Dec. 31, 1946. I I c. E, oJLARKlN 2,413,456 _ SHAMPOO CAPE Filed June 19, 1945 gwum I " *4‘ [9'5" CZIQLarz¥in j W 2,413,456 Patented Dec. 31, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,413,456 SHAMPOO CAPE Cordelia E. O. Larkin, St. Petersburg, Fla. Application June 19, 1945, Serial No. 600,325 1 Claim. (01. 2-48) 1 This invention relates to shampoo aprons and more particularly to a guard or shield carried by the apron for protecting the face of the wearer during the shampoo operation. An object of this invention is to provide a re silient or elastic band which is secured to the neck of the apron so as to form a loop which 2 in applied position so that the inner concave edge M will snugly engage about the forehead and portions of the neck of the wearer in order to prevent liquids from flowing over the fore head and to provide for the ?owing of the liq uids downwardly to the back of the wearer. The upper or outer edge l5 of the band I l is adapted to be disposed in outstanding position with re may be raised upwardly to engage over the fore spect to the head of the wearer, so as to catch head and engage behind the ears, the loop being so constructed and arranged that it will stand 10 or collect the liquids during the shampooing op eration and provide for the draining of these out from the head and form a trough for catch liquids to the back and into the basin. ing liquids for draining to the back and keeping In the use of this device the cupped band II the liquid from running down the face. is vulcanized or otherwise ?rmly secured to the Another object of this invention is to provide an elastic band for attachment to the neck of 15 upper portion of the apron Ill and is adapted to extend from’ the neck opening l3. When the a shampoo apron which is molded or otherwise drain band is not in use it may be folded or ex formed in loop form and which whennot in use tended downwardly in front of the apron. When may be positioned on the front side of the apron, it is desired to prevent any liquids from ?owing the band being extendable over the head for snug engagement with the head to prevent liq 20 over the forehead and face including the neck of the person receiving the shampoo, the band uids from running over the face and forward I! is raised and stretched so as to tension the portion of the neck. band and extended about the forehead and be To‘ the foregoing objects, and others which hind the ears. In this manner the draining band may hereinafter appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and ar 25 will snugly engage the head of the user and will prevent any liquids from ?owing over the face rangement of parts, as will be more speci?cally during the shampooing operation and will pro referred to and illustrated in the accompanying vide for the draining of the fluids to the back. drawing, but it is to be understood that changes, During normal shampooing operations the wearer variations, and modi?cations may be resorted to of this device will be in a rearwardly inclined po which fall within the scope of the invention as sition with the back of the head over a wash claimed. basin or the like, so that the liquids which might In the drawing: flow over the face will come into contact with Figure 1 is a detail side elevation of a sham the tightly engaged drain band and will be di poo apron having a drain means secured thereto according to an embodiment of this invention, 35 rected by this band into the basin. The exact con?guration illustrated is regard the apron and drain means being shown in ap ed as the optimum, but some of the desirable re plied position, ‘ ' sults inherent in this disclosure may be obtained Figure 2 is a fragmentary plan view of the by various slight modi?cations including some de apron and drain means, and Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view 40 parture from the exact con?guration shown, and it is therefore requested that the scope of the in through the draining band. vention should be regarded as limited only by the Referring to the drawing, the numeral [0 des terms of the claim. ignates generally a shampoo apron which is What I claim is: formed with a neck opening IS. The apron [0 A device as described consisting of a fabric has secured to the upper portion thereof an elas 45 apron cut away centrally at one end so as to tic or resilient drain band generally designated provide shoulder engaging portions for the apron , as I I. The band H is preferably formed of rub and a slot through which the neck of the wearer ber or other yieldable material and is molded or extends, and an integral rubber annular strip otherwise formed in looped form, so that the free having oppositely arranged arms joined to the ends of the band ll may be ?rmly secured to the apron at the uppermost end of the apron, in a upper portion of the apron ill. plane with the shoulder engaging portions Preferably the band II is formed of an arcu ate visor portion i6 which may be made of ma thereof, this annular strip forming a peripheral terial which has a degree of ?exibility and trough and extended over around the forehead enough rigidity to maintain its trough-like shape. 55 of the wearer so as to girdle the latter with its arcuate outer portion, and so as to depend from The remaining portions ll of the band may be the forehead girdling portion with its opposing formed of elastic material for holding the visor arms on the side of the head and neck of the portion It in position. The visor it, as shown in Figure 3, is of transversely arcuate con?guration with the concave side l2 thereof innermost when 60 wearer. CORDELIA E. O, LARKIN.