US 1280204 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. D. GAHBER.
SELF CLEANING CURRYCONIB.
Patented Oct. l, 1918.
zeigte ma INVENTOR WITNESSES ATTOR N EY WILFRED D. GARBER, 0F WELDON, IOWA.
Application led June 21, 1918.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, WILFRED D. Granen-R, a citizen of the United States, residing at Weldon, in the county of Decatur and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and use` ful Improvements in Self-Cleaning Currycombs, of which the following is a speciication.
This invention is a curry comb and has special reference to self-cleaning` structures of this nature.
One object of this invention is the production of a self-cleaning curry comb wherein efficient means are provided for cleaning the teeth of the curry comb when pressure upon the handle segments is relieved.
Another object of this invention is the production of a self-cleaning curry comb wherein the cleaning frame has a plurality of spring strips thereon which normally fit within the teeth of the curry comb, thus allowing the comb to be used in the usual manner, although when the same is swung away from the back, the strips will drag upon the teeth for cleaning` the same.
`Another object of this invention is the production of a self-cleaning curry comb wherein the cleaning frame is pivotally mounted upon the supporting back, although it is normally urged away from the back by the provision of springs engaging the back and the frame, thus allowing the cleaning strips to remove refuse from the teeth of the comb when pressure upon the handle is relieved.
Broadly stated, the invention consists of a supporting back having a sleeve at one end and a handle segment connected at the other, a cleaning ,frame pivotally mounted uponthe sleeve, a handle segment carried upon they cleaningl frame, U-shaped teeth carriedlupon the "back, spring strips carried upon'the frame vand also fitting within the `U-shaped teeth when the comb is in use, and
springs interposed between the back and the cleaning frame for urging the same apart when' pressure is relieved from the handle segments.`
One, practical Vform of construction and assembly of the presentV invention will be hereinafter described andis illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in wh1ch Figure 1 is a side elevation of the self cleaning curry comb.
Specication of Letters Patent.
Patenten oet. i, raie.
Serial No. 241,202.
plan view of the curry without departing from the spirit of the inventiOn. At the forward end of the back 5 there is provided a wall (3 extending at right angles thereto and the wall 6 is rolled along its edge to form a bearing sleeve 7. At the opposite end of the back 5 there is formed an L-shaped shank 8 upon which the handle segment 9 is carried. This handle segment 9 is substantially semi-cylindrical, for purposes to be hereinafter set forth, although as illustrated it will be noted that the handle segment 9 is reduced in size intermediate its ends.
The cleaning frame comprises apair of parallel bars 10 which are rolled to form eyes 11 at their forward ends interposed in alinement with the sleeve 7 which is notched as indicated at 12 for receiving the eyes `11. The pivot pin 13 is passed through the sleeve 7 and the eyes 11, thus pivotally mounting the cleaning frame upon the back. The op posite end of the bars 10 are connected by a bridge 14, thus making the cleaning frame substantially U-shaped, as will be seen by referring to Fig. 2. It should loe-noted, however, that the bridge 1i is bent to extend toward and past a portion ofV the shank 8, as
illustrated in Fig. 1, while the shank 15 ex-` of the handle segment 16 and when the two handle sections are carried adjacent each other and the comb is `in use, the two seg-` ments will constitute a substantially cylindrical grip which may be easily held, owing to its construction intermediate its ends.
In order to `urgethe cleaning frame away f from the back 5, coiled springs 18 are fixed upon the back in direct alineinent with the bars and owing to their resilient construction normally urge the cleaning lranie away from the back 5. Thus when the device is in use, the handle seg1nents9 and 15 are held adjacent each other against the tension of the coiled springs 18. However, when pressure is relieved from the segments it is ob- Y vious the tension of the springs will move the cleaning frame outwardly from the back 5 as illustrated in dotted lines in F ig. 1. lt is of course obvious that any other form of springs may be employed in this connection, such for instance as flat springs without departing from the spirit of the present invention.
UV-shaped teeth 19 are fixed upon the back 5 in any suitable manner in spaced relation with respect to each other. These U-shaped teeth 19 have serrated edges 20, thus permitting the device to be used in a manner similar to the ordinary curry comb now in use. IThese U-shaped teeth 19 are provided with alined notches 21 formed therethrough, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, thus providing space for the reception of the bars 10 of the cleaning frame, when the same is swung to a closed position, as shown in Fig. 1.
In order to clean the teeth 19, the bars 10 or the cleaning frame are provided with a plurality of resilient cleaning strips 22 which are riveted or otherwise secured thereto as illustrated at 23. These resilient strips 22 are of substantially the same length as the breadth of the hack 5 and are equal in number to the teeth 19 and are also spaced apart for the same distance as the teeth. It will be noted that when the cleaning frame is in a closed position and the curry comb is'in use, the resilient cleaning strips 22 will be slightly compressed, as they will fit within the teeth 19. Therefore, the edges of these strips will bear irmly upon the inner surfaces of the teeth at a distance from the serrated edges of the teeth. Accordingly, the strips will. be carried in an out-of-the-way position so as to not interfere with the teeth of the curry comb in the usual manner.
