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May l2, 1925.
F. FARWELL DAUBER `File'd De. 1. 1922 Patented May l2, 1925.
N I'T'ED ST ATE-'S FRED FAR'WELL, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
Application filed December 1, 1922. Serial No. 604,132.
To all whom t may cof/wem:
Be it known that I, FRED F ARWELL, a citi- Zen of the United States, and residing at 3354 Newton Avenue, Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Daubers, of which the following specification is a full disclosure.
This invention relates to a stucco-surfacing or finishing tool adapted for producing a roughened finished surface stucco.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive stucco surface finishing tool by the use of which the stucco can be finished expeditiously, and made to possess rough surface characteristics, or to simulate what is generally known as a dash finish,7 thus effecting a considerable saving in labor and material cost, since the tool enables surface finishing while applying the final coat.
The tool or device comprises bunches of endless elastic strands, primarily rubber bands, densely secured to a rubber-covered back or base forming a dauber of curly spongy texture. The stucco mortar will not readily adhere to the rubber-covered back or to the rubber strands, so that the mortar is not drawn off by the tool in daubing, and the curly spongy texture of the tool produces a very ornate rough surface finish, with undercut portions, as the mortar is capable of overlapping portions of the strands which will release, on account of their elasticity, without drawing off the mortar, nor will mortar adhere to the rubber cover of the back or base, between said base and rubber strands attached thereto.
Other objects and certain advantages will be more fully set forth in the description of the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application, in which:
Figure l is a view showing a, group or bunch of rubber or rubber-like elements, each element in the form of a band, as looped strands, representing a unit to be com ressively fastened upon a suitable base.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional View showing the preferred manner of compressively attaching the groups of rubber-like elements upon a rubber-covered base.
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing a finishing device or too-l presenting a matted surface of curly spongy texture which when properly applied against the plastic material will give a dash eHect.
The device as herein shown is composed of a plurality of bunches or groups l of rubber or rubber-like material compressively fastened by staples to a suitable base 3 preferably composed of or covered with rubber-like material 4. Although any strand material of rubber-like nature may be used, rubber bands have been found to give excellent results.
In constructing the dauber, a. plurality of strips or bands, from six to ten in number, are laid side by side to form a bundle or sheaf, which sheaf is fastened against a rubber sheet 4, attached to a suitable base, preferably of wood, by a fastening device 2, such as a staple, the staple engaging the bands midway of their lengths and compressing the same against the rubber cover of the base. The groups of bands are spaced from one another at such distance as will procure the proper quality of surface, and are preferably arranged and attached as shown in Fig. 2. When the staples are driven home, the pressure of the same upon the bands causes said bands to curl and twist, and commingle with'adjacent twisted groups or bundles to give a bushy appearance and to form a continuous mixture of twisted loops, providing a tangled, matted or spongy texture, roughly indicated in Fig. 3. Vhen such surface is placed against the plastic material and properly manipulated, as by patting, the plastic surface may be given a corresponding matted and roughened appearance which perfectly simulates the dash finish. The use of rubber material fastened to a rubber-covered base, procures a tool to which the cement material will not adhere, assuring a clean tool.
Various grades of rubber-like materials may be used for the production of the finishing device described herein, and the same may be either compressively fastened to the base midway of their lengths or at one end only, the effect of the compression on'rubberlike material being to twist and curl the strips or loops, and form a matted, tangled finishing surface for the dauber.
Having described my invention, I claim:
Y1. A device of the class described comprising a base, a sheet of rubber attached thereto, a plurality of bunches of rubber bands attached to said sheet in relatively spaced relation by means of a fastening device compressively engaging each group of the bands, and forming a continuous mixture of tangled, intermingled loops.
2. A cement surfacing tool comprising a Hat base and groups of rubber bands, the
bands of each group secured to the base i0 intermediate of their ends.
In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name, as attested by the two subscribing Witnesses.
FRED FAR'WELL. Witnesses: y
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