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They Invented What? (No. 124)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 9, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,419,345:  Hairpiece.

 hairpiece

What is claimed is:

1. A hairpiece attachment device for attaching a hairpiece to a central scalp bald area of a user’s head, said device comprising:
          a first component attachable to said central scalp bald area, said first component having an inner edge and a first plurality of hinge-type hollow cylindrical segments spaced along said inner edge;
          a second component on which a hairpiece is attachable, said second component having an outer edge and a second plurality of hinge-type hollow cylindrical segments spaced along said outer edge;
          said first and second pluralities of hinge-type segments aligned to interfit with one another to form a continuous passageway through said segments;
          two flexible pins, each said pin insertable through an opposite end of the passageway of said hinge-type segments, thereby attaching said first component to said second component such that insertion…

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