Filed Wednesday, 9th April 1890
Published Tuesday, 2nd September 1890
Inventor Reuben P. Hollinshead
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Reuben P. Hollinshead, a citizen of the United States, residing at Morrison, in the county of Whiteside and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mustache-Guards; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in that class of devices which are adapted for use for suspending a gentleman's mustache in order to keep the same up out of the way at the table, thus preventing the annoyance which so frequently is experienced in eating soups and other like foods, and in drinking tea, coffee, or other liquids by gentlemen having heavy mustaches.
The object of the invention is to generally improve upon the construction and at the same time to render more serviceable and efficient in operation this class of appliances.
To these ends, and to such others as the invention may pertain, the same consists in the peculiar construction of the mustache-guard, which will be hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings, and then specifically defined in the appended claim.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which, with the letters of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, like letters of reference indicating like parts throughout the several views, and in which—
Reference now being had to the details of the drawings by letter,
The elastic cord or band
Having thus described my invention, what I claim to be new, and desire to secure by Letters, Patent, is—
A blank for a mustache-guard of sheet metal having one edge formed on the are of a circle, and at a point near the center formed with two parallel slits
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Reuben P. Hollinshead.
Wilbur L. Brewer,
F. A. Van Osdol.