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Combined Comb and Hair-Cutter

Patent US183240

Invention Improvement in Combined Comb and Hair-Cutter

Filed Thursday, 3rd August 1876

Published Tuesday, 10th October 1876

Inventor Adolf Wohl

Language English

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No. 183,240.Patented Oct. 10, 1876.
United States Patent Office.

Adolf Wohl, of Ocala, Florida. Improvement in Combined Comb and Hair-Cutter.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 183,240, dated October 10, 1876; application filed August 3, 1876.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Adolf Wohl, of Ocala, in the county of Marion, in the State of Florida, have invented a new and Improved Device for Cutting Hair, which invention is fully set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which—

Figure 1 represents a face view of my hair-cutting device. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same.

Similar letters indicate corresponding parts.

This invention consists in the combination of a cutting-blade with a comb, said blade being secured to one side of the comb, so that the teeth of the latter project a certain distance beyond the cutting-edge of the blade, and that, by passing the teeth of the comb through the hair, the hairs are cut off at a uniform distance from their roots.

In the drawing, the letter A designates a comb, which is made of metal or any other suitable material. On one side of this comb is secured a cutting-blade, B, by screws a a, which are tapped into the body or back of the comb and pass through slots b b in the cutting-blade. By means of the slots and screws the cutting-edge of the blade B can be adjusted so that the teeth of the comb project to a greater or less distance beyond the same. Either the comb or the cutter-blade is provided with a suitable handle, C, which serves to operate the implement.

When the cutting-blade is secured on the comb in the required position, and the comb is passed through the hair of a man or of an animal, all the hairs are cut off at a uniform distance from their roots, and an implement is obtained by which each person is enabled to cut his or her own hair without difficulty, and which can also be used with advantage for cutting the hair of animals, such as horses, or the wool of sheep.

In some instances I find it desirable to combine with the cutting-blade and comb a suitable guard, D, which, in the example shown in the drawing, consists of a roller, and which serves to retain the hairs in the proper position to be cut. I also contemplate to combine with the guard D a suitable gage for retaining the hairs to the teeth of the comb. Such device, however, forms the subject of a different application for a patent, and I do not, therefore, give a detailed description thereof in this present specification.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—

1. The combination, with a flat comb, A, having screw-threaded openings, as described, of the cutting-blade B, arranged upon one side of the comb, and having slots b, through which set-screws a pass into the screw-threaded openings of the comb for adjusting said cutting-blade, substantially as described.

2. The combination, with a comb, A, and cutting-blade B, of a guard, D, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

This specification signed by me this 24th day of July, 1876.

Adolf Wohl.


W. Hauff,

E. F. Kastenhuber.