1.PATENT US435748, “MUSTACHE GUARD”
The above patent is titled “Mustache Guard.”This invention essentially holds up a mustache to keep it out of drinks and food. Other inventions include a “Mustache Shield” and a “Mustache Cup and Glass.” Read on for more patents.
2.PATENT USD381462, “MUSTACHE SHIELD”
Inventor Dennis H. Bailey didn’t do too much explaining in his application for this shield. Still, the patent was granted in 1997.
3.PATENT US278999, “MUSTACHE HOLDER”
This device, patented by J.A. Moore in 1883, was a comb that held a man’s mustache back so it wouldn’t come into contact with food.
4.PATENT US213455, “MUSTACHE CUP AND GLASS”
Unlike other mustache cups—which keep the mustache out of whatever a man is trying to drink—this one, patented by Albert Schenck in 1879, will make sure the guard that keeps a man’s ‘stache at bay won’t also burn the lips, all thanks to the innovative spout.
5.PATENT US398925, “MUSTACHE TRAINER”
Behind this interesting looking device, patented by Louis Auguste Allard in 1889, was that, by wearing it, a man could train his ‘stache to grow in the desired form.Theoretically, he would have done this while in private. Other attempts at mustache trainers were not much better, either.
6. PATENT US123839, “MUSTACHE HOLDER”
This patent, filed by Eli J.F. Randolph in 1872, proves this whole mustache guard thing was more than just a passing fad.
7. PATENT US135141, “MUSTACHE SPOON”
If your moustache cup isn’t working, why not try this spoon, patented by Ellen B.A. Mitchellson in 1873? It would allow you to bring soup to your mouth without “soiling or disfiguring” your moustache.
8.PATENT US3858589, “SIDEBURN AND MOUSTACHE SHAPER”
In name alone, Sideburn and Moustache Shapers don’t sound weird at all. But these devices, patented in the 1970s by Catherine E. Geiger, are pretty odd—more like things you’d trace than use to tweak your facial hair. Hold them up in front of your face, trim the errant hairs, and voila! Nicely shaped sideburns and ‘stache!