US 3575183 A
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United States Patent 72] Inventor George Lee Tamer, Sr.
P.0. Box 284, Dacula, Ga. 30211  Appl. No. 852,222
 Filed Aug. 22, 1969  Patented Apr.20, 1971  PICKUP COMB 1 Claim, 2 Drawing Figs.
52 U.S. cl 132/160,  Int. Cl A45d 24/00  Field of Search 132/160,
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,624,757 4/1927 O'Connor 132/157 2,806,476 9/1957 Thompson 132/158 Primary Examiner-Louis G. Mancene Assistant ExaminerGregory E. McNeill ABSTRACT: An improved comb for individual or professional use in haircutting and hair styling, the device comprising a comb which includes a plurality of teeth being serrated with grooves on opposite sides thereof, the grooves supporting the hairs in a desired spread out position.
PICKUP COMB This invention relates generally to combs such as are to provide an improved comb having self-contained means in desirably separating the hairs during a haircutting or hairstyling operation.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a pickup comb that is provided with a plurality of spaced apart grooves on opposite sides of each tooth, the grooves separating the hairs in a spreadout position during a haircutting or hairstyling operation.
' Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a pickup comb which is adaptable for individual use or for professional use by barbers or beauticians.
Other. objects of the present invention are to provide a pickup comb which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient I in operation.
These and other objects will be readily'evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a side elevation view of a pickup comb incorporating the present invention; and
FIG. 2 is an enlarged detail view thereof showing one of the comb teeth.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the reference numeral represents a pickup comb according to the present invention wherein there is a one-piece member 11 that includes a back frame 12 the back frame having a plurality of teeth extending from one side thereof, the teeth being integral with the back frame.
As shown in FIG. 1 of the drawing, the comb is shown to include a first group of teeth 13 and a second group of teeth 14, the groups being adjacent each other. The teeth 14 are of conventional type comprising a plurality of spurs in parallel spaced apart relation to each other in a well known manner.
The group of teeth 13 is shown comprised of individual spurs each of which is provided with a plurality of grooves 15 along one side 16 of the tooth l3, and a plurality of grooves 17 along the opposite side 18 of the tooth, as shown in FIG. 2 of the drawing. It is to be noted that each of the grooves includes a diagonally extending side and a side which is transverse to the direction of the tooth or spur.
In each of the grooves, the transverse side is closest toward the back frame portion of the comb whilethe diagonal side is toward the pointed end 19 of the spur or tooth.
It will now be evident upon a close inspection of the enlarged FIG. 2 that when the tooth is inserted into the hair of a persons head, the hairs will become lodged within the grooves 15 and 17 when the comb is moved into the direction of the teeth pointed ends 19.
in operative use, accordingly in cutting the hair or styling the hair, when the comb is inserted into the hair, the individual hairs will tend to be separated or spread out due to the individual hairs being caught in the grooves of the teeth.
Thus there is provided an improved pickup comb for professional or individual use.
1. In a pickup comb, the combination of a one-piece member, said one-piece member including a back frame and a plurality of teeth extending from one side of said back frame, said teeth being integral with said back frame, and a plurality of said teeth being provided with self-contained means for separating and spreading out the hairs on a person's head during a hair cutting or hair styling operation, each of said teeth being included in a group of teeth positioned and parallel to each other in spaced relation from another, each of said teeth being provided with hair styling means on an opposite pair of sides thereof, each of said teeth being provided with a plurality of grooves in spaced apart relation along each said opposite side thereof, each said groove having self-contained means for holding said hairs in a spread out condition during a hair cutting or hair styling operation, and each of said grooves including a diagonally extending side and a side which is transverseto the direction of the tooth and said grooves on one side of said tooth being disahgned transversely with grooves on the other side of said tooth.