US 1628299 A
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' 1,6282 May lo 1927 G. B. AuFsEssER 99 HAIR BRUSH Filed A112. 2'7". 1925 4 4lllhi 2 n www 'Hihi MM frayer/biot' B gig um Patented May 1G, 1927.
UNITEDA STATES PATENT oFFlcE.v
GATES B. AUFSESSER, ALBANY, NEW YORK; ASSIGNOR T MOHAWK BRUSHOOM- PANY, 0F ALBANY, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Application filed August 27, 1925. Serial Nb. 52,810.
Reference may behad to the accompanying drawings, and the reference'characters marked thereon, which form a part of this specification. Similar' characters refer to similar parte in the'several figures therein.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a hair-brush particularly adapted for brushing bobbed hair.
Other objects will appear in connection 10 with the following description.
Fig. l of the drawings is a top plan view of a hair-brush embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same.
Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the same taken on the broken line 3-3 in Fig. 2.
- Fig. 4 is a crosi-section of the brush-handle taken on the broken line 4-4 in Fig..2.
Referring to the drawings wherein the invention is shown in preferred form, 1 is the brush back which is `approximately semi-cylindrical in cross-section as shown in Fig. 3, presenting a semi-cylindricalV surface, 2, from which the tufts, 3, of bristles project, and a substantially fiat finger engaging surface opposite the semi-cylindrical surface.
A handle, 4, extends longitudinally from the back, 1, preferably in line with the axis of said semi-cylindrical surface.
The handle, 4, is preferably circular in .'30 cross-section as shown lin Fig. et, adapting the handle to be readily rolled in the hand of the user. Thet-ufts, 3, of bristles project radially from said semicylindrical surface, 'and are preferably arranged in parallel rows which rows are parallel with the axis of said cylinf' l drical surface. These rows of bristles are arranged in outwardly diverging relationl to one another andas best'seen -in Figure 3, the outer ends of the bristles of .each row are spaced a substantial distance from vthe 'outer ends of the bristles of adjacentrows to producein effect a series of combs.
The tufts of'bristles may be mounted in or upon the back, 1, in any desired manner. "lhe outermost rows, 3@ and 3", of tufts of bristles are approximatelyin the same diainetrical plane with respect to the axis of said cylindrical surface; While as above stated the intermediate `rows of tufts of bristles project radially from the semicylini drical surface of the brush back in outwardly diverging relationship.
The bristles are of substantially the samelength, and thus present a substantially semicylindrical bristle-face for engagement with the hair. Figure 2 shows clearly that the tufts of bristles in the various rows are disposedV in staggered relationship, this arrangement being desirable so that the bristles of the brush will engage all surfaces to be brushed and will not leave any unbrushed surface as the brush is turned upon its axis.
In use the brush is held in one hand and one of the outermost rows, 3 or 3b, of tuftsof bristles is brought into engagement with the hair. The b rush is then given a rolling or rocking motion about the axis of its semicylindrical surface in a direction to move said outermostrow of tufts away from the hair and roll the other rows of tufts successively into engagement with the hair.
The round handle, 4, can be lightly held and rolled between the thumb and fingers with little or no movement of the hand as a whole.
The back and handle of the brush may be made of wood, metal, Celluloid or other desired material.
I do not wish to be limited to the constructions' shown and above described, as for certain purposes of the invention,'various changes may be made in the form and arrangement of various parts of the device,I without departing from the spirit of the in-4 vention, or the scope of the appended claims.
Vhat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patentlis 1. A hair brush comprising a handle member having a longitudinal' extension forming a brush back, a plurality of substantially parallel rows of bristle tufts arranged longitudinally of said back in outwardly diverging relation to one another, the rows being arrangedto provide a brushing surface which is at least substantially semicircular with 'the back constituting p substantially the axis 'of the are defined by said brushing surface, the outer ends ofthe tufts of each row being spaced substantially from the ends of the tufts of adjacent rows whereby to provide a series ofcombing and brushingrmvs which may be successively presented to the hair by rotating the handlel and back as the brush is also moved bodily over the hair.
2. A hair brush comprising a handle mem-` ber having a longitudinal extension forming avbrush back, a plurality of substantially l parallel rows ofbristle tufts arranged longitudinally of said back in outwardly diverging relation to one another, the rows being arranged to provide a. brushing surface which is at least substantially semi-circular with the back constituting substantially the axis of the arc defined by said brushing surface, the outer ends of the tufts of each row being spaced substantially from the ends of the tufts of adjacent rows whereby to pro- 10 vide a series of combing and brushing rows which may be successively presented to the hair by rotating the-handle and back as the brush is also moved bodily over the hair, and the tufts of adjacent rows being offset longitudinally of the back relative to one another whereby to increase the brushing effect. y
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of July, 1925.
GATES B. AUF SESSER.