FiledSaturday, 30th November 1889
PublishedTuesday, 3rd March 1891
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Issac Commons, of Piqua, in the county of Miami and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Mustache-Trainers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The mustache has grown into favor of late years on account of its alleged benefit to the health of the wearer, and more particularly as a facial adornment.
One disagreable feature pertains to the cultivation of a luxuriant mustache. It greatly interferes with the free partaking of liquid or semi-liquid refreshment, and is liable to become soiled and rendered unsightly when it is brought into contact with articles of food or drink.
The object of my invention is to provide a small, shapely, light, and conveniently-attachable device, designated a “mustache-trainer,” which when in position will retain the mustache away from contact with the mouth, thereby permitting the wearer to partake of soup and other like articles of food without soiling his mustache.
To this end my invention consists in certain features of construction, which will be hereinafter described, and indicated in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
It should be understood that two of the “training-clasps” are employed to retain the mustache removed from the mouth, as shown in
To apply the device the mustache is separated on a median line and one-half grasped in the fingers of one hand, the “trainer” is slipped in place so as to have its limbs
The remaining portion of the mustache is similarly provided with a trainer, which is held thereby completely removed from the mouth of the wearer, as shown in
The trainer shown in
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
As an improved article of manufacture, a mustache-trainer consisting of a piece of flat spring metal bent to form two limbs of unequal length, the longer limb having its end bent over upon itself approximately parallel with the body thereof to form a hook, under which the end of the shorter limb is adapted to be sprung, and a covering for the said limbs, as specified.
John M. McDonald,
D. S. Bates.