US 2338836 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 11, 1944.
H. CHRISMAN -GRooMING KIT Filed March 23, 1942 UUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUyUUUUU 86 Hooce Chr/ 15mm www Cttorneg Patented Jan. 11, 1944 UNTED STATES JTENT OFFICE GRO'OMNG KT Horace Chrisman,
Edgewood, Pa., assigner to Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania.
This invention relates to a grooming kit which may be readily carried about on the person or in ones baggage.
It is an object of the invention to provide a comb and brush in a neat compact case so that they are easily carried on the person, and are readily available for use.
Another object is the provision of a comb and brush set which may be folded into a container to provide a substantially dust-proof package.
Another object is the provision of a transparent case which enables ready inspection of the contents witncut opening the case. This is especially desirable where the kit is furnished to the armed forces, as it enables quick and thorough inspection of the kit.
Other objects will be apparent from a consideration of the following description and accompanying drawing, wherein is shown a preferred modification of my invention, and wherein Figure 1 is a side view showing the comb sheathed and brush extended,
Figure 2 is a side View showing the brush sheathed and comb extended,
Figure 3 is a side view with the comb and brush in partly extended positions,
Figure 4 is an end View showing both comb and brush sheathed, and
Figure 5 is a top view of the comb.
Referring to the drawing, there is shown a hollow casing I preferably formed of transparent resinous material, for example, Lucite or Tenite The housing preferably is of oblong form and at one end has a lug or boss 2 with a bore 3 extending transversely therein through g;
which extends a suitable hinge pin 4. A brush, indicated generally at 5, has extending ears or lugs 5 on either side with holes 1 therein through which the hinge pin 4 extends, to hinge the cover and brush together, Preferably the hinge pin 4 and edge 8 of the cover are in alignment so that when the cover is closed down over the brush the edge 8 forms a close contact with the surface 9 of the brush, as seen in Figure 2, to exclude dust and dirt therefrom. If desired, spring clip I I may be suitably secured to the case I with the ball I2 thereof adapted to enter into a recess I3 in the end of the brush to hold the cover and brush in closed position. The brush at the opposite end carries one element I4 of a snap fastener, while the cover carries the other snap fastener element I5, so that when the brush is extended in alignment with the housing I the snap fastener ing is recessed as shown at 2B elements ld and I5 are engaged to hold the brush and housing in this position so that the housing may form an extension handle for the brush.
The end 2 of the housing is recessed at I1 to provide two ears I8 and I9 and a hinge pin 2U extends through a bore 2| therein and through an extension 22 of a comb 23. If desired, the extension 22 may be wider than the blade of the comb to provide a better hinge therefor and may be integral with the comb. In extended position the back of the comb will engage the edge 24 of the recess I1 which provides a stop therefor, although any other suitable type of stop may be employed for this purpose. The top of the housalong the middle so as to receive the comb in retracted position, and a lzerf 21 may be formed in the back of the brush to receive the teeth 23 of the comb, as shown in Figure l, so that in closed position the comb and brush are telescoped. If desired, any suitable fastening means, such as a snap fastener 3|, 32 may be provided to keep the comb and brush in extended back to back relationship so that if it is desired to use either the brush or the comb this may be accomplished by merely rotating the handle 130 in the hand of the user.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
l. In combination, a housing, a brush having its back pivoted to one end of said housing so as to telescope within the housing, the bristle face of the back of the brush engaging the open edges of the housing to provide a stop to limit telescopic engagement, and a comb pivoted to the same end of the housing on the opposite side of the housing and adapted to be extended into back to back relationship with the brush in open position whereby the housing serves as a common handle, and a slot in the back of the housing adapted to telescopically receive the comb in retracted position.
2. In combination, a housing, a brush pivoted to the housing so as to telescope within the housing, and providing a substantially dust-prooi" joint between the brush back and housing, a comb pivoted to the housing, a slot in the housing adapted to telescopically receive the comb, and a slot in the back of the brush in the bristle face adapted to receive the teeth of the comb.
3. An apparatus as deiined in claim 1 having means for removably locking said comb and brush in back to back relation.