US 1663778 A
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March 27, 192s. 1,663,778
M. H. SEEGER HAIR CLEANER Filed May 28, 1927 EZAAAA 44 hyena/oz.
Patented .Man 27, 1928.
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MAX H. SEEGER, OF INGLEWOOD,VCALIFORNIA.
v HAIR CLEANER.
Application filed May 28,
This invention relates to a hair cleaner and method of making it, and an object thereof is to provide a sanitary means f or removing dandruff, dust andv impurities fromV the hair.
VThe hair cleaner can be embodied in a comb, brush and like appliance, and includes fibrous cleaners that are connected to the comb and brush in such away that they thoroughly cleanse the hair when it is combedor brushed.
Another object of the invention is to provide a hair cleaner that is so simple to manufacture that it can be sold so cheaply that it can be discarded after it has once been used. That is each hair cleaner can be thrown away after it is once used, thereby being of great usefulness for sanitary purposes.
In other words hair dressers and barbers can use a hair cleaner on a customer and then throw it away so as not to infect a n other customer following, in theA event disease was present in the hair of the one preceding. As is well known, the hair and scalp are transmitted from person to person by use of the vsame comb and brush, and an object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient means to prevent such diseases from being so transferred by providing combsY and brushes that are so cheap that they can be thrown away once they areused.
An object of the invention is to provide cheap discardable combs and brushes for hospitals and the like where contagious diseases, such as scarlet fever, smallpox and leprosy are prevalent, whereby the appliances can be destroyed after they are once used.
A feature of the invention is shown in the construction of the teeth of the hair cleaner whereby they are provided with a plurality of small ibrous'brushes extending at right angles to the strands of the teeth.
ther objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detailed description and the appended claims.
The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention.
Figure 1 is a fragmental view of a twisted strand from which the teeth of a hair cleaner is formed. A
Fig. 2 is a side view of a sanitary hair cleaner constructed in accordance with this many diseases of f 1927. Serial No. 195,025.
invention in theform of a combwith the teeth shown semi-diagrammatically; that is,'
a single line indicates the two wires twisted into a strand. f
Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross section'on the line 3*?) of Fig. 2. Y f
Fig. 4 is a fragmental longitudinal section on line 4/l, Fig. 3. y
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section through a sanitary hair cleaner in the form of a brush, with the teeth shown'semidiagrammatically Fig.6 is a cross section on lineGf-, Fig. 5, also showing the teeth semidiagrammatically. n
The method of forming the sanitary hair cleaner consists in twisting two wires 10 and 11 together and simultaneously throwing a cotton or other fibrous thread backward and forward between the twisting wires and cutting the thread so as to leave short lengths of string 12 between each of'thetwists that are held at right angle to the twisted strands. Then ycausing the extended ends of the fibrous strings 12 to unravel and become fuzzy, to thereby form a plurality of small cleansing brushes on the teeth ofthe hair cleaner. Then bending the strand so as to form integrally connected V-shaped teeth 13 that extend throughout the length of a comb when so used;'or the full length of' a brush backing when used in a brush. After the teeth are formed the 'butt ends are extended into a channel of a metal backing of a comb 14 that has its sides 15, 16 pressed firmly and securely to the teeth; or if used with a brush several rows of the integral teeth are secured in parallel channels 17 in the brush backing 18.v l
It is understood that'the strand formed of the wires 10 and 11 and cross thread 12 can beof Yany length. That is spools of several thousand feet can be wound and woven together, it being understood that mechanism is providedl for so forming the ystrands and for bending the teeth and severing proper lengths ofinte-` grally connected teeth to fit into combs or/ formed strands. intov form of a sanitary brush or comb is used substantially as is' an ordinary?- brush or comb, and when so used thenumerous small fibrous brushes cleanse the hair of dandruff,
dust and impurities,V and when once used is thrownaway or destroyed as previously stated.
It is understood that any suitable wire and librous string of suitable quality may he employed in forming the hair oleaneixe Also the backing of both the Comb and brush can be formed of any cheap suitable material.
I claim as my invention:
vl. The method of forming a hair Cleaner consisting oi twistingwires together to form a strand and simultaneously weaving short lengths of tibi-ous string into the strand so that there is a short string secured in each twist of the strand, then bending the strand to form integrally connected teeth ot a comb or brush, then severing proper lengths of f integrally Connected teeth, and then seouring the severed lengths of teeth in a hacking of a` comb or brusl V2. The method oi forming a hair cleaner consisting of twisting two wires together to form a strandand simultaneouslyl weaving short lengths of fiber string into the strand so that there is a short string to each twist in the strand, then treating the strand to cause the short lengths of fiber stringsY to unravel to form small brushes at right angles to the strand, then bending the strand to form teeth adapted to be attached to a comb or brush.
3. In a. hair cleanser the Combination of a strand formed of twisted wire; a short length of fiber string secured in each twist of said strand and arranged to extend at right angles thereto, said strand being bent to form integrally connected V-shapod teeth, and a backing in whichr the butt ends of` said teeth aresecured.
In witness whereof, I havehereunto affixed my signature.
MAX n.,Y senese.