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Publication numberUS1172889 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1916
Filing dateNov 1, 1915
Priority dateNov 1, 1915
Publication numberUS 1172889 A, US 1172889A, US-A-1172889, US1172889 A, US1172889A
InventorsCharles M Holden
Original AssigneeCharles M Holden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1172889 A
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Patented Feb. 22,1916.



To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES M. HOLDEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Dyeing- Combs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in combs used for dyeing purposes, and the object of the invention is to provide a comb by which a dyeing liquid can be distributed upon the head of the wearer uniformly and with no discomfort and in the exact locality desired, from which the dye can be discharged as close to the scalp of the head, as desired, which will not waste the dye, which canbe easily taken --apart and the parts thereof cleaned and reassembled, and which can be easily operated.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a side view of the dyeing comb; Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view thereof; Figs. 3 and 4 arecross sectional views on the lines 33 and 4-4 of Fig. 1 respectively.

Referring to the drawing, 1 indicates a hollow handle, which is of a general cylindrical form, but one end' of which has an enlarged cylindrical extension 2 to form a receptacle for a cylindrical vessel 3 of rubher, said extension being still farther extended on the side opposite to the handle to form a somewhat narrow receptacle 4 for a presser piece 6. The extension 4 is cut away through its outer edge, as shown at 7, to permit of the rounded outer edge of the preser piece to be presesd inwardly by the thumb of the operator, and, when so pressed inwardly, the inner side S of the presser piece, which is extended laterally so as to be of greater width than the presser piece, and has a concave outer surface, is pressed against the cylindrical surface of the rubber reservoir, and compresses said reservoir, forcing outwardly the liquid dye contained within the same. The outer end of the reservoir is closed, but the inner end thereof contains a metallic neck 9, from which leads a small metallic conduit 11, around which is one end of a rubber tube 12, the other end of said tube encircling the open end of a metallic fiat tube 13, the other end ofwhich is closed; Said metallic tube 13 is contained within a piece 14 of folded cloth, from the adjacent edges of which extend short lengths Specification of Letters Patent.

' Application filed November 1, 1915.

Patented Feb. 22, 1916.

Serial No. 59,066.

15 of warp, the weft having been removed from said lengths, said warp being composed of comparatively stiff material such as horse hair. The cloth is contained in a channel-shaped metal holder 16, being held in place in said holder by U-shaped pieces 17 of stout wire. Said holder is contained within a comb 18 consisting of pieces 19 of wire doubled, the free ends of which are secured to metallic strips 21, secured in opposite sides of the handle 22, which at this end is made channel-shaped. Said holder 16' is retained in said comb partly by means of hooks 23 and partly by a screw 24, screwed through the back of the handle and into the back of said holder, and a spring 25 coiled around the screw normally presses said holder away from the handle. A loop 26, attached at its free end to the side strips 21, serves to suspend the comb from any suitable support. The bend of the wires 19 is somewhat sharp, but not sharp enough to injure the scalp of the user.

In the inner edge of the metal tube13, or that next the ends of the teeth of the comb, are small perforations 27, through which the liquid dye can pass from said metal tube into the space between the bristles 15 extending from the folded cloth.

Upon pressing the presser piece 6 with the thumb the liquid dye is forced through the small perforations 27 into the space between the bristles l5 and moistens them so that, when the wire comb is drawn through the hairs of the head, the hairs are moistened with the liquid dye. For dyeing the outer portions of long hair the screw is screwed into the'back of the holder, so that the holder is withdrawn from the point of the teeth, and for dyeing the hair close to the scalp the screw is screwed in the o posite direction so that the bristles are for d into the points of the teeth of the comb.

It will be observed that by my improved construction I provide a comb and brush in one instrument.

I claim 1. A dyeing comb having a handle and wire teeth and a liquid distributer contained within the teeth and formed of doubled fabric, the weft of which is removed at the edges, the exposed warp being of stiff material to form bristles.

2. A dyeing comb having a handle and teeth, a liquid distributer contained within the teeth, a perforated metallic tube conmy hand in the presence of two subscribing tained within the distributer, a compressible Witnesses. reservoir communicating with said tube and supported upon the handle of the comb, and 5 means for adjusting the (listributer to and Vitnesses:

from the points of the teeth. F. M. WRIGHT,

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set D. B. RICHARDS.


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US2819723 *May 31, 1955Jan 14, 1958Jean LeclabartHair dyeing apparatus
US5056480 *Sep 28, 1990Oct 15, 1991Murray Sr RalphLiquid comb combination and method for its manufacture
US6357450Dec 29, 2000Mar 19, 2002Andrew PaiceHair dye applicator
U.S. Classification132/109, 132/159, 132/120, 132/112
Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/02