Moustache Curling Tongs
FiledFriday, 14th June 1889
PublishedTuesday, 17th December 1889
InventorWalter H. Bagshaw
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, Walter H. Bagshaw, of Lowell, in the county of Middlesex, State of Massachusetts, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Curling-Tongs, of which the following is a description sufficiently full, clear, and exact to enable any person skilled in the art or science to which said invention appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which—
Like letters and figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different figures of the drawings.
My invention relates especially to the class of curling-tongs known as “mustache-curlers;” and it consists in certain novel features, hereinafter fully set forth and claimed, the object being to produce a simpler, cheaper, and more effective device of this character than is now in ordinary use.
The nature and operation of the improvement will be readily understood by all conversant with such matters from the following explanation.
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In the use of my improvement the tongs are heated and the hair to be curled is inserted between the beveled ends of the arms
My improved tongs are much more readily used than those of ordinary construction, the spring action of the arms being sufficient to prevent the hair from slipping from between them as the tongs are rotated, and their beveled ends enabling the hair to be quickly and easily inserted therein.
Having thus explained my invention, what I claim is—
1. A hair-curling instrument consisting of a handle and two parallel spring-arms disposed in close proximity or contact, the outer free ends of said arms being beveled inwardly.
2. A hair-curling instrument consisting of a handle and two parallel spring-arms disposed in close proximity or contact, the outer free ends of said arms being beveled inwardly from their outer to their inner edges.
3. A hair-curling instrument consisting of a handle and two parallel spring-arms disposed in close proximity or contact, the outer ends of said arms being beveled inwardly, and the inner ends or shanks thereof being tapered.
Walter H. Bagshaw.
Samuel B. Wyman,
Geo. H. Stevens.