US 1098390 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. H. LONSKEY.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 10, 1911.
Patented June 2, 1914.
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51% MM r m JOHN H. LONSKEY, 0F DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 2, 1914.
Application filed May 10, 1911; Serial No. 626,262.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN H. LONSKEY, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in'the county of \Vayne and b'tate of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brushes, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompn nying drawings.
My invention relates to brushes and has among the objects thereof to provide a de taehahle handle for the brush which may be easily engaged or removed from the brush body and when in engagement with the body of the ln'usll is rigidly attached thereto; and to provide a sectional brush which may be secured to the cover of a receptacle such as a paint or varnish can, so that the brush body will be arranged within and the handle without the can, when the latter is closed by the cover.
Other objects of my invention will more fully hereinafter appear.
The invention resides in the peculiar construction, arrangement and combination of parts. as herein described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
\ Although my invention is applicable to various classes of brushes it is especially adapted for brushes of the paint or varnish type and I will therefore show and describe the invention as applied to a standard construction of varnish brush.
In the drawings,l*-igure 1 is a vertical section through a varnish can showing my improved construction of brush applied to the cover thereof; Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary section illustrating certain details; and Figs. 3 and 4 are perspective views of the handle and the brush body respec: tively.
A designatesthe handle of the brush provided with a metalliciferrule B at its inner end and having a threaded stud C for engaging a complementary threaded bushing D in the top of the ferrule D ofthe brush body E. .The bushing has an annular portion I projecting a slightdistance beyond the body to form a bearing for the end of the ferrule and the abutting faces G and H of the ferrule and annular projection are machined so as to provide a tight joint therebetween. Preferably the projection F is of the same diameter-t as the end of the ferrule so as to have the appearance of an integral extension thereof when: the handle is attached to the body. T 0* remove the handle it is merely necessary to unscrew the stud from the ferrule, while the'connection between the body and the handle permits the latter to be rigidly secured thereto.
In varnishing it is frequently desirable to allow the brush to remain in the varnish when mot in use, as if several coats are to be applied to an article. But as varnish is subject to oxidization and evaporation when exposed to the atmosphere, it would be very detrimentalto the varnish if the can or receptacle containing the same remains un covered for the length of time required for a coat of varnish to dry. lVith my improved construction of brush, the body portion may be arranged within the can or receptacle when the latter is closed by the cover and the brush does not interfere with the connection between the cover and the can, which of necessity is air tight. Thus when the brush is not in use the handle is detached from the body and the stud C inserted through an aperture I previously punched in the cover J of the varnish can K,- the stud being inserted through the cover from the upper side so as to project beyond the inner face thereof. The bushing is then screwed upon the projecting end of the stud clamping. the body to the handle. lVhen the cover is placed upon the can the brush body is arranged within and the'handle without the receptacle, as shown in Fig. l. The stud G is preferablyprovided with a sharpened end L so as to form a punch for aperturing the cover.
When the cover is apertured by forcing the sharpened end of the stud therethrough, a ragged edge M is formed around the aperture, which tends to prevent a tight connection between the brush parts and the cover. I therefore, form a chamber such as an annular recess in the top of the bushing of suflicient size to allow the ragged edge to project, therein and punch the opening through the cover from the upper side thereof. This permits the faces G and H of the ferrule and the bushing to be clamped against the top and bottom sides of the cover, and in order to insure an air tight joint between the latter and the brush parts, a washer is interposed between the end of the ferrule and the cover.
By forming the connection between the handle and the body of the brush at the junction of said members the length of the portion of the brush suspended from the cover is reduced to the minimum, thereby maintaining the ends of the bristles in the usual varnish can above the pigment and sediment which settles in the bottom of the can.
Vhat I claim as my invention is:
1f Thecombination with a cover having an aperture punched therein, of a sectionalbrush comprising a body portion and a handle arranged respectively upon opposite sides of the cover and having opposed faces adapted to be clamped against the cover, a connection between the handle and body portion passing through the aperture in the cover and serving to clamp the opposed faces against the cover, one of said opposed faces having a'chamb'er therein for receiving the ragged edge of said punched aperture.
The combination with a cover having an aperture therein, of a sectional brush comprising a body portion and a handle arranged respectively upon opposite sides of the cover, and a stud upon one of the brush sections passing throughthe aperture in the cover and having ascrew-threaded engage ment with the other section, said body portion and handle having opposed faces adapted to be clamped against the cover, one of the faces being provided with an enlarged recess, for the purpose described.
3. The combination with a cover, of a sectional brushcomprising a body portion and a handle arranged respectively upon opposite sides of the cover, a bushing upon the body portion, and a screw-threaded stud upon the handle pointed to pierce the cover and engaging the bushing, said brush sections haying bearing faces adapted to be clamped against the opposite sides of the cover and the bushing being provided with an'enla'rged recess in the top thereof, for the purpose describe In testimony whereof I atlix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN H. LONSKEY.
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