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Publication numberUS2485068 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 18, 1949
Filing dateJun 30, 1947
Priority dateJun 30, 1947
Publication numberUS 2485068 A, US 2485068A, US-A-2485068, US2485068 A, US2485068A
InventorsAlfred H Santana
Original AssigneeAlfred H Santana
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brush cover
US 2485068 A
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A. H. SANTANA Oct. 18', 1949.

BRUSH COVER 2 Shets-Sheet 1 File'l June 30, 1947 Alfred H. Santana 406% Fs/W Oct. 18, 1949. A. H. SANTANA BRUSH COVER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 30, 1947 Fig. Z

Inventor Alfred H. Santana IIIIIIIIIIIII 2mm. WWW m Patented Oct. 18, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BRUSH COVER Alfred H. Santana, Baltimore, Md. Application June 30, 1947, Serial No. 758,089

3 Claims. (01. 20615.1)

This invention relates to a brush cover and has for its primary object to retain the bristles of a paint brush or the like in the best possible condition during shipment and handling.

Another object is to preserve the bristles in condition for reuse after the brush once has been put into service.

A further object is to exclude access or movement of air around the bristles and hence prevent the bristles from becoming stilf after the brush has once been used.

The above and other objects may be attained by employing this invention which embodies among its features an air tight pliable sheath of elastic material adapted to encircle the bristles of a brush, a reduced neck at one end of the sheath for encircling the handle of the brush, a skirt at the end of the sheath opposite the neck, said skirt being adapted to be folded back to overlie one side of the sheath and completely enclose the ends of the brush bristles remote from the handle.

Other features include an extension on the neck adapted to be folded back upon itself to enclose the end of the skirt when the latter is in folded position and an inwardly extending reinforcing and stiffening bead at the junction of the sheath and the skirt.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a sheath embodying the features of this invention illustrating in broken lines a brush in position therein,

Figure 2 is an edge view of Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing the skirt folded back over the ends of the bristles remote from the handle of the brush and with its folded end encompassed in an extension on the neck of the sheath,

Figure 4 is a top plan view of the cover,

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially along the line 5--5 of Figure 2,

Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially along the line 6-6 of Figure 1, and

Figure 7 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially along the line 1--'| of Figure 3.

Referring to the drawings in detail my improved brush cover designated generally in comprises a sheath H having formed at one end a reduced neck portion l2. A skirt I3 is formed integrally with the end of the sheath ll opposite the neck portion l2, and the end of the skirt is preferably slightly contracted as at M for a purpose to be more fully hereinafter explained.

Formed on the neck I2 is an elongated extension I5 which terminates in a reinforcing bead the head 20.

l8, and extending inwardly from the sheath adjacent its junction with the skirt is a reinforcing and stiffening bead I! which as illustrated in Figures 5 through 7 is adapted to engage the bristles of a paint brush adjacent the ends remote from the brush handle.

In use a paint brush designated generally I8 comprising a handle IS a brush head 20 and bristles 2! is slipped into the sheath as illustrated in the drawings. It will be understood, of course, that the sheath l l is shaped to conform to the shape of the brush head and is preferably formed from an airtight, pliable elastic material such as rubber. The brush handle is introduced into the sheath through the constricted end I4 of the skirt 3 with the handle 19 extending through the neck l2 and extension I'5 thereof. When in this position the bead I! will encompass the bristles 2! of the brush adjacent their ends remote from The skirt [3 is then folded upwardly to overlie one face of the sheath II as illustrated in Figures 3 and 7, and the constricted end I4 of the skirt l3 overlies the neck portion I2 of the sheath 1 I. The extension I5 is then rolled down upon itself with the constricted portion M as suggested in Figure 3 so as to wholly enclose the bristles 2| of the brush l8 and exclude air, dust and dirt therefrom.

In the event that the device is applied to new brushes it is obvious that they may be handled and transported without danger of collecting dust and dirt in the bristles and the bristles themselves will be protected from injury. Also, by reason of the fact that the cover is formed of an air tight substance it is obvious that even though the brush may have been used, the soft pliable condition of the bristles may be preserved due to the fact that air is excluded therefrom and hence evaporation of any paint vehicle adhering to the bristles will be prevented. In this way the brush even though it may have once been used may be preserved for an indefinite period without requiring that it be cleaned, and even after long periods of storage with paint contained in the brush, the bristles thereof will remain soft and pliable and ready for use.

While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. A brush cover comprising a sheath of airtight pliable elastic material adapted to encircle the bristles of a brush, a reduced neck at one end of the sheath for encircling the handle of the brush and a skirt at the end of the sheath opposite the neck, said skirt being adapted to be folded back to overlie one side of the sheath and completely enclose the ends of the brush bristles remote from the handle and an inwardly extending stiffening and reinforcing bead at the junction of the sheath and the skirt.

2. A brush cover comprising a sheath of airtight pliable elastic material adapted to encircle the bristles of a brush, a reduced neck at one end of the sheath for encircling the handle of the brush and a skirt at the end of the :sheath opposite the neck, said skirt being adapted to be folded back to overlie one side-of the sheath and the neck completely to enclose the ends of the brush bristles remote from the handle and an extension on the neck adapted to be folded back upon itself to enclose the end of the skirt when the latter is in folded "position and an inwardly extending reinforcing and stifiening head at the junction of the sheath and the skirt.

"3. A brush cover 'co'rnprising a sheath of airtight pliable elastic material adapted to encircle the bristles of a brush, a reduced neck at one end of the sheath for encircling the handle of the brush and a skirt at the end of the sheath opposite the neck, said skirt being adapted to be folded back to overlie one side of the sheath and the neck completely to enclose the ends of the brush bristles remote from the handle and an extension on the neck adapted to be folded back upon itself to enclose the end of the skirt when the latter is in folded position and an inwardly extending reinforcing and stiffening bead at the junction of the sheath and the :iskiiitrand a reinforcin'g head at the free end of the extension of the neck.

ALFRED H. SANTANA.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the =flle *of patent-z UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date lfIOBj iQB 'Ma'cshane Apr. 9, 1929 *1,938-,4 'i2 -Stuart "Dec. 5, 1933 235335-17 Span'l'et a1 July 11,1944 -'FO'RI'L'IG-N PATENTS Nurriber Country Date 503,993 Great Britain Apr. 18, -1939

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/361, 15/247
International ClassificationA46B17/04
Cooperative ClassificationA46B2200/202, A46B17/04
European ClassificationA46B17/04