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Publication numberUS1951576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1934
Filing dateNov 16, 1932
Priority dateNov 16, 1932
Publication numberUS 1951576 A, US 1951576A, US-A-1951576, US1951576 A, US1951576A
InventorsHarry Lehr
Original AssigneeHarry Lehr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brush protecting device
US 1951576 A
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March 20, 1934. H. LEHR 1,951,576

BRUSH PROTECTING DEVICE Filed NOV. 16, 1932 l l I I l. l L

,i INVENTOR Aid/u 29 if" omens-m t 40 911611 position in dot-dash li e 1 1, t Patented Mar. 20, 1934 l TBS-PATENT Bmisn PROTECTING DEVICE Harry Lehr, Bronx, N. Y. Application November 15, esaseriai No. 42,921 15 Claims. (01. ens-45.1

This invention relates to brush protecting: de-

' vices; holding a paint brush. 1

objectof this invention is to provide a pro- 5 tector of the character. described comprising a pairtof .jaws receiving the bristles of a paint brush and provided with means for normally holding the jaws in open position whereby upon releasing the jaws they will spread apart to per- N10 mit the brush to b e readilywremovedr I A further object of this invention "is to provide 1 a device of, the. character described adapted for holding brushes of .varioussizes. 3 I Astil1further object of, this invention is to 11x15 prcvidea strong, coinpact and rugged device of l1the character described, which shall, comprise comparatively'few and simpleparts, beeasy to v Ima'nipulate for applying a brush thereto or removing the brush therefrom and which shall be 20. comparatively inexpensive .to manufacture and withal practical and efiicientto a highfdegree.

muse. it H f1 Other objects of thisinvention will in part be obvious andin part hereinafterpointed out.

i The invention accordingly consists in the'features of. construction, combinations of elements,

fled in the construction hereinafter described,

;and of which thescope of applicationwill'be ini 30 dicated in the following claims. 9 i

' Inth'e accompanying drawing, in which is I shown oneof the various possible illustrative em- )bodiments of this invention. ,1 I. i

31'35 embodying the inventioniand holding aybrush;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view takenon line i Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional :view taken on line 1.1/ Figgfiis a partialgenlarged,detail view of'the hinge connection between. the two I jaws.

Referringi'n'ow in detaili tothe drawing, 10"

- designates a'brush protecting device embodying thef invention for holding and protectingga paint t so brush 11. The holder or protector 10 comprises generally of appair of jaws 12 and 13-.preferably fi rnadefiof sheet *materialu ":The' bottom jaw ;12

. is provided with a flatgwall l5formed1witha' plurality of rows of openings 16. fExtending from uopposite sides 50f. the wall 1 5- are upstanding It is particularly directed. to adevice. for

'flanges. 18. Said flanges 18 are formed with made of a single pieceof bent wire and comprising a U-shaped portion21 soldered to the wall 15 and extending beyond the edge 22 of said wall.

Extending from the arms of said U shaped member 21- area pair of parallel arms23 extending at 65 right angles to thewall 15. The member is .preferably centrally locatedwith respect to the sideedges of the wall 15. i

For the purpose hereinafter appearing, there is soldered to the corners formed between the wall 7 0 15and the flanges 18 and adjacent the edge-22 of said wall 15, a pairof tubular'members 25.

.Rotatably received within the openings of said tubular members 25 are U-shaped members 26, each likewise preferably made of asingle piece'of 75 bent wire and having one arm 27 received within the openingof one of the tubularmembers 25 The upper jaw 13 may likewise be provided with 0 t a plurality of rows of openings 16 and is provided and arrangement of partswhichwill be exempliwith a flat wallportion 30 substantially similar in shape-to the wall 15. Extending from theopposite sides of wall 30 are flanges 31adapted to be received overthe flanges 18. Said flanges 31 are 85 provided with aligned openings registering with openings 18a andreceiving a pin 34 therethrough for pivoting or hinging the two ja'ws together. Adjacent the outer edge 35 thereof, the wa1l30 is further providedwith parallel grooves 36 disposed 90. alongside of the flanges 31 and adapted to receive the-arms 28 of the swinging U-shaped members 526. Thus, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawing, the members 26 maybe swung to engage the arms 28 within the grooves 36 for retaining the 96 jawsin closed position. I

