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Otis Willard Capron
  • Born: 28 Jan 1827, Attleboro MA

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  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Attleboro MA, listed as a jeweler.

  • He was issued design patent number 5,396 on 5 Dec 1871



    Specification forming part of Design No. 5,396, dated December 5, 1871.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, Willard O. Capron, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and original Design for Ladies' Dress-Combs; and I do hereby declare that the
    following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification. Figure 1 is a rear view of a ladies' dress-comb showing my improved design. Fig. 2 is a side or edge view of the same.
    My invention has for its object to furnish an improved design for ladies' dress-combs, which shall be neat and simple, and at the same time highly ornamental; and it consists in the design herein shown and described.
    A represents an ordinary comb, to the top of which is hinged a small plate, B, which is made triangular in its general form, and the edges of which are scalloped, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. To the rear or outer side of the plate B is secured a flange or lug, 0, having holes formed through it, into which are sprung the ends of the open rings D. The open rings D are made circular or oval in their general form; are made with their lower parts wide and tapering gradually toward lug or flange 0, into which their ends are sprung. The open rings D are also made convex or rounded upon their outer or rear sides, and flat upon their inner or forward sides. Each outer ring D is made smaller than its preceding inner ring, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
    I claim as my inventionó
    The design for ladies' dress-comb, substantially as herein shown and described.

    Willard O. Capron

    James T. Graham
    T. B. Mosher

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