Means for attaching artificial hair to the head
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MEANS FOR ATTAGHING ARTIFICIAL HAIR TO THE HEAD.
Patented Dec. 13,1881.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LISETTA DRESSER, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSVLVAN IA.
MEANS FOR ATTACHING ARTIFICIAL HAIR TO THE HEAD.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 250,967, dated December 13, 1881.
Application filed June 3,1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, LISETTA PRESSER, a citizen of the United States, residingin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented an Improvement in Attaching Artificial Hair to the Head, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide means for readily attaching folds, curls, or waves of artificial hairto the natural hair without displaying any means of attachment other than that which is seen when an ordinary comb is introduced into the natural hair for retaining folds and plaits of the same.
In the accompanying drawings, Figures 1 and 2 are front and rear views of the artificialhair attacher; Fig. 3, a vertical section; Fig. 4., a vertical section of the parts detached from each other, and Fig. 5 a view showing one mode of applying the attacher.
The device consists of three main parts, namely: first, a mass, A, of hair; second, a comb, B; and, third,astrip ofany suitable material, between which strip and the comb the mass of hair is secured. It is immaterial how the comb part is made, providing it can be retained by its teeth in the natural hair, an ordinary comb, such as ladies use for keeping folds or plaits of hair in place, being applicable to my invention, or a special comb, made of metal, may be used for the purpose. It is preferable, however, for the upper bar, I), of the comb to project at both ends beyond the teeth, for a purpose rendered apparent hereinafter. The mass of hair must be arranged partly in accordance with the position it has to occupy on the head, and partly in accordance with the taste of the wearer; but in most cases myinvention will be used for re-enforcin g scanty front hair with artificial waves. The hairs are interwoven at one end with threads, so as to form a braid, a, the opposite ends of the hairs being free to be formed into curls, Waves, or other shaped masses, as the wearer may desire. The braided portion of the mass thinner at or near the opposite ends, as m, Fig.
2, the teeth of the comb are discontinued, so as to leave toothless projections b b.
The masses of hair may be prepared for attachment to the comb otherwise than by forming the hair into a braid at the upper edge of the mass; but I prefer the braid made by weaving, as the most efficient means of maintaining the hairs in the position to which they are first adjusted.
In Fig. 5 one wave only of hair is attached to the head, at one side of the same, by means of a comb, the teeth of which have been passed into the folds of natural hair, the natural hair only being shown at the opposite side of the head.
I claim as my invention 1. The combination of a mass of artificial hair with a comb, and with a strip, D, between which and the bar of the comb the hair is secured, all substantially as set forth.
2. The combination of a comb havinga top bar, b, and strip D, projecting laterally beyond the teeth, with hair-waves secured to the bar, said waves overlying the teeth, and extending laterally beyond the same, as set forth.
In testimony whereot'Ihave signedmy name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JAMES F. 'loBIN, HARRY SMITH.