US 997 A
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N. C. SANFURD.
Currycomb No.y 997. i 'Patented Nov. 3, 1838..
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UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEIcE.
NATHANIEL C. SANFORD, OF MERIDN, CONNECTICUT.
MODE or MAKING CURRYcoMBs.
Specification of Letters Patent No. 997, dated November 3, 1838.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, NATHAN IAL C. SANFORD, of the town of Meriden, in the county of New Haven, and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and useful Improvement in the Common Horse Currycomb, and the same is described in the following specification and drawings.
Take two plates of sheet iron of the size of a common horse ourrycomb and fasten them firmly together, face to face, and fix on them a handle; through one of these plates, which I call the under one, make five parallel openings at equal distances from each other, running nearly across the plate, as is represented in drawing Aand with the handle, as in drawing B, which openings must be large enough to receive the head of a wooden comb of the size as Y in drawing'B at a, s'o one plate may be used as well as two; in which case the combs are fixed in, in the same manner exceptthey do not rest on any opposite plate, but two platesare better. So Vtoo the body of the comb may be made of wood, as represented in drawing E, in which case the combs eX- tend the whole width of the wood `and are fitted into it by small grooves and `there nade iii-m, but the iron plates I have found vest.
Drawing A represents the lower plate of sheet iron; B, a Hcomplete-currycomb; C, a plate with one opening; D, a wooden comb, and E, wooden stock of a currycomb. VThe exact size of the combs, plates and teeth are not material, but a comb of the common size as herein represented, plates, Svc., I
have found to be best.
This currycomb is more convenient, less expensive and more smooth and tender, and easier to use than any other now known.
My improvement does not consist in any of the separate partsv mentioned, but of the combination of the wooden comb `with the other parts so as to make the said Vcurryp comb as herein described.
NATHANIEL C. SANFORD.
WM. W. ELLswoRTH, C. H. TUTHILL.