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Publication numberUS2744252 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1956
Filing dateJun 1, 1954
Priority dateJun 1, 1954
Publication numberUS 2744252 A, US 2744252A, US-A-2744252, US2744252 A, US2744252A
InventorsCansler Mary A
Original AssigneeCansler Mary A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beautician's cape
US 2744252 A
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May 8, 1956 M. A. CANSLER BEAUTICIANS CAPE Filed June 1, 1954 IN V EN TOR.

Mary A Cans/er United States Patent BEAUTICIANS CAPE Mary A. Cansler, Canadian, Tex. Application June 1, 1954, Serial No. 433,342

1 Claim. (31. 2-50 This invention relates to a beauticians cape, and more specifically provides an improved construction in capes normally employed by a beautician for encircling the shoulders and neck of a person receiving a beauty treatment thereby preventing Wetting and damage to the persons clothes by the materials employed during the course of the treatment.

An object of this invention is to provide a beauticians cape which is simple in construction, easy to use, efiicient in operation, sanitary, well adapted for its intended purposes and constructed of readily obtainable materials thereby enhancing the economic feasibility of the device.

Another object of this invention is to provide a beauticians cape which may be positioned around the neck of a person and more specifically provides adjustment means for securing the device around necks of various sizes.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a beauticians cape which forms a substantially conical member when assembled on a person receiving a beauty treatment wherein the main body portion of the cape will be spaced from the body of the person thereby permitting the person to remain in a comfortable and cool condition.

A still further important object of this invention is to provide a beauticians cape that protects the body of the wearer together with the chair and other equipment normally found in beauty salons.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure l is a front elevational view showing the beauticians cape of the present invention positioned on a person receiving a beauty treatment;

Figure 2 is a side elevational view showing the construction and arrangement of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a top plan view showing the beauticians cape in unassembled position and spread out into a planar condition and showing the size of the blank of material necessary for the several components of the cape; and

Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the details of construction of the neck opening.

Referring now specifically to the drawings, it will be seen that the numeral generally designates the beanticians cape of the present invention. The beauticians cape 10 is used for positioning over the upper portion of a body 12 of a person and closely encircles the neck 14 just below the head 16 of a person 12. The cape 10 protects the clothes of the wearer 12 as well as the chair 18 section 22 joined together by a polygonal central section 24, thereby forming an enlarged polygonal sheet of mate- 2,744,252 I Patented May '8, 1956 rial. Eccentrically positioned in the sheet of material is a neck opening 26 which is located adjacent the rear member and towards one side of the intermediate portion 24. An entrance slit 28 interconnects the neck opening 26 and the adjacent edge of the cape 10. The neck opening 26 is defined by an upstanding annular collar member 30 and adjacent edges of the slit portion of the collar 3t) are provided with mating halves of snap fasteners 32. The area adjacent the neck opening 26 is reinforced by a sheet of fibrous material 34 that is secured between the cape 10 and another sheet of material of the same substance as the cape 10. The collar 30 is formed from the same material as the cape 10 and, as shown in the upper left corner of Figure 3, the collar member 30 may be cut from a square blank of material, and also the small sheet of material 36 which covers the reinforcing fibrous sheet 34 is cut from the corner of a sheet of material from which the cape 10 is formed. It will be seen that each corner edge of the cape 10 is rounded, and the peripheral edge is stitched, as indicated by the numeral 38. As shown, the cape 10 may be constructed from a single enlarged rectangular blank of material with certain portions thereof cut away thereby forming the shape of the cape 10 and a certain portion of this waste is used as the collar 30 and the covering sheet 36 for the reinforcing material 34. In practical operation, the cape It) may be constructed of any suitable flexible plastic material, and the reinforcing member 34 may be constructed of muslin or other fibrous material, and the reinforcing member 34 is enclosed between the sheets forming the cape It) in waterproof condition.

It will be seen that the adjacent edges of the slit 28 overlap, and the side edges of the rearmost portion 22 overlap a portion of the forward member 20 when the neck opening 26 is positioned about the neck 14 of a person 12 receiving the beauty treatment, thereby protecting the clothes and the chair 18 from damage from the chemicals or other materials normally used in a beauty treatment. Due to the eccentricity of the neck opening 26, the cape 10 is given a fullness around the body 12, thereby eliminating the usual uncomfortable pulling across the shoulders and permitting circulation of the air, thereby retaining the person in a comfortable condition. The neck collar or band 30 may be constructed of any suitable material which will withstand wilting and prevent the passage of liquid down the neck of the person.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

A beauticians cape comprising an enlarged flat sheet of flexible material having parallel end edges, and a pair of side edges with one side edge perpendicular to the end edges and the other side edge having a portion parallel to the one side edge and a pair of angularly disposed edges converging to a point disposed in offset relation to the center of the sheet of material, said sheet of material having a neck receiving opening therein with the opening being disposed closer to the one side edge than the other side edge and disposed between imaginary lines passing through the center of the sheet of material and through the olfset point with the imaginary lines being parallel to the end edges of the sheet of material, said sheet of material having an entrance slit extending from the neck opening to said one side edge, an upstanding annular collar extending from the edge of said neck opening, said collar having a slit in alignment with said entrance slit and forming a continuation thereof, a plurality of circumferentially spaced snap fastener elements on said collar adjacent each edge of the slit for adjustably securing the collar in encircling relation to the neck of a wearer, a reinforcing sheet of fibrous material underlying the area of the enlarged sheet of material adjacent the neck opening, and a covering sheet of flexible material of the same size as the reinforcing sheet underlying said reinforcing sheet with the reinforcing sheet and the covering sheet being secured to the enlarged sheet of material, the edges of the entrance slit being disposed in overlapping relation when the sheet of material is donned by a wearer whereby the sheet of material will be supported by the collar with the sheet of material draping downwardly therefrom in a generally conical shape with the end edge remote from the neck opening being disposed forwardly and to one side of the wearer and said point on the other side edge being disposed forwardly and to the other side of the wearer.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 699,238 Reed May 6, 1902 1,216,088 De Vingo Feb. 13, 1917 2,l29,644 Bonsignore Sept. 13, 1938 2,216,712 Wagenfeld Oct. 1, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS 603,350 Great Britain June 14, 1948 207,139 Switzerland Sept. 30, 1939

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U.S. Classification2/50, D02/860, D28/9
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/08
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/08
European ClassificationA45D44/08