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Publication numberUS1226520 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1917
Filing dateAug 3, 1916
Priority dateAug 3, 1916
Publication numberUS 1226520 A, US 1226520A, US-A-1226520, US1226520 A, US1226520A
InventorsPaul Huether
Original AssigneePaul Huether
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1226520 A
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Patented May 15, 1917.




Application filed August 3, 1916.

T0 aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PAUL HUETHER, a citi- Zen of the United States, and resident of Pittsburgh, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in F ountain- Brushes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and eXact description thereof.

My invention relates to fountain-brushes, and more particularly to a brush for applying blacking to shoes.

The object of my invention'is to provide a compact, durable form of brush in which the receptacle containing the blacking ma terial is located within the handle in such a way as to be securely held therein, and yet freely removable when desired, provision being made for discharging the liquid from the receptacle when desired.

A further object of my invention is to provide a device in which the valve control- '19 the discharge of the liquid will not or dinarily become clogged up to prevent the discharge of liquid and in event of so doing can be readily removed and cleaned.

To these ends my invention comprises the novel features hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the drawing, Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of my improved brush; Fig. 2 is an end view; and Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 3-3, Fig. 1.

The numeral 2 designates the handle of my improved brush which is preferably made in two parts 3 and 4 connected by the bolts 5 whose heads fit in countersunk openings 6 and 7. In order to provide for certain expansion of the parts of handle in inserting the can containing the liquid, one end of the bolt is surrounded by the spring 8 inclosed between the head of said bolt and the shoulder 9 of the countersunk opening.

The brush handle is provided with the ordinary bristles 10.

The parts 3 and 4t composing the handle have the concave faces 11 which together form a circular seat or housing for the can or receptacle 12 containing the liquid. This can is held securely in position due to the action of the springs 8 and fits snugly with in the parts of the handle. The parts of the handle are slightly expanded in order to force the can into its seat.

The can is provided with the plug 13 at one end which may be formed of cork,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 15, 1917. Serial No. 112,924.

wood, or any other suitable material. This plug is formed with the passage 15 extending through it, said passage registering with the openings 16 and 17 in the can.

A valve casing 18 extends through the openings 16 and 17 and through the passage 15 in the plug, the inner end 19 of said valve casing extending beyond the opening 30 in the inner face of the handle into position to discharge the liquid onto the bristles at that end of the brush. The valve casing has the valve seat 20 for the valve 21 carried by the stem 22. A spring 23 surrounds the stem 22, said spring being interposed between the shoulder 24L in the valve casing and the head 25. This spring normally holds the valve in closed position. By pressing down on the head 25, the valve 21 is unseated. The valve-casing 18 extending as it does through the openings in the can, the passage in the plug, and through the handle acts to hold the can securely in place against longitudinal movement in the handle, while at the same time the plug is locked in position.

The valve-casing has the head 25, said head having the notch .27 which indicates when the opening 28 in the valve-easing is in register with the opening 29 in the plug 13. In Fig. 1 the said openings are in register and it is apparent that by turning the head 26 the valve casing will be moved and the solid portion moved around to close the opening 29 when it is desired to cut off all communication from the can and prevent the accidental discharge of the liquid thererom.

When it is desired to discharge liquid from the can, the valve-casing is first turned by turning the head 26 until the opening 28 is brought into register with the opening 29, whereupon, by pressing the finger on the head 25 the valve 21 is 'unseated and the operator then by slightly shaking the can will cause the liquid in the can to pass down through the valve casing to be discharged from the extension 19 onto the bristles. In this way the brush not only acts as a dauber but also as a brush for polishing. If, at any time the bristles at the one end become worn, the can may be reversed as I have provided openings 30 at each end of the brush for the passage of the valve casing, and the valve may be used at either end with equal facility.

The location of the valve enables the operator to grasp the brush firmly and at the same time permits him to place one finger upon the valve head to operate the valve,

and the supply of liquid is shut off automatiing supplied with the plugs 4, and the open-' ings l6 and 17 can be plugged up, said plugs to be removed when the valve-casing is in-. serted.

In case the valve should in time become clogged up, the valve casing may be removed and by inserting the same in some cleansing fluid, the parts are cleaned and restored to their original condition.

What I claim is:

1. In a fountain brush, the combination of a two-part expansible handle having bristles, a liquid-container held betweensaid parts, said container having a valvecontrolled' opening whereby liquid may be discharged therefrom.

2. In a fountain brush, the combination of a handle having bristles formed of two Copies of this patent-may be obtained for parts forming a seat between the same, yielding connections between said parts, a liquid-container held between saidparts, said container having a valve-controlled opening whereby liquid may be discharged the ef 3. In a fountain brush, the combination of a handle having bristles formed of two parts, bolts connecting said parts, and springs surrounding said bolts interposed between heads on said bolts. and shoulders formed in said handle, a liquid-container held between said parts, said container havingv valve-controlled openings whereby said liquid may be discharged therefrom.

4. In a fountainbrush, the combination of a handle having bristles and having a cavity extending longitudinally thereof, a liquid container fitting within said cavity, a plug in said container having a passage extending through it, a rotary valve casing extending through said passage and through an opening formed for it in said handle, and: a spring-controlled valve in said casmg.

In testimony whereof, I the said PAUL HUETHER, have hereunto set my hand.


five cents each, by: addressing the Commissioner of latems,

Washington, D. 0.

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US5114255 *Oct 15, 1990May 19, 1992Villarreal Jose RApplicator brush assembly
U.S. Classification401/278
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0013