InventionImprovement in Moustache-Guards
FiledSaturday, 18th March 1876
PublishedTuesday, 18th April 1876
InventorVirgil A. Gates
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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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Virgil A. Gates, of Charleston, in the county of Kanawha and State of West Virginia, have invented a new and improved device for holding the moustache out of the way in eating or drinking, which is fully described in the following specification, and which I call a “Moustache-Shield.”
Every gentleman who wears a moustache must have experienced the great inconvenience it causes in eating and drinking, especially in eating soups and other kinds of food of similar consistency.
The object of this invention is to obviate this inconvenience by providing a simple device, easily applied and removed, for holding the moustache out of the way of the food or liquid while eating or drinking.
In the accompanying drawings,
In the accompanying drawing,
What I claim as my invention is—
The combination of the shield
Virgil A. Gates.
W. M. Mohany,
Romeo H. Freer.