InventionImprovement in Moustache-Guards
FiledSaturday, 23rd December 1871
PublishedTuesday, 20th February 1872
InventorEli J. F. Randolph
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
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Specification describing a new and Improved Moustache-Guard, invented by Eni J. I. Randolph, of New York city, in the county and State of New York.
My invention consists of a curved plate with a flange, adapted to the form of the upper lip, so that, being suspended in front thereof, the flange will take under the moustache and hold it so as not to interfere with eating and drinking; while said plate is provided with two prongs projecting upward from the upper edges, adapted to enter the nostrils one on each side of the septum which divides them, and suspend said plate by hanging from the thickened part of said septum.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The moustache is arranged above the flange
I propose to make these instruments of metal, vulcanized India rubber, or any other suitable substance, taking care to so form the prongs
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—
A moustache-guard, comprising the plate
The above specification of my invention signed by me this 23d day of December, 1871.
Eli J. F. Randolph.
Geo. W. Mabee,
T. B. Mosher.