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Publication numberUS3602913 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1971
Filing dateJul 22, 1969
Priority dateJul 22, 1969
Publication numberUS 3602913 A, US 3602913A, US-A-3602913, US3602913 A, US3602913A
InventorsNeese Doris F
Original AssigneeNeese Doris F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Facial protection for hair spray
US 3602913 A
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United States Patent Patented Dari I N000:

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July 22. 1969 Inventor Appl. No. Filed FACIAL PROTECTION I0. IlAll SPRAY 3 Clint. S M Ihs.

US. Cl. 2/9 Int. CL A42! I100 Field of Search Zll I, 9,

uurrsn sures mrsurs 854,546 5/1901 Verdeau 2/206 l,l78,43$ 4/1916 Wilson 2/1-1 2,359,494 9/1944 ToljussenetaL. 2/114 2,611,44 3/1954 Mann 2I206X 3,060,445 1011962 111661111 2/11 x 2 3,346,875 10/1961 Weisberger 2/9 3,488,772 1/1910 Strum 2/11x FOREIGN r/msm's 119,412 5/1922 'GMIBIiilill 2/206 Prim Miner-ll. I-Iampton Hunter AISIRAC'I: Apparatus for use by a person applying hair spray and the like to her own head to substantially prevent the spray from striking the face and injuring skin and the like.

' FACIAL PROTECTION-FOR IIAIR SPRAY SUMMARY OFTHE INVENTION In my invention I employ a face mask molded in one piece which is adapted to fit removably over the face ofithe user and which includes a chin receiving portion. Means secured to the chin-receiving portion can be controlled by the user to hold the mask in position while the spray is applied to the, hair. This means can be a handle organ be tabs forming part, of the mask and adapted to be held in the mouth of the user.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE oRAwlNos In the drawings:

FIG. I is a front view of one form of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the form of FIG. 1 in use;

FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 33 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of a modification of my invention; and

FIG. 5 is a detail view of eye protector means which can be used in my invention.


I As shown in FIG. 5, each eye opening can be disposed in a protective bulge or pouch 20 with an outwardly and upwardly extending protective lid 21 above the opening 12 that willsubstantially prevent spray from entering the opening when the spray is held above the level of the eyes in the usual way for application to the hair as shown in FIG. 2.

As shown in FIG. 4, the handle can be removed and tabs 22 can extend away from the inner surface of the mask, these tabs being disposed in the chin portion adjacent the mouth. When the tabs are held inthe mouth, the mask is held in place.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, my protection is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow: 1


I. A face mask adapted to enclose and protect the users face duringapplication of a hair spray, comprising a mask removably fitting and conforming closely to human facial configuration including recesses for the nose, chin protected openings for the eyes and an attachment for holding the mask against the users face, said mask including outwardly bulged portions for covering the eyes, each said bulged portion having a viewing opening therethrough and a protective lid extending outwardly and upwardly from the upper edge of the opening in each bulged portion whereby the user can view the hair spraying operation through said openings and the protective lids substantially prevent entry from above of particles of hair spray.

2. A face mask as in claim 1 wherein the attachment is a handle extending downwardly from the chin recess portion of the mask.

3. A face mask as in claim I wherein the attachment is a tab projecting inwardly from the mask towards the user's mouth.

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U.S. Classification2/9, D28/9
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/12
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/12
European ClassificationA45D44/12