|Publication number||US398925 A|
|Publication date||Mar 5, 1889|
|Publication number||US 398925 A, US 398925A, US-A-398925, US398925 A, US398925A|
|Inventors||Lofis Augusts Allard|
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L. A. ALLARD.
No. 398,925. Patented; Ma?. 5, 1889.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 398,925, dated March 5, 1889. Application tiled September '7, 1888. Serial No. 284,843. (No model.)
To '(LZZ whom t may concern.-
Be it known that I, Lotus AUGUSTE An 1 LARD, a citizen of France, residing,` at St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mustache-Trainers; and I do declare the following to he a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to a mustache cultiva tor or trainer; and it has for its objectto provide a simple and effective means adjustably applied on the tace of the wearer for training` or cultivating the mustache, so that it may grovvin the desired form and position.
rlhe invention will he fully understood from the following description and claims, when taken in connection with the accom pan ying drawings, in Which- Figure l is a representation of a mans face hearing a mustache with my improved device applied thereto; and 'Fig'. 2 is a perspective view of the said device, showing the same in an inverted position.
In carrying` out my invention I take a strip, A, of suitable flexible material, being' preterably spring metal, and how the same in a manner substantially as shown, so that it may give to the shape of the face and snugly embrace the same above the mouth or over the mustache. This strip is of a suitable length and Width for the purpose designed, and is provided at opposite ends with loops B. These loops may be held to the main hand or strip A hy rictional contact or otherwise, so that they may be slid with relation to each other and rendered longitudinally adj ustahle; hut I do not Wish to con line myself to the features of construction shown, as it is obvious that various means might he employed at the ends of the strip to receive a striing` or the like, Wh erehy the same may be secured in position.
lVhile the loops B may he in some cases dispensed with and holes simply punched in the ends of the strip A to receive a fasteningcord, yet I prefer to employ the loops, as by having the broad hearing portions d at their ends they ease the trainer upon the wearer.
C indicates pivoted hooks or levers, there being four employed on each side of the strip l A-that is to say, at eachV side ol the point l from Which'the nose of the wearer comes when the device is in use. These hook-levers C may he of difterentlengths, and their hook j portions are designed to straddle the upper edge of the strip when. in an operative position with the mustache interposed between the hooks andthe strip. These hooks are del signed to swing' upon their pivots both for'- wa-rdly and hackwardly, for a purpose which Will be presently explained.
D D indicatetwo depending llanges which are secured to the strip A, as shown, at equal points from its longitudinal center, and at a position to lie at the rear ot the mouth. These flanges have their lower edges taperingl forwardly and upwardly, as shown, and have pivoted to them hooks or levers E, there being' tivo preferably employed on each plate or flange. These hooks or levers E are designed to move loosely on their pivots and straddle the lovver edges ot the depending flanges or plates D in a manner similar to the hooks or levers C, straddling the upper edge of the strip or hand A.
In operation the pivoted hook-levers are all. thrown forwardly or toward the longitudinal center of the strips A, after which the person to use the device simply grasps the opposite ends thereof, so as to slightly open it out. He then passes the device upwardly on the face, lifting the mustache in its movement until the strip has been carried a sufficient distance upon the upper lip, the ends of the strip in the meantime being allowed to press upon the jaws adjacent to the ears. T he upper set ot hook-levers, C, are thence turned rearwardly, so as to collect the hair of the mustache and hear it down and hack upon the hand or strip. T he loivcr set ot hooks, E, pivoted to the depending` flanges or plates D, are thence turned upwardly and rearwardly to catch any hairs which may hang around the corners of the mouth. The device may he secured in position by a cord or the like ext-ending from the opposite ends of thc strip A or its end loops.
Having' described my claim is-' l. A mustache trainer or cullivator consisting ot a yieldino' strip adapted to loe applied i over a must-ache upon the face, hooks pivoted invention, what I to the said strip and adapted to sl'raddle the IOO upper edge thereof, depending' plates or combination, with the nmin flexible o1' yieldlianges, and pivoted hooks adapted to sirading strip having pivoted hooks, of the loops, dle the lowei` edges of the said plates, snbsuch as B, on the end of the said strip, substantially as specified. stantially as speeied.
2. A mustache train e1* oi eultimtor eonsisti In testimony whereof I affix my signature in ing' of a yielding bowed strip, and hooks piv presence of two witnesses. oted thereto and adapted to straddle the np- LOUIS AT TGUS'IE per edge of the said strip, substantially as vitnessesz speeied. ALEXANDRE DUPUY,
3. In a mustache trainer or eultivator, the C. D. GREENE, Jr.