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Publication numberUS1097630 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1914
Filing dateNov 7, 1913
Priority dateNov 7, 1913
Publication numberUS 1097630 A, US 1097630A, US-A-1097630, US1097630 A, US1097630A
InventorsIsaac N Hollingsworth
Original AssigneeIsaac N Hollingsworth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1097630 A
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1,097,630. Patented May 26, 1914.

Inventor Attorneys Witn'esses COLUMBIA PLANMRAPH comwnsnmu'roN. D4 C.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 7, 1913.

Patented May 236, 1914. Serial No. 799,790.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Isaac N. I-loLLiNoswon'rn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lauderdale, in the county of Lauder-dale and State of Mississippi, have invented a new and useful Fountain-Brush, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in fountain brushes.

An object of the present invention is to provide a fountain brush to which a water supply tube may be easily attached for the supplying of a liquid to the brush bristles.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a fountain brush which may be used in connection with a portable bath apparatus which will be simple in design, cheap to manufacture and the simplicity of the design and rigidity and strength of the structure rendering the fountain brush a de sirable and useful article.

With the foregoing and other objects in View, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the com bination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter de scribed and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings accompanying this specification, and forming a part thereof, the preferable form of my invention has been shown in which Figure 1 is a side sectional view of my improved fountain brush and illustrating the internal construction thereof. Fig. 2 is a top plan view with a portion thereof removed. Fig. 3 is a fraginental sectional View of the liquid supply nozzle which is positioned within the brush bristles and adapted to supply a liquid thereto.

Referring to the drawings in which similar reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, 4t is the back of the brush and to which the brush bristles '5 are rigidly secured. The said back is provided with a bore 6 extending in from the rear edge and which bends downwardly as at 7 terminating approximately central of the brush bristles, and which bore provides a passage through which a pipe 8 is forced and which when it has attained a position as illustrated in Fig. 1 is adapted to supply a liquid to the center of the brush bristles.

The pipe 8 extends through the bore 6 and is provided with a threaded end 9 which extends down within the brush bristles as illustrated in Fig. 1. The opposite-end of the pipe 8 extends for a considerable distance beyond the rear wall of the brush and is provided with a threaded end 10. The threaded end 10 provides means for securing a nipple to the pipe.

In order to provide for the proper manipulation of the brush, the handle is socured to the pipe 8 and is formed in two sections. The section adjacent the brush com prises the body portion 11 provided with a longitudinal bore 12 extending therethrough and which receives the pipe 6 therein. A metallic washer 13 is provided between the meeting ends of the handle 11 and the rear Wall of the brush back. Rigidly secured to the opposite end of the handle body portion 11 is the sleeve 14 including a reduced externally threaded portion 15 the eX- lrenie end of which terminates short of the end of the pipe 8 so as to leave the threaded end 10 thereof exposed. A hose pipe engaging nipple 16 is internally threaded as at 17 and is adapted to engage the pipe 8 and act as a nut forcing the sleeve 141- into contact with the handle 11 and rigidly securing the same in place, thus locking the various parts upon the pipe 8 and rigidly securing the same thereto.

As will be apparent from a reference to Fig. 2 the nut like nipple 16 is provided with a flanged or corrugated outer surface so as to rigidly secure a hose pipe 17 thereto and which is connected to some suitable liquid supply to be delivered to the brush bristles. A11 auxiliary handle 18 is provided with a bore 19 extending longitudinally therethrough through which the hose pipe 17 extends and is provided with a threaded end 20 adapted to engage the reduced portion 15 of the sleeve. Thus the auxiliary handle 18 will be rigidly secured to the handle 11 which latter in its turn is by rea-- son of the nut like nipple 16 and pipe 8 rigidly secured to the brush back 4. The auxi]- iary handle in addition to elongating the handle 11 provides a guide entrance for the hose pipe and also conceals the joint between. the same and the pipe 8 and furthermore as illustrated in Fig. 2 the portion 21 of the Eli.


auxiliary handle 17 is of a diameter just suflicient to fit nicely over the pipe 17 and prevent the same from becoming accidentally detached from the nipple 16. In this connection it is to be noted that the handle 18 has been spoken of as being provided with athreaded end but as illustrated in Fig. 1 the handle is provided with a metallic sleeve 18 which is provided with the threads as it will be readily appreciated the handle 18 will be formed of wood or some equivalent and light material which it would not be practical to thread.

The cap 22 is internally threaded and adapted to engage the threaded end 9 of the pipe 8. The cap 22 is provided with a plurality of apertures 3 extending radially through the side walls thereof and adapted to direct the flow of liquid to the various brush bristles. In my improved fountain brush there will. be little or no danger of the hose which supplied the liquid to the brush becoming detached and furthermore the juncture between the hose and the brush is adequately protected. The handles are preferably corrugated as shown so that a sufficient grip may be had thereupon for the ready manipulation of the brush. The entire construction is of a simple nature forming a most desirable article.

Having thus fully described the invention what is claimed is 1. A fountain brush comprising a brush back provided with an aperture extending therethrough and communicating with the bristle receiving portion thereof, a tube positioned within said aperture, a handle pro vided with a bore extending longitudinally therethrough mounted upon said tube, a sleeve fitting over the said tube contacting with the handle and provided with a threaded portion, a hose pipe nipple threadedly engaging the extremity of said tube and contacting with the said sleeve and adapted to force the same and said handle into, forced Copies contact with the brush back to hold the same rigidly so positioned, and an auxiliary handle threadedly engaging the threaded portion of said sleeve extending over the hose pipe nipple and adapted to house the hose pipe juncture with the said hose pipe nipple.

2. In a fountain brush the combination of a brush back provided with an aperture ex tending in from the rear wall thereof and extending at right angles and terminating at the center of the bristle receiving portion, a crooked tube permanently positioned in said aperture and with the threaded ends thereof extending therebeyond, a liquid distributing cap provided with a plurality of radial apertures engaging one end of said tube and adapted to distribute the liquid it flows therefrom to the brush bristles a handle provided with an aperture extending therethrough slidably mounted on the opposite end of said tube, a sleeve with a reduced portion engaging the said handle and mounted slidably upon said tube, a hose pipe nipple internally threaded and engaging the threaded end of said tube contacting with the reduced portion of said sleeve and adapted to force the same into forced contact with the handle and the latter into forced contact with the brush back, and also a handle with a bore extending therethrough a hose pipe extending through said bore and fitting over said hose pipe nozzle, said auxiliary handle contacting with the outer extremities of said hose pipe next between the same and the hose pipe nipple, anda sleeve rigidly secured to the auxiliary handle and engaging the reduced, portion of the aforementioned sleeve.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto alhxed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses 33. TV. STERLING, C. P. HA'roHEn.

of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, D, O.

U.S. Classification401/286, 285/242, 401/290, 401/288
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0041