US 2569276 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 25 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FoiJNT-AIN HAIRBRUSH Wilbur B. Baptist, Sacramento, Calif Application October 28, 1947, Serial No. 782,651
1 Claim. (01. 15-136.
This invention is directed to, and it is an object to provide, an improved fountain hair brush.
Another object of the invention is to provide a fountain hair brush which includes novel, manually operative means to feed a liquid from within a reservoir in the body of the brush to its bristles in regulated quantity.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a fountain hair brush, as in the preceding paragraph, in which said manually operative means includes a resilient diaphragm exposed for finger engagement; and diaphragm, when depressed, imposing suflicient pressure on the liquid in the reservoir to cause a small quantity of the liquid to deliver to the bristles through a feed tube with which the brush is fitted between said reservoir and bristles.
It is also an object of the invention to provide for the easy attachment of the flexible diaphragm; this being accomplished by forming said diaphragm as the central portion of the filler plug.
A further object of the invention is to provide a simple, practical, and convenient fountain brush, and yet one which will be exceedingly effective for the purpose for which it is designed.
These objects are accomplished by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts as will fully appear by a perusal of the following specification and claim.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is an elevation, mainly in section, of the improved fountain hair brush.
Fig. 2 is a cross section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Referring now more particularly to the characters of reference on the drawings, the improved fountain hair brush comprises an elongated body I formed in integral relation at one end with a handle 2. At its lower or free end the handle 2 includes a hook 3 for engagement by the little finger of the user, whereby to stabilize the brush.
The elongated body I is flat on one side, as at 4, and the bristles 5 project from this side of the body. The elongated body I is formed, for substantially its full length, with a generally symmetrical reservoir 6 which reservoir extends downwardly to communication with a pick-up chamber 7 formed in the device at the upper end of the handle 2.
The reservoir 6 has a quantity of liquid 8 filled therein through a filler opening 9 in communication with the pick-up chamber I; such opening being on the same side of the brush as the bristles 5.
A filler plug I0 normally closes the opening 9, being threaded into the latter as shown.
The filler plug I0 is of special construction and includes a central disc-like button or diaphragm II, which is depressible and resilient; normally bowing outwardly, as shown.
A plastic feed tube I2 is secured in the reservoir 6 and includes an intake end I3 depending into the pick-up chamber 1.
The opposite end of the feed tube I2 is in the form of a. discharge tip I4, which projects through the body I and beyond the fiat side 4 thereof to a termination within the bristles 5. The discharge tip I4 of the feed tube I2 preferably enters the bristles diagonally or at an upward incline, as shown.
The body I, handle 2, and feed tube I2 may be of any suitable material, but in practice will preferably be of plastic.
When the above described device is in use, the reservoir 6 is filled with the liquid 8, which may be hair oil, tonic, shampoo, liquid soap, wave set, cold wave preparation, cologne, perfume, or other