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Publication numberUS841175 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 15, 1907
Filing dateOct 10, 1905
Priority dateOct 10, 1905
Publication numberUS 841175 A, US 841175A, US-A-841175, US841175 A, US841175A
InventorsWakefield Phinney
Original AssigneeWakefield Phinney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 841175 A
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PATENTED JAN. l5, 1907.



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lNo. 341,175.'

Specication of4 Letters Patent.

I Pat-',ented. Jan. 15,1907.

Application filed October l0, 1905. Serial 110.282.125.

'To all whom, it may concern,.-

to the center to arrange their points in a con- Be,it known that I, WAKEFIELD PHNNEY, cavely-curved row to conform to the coniiga citizen of the United States, residing at Redlands, inthe county of San Bernardino and State of California, have invented a new and useful Comb, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates toimprovementsin' grip or handle, which consists of a thin upcombs.

lo The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of combs and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient comb designed for applyinghair and scalp tonic to the scalp of aperson and capable of being firmly Ygripped and operated With one hand, both to manipulate the combv and con trol the discharge of the tonic or other liquid.

A further ob'ect 'of the invention is to provide a comb 0 this character adapted to fit zc the head and capable of discharging the tonic or other liquid directly on the scalp at intervals in the desired quantity. Withthese and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arran ement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, pro- 3o portion, size, and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. 5 5 In the drawings, Figure l is a side elevation of a comb constructed in accordance With this invention. Fig` 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same.v Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a detail. perspective view of the vbulb and the tube for filling the bulb.

Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

1 designates a comb designed for applyinghair and scalp tonic to the head and provided with a longitudinal opening'or passage 2 and having small bores or passages 3, extending from the main'passage or opening 2 through 5o the teeth 4 of the comb to the extreme'points thereof, so that the tonic or other liquid will be discharged directly on the scal The body of the comb is straight, and t e teeth are arranged at regular intervals and 'gradu- 5 5 ally taper in length from the ends of the comb uration of the head of a person. The teeth wardly-projecting flange, lextends from one yend of the comb to a point about the center thereof, and it extends outward in a longitudinal direction slightly beyond the series of teeth of the comb; but it may be made of any desired size, as will be readily understood. 7 o

The outer end of the handle is arranged c0incident with one end of the body of the comb, the teeth of the comb terminating a short distance from such end of the body.

The longitudinal opening or passage 2, 7 5 which is straight, extends from one end ofthe body of the comb and terminates short of the other end of the same and is closed at the end J 6. The other end of the opening or passage 2 is slightly enlarged and is interiorly threaded 8o to receive lan'eXteriorly -threaded nipple or tube 7 of a compressible bulb 8, which in ractice is designed to be of sujiicient size to old one applicationof a tonic or other liq uid. In using the device the handle or grip 8 5 5 .is gras ed with one hand and the comb 1s moved t ough the hair over the scalpwith the points of the teeth bearing againstthe same, and the bulb is compressedby the hand holding the 'comb during such o eration to 9o secure the desired discharge' of t re tonic or other liquid. By these-1 means the tonic or other`- liquid may be applied-directly to the scalp, which may be `thoroughly irrigated without unnecessarily saturating the hair of the atient. 'f T e bulb may bereadily filled by compressing it and then immersing the nipple or tube in a shallow receptacle containing the tonic or other liquid. The eX ansion of the bulb ioo will suck into it the desired quantity ofthe liquid. The li -uid may bc conveniently obtained from a ottlc or other vessel haifing too small a neck to permit the bulb to be inserted in it by employing a tube 9, which has 1o 5 one end interiorly threaded to receive the Iexteriorly-threaded tube or. nipple 7 of the bulb. After the bulb has been ed the tube 9, which is preferably tapered, is removed and the bulb. is attached to the comb.

of a straight body and teeth extending downward from the body, said body and teeth having connecting-p assages, a handle extend-v ing-longitudinally of and projecting from-the upper edge of the body of the comb and located directly above the said teeth and having its outer end coincident withl one end of thev said-body, and means fon forcing a: liquid through the assages'ol the-comb, said.l means being`- located at one endi ot the handle, and the said means and handle being arran ed; to be simultaneously grasped with-4 the and, whereby the liquid may be forced through the passages of the combby the hand holding the same. y

2. A combvof. the class-described consisting ofl a straight body.A provided a handlelthe said' extending. along-and'y projecting-'upward from :the passages, said means'and' handle` being arranged to 1be simultaneously grasped with ody and having its outer end coinl one hand, whereby the liquidl may be forced throughthe passages of the comb by the hand holding 'the same. In testimony that I- claim theforegoing as my own I have hereto ahxedmy signature in theptesence of Witnesses. y

WAKEFIELD PHINNEY. Witnesses: -f l .1 -P. Hmm, S: F. TAGGAR'T, JoHN P. FLIGHT, Jr

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Cooperative ClassificationA45D19/02