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Publication numberUS1060046 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1913
Filing dateJun 26, 1912
Priority dateJun 26, 1912
Publication numberUS 1060046 A, US 1060046A, US-A-1060046, US1060046 A, US1060046A
InventorsWilliam C Wells
Original AssigneeT J Mcgrath, William C Wells
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1060046 A
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lSpecification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 29, 19111.

Application filed June 26, 1912. Serial No. 706,084. i

To all whom i may con-cern:

Be it known that I, lViLLIAM C. lVnLLs, a citizen of the United States, residing at lVate-rbury, in the county oi New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in-Fountain Brushes, of which the following is a specitication, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

. This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fountain brushes, the object of the inyention being to provide a brush of the above character which may he lusedl as a shoe blackening brush, stove brush or itmay be used for various other similar purposes.

-Another object of the invention is to provide 'a brush of the above character which carries a suitable supply of material and means for supplying the material to the bristles of the brush as it is needed.

Another object of the invention -is to provide a brush of the above 'character which will possess advantages in ,point-s of etticiency and durability, is inexpensive to manufacture and at the same' time is simple shown in the accompanying drawings in which, y

Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a brush constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the. line 2 9. of Fig: 1. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line ot' Fig. 1 and Fig. l is a detail perspective view of the ralve mechanism which controls the supply of inaterial t-o the brush.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 indicates the cylindrical body portion open at one. end and which toi-ms a suitable receptacle for the polishing ma- Jterial, said body being .formed of brass or other suitable material and provided at one side with a tubular extension in the outer end of which is suitably fitted a handle 3. Mountedin the open end ofthe body portion l is a brush head 4 in which are suitably mounted the bristles 5. The. body 1 can`bc which is normally closed by means'of the threaded plug T. The polishing material contained in the body 1 is applied to the bristles 5 through an opening 8 formed in the central portion of theV brush head el.

The opening S is 'normally closed by means of the valve member 9 formed upon the lower end of the rod 10, the-upper end of said rod being pivotally secured to the member 11 which is secured tothe operating arm 12. The member 1'1 may be secured to the operating arm 12 in any suitable manner such as soldering or riveting. `rriinged within the bodyniember 1 and 'adapted to be.

supported by means-of the annular flange 13 formed upon the upper end thereof is a tubular guide member 1J: in which the rod 1() is slidably mounted so as to be guided thereby. Mounted upon the rod adjacent the upper end thereof is a packing member 15 so as to close the upper end ofA the tube 1-1 when the valve member 9 is in its normal position.l This paekingmember is held se.- curely in place by means of the ilange 1G formed upon the rod-'10 adjacentV the upper end thereof. Formed integral with the.; member 11- therefrom is a tubular portion/ 17in which is arranged a packing,ineiiiber18 which,` when the arm 12 is in its normal position closes the air openingl) formed in the closed end of the body portion'.

The arm 12 is pivotally mounted upon and extending downwardly.

the upper end of a. support Q0', one end of;

said arm being bent twice at right angles as shown at 2l and curved upwardly at its extremeend as Yshown at 22 to torni a suit-. able nger 'engaging portion whereby the arm may be easily manipulated A coil spring 23 is arranged beneath the curved end of tlieatetn- 12, one end .ot said coil` spring being mounted upon the downwardly extending `leg Q4 while the other' end ot' said spring is suitably secured to the cross pin arranged in the lower end ot the opening 2G which is `termed in the inner end of thc handle' 32 From the above description taken in connection with t-lie accompanying d 'awingsit will be readily apparent that polishingmaterial can be. quickly and easily supplied to the'hody portion through the opening and the bristles 5 can bev readily supplied with material through thc opening S by the manipulation ot' the ope'ating'arin 1Q.

Thus by pressure upon the curved end. 22 of -the arm l2, the valve 9 will be raised from its seat allowing the material to pass downwardly through the opening 8. When the end 22 of the Aarm 12 is released, the coil spring 23 will tend to return the 'valve 9 to its normal position. Thus it will be seen that the polishing material contained withv inthe receptacle I niay be supplied tothe- A bristles as desired.

While I haveshown and 'described the preferred for'm of my invent-ion, it will be obvious that various changes in the details of construction and in the proportions may be resorted to for successfully carrying my invent-ion into` practice without, sacrificing any of the novel features or departing from the scope thereof.

That I cla-im is- In a device of the character described, the combination of a cylindrical bodyportion Y open at one end, a brush head mounted in formed integral with the valve and pivotally secured to the other end of said member, an operating arm having one end se- \cured to the .upper side of said member, the

right angles and its extreme end being curved upwardly to `form a linger engaging portion, a tubular portion formed integral with said member and extending down beneath the tubular member, packing arranged Within said tubular member and adapted to close said opening, a: tubular extension formed integral withlthe body portion', a handle having one end arranged having a recess-formed in the inner end thereof, and acoil lspring h'aving one end secured in said recess and its other end .bearing against the'outer end of the op'- erating arm to hold the valveimember in a normally closed position.

signature inthe presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses y H. EDGAR G. ADAMS,


othe'rend of said arm being bent twice at.

lwardly therefrom, said body portion having an air opening formed therein and arranged" within. said tubular extension, said handlel In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my I i

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US2789299 *Aug 13, 1954Apr 23, 1957Verderber Frank JFountain squeegee
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U.S. Classification401/276, 401/279
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0013