Harley's Hair Cutter
InventionImprovement in Hair-Cutters
FiledWednesday, 7th July 1869
PublishedTuesday, 14th September 1869
InventorGeorge A. Harley
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally to the handle combined with combs or other means for hair trimming
Performing Operations; Transporting
Hand Cutting Tools; Cutting; Severing
Hand-Held Cutting Tools Not Otherwise Provided For
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor involving changeable blades
Safety razors with one or more blades arranged longitudinally to the handle
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, George A. Harley, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Hair-Cutters; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which—
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
My invention has for its object to furnish an improved instrument for cutting or “shingling” the hair of the human head, which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation, enabling each man to do his own hair-cutting, if desired; and
It consists in the construction and combination of the various parts of the instrument, as hereinafter more fully described.
This construction enables the instrument to be conveniently adjusted to cut the hair more or less close or short, as may be desired.
In using the instrument, it is passed over the head in the manner in which a comb is used, and will leave the hair of a uniform thickness all over the head.
A pair of scissors may be used, if desired, to trim or even off the edges of the hair, but when the hair is kept short, this will seldom be required.
I am aware that two combs have been united together, and a blade inserted between them to form a “hair-cutter;” but
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
A hair-cutter, formed of a comb in one piece, and a knife inserted in a longitudinal aperture made therein for the purpose.
The above specification of my invention signed by me, this 7th day of July, 1869.
George A. Harley.
James T. Graham.