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Publication numberUS753968 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1904
Filing dateOct 16, 1903
Priority dateOct 16, 1903
Publication numberUS 753968 A, US 753968A, US-A-753968, US753968 A, US753968A
InventorsArthur J Farmer
Original AssigneeArthur J Farmer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for applying liquids to the scalp.
US 753968 A
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PATENTED MAR. 8, 1904.




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UNITED STATES Patented March 8, 1904.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 753,968, dated March 8, 1904.

Application filed October 16, 1903. Serial No. 177,247. (No model l) T0 au whom, it may concern.'

Be it known that I, ARTHUR J FARMER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, county of Wayne, State of Michigan, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Toilet Articles; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled inthe art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to an improvement in toilet articles, shown in the accompanying drawings, and more particularly set forth in the following specitication and claims.

The invention has for its object the employment of means whereby hair-tonics, hair-dyes, dandrui'-eradicators, and other preparations of a similar nature may be applied to the hair or scalp.

In the drawings, Figure l is a side elevation, partly in section, of my improved comb and its attachment. Fig. 2is a cross-sectional View through one of the teeth of the comb. Fig. 3 is a detail view through several of the teeth looking toward the back of the comb. Fig. 4c is a perspective View of one of the parts.

Referring to the letters of reference shown in the drawings, A is the comb, the teeth a of which are preferably concave in cross-section on their outer sides. These teeth are fixed or formed integral with the tubular back A the wall of which is provided with a series of apertures a in line with the teeth and preferably at angle, so as to direct the stream toward the teeth, as shown in Fig. 2.

B is a handle or guard provided with a screw-threaded portion engaging a similar threaded portion in the tubular back of the comb and provided with a nozzle B, projecting into the tubular back of the comb when the handle isengaged.

b is a guard to catch any drip that may run down the back of the comb.

O is a bulb engaging the rearward extension 'B2 of the nozzle.

I prefer that the handle or guard B should partially envelop the collapsible bulb on the upper side in order that the bulb may not be accidentally compressed when using the comb. I also prefer to carry the guard away from the under side of the bulb a convenient distance, so that the ngers maybe inserted between the bulb and the guard in order that the bulb may be pressed against the upper wall of the same.

The manner of charging the device with the hair-tonic and its application will be readily understood. To ll the collapsible bulb C with the hair-tonic, the handle B is unscrewed and the bulb compressed by forcing it against the rigid wall of the handle. The nozzle is then inserted in the bottle or other receptacle containing the tonic and the bulb allowed to expand, which charges it with the preparation similar to the manner employed in charging the filler employed to fill fountainpens. The comb is then screwed on the handle, and the appliance is ready for use. The comb is usedin the ordinary way, and by compressing the bulb the fluid is forced out through the nozzle, lilling the tubular back, from which it passes out through the apertures a' down the channels formed on the sides Y of the teeth to the hair and scalp.

lt will be seen that the guard 5^ will prevent any of the preparation which may iiow down the back of the comb from reaching the handle when the comb is held in a slanting or vertical position.

To clean the tubular portion of the comb,the cap agis removed and water allowed to iiow through the tubular portion, which will thoroughly cleanse the same.

While I have shown a nozzle portion to which the collapsible bulb is attached, the nozzle can be dispensed with and the iiuid preparations poured direct into the collapsible reservoir. I nd, however, that the construction shown is more convenient and cleaner to handle.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim isl. In a toilet article of the class described, a comb having a tubular back and .provided with discharge-orifices leading to the teeth, a collapsible bulb connected with the tubular back, and a drip-cup located between the dis- IOO charge-orifices in the comb and the collapsible bulb, to protect the latter from moisture, substantially as described.

2. In a toilet article of the class described, a comb having a tubular back and provided with discharge-orifices leading to the teeth, a collapsible bulb connected With the tubular back, a handle provided with a guard to protect the bulb against accidental compression, and a drip-cup located between the handle and the comb to protect the former against the passage of the fluid preparation onto the same, substantially as described.

3. In a toilet article of the class described, a comb having a tubular back and provided with discharge-orifices a leading to the out-

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US5006004 *Nov 25, 1987Apr 9, 1991The Proctor & Gamble CompanyTopical applicator for liquid
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Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/02