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Publication numberUS818468 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1906
Filing dateJul 17, 1905
Priority dateJul 17, 1905
Publication numberUS 818468 A, US 818468A, US-A-818468, US818468 A, US818468A
InventorsFlorence E Regan
Original AssigneeFlorence E Regan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 818468 A
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No. 818,468. PATENTED APR. 24, 1906.



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iii-ossification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 2%.,

Application filed July 1'], 1905. Serial No. 269,962.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that FLUKE-240E it. REGAN, o citizen of -10 United States, residing in the borough of lllunhsttan, city ol' New York, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in lluir-lins, of which the following is 11 sperilicution, rcference licing lLlZi-Ll to the accompanying draw-- ings.

The object oi my invention is to provide on improvement in the construction of hairpins whereby they may he iirnily secured within the heir without becoming entangled in some, as is the case with most hsiiopins of this class, and that when inserted in the hair will he so secure therein as to sustain the added weight of s rihhon bow, as shown and described herein. I

For s. full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to scquire o knowledge of the details of construction and the moons of effecting the result reference is to be had to the following desc iption end sc conipsnying drawings.

' Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the s; "oral views.

Figures l and .Z are respectively B. side and plan view of the preferred form of my invention. 3 is s perspective view of the hair- )in as shown in Figs. 1 end 2.. Big. l is a slightly-different form of my improved hsirpin. Figs. 5 and. i show the manner of s tacliing ii ribbon how thereto. rear view of Fig. l. Fig. 8 is a. lront view of it slightlyulill'erczit form einbrocing a. similar idea as is revealed in Pig. 4-. Fig. 9 shows the hair-pin as represented in Figs. l, 2, zunl b, as some would appear in the course of construction l -:l"ore the loop or hoop is turned l'orwzu'il upon the legs oi pin.

The heir-pin is inserted in the usual way ol'll1coi' li1uu- \'heirqfln. The loop ll B being l'orinoil ol' 2i s ii'ingy material will allow the huh" to il'llll imfit it into the control arch ii, the Slllll loop chisping the hair thus caught by its pressure against the logs A ll, thereby holding the pin securely within the heir. .l llinl by ucluzil use that the herein-ilescrihcd pin is holli easily insertml and easily with- (ll'iLWl) l'romthe heir :HHl does .notbcconie ontilllliltll l llll'tlll.

llel'crring to the irel'crrcil iorni, olwhich tllul' ore screrzil views--1unholy, l igs. l, 2, 3, and c, Fig. l) showing hairpin us it would appear in the course oi" construction-the .n is formed, preferably, of spring-wire,

Fi 2 is ei applied, the end. it being first though any springy material rosy he .LSGll. The wire is first bent centrally at its inieldle portion to form a properly proportioneal loop, thewires at this point D being tightly secured together by twisting said wires about each other. The prongs extending out from loop thus formed are shaped. to form the usual legs A A, as shown in Fig. 9. The upper oertion of device which forms the loop or hoop B B is then bent forward. and downwsrd.

nearly upon and across the legs ll. A

upon or Figs. 1,2.uutl 3.

at points H H, as shown in This manner of construction causes the loop naturally to assume somewhat the shsps ot u heart, as shown in Figs/l, 2, 3, 4:, 5', s, and. 7, said loop B B crossing legs A A. at o suit-- able distance below arch K to allow the heir to glide up into the arch K between the loop or hoo'o B B and the legs, ssicl loop losing i'ornie preferably, of spring-wire, while ollowing hair to pass beyond it into the arch K. The loop is sulliciently compressed against the legs A A to secure a firm hold. upon the hziir when inserted therein, thereby preventin the pin from becoming accidentally (lislo god and consequently lost.

in Figs. 7, 8, and 4, of which Fig. 7 a back view of Fig. l, the loop 13 B lollows the course of the legs A A for it short distance at the point H E, where said loop crosses said legs. In Figs. 4t and 7, of which 7 is a. hook view of Fig. 4, the legs A A are waved nearly their entire length. Loop B B is constructed to form by its outline the conventional form of a heart and follows for a. shortclistsnce one of the waves inthe legs A A, as shown at point H H and. as shown more clearly in 7, the legs meeting ltt D to form the K, as shown, bound, together by s stri 3 metal or other material. In Fig. 8 the leg A. A are bound together by soldering point ll, where said legs meet, thereby preventing the hair escaping into the loop or securing portion ol the pin. The hoop or loop E l? in this ligure is mode to describe son'iewhot the outline. of o clover-leaf.

The herein-described huir-pin in its form ol. construction is also adopted. to receive a ribbon how or other ornamentstion, as shown in Figs. 5 oiul 6. In Fig. 5 is shown-the end of the ribbon ll and. manner in which some is I passed reorword through opening G- snd. ca-cl: again through the adjoining opening G The rih hon is then drawn through opening un ,til the middle portion of ribbon lit is opposite Q erases I the double or twisted wire at point 1), then tied thereto in abow, showninl ig. (5. Thus the bow cannot accidentallybecome detached therefrom and consequently lost. The hairin being at the same time secured in the hair y its loop portion cannot become unintentionally dislodged therefrom and lost.

-While for convenience l have several times characterized the material used in the conc structlon or the herein-described halr-pln as a piece of wire, I intend that term to cover any suitable material, such as rubber,'cellu-- loid, aluminium, shell, or other material,,

the loop or hoop B B, as shown herein, realizing that other outlines than those shown and described might be employed and yet be within. the scopeof my invention.

'lheretore what I claim as new, andwish to secure by Letters Patent, isl A hair-pin formed of a single piece of wire bent intermediate its ends to form two legs said legs being connected together below the bend the loop above the connected ends ofthe legs bulging outwardly and bent downwardly into proximity to the legs of the pin whereby two openings are formed at the top of the hair-pin for the reception of aribbon bow.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 15th day of July, 1905.


Enrrn M. Gummy, lEnMAN F. KUPFER.

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Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/00