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Publication numberUS757204 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1904
Filing dateAug 29, 1903
Priority dateAug 29, 1903
Publication numberUS 757204 A, US 757204A, US-A-757204, US757204 A, US757204A
InventorsWilliam J Koenig
Original AssigneeWilliam J Koenig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 757,204. PATENTED APR. 12, 1904.





WITNESSES: uvvnvron a W A 770/?NE'YS I no. 757,204.

Patented April 12, 1904.



v srnorrrca'rron forming part of Letters Patent No. 757,204, dated April 12, 1904.

Application filed August 29,

To all whom it may concern.- I

Be it known that I, WILLIAM J. Konmo, a

citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and'State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Hair-Clamp, of

which the following .is a full, clear, and exactv description.

This invention relates to a device for bold is to simplify prior devices in this class, so

that they may be made and sold at a low cost. This specification is an exact description of 7 one example of ,my invention, while the claim defines the actual scope thereof.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part. ofthis specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a. view illustrating the clamp in use. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the clamp, and Fig. 3 is a top plan thereof.

The body of the device is constructed, preferably, of celluloid; but this is not essential.

; It is formed of a single piece of material-and comprises a front plate a, slightly curved longitudinally, as indicated in Fig. 3, so as to conform to the shape of a braid, and having at its ends integral projections b and a, while its top and bottom edgesare formed with teeth (1. These teeth I prefer to arrange staggered across the body a-that is tosay, with the\ teeth out of transverse line with each other-" by which arrangement a fewer number of teeth is made to do the required work than,

would be. necessary were the teeth arranged I in pairs or transverse alinementacross the front plate a. The projection bfollows the longitudinal curvature of the front plate a;

190s. sol-m No. 171,178. (No model.)

3, where the elastic f is disconnected from the projection c. To apply the device, the front plate a should be placed against the back of the braid, and the elastic f passed around the front thereof and engaged with the projection 0, thus clamping the'braid between the parts a and f, while the teeth d are forced into; the

braid, thus securely holding the parts of the braid to prevent the same from unloosening and also securely holding the hair-clamp 1n position.

The device thus constructed may be fitted t0 braids of any size within a reasonable range. It may and preferably is provided with ornamentation, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, on

the front plate a, and said plate also may be pierced to receive'a ribbon or bow, all of a which will be fully understood. By forming the device of celluloid itmay be stamped or;

died up into the requisite form by asingle operation. The band f need only be fastened to the projection b to complete the article. The device may be easily applied to the hair by reason of the elastic, which readily fits itself to the braid.

Various changes in the form, proportions,

and minor details of my invention may be resoretd to at will without departing from. the

spirit and scope thereof. Hence I consider myself entitled to all such variations as may.

front plate curved longitudinally and provided on its upper and lower edges with inwardlyprojecting serrations or teeth, and at each end with a stud or projection, one of said studs being curved outwardly reversely to the curvature of the front plate, and an elastic band fastened to the other side and having a bight therein arranged to be engaged with the firstnamed or reversely-curved stud.

In testimony whereof I havesigned my name a to this specification in the presence of two subscribing wltnesses.

ILLIA J. LKOENIG. Witnesses: I


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International ClassificationA45D8/34, A45D8/30
Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/34, A45D8/30
European ClassificationA45D8/34