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Hair Cutting and Combing Device

Patent US660238

Invention Combination Hair Cutting and Combing Device

Filed Friday, 15th September 1899

Published Tuesday, 23rd October 1900

Inventor George Washington Anderson

Language English

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No. 660,238.Patented Oct. 23, 1900.
United States Patent Office.

George Washington Anderson, of Hinton, West Virginia. Combination Hair Cutting and Combing Device.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 660,238, dated October 23, 1900. Application filed September 15, 1899. Serial No. 730,593. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, George Washington Anderson, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Hinton, county of Summers, and State of West Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combination Hair Cutting and Combing Devices, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

This invention relates to an improved combination hair cutting and combing device, the object thereof being to provide an article of this class which is adaptable for alternative use as a means for shaving and cutting hair, a further object being to provide a device adaptable for constant use as a comb. It is simple in construction, durable, and inexpensive, and its several parts are so constructed as to enable a user to readily disconnect and assemble them for purposes of cleaning, sharpening, &c.

My invention consists in a short razor-blade and a comb much longer than the blade, combined with a clamp which passes over the outer edges of the blade and the comb and clamps the two together, the clamp being provided with lugs for catching between the teeth of the comb and set-screws which are passed through the clamp and securely fasten the comb and blade together, as will be more fully described hereinafter.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved device, and Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional elevation taken on the line x x of Fig. 1.

In the practice of my invention I employ an ordinary razor A, comprising the blade B and the swinging handle C and a comb D, the comb being of a length greater than the razor-blade, as illustrated by Fig. 1 of the drawings.

As a means for connecting the comb and razor-blade together I employ clamps E of arched contour in cross-section. These clamps are respectively provided with inwardly-extended lugs e to engage between the teeth of the comb and prevent lateral or vertical movement of the clamps on the said comb after the razor-blade is secured thereto. These lugs e are so spaced as to catch between the teeth of the comb and prevent any accidental displacement of the comb while in use. Were it not for these lugs, the clamp, in case its sides were pressed outwardly by too great pressure upon the set-screws F, would be liable to allow the comb to become displaced, in which case there would be danger to the person being operated upon. To secure the blade, each clamp is provided with a longitudinally-extended thumb-screw F, which is threaded through one arm of the said clamp and is provided upon the inner end thereof with a rubber cap f to prevent abrasion of the razor-blade. This cap may be composed of leather or other suitable material, if desired. Each clamp is also provided with a vertical adjusting-screw G, which threads through the upper wall of the clamp and bears upon the upper edge of the razor-blade. By means of these screws the razor-blade can be vertically adjusted upon the comb for the purpose of placing its edge at variable distances from the ends of the comb-teeth, whereby the razor-blade may be adjusted and maintained in any desired position relative to the comb-teeth. The two clamps E are preferably connected to each other by means of a longitudinal rod l, as shown by Fig. 1 of the drawings.

In the operation and use of my device a barber or other user can comb a person's hair with the extended end portion d of the comb D, and with the other end of the device he can readily clip or cut the hair without liability of wounding the scalp. Then if it is desired to use the razor for the purpose of shaving it can be readily disconnected from the comb by loosening the screws F.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—

1. As a hair cutting and combing device, the combination of a razor-blade and a comb of greater length than the blade, metallic clamps with lugs engaging between the teeth of the comb, adjusting-screws to adjust the razor-blade vertically and clamping-screws with flexible caps on their ends to maintain secure connection between the comb and razor-blade, substantially as shown and described.

2. As a hair cutting and combing device, the combination of the razor-blade B and the comb D, the connected clamps E having lugs e, the clamping-screws F and the adjusting-screws G, substantially as shown and described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of two witnesses, this 30th day of August, 1899.

George Washington Anderson.


Harvey Ewart,

Henry H. Wightman.