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Get, M, T1952 H. E. MANDATO BARBER'S COMB Filed Sept. 20. 1950 INVENTOR. Henry E. Mandate ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 14, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BARBERS COMB Henry E. Mandato, Goshen, N. Y.
Application September 20, 1950, Serial No. 185,767
My invention relates to combs and in particular to combs used by professional barbers.
Heretofore various shaped combs have been used in an attempt to cut the hair in the contour of the head, but these attempts have been unsuccessful because of the tendency of the hair to fall naturally into place and thus lie closely along the comb or return to position on the head by slipping through the comb teeth.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a comb shaped so that its teeth fit snugly against the contours of the human body; yet which forces the hairs away from the head corresponding to the contours over which the hair lies.
Another object of my invention is to provide a means of forcing the hair to stand out through the teeth of the contour comb in such a manner that these hairs may be uniformly cut.
Another object of my invention is to provide a comb and bar for forcing the hair into contour alignment of such construction that they may be used together or the comb may be used alone.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the specification and drawings, in which- Fig. 1 is a side view of the comb and bar in position for use;
Fig. 2 is a top section of the comb and bar taken along the line 22 of Fig. 1 and showing the bar in dotted line non-operating position;
Fig. 3 is an end section of the comb and bar taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 showing the bar in primary position;
Fig. 4 is an end section of the comb and bar along line 3-3 of Fig. 1 showing the bar in seeondary or operational position.
Referring to the drawings, I is the handle of the comb, which may be of any desired shape, 2 are the comb teeth which are attached to the base 3 in any desired manner or are formed as a part of the base as is usually the case with combs made of synthetic resins. The teeth 2 are moulded into a triangular shape, starting sharply at the bottom, and are bent outwardly slightly intermediate their ends as shown at 4 ending in a tapered portion 5 so that the ends 5 of the teeth 2 are offset angularly from the base 3.
In any convenient location near the teeth 2 is an orifice 6 through which passes a rod I made of any suitable material, preferably steel. This rod has attached to its end a thumb rest 8 in the form of a disc with serrations 9, the serrations being provided for a better gripping surface. Between the thumb disc 8 and the comb handle I is a tension means, preferably a spring In which is held from horizontal displacement by surrounding the rod I and from vertical displacement by being contained by the thumb disc 8 and a retaining washer II which abuts on the comb handle I.
After the rod I passes through the orifice 6 it is bent twice to form a gooseneck as at I2 so that the rod 1 is at right angles to its shank and offset from the handle I forming a bar I2 which in normal operation extends along the base of the comb teeth 2, and in out of use operation extends along the side of the handle I as shown in the dotted line position of Fig. 2.
In operation, the handle is grasped with the hand and the comb teeth 2 run through the hair, the ends of the teeth 5 running close to the scalp. When suificient hair has entered the teeth of the comb, the wrist of the operator is turned so that the base of the teeth rest against thescalp and the ends 5 now are separated slightly from the scalp because of the rectangular bulge 4 and outward bend 5 of the teeth ends. The operator depresses the thumb disc 8 against the force of the spring I0 thus lifting the bar I2 along one side of the comb and forcing the hair to stand sharply outward through the comb teeth where they may be readily and uniformly out. After cutting the hair thumb disc 8 may be released whereby the tension means I ll returns the bar I2 to a position at the base of the teeth 2.
If the operator does not desire to use the'bar I8 the thumb disc 8 may be rotated thus placing the bar I2 in a position along the handle I as shown by the dotted line position of Fig. 2.
What I claim is:
1. A hair cutting comb comprising, a base having tapered teeth projecting therefrom, said teeth being bent intermediate of their ends and extending angularly with respect to said base, a bar extending longitudinally of and in abutment with said teeth, said bar connected to said base and held normally against the base of said teeth by tension means, and movable over one side of said teeth against said tension means.
2. A hair cutting comb comprising, a base having tapered teeth projecting therefrom, said teeth being bent intermediate of their ends and extending angularly with respect to said base, a bar extending longitudinally of and in abutment with said teeth, said bar connected to said base in swiveled relationship and held normally against the base of said teeth by spring tension means, and movable over one side of said teeth against said tension means.
3. A hair cutting comb comprising, a base having tapered and outwardly bent teeth projecting therefrom, said teeth being bent inter- REFERENCES CITED mediate of their ends and extending angula'fly The following references are of record in the with respect to said base, a bar extending longime of this patent: tudinally of said teeth, said bar connected to said 5 base in swiveled relationship and held normally UNITED STATES PATENTS against the base of said teeth by tension means Number Name Date and movable over one side of said teeth against 325,226 Wells Aug. 25, 1885 said tension means, and a finger operable means connected to said bar, whereby said bar may be 1 swiveled into or out of proximity with said teeth.
HENRY E. MANDA'I'O.