Tag "headgear"
Transparent Face Mask (Mar, 1940)

Transparent Face Mask
Slipped over the head, a bag of cellulose tissue designed for use in skiing and other outdoor sports offers protection for the face without interfering with vision. The transparent mask can also be used as a shower cap, an apron, a tray cover, and a turban, the makers say.



TOY FIBERGLAS CAR, manufactured in Connecticut by the New London Metal Processing Corp., has a top speed of 5 mph, powered by a truck battery.

JUVENILE JIVESTERS. below, can play real tunes on these plastic toy instruments manufactured by Emenee Industries, 200 Fifth Avenue, N. Y.

Have a Look at the New Eyelashes (Jul, 1932)

Have a Look at the New Eyelashes
A NUMBER of people will undoubtedly question just what is meant by the word “beauty” after looking at the photo below showing the new eyelashes introduced to fashion at the recent national convention of hairdressers, cosmetologists and beauty culturists held in New York City.
Two of the “specimens” exhibited at the meeting were the platinum beaded and golden eyelashes worn by the girls in the photo.

Fashion Plates Adopt Armor Plate (Feb, 1940)

Fashion Plates Adopt Armor Plate
MEN’S shops in London are now stocking a new line of merchandise for sale to customers who want special protection during possible enemy air raids. In their clothing departments, the stores are offering bulletproof waistcoats, or vests, in all sizes and in a wide variety of styles. Hat departments are keeping pace by supplying the traditional English bowler, or derby, specially fitted with a steel lining that makes it as protective against flying fragments as the metal helmets issued to soldiers.

Glare-proof Glasses Aid Drivers (Jul, 1932)

Glare-proof Glasses Aid Drivers

HEADLIGHT glare from approaching cars is practically eliminated by the cup-shaped aluminum shields shown on the left, which fasten onto regular spectacle frames.

Holes are cut a little to the right of the apex of the cones, which are one inch deep. When meeting a car, driver turns his head slightly to the right. This automatically cuts off the glare from the lights and enables him to watch the side of the road.

Holes in the sides of the cups aid wearer in watching cars at intersections.

Inflated Plastic Suit Shields Worker in Atomic Laboratory (Sep, 1954)

Inflated Plastic Suit Shields Worker in Atomic Laboratory

Radioactive dust doesn’t bother a worker at the General Electric plutonium plant in Richland, Wash., who walks around in a plastic balloon. The suit provides a protective barrier against radiation in “hot” areas, permitting checking for contamination, cleanup and maintenance work. A flexible plastic tunnel at the rear of the suit connects to a port in the wall, provides air and serves as an entrance and exit passage. An air mask is worn ready for use in case the suit develops a leak. The suit and tunnel remain inflated because air inside the contaminated room is at a lower pressure than air on the outside. Any flow of air is into the contaminated area rather than out.

New Goggles of polaroid are now (Dec, 1944)

New Goggles of polaroid are now
being issued to Army Air Forces personnel. Like a large windshield, the single lens of shatterproof plastic provides unobstructed vision and protects against frostbite and flash fires.

Hardware Chic (Sep, 1935)

Hardware Dealer Fashions Feminine Hats from Merchandise

SOUP strainers, window screening, metal scouring pads and even fishing plugs were fashioned into hats by an ingenious hardware merchant in dressing up his windows for a special sale.

A tray from a weighing scale furnished the foundation for a “Military” bonnet which included such accessories as a metal scouring cloth chin strap and a cocktail strainer pom. He fashioned the brim for an “Afternoon” hat from a strip of window screen, used a soup strainer for the crown and fishing plugs and a scouring pad for the feminine frills. An upended paint brush was used to produce the final touch in chic styling.

Eye-Glasses Double for Microscope (Jul, 1936)

I don’t really see how this works.

Eye-Glasses Double for Microscope
EYE-GLASSES which can be used instead of a microscope have been invented by C. Dreisseg of Hamburg, Germany. The glasses obtain their microscopic power from specially treated dark paper.

This paper changed the focus of the eye so as to magnify the size of a fixed object. Even minute particles can be distinguished. The dark paper is encased in a leather band which fits snugly around the eyes to exclude all possible light rays. The novel glasses are ideal for student use.

New Plastic Masks Replace Sculpturing (May, 1935)

New Plastic Masks Replace Sculpturing
AS FAST as photography and almost as simple is a new process for making more accurate reproductions of head and bust than a sculptor can. Casts of heads can be made at low cost in 35 minutes.

A new type of plastic material, invented by Miss Harriet Meyer, is the secret of the process. This plastic substance, with which she covers the entire head of the subject, accurately reproduces every strand of hair and minute line. Yet the material does not stick to the subject. No oil is put on the face. The subject can assume any expression he may wish to have reproduced. The plastic material is applied with a brush and a brass cage pressed in place. The mask is then dried with an electric blower. After drying, the mask, still flexible, is removed. It is then used to produce the finished head in plaster of Paris or bronze.

It is claimed the plastic material does not cause discomfort to the subject and no tubes are necessary to permit the subject to breathe easily.