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Publication numberUS2529952 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 14, 1950
Filing dateJan 24, 1948
Priority dateJan 24, 1948
Publication numberUS 2529952 A, US 2529952A, US-A-2529952, US2529952 A, US2529952A
InventorsLeunis Joseph
Original AssigneeLeunis Joseph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brush for cleaning containers
US 2529952 A
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Nov. 14, 1950 J. LEUNIS BRUSH FOR CLEANING CONTAINERS Filed Jan. 24, 1948 1N VEN TOR. JOSEPH LEUNIS ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 14, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BRUSH FOR CLEANING CONTAINERS Joseph Leunis, Long Island City, N. Y. Application January 24, 1948, Serial 0. 4,151

11 Claim This invention relates to tools, such as brushes.

The cleaning of bottles or containers of odd shapes is very difiicult to accomplish with brushes of the usual types.

This invention has for its object to provide a tool, such as a brush, so constructed and. arranged that the brush or tool can be manually manipulated and directed to angle the brush or tool relative to the handle.

Another object of the invention is to provide a tool of the character described that is simple and practical in construction and can be economically manufactured.

Further objects of the invention will appear from the following specification taken in connection with the drawings which form a part of this application, and in which Fig. 1 is an elevational view of a brush and handle embodying the invention, the handle being shown adjusted to angle the brush and being shown in a milk bottle;

Fig. '2 is an elevational view showing the brush alined with the handle.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 33 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 4 is a sectional View taken substantially on line 44 of Fig. 2.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated, the tool or brush device has a handle Ii) in which is fixedly secured a rod or shank H of steel or' other suitable material. The rod ll may be fixed in the handle I!) in any suitable manner, as by a pin l2. To the outer end of rod N there is secured one end of a tightly coiled, substantially longitudinally non-stretching spring l3,

and at the junction of rod and spring l3 there is secured a clip l4 having extending laterally from the rod l I a loop l5.

The handle Ill has a longitudinal bore extending thereinto and one end of a rod or shank 2| is slidably mounted in the bore 20.

A block 22 is mounted on the rod 2| and is fixed thereon, as by a pin 23. Block 22 has a bore 24 which slidably receives the rod Rod 2| is shorter than rod II and has secured to its outer end one end of a tightly coiled, substantially longitudinally non-stretching spring 25 which, as shown in Fig. 2, is normally parallel to rod II and spring I3. A clip 26 is secured to the outer end of rod 2| and has a laterally extending loop 21 which receives and forms a bearing for the rod I.

The outer ends of the springs l3 and 25 are secured in a clip or ferrule 30, and to the clip are secured the ends 3| and 32 of a U-shaped loop of wire or other suitable material carrying 2 y brush bristles 33. A clip 35 is secured fixedly to the springs 3 and 25 between the clip I4 and the ferrule or clip 30.

The brush can be used straight, as shown in Fig. 2, or the brush can be angled, as shown in Fig. l, or in the oppositev direction. This angling or angular deflection of the brush is obtained by pushing the block 22 away from the handle It or pulling the block toward the handle. In Fig. l, the block has been pulled toward the handle H], thus shortening the effective length of the rod 2| or the length of the rod 2| pro jecting from the handle Ill. Since rod is fixed in handle i 0, the brush will be pulled at an angle, as shown in Fig. 1.

If the block 22 is pushed away from the handle ID the opposite action takes place and the effective length of rod 2| is increased, swinging the brush in the opposite direction.

By enabling the user to angularly swing or adjust the brush, the cleaning of corners and parts offset. from the longitudinal axis of the handle is facilitated.

Although a brush is shown as the implement adjusted, it will be understood that any other desired tool or implement could be mounted and adjusted in the same manner.

Although one specific embodiment of the invention has been particularly shown and described it will be understood that the invention is capable of modification and that change in the construction and in-the arrangement of'the Various cooperating parts may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention, as expressed in the following claims.

What I claim is:

1. A tool device comprising a handle, a pair of shanks mounted in said handle, one shank being fixedly mounted and the other shank being slidably mounted, a member fixed to said slidably mounted shank, flexible resilient shank extensions fixed to and extending beyond the outer ends of said shanks, means connecting the outer ends of said extensions together, and an implement connected to said last named means.

2. A tool device comprising a handle, a pair of shank-s mounted in said handle, one shank being fixedly mounted and the other shank being slidably mounted, a member fixed to said slidably mounted shank and slidably mounted on the other shank, flexible resilient shank extensions fixed to and extending beyond the outer ends of said shanks, means connecting the outer ends of said extensions together, and an implement connected to said last named means.

3. A tool device comprising a handle, a pair of 3 shanks mounted in said handle, one shank being fixedly mounted and the other shank being slidably mounted, a member fixed to said slidably mounted shank, flexible coil spring fixed to and extending beyond the outer ends of said shanks,

means connecting the outer ends of said coil springs together, and an implement connected to said last named means.

4. A tool device cOmprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, a flexible resilient member connected to and extending beyond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said resilient members adjacent their outer ends, and an implement connected to said last named means.

5. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, a flexible resilient member connected to and extending beyond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said resilient members adjacent their outer ends, and a brush connected to said last named means.

6. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, a flexible resilient member connected to and extending beyond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said resilient members adjacent their outer ends, and a U-shaped brush connected at its ends to said last named means.

'7. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, a coil spring connected to and extending beyond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said coil springs adjacent their outer ends, and an implement connected to said last named means.

8. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, said rod having the handle fixed thereto being longer than the other rod, a flexible resilient member connected to and extending be yond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said resilient members adjacent their outer ends, and an implement connected to said last named means.

9. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, a coil spring connected to and extending beyond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said coil springs adjacent their outer ends, and a U-shaped brush connected at its ends to said last named means.

10. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, a block fixed to the slidable rod and slidably receiving the fixed rod, 2. flexible resilient member connected to and extending beyond the outer end of each rod, means for guiding the slidable rod relative to the other rod, means connecting said resilient members adjacent their outer ends, and an implement connected to said last named means.

11. A tool device comprising a pair of rods, a handle fixed to one of said rods, the other rod being slidable relative to the rod fixed to the handle, said rod having the handle fixed thereto being longer than the other rod, a coil spring secured to and extending beyondthe outer end of each rod, guiding means secured to the shorter rod for guiding said rod on the longer rod, guiding means on the longer rod for guiding the spring on the shorter rod relative to the longer rod, means connecting the outer ends of the springs, and a brush connected to said last named means.

JOSEPH LEUNIS.

REFERENCES CHTED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 882,021 Schigelinsky Mar. 17, 1908 908,828 Weins Jan. 5, 1909 1,656,975 Dovaston Jan. 24, 1928 2,432,924 Nishizaka Dec. 18, 1943

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/164, 15/104.33
International ClassificationA46B5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B5/00
European ClassificationA46B5/00