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Although the internet is not the most reliable source, you can use google. I put Walter Sammons in the search bar and received several hits. Thanks for making this request. This request refreshed my memory. In the process of this quick search, I recalled that Walter Sammons was responsible for the hot comb or the straightening comb. As a little girl, my mother and others straightened my hair which was sometimes painful and dangerous ( I did get burned). After the process was over the hair looked very straight and I was told it was pretty, however, it was not pain and enduring sitting in one spot for a few hours until the process was complete. I believe that little girls who get their hair perm or straitened with the comb that Walter Sammons created should know where the comb originated from and that it was an African American inventor. The following was copied from the website:"Walter Sammons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received U.S. patent #1,362,823 on December 21, 1920 for an improved comb that straightened hair. According to Walter Sammons' patent he invented a heated comb that removed kinks from the hair. This was copied from the following URL. It also has a picture of the comb and additional links. There are other sources. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_Walter_Sammons.htm I have attached the picture for quick reference. Respectfully, This is also a URL that I was given and it has more information on African American Inventors. http://coestudents.valdosta.edu/irock110/inventors_&_inventions.htm