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April 24, 1928. 1,667,554
R. KRUG ELECTRIC CLOTHESBRUSH Filed Dec. 30, 1925 Inventor fi/ca Era/7 Attorney Patented Apr. 24, 1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
RICA KRUG, F GARDNER, ILLINOIS.
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Application Med December so, 1925. Serial No. 78,878.
, cleaned, and this in a quick manner. The invention comprisin a rotary brush, and suction means simultaneously operable by a small electric motor that is so interconnected as to provide a small, light and portable device.
Other objects will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same comprises the novel form, combination, and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and shown in the accompanying drawing, and claimed.
In the drawing wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views. v
Figure 1 is a side elevation of my 1mproved electrically operated brush.
Figure 2 is an enlarged detail section through the forward end thereof, and
Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical section through the extreme forward end thereof for more clearly disclosing the brush con struction and its mounting means.
Now having particular reference to the drawing, my novel brush constitutes the provision of a small and 1i ht electr c motor 5, the casing of which is ormed at 1ts forward end with a longitudinally extending tube 6 for providing a handle for the brush. The forward end of this tube is provided with a fan housing 7, the front wall 8 of which, Figure 2, isprovidedwvith an opening 9, and the side wall of whlch is provided -with a discharge nozzle 10 open to the atmosphere or for communication with" a dust bag or the like through use of conventlonal means.
' Secured to the front side of the fan casing 7 is a brush carrying casing 11, the end of the nose portion of which is open, Figures 1 and 3, and through which pro ects the bustles of a pair of spaced. brushes 12-42 mounted upon a shaft 13 that is journaled within openings at the end walls of said casing nose. a
The armature shaft 14 of the electric motor extends through the tube 6, casing 7 and casing '11, a bearing 15 being provided at the said brushes, Figure 3. A suitable belt 21 is trained over these pulleys whereby a rotatlon of the armature shaft 14 will impart a rotation to said brush shaft.
It will be obvious that in the operation of the device suction is created by the fan. 18 for drawing air upwardly through the opening in the nose of the brush casing 11 for extracting dust, dirt, and the like from the clothes, which is stirred up and removed from interstices of the clothes by the action of the brushes 12-12 rotating thereagainst. Incident to the use of the brush, itwill be appreciated that the tube or tubular portion 6 in conjunction with the contiguous portions of the motor and fan casings will constitute a comfortable handle for the eflicient wielding of the brush and such a handle that casual endwise movement of the device in the hand of the operator is precluded, and the operator is enabled to exert considerable stress in either direction endwise on the brush for the forcible movement of the brush at right angles to the handle against clothes or cloth. j
The advantages of a clothes brush of this character will be readil appreciated by those skilled in the art. ven though I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention with which I am at'this time familiar, it is nevertheless tobe understood'that minor changes may be made without departing from the spirit and 800 of the appended claim. 7
aving thus described the invention, what I claim as new is:
A clothes brush consisting essentially of a motor, casing, a motor. therein, a fan casing Spaced in front of the motor casing, a rotary fan in the fan casing, a brush casing in front Q Loans in width as it recedes from the fan casing ous portions of the motor and fan casings l0 and having a lower portion spaced below shaped to form a handle; a shaft operable the plane of the fan casing and an opening by the motor and extending through said in said lower portion, a transverse rotary tubular portion and the fan and brush cas 5 brush in the brush casing and protrudin ings and carryin the fan, and a. driving through said opening, a tubular rtion 0 connection in the hrush casing and between 1 reduced cross section at right ang es to said said shaft and brush.
brush and joining the motor and fan 0115- In testimony whereof I afiix my si ature.
ings; said tubular portion and the contigu- RICA K UG.