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Publication numberUS792887 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1905
Filing dateAug 15, 1904
Priority dateAug 15, 1904
Publication numberUS 792887 A, US 792887A, US-A-792887, US792887 A, US792887A
InventorsMax Erstling
Original AssigneeMax Erstling
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 792887 A
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' No. 792,837. ?ATENTED JUNE 20, 1905.



' W/TNESSES: lNl/E/VOH UNITED STATES Patented June 20, 1905.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 792,887, da d J ne 20, 1905. Application filed August 15, 1904. Serial No. 220,771.

To call whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, MAX ERSTLING, a citi- Zen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Gomb, of which the following is a full, clear, and eXact description.

This invention relates to toilet-combs; and its Object is to produce a simple comb of a construction especially adapted to facilitate the cleaning of the teeth of the comb and the insertion of new teeth in cases of breakage.

The invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts, to be more fully described hereinafter and definitely set forth in the claims.

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

Figure 1 is a perspective of a cornb constructed according to my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the comb shown in Fig. 1, but representing the same in an open position such as it would assume in cleaning the teeth. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the comb shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Fig. 4 is a perspective illustrating the special construction of an end tooth of the comb.

Referring more particularly to the parts, 1 represents the back of a comb, which preferably consists of an elongated member of channel form, as shown, presenting a groove or channel 2, longitudinally disposed therein. This groove or recess is formed between oppositely-disposed side flanges 3. At one extremity these side fianges are 'preferably united near their lower edges by a transverse web or end face 4. At the opposite extremity the fianges 3 preferably terminate in an edge which is formed with a rentrant angle 5, formed at *the meeting-point of the inclined edges 6.

The body 7 of the comb is composed of a plurality of teeth 8, which teeth are preferably of substantially the form shown, comprising laterally-thickened butts 9 and reduced bodies 10. The butts 9 of these teeth are all strung upon a bar or wire 11, which passes continuously through the same, as shown, the projecting extremity thereof being threaded to facilitate the attachment of a wing-nut 12, as will be readily understood.

As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the tooth 10, which constitutes the left extremity of the body of the comb, is rotatablymounted upon a transverse pin 13, which passes across the groove 2, attaching in the flanges 3, as indicated. The tooth 10", which is most remote from the tooth 10, and which constitutes the outer extremity of the body of the comb, is illustrated most clearly in Fig. 4. It is provided on its inner face with a pair of oppositely-disposed wings 14, which are angularly formed, so as to correspond substantially to the angle 5, formed in the extremity of the back 1 of the comb.

As indicated most clearly in Fig. 3, the butts 9 of the teeth are preferably formed with recluced tongues 15, which taper, as shown, and are received in the groove 2. In this connection it should be observed that the groove tapers toward its bottom, conforming substantially in this respect to the outline of the tongues.

From the construction described the parts may be assembled in the relation indicated in Fig. 1, the teeth being all hound together and held to the back, with their heads in the channel thereof, by means of the wing-nut 12, which clamps the tooth 10 against the eX- tremity of the back and also against the body of the teeth. When it is desired, to clean the comb, by rotating the wing-nut 12 the tooth 10 may be drawn outwardly, so as to disengage its wings 14 from the angle 5. After disengaging the wings 14 from their recesses the body of the connb may be removed from the'back, as indicated in Fig. 2, whereupon the teeth may be th rown individually into any desired position, so as to enable the faces thereof to be efiectively cleaned.

For the sake of appearance the thickness of the back 1 is substantially the same as the Width of the teeth, as indicated in Fig. 3.

From the'foregoing description it should be clear that this comb normally presentssubstantially the same appearance as an ordinary comb; but its parts may be quickly discon- IOO nected, so as to enable its teeth to be cleaned with facility.

Having thusdescribed my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patentl. A comb comprising a back havinga longitudinal recess, and a body pivoted thereon, said body consisting of a plnrality of looselyconnected teeth received in said recess and alined thereby.

2. A cornb comprising a back having a longitudinal recess, and a body composed of a plnrality of teeth mounted upon a stringingwire, said body being pivoted to said back, the bntts of said teeth lying in said recess, said recess afiording means for alining the points thereof.

3. A combcomprising a back havinga longitudinal recess, a plurality of teeth, a wire upon which said teeth are strung, a pivotal connection between an end tooth and said back, interlocking means between the opposite end tooth and said back, said recess receiving said teeth and alining the same, and a nntmounted on said wire and afiording means for clamping said teeth together.

connection between the other end of said body' and said back, and a nut mounted on said wire, afibrding means for clamping said teeth together and locking said body to said back.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA45D24/04