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Publication numberUS573887 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1896
Filing dateApr 17, 1896
Publication numberUS 573887 A, US 573887A, US-A-573887, US573887 A, US573887A
InventorsIgnatz Georg Kraits
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

S B UM w KN -M GR U TLC u d 0 M 0 m No. 573,887. Patented Dec. 29, 1896.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 573,887, dated December 29, 1896.

Application filed April 17, 1896. $eria1 No. 588,029. (No model.)

To ctZl whom, it may concern..-

Be it known that I, IGNATZ GEoRG KRAUS, a subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, and a resident of Berlin, German Empire, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curling-Combs, of which the following is a specification.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of the comb in closed position. Fig. 2 is a detail view. Fig. 3 is a similar View to Fig. 1 of a modification, showing the sections of the comb in dotted lines in their open position.

This invention relates to curling-combs; and it consists of three parts.

The center part a is flexibly connected with the combs b b in such a manner that the latter can be adjusted according to the quantity of hair to be curled. The adjustability is produced by sockets d d, connected to the joints 0 c, in which pegs f slide, Fig. 2, so that when pulled out they assume the position shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1. The peg f is provided with a slot 6, in which the pin 7t slides, limiting the adjustability of the comb. The lower ends of the two parts Z; Z) are provided with pins 11 1;, upon which pieces Z are located, movable in slots 70 and ending in hooks m and pegs p, of which m catches under p, thus forming the closure. Four checks 0, fixed to I), receive the hair-tress, the latter being wound aroundsaid cheeks 0, which produces the effect as if four large hairpins were put in the hair. pull the parts I) b in the closed position.

When it is desired to use the comb, the hook m is slipped away from the peg 19 and the parts I) are turned so as to form one straight line with a. Thereafter the comb a is inserted in the hair and the combs b are pressed downward and closed by means of the drawsprings, the hook on catching under 9.

If the hair is thicker than can be placed on the comb in its normal position, the same can be widened by pulling the pegs f out of the sockets, and the parts lat the lower end of the comb b will slide, so that the curling-comb will be larger and able of admitting a greater quantity of hair. In this way the comb can be used with different quantities of hair.

Two springs 1" looks as if the checks were large hair-pins inserted in the hair.

Fig. 3 shows a modified construction of the comb shown in Fig. 1, wherein the adjustability is left out, so that the hinge-joint c is in direct connection with CL and b, and wherein the hooks m and pins 19 are located downward in the projection of the two combs b.

The comb is used in the same manner as described, and the curling is also effected by winding the hair around the checks 0. The fastening occurs by slipping the hook on under the pin 19. All joints andv hinges are covered, so that the hair cannot be caught thereby.

I claim 1. A comb comprising side pieces, each provided with outwardly-extending arms or projections, and each carrying teeth projecting toward each other, said side pieces at one end being hinged to an end piece, said end piece i also carrying teeth projecting toward the teeth of the side pieces, said side pieces at the opposite end being provided with interlocking fasteners.

2. A comb comprising the end and side pieces having teeth and the extensible hinge connections between the said pieces, substantially as described.

3. A comb comprising the side and end pieces Ct, 19, b, and the hinge connections consisting of the sockets cl and pegs f with the slot and pins connecting them, substantially as described.

4. In combination the side and end pieces a, b, b, hinged together and the means for connecting the free ends of the pieces Z7, Z7, c011- sisting of the adjustable pieces Z, Z, having interlocking portions, substantially as described.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA45D8/34