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A. B. BOUGHAN. HOLDER I'QB. SGRUB BRUSHES. APPLIOATIUN FILED JUNE 7-, 1907- Patented Mar. 16, 1915.
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ANDREW B. BOUG-I-IAN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
HOLDER FOR SCRUB-IBRUSHES. I
Specification of Letters Patent.-
Patented Mar. 16, 1915.
Application filed June 7, 1907. Serial No; 377,760.
*More particularly it is an object of the I present invention to provide a holder of considerable weight, so that the scrubbing action may be effected without the need for a downward pressure on the handle, and in the preferred form, the weighting of the scrub-brush is made adjustable to suit the needs or the preference'of individual users,
' and the scrub-brush is readily detachable for renewal.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is aperspective view of a holder complete with its scrub-brush, and Fig. 2 is a vertical section on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
In the drawings, the scrub-brush 4 is an ordinary brush with a wooden back and beveled ends of the type long in use for scrubbing floors. v
The scrub-brush holder comprises a metal box 9 having its ends 5 shaped to fit the top of the scrub brush, and is of a length and width to correspond with the. dimensions of the brush. This box 9 has a fiat metal cover 11 with holes through which Wood screws 10 may pass, and each of these screws is received in and supported by an inclosing tube extending from top to bottom of box 9, so that the screws not only hold the brush detachably connected to the box, but also Copies ofj this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the attached for actuating hold cover 11 in place. Within box 9 is a I filling12 of. heavy material, such as shot, and the even distribution of this material over the length and width of the brush gives an equalized weighting. To lighten the pressure, cover 11 may be removed and some of the shot taken out, and the structure as a whole can be made lighter or heavier to suit the wish of the operator. Box 9 is pro-' vided with an upwardly extending socket 13 positioned intermediate the two beveled ends of the box, whereby a handle 8 may be the brush. I claim:
A brush holder comprising a thin metal box shaped to fit the top of a scrub brush, said box having a flat metal cover and hav- 1ng at one side intermediate the two ends an upwardly extending socket for. receiving a wooden handle and rigidly connecting said handle with said box whereby the scrub brush may be actuated, said box inclosing small removable weights and being provided with longscrews passed through the cover and through the bottom of the box for attachment to the scrub brush, and a'scrub brush corresponding in shape with said box and having a wooden back wherein said screws are received, said screws thereby holding the cover in place and preventing Commissioner of Patents Washington, 10.6.