US 3310267 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 21, 1967 5. s, KOEHLER 3,310,267 WIG SUPPORT -F'iled Aug. 1, 1966 flTTO/QA/fy United States Patent 3,310,267 WIG SUPPORT Sandra Sue Koehler, Detroit, Mich. (2916 Lindberg Ave., Allen, Pa. 18103) Filed Aug. 1, 1966, Ser. No. 569,406 1 Claim. (Cl. 248--176) This invention relates to the art of coiifure and has particular reference to a means of support for a head block on which is positioned a vwig or hair piece for combing, arranging, and styling of the head piece.
An object of the invention is to provide a means for supporting a hair piece, so that a wearer may in the quiet of her home, comb and arrange the hair piece to her satisfaction prior to placing it upon her head.
In our modern society, it is customary for well groomed women to have two or more wigs, or hair pieces, and the preservation, styling and arranging of the several head pieces presents quite a problem both financially and time wise. Professional hair stylists have long used head blocks for supporting such hair pieces, while combing and arranging such hair piecies. It has been the professional practice to support such head blocks on devices which had to be clamped on a table or other object. Such clamping devices are bulky and are heavy to handle and are comparatively expensive to acquire.
It is therefore an object of this invention to obviate such difiiculties and expenses and to provide a hair piece support which can be easily and effectively used by a hair piece wearer, in her own 'boudoir, or dressing room.
Another object of the invention is to provide a head piece holder which may be firmly afl'ixed to a vanity or dresser top, without the necessity of using clamps, screws or similar modes of attachment.
Another object of the invention is to provide a vacuum holder and spindle for a hair piece block, which is simple in construction, economical to manufacture and one which will hold the hair piece block firmly, while the hair piece is being worked upon.
Another object of the invention is to provide a support for the hair piece block, which is constructed and arranged whereby the hair piece block may easily be rotated about its axis, so that the operator may work upon the hair piece from any angle.
Another object of the invention is to provide a hair piece support device which is light in weight and easily transported during travel.
Another object of the invention is to provide a support device which may be used for display purposes in the hair styling and millinery arts.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of the character indicated, which is simple in construction and economical to manufacture, and one which may be dismantled [for cleaning, storing or transporting of the same.
The foregoing and other objects of the invention will 'become more apparent as the description proceeds. Reference being made from time to time to the accompanying drawings, forming part of the within disclosure. in which drawing:
FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a device embodying the invention mounted on a dressing room table or stand.
FIG. 2 is a bottom plan view of the invention device shown in FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a vertical section taken substantially on the line 33 of FIG. 2.
FIG. 4 is an exploded view showing the parts of the supporting mechanism embodying the invention.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing it will be understood that in the embodiment herein disclosed, the reference character 7 indicates a hair piece, or wig,
3,310,267 Patented Mar. 21, 1967 which is mounted on the head block 8, which is preferably madeof Styrofoam, or other suitable material, and is provided with a base 9 in which is formed a central opening 10 in which is received the spindle 11 which is tapered, as shown in FIG. 4, and is arranged so that the head block 8 can be rotated thereon. The spindle 11 has attached to its lower end a vacuum cup 12, which is preferably made of an elastic, plastic material, and is provided along one edge with a pull tab 13, so that the vacuum may be broken when it is mounted on a smooth surface, such as a table top 14. The vacuum cup 12 is attached to the spindle 11, as suggested in FIG. 4.
In order to attach the vacuum cup 12 to the spindle, I provided a split sleeve member 15, which is extended through a central bore 16 formed in the vacuum cup. After inserting the split sleeve through the opening 16, the flange 17 which is formed integrally with the split sleeve 15, closely contacts the under face of the top Wall 12A of the vacuum cup, as shown in FIG. 3. The hollow spindle 11 is then press fitted over the split sleeve 15 and its integrated flange 18 is brought into close fitting contact with the top wall 12A, so that the parts are securely held together. The spindle 11 and the split sleeve 15, together with their integrated flanges 17 and 18, are preferably molded of high impact styrene, or other suitable materials.
In operation the device functions as follows:
The parts shown in FIG. 4 are first assembled as hereinabove described, and the vacuum cup 12 is then attached to any smooth surface, such as a table top, by firmly pressing the vacuum cup against the smooth surface. To make a more secure attachment, Water or glycerine may be applied to the edge of the cup 12, so that the cup may more closely adhere to the smooth table top 14. The head block 8 is then mounted on the spindle 11, so that the 'base 9 of the head block rests on top of the flange 18. The inclined walls of the spindle 11 further help to support the head block 8. The wig, or head piece 7 is then positioned on the head block 8 and may be secured in place with pins or other suitable means.
After the wig, or head piece, is attached to the head block 8 the wig may be combed, re-styled, washed, or otherwise be cared for until it is ready to be worn. With the structure as herein described it is obvious that the head block 8 may be rotated on the spindle 11 so that the operator may approach and work on the wig from any angle.
Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A hair piece support, comprising a head block having an opening in the base thereof, a spindle received in said opening and arranged for rotation therein, and a vacuum cup secured to said spindle, said vacuum cup having a central opening, a split sleeve received in and extending through said opening, a flange on the lower end of said split sleeve and closely positioned against an inside face of said cup, a second sleeve press fitted over said split sleeve and having a flange closely positioned against an exterior face of said cup.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,117,081 5/1938 Copeland et a1 22366 2,167,046 7/1939 Hull 248206 2,717,472 9/1955 Wilmington 248-206 2,739,632 3/1956 Rodriguez 248-206 X 2,777,141 1/1957 Nye 248-206 X 3,257,048 6/1966 Wolder 22366 FOREIGN PATENTS 640,682 4/1928 France.
CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.