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Publication numberUS1186400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1916
Filing dateJan 28, 1916
Priority dateJan 28, 1916
Publication numberUS 1186400 A, US 1186400A, US-A-1186400, US1186400 A, US1186400A
InventorsFrank Horodyski
Original AssigneeFrank Horodyski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding brush.
US 1186400 A
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Patented June 6,




Specification o! Letters Patent.

Patented June 6, 1916 Application filed January 28, 1916. Serial No. 74,873.

v like receptacles.

More specifically stated, the invention embodies a frame including pivotally connected side and end brush carrying members, associated with an operating element whereby said members can be held in extended position within the bottle for cleansing the latter, and automatically collapsed to permit of the device being easily and quickly inserted within or removed from the latter when desired.

While the essential characteristic features ofthe invention are necessarily susceptible of modiiication, still the preferred embodiment of the invention is herein illustrated, in whichz Figure 1 is aview showing the device 1n position for use within a bottle. Fig. 2 shows the device collapsed. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Referring more particularly to the drawing 5 indicates a tubular casing within which is slidably mounted the operating rod 6, the latter being associated with the brush frame in the manner to be presently described. The frame as shown in this particular instance includes parallel side brush carrying members 7 which are pivotally connected with upper and lower end members 8 and 9 respectively which are also provided with bristles similar to those associated with the side members 7. Both the upper andv pivotally connected with the operating rod 6 at a suitable point in its length. It will be noted that the casing 5 is openat both ends, and by reason of the manner in which the frame is connected with the rod, the frame is permitted to collapse upon elevation of the rod 6, the side members 7 being"l drawn close to the casing 5 while the upper and lower end members 8 and 9 respectively are -caused to assume a substantially inverted V- shaped position when'the frame is collapsed. In this condition the sections of the lower member 9 move an appreciable distance wlthin the lower end of the casing 5, while the slots 10 permit the sections of the upper member 8 to assume the position shown in Fig. 2.

The operating rod apertured lug 12 xed vwithin the casing, and interposed between the lug 12 and a collar or nut 13 mounted upon the rod, is an extensile spring 14, which latter operates to automatically collapse the frame in the manner shown, when pressure is released from `the operating rod 6. The latter is provided with a head or knob 16 which projects above the upper end of the casing 5. v

Ion practice, the device in a collapsed cond1t1on as shown in Fig. 2 is inserted within the bottle or other receptacle to be cleansed, subsequent to which the first and second fingers engage the finger grips 17 formed on the upper end of the casing 5, thereby bringing the-palm of the hand above the knob 15 vof the operating rod, whereby the latter can be easily depressed against the tension of the spring 14, thereby moving the component partsof the frame to extended position for use in the manner shown in Fig. 1. Obviously, by the provision of the finger grips 17 and the manner in which the device is held in the hand of the operator, a rm grip may be obtained upon the casing and operating rod, with a view of holding the frame extended against the tension of the spring 15, while using the device. wWhen it is desired to remove the device from the bottle or the like, pressure is removed from the operating rod 6 whereupon the spring. 15 acts to elevate the rod and automatically collapse the frame in the manner shown. The device can then be easily removed from the bottle, and provides a comparatively small article which will occupy but a minimum amount of space.

It is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily understood without requiring a more extended explanation, although it is desired to have it understood that any suitable material may be employed in the production of the device, and that the size of the various parts and their .minor 6 is passed through an lower end, and at a point adjacent the upper cud thereof, a fixed lug arranged Within said element, an operating rod slidably fitted within said element and through said Washer, a collar mounted upon said rod, a spring encircling said rod and bearing against the said lug and collar to hold said rod normally elevated, a frame composed of pivotally connected parallel side and end brush carrying members, said end members consisting,r of sections, the adjacent ends of which extend through said slots and are pivotally connected with said rod, whereby the component parts of said frame may be ex-- telded or collapsed upon adjustment of said ro In testimony whereof l aflx my signature in presence of two Witnesses.




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US6775874 *Sep 25, 2001Aug 17, 2004Rodney HortonExpandable cleaning brush
U.S. Classification15/165
Cooperative ClassificationA46B5/00