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Publication numberUS794479 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1905
Filing dateJan 20, 1905
Priority dateJan 20, 1905
Publication numberUS 794479 A, US 794479A, US-A-794479, US794479 A, US794479A
InventorsHerbert A Austin
Original AssigneeHerbert A Austin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 794479 A
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No. 794,479- PATENTED JULY 11-, 1905 E. A. AUSTIN.



I WW UNITED STATES Patented July 11, 1905.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 794,47 9, dated July 11, 1905.

' Application filed nuary 20,1905- Serial No. 241,929-

To all whom, it may concern: 7

Be it known that I, HERBERT A. AUSTIN, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pompadour-Combs, of which the following in a specification.

The invention relates to what are known as pompadour-combs, which are extensively used to support and give shape to the hair when arranged in a pompadour. These combs are provided with means for holding them in place by engagement with the hair of the wearer, such means usually, if not always, consisting of some form of comb or combs which may be thrust into the hair, and are also provided with a supporting-frame over which the hair is dressed and which serves to support the hair and give it the desired pompadour roll. A serious objection to the use of such devices, especially by persons who have not a heavy head of hair, has been the liability of the hair to separate or partially separate where it is dressed over the support, so as to leave the support exposed or make its presence evident.

It is the object of the present invention to overcome this objectionable feature and at the same time to retain all the advantages as to lightness and ventilation incident to the use of a support consisting of an open ventilatingframe.

In practicing my invention I eliminate the objectionable features of prior pompadourcombs without sacrificing any of their advantages by providing the comb with a suitable quantity of hair so connected with the comb that it may be dressed over the support in the same manner as the hair of the wearer, with which it may mingle to a more or less extent. This hair being attached at one end to the comb will not be liable to separate where it passes over the support sufficiently to expose the support. Moreover, by mingling to some extent with the under part of the hair of the wearer this attached hair also retains the wearers hair in position and prevents the separation and displacement of such hair.

The invention may be embodied in various forms and constructions of pompadour-combs, and for the purpose of illustration I have shown in the accompanying drawings three modifications of such combs, each of which embodies the invention.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pompadour-comb, showing the manner of dressing the attached hair over the support, a part of the hair being broken away to show the frame. Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the same. Figs. 3 and 4; are perspective views of combs having different forms of support, part of the hair being omitted in each view to show the frame.

In the form of the invention shown in Fig. 1 the means for attaching the comb to the hair of the wearer consists of a comb proper, A, which is curved to conform somewhat to the head of the wearer. To this retaining-comb A is secured a supporting-frame in the form of a flexible resilient woven-wire roll B, over which the hair of the wearer may be dressed. A layer of hair C of suitable thickness is secured at one end along the roll B, the attached end of the hair lying close to the retainingcomb A. This hair is free to be dressed over the roll in the same manner as the hair of the wearer. The attached hair thus lies between the supporting-roll frame B and the hair of the wearer, and being held in place by its attachment to the other parts of the comb is not liable to separate and expose the frame. The attached hair will also mingle with the under part of the wearers hair and retain this hair in place. The hair may be secured to the other parts of the comb by anysuitable means and, as shown, is so secured by a binding-wire D, about which the hair is looped, as shown in Fig. 2, and which is connected with the frame B. The wire may extend beyond the ends of the frame, as indicated, so

that the hair will overlie all parts of the frame when said hair is dressed over the frame.

In Fig. 3 I have shown a pompadour-comb in which the frame B consists of rings band longitudinal bars 5. In this form of comb the hair G is secured along the retainingcomb A at the junction of the frame therewith and is free, as in the comb shown in Fig. 1, to be dressed over the frame.

In Fig. 4 I have shown still another form of pompadour-comb. In this form of comb the supportingframe is in the form of a bridge B and the hair C is secured along the back of the retaining-comb A by means of a binding-wire D In each form of comb shown the supporting-frame supports the attached hair and the hair of the wearer in an open or hollow roll and are forms of light ventilating-frames, which may be worn with comfort and without heating the head.

Having explained my invention, without attempting to show and describe all the forms in which it may be embodied, what I desire to claim and secure by Letters Patent is- As an improved article of manufacture,-a hair-dressing device consisting of a retainingcomb, a hair-s11 pport attached to the'upper side and extending longitudinally of the comb, and a switch in the form of. a layer of,=hair attached at one end to the device in front of the support and having its other end free and folded back over the support, this free rearwardly-extending part being-long enough to lie on the head of the wearer and in a measure mingle with her hair, for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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