US 2054233 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 15,1936. B. I. c. YOUNG 2; $1
BRUSH Patented Sept. 15, 1936 UNITED STATES.
This invention relates to brushes. The general object of the invention is to provide an improved brush which is made in novel:
shape whereby inaccessible portions of an article maybe cleaned;
Anotherobject of the invention is to provide a. brush which is made of. rubber and" which is of Other objects of the invention will be apparent. from the following description taken in connec-' tion with the .followingdrawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a side view of my improved brush device;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the brush shown in Fig. 1 with portions thereof broken away;
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 1 showing a modification of my invention and with portions thereof in section;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view through another modification of my invention, and
Figure 6 is a sectional view through still another modification of my invention.
Referring to the drawing by reference characters I have indicated my improved brush device generally at H). As shown the brush l0 comprises a body portion l2 which includes an upper surface l3, a lower surface [4, and sides l5. Extending upward from the upper surface l3 the body includes a hosel portion l6 which is of less width than the body and extends from the rear end of the body forward to a position spaced rearward of the forward end of the body. The body I2 is preferably made of good grade of medium hard resilient rubber.
Molded in the hosel portion |6 of the body I have shown a handle member H which may be made of wood or other suitable material and which is suitably anchored to the body by gripping mem-- bers as indicated at l8.
The upper surface l3 of the body I2 is inclined upward towards the front as indicated at H! from a lower portion 20 and is inclined upward towards the rear as indicated at 2| from the lower portion 20.
The lower surface M of the body I2 is inclined upward towards the rear as indicated at 22 from a lower portion 23 and is inclined upward from the lower portion 23 towards the front as indicated at 24 and then curves upwards as indicated at 25 and rounds over to converge with the upper surface as indicated; at 26.-The sides |2 arepreferably parallel from the front to adjacent the rear where they are inclined towards the hosel as indicated, at 21.
Extending upwardly from the upper surface l3, downwardly from the lower surface I 4 and out:- wardly from the parallel portions of the sides IS the body includes a plurality of" spaced, integ1'al, frustro-conically shaped, protuberances 28.
This particular shape of the body I2. is a very handy contour for c1eaning, variously shaped surfaces and the construction of the forward end of the body makes it convenient for cleaning the surfaces of under cutoVerhanging portions as indicated by thebroken lines in Fig. 1.
In Fig. 4', I have indicated a modified form ofmy invention generally at 30. As shown the device 30 includes a body portion 3| which is similar to the body |2 of the device l0 and like portions thereof are indicated by similarly primed reference numerals.
In the hosel portion l6 of the device 30, I pro vide a metal member 32 having a threaded recess 33 therein to receive a similarly threaded portion 34 of a handle member 35. Instead of the protuberances 28 the upper surface l3, the lower surface I4, and the sides I5 have a plurality of spaced grooves 36 therein which are arranged to extend predetermined distances in varying directions.
In Fig. 5, I have indicated a further modified form of my invention generally at 40. As shown the device 4|) includes a substantially hemispherical body member 4| which includes a hosel portion 42 extending from the flat side thereof. The body portion 4| is made of a good grade of semihard resilient rubber and may either be formed hollow as shown or solid. All surfaces of the hemispherical body 4| have a plurality of spaced integral protuberances 43 extending therefrom. In the hosel portion 42, I provide a metal member 44 which has a threaded aperture 45 therein to receive a similarly threaded portion 46 of a handle member 41.
In Fig. 6, I have indicated a still further modification of my invention generally at 50. The device 50 is similar to the device I0 but is constructed in a different manner. As shown the brush 50 includes a body portion 5| which is shaped similar to the body portion |2 of the device III and like portions thereof are indicated by similarly double primed reference numerals.
The body of the device 50 is shown as made of wood and in the hosel portion l6" thereof includes a threaded recess 52 arranged at the rear of the device to receive a similarly threaded portion 53 of a handle member 54. A covering member 55 which is made of a good grade of medium hard rubber and which may be open 'may omit the side portions if desired so that only the top and bottom are covered.
From the foregoing description it will be ap parent that I have provided a novel brush con-, struction which is economical to manufacture and which is highly efllcient in use.
Having thus described my invention I claim:
1. A brush comprising a body portion including an upper surface and a lower surface, said body being made of fiexible rubber and including a hosel portion including an upwardly directed part projecting above said upper surface and extending from the rear end of the body forward to a position spaced from the forward end of the body, a handle member positioned in thehosel portion of said body, means to secure said handle to said body, said upper surface of said body being inclined upward towards the front of said body from a lower portion intermediate the length of said body and said upper surface'being inclined upward towards the rear of said body from said lower portion, said lower surface of said body being inclined upward towards the rear of said body from a lower portion and said lower surface being inclined upward from said lower portion towards the front of said body and then being curved upward and then rounded back to merge with said upper surface, a cover member made of flexible rubber, said cover being positioned on said upper surface of said body and rounding over the front end of said body and being positioned on the lower surface of said body, said cover being secured to said body, said cover having a broken surface.
2. A brush comprising a body portion including an upper surface, a lower surface, and opposite side surfaces, said body including a central hosel portion including an upwardly projecting portion which extends above said upper surface and from the rear end of the body forward to a location spaced from the forward end of the body, a handle member positioned in said hoselportion of said body, means to secure said handle to said body, the upper surface of said portion inclined upward from said lower portion;
towards the front of said body and then being curved upward and then rounded back to merge with said upper surface, certain of said surfaces having a plurality of protuberances thereon;
BESSIE I. C. YOUNG.