Holder for the hair
US 401649 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
7 J. L. HACKET-T. HOLDER FOR THE HAIR.
No. 401,649. Patented Apr. 16, 1889.
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7 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN L. HACKETT, OF ROCHESTER, NEWV YORK.
HOLDER FOR THE HAIR.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 401,649, dated April 16, 1889.
Serial No. 288,489. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN L. HACKETT, of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Holders for the Hair, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and shown in the accompanying drawings.
The object of my invention is to producea novel clasp or holder for the hair, more particularly for a braid, the invention being hereinafter fully described, and more particultrly pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 shows a pendent braid, seen from a point back of the wearer, showing my improved holder attached; Fig. 2, a view of the parts, seen as indicated by arrow in Fig. l, the hair being sectioned as on the dotted line a; and Fig. 3, a view of the holder, seen in the opposite direction from that in which Fig. 1 is seen, or as indicated by arrow in Fig. 2.
Referring to the parts shown in the drawings, A represents an ordinary braid of the hair pending from the head, and B my improved clasp or holder for the same. This holder consists in the main of a spring wire or a flat bar, a, bent substantially in the form of a circle and open at one side. At the ends the bar is bent inward nearly at right angles, forming the parts I) b, projecting within the circle and in position to penetrate the volume of contained hair, as shown. The ends of the spring are not in a horizontal plane, but one is above the other, the spring being in the form of a spiral as well as circular. The ends of the spring pass by or overreach each other, as shown, so that some little distance appears between the inwardly-turned parts I) when the spring is viewed in plan, as in Fig. 2. The spring is provided with an ornament, 0, which may be of any kind or cost to suit the wearer. This ornament, as shown, is formed with a plate, d, made in the form of a star, from which a stem, 6, extends through an orifice in the spring at a point opposite the opening thereof, to which stem the spring is secured. To place this holder upon the hair, the ends of the spring are spread apart or opened, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2. When the spring is released, it returns to its normal shape from its elasticity, and
tightly clasps the hair, burying the ends 79 therein, as shown.
A bow, f, of ribbon may be used in connection with the clasp or holder, if desirable. This bow may be of permanent form pierced by the stem 6 and held between the plate or head (1 and the spring, as shown; or it may be simply an untied ribbon, held between the spring and plate, as just described, at its middle point, to have its ends carried in opposite directions around the hair and knotted on the under side of the braid at the ends of the spring, or carried completely around and returned and formed in a knot above or below the ornament or plate.
This holder may of course be placed upon the gathered hair near the back part of the head and above the braided part of the hair, or employed near the head to hold the hair when not braided, but allowed to flow loosely or formed in tresses.
What I claim as my invention isl. A holder for the hair, consisting of a spring bent substantially to the form of a circle and having its ends turned to extend within the circle, substantially as shown.
2. A device for fastening or holding the hair, comprising a spring bent to substantially a circular form and to the form of a spiral, with inwardly-turned ends, substantially as shown and described.
3. A fastening device for the hair, consisting of a spring bent substantially to the form of a circle, having its ends made to overlap each other and turned inwardly, substantially as shown.
4:. A holder for the hair, consisting of a spring bent substantially to a circular form and having its ends turned inwardly, in combination with a head or ornament secured to said spring, substantially as described and shown.
5. A device for holding the hair, consisting of a spring substantially of a circular form, in combination with a head or ornament secured to said spring, and a bow of ribbon held between said spring and head, substantially as shown and described.
JOHN L. HAGKETT.
E. B. WHITMORE, M. L. MoDEEMorT.