When the cleaning frame swings outwardly and away from the back, it is obi vious the edges of the resilient cleaning strips will pass very close to the serrated edges of theteeth 19, thus cleaning refuse from these vserrated edges and then after r vcleaning these edges the resilient strips will ment between the cleaning strips and the teeth.
From'the foregoing description, it will be seen that when the curry comb is in use, the cleaning frame is Vswung toward the headset back of the curry comb and thehandle segments held closely together, thus allowing the cleaning strips to be carried so as to not interfere with the usual movement and operation or the curry comb. It will also be noted that the construction of the shank 8 and the provision of the bridge 14 causes the handle segment to be carried ort-center, with respect to the currying portionof the comb, thus permitting the handle segments to be easily gripped without interfering with the proper use of the curry comb. However', when the user 'spreads his vhand to relieve pressure upon the handle segments 9 and 1G, it is obvious the resiliency of the springs 18 will swing the cleaning traine away from'the back to allow the cleaning strips to drag across the serrated edges of the teeth for cleaning the same. Accordiiigly, while the comb is in use, this clean- `in(T oieration ma be re eated lver often s Y Y ings have reference to what may be considered the preferred, or approved, form of my invention. It is to be understood that I may make such changes in construction and arrangement and combination of parts,
materials, dimensions, et cetera, as may prove expedient and fall within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by 1Letters Patent, is y 1. A curry comb comprising a back, said back having a wall at oneend, said wall being rolled to form a sleeve, an `Lshaped shank extending from the opposite end of said back, a handle segment carried upon said shank, U-shaped teeth fixed upon said back, said vteeth having alined notches formed therethrough, a cleaning `frame pivotally `mounted upon said sleeve and nor` iio mally fitting within said notches, and means 2. A curry comb comprisinga back, hav ing U-shaped teeth thereon, said teethhav-wV ing alined notches formed therein,'a clean?"A ing frame comprising a pair of `parallel bars, said bars being pivotallymounted on" said back, a bridge `connecting said bars, handle segments connected to said backfand,
said bridge, said barsfiitting `within said notches when said cleaning `iframe is in 4a normal position, resilient strips xed uponV said bars, and fitting within the teeth, thus causing the edges Vof the stripsto bear firmly upon the teeth, and springs inter-v posed between said barssand said back for Y urging said cleaning frame away from said back, thus causing` thev cleaning-strips toV drag across the edges of the teeth for re moving refuse therefrom.
3. A curry comb comprising a back having a wall at one end, rolled to form a sleeve, said sleeve having notched portions therein, an L-shaped shank formed on the opposite end of said back, a handle segment carried by said shank, a cleaning frame comprising .parallel bars rolled to form eyes fitting within the notched portions of the sleeve, a pivot pin passing through said sleeve and said eyes, thus pivotally mounting said frame upon said back, a bridge connecting said bars and extending toward and past a portion of said shank, a shank formed upon Vsaid bridge, a handle segment carried by y being rolled to form a sleeve, a handle segment carried upon the opposite end of said back, teeth carried by said back, said teeth having alined notches formed therethrough, a cleaning frame pivotally mounted upon said sleeve and normally fitting within said notches, and means carried by said frame for cleaning said teeth as said frame is swung away from said back.
5. A curry comb comprising a back having teeth thereon, said teeth having alined notches formed therein, a cleaning frame comprising a pair of parallel bars, said bars being pivotally mounted on said back, a bridge connecting said bars, handle segments connected to said bridge and said back, said bars fitting within said notches when said cleaning frame isr3 in a normal position, springs interposed between said bars and said back for urging said cleaning frame away from said back and means carried by said frame and engaging the teeth for removing the refuse from the teeth as the frame is moved.
6. A curry comb comprising a baclrhaving a wall at one end, rolled to form a sleeve, said sleeve having notched portions therein, a handle segment carried by the opposite end of said back, a cleaning frame comprising parallel bars rolled to form eyes fitting within the notched portions of said sleeve, a pivot pin passing through said sleeve and said eyes, thus pivotally mounting said frame upon said back, a bridge connecting said bars and being bent to extend to one side toward said handle segment, a
. handle segment means for connecting said last mentioned segment to said bridge, springs interposed between said back and said bars for normally urging the cleaning frame away from said back, teeth carried by said back and having alined notches for receiving said bars, and means carried by said frame for engaging the teeth and cleaning the same as the frame is moved away from said back.
In testimony whereof I aiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILFRED D. GARBER.
CARL MONROE, E. G. MONROE.
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