US 2110294 A
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March 8, 1938. E. A. GESSNER 2,110,294
POCKET SLIDE COMB Filed Nov. 20, 1936 I I [/18 I!!! HI I I III I III I ZZTIIII I III: 1111': I I II I'IIIL'III 11:11]]
Patented Mar. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFIcE POCKET SLIDE COMB Application November 20, 1936, Serial No. 111,915
In Germany 3 Claims.
This invention relates to an improvement in pocket combs in which a laterally acting handle, accessible from outside a sheath, causes the comb to move out of the sheath in transverse direction. In such combs a guide is situated at the outlet aperture of the sheath through which the comb prongs project when the comb is moved out of the sheath so that, when the comb is moved back into the sheath, any hairs or other bodies on the comb are brushed off the prongs and remain on the grid.
In the known combs of this type the sheath is formed by a. plate of any material having in the middle of its length a perforated portion forming a grid. The plate is bent about this perforated portion and thus forms the sheath for the comb. Through this bending, using the perforated portion as bending edge, the grid, as shown in cross section in Fig. 1, is raised or curved. As the comb prongs are still guided by the grid when the comb is in retracted position and must consequently project slightly therefrom, the points of the prongs project slightly beyond the grid. Apart from the fact that the points of the comb prongs are visible from the outer side, so that the effect of a slide comb is not perfect, this construction also presents a considerable disadvantage.
This consists in that the foreign bodies stripped from the prongs by the grid are inconvenient and diflicult to remove. Foreign bodies always remain between the projecting points of the prongs and being visible from the outer side of the sheath they impair the aesthetic appearance of the comb. Further the outlet edge of the sheath formed by 5 the projecting prongs presents a rough surface which causes considerable damage to the linings of pockets. The object of such a comb should however be to render unnecessary an additional sheath.
Finally, the prong points of the comb projecting from the grid can easily catch in foreign bodies in the pocket which may dirty the comb.
In order to overcome these disadvantages the grid is, according to the invention, bent downwards at the bending edge during the manufacture of the sheath, so that a space is formed above the prong points of such depth that the prong points can be accommodated therein without projecting beyond the edge of the sheath. Thus, the advantage is at the same time obtained that, owing to the formation of the space above the grid, it is possible to rigidly or exchangeably fit therein a strip of felt or the like saturated with cosmetic or disinfectant and preferably likewise perforated.
June 23, 1936 Several embodiments of the invention are illustrated, by way of example, in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 shows a slide comb in contracted or inoperative position in side elevation, the sheath being in section.
Fig. 2 is a similar view to Fig. 1, the comb being in extended position ready for use.
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a cross section of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a cross section of Fig. 2.
Fig. 6 is a cross section of Fig. 1 showing a slight modification in the construction.
Fig. 7 is a cross section of another form of construction.
The slide comb comprises a sheath l and the comb proper 2 destined to be slid in and out of the sheath in the direction of the arrow 5 by laterally shifting in the direction of the arrow 3 a slotted guide 4. The guide tl has a knob 6 projecting through a horizontal slot in the sheath and adapted to move the guide backwards and forwards.
Figs. 4 to 6 show how the grid 1 of the sheath l is bent inwarfi so that the points of the prongs of comb 2 do not project above the edge of the sheath 3 when the comb is in the retracted position shown in Figs. 4 and 6. The space thus formed may, according to Fig. 4, accommodate a strip of felt 8 or the like saturated with a cosmetic or disinfectant. This felt strip may be exchangeably fixed on a U-shaped clip 9 which, according to Figs. 4 and 5, is slipped over depressions or punches ill. Thus, the prongs of the comb are automatically disinfected during their inward and outward movement so that the comb is maintained in hygienic condition. Fig. 6 shows that this felt strip can be fitted below the grid when the U-shaped clip 9a serves merely as protector and prevents foreign bodies from entering the sheath.
Fig. 7 shows in cross section a comb in which the sheath is made of artificial resin or similar material. In this instance it is also advisable to bulge the upper outlet edge of the sheath slightly downwards in order to thus displace the sharp edges of the grid within the sheath in order to reduce the roughness of the outer edge of the sheath and so that not so much dirt can penetrate into the sheath than in the case of a sheath with the grid flush with its upper edge.
1. A slide comb, comprising in combination a sheath having a horizontal slot near the bottom of one of its sides, a slotted guide in said sheath, a
knob on said guide projecting through the horizontal slot in said sheath and adapted to move said guide backwards and forwards in said sheath, a comb in said sheath engaging the slots in said guide and adapted to move in and out of said sheath during the shifting of said guide, and a grid closing the upper end of said sheath and adapted to guide the prongs of said comb, said grid being situated below the upper edge of said sheath and forming with this edge a space adapted when the comb is in retracted position to accommodate the points of the comb prongs, so that they do not project beyond the upper edge of the sheath.
2. A slide comb, comprising in combination a sheath, a comb slidable up and down in said sheath, an inwardly bent grid on the upper side of said sheath adapted to guide the prongs of said comb, and a saturated strip of material adjacent said grid and adapted to brush against the prongs of said comb during their upward and downward movements.
3. A slide comb, comprising in combination a. sheath, a comb slidable up and down in said sheath, an inwardly bent grid on the upper side of said sheath adapted to guide the prongs of said comb, a saturated strip of felt in the recess formed by said inwardly bent grid over the outlet'edge of said sheath, and a clip securing said strip on said sheath.
ERNST ALEXANDER GESSNER.