US 1391018 A
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v F. SOHNLE.
APPLICATION FILED JULY l9, I920.
1,391,018. aw teds pf- 20,1921.
F 1 14 11111! I v I f rlmilyoz Z45 ATTOzEY- D UNITED STATES PATEN FRIEDRICH SOHNLE, or NEWARK,- NEW JERSEY.
- Application filed July 19, To all whma z't may mm.- 7
Be it known that I, FRIEDRICH SOHNLE,
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 Brush Holders, of
which thefollowing is a specification.
This invention relates to, an improved brush holder by means of which one, or, if need be,'more'br'ushes can be held in parallel relation so asto cover a broader path when painting, which is particularly desirable in painting large. surfaces, such as floors or roofsj The'lnvention is further designed to pro vide a brush holder which can be easily adapted for use as a scraper for scraping such surfaces-before the paint is applied, which, in the case of re-painting a surface, is desirable.
The brush holder is still further adapted for use with a dust panor small shovel. so that such scrapings can be removed, although the scraping and gathering is not limited to materials on painting jobs, as it would "apply.
equally to ice and the like, but this article is primarily onefor the use of painters.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side view of the improved device holding several brushes. Fig. 2 is a rear view with the handle shown in section. Fig. 3 is a top view with the handle removed. Fig. 4 is a side view showing the device as adapted for use with a scrubbing brush. Fig. 5 is a front View of the device shown in Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a side view showing the parts assembled without a brush being interposed between the clamping plates, the device in this form being adapted for use as a scraper, and Fig. 7 is a perspective view showing, in dotted outline, a form of scoop or pan which can be used'in conjunction with the device.
The device consists of a rear plate 10 and a front plate 11 which are adapted to clamp between them brushes or the like, and in the form shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 I show these plates as clamping a pair of brushes 12, this being particularly advantageous in roof painting and similar jobs where, with the present price of brushes, it is essential that brushes no longer usable on the finer kinds of work be used, and, being assembled side by side, make it economical to use this device, in that a large surface can bevcoated -members connected by a socket 18.
1920. Serial in. 397,501.
single brush. j The plates 10 and 11 are clamped together by suitable means, but I prefer to employ a bolt 13 which has a head 14 on one end, the bolt, being passed first through the front plate 11 and then through the rear plate 10, so that there, isno appreciable projection on the front'o'f the device and the painting can be done'in corners and at the juncture of side walls with a flat surface, as will be evident from Figs. .1 and 3. V a
The bolt 13 isthreadediand 'is provided with a nut, preferably 'awing nut 15." The rear plate 10 is made of comparatively stiff materialand the front plate 11 is usually of lighter material so that it has a slight resiliency and its ends are slightly broadened and turned in, as at 16, so that the ends will embed themselves slightly'into the surface of a brush to prevent its movement relative to the holder. The central location of the bolt permits of its use as an abutment, so
that when brushes are used as shown in Fig.
The device is provided with a handle 17, which, in the form shown, consists of two The quickly in comparison with the oldform of I, i
handle is securedto the-brush holder by means-of a handle socket which is made of a tube 19 which is split at its lower end, the
split portion being separated so as to form the arms 20, this divergent structure extending toward the ends of the plate 10 and being secured thereto by a suitable means, such as the rivets 21, and .also providing a space so that the nut 15 is easily accessible and is alsoprotected against being brought in contact with other objects to accidentally loosen the nut. V
The screw 13 is of appreciable length so that it can be used as shown in Figs. 4; and-5, where a scrubbing brush 22 is shown as being held between said plates, so that not only can'two brushes be vertically disposed, as in Fig. 2, but a single flat brush can be used as in Fig. 5.
It is sometimes essential to scrape a surface'be'fore'it is painted, and when this is to be done the front plate is either removed, or,
element interposed between the plates. I The loose or projecting materialj from-the sur-V face of a roof or the like before the paintin is started. y 0 still further show'the adaptability of this device I illustrate in Fig. 7 a perspective view of the rear plate showing how a shovel or dust. pan 24, having a rear wall and a rear clip 26 extending slightly beyond it, but parallel therewith, can (fit over the top edge of the late 10 so thatwith the supplying of'such s ovel or dust pan it can be used in conjunction with the" rest ofthe device for cleaning away the material after the scraping has been ffinished.
'I claim: p v
1. A brush holder comprising a rear plate having itslower edge sharpened, a "front plate, a bolt passing through both plates, a wing nut on the bolt to clamp the plates togethenand a handle secured to the rear plate and inclined upwardly therefrom, the plates forming a clamp for a brush, and when assembled without a brush forming a scraper.
2. A brush holder comprising, a rear plate having its lower edge sharpened, a front 7 plate, a bolt passingthrough both plates, a Wing-nut on the bolt to clamp the plates together, a handle secured to the rear plate and inclined upwardly therefro'm',the lates being substantially fiat, the bottom e ge of the rear plate extending below, the bottom edge of'the front plate, the plates forming a clamp for the brush, and when assembled without a brush the bottom edge of'the rear 40 plate forms a scraper. r I In testimony that I claim the'foregoing I have hereto set my hand, this 17th day of July, 1920. j ,7