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Publication numberUS3346901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1967
Filing dateJan 16, 1967
Priority dateJan 16, 1967
Publication numberUS 3346901 A, US 3346901A, US-A-3346901, US3346901 A, US3346901A
InventorsKenneth C Fay
Original AssigneeKenneth C Fay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wave hair brush
US 3346901 A
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K. C. FAY

WAVE HAIR BRUSH 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 16, 1967 R O T N E V m Oct. 17, 1967 c. FAY

WAVE HAIR BRUSH 2 Sheets-$heet 2 Filed Jan. 16, 1967 AWE/WV 5 United States Patent, Ofiice 3,346,901 Patented Oct. 17, 1967 3,346,901 WAVE HAIR BRUSH Kenneth C. Fay, 19 Ulster Place, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771 Filed Jan. 16, 1967, Ser. No. 609,408 Claims. (Cl. -160) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A hair brush having a concavo-convex body in cross section and an elongated curved handle. The bristles are arranged in S-shape'd transverse rows, with bunches of bristles arranged in curved files longitudinally of the body of the brush. The bristles lie in convex lines transversely of the brush and in concave lines longitudinally of the brush. At the longitudinally center plane of the brush, the tips of the bristles in the curved longitudinal files offset from the center plane of the brush lie in progressively more concave lines.

This invention concerns an improved hair brush.

According to the present invention there is provided a hair brush of improved structure, having an oval shaped back in which are set bunches or tufts of bristles which are longer, stiffer and more numerous than in conventional brushes. The bunches of bristles are set in S-shaped transverse rows. In addition the bunches of bristles are arranged in curved files longitudinally of the brush. The back of the brush is arcuate in cross section so that the free outer edges of the bristles lie in convex lines transversely of the brush and lie in concave lines longitudinally of the brush. At the longitudinal center plane of the brush the tips of the bristles in the curved longitudinal files offset from the center plane of the brush lie in progressively more concave lines. By this arrangement the bristles more effectively grip the strands of hair engaging every strand of hair. Deep penetration to the scalp through even the thickest and longest hair is effected. The brush has a curved handle which is substantially equal in weight to the remainder of the back and bristles so that the brush is correctly balanced.

It is therefore a principal object of the invention to provide an improved hair brush with tips of the bristles disposed in curved lines transversely and longitudinally of the brush so that the bristles can be rolled through strands of hair while effectively remaining in contact with the scalp.

A further object is to provide an improved hair brush of the character described, wherein the bristles are set in bunches arranged in S-shaped rows transversely of the brush and curved files longitudinally of the brush.

Another object is to provide a bristle brush of the character described for styling, teasing and waving hair on a human head or in a wig.

For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompaniyng drawings and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a brush embodying the invention.

FIG. 2 is a plan view of the brush.

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view of the brush.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross sectional view of the brush taken on line 4-4 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 55 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 6 and FIG. 7 are cross sectional views of the brush shown in two different positions while in use.

Referring to the drawing, there is shown hair brush 10, having a plastic back 12 which is oval in form with its major axis extending longitudinally of the brush. The brush has a handle 14 which extends longitudinally away from the rear end of the back and is integral therewith. The handle is curved so that it has a concave side 15 continuous with the bottom or bristle side 16 of the brush and a convex side 17 at the upper or back side 18 of the brush to facilitate holding and rotating the brush. The back 12 of the brush is curved in cross section with convex side 16 and concave side 18 as clearly shown in FIGS. 4 and 5. This structure strengthens and lightens the Weight of the brush. Set into holes 21 in the convex side 16 of the brush back is a plurality of S-shaped rows R of bristle bunches or tufts 20. The bristles are long and equal in length throughout the brush.

Taken transversely of the brush, the free outer ends or tips of each S-shaped row R lie in a convex line L1 as clearly shown in FIG. 4. The longitudinal files Fl-F4 and F1-F4' of bristle tufts are all curved. The adjacent files on opposite sides of the central longitudinal plane of symmetry P have their tips lying in concave lines L as indicated in FIGS. 3 and 4. The files are progressively more deeply curved concavely the greater their spacing from the central plane of symmetry P. The length of the brush back longitudinally of the brush is long enough so that the bristles can engage strands of hair several inches in width.

