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    • A45D8/00Hair-holding devices; Accessories therefor
    • A45D8/24Hair clasps, i.e. multi-part clasps with pivotal connection of parts at their ends
    • Y10S132/00Toilet
    • Y10S132/901Comb tooth shape


' BABBETTE. nruouxon FILED mm: 5, 190a.
Patented Mar. 23,1909.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed June 5, 1908. Serial No. 436,846.
Toall whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JosnPirVVILcoX, a citizen of the United States, residing at Athol, in the county of l/Vorcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Barrette, of which the following is a specification. v
This invention relates to-a pin or tongue capable of application to several kinds of toilet articles and the like, but especially adapted for use on barrettes, to the combination thereof with a barret-te, and to a blank from which a; plurality of pins or tongues maybe made. r
The principal objects of the invention are torov'ide a barrett-e or other toilet article wit 1' a pm or tongue for fastening it in the hair, having simple. and convenient means thereon for securely holding the article in position; and to provide a simple and-inexensive way for .makilu the tongues or pins y employing a new iorm of blank from which 'thearticles may bemade with econonly of stock and labor.
Further objects and advantages of the in 'vention' will appearhe'reinafter.
The ob ects of the invention are secured.
by providing the tongue or pin for the barrette, or other toilet article, with pro ecting curves or humps adapted to-engage the rear surface of the barrette when the pin is caught in position so as to look its free end to the barrette. 'One or any other number of these prmectmgcurves may be employed and especially when thereare a plurality of them they are adapted to .hold the hair in the spaces between the humps 'soa's efiectively to prevent its displacement. In thepre-- ferred forms of the invention, these projections are'of such form and the rest of the pin is so shaped'that a plurality of pins may be formed out of a single blank in such away as to economize in the use of material,
time, and labor.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a plan of a barrette showing one form of the invention applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a plan of a blank showing how the pins or tongues, as illustrated in Fig. 1, can he made With great economy in use of material. Fig. 3 is a plan of a pin or t'onguesimilar tothat shown in Fig. 1 but slightly modified. Fig. 4 is'a. similar view showing another modification, and Fig. 5 is a rear elevation. of
- the barrette shown in Fig.
'pluralit stantiall and simi axrly p set into the post 11 slightly at an angle as clearly shown in Fig. 5.
Inthe form of the invention shown in Fig. 1 the tongue is located in a plane perpendicular to the barrette and-is-of a "eneral curved sha e so'as substantially to 1? the arrette and on the convex portion there- Patented March 23, 1909.
t the back of of are shown three curved projections or bumps 15 each curved on a smaller radius than the body of the pin and adapted to engage the back of the barrette when the pin is caught in fixed position by the post 12. On
account of this construction, the hair is caught in the s aces 14 between the projeetions 15 and he (1 by the body of the pin at these points in a very, secure manner so that there is very little danger of the ba r'rette becoming loosened or dislodgedf It will be seen also that the amount of spring which the end 16 of the pin has can be determined from-catching the pin in the post 12 before it is applied to the hair. If it has lost its iring'sufiiciently so that it will not hold,
t llS can be. seen very easily before it is ap plied to the hair, and in fact the manufacturer can effi ciently test each device simply bv nitting it up in the ordinary way'in Whic arrettes are sup lied to the trade; that is, with the pin caug t in the post 12. The 'ad, vantages of the form shown in Fig. 1, so far as they have been described in this para-.
graph, are also'present in the case of the form shown in 'Fig. 4 in which the pin 17 is provided with humps 15 and spaces 14 as described with reference to Fig; 1. A eompari son of these two figures, however, will show that Fig. 1 has additional features; namely a of indentations 18 on the back subsirnilar to the projecting curyes 15 laced. It will also be noticed that'a central me drawn between the ends of the pin will substantially bisect the central tances therefrom on opposite si es. In
other words, the proijections and indenta- Y ltionsare symmetries. lyplaced on the pin.
' These teeth can be cut oil at the point 22 and be left between them except that )roduced' rounded over and perforated to form pins like the pinv 13. It will be observed, also that between each two of these teeth or pins 21 is aspace 23 of a shape substantially similar to one of these teeth, but reversed. In other words, where the indentations 18 come on the pins, there will be corresponding projections in these. spaces and the'projec- 'tions 15 on the pins extend into the space to form indentations therein. From this it follows that another pin is formed in each of these spaces between two of the teeth 21 when the latter are cut out. In other words the operation of producing one set of teeth or pins results in the production of two, and substantially the same blank is used as would be employed for one set only. The pins formed in the spaces 2 may be con-- nected by an edge strip like the strip 20 or may be'cut out individually if desired. It will be understood, of course, that these pins could be made from blanks with considerable economyil the teeth 21 were crowded up close together with'their points all extending in the same direction so that no spaces would by cutting or stamping them out. t is to be ooserved, however, that when thisis done a rather peculiar-set of dies has to be employed and after. all, there is considerable waste for the ends or points 16 of the pins or teeth are much narrower than the opposite, or butt ends, consequently the tendency, when they are made in this way is to curve them around so that perhaps the most economical blank to be employed would be a circularor semicircular one. When made from rectangular blanks there must be considerable waste in this form because the ends 16 would have to be separated in the blank and there is no use for the pieces taken out between them. It will be seen, therefore, that a material economy is-eflected by producing the pins according to the principles set forth and described wlth reference to Fig. 1. 1
Macro It will be umlerstood, of course, that while three pro cct1ons 15 are shown in Figs. 1 and 4, any other number can be employed according: to the character of the article to which the pin is to be applied and the necessities of the particular case.
In Fig. 3 a form 15 shown having two pro -jections 15 with only a single space 14 he tween them. This form is shown as having two indentations 18 so it can be made in accordance with the principles indicated in Fig. 2.
While I have illustrated and described certain forms in which l. prefer to embody the invention, I am aware that it can be carried out in many other ways and that many modifications may be made therein by any person skilled in theart without departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. 'lherelore, I do not wish to be limited to the details of construction shown, but
What I do claim is As an article of n'ianul'acture, a curved barrette havin a post near one end, and. a single central flat pin or tongue located in a plane transverse to the barrette, pivoted to the post slightly at'an angle to the center of the barrette, and having a general curved shape throughout its len th to conform to the shape of the back of the barrette, of the same thickness throughout but 'wider at its pivoted end than at the other and having a plurality of projecting curves 011' the convex portion thereof engaging the back of the barrette when the pin is in position for holding the barrette in the hair, anda corresponding number of similarly shaped indentations on the other side, said curvesand identations being symmetrically arranged with respect to the middle of said pin or tongue, whereby two of said pins or tongues may be died out from the same blank substantially without waste of material, and without requiring bending or reshaping after being died out.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
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