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March 17, 1942 E. M. STARK DISHWASHING BRUSH Filed Feb. 26. 1940 ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 17, 1942 UNITED $TATE PA'EEN'E @FFHCE DISHWASHING BRUSH Elsie M. Stark, New York, N. Y. Application February 26, 1940, Serial No. 320,916
This invention relates to dish washing brushes and has for an object to eliminate the use of a dish pan by providing a combined soap holder and brush to which a small stream of hot Water may be run while washing the dishes.
A further object is to provide a device of this character in which the brush is removable so as to be easily replaced and so as to be first used on one side and then on the other side to promote economy.
A further object is to provide a device of this character including a wire basket forming a soap container in which the brush is received, the soap container economizing in the use of dish washing soap.
A further object is to provide a device of this character which will be formed of a few strong simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a dish washing brush constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the brush shown in Figure 1 with the handle shown in elevation.
Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1 showing the coupling sleeve of the device.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, the dish washing brush comprises a handle l0, preferably formed of wood or other suitable material, to which is secured a substantially circular wire basket H having an elongated shank l2, preferably formed of two juxtaposed strands of wire, as best shown in Figure 1, secured in a recess formed in the handle.
A circular wire brush I3 is assembled with the wire basket, the brush comprising a circular twisted wire core I4 to which bristles l5 are attached in the usual manner. The bristles extend from the center to the periphery of the open top of the basket and form a cover for the basket through which water may freely pass into and out of the basket. The bristles in fiexing rub the soap in the basket to accelerate the formation of suds, the core being extended beyond the bristles to form a loop shank l6 adapted to extend along the elongated shank I2 of the wire basket. A coupling sleeve I1 is mounted on the shank E2 of the basket and shank l6 of the brush to removably secure the brush to the basket.
When thesleeve is slid toward the handle the brush may be reversed to use the other side when one side becomes worn or may be replaced with a new brush.
In operation dish washing soap is placed in the wire basket II and then a small stream of hot water is run through the basket and through the brush while the brush is applied to the surface of the dish to be washed. Thus a dish pan is dispensed with and economy of soap is promoted.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
A dish washing brush comprising a substantially circular wire basket open at the top having a handle projecting laterally from the open top, a circular wire brush assembled with the basket including a circular twisted Wire core to which bristles are attached, the bristles extending from the center to the periphery of the open top of the basket and forming a cover for the basket through which water may freely pass into and out of the basket, the bristles in flexing rubbing the soap in the basket to accelerate the formation of suds, the twisted wire core of the brush being extended laterally to form. a loop shank disposed to extend along the handle of the basket, and a coupling sleeve surrounding the shank and the handle of the basket to removably secure the brush to the basket.
ELSIE M. STARK.