable in situations where a person is undergoing some form of treatment on that area of the body from the base of the neck and upward. One such situation is in beauty treatment, particularly hairdressing, where a person usually sits in as comfortable circumstances as possible while a beauty operator performs a series of operations to change the appearance and improve the condition of the hair. Since the beauty operator works with a plurality of implements, such as comb, brush, pins, and clips, as well as applying different chemical solutions from time to time, it is extremely desirable to locate everything being used as close as possible to the work area and to keep things in as orderly fashion as possible. This, of course, eliminates much of the lost motion and confusion, speeds up the operation and thereby subjects the customer to less discomfort as well as increasing the productive time of the operator.

Inasmuch as the beauty operator usually works on all sides of the customers head, it is desirable at any location to have the clips and pins within immediate reach of the operators hands. With an arrangement such as presented in this invention, the equipment is always within convenient reach.

A particular object of the invention is to pro vide an equipment holder which may be worn by a person undergoing treatment to provide a protective shield for his wearing apparel and to provide a convenient, comfortable holder for the implements and apparatus used in the treatment.

A further feature resides in the construction and arrangement which provides a holder that is lightweight and is easily placed on or removed.

An additional object resides in the simplicity of construction which assures that the holder can be manufactured in an inexpensive manner.

Briefly described, the equipment holder comprises an open collar portion having closure means thereon, a first flap adapted to lie across the back of a person and having retaining means thereon, and a second flap adapted to lie across the front and having retaining means thereon.

Other and further objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the invention positioned fiat for illustration.

Fig. 2 is a diagrammatic front View of the embodiment of Fig. l in position on an individual partly shown in dotted lines.

Fig. 3 is a rear View of the arrangement of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4. is a plan view of a modified form of my invention positioned fiat for illustration.

Referring to the embodiment shown in Fig. l, the holder is in the form of a flexible, cape-like garment which may be readily fabricated from plastic, cloth, or similar material and it com prises a collar portion It with an inside opening I2 contoured to fit around the neck of an individual. The opening I2 is selectively closed by means of a tie string I4.

Collar portion It extends at the back to form a single flap It which is formed with tapered sides that fit more readily on the shoulder blades. Flap 16 has a pocket or retainer l8 sewed or otherwise fixed thereto which pocket I8 is located high enough on the flap is and is shallow enough to permit ready access. Radiating at an angle from the opposite sides of the front of collar portion it is a pair of smaller tapered flaps 20, 22 which are joined to the rear flap I6 through curved webs 2t, 28 formed as a part of the collar portion l8. Flaps 2t, 22 have pockets or r tainers 28, 30, respectively, heat sealed, sewed, glued, or otherwise fixed thereon which, like the pocket I8, are high and shallow enough to provide easy access. All the pockets !8, 28, 35! are preferably arcuate to some extent so that they have a tendency to bulge open thereby providing easier entrance.

In a preferred form of manufacturing, the collar portion 53, tie string l4, and flaps i6, 22, 22 are all cut on a flat surface from a pattern and from one fiat piece of material. Further, if desired, the pocket I!) can be cut as an integral extension of flap E6 and then folded back in place so that the edges may be sealed and in like manner the pockets 28, as may be formed as extensions of their respective flaps 2t, 22. With this arrangement, it is possible to form all the parts with only one cutting operation on a flat sheet of material.

When in position for use as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the small flaps 20, 22 rest on respective sides of the individual 32 with each being supported in a slightly inclined manner on the opposite sides of the collar bone. This places the pockets 28, 30 in immediate reach of an operator working about the head and face. Articles, such as comb 33 or a bottled solution, or items like pins and clips, are always within convenient reach. In like manner, in Fig. 3, the large flap l6 rests in the middle of the back 4|] extending from the base of the neck so that as the operator shifts from side to the rear the equipment 38 in pocket 18 is within convenient reach. Once an operator has positioned the holder on a person with the various articles in their proper place, he may proceed without interruption. This completely eliminates the bothersome practice in some beauty solons of having the customer, who is undergoing the treatment, hold the pins and clips out to the operator during the course of dressing the hair.

In the modification of Fig. 4, a collar 42 extends to form a back flap 44 and an opposed similar front flap 46. The .modified device is symmetrical in form and the unitary front flap 46 replaces the two angularly disposed flaps 2G, 22 of the other form. The left side of the collar 42 is divided at 48 and may be selectively closed by means of a pair of conventional snap fasteners 59. Back flap 44 is provided with a divided pocket 52 and front flap 45 provided with a divided pocket 54. Both the pockets 52, 54 are preferably arcuate to some extent and shallow for easier access. Other pockets may be added if desired and variations made according to the anticipated needs of the particular job being done.

When worn in place, the modification of Fig. fits around the neck in similar fashion to the other embodiment except that the unitary front flap 46 lies about the center of the chest rather than angularly disposed as in the case of the two flaps 20, 22 of the first embodiment. The divided pockets 52, 54 are easily reached from either side, the back, or the front.

Although I have shown and described preferred embodiments of my invention this was by way of illustration only and various substitutions, eliminations, modifications and other changes may be made within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In an equipment holder, a collar portion having an opening formed on the front thereof, closure means for said opening, a first flap extending from. said collar portion substantially opposed to said opening, first pocket means on said first flap, second and third flap extending from the front of said collar portion and being positioned angularly about said opening, second and third pocket means on said second and third flaps, whereby said holder may be worn as a garment with said pockets located adjacent to the neck.

2. In an equipment holder worn by a person, a collar portion having an opening formed therein and being adapted to fit around the neck of the person, closure means for said opening, a part of said collar portion extending to form a short tapered back portion with converging side edges terminating in a straight bottom edge, a first pocket on said back portion adjacent the rear edge of said neck opening, the opposed sides of said collar portion being thin webs forming joining strips extending to the back and front, each of said side webs becoming enlarged past the front of the neck opening to include opposed front side surfaces lying in opposed relationship about the collar opening, each of said front side surfaces having a pocket thereon adapted to support articles in the vicinity of the collar opening, said front pockets being located on each of said front surfaces with access thereto adjacent a respectilve side of the front of the collar portion.

3. In an equipment holder worn by a person, a collar portion having an opening formed therein and being adapted to fit around the neck of the person, closure means for said opening, said collar portion having thin side web portions of such reduced width as to form thin joining strips adapted to lie across the shoulders of the person, the side web portions extending in the rear to join and form a short tapered back portion which tapers from an enlarged width adjacent the collar portion to a substantially reduced width a short distance therefrom, a pocket on said rear portion located so as to have the access thereto adjacent to the collar portion, each of the side web portions extending at the front to form individual opposed front flaps radiating from opposite sides of the front of the neck opening, and a pocket on each of said front portions being positioned in such a manner as to have the access thereto adjacent to the collar portion.

l. In an equipment holder worn by a person, a collar portion having an opening therein with an entrance thereto and being adapted to receive the neck of a person through said entrance and into said opening, closure means for said opening, said collar portion having thin side web portions of reduced width forming thin joining strips on opposite sides of the collar, the side web portions extending in the rear to join adjacent the collar portion and form a tapered back portion of relatively short length and of considerably reduced width at the bottom thereof, a pocket on said rear portion located so as to have the access thereto adjacent to the collar portion, the side web portions each becoming enlarged at the front and extending to form individual opposed front flaps separated from each other by the entrance to the collar portion with each terminating at a relatively short distance in a considerably reduced bottom portion, and a pocket being located in such a manner on each of said front flaps so as to have their access adjacent to the collar portion.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/50
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/08
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/08
European ClassificationA45D44/08