William Beldue

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William Joseph Beldue
Born1889
Died(1955-08-28)August 28, 1955 (age c.66)
OccupationInventor

William Joseph Beldue (1889 – September 28, 1955) was the American inventor of the eyelash curler.[1]

Invention[edit]

Beldue co-invented the eyelash curler while working at the Kurlash Company at 77 South Avenue in Rochester, New York. He and his colleague, William R. Tuttle, co-held several patents with the company. Patents issued at least in part to Beldue include:

  • Great Britain No. 581,055, Improvements in eyelash curlers, August 11, 1944[2]
  • U.S. No. 2,391,047, Eyelash curler, December 18, 1945[3]
  • U.S. No. 2,460,317, Eyelash curler, February 1, 1949[4]
  • Canada No. 456189, EYELASH CURLER, April 26, 1949[5]
  • U.S. No. 2,474,873, Eyelash curler, July 5, 1949[6]
  • Great Britain No. 689,019, Improvements in eyelash curlers, December 18, 1951[7]
  • U.S. No. 2,602,458, Eyelash curler, July 18, 1952[8]
  • Canada No. 493071, EYELASH CURLERS, May 26, 1953[9]
  • Canada No. 493219, EYELASH CURLER, May 26, 1953[10]

Personal life[edit]

Beldue had a son, William Jr,[11] born November 17, 1929.[12]

Death[edit]

William Beldue died in Rochester, New York and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. He had three children:

  • Harold W. Beldue (son)
  • Donald Beldue (son)
  • Kathern Beldue (daughter)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Find-a-Grave Rochester New York
  2. ^ "Wikipatents - Patent GB581055". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  3. ^ "patents online - United States Patent 2391047". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  4. ^ "patents online - United States Patent 2460317". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  5. ^ "Canadian Patents Database - CA 456189". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  6. ^ "patents online - United States Patent 2474873". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  7. ^ "Wikipatents - Patent GB689019". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  8. ^ "patents online - United States Patent 2602458". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  9. ^ "Canadian Patents Database - CA 493071". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  10. ^ "Canadian Patents Database - CA 493219". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  11. ^ "Westside News - Carving a niche in retirement". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  12. ^ "Social Security Death Index Search". Retrieved 2008-01-08.

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