FiledWednesday, 7th October 1903
PublishedTuesday, 8th March 1904
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Fidel Oberdorfer, a subject of the German Emperor, and a resident of Heidenheim-on-the-Brenz, Würtemberg, Germany, have invented a certain new and useful Washable Mustache-Band, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a mustache-band of any shape and size made from wire-gauze. This band is washable, and in order to protect the ears the elastic attachment cords are conducted round them by means of small tubes bent so as to surround the same.
Mustache-bands hitherto employed were not washable and their attachment-cords were hooked directly round the ears, and thus pressed upon the same.
The wire-gauze is made preferably from non-oxidizing metallic wires—for instance, such as nickel wire or nickeled metal wires.
Having now fully described my said invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
In a washable mustache-band, the combination of a wire-gauze band adapted to engage the mustache, a binder around the edges of said band, eyelets in the ends of said band, loops of elastic material engaging said eyelets, bent tubular guards, through which said elastic loops pass, adapted to carry the latter around the ears of the wearer, and means connecting with said elastic loops for fastening them about the head of the wearer.
In presence of—