FiledFriday, 17th January 1890
PublishedTuesday, 29th April 1890
InventorWilliam Purdy Hellings
Does away with the disgusting habit of sucking the mustacheCPC Classification:
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, William Purdy Hellings, a citizen of the United States, residing at Aurora, in the county of Hamilton and State of Nebraska, have invented a new and useful Mustache Guard or Protector, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a mustache guard or protector, the object of which is to provide a guard for the mustache while in the act of eating or drinking, the guard being arranged over the mustache and securely kept in position by temple-bars fastened to the guard and passing back along the temples and over and behind the ears.
To the ends above named the invention consists, preferably, of fine or invisible wire-netting, around the edge of which is secured a band of gold, silver, steel, iron, or other suitable material, and on the upper edge is secured temple-bars of similar material with rim or band by means of hinges of similar material.
The guard may be made of gold or silver plate, celluloid, bone, gutta-percha, or other elastic material.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.
In the drawings,
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is—
1. The herein-described mustache-guard, the same comprising an outwardly-curved body loosely covering the mustache and provided with integral hooks at its ends supporting the mustache ends, and means, substantially as described, for securing said body in position on the face, as set forth.
2. In a mustache-guard, the body
3. In a mustache-guard, the body
4. In a mustache-guard, the body
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
William Purdy Hellings.
W. H. Dodd,
W. S. Harlan.