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Publication numberUS1516992 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 25, 1924
Filing dateNov 7, 1923
Priority dateNov 7, 1923
Publication numberUS 1516992 A, US 1516992A, US-A-1516992, US1516992 A, US1516992A
InventorsBenjamin Silverman
Original AssigneeRussel Earp J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1516992 A
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Nov. 25, 1924.

B. SILVERMAN GOMB Filed Nov. '7, 1923 Patented Nov. 25, 1924.



Application filed November '7, 1923.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN SILVER- MAN, citizen of the United States, residing at Chattanooga, in the county of I-Iamilton and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combs, of which the following is a specifcation.

This invention relates to hair dressing and has special reference to a device for straightening wavy or kinky hair,

.l/lore particularly the invention relates to an improved hair straightening comb.

One important object of the invention is to provide a novel comb of this character having an improved general construction.

second important object of the invention is to provide a. novel assembly of back and teeth in a comb of this class.

A third important object of the invention is to provide an improved means for holding the teeth in properly spaced relation and a handle on the toothed portion of a comb` of this class.

W ith the above and other objects in view as will be hereinafter apparent, the invention consists in general of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specically claimed.

In the accompanying drawings like characters of reference indicate like parts in 'the several views, and

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a comb constructed in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is a vertical longitudinal section through suchl a comb.

Figure 3 is a section on the line 3&3 of Figure l.

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4--4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Figure 1.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of one of the spacers used herewith.

In carrying out this invention there is provided a tubular comb back 10 the underside of which is cut away as at 11 to provide a segmento-circular channel 12. Each Serial No. 673,258.

tooth 13 of the comb is provided with a segmento-circular butt or base 14C flanked on its sides by shoulders 15. The base is so proportioned as to fit closely in the tubular back when so positioned the shoulders 15 engage the side edges of the channel.

Alternating with the teeth are spacers each having a sevmento-circular body 16 and a shouldered end 17, the body and shouldes corresponding in size and shape to the butt portions of the teeth and, like them, fitting in. the channel and against its edges. The cut away portion is slightly longer than the space occupied by the teeth and spacers sol that these elements may be inserted in the back by lpositioning them angularly with reference to said back, slipping them into place and then rotating them to lie transversely of said back.

In order to hold the teeth and spacers pressed closely together in proper relation one end of the back is retained in its tubular form and is internally threaded while the remaining' end is closed by a partition 18. Through the threaded end is screwed the threaded end 19 c-f a handle supporting shank 20, and after the teeth and spacers have been assembled in the back, this shank is screwed up until its extremity engages the end tooth and compresses the set of teeth and spacers against the partition 18.

On the shank 20 is mounted a handle which is held in position by a nut 23, a washer 22 being preferably interposed between the adjacent ends of the handle and back as shown.

In use the comb portion of the device is suitably heated and drawn through the hair, the operation being repeated as many times as may be found necessary to eliminate the kinks or waves.

There has thus been provided a simple and eiiicient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is:

1. In a comb of the class described, a back consisting'- of a tubular member cut away on one side for a portion of its length to provide a segmento-circular channel, a

series of teeth having segmento-circular butt lportions `ttng in said channel and provided with lateral shoulders bearing on the side edges of the channel, a series of spacers alternated with said teeth andre-ach havingY al segmento-circular body {ittng in said Channel and shoulders engaging the side edges of the channel, and means to force the teeth and spacers together.

2. n a eolnl) off the class desorhed, a back consisting of a tubular member, cut away on one side for a portion of its length to provide a segmento-circular channel, a series of teeth having segmento-circular butt portions fitting in said channel and provided with lateral shoulders bearing on the side edges o'l' the'ohannel, a series otl spacers alternated with said teeth and eaeh having a segmento-circular body ttng in said channel and shoulders engaging the side edges of the channel, a closure for one end of the channel, a shank screwed through the remaining end of the channel to en'- gage the end tooth. and a. handle mounted on said shank. v g

In testimony whereof I ax my signa ture.


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U.S. Classification132/150, 132/155, 132/159, 132/158, 132/152
International ClassificationA45D2/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D2/002
European ClassificationA45D2/00S1