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Moustache Shaper



FiledWednesday, 24th February 1897

PublishedTuesday, 27th July 1897

InventorPaul Scheunchen Ferdy


CPC Classification:   
  • B26B21/00
    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
  • B
    Performing Operations; Transporting
  • B26
    Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
  • B26B
    Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For

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No. 587,193.Patented July 27, 1897.
United States Patent Office.

Paul Scheunchen Ferdy, of San Francisco, California. Mustache-Shaper.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 587,193, dated July 27, 1897. Application filed February 24, 1897. Serial No. 624,761. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Paul Scheunchen Ferdy, of San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented a new and Improved Mustache-Shaper, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention has for its object to provide means by which a mustache may be easily and quickly shaped; and the invention consists in certain features of construction, which will be fully described hereinafter, and defined in the claim.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure 1 is a view showing the invention in use. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the invention with parts broken away, and Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.

The invention consists i band of flexible material having two layers a and a′ stitched together at the center of the band on lines b and having at each end an elastic loop c. The loops c are secured to the ends of the band by passing the loops between folds in the sheets a and a′.

In using the invention the mustache is dampened and the band placed over the mustache, as shown in Fig. 1. The loops c are then respectively engaged with the ears of the person using the device, so that the band will be pressed firmly against the mustache to hold the latter spread against the face of the person using the mustache-shaper. This will shape the mustache very properly and in a manner which will cause the mustache to retain its shape for a comparatively long time.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent—

A mustache-shaper consisting in a flat flexible band formed of two layers of material, the ends of which are turned in and stitched together, and an elastic loop at each end of the band, each loop being passed between the end portions of the material and having one portion lying snugly against the inner faces of the layers and the elastic loops projecting from the band at the side edges thereof whereby the bands are held open to readily engage the ears of the person using the mustache-shaper.

Paul Scheunchen Ferdy.


L. C. Schulte,

E. H. Tanner.