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Publication numberUS591273 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1897
Filing dateJan 16, 1897
Publication numberUS 591273 A, US 591273A, US-A-591273, US591273 A, US591273A
InventorsMartin Van Buren Griffey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined currycomb and brush
US 591273 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)


No. 591,273. Patented Oct. 5, 1897.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 591,273, dated October 5, 1897.

' Application filed January 16, 1897. Serial No. 619,433. (No model.)

To all whom it may concerm Be it known that I, MARTIN VAN BUREN GRIFFEY, of Moscow, in the county of Hickman and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and Improved Combined Currycomb and Brush, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of this invention is to provide a new and improved currycomb and brush combined in one implement and adapted to be used either separately or in concert, whereby a great economy and saving of time and labo are secured.

The invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts, substantially as hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 represents a back view of a combined currycomb and brush embodying. my,

invention with said comb and brush in the same line or plane for use in concert. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same with the brush and comb in like position. Fig. 3 is a mainly longitudinal section on the line 3 3 of Fig. i with the brush turned back upon the currycomb for separate or independent use, as required; and Fig. 4 is a front end view of said combined currycomb and brush with the comb and brush in like position as in Fig. 3.

A is the currycomb, which may be of the usual or any suitable construction, but is here shown as made up of longitudinal fiat side bars I), having inverted-U-shaped metal strips 5, serrated on their outer edges, secured to their ends to form the necessary combs or combing-surfaces.

B is a metallic frame or plate back of the comb and parallel with the bars I), to which it is attached by springs c.

D is the brush, hinged, as by straps d, to theopposite or outer surface of the frame B at or near the forward end of the latter and so that said brush can either be thrown down to occupy a like plane with the currycomb, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, or be thrown back onto the top or outer surface of the frame B, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4:, when either the comb or brush may be used separately, as required, instead of conjointly, as in Figs. 1 and 2. A sliding catch E on the top of the frame B serves, when drawn out, as in Figs. 1 and 2, to hold the hinged brush down or in the same place as the currycomb, for use in concert with the latter, and also serves when pushed in to admit of the brush being thrown back on the plate or frame 13, and afterward by slightly drawing outward said sliding catch causes a hook-shaped lip e on the back end of the slide or catch to engage with the back of the brush to hold it in position for separate use, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4:. I do not restrict myself, however, to this form of catch for securing the brush in either of its two positions.

G is the handle, attached to the plate or frame B, by which the combined currycomb andbrush is manipulated.

When the comb and brush are fastened in line with one another, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, then a horse can be combed and brushed at the same time-that is, by each single stroke of the hand; but when the comb and brush are held in the position shown in Figs. 3 and 4 then either of them may be used singly or separately, as desired, and by a single turn of the wrist two horses can be rubbed and curried almost in the same time that one horse can under the old method of using a separate currycomb and a separate brush. The springs c, which connect the currycomb with the plate or frame B, make the teeth of the comb more uniform with the length of the bristles of the brush when the comb and brush are used in concert, besides making the implement more pliable and yielding to the hide or coat of the horse, which will be a great advantage.

The handle G and stays f on the back of the comb are all made integral and serve to stiffen said back.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new anddesire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A combined currycomb and brush, comprising a comb, a brush hinged thereto, and adapted to be folded thereon with its back toward the back of the comb, or to be turned down to occupy a like plane with the comb, and means for fastening the brush in either of said positions, substantially as described.

2. The combination with a curryeomb, and a brush hinged to the comb near its forward end, of a sliding catch on the comb for holding the brush in the same plane with the comb, substantially as described.

3. The combination with a currycomb, and a brush hinged to the comb near its forward end, of a sliding catch on the top of the comb for holding the brush in the same plane with the comb, said catch being provided with a ]ip for engaging the brush when folded upon the comb, substantially as described.

4. In a combined curryeomb and brush, the combination with the main frame provided with a handle, of a comb-frame, springs interposed between the two frames and connecting them together, a brush hinged to the main frame and adapted to be turned down to occupy a like plane with the comb or to be folded upon the top or outer surface of the main frame, and means for locking the said brush in either the folded or unfolded position, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. i



Cooperative ClassificationA46B2200/1093