US 1818495 A
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HAND CARD Filed Jan. 4, 1928 Patented Aug. 11, 1931 PATENT OFFICE HERBERT lMIDGrLEY, OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS HAND CARD Application led January 4, 19528.` Serial No. 44,517.
This invention relates to a card or currycomb for use chiefly as a means for brushing the hair of dogs or other animals, but also capable of being used, particularly in a larger size, as a 'hand card to clean card clothing cylinders and the like.
The principal objects of the invention are to provide a convenient back or casing for the brush part of the device in which the card clothing, of which the brush is made, can be placed easily and conveniently and from which it will not be accidentally detached in ordinary usage and yet will avoid the use of removable or adjustable fastening devices, thus providing a simplified structure.
The invention also involves the details of the back of the brush by which these advantages are secured.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings in which I F ig. 1 is a face view of a hand card or currycomb constructed in accordance with this invention with parts shown in section;
Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same, and
Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3--3 of Fig. 1 on enlarged scale.
The brush is made of a piece of card clothing 10 consisting of textile material or leather with the usual wires 11. No special form of this material is necessary, ordinary ones being used. This is made with four margins clear of teeth and applied tothe back 12. V
The back is shown in the form of a die casting having a flat rear surface and flanges 13 around its four sides extending` inwardly .from the edge and leaving a rectangular recess 14 all around underneath these flanges. It will be understood that these flanges are cast integral with the rest of the back. They are also cast with projections or teeth 15, preferably slanting outwardly slightly so that the card clothing back 10 can be forced in under them and will meet a definite resistance against being detached. The backing 10 is tucked in under the flanges 13 and fills the entire space in the back including the recesses 14 and is put in by working the edges in under the flanges.
The back 12 is provided with an integral projection 16 having a pin 17 projecting therefrom for attachment to the handle 18. The usual ferrule 19 is provided at the end of the handle. The back preferably makes a wide or obtuse angle with the handle as indicated in Fig. 2. j j
This principle can be employed in the manufacture of a small brush for use as a dog brush or for other animals, or it can be made in larger sizes for use as a currycomb and also as a. hand card for the usual purposes.
Although I have illustrated and described only one form of the invention I am aware of the fact that modifications can be made therein by any person skilled in the art without departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore', I do not wish to be limited in these respects but what I do claim is As an article of manufacture, a hand brush comprising a flat back having integral fianges permanently located in a plane parallel with the back and spaced-therefrom to provide recesses all around the edge of the back extending outwardly from the inner edges of the flanges and a piece of card clothing having its edges free of wires and inserted in said recesses, the flanges having integral unbendable teeth on the inner side thereof permanently projecting outwardly slightly to permit of the backing of the card clothing being pushed underthem and to resistthe detachment thereof, and an integral projection on the backing for receiving the handle.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto afliXed my signature. i