US 1031586 A
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APPLICATION FILED .TAN.17,1912.
PatentedV July 2, 1912.
l MICHAEL REINSTEIN, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
Application filed January 17, 1912. Serial No. 671,739.
specification of Letters raten/t. k"Patented July 2, 1,912.
To all whom Vit may concern:
Be it known that I, MICHAEL REINSTEIN, of 18 Denmark street, Charing Cross Road, in the parish of St. Giles, in the county of Middlesex, London, W. C., England, hair'- dresser, have invented a new yand useful Improvement in lVashable Brushes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to washable brushes, such as lather and all kinds of brushes where perfect sanitation is absolutely necessary and yhas for its object to provide an improved and convenient arrangement whereby after lat-hering, or using it fo-rany other purpose, the brush in its entirety can, before being used again be unrolled andthen cleansed by washing by hand or 'machinery process and boiled then dried and 'ironed or mangledlike an ordinary pocket handkerchif, so destroying all bacteria and accumulations of matter which are usually found in the sockets of ordinary shaving brushes after continual use; thus cleansedthe article is rolled. up and is again ready for use; rolled up itfcan be used as a brush; unrolled it can be used as a washing square, pad or washing-glove. I'
Brushes are known constructed by rolling up strips formed byv weaving bristles together by a warp extending across a portion of their length, the whole being firmly tixedqin a handle; and brushes are also known in which tufts of bristles are secured to a strip of canvas which is coiled up to form the brush, so that it can be uncoiled for thorough washing or other cleansing.
Describing pow a brush, constructed according to my iinvent-ion; 'Figurel of the drawings herewith is a portion of the brush illustrating the fn'ianner in which a tuft or strand' of real or imitation hair bristle or tibermarked Aris plaited, braided or interl'laced with 2 or more` strong threads of washable material. marked B. As! each tuft. or strand is so plated, braided or interlaced a thin twine or thread of washable material marked C is then looped around the head of each tuft or strand in order to secure and 'l prevent them from becoming loose, as illustrateddn Fig. 2 of the drawings.
Fig. 3 is a section of the brush showing I by the above means a number of the tufts or strands in the complete stage made infn a strip of any require-d length. Such re- -quired length is then affixed for instance by sewing on to one or more edges of a strip or square of any kind of washable material or it can be sewed or otherwise aflixed along one or more edges between 2 square pieces of t-oweling or such like material one edge of the square being leftunfastened.
Fig. 4: of the drawings gives an illustration ofthe tufts or strands A sewed on tothe edge of the square or piece of washable ma-` terial Such square or piece can thon be folded by placing together the points D to C and rolled from left to right or vice versa thus forming a brush for lather-ing or other purposes. The brush as above described can loeused if sodesired in a shell or case of metal for a handle.
wWhat I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Pat-ent, is
l. lna brush, a. bunch of bristles returned upon itself having its 4intermediate portion pressed inwardly for a short distance between the folds of thebunch of bristles to provide a plurality of spaced and substantially parallel portions, a plurality of strands interwoven about the parallel portions of said bunch of bristles, and a binding strand looped `at spaced intervals about said first-named strands and being arched over said parallel portions between the loops.
2. A- brush comprising a plurality of bunches of bristles, each of which is returned upon itself and having its intermediate portion pressed inwardly forl a short. distance between the folds of the bunch of bristles, a plurality of strands interwoven about the intermediate pressed-in portions of each of said plurality of bunches of bristles, a'binding strand looped at spaced intervals about said first-named strands and being arched over said intermediate pressedin portions between the loops, and a strip of flexible material having oneedge thereof secured to the folded portion of the bunches of bristles, substantially as described.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
JOHN OswALD FARRER.