' Means is providedyhowever, for. separating the jaws' automatically upon swinging the members 26 outwardly to release the upper jaw ,13. To this end thelower jaw 12 is formed on the inner sur- 160 face thereof with a paircf aligned bearings-40 adjacent the pivoted pin 34. Mounted on jaw 12 42, contacting jaw' 13 and extendingfrom the 7 other 'end thereof is an arm 43. Thearm 43 contactsthe wall 15 of the jaw 12 and is normally disposed at an angle to the arm .42. Since the member 41 is made of resilient metal, release of the jaw 13 will permit the arm 42 to swing said jaw away from the jaw 12. Obviously, the jaw 13 may be pressed towards the jaw 12, and the members 26 then swung to the position shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawing, for holding the jaws together. I

The bristles of the paint brush 11 may be placed on the jaw 12 and the 'jaw 13, then swung downwardly to overlie the bristles 15. The jaws may then be attached together by the members 26. The neck portion 45 of the handle 11 is received between the arms 23 to prevent shifting of the paint brush. With this construction, .the bristles 45 are held against spreading after the paint brush has been used.

For causing additional pressure on the bristles 45 and to adapt the device 10 for use with small paint brushes, there is pivoted to the lower 'end of the jaw 13 a plate 50. The heads of the screws 51 are adapted to limit pivotal ;movement of the "D1ate350 with respect to the jaw 13. A bow spring 53 may be attached at the middle thereof to the plate 5.0 ;so that the outer ends 540i said spring *contact the jaw 13, to normally swing the plate'50 away :fromsaid jaw13. The spring '53 thus presses-the plate against the fibres or bristles .45. IVS/hen using the device 10 with .a brush so small that the jaws 12 and 13 will not press against thefibres, the plate under the influence of the spring will press the fibres against one of the laws. EH desiredobviously the screws 51 may be detached to permit removal of the plate 50.

:In the practical use ofthe invention, the paint brush even when wet with paint may be placed directlvinto the brush holderand then the holder and brushput into a can of water. The openings in the brush holder thus permit the bristles to remain Wet and the brushmay be thus held ready ment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth, or shown in the accompanying drawing, is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense;

Having thus described my invention, I claim as neW-and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

l. A brush holder comprising a pair of jaws pivoted together and adapted to receive the bristies of a brush therebetween, means for holding the jaws'together and means for automatically separating the jaws upon, releasing said holding 'means' 2. A brush holder comprising a pair of jaws pivoted together and adapted to receive the bristles of a brush therebetween, means for holding thejaws together, a plate attached to the inner side of one ofthe jaws,v and spring means for causing movement between said plate and said jaw. 2

. .3. A brush holder comprising a' pair of jaws pivoted together and adapted to receive the bristles of a brush-therebetween, means for holding the jaws together, means for automatically separating the jaws upon releasing said holding means, a plate attached to the inner side of one of thejaws, and spring means for causing move-- -ment between said plate and said jaw.

4. A brush protector comprising a pair of plates pivoted together at adjacent ends, a pair of spaced members on one of said jaws for receiving the handle of a brush therebetween and a member pivoted to one of the jaws adapted to engage the other of said jaws for holding the jaws together.

5. A brush protector comprising a pair of plates pivoted together at adjacent ends, a pair of spaced members on one of said jaws for receiving the handleof a -brushtherebetween, a member pivoted to one of the jaws adapted to engage the other of said jaws for holding the jaws together, and resilient means for normally separating the jaws .upon releasing said pivoted means.

