US 2167196 A
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July 25, 1939. I J, BQTHUM 2,167,196
- COMBINED BRUSH AND SCRAPER Filed Aug. 23, 1937 y Jam? 550M507;
ATTORN EYS Patented July 25, 1939 I I UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE 2,167,196 COMBINED BRUSH AND SCRAPER Jack E. Bothum, Laramie, Wyo. Application August 23, 1937, Serial No. 160,504 1 Claim. (Cl. 15236) The invention relates to a combined brush and clothes, fabrics or the like for the eradication of scraper and more especially to a spotting brush spots or stains thereon comprises a brush stock and scraper for use in cleaning clothes, fabrics 5 preferably madefrom wood although it may be or the like. made from any other suitable material and is The primary object of the invention is the proelongated effecting a combined handle and stem 5 vision of a device of this character, wherein a 6 which is curved and slightly tapers in the direchandle stock has associated therewith oppositely tion of the stock 5 proper. This stock 5 at one arranged brush and scrapers, the latter being disside thereof has the face I studded or tufted with posed in outwardly divergent relation to each brush bristles 8 constituting a brush, the face 1 other, and angled with respect to the longitudinal being substantially flat and on the convexed side axis of the handle stock so that either the brush of the handle 6 so that when the handle is gripped or scrapers can be brought into use, the said by the hand of a user, the brush constituted by scrapers being alternately usable for the removal the bristles 8 can be brought into proper scrubof spots or stains from clothes, fabrics or the like, bing position without possibility of injury to the While the brush is for the wetting of such stained hand as the same on gripping the handle 6 will or spotted areas of the latter, the device being be away from the fabric or article during the apadaptable for use in dry cleaning shops. plication of the brush thereto. The opposite side Another object of the invention is the provision of the stock 5 with respect to the brush 8 is holof a device of this character, wherein oppositely lowed or concaved longitudinally as at 9 and disposed to the brush area are scrapers, these forms at opposite longer edges of the said stock being so arranged that the same can be brought 5 outwardly divergent scrapers l0, the side edges into action alternately through a twisting motion of the said stock 5 being beveled at H reversely of the device at the handle thereof and in this to each other which together with the hollow or fashion a continuity of scraping activity can be concaved area 9 produce straight knife edges 12 had, the brush being usable for wetting the spot to the scrapers l0 and double scraping edges are or stain upon clothes, fabrics or the like while the effected at the concaved side with respect to the scrapers when brought into action will remove the handle 6. fluid applied by the brush and foreign matter for In the use of the device for scraping purposes, eradicating the spot or stain, the device being the scrapers H) are brought into confronting rela- 7 novel in its entirety. tion to the article or material to be scraped and A further object of the invention is the proviby a twisting of the hand when gripping the hansion of a device of this character, which is simdle 6, these scrapers will alternately make conple in construction, thoroughly reliable and effectact with the article or material so that a contive in operation, convenient for the particular tinuity of scraping action can be had thereon, use thereof, strong, durable, and inexpensive to the brush being adapted to wet the article or mamanufacture. terial at a stained area thereof while the scrap- With these and other objects in view, the iners extract the water and foreign matter from vention consists in the features of construction, such article or material for eradicating the stain. combination and arrangement of parts as will be The device is handy for the purpose stated in hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the that both the brush and scrapers are toaccompanying drawing, which discloses the pregether as a single unit and can be alternately ferred embodiment of the invention and pointed used with ease and dispatch for spot cleaning out in the claim hereunto appended. purposes.
In the accompanying drawing: What is claimed is:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the device constructed An article of the kind described, comprising an in accordance with the invention looking toward elongated substantially rectangular shaped stock the brush Si e th e fforming a head having an upper longitudinally Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 looking dished side, a stem at one end of the head and toward the scraper side. curved away from its dished side, the dished side Figure 3 is a side elevation. of the head being concaved on opposite sides of Figure 4 is an end View. the dished area thereof, and reversely beveled Similar reference characters indicate correlongitudinal side edges formed on said head disponding parts throughout the several views in verging upwardly and coacting with the conthe drawing. caved formations for forming outwardly diver- Referring tothe drawing in detail, the'comgent continuous scraper blades and for effecting bined brush and scraper for use in spotting water knife edges to the said blades. and scraping the sameand foreign matter from JACK E. BOTHUM.