Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1196959 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1916
Filing dateJan 13, 1916
Priority dateJan 13, 1916
Publication numberUS 1196959 A, US 1196959A, US-A-1196959, US1196959 A, US1196959A
InventorsErnest C Lewerenz
Original AssigneeErnest C Lewerenz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination comb and tooth-brush holder.
US 1196959 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



APPLICATION FILED mi. 13. 1916. r 1,196,959. PatentedS ept, 5,1916.

=; s'm'ius PATENT OFFICE.



Application filed January 13, 1916. Serial No. 71,918.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ERNEST C. LEWERENZ,

a citizen of the United States, residing at I construct the handle of the tooth brush that it will be wedged in the chamber formed in the comb back and thus held in this place by frictional engagement.

This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein' Figure l is a side elevation showing the improved comb with the tooth brush in place; Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the comb with the tooth brush shown in elevation; Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken along the line 33 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken along the line 4.-4 of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view through one end of the comb back.

The back 10 of the comb 11 is provided with a longitudinally-extending chamber 12 in which the tooth brush is placed and which is provided with a flared mouth 13. This flared mouth 13 is provided so that the tapered head 14 of the tooth brush handle 15 will be wedged in the mouth 13 when the tooth brush is placed in the chamber 12 thus causing the tooth brush to be held in place by frictional engagement between the head 14 and the mouth 13. The handle of the tooth brush is substantially the'same width as the width of the chamber 12 so'that when the brush is in place as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the brush can not have transverse play in the chamber which would tend to work the brush loose. The head 14 of the brush extends beyond the comb head 10 when the brush is in place, and has its outer end pro- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 5, 1916.

vided with notches 16 which permit the brush to be easily withdrawn from the comb when desired.

The comb and brush can be formed of any suitable inaterial, such as celluloid, molded rubber, or any other composition, or may be formed of metal if desired. By having the comb and brush constructed as shown, the comb may be used with the brush in place and then put in thepocket or the brush may be -withdrawn from the chamber 12, and after being used, canbe replaced and the comb placed in the pocket. It will therefore be seen that a comb and brush have been provided which can be very conveniently carried about in the pocket so that the comb and brush will always be convenient when desiring to use-the same. It will also be noted that the comb and brush are so constructed that they may be securely held in the position shown in Fig. 2, but the brush may be easily withdrawn when desiring to use the same. It .will also be noted that if desired, openings may be formed in the walls of the chamber so that air can circulate in the chamber and thus permitthe brush to dry. w

What is claimed is:

A comb having its back provided with a longitudinally extending chamber of even transverse diameter throughout its length,

the upper and lower walls being thickened f at one end to provide a restricted neck and flared mouth, a brush fitting in said chamber and having its head and handle of substantially the same-width as said chamber to prevent said brush from moving transversely therein and guide the movement of the brush into the chamber, the handle of said brush being provided with an enlarged and tapered end conforming to the contour of the flared mouth of said chamber whereby the enlarged end of the handle may be wedged in the mouth of the chamber.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4319594 *Jul 3, 1980Mar 16, 1982Parker Donald KCombination toilet article
US5970990 *Nov 10, 1998Oct 26, 1999The Brideport Metal Goods Mfg. Co.Cosmetics container cap with applicator and comb
US6158443 *Jun 8, 1999Dec 12, 2000Health Enterprises, Inc.Lice comb assembly
U.S. Classification132/120, 132/147, 401/195, 132/148
Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/10, A45D44/18, A46B15/0055, A46B2200/104, A46B15/0059, A46B15/0061
European ClassificationA46B15/00C, A45D24/10, A45D44/18, A46B15/00C3, A46B15/00C2