William Beldue

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William Joseph Beldue
Born 1889
Died August 28, 1955(1955-08-28) (age c.66)
Rochester, New York, USA
Occupation Inventor

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

Invention[edit]

While working at the Kurlash Company, located at 77 South Avenue in Rochester, New York, Beldue co-invented the eyelash curler. He and the company co-held several patents with his colleague, William R. Tuttle. The following is a partial list of patents issued (at least in part) to William Beldue:

  • 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)

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