US 1202355 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. L. BERNHARDT.
PMNT BRUSH coNTAlNER.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. I9. 1916.
Patented Oct. 24,1916.
Zuma AXEL L. BERNHARDT, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Cot. 24, 491th..
Application filed February 19, 1916. Serial No. 79,280.
'o all whom t may concern.
Be it known that I, AXEL L. BERNHARDT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Paint-Brush Containers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a device for receiving and housing paint-brushes to preserve them in soft condition for relatively long periods without removing from the bristles, the paint, varnish or the like with which they were used, whereby the necessity of cleaning the brushes after each period of painting, varnishing, or the like, is avoided.
Referring to the accompanyingdrawing- Figure l isa view in sectional elevation of a paint-brush container constructed in accordance with my invention, with a paintbrush secured therein in position to prevent the paint, varnish, or the like, on the bristles from becoming hard; Fig. 2 is a plan view of the upper end of the container; and Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of the upper end of the container.
In accordance with the preferred embodiment of my invention, I form the container of a body-portion 4 of metal, or other suitable material, shown as of cylindrical form and open at both ends. Across one end I provide a head 5, preferably of rubber, which contains an opening 6. slightly smaller than the handle of the brush to be housed in the container. The head 5 may be secured to the body-portion 4 in any suitable manner to make a substantially air-tight joint therewith, this head, for economv of structure, being'fastened at an annular flange 7 thereon to the body-portion, as by a metalband of common, or any other desirable construction, as represented at 8, the metal of the body-portion 4 at its upper end being preferably outwardly and downwardly bent, as represented at 4a, to present a rounded upper edge preventing cutting of the rubber vhead 5. The opposite, lower end of the bodyportion 4 is equipped with a removable closure in the form of a slip-cap 9, which affords a substantially air-tight joint.
In use the handle of the brush, indicated at 10, in the drawing, is introduced into the interior of the container through its lower, open, end and pushed outwardly .through the opening 6 in the head 5 to posltlon the brush-head within the container, as represented in Fig. 1, the brush-head, by preference, fitting the container with but slight clearance, as shown; in other words, the contalner is preferably of such internal volume that the brush-head substantially lits the space provided therein. 'Ihe cap 9 is then s llpped over the lower end of the body-port1on. The elasticity of the walls of the opening (i causes them to tightly grip the adjacent they surround, forming an air-tight joint. The brush-head is thus housed within a container closed to the access of air, which prevents evaporation of the wet paint, varnish, or the like, on the brush, and therefore the brush-head will not dry out, my experiments showing that a brush-head impregnated even with quick-drying varnish will not dry out appreciably for months.
It will be understood from the foregoing that various changes and alterations may be madein the structure shown, without departlng from the spirit of my invention, it bemg my'intention to claim my invention as fully and completely as they prior state of the art will permit;
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 4
l. A brush-container containing anopening through which a'brus'h is insertible into the container, and an opening through which the handle portion of the brush, so positioned, extends, a removable closure for the first referred to opening, and means for producing an air-tight joint between the container and the brush handle at the said second referred to opening. l y2. A brush-container containing an opening through which a brush is insertible into the container, and an opening through which the handle portion of the brush, so positloned, extends, the walls of said second referred to opening being elastic, and a removable closure for the rst referred to openmg. 3.`A brush-container containing an opening through which a brush is insertible into said container, said container having a section of material containing an opening through which the handle of the brush is insertible in positioning the latter in said container, the walls of said second referred to opening being elastic, and a removable closure for said first referred to opening.
4. A brush-container containing openings at its opposite ends, a section of elastic material positioned at one of said openings and surface of the brush-handle, which containing an opening through which the of said openings and having air-tight con- 10 handle of the brush is insertible in posinection With said body portion and contain- `tioning the latter in said container, the ing an opening therethrough, and a re- Walls of said second referred to opening bemovable closure for the opposite end of said ing elastic, and a removable closure forthe body portion.
opening at the other end of said container. AXEL L. BERNHARDT. 5. A brush-container comprising a hollow In presence ofbody portion open at its opposite ends, a O.`C. AvIsUs,
head of elastic material extending across one v K. ONEILL.