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Aprl] 10, 1951 D. KUMPMAN FOUNTAIN BRUSH WITH SEPARATE HANDLE, CONTAINER, AND BRUSH BASE Filed Agg.
INVENTOR. DAN/5L KUMPMAA/ Arm/@4945 Patented Apr. 10, 1951 FOUNTAIN BRUSH WITH SEPARATE HAN- DLE, CONTAINER, AND BRUSH BASE Daniel Kumpman, Dover, N. J. y Application August 1, 1947, Serial No. 765,461
8 Claim 1 This invention relates to brushes and more particularly to fountain brushes adapted to dispense a cleansing liquid while being manipulated.
The comparatively restricted use of fountain brushes up to the present has been due partly to the problem of maintenance.
It is an object of the present invention to form a fountain brush in which maintenance will be simplified.
A further object is to provide a fountain brush which may besterilized in the manner commonly employed for such tools.
Another object is to apply the cleansing material such as soap dissolved in water in uniform manner over the bristles.
It is likewise an object to provide a fountain brush adapted to the use of soap remnants or to any of the many forms in which it is marketed.
Other objects of this invention will become apparent in the course of the following specif cation.
In the accomplishment of these objectives the brush has been constructed in three parts consisting of a container with perforated bottom, a brush base carrying the bristles which may be att c e o e the perfo a ed otto a handle member providing special cover for the container,
- as well as means for manipulating the brush. A
grating along the top of the special cover interspersed with openings leading to the container low nab es a s ap o b ra ed the e thereby facilitating the formation of suds, Vilith the brush base. inserted over the perforated bottom of the container. the handle member with special .cover inserted'over the open top of the -.container and secured to the brush base; and
soap fragments inserted as shown, water may be added by hose or other means obviating the need for interrupting the washing operation. Perforations in the base of the container coacting with perforations formed in the brush base in the vicinity of the bristle tufts carry the soap laden water from the container for distribution over the bristles. and container after removal may be cleaned and maintained in operable condition by running water. On the other hand, where the water force is insufficient to open clogged pores, other means may be employed and applied to either member from the top or bottom. Ability to remove the brush base and container aids in drying both and while soap itself is a purifying element, sterilization may be resorted to if desired.
The invention will appear more clearly from Both the brush basethe following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, showing by way of example a preferred embodiment of the invention.
Figure'l is a side elevational View of the fountainbrush constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan View of the brush in Figure 1. v
Figure 3 is a sectional, View through the line 3-3 of Figure 1. t
Figure 4 is a sectional viewthrough the line 4-4 of Figure 2. r
Referring now in greater detail to the draw ings in which like reference nume'rals indicate like parts, reference numeral It indicates the hown fountain brushfll the-container, 12 the handle bers l6 and ll of the container ll provideuelets for excess water.
, The handle member 12 isformed integral with 1 the cover 18; opposing sides 2! and 38, and back 2, adapted t fi e e the. o n to .j ppp. i g sides [6 and lLandone endjof contailil I with ra ce? 5 c t e nt ner 11. farmin th i i lQf 991. 1 .5 6.? between W pnos ne ide of each. Raised edges 33 disposed on the cover I8 of the handle member if! serve as edges against which a soap cake may be rubbed, the shavings or flakes from which fall into the container ll through apertures l9 formed on one side of the raised edges 33. The inside surface portions of the opposing side members 2'! and 28 (Fig. 3) at the base are adapted to be snapped over the edges of the subsequently described brush base l3. Substantially horizontal grooves 38 at the bottom of each of the opposing side members 21 and 28 on the inside surface portions are adapted to co-act with protuberances 24 along the edges of the brush base l3 to provide additional fastening means.
The brush base l3 with bristle tufts 22 disposed along the bottom surface portion thereof is adapted, as previously shown to support the container I I along the lines of contact provided by the protuberances 26 of the container H. At the front, the brush base is curved upwardly adapted to be fitted against the top edge of the cover 18 as shown by reference numeral 25 (Figs. 1 and 4). A recess 3| in the base of the handle member 12 is formed at the back to co-act with the projection 32 along the back edge of the brush base 13 to provide a means for supporting the latter at that point by the handle member 12. tures 23 in the brush base l3 permit the soap laden water, passing from the container I! through the perforations 2| to reach the vicinity of the bristle tufts 22.
It is apparent the specific illustration above or intent of the invention, all of which variations and modifications are to be included within the scope of the present invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A fountain brush comprising a container, a separate handle member, and a separate, perforated brush base, said container comprising an open top, opposing sides, opposing ends, and a base having perforations formed therein, said handle member comprising a top surface por tion, opposing sides and, a back attached to said opposing sides and adapted to be fitted over said container, said brush base being supported along the bottoms of said opposing sides of said handle member, said brush base further being fitted into the front end of said top surface portion and the base of the back of said handle member,
and bristle tufts disposed on bottom surface portion of said brush base.
2. A fountain brush according to claim 1 in which said top surface portion of said handle member is characterized by at least one protuberance integral with said handle member and serving as a rubbing edge, and by at least one aperture which serves as an intake into said con-' Aperbers of said container, a backv surface portion attached to said top surface portion, and a handlc attached to said back surface portion, said fountain brush further comprising a perforated brush base attached between inside surface portions at the base of said opposing side members, a free edge of said top surface portion and the base of said back surface portion of said handle member.
4. A fountain brush according to claim 3 in which said top surface portion fitted over the open top of said container is characterized by at least one raised edge transversely disposed on said top surface portion and at least one aperture through said top surface portion to co-act with said raised edge.
5. A fountain brush according to claim 3 in which said opposing side members of said handle member are characterized by grooves formed along at least a portion of the inside surface portions thereof substantially at the base, and in which co-acting protuberances are formed along the outside longitudinal edges of said brush base.
6. A fountain brush according to claim 3 in which the free edge of said top surface portion of said handle member and the top edge of said brush base are characterized by a co-acting projection and recess.
'7. A fountain brush according to claim 3 in which at least a part of the edge of said brush base at the back and the inside surface portion of said back surface portion of said handle member at the bottom are characterized by a coacting projection and recess.
8. A fountain brush according to claim 3 in which said opposing side members of said open top container are characterized by at least one cut out portion along the top edges thereof.
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