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Publication numberUS2034262 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1936
Filing dateSep 17, 1935
Priority dateSep 17, 1935
Publication numberUS 2034262 A, US 2034262A, US-A-2034262, US2034262 A, US2034262A
InventorsDomenico Marrazzo
Original AssigneeDomenico Marrazzo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined comb and hair cutter
US 2034262 A
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March 17, 1936. A ZZ 2,034,262

COMBINED COMB AND HAIR CUTTER Filed Sept. 17, 1935 g lpunnnlfl INVENTOR Domenico Marmzzo Patented Mar. 17, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

10 the head as well as to be applicable to other parts of the body where the hair is to be out.

My invention further contemplates the provision of a combined comb and hair cutter, wherein the blade is so guarded as to prevent accidental i6 cutting of the fingers and to permit the hair cutting portion to be used as a handle when the comb portion is used as a comb.

My invention further contemplates the provision of a combined comb and hair cutting device 20 wherein a two-edged safety razor blade may be so positioned in a comb so as to enable the user to cut the hair to different lengths by using either edge of the blade.

The various objects of my invention will be 25 clear from the description which follows, and

from the drawing, in which,

Fig. 1 is a plan view of my combined comb and hair cutter.

Fig. 2 is a sectional viewof the same,,taken 30 on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a similar viewshowing a modified form of screw bolt.

In the practical embodiment of my invention which I have shown by way of example, the com- 35 binecl comb and hair cutter comprises the comb I having a portion II arcuate in cross-section, the remainder I2 of the comb being substantially flat. The blade I4 is clamped in flexed position v on the portion I I by means of the clamp member I3, the bolt I5 and a nut I6.

The comb may be made of any suitable material such as hard rubber, bakelite or metal such as aluminum or the'like. It may be generally flat except for the arcuate portion I I at one end por- 45 tion thereof. Said arcuate portion is somewhat greater in length than the length of the blade I4 and has a convex outer surface I1 and a concave inner surface I8 as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. In order that the device may be operative in cutting long hair as well as short hair, the row of teeth 20 on one side of the comb are preferably longer and if desired, coarser than the opposed row 2| on the other side.

55 An aperture 23 is provided in the arcuate portionof the comb at the untoothed part thereof as shown in Fig. 1, for the purpose of receiving the bolt I5. In'order to provide a safety guard for preventing the fingers of the user from at any time coming into contact with the cutting 5 edges of the blade, the outer end parts of the teeth 20 and 2I are made thicker than the remainder to form depressions or-recesses 24 which receive the edge portions of the blade. The depressions 2d are of such depth as to permit the blade to fit therein snugly as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. It will be seen that the fingers, even when grasping the arcuate portion of the device, will not come in contact with the cutting edge of the blade so that the said portion may be used as a handle when it is desired to use the comb portion of the device.

I prefer to use as the cutting element, a blade similar to the conventional two-edged safety razor blade which is extremely thin and flexible. In the center of this blade, I provide an aperture 26, preferably of the same size as the aperture in the comb, also for the purpose of receiving th bolt I 5.

When in operative position, the blade I4 is 25 flexed to conform to the arcuate form of the comb portion II. The cutting edge portions thus fit into the depressions 24 and are guarded against projection by the thickened portions ofthe teeth 20 and 2|. In order to hold the blade in its flexed position against the comb, I have provided a clamp member I3 arcuatein cross-section and having a convex surface 28 and a concave surface 29. In its operative position, the clamp member engages the blade near the cutting edges as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. An aperture 30 is provided in the center of this clamp disposed so as to register with the apertures 26 and 23 in the blade and the comb, respectively, In order to removably hold the comb, the blade and the clamp togetherin operative position, I have provided a bolt I5 having a screw portion and a head portion .and'held in place by the nut I6. The aperture 23 is widened on the concave surface of the comb for the reception of the head 3| of said bolt, whereby said head becomes flush with the concave surface of the comb.

It will thus be seen that there are no projections extending beyond the concave surface of the comb portion to strike against the body surface or head of the user, thereby permitting greater comfort and accessibility to various parts of the body. When the nut I6 is screwed down, the clamp member I3 is pressed down upon the blade the comb surface l'l. Surrounding the aperture 30 of the clamp is the enlarged'recess 32 or countersunl: part for the reception of part of the nut IO. The surface 33 of the nut may be roughened to facilitate the manipulation thereof.

, It will be seen that the partsmay be readily assembled and disassembled. Removal of the nut it permits the clamping member I3 and the blade I! to be removed from the comb and from the bolt l5 whereby all parts of the comb It may be used as a comb. when it is desired to cutthe hair on any part of the head, body or limbs, the bolt II is inserted through the apertures of the comb, blade and clamping member, whereafter the nut it is used to hold the parts firmly together and to flex the blade. Preferably, the aperture 23 is so positioned that one of the blade edges is nearer the extreme edge of the comb'than the other edge so that the eifective lengths of the rows of guard teeth 20 and 2! are unequal.

As shown in Fig. 3, the bolt 40 may be so formed that it is not removable from the comb I! nor does it drop out when the blade and clamping member are disassembled for combing purposes. In this form of my invention, a shoulder as ll is provided on the bolt ll, said shoulder resting against the upper surface ll of the arcuate part I I of the comb. After the reduced shank '42 has been inserted into the comb aperture 43, the head 44 is formed on the bolt, said head being fitted into the recess 45 so as to be flush with the under or concave surface It of the comb.

If the hair of the head or elsewhere is to be out long, the user may grip the device at the flat portion I! of the comb and using said portion as a handle, he may insert the long teeth 2| adjacent the blade edge into the long strands of hair. By resting the ends of the teeth against the scalp and changing the angle of inclination of the teeth with respect to the scalp, the operator may vary the cutting angle and consequently, the resulting i4, flexing the blade until it comes in contact with length of the cut hair. Where-the hair is short such as at the nape of the-neck or other parts of the body, the short teeth are used in a similar manner and the hair may be cut oil close to the scalp or body.

In the operation of my device, it is obvious that its application to parts of the body such as arm pits is facilitated by the arcuate form of my device. The arm pit being naturally arcuate, the device conforms readily to the shape of that part of the body. By grasping the hat comb portion of the device and using it as a handle, the arcuate cutting portion at the other extreme end may be applied to long or short growths of hair on any part of the body, the long and short teeth assisting in determining the cut length of the hair, the teeth acting as gauges for'this purpose.

It will be seen that I have provided a simple, 4

inexpensive combined comb and hair cutter which may be freely used without danger, on any part of the body, and which is well adapted to every day use by the average individual, both male and female.

While I have shown and described certain speciflc embodiments of my invention, I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself thereto but desire to claim my invention as broadly as may be permitted by the state of the prior art and the scope of the appended claim. I

I claim In a device of the character described, a comb provided with two opposed rows of peripheral teeth of unequal length, a substantially flat -portion between said rows for a part of the lengths of said rows, a transversely arcuate portion between the remainders of said rows, a double-edge flexible blade separably arranged on the arcuate portion, and means for flexing and positioning the blade on the arcuate portion to expose unequal lengths of the teeth of the respective rows.


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U.S. Classification30/30
International ClassificationB26B21/12, B26B21/08
Cooperative ClassificationB26B21/125
European ClassificationB26B21/12B