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- July 16,1946.
Filed Nov. 24,' 1944
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Patented July 16, 1946
Allan A. Norin, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Gaylord
Products, Incorporated, Chicago, Ill., a corpora
tion of Delaware
Application November 24, 1944, Serial No. 564,926
1 Claim. (Cl. 132-33)
This invention relates to hair curlers and is
more particularly concerned with the type of hair
curler in which a tubular body portion having a
thin wall section is slotted to form diametrically
opposed fingers to receive a lock of hair to be
This invention further contemplates the pro
outer end of the rib I I is also rounded at its outer
end at I6.
This type of hair curler is preferably formed
of thermoplastic material to permit flexing move
ment of the finger 8 toward the edge I2 of the rib
I6 for the purpose of locking the hair to be
curled therebetween.
vision of a hair curler having a thin Walled tubu
In the operation of the curler shown and de
lar body portion to receive a bobby pin for re
scribed, the end of the hair to be curled is in
taining a curl in position thereon, after which 10 serted between the ñngers 8 and 9 for locking
the curler may bedisplaced axially from the curl
engagement in the recess I3 provided between
which will then be secured by means of the bobby
the edge I2 of the rib I6 and the inner wall of the
ñnger 8. By pressing the ends of the fingers 8
It is an object of this invention to provide a
and 9 toward each other, the hair is clamped be
hair curler with improved means coacting with 15 tween the edge I2 of the rib and the inner wall
the inner walls of the lingers for securing the
of the ñnger 8. After two or three revolutions of
the curler, the pressure may be removed from the
end of a lock of hair to be curled.
ends of lingers 8 and 9 to permit same to assume
It is a further object of this invention to pro
their normal positions, and the curling operation
vide a hair curler which may be inexpensively
then continued by merely turning the knob IIJ.
formed of thermoplastic material, or the like, and
which will not readily get out of order.
After a curl has been thus formed, a bobby pin
is opened to engage the inner wall of one of the
This invention embodies other novel features,
details of construction and arrangement of parts
ñngers and the outside of the curl, after which
the curler is withdrawn axially from the curl
which are hereinafter set forth in the specifica
tion and claim, and illustrated in the accompany 25 which is held securely by the bobby pin mounted
ing drawing wherein:
While this invention has been shown in but
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view showing a hair
curler embodying features of this invention.
one form, it is obvious to those skilled in the art
that it is not so limited but is susceptible of
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional View of same.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional View taken along 30 various changes and modiñcations without de
parting from the spirit and scope of the claimed
the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
invention .
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional View taken along
I claim as my invention:
the line 4--4 of Fig. 2.
Referring now to the drawing for a better
A hair curler formed of thermoplastic material,
understanding of this invention, the hair curler 35 comprising a tubular body having a thin wall sec
tion, said body having diametrically opposed slots
is shown as comprising a tubular body portion 6
extending inwardly from one end thereof to pro
formed with a relatively thin wall section and
vide a pair of opposing fingers, the ends of said
having a pair of diametrically opposed slots 'I ex
iingers being rounded to define a flaring mouth
tending inwardly from one end thereof to provide
a pair of ñngers 8 and 9. The other end of 40 opening into said opposed slots, and a rib formed
on the inner wall of one 0f said lingers and cen
the body portion is provided with a frusto-coni
trally disposed within said body, the edge of said
cal knob II) which is preferably knurled to provide
a roughened linger gripping portion for rotating
rib being disposed in spaced annular relation to
the inner wall of the opposing finger to define
the curler. A rib I I is formed within the tubular
body portion 6 and is preferably disposed at right 45 therewith an inwardly converging hair engaging
recess, said rib extending inwardly from the end
angles to the slots -I. The rib II is joined to the
of its supporting ringer and having a rounded
ñnger 9 and provided with a hair clamping edge
I2 disposed adjacent the inner Wall of the finger 8
end formed to define with the rounded end of the
opposing finger a. flaring mouth opening into said
and deñning therewith an inwardly converging
recess I3. The outer ends of the fingers 8 and 9 50 hair engaging recess~
are rounded at I4 and I5, respectively, to facili
tate the insertion of hair into the slots 1. The
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