'6. A brush protector comprising a pair of plates-attached together at adjacent ends thereof, one of said plates being provided with a pair of parallel tubular members, and a pair of U- shaped members each having an arm received in one of the tubular members and an arm adapted to engage the other of said plates.

7.. A brush protector comprising a pair of plates attached together at adjacent ends thereof,-one of said plates being provided with apair of parallel tubular members and a pair of U-' shaped members each having an arm received in one of the tubular members and an arm adapted to engage the other of said plates, and a pair of spaced members extending from one of the plates adapted to receive the handle of a brush therebetween.

8.. A brush protector comprising a pair of plates attached together at adjacent ends thereof, one of said plates being provided with a pair of parallel tubular members and a pair of U-shaped' members each having an arm received in one of the tubular members and an arm adapted to engage the other of said plates, and a pair oi. spaced members extending from one of the plates adapted toreceive the handle of a brush therebetween, and a :spring made of an elongated strip of resilient metal having a central portion attached to one of the plates and an arm extending from one end of said central portion engaging one of the plates and an arm extending from the other end of said central portion to engage the other of said plates, said arms being normally disposed at anangle to one another.

9, A'brush protector comprising a pair of apertured plates pivoted to one another at adjacent edges thereof and a member made of resilient metal having a central portion attached to one of said plates and an arm extending from one end of the central portion engaging one of said plates 'and .a secondarm extending from the otherend of said central portion engaging the other of said plates, said arms being normally disposed at an angle to one another.

1.0. A brush protector comprising a pair of jaws adapted to receive the bristles of a paint brush therebetween, a member on one of said jaws adapted to engage the other of said jaws for holding the jaws in predetermined relation,

and spring means for normally separating the jaws upon releasing said member.

11. A brush protector comprising a pair of jaws adapted to receive the bristles of a paintbrush therebetween, a member on one of said jaws adapted to engage the other of said jaws for holding the jaws in predetermined relation, and

spring meansfor normally separating the jaws upon releasing said member, said spring comprising a singlepiece of resilient wire having arms engaging said jaws.

12. A brush protector comprising a pair o1 jaws metal having a central portionattachedto one" of said jaws, and an arm extending from one end i a a nature adaptedtoreceive the bristles of a paint brush therebetween, and a member made of resilient of said central portion engaging one of said and a second arm extending irom the other end of said centrallportion engaging the other of said jaws, said arms being normally disposed at an i angle to each other for separating said jaws.

13. A brush protector comprising a pair of jaws adapted to receivethe bristles of a paint brush therebetween, and a member made of resilient metal having a central portion attached to one of said jaws, and anfarm extending from one end of said central portion engaging one of saidjaws, and a second arm extending fromthe other end of said central portion engaging the other of said jaws, said armsbeingnormally disposedat an angle to each other for separating said jaws, and means for holding said jaws together in predetermined relation.

l 14. A brush protector comprising a pair of diverging jaws adapted to receive the bristles of a paint brush therebetween, a pair of spaced brush therebetween, a pair of members attached to one of said jaws for receiving the handle of said brush therebetween, and a member made of resilient metal having a centralportion attached to one of said jaws, and an arm extending from one end of said central portion engaging one of said jaws, and a second arm extending from the other end of said central portion engaging the other of said jaws, said arms being normally disposed at an angle to each other for separating said jaws.

l-IARRY LEHRQ

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US2767830 *May 22, 1953Oct 23, 1956Carl T SyversonPaint brush protector and shaper
US5244090 *Dec 21, 1992Sep 14, 1993Keith Carl LProtective sheath and comb assembly for paint brush
US6338406Sep 29, 2000Jan 15, 2002Robert R. ZagarBrush protection device
US6675966 *Apr 23, 2001Jan 13, 2004James L. RayShuck for drying a paintbrush
US8074796Mar 1, 2007Dec 13, 2011Paint Tool Protection Products, Inc.Brush holder
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/361, 15/168
International ClassificationB44D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/125
European ClassificationB44D3/12H