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Publication numberUS761451 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1904
Filing dateFeb 27, 1904
Priority dateFeb 27, 1904
Publication numberUS 761451 A, US 761451A, US-A-761451, US761451 A, US761451A
InventorsLeonce Cuvelier
Original AssigneeLeonce Cuvelier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 761451 A
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PATENTED MAY 31, 1904.





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Patented May 31, 1904.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 761,451, dated. May 31, 1904.

Application filed February 27,1904. Serial No. 195,564. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom, it Wto/,y concer-11,:

Be it known that LLONCE OUVELIER, a citizen of France, residing at New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Hair- Driers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a device which can be made cheap and of light Weight, so as to be readily manipulated or passed about the head or person, and which can be dismembered or collapsed, so as to be stored in small compass when not in use or for transportation or storage.

This invention is set forth in the following specification and claims and illustrated in the annexed drawings, in which- Figure l is a sectional side elevation of a drier embodying this invention. Fig. 2 shows a mouthpiece. Fig. 3 is a front view of part of the body.

The letter c in the drawings 'designates the mouth ofthe apparatus, which is attached by suitable means, such as a bayonet-joint, to a neck Z). To the lower end of this neck is de- In the interior of this case and near its upper end is located a perforated diaphragm or gauze d. The case is provided with an opening e, whereby access can be had to the interior of the case. A slidable or hinged mica door e closes this opening. The openings ff will admit air into the interior of the case. The lower part of the case is provided with slots g g, which are engaged by pins or buttons L, fastened to the body of a lamp or heater y'. The pin-and-slot connection is in the form of a bayonet-joint and is a simple and eiiicient way of attaching the lamp to the tubular case. The handle c' can be coveredby a non-conductor of heat, such as reed or asbestos. The

heat from the lamp rises into the neck; but the flame of the lamp is arrested by the perforated diaphragm or gauze. The mouth of the drier is presented to the moist hair, andV the apparatus is passed by hand or by an attendant about the head until the hair is dry, or the apparatus can be placed on a chimney' or other support, and the person can sit in front of the mouth and let the heat issuing therefrom strike the wet hair.

The neck is shown curved and composed of telescoping sections, which can be pulled out to the position shown in Fig. 1, but whose flare or expanding structure prevents the sections from pulling apart. When out of use, the neck can be telesco'ped together or collapsed into small compass. The mouth or hood a can be dismounted when required. Any suitable source of heat can be employed, as seen fit. Suitable material of varying kinds can be employed Vfor the construction. The neck can also be detachable from the body c, if required. The body c is open at the bottom, and the lamp when inserted into the bottom and attached in place closes such bottom. The air-openings at the point of Haine above the bottom of the body allow ventilation and inspection.

As the device can be made of small compass or height-say from ten to fourteen inchesit is easily portable and readily stored or packed.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. A device for drying hair comprising a body with a telescoping curved neck and a hood.

2. A device for drying hair comprising a body with a neck detachably connected thereto,-said neck being curved and composed of telescoping sections so as to be compressible into a small compass. s

3. A device for drying hair comprising a body with neck and hood, a perforated diaphragm extending across the top of said body, and a heating device inserted into and made to close the bottom of the body, the latter being provided with a door and air or ventilating openings.

4. A device for drying hair comprising a body with a detachableneck carrying a detachable hood, a heating device, connected to the bottom of the body, said body provided with a sliding transparent door and air-open ings above the bottom and at the point of neck, and a detachable lamp or heater at the bottom of the body.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing,` witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA63B37/0003, F23C99/00