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Publication numberUS1203466 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1916
Filing dateFeb 29, 1916
Priority dateFeb 29, 1916
Publication numberUS 1203466 A, US 1203466A, US-A-1203466, US1203466 A, US1203466A
InventorsLeonard R Benson
Original AssigneeLeonard R Benson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1203466 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 31, 1916..

Application filed February 29, 1.916. Serial No. 81,233.

To allwhom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEONARD R. BENSON, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Windsor, in the Province of Ontario and Dominion of Canada, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bath- Brushes; .of which the following is a specifi- This invention relates to improvements in bath brushes-and has particular application to a water driven revolving brush.

In carrying out the present invention, it is my purpose to provide a bath brush which may be connected to a. bib or faucet and rotated by the water flowing through the faucet and through which the watermay pass to facilitate cleansing of the body;

It is also my pur Jose to provide a device of the class descri may be disconnected from the motor and amassage pad, sponge brush, or the like con.- nected to the motor and utilized instead of the brush.

vide a device of the type. set forth which may be handled conveniently and easily and wherein the component parts will be so ar- With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts here-1 inafter set forth in and falling within the scope of the claims.

In the accoi'upanyingdrawingSiEigure' 1" v is a view in sideelevation .otagleyice con structed' in accordance \vith'the resentinthrough. Fig. a; similar view'taken at right angles to I 2. Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view with .the brush disconnected. Fig. 5 is a plan view of the brush.

Referring now to the drawings 1' designates a bell-shaped casingformed centrally with a. pivot stud 2 projecting to:

integral with the casing 1, or otherwise connected thereto, is a hollow handle 3 opening into the casing 1 and rotatably mounted within the casing 1 upon the pivot stud 2 is a water wheel 4 of some suitable construction and of a shape corresponding to the shape of the casing. Secured to the end of the water wheel l adjacent to the open end of the casing is a circular plate 5 formed: with an annulaizflange 6 exteriorly screw-j ed wherein the brush in detail, I

andflowontothelbody.. I p i The back of. the brush is preferably threaded. The handle is formed with an inlet nipple 7 adapted to be connected by 1118:111SOf ahose or the like, with a bib or' faucetlso that the water may pass through the handle 3 and discharge into the casing- 1 against the blades of the water wheel to rotate the latter about the pivot stud 2.

The outer side of the bell-shaped casing 1 at the open end thereof is preferably rabbeted and secured within the rabbeted portion is one end of a band 8 projecting beyond the open end of the casing and preferably formed of rubber or other pliable material and formed with openings 9.

10 designates a brushcomprising a back 11, bristles 12 secured to one side of the back, and upwardly projecting lugs 13 secured to the opposite side of the back and spaced apart around the back in a circular row and having the inner edges thereof screwthreaded to engage the flange 6 so that the brush inaybeattached to thewater wheel. Anotherolnect of my invention is to pro- Threaded through the casing 1 is a set screw lei adapted to engage the-periphery of thecircular plate 5 to hold the water wheel against movement when the brush is being attached thereto or disconnected therefrom.

In practice, the brush is-conn'ected to the water wlieel and-the nipple 7 connected to thev'lnb or'. faucetby means of a hose or "lil'rej and.the wa ter passing through the sea-11d the handle impinges upon the blades ofthej water wheel'l and so revolves the inanain the brush. placed i. y vention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view therc- The band 8 is {engagementwith the body and upon -1oressure being applied through the rated as 'at 15. so that the exhaust water from the water wheel will pass through the brushtermed centra'llylyvith a pin 16. adapted to hold a cake of soap so that the water fiow ingfrom the water wheel through the brush may be soaped. I

After the brush has beennsed it may be I detached from the Water wheel and a n1as-.

sage pad or that I do not limit or confine myself to the precise details of construction herein described and delineated, as modification and a a source of Water supply, a water wheel rotatably mounted in said casing and adapted to be rotated by the -water passing into the casing through said handle,- a brush at the open end of said casing, a detachable connection between said brush and water wheel, and means for holding said water wheel stationary in the application of the brushthereto and the removal of the brush.

2. In a device of the class described, :1

.bell shaped casing, a hollow handle on said casing opening into the latter and having means thereon whereby the handle may be connected to a source of water supply, a water wheel rotatably mounted in said casing and adapted to be rotated by the water passing into the casing through said handle, a brush connected to said water wheel and arranged at the open end of said bell shaped casing, the back of said bruslrbeing perforated whereby the exhaust water from the water wheel may pass through the brush, and means on the hack of said brush adapted to hold a cake of soap.

In testimony whereof I atlix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



O'r'ro H. Sin'urz, LEONARD I). Srernnxsox.

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U.S. Classification15/29, 401/42, 4/615
Cooperative ClassificationA46B13/06