Title:
Combination chin strap and hair cap
United States Patent 2044521


Abstract:
The present invention relates to improvements in beauty appliances and has reference more particularly to a combined chin strap and hair cap. One of the important objects of the present invention resides in the provision of a facial mask or bandage which will effectively reduce double chins,...



Inventors:
Weiland, Harry M.
Furman, Jacob N.
Application Number:
US7547036A
Publication Date:
06/16/1936
Filing Date:
04/20/1936
Assignee:
Weiland, Harry M.
Furman, Jacob N.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/174, 128/857
International Classes:
A45D8/40
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Description:

The present invention relates to improvements in beauty appliances and has reference more particularly to a combined chin strap and hair cap.

One of the important objects of the present invention resides in the provision of a facial mask or bandage which will effectively reduce double chins, eliminate tell-tale lines and help fill out hollow cheeks in a manner to restore the youthful facial contour.

Another important object is to provide a combined chin strap and hair cap, wherein the cap will keep the coiffure or wave set in place while the device is worn, when the user rests or sleeps.

A still further and important object is to provide a facial bandage of the above mentioned character which will fit the chin and lower jaw of a child or grown person and be so held on the head of the wearer, that the mouth of the user will be kept closed while such person sleeps, thus l preventing snoring and correcting improper breathing, especially in children.

Another salient object is to provide a combined chin strap and hair cap that can be readily and easily placed in position on the head and propw erly adjusted for placing the desired and necessary tension on the chin strap, so that drooping and sagging muscles and/or tissues are correctly supported in a manner to give an attractive and youthful expression.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings, forming a part of this speciSficatlon, and in which like numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the same: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device embodying our invention, showing the same in use; Figure 2 is a front elevation of the combined 10 chin strap and hair cap illustrated on the head of the wearer; Figure 3 is a rear elevation thereof; Figure 4 is an enlarged perspective view of the device per se; 15 Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view taken approximately on the line 5-5 of Figure 4; andFigure 6 is a transverse section taken approximately on the line 6-8 of Figure 4.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of i0 illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral I designates generally the hair cap, forming an important part of the present device. This hair cap is preferably formed of open-work fabric, such as fine net, and 5 is composed of a pair of like head and face portions or sections, the head portion being designated by the numeral 2 and the face portions or sections by the numeral 3.

As will be readily observed upon referring to Figure 4 of the drawings, the edges of these head and face sections are curved. The upper edges of the head or crown portions are.disposed in overlapping relation and a binding strip of lace 4 is disposed on top of the overlapping upper edges of the head or crown sections and is stitched thereto by the stitching 5 as clearly indicated in Figure 5.

The back of the crown of the hair cap is left open so as to form free rear end portions 6, the purpose of which will be hereinafter more fully described. Again referring to Figure 4 of the drawings, it will be noted that the side or face portions 3 taper gradually toward their lower ends, these side portions being of such length as to terminate at a point adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw of the face, when the device is in use.

A lace strip 7 extends around the free edges of the head and face sections and is stitched thereto, to add to the appearance of the hair cap. Forming a salient part of the present invention is the chin strap designated by the numeral 8. This chin strap is preferably formed of the very finest French elastic material and is capable of stretching in a longitudinal direction only. The longitudinal edges of the elastic chin strap 8 have bindings 9 stitched thereto in the manner as clearly shown in Figure 6 of the drawings.

This elastic chin strap is of a width substantially equal to the width of the lower free ends of the face or side portions 3 of the hair cap and the ends of this elastic chin strap are stitched to the respective lower free ends of these side or face portions. The forward edges of the hair cap and the elastic chin strap cooperate to form an opening 10 for the face of the wearer and normally, the elastic chin strap 8 is not under tension.

A looped strap I I is connected to the top of the open rear portion of the crown as at 12. Also . forming an important part of the present invention are the tie-ribbons IS that are connected at one end to the corners of the lower free end portions of the crown or head section of the hair cap.

