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March 9 1926.
G. DU PRIEST COMB Filed Feb. 28, 1925 Patented Mar. 9, 1926.
UNITED STATES GUY DU PRIEST, OF AUSTIN, TEXAS.
Application filed February 28, 1925.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, GUY DU PRIEST, a citizen of the United States, residing at Austin, in the county of Travis and State of Texas, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combs, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in combs and contemplates the provision of means for holding the separable teeth there fore in adjusted position and which also allows the teeth of the comb to be separated or removed in order that the same may be cleansed or replaced by new teeth when the original have been broken or cracked.
Another object of the invention is to provide tongue. and grooved portions upon the opposite sides of the teeth in order that the same may interlock in order that the teeth will be held in their adjusted position and against accidental displacement thereon and also provide a very neat appearance to the comb per se.
With the above and other objects in view,
the invention further includes the followbled comb.
Figure 2 is a. sectional view of the end tooth showing the novel connection of the holding means therewith.
Figure 3 is a similar View of the rear tooth with the handle portion attached therewith and showing the holding means extending therethrough.
Figure 1 is a detail perspective of the upper portion of a tooth and showing the tongue and grooved portions upon the up per portions thereof; I
Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference character 10 indicates a comb which includes a plurality of removable teeth 11 including relatively large upper portions 12 having tongues 13 and grooved portions 14: upon the opposite sides thereof and which are adapted to interlock or lit with each other in direct alignment so that in general appearance the same will resemble the ordinary type of comb,
In order to provide means for holding the Serial No. 12,385.
teeth 11 in alignment and in adjusted position, I provide a rod 15 which extends transversely through the upper enlarged portion 12 of the: teeth 11 and which includes upon the forward end portion thereof a casing member 16 'which fits over the top and outer side of the front tooth in order that the end of the rod 15 will not maror in any way injure the front tooth of the comb 10. The rear tooth of .the comb 10 has lying flush with the rear sides thereof, a knurled or serrated adjusting nut 17 which is threaded upon the bar 15 the latter having a removably secured handle portion 18 thereon which has its inner end portion bearing against the outer side of the adjusting nut 17 It will thus be seen from the foregoing description and accompanying drawing that upon the counterclockwise rotations of the handle 18 and adjusting nut 17 that the teeth 11 of the comb 10 may be spaced apart in order that the same may be cleansed or if necessary, when a tooth is broken, the handle 18 and adjusting nut 17 may be removed from the bar 15 in order that the said teeth may be removed therefrom, that is the broken ones, and new ones inserted on the bar 15 therefor. I
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction, and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention what isclaimed is:
A comb of the character described comprising a plurality of removable and separable teeth, each of the teeth including a relatively large flat upper portion which includes thereon tongue and grooved portions upon the opposite sides thereof, a casing member fitted over the top, front and side of the forward tooth, a bar member extending transversely through the upper portions of the teeth and having its corresponding end portion connected with the casing member, an adjusting nut included upon the opposite end of the bar and resting against the corresponding side of the rear tooth, and a handle member received on the said end and bearing against the cor responding side of the adjusting nut.
In testimony whereof I afiix m signature.
GUY DU RIEST,