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Publication numberUS1137613 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1915
Filing dateApr 26, 1911
Priority dateApr 26, 1911
Publication numberUS 1137613 A, US 1137613A, US-A-1137613, US1137613 A, US1137613A
InventorsWalter W Harris
Original AssigneeWalter W Harris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1137613 A
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APPLICATION FILED APR.25, X911- 1 5 1 3"? 6 1 8 Patented Apr. 27, 1915.







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Application filed Apri1 26, 1911.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WALTER W. HARRIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brownsburg, in the county of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ourrycombs, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in curry combs, and has for its leading object the provision of an improved simple and inexpensive curry comb which may be quickly and readily cleaned.

A further object of my invention is the provision of an improved curry comb having separable teeth, and having means secured to said teeth for shifting the teeth with respect to the main or base plate of the curry comb, whereby the teeth may be quickly shifted from normal position to cause them to rub against the main plate and scrape the hair or other material thereon off and may be readily moved into their former operative position.

Other objects and advantages of my improved curry comb will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, and it will be understood that I may make any modifications in the specific structure shown and described within the scope of the claims without departing from or exceeding the spirit of the invention.

Figure 1 represents a top plan view of my complete curry comb, Fig. 2 represents a side elevation thereof, Fig. 3 represents a longitudinal sectional View of the curry comb in operative position, Fig. 4E represents a similar view with the teeth in cleaning or raised position, Fig. 5 represents a perspective view of the pivot post carried by the base plate, and Fig. 6 represents a perspective view of the trip and post showing the use of a coil spring in connection therewith.

In the drawings, the numeral 1 designates the wooden handle of my curry comb, in which is secured the rod 2 having the furcations 3 at its outer end, said furcations 3 being secured to the reduced end 4 of the main or base plate 5 of my curry comb. Said plate 5 has the plurality of transversely disposed slots 6 formed therein, while the portion of the plate adjacent each of the slots is stamped or pressed downward to provide the converging edges 7.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 27, 1915.

Serial N 0. 623,412.

Passing through the slots 6 are the arms 8 of the U-shaped plates 9, said arms passng through pairs of adjacent slots and having formed on their lower edges the serrations or comb teeth 10. The plates 9 have secured thereto the bracing plates 11, said plates extending longitudinally of the curry comb and having secured centrally thereto the curved plate springs 14: rounded or reversely curved at 12 and bearing against the bracket members 13 and sliding therealong. The springs 14 thus tend to force the teeth downward into operative position through the slots 6 of the frame plate. To brace the plates 9 and further to aid in said upward forcing of the same, I secure to their bases or portions connecting the two arms 8, the base flanges 16 of the pair of parallel L- plates 17 which have the slots 18 formed therein intermediate their length. Secured to the portion 4 of the plate 5 is the casting 19 having the upstanding posts 20, while secured to said posts 20 by the pivot 21 is one end of the curved arm 22 which bears on its free end the cross bar or double pintle 23 which is slidably engaged in the slots 18 of the plates 17. Formed integral with the curved arm 22 and projecting therefrom is the arm 24 terminating in the knob 25, said knob being disposed adjacent the end of the handle 1. To aid the spring 14.- in yieldingly resisting the upward movement of the teeth, I secure to the casting 19 either the blade spring 26 or the coil spring 2?, the other end of the spring 26 or 27 engaging one of the arms of the trip to resist the pivotal movement of said arms and thus the movement of the teeth.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the drawings, the construction of my improved curry comb will be readily understood, and it will be seen that I have provided a simple, inexpensive, durable and eflicient curry comb in which the teeth may be easily raised through slots in the main plate, said main plate having the edges of the slots so disposed with respect to the teeth as to scrape or clean the hair or other matter from the teeth of the comb, and it will further be observed that I have provided improved resilient means for yieldingly holding the teeth in operative position and for shifting the teeth into cleaning position.

I claim:

1. A curry comb comprising a plate having transverse slots formed therein, a handle for the plate, U-shaped comb teeth operable in the slots, the bight portions of which nor-' extended from the plate, a bell crank lever i mounted on the plate adjacent the handle and having one of its arms located between the bars and provided with a cross bar adapted to slidably engage said slots, said bell crank lever being rocked upon pressure being applied to its otherarm by the users hand without disengaging the, handle,

whereby the bights of the comb teeth are forced out of contact with the plate and against the tension of the bowed springs and a spring connecting the bell crank and plate,

as and for the purpose set forth.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for 2. A curry: comb comprising a flat plate having transversely extending slots, elongated inverted U-shapedmembers mounted on said plate and having the legs thereof ex tending downwardly through the slots and slidable therein, parallel strips connecting said U-shaped members above the plate, said strips having parallel elongated slots therein, a brace member connected to the plate and extending over the strips, a bowed spring connected to one of the-strips and pressing against the brace'to normally main-V tain the aforementioned legs in their lowermost positions and-a lever slidably connected to the said strips, a handle connected to the plate, said lever being pivoted to the handle and arranged to raise the aforemen- 'tioned legs sothat the lowermost"- edges thereof willlie substantially in the plane of theplateJ In testimony whereof I affix my signature, 7 in the presence of two witnesses. l v



five cents each, by. addressing the Commissioner .of Patents, Washington, D. 0. i

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US3110053 *Jul 13, 1962Nov 12, 1963Edward C SurabianHair brush
US4574416 *Jul 31, 1984Mar 11, 1986Stewart John WRetractable brushes
U.S. Classification119/628, 56/328.1
Cooperative ClassificationA01K13/002