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Publication numberUS1012653 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1911
Filing dateOct 21, 1909
Priority dateOct 21, 1909
Publication numberUS 1012653 A, US 1012653A, US-A-1012653, US1012653 A, US1012653A
InventorsBurton D Knickerbocker
Original AssigneeBurton D Knickerbocker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,012,653. Patented Dec. 26, 1911.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 26, 19 11.

Application filed October 21, 1909.' Serial No. 523,819.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BURTON D. KNIOKER7 BOOKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Massage- Brushes, of which the following is a description, reference being had to. the accompanyingdrawings, forming a part of this specification, in which corresponding letters of reference in the difierent figures indicate The object of my invention is to provide a flexible brush to be used more especially for massaging the face, said brush being so constructed that it will readily adapt itself to the various abrupt curves and depressions, including the delicate parts around the eyes, either with or without the accompanying flow of liquid through it.

To these ends my invention consists in the combination of elements hereinafter more particularly described and definitely pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figurel is a plan'view of the back of a brush embodying the features of my invention, the same being enlarged about one half more than the actual size recommended; Fig. 2 is a side elevation; Fig. 3 is a bottom view; Fig. 4 is a central longitudinal sectional view; Fig. 5 is a central vertical sectional view of a modified construction, and Fig. 6 is a plan view thereof.

Referring to the drawings, 1 represents generally the body of my improved brush,

which consists of a hollow case formed from india rubber or other flexible material having a top portion 2 and a base. portion 3, Fig. 4, connected at the edges, but otherwise separated to provide a space between them for the reception of a metal plate or form 4, which is intended, among other things, to impart stiffness to the brush body. The part 2 of the latter is provided with a heartshaped or other opening 6, Figs. 1 and 4, for the insertion of the rigid form and an opening 7 for the reception of the handle 8.

In order to insert the form the rear end of the handle is projected from toward the forward end into the openin 6 and thence back through the handle opening 7, until the enlarged part of the 'metal bod enters the opening 6. The material in which the latter opening is formed, is then stretched sufliclently to permit the front end of the form to enter the cavity, when the parts assume the relative positlons and appearance best shown in Figs. 1 and 4.

I prefer to make the body of the brush of an oval shape similar to that of the bowl of a spoon, as shown, with the body of the form 5 shaped to conform thereto; said body being straight in cross-section but curved longitudinally so as to impart a like curve to the brush body.

v The main body of the brush from the rear to near the forward end is provided with a series of rounded teeth or conoidal shaped project-ions 9, which are provided with bores Upon the inner face of the part 3 next to the metal plate, is formed a series of knobs or projections 13, Fig. 4, for the purpose of providing a slight space between said plate and the part 3.

The'plate or form 4 is provided with an opening at or near the center, into which is secured a tube 14 for the-purpose of forming a connection with aflexible hose.

In the construction above described, I prefer in practice to make the brush about one third smaller than that illustrated. The teeth 12 are located at thesmall end and are admirably adapted for massaging around the eyes and more delicate parts of the face.

In using my improved brush the liquid enters through the tube 14 .into the space between the lower face of the form 4 and the part 3, said space being maintained by means of the projections 13, thereby enabling the liquid to spread throughoutthe space beneath the form and to be projected through and between the teeth.

In Figs. 5 and 6 I have shown a modifica-.

tion of said invention in which the part 16, forming the body of the brush is made of similar elastic material and circular in form instead of oval,- with the tubular conoidal' 21 in that art of it which lies next to the In the examples above described the flexible casing is'held so closely against the periphery of the metal form as to force all of the liquid through the openmgs provided therefor and to prevent leakage around the ed es.

aving thus described my invention, I claim v 1. A brush com rising in combination a body and teeth ormed from soft elastic material said body having a cavity therein for the reception of a rigid plate with o nings therein through the portion u on w ich the teeth are formed, a rigid p ate fitted within said cavity and means for causing a separation between the face of said plate and that of said body portion within said cavity, said plate being provided with a tubular openmg therein in communication with the space between the inner face of said plate and that of said body said separating means. I

2. A brush comprising in combination a body and teeth formed from soft elastic material, said body having a cavity formed therein-for the rece tion of a rigid plate, with openings therem through the portion upon which the teethare formed, a plurality of projections within said cavity, a rigid plate fitted within said-cavity, having one face bearing against said. projections said caused by i plate being provided with a tubular opening .35

therein in communication with the space between said body and plate adjacent to said projections.

In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribmg witnesses, this 19th day of October 1909.

BURTON 1). muoxmnocxan.



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U.S. Classification401/28, 15/188, 601/137
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0013, A61H2201/105