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Publication numberUS1313515 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 19, 1919
Filing dateApr 2, 1919
Publication numberUS 1313515 A, US 1313515A, US-A-1313515, US1313515 A, US1313515A
InventorsPeter C. Caffrey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1313515 A
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Patented Aug. 19, 1919.


Todllwhomitmaybncerb? g Beit known that I, PETER C. 'LOAIFREY, a citizen of ,the United States, and a resident of Newark, county of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brushes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a hook that 1s used for-suspending brushes from a suitable support, they being usually employed for hangmg the brush on the edge of a paint pot.

, Hooks of this type should not be any obstruction to the brush when the brush is used for applying paint, and this invention is designed to provide a hook that is inconspicuous, that can be fitted against the brush when not in its suspending position and which, when projected from the brush to permit the brush to be suspended by the hook, is in a handy position.

These hooks require but little clearance because the brushes are usually suspended from a narrow vertical surface and the hook is usually placed on the edge of the brush-back, as in this positionthe balance is approximately correct and the brush is not sub ected to undue tilting when suspended by the hook.

The invention consists of a hook which is made according to the requirements above enumerated, which is economical, which can be placed in the brush when it is manufactured with but little additional cost and is not apt to become disarrange'd.

I illustrate several forms of brush hook in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side view of a brush equipped with one of my improved forms of hook, and Fig. 2 is a top view of the brush shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a erspective view of the back of the brush w1th the hook separated therefrom slightly, this being used in the form of brush shown in Fig. 2, and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of part of a brush with a round handle and ferrule to illustrate a modified form of structure.

The hook is designed to have a projecting portion which swings on an axis substantially parallel with the axis of the brush knot and with the axis of the handle if the brush has its handle in a straight extension from the bristles or brush knot.

In one form of construction the brush comprises a back 10 to which is secured the brush knot 11, this brush knot being formed Specification of'Letters Patent. 1 Application" filed s rite,

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of bristlesand being secured to the back in any way, and ahandle 12 is p'rovided towield the brush, this handle being us'ually a straight extension'fro'm the brush knot, being, usually secured to theba'ck by. its, insertion in the perforation 13 in the back 10.

My improved hook is fastened to the edge of the back, and in the form shown the hook 14 is substantially U-shape, the arm 15 being free and the arm 16 being secured so as to provide the pivotal connection for the hook. The arm 16 I usually secure by placing it against the edge of the brush back, and when the ferrule is forced into place the arm 16 is held between the back 10 and the ferrule 17, which is usually of metal and fits somewhat tightly around the edge of the back, being in some structures held in place by small brads.

To prevent longitudinal movement of the hook in the brush I prefer to provide the arm 16 with a head 18, this head acting to limit the movement of the hook upward. I have found good results by providing the back 10, whlch is usually made of wood, with a groove 19, which groove is slightly smaller than the diameter of the arm 16, and-the arm 16 is forced into this groove by the attachment of the ferrule 17 and the wood exerts enough friction on the arm 16 to prevent its flapping, and when the hook is swung back out of the way, as shown in dotted outline at a in Fig. 2, it does not swing aWa from this position when the brush is being wielded.

The shape of the hook is shown as a square-cornered U, but it is evident that slight changes in this particular form can be used. When the hook is swung inward, as at a, the top or cross arm of the inverted U is usually high enough and straight so that it passes over the top edge of the fer-.

rule and the back and can be made so that it snaps over.

In Fig. 4 I illustrate a hook secured by one arm in the groove 20 in the handle 21 and adapted to swing outward to suspending position, as shown in full lines, or inject of substantial thickness on which it is a head onthe arm so held preventing longisuspended. tudinal movement but permitting swinging 15 It will be evident that articles other; than movementxofrtheireelpart of the hook. brushes can be equipped with this hook, and 3. A brush comprising a back, a ferrule 5 I do not desire to-be understood as limiting sur rounding the edge of the back, a U- Inyself strictly to the article illustrated. shaped hook, one arm of which is slightly I claim; q l 1 7 "longer. than the thickness of the, back and 20 1. A brush having a one-piece hook s,e haying a head on the end, said arm being cured thereto, the hook being pivoted to held between the back and the ferrule. 10 swing on axis Parallel, with theblgifitles In testimony that]; the foregoing A r h, omp i ng a hack a vf;.= 1,-"'-r .la I ave h r to my ansithis'llstday of Farm: o.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3042067 *Jun 9, 1960Jul 3, 1962Hidding WalterTube clamp
US3612464 *Aug 4, 1969Oct 12, 1971John L HarrahBrush support hook
US5044038 *Jan 16, 1990Sep 3, 1991Zvonko MatkovicFoldable paint brush hook assembly
US5689851 *Oct 24, 1996Nov 25, 1997De Sevren Jacquet; Norman H.Unitary handle-hanger
U.S. Classification248/692
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/123, B60R7/046