Filed Saturday, 22nd September 1894
Published Tuesday, 20th November 1894
Inventor Charles C. Burgio
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Charles C. Burgio, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Mustache-Curlers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to an improved mechanical appliance for curling the ends of mustaches to improve their appearance, and has for its object to provide a small, compact and convenient device of novel construction for the indicated purpose, which may in pairs be readily applied to the terminal hairs of a mustache, and that will quickly curl said ends so as to give them a scroll-like appearance, without the application of heat or other means to effect the desired result.
To this end my invention consists in the construction and combination of parts, as is hereinafter described and indicated in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
The fashionable manner of arranging a mustache requires that the lateral terminals of the mustache be curled, so as to prevent their objectionable protrusion. Ordinarily the hair dresser uses a heated curling iron to effect the operation of curling the ends of a mustache. This consumes time and is disagreeable to the person operated upon, who incurs the risk of being burned. It has also been found that successive applications of a hot curling iron tend to destroy the vitality of the hair thus treated, so that it loses its luster and becomes brittle, breaking off at the ends and deteriorating the appearance of the mustache.
The improved mustache curler hereinafter described, is adapted for instant application to the dry mustache, and when applied requires but a few minutes contact with the hair to produce a handsome curl at the end of the mustache.
In the drawings,
The third and completing member of the improved curling device, consists of a keeper
To apply the improvement, which for economy in time is provided in duplicate, the operator places the terminal hairs at one side of a mustache in the gap afforded by spreading apart the limbs
The peculiar form of the looped keeper piece
The improved mustache curling device is very convenient for use either by barbers or persons that shave themselves, as the device may be readily applied, and need remain but a short time to produce the desired effect, and may then be readily removed.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
In a mustache curler, the combination with a limb longitudinally grooved in a portion of its body and having a handle-piece projected from the grooved portion of said body, of a cylindrical limb adapted to loosely engage the grooved portion of the other limb, and pivoted thereto at the junction of the handle-piece with the grooved portion thereof, and a bent keeper piece having two equal integral limbs, the inner edges of which are rounded, said limbs being pivoted at ends on the same pintle that joins the grooved and cylindrical limbs and extending throughout the length thereof, so as to closely embrace all the hair wrapped on the folded grooved and cylindrical limbs when the keeper is pressed over the hair and projects beyond the ends of the folded limbs, substantially as described.
Charles C. Burgio.
Wm. P. Patton,
Jno. M. Ritter.