Today in the Morning File, Peter Leo shares some choice tidbits about the comb-over. Yes, the comb-over. Apparently, the much maligned hairstyle of choice for aging accountants was actually patented. U.S. Patent 4,022,227 to be precise.
We're all about service here at Lady D's Cocktail Chat, so instead of muddling through the U.S. Patent site yourself, below are some quick links for you. (You need ActiveX to view images.)
Page One: Abstract and overview.
Page Two: Some detailed illustrations.
Page Three: Specifications and claims.
Sez Mr. Leo, "Note the compassion in the patent statement: 'Obviously a partially bald person without the financial means cannot afford the luxury of hair coverings.'"
Tuesday, April 10, 2007