US 2897826 A
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Aug. 4, 1959 Y s. s. DI vrro 2,897,826
FOUNTAIN COMB AND FORMULA MEASURING AND MIXING DEV-ICE Filed Jan. 6, 195a V v INVENTOR.
SALVATORE s. DiVlTO ATTORNEY FUUNTAIN COMB AND FORMULA MEASURING AND MIXING DEVICE Salvatore S. Di Vito, Philadelphia, Pa.
Application January 6, 1958, Serial No. 707,260
1 Claim. (Cl. 132-114) The dyes, or other chemicals, used must be accurately prepared if thedesired effect, or shade of color, is to be attained and if no injury is to result.
The object of this invention is to provide a combined applicator and formula-measuring, mixing and storing device whereby the user may accurately prepare any given formula in the proportions called for and in the exact amount needed, and whereby the formula, thus prepared, may be readily and effectively applied to the hair, or to any desired portion of the hair.
The full nature of the invention will be understood from the following specification and the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a view partly in side elevation and partly in vertical section of a combined applicator and formulamixing and storing device embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 22 on Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing a modified form of the invention.
Fig. 4 is similar to Fig. 2 but showing a further modification of the invention.
As illustrated in Fig. 1, the device of my invention includes a flexible and transparent bulb having a threaded neck 12 which is adapted threadedly to engage a threaded nipple 14 in a liquid-tight manner. Nipple 14 is carried by, or integral with, a hollow comb body 16 which has spaced teeth 18. The comb body 16 is also provided with apertures 20 which are interspersed with the teeth and through which liquid from bulb 10 is dispensed onto the hair or scalp.
Instead of providing apertures 20 between the teeth 2,897,826 Patented Aug. 4, 1959 of the comb, as shown in Fig. 2, I may provide the comb with hollow, open-ended, teeth 22 through which a liquid is dispensed, as shown in Fig. 3.
Also, instead of a comb, I may use a hollow brush 24, having bristles 26 and apertures 20 between the bristles. Brush 24 is detachably connected to bulb 10 in the manner shown in Fig. 1.
In order -to enable the user accurately to mix the desired formula in the exact quantity desired, and in the prescribed proportions, I provide bulb 10 with graduations 28 which are calibrated to indicate units of volume and the calibration is such that, if, when the bulb is stood on its flat bottom the liquid level is at graduation No. 1, the user will know that the bulb contains one 02. or some other measured quantity of liquid. To produce chemicals of various concentrations, and to produce various shades of color, it is necessary that the various ingredients be used in the exact amounts indicated. By the device above disclosed, the user merely removes the comb, or the brush, introduces the various liquids into the bulb until desired graduations are reached and reconnects the comb or brush. The bulb is made of some non-absorbent, synthetic material so that it will not be colored by any of the dye used and so that it can be rinsed clean after each use. The teeth of the comb may be conventional, or they may be made of rubber or some other highly resilient material.
What I claim is:
A combined fountain comb and formula measuring and mixing device including a hollow, transparent, flexible container for receiving a liquid chemical to be applied to the hair, said container having a reduced, externally threaded neck, the interior of said container and said neck being smooth to facilitate thorough cleaning thereof and to prevent contamination of the chemicals placed in said container, quantitative graduations on said container to indicate the amount of various chemicals introduced thereinto, and a hollow comb-like member communicating with said container and having open ended hollow teeth through which the chemical in said container may flow, one end of said comb-like member being internally threaded for engagement with said neck.
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