In using our combined chin strap and hair cap, the device is slipped on by placing the elastic chin strap under the chin and then gently drawing the hair cap over the head. The tie-ribbons 13 are then tied at the back of the head as indicated at M4 in Figure 3. Then, one of the ribbons is drawn through the looped strap II and the free end portions of the tie-ribbons are then tied into a bow 15 after the elastic chin strap has been properly tensioned and the desired firmness has been reached.

When the device is secured in position on the head of the wearer, in the manner shown inFigures 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, the person wearing the device can retire to bed and the hair cap will keep the hair or wave set in place and at the same time, the elastic chin strap will properly support drooping and sagging muscles or tissues and will further effectively reduce double chins as well as eliminate tell-tale lines and help fill out hollow cheeks in a manner to restore the youthful facial contour.

A combined chin support and hair cap of the above character just described will alsp prevent snoring and correct improper breathing, especially in cases of children.

The simplicity of our device enables the same to be readily and easily placed in position on the head and properly adjusted thereon. Also, a device of this character can be manufactured and sold at a very low cost and will at all times be positive and efficient in carrying out the purposes for which it has been designed.

While we have shown the preferred embodiment of our invention, it is to be understood that various changes in the size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim is: 1. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric including a crown portion and side pieces for disposition against the sides of the face, the ends of the side pieces terminating adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw, and a chin strap of elastic material connected at its ends to the lower ends of the aforementioned side pieces.

2. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric including a crown portion and side pieces for disposition against the sides of the face, the ends of the side pieces terminating adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw, a chin strap of elastic material connected at its ends to the lower ends of the aforementioned side pieces, and means for securing the hair cap on the head and simultaneously tensioning the elastic chin strap.

3. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric, comprising a pair of like head and face portions, said head portions being connected together at their upper edges, the face portions terminating at their lower ends at a point adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw of the face, a chin strap of elastic material connected at its ends to the respective lower ends-of the face portions, and means at the back of the hair cap for securing the device on the head and holding the elastic chin strap under tension.

4. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric, comprising a pair of like head and face portions, said head portions being connected together at their upper edges, the face portions terminating at their lower ends at a point adjacent the.respective sides of the lower jaw of the face, a chin strap of elastic material .connected at its ends to the respective lower ends of the face portions, and means at the back of the hair cap for securing the device on the head and holding the elastic chin strap under tension, said last mentioned means including tie-ribbons connected at one end to the lower rear corners of the head portions.

5. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric, comprising a pair of like head and face portions, said head portions being connected together at their upper edges, the face portions terminating at their lower ends at a point adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw of the face, a chin strap of elastic material connected at its ends to the respective lower ends of the face portions, and means at the back of the hair cap for securing the device on the head and holding the elastic chin strap under tension, said last mentioned means including tie-ribbons connected at one end to the lower rear corners of the head portions, and a looped strap attached to the connected upper rear ends of the head portions, through which one of the ribbons is drawn before the free ends of the ribbons are tied together.

6. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric including a crown portion and tapering side pieces for disposition against the sides of the face, the ends of the side pieces terminating at a point adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw of the face, the back of the crown portion being open, a chin strap of elastic material connected at its ends to the respective lower ends of the side pieces, and being of substantially the same width as the width of the lower end portions of the side pieces, and tie-ribbons connected at one end to the lower rear corner portions of the crown for securing the hair cap on the head and simultaneously tensioning the elastic chin strap.

7. A device of the class described comprising in combination, a hair cap of open work fabric including a crown portion and tapering side pieces for disposition against the sides of the face, the ends of the side pieces terminating at a point adjacent the respective sides of the lower jaw of the face, the back of the crown portion being open, a chin strap of elastic material connected at its ends to the respective lower ends of the side pieces, and being of substantially the same width as the width of the lower end portions of the side pieces, tie-ribbons connected at one end to the lower rear corner portions of the crown for securing the hair cap on the head and simultaneously tensioning the elastic chin strap, and a looped strap connected to the top of the open rear portion of the crown, through which the free end of one ribbon is drawn before it is tied to the free end portion of the other ribbon. HARRY M. WEILAND.

JACOB N. FURMAN.