US 1849322 A
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March l5, 1932. 5l G, WE|LER 1,849,322
' BRUSH Filed oct. so, 1929 2 vw W :Hr VW'MIW VW ff x Patented Mar. 15, 1932 UNITED STATES BRUSH Application led October 30, 1929. `Serial No. 403,584.
This invention pertains to brushes, and is designed for particular use in connection wlith garments, drapes, upholstery, and the li e.
It is well recognized that steaming and brushing various kinds of cloth, such as velvet, velour, woolen, worsted, and other nappy materials, results in more thoroughly cleaning the same and entirelyT renewing 1o their appearance by raising the nap to its original condition.
Heretofore, various types of steam brushes have been employed by the trade, but these have been expensive and beyond the reach of the average indivi-dual.
It is, therefore, the primary object of the present invention to provide a simple and inexpensive brush with means for spraying a garment or the like, with steam during the brushing operation, and which is controlled by the operator without removing his hand from the brush.
Incidental to the foregoing, a ject is to provide an inexpensive further obbrush struc* ture with a steam nozzle connected with anyv convenient source of steam supply, such as a tea kettle or other conventional cooking vessel, by means of a fiexible hose or tube, the steam jet being controlled by a valve carried by the brush handle, and the nozzle being so positioned with relation to the bristles of the brush as to cause the steamspray to thoroughly spread over the material before condensation takes place, thus avoiding undue saturation.
A more specific object resides in the provision of a brush of the foregoing character in which the steam supply pipe is embedded in a handle formed of wood or other inex- 40 pensive material which is a non-conductor of heat, the control valve for the steam supply pipe being provided with a depressible actuating button protruding from one side of the handle to allow convenient operation by the operator while brushing a piece of material.
With .the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts substantially as hereinafter described and fmore particularly defined by the appended claim, It being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may bemade as come withinthe scope of the claim.
In the accompanying drawings is illustrated `one complete example of the embodiment Structed acc physical of the, present invention conording to the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof. In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a ,brush constructed in accordance withthe present invention;
Figure of Flgure clearly illustrate structural features;
s a section taken on theline 2-2 with parts broken away to ymorev and Figure 8 isa transverse section taken. on the line 3-8 of Figure 1.
Referring now more particularly tov the v accompanying nates a conventional brush back having ,embedded therein the bristles 2. v Secured to the back l in any suitable pins 3 illustrated, is a manner, such as the handle 4 preferably lformed of wood, because of its cheapness,
but which may be made of any material that is a good non-conductor of heat.
v The `handle 4 is provided with a longitudinal bore 5 in which is positioned asteam Supply pipe 6 provided with a coupling 7 for connecting a flexibletube or yhose 8, the
latter -being connected: with any suitable source of steam supply, such as an ordinary tea kettle or ,the like.
Adjacent the forward end of the brush and communicating with the bore 5, the handle 4 is provided a valve witha recess 9for reception of 10 secured to one end of the pipe 6.
As bestV seen in Figure 2, the recess 9 is provided with a lateral extensionll which receives aportion of the valve 10 that carries the actuating button f 12. The actuating button extends through an opening 13 communicating with the lateral extension of the recess 9 and protrudes beyond the side of the handle,
i actuated by or removing where it may be conveniently the operator withouty shifting his hand from the brush. Obvidrawlngs, the numeral l desigv ously, the button 12 would preferably be formed of material which is a non-conductor of heat.
Secured to the forward end of the valve 10 and projecting from the handle 4 is a nozzle 14 which is directed downwardly toward the bristles but terminates short of the plane of the face of the bristles in order that the spray of steam will spread sufficiently over the material to be brushed, prior to condensation,
thus insuring a thorough saturationof'the steam in the material without excessive moisture. The brush and parts thereof may be readily assembled by insertinglthe Valve member 10 in the recess 9 with button 12 projecting through opening 13;. The steam supply pipe 6 can then be passed through the longitudinal bore v5 and engaged with the valve member. The nozzle 14 can be inserted through the opening provided therefor in the handle and also engaged with the valve and the brush back 1, and can then be attached to the handle forclosing the recess 9 and retain* infr the valve member therein.
v *rom the foregoing, it will be readily seen that `a very simple, inexpensive brush has been provided which because ofits cheapness is within reach of the average individual for domestic use, and which enables the operator to simultaneously steam and brush a piece of material, the steam `supply being conveniently controlled by the `depressible button without shifting theV operators grip upon the brush.
-In a brush for 'steaming fabrics, the combination with a brush back ycarrying -a plu'- r'ality of bristles on one facel thereof, a manipulating handle formed of non-heateonducting material secured to the opposite lfa'ce of the brush back having a T-shaped recess and longitudinal bores 'communicating with the lopposite ends of the vrecess and a transverse bore communicating with 'the recess intermediate its ends, a steam :conducting pipe disposed in one longitudinal bore and terminating in said recess, 'a' T-shaped valve casing fitted in the recess connected with the steam conducting pipe, fa valve therein, a manipulating button for the vailve casing extending exteriorly of the handle through the transverse bore, 'and an arcuate steam out` let pipe extending throughfthe other longitud-final bore and-connected with the valve fitting, said steam outlet pipe extending downwardly and forwardly in front of the brush bristles. Y
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand at Mil aukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State fof Wisconsin.
' YSI'GrMQND G. WEILER.