No more hair pins or combs


On April 7, 1908, Thomas P. Taylor filed a patent application for a “new and useful improvement in hair-rolls.” In his application, he states that his goal is to create a hair roll that needs neither hair pins or combs, and instead “equip the hair-roll with devices which will hold the roll in place.” His patent was granted on July 28, 1908.

National Archives, Records of the Patent and Trademark Office