By the arrangement described, strands of hair H will be effectively engaged and stroked by a multiplicity of bristles when the brush is rotated downwards as indicated by arrow A in FIG. 6 and is simultaneously drawn down as indicated by arrows B in FIG. 7. While the brush is rotated over the scalp S, the convex arrangement of the rows P causes the bristles to contact the scalp since at all rotational positions the curved rows are tangential to the scalp and the bristles are radial thereto. In addition the concave files F1-F4, F1-F4' of bristles tend to conform to the convex curvature of the scalp. As a result the bristles penetrate through even the thickest growth of hair to the scalp. Thus all strands are effectively stroked by the bristles while the tips of the bristles message the scalp. The strands H at the back of the head will be engaged by the bristles when the brush is moved around to the back of the head, rotated and pulled down in the same manner as shown for the hair strands H" at the side of the head.

The arrangement of bristles makes it possible to treat and dress thicker and denser hair than is possible with conventional hair brushes. The brush also facilitates dressing of teased, waved and set hair. It is particularly well adapted for dressing wigs, wiglets and other hair pieces.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A hair brush, comprising an elongated back having a convex side, a plurality of rows of bristle tufts, each of said rows being generally S-shaped and extending transversely of said convex side of the back, all the bristles being substantially equal in length so that the outer free edges of the bristles in each row define a curved line parallel to the convex side of the brush back, and a handle integrally formed with said brush back and extending longitudinally from one end of said brush back, whereby strands of hair engaged transversely of the brush back 3 betweensuccessive S-shaped rows of bristles are effectively penetrated and stroked by the bristles for the full depths of the strands while the handle and brush back are rotated axially while being drawn laterally along the hair.

2. A hair brush as recited in claim 1, wherein the handle is curved longitudinally and has opposite concave and convex sides, the concave side being continuous with the convex side of the brush back, the curvature of the handle facilitating holding and rotating the brush.

3. A hair brush as recited in claim 1, wherein the brush back is generally oval in form with its major axis extending longitudinally of the brush back so that the bristles extend across strands several inches in width.

4.A hair brush as recited in claim 1, wherein the bristle tufts are arranged in curved files longitudinally of the brush back so that the outer free edges of the bristles in said files define concave lines which generally conform to the curvature of a persons scalp so that edges of the bristles reach, stroke and conform to the scalp while the brush is being rotated and drawn down along the scalp.

5. A hair brush as recited in claim 4, wherein the brush back is generally oval in form with its major axis extending longitudinally of the brush back so that the bristles extend across strands several inches in width.

6. A hair brush as recited in claim 2, wherein the brush back is arcuate in cross section with a concave side opposite the convex side thereof, so that the weight of the brush back is equalized and balanced with the weight of the handle.

7. A hair brush as recited in claim 7, wherein the bristle tufts are arranged in curved files longitudinally of the brush back so that the outer free edges of the bristles in said files define concave lines which generally conform to the curvature of a persons scalp so that edges of the bristles reach, stroke and conform to the scalp While the brush is being rotated and drawn down along the scalp.

8. A hair brush as recited in claim 7, wherein the handle is curved longitudinally and has opposite concave and convex sides, the concave side being continuous with the convex side of the brush back, the curvature of the handle facilitating holding and rotating the brush.

9. A hair brush as recited in claim 8, wherein the brush back is generally oval in form with its major axis extending longitudinally of the brush back so that the bristles extend across strands several inches in Width. 7

10. A hair brush as reicted in claim 9, wherein the brush back is arcuate in cross section with a concave side opposite the convex side thereof, so that the weight of the brush back is equalized and balanced with the weight of the handle.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 4/1953 Servilla 15l60 CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Primary Examiner.

PETER FELDMAN, Assistant Examiner;

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US2343782 *Dec 16, 1941Mar 7, 1944Mohawk Brush CompanySpiral hairbrush
US2633591 *Aug 10, 1950Apr 7, 1953William J ServillaWave hairbrush
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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/160
International ClassificationA46B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B15/00
European ClassificationA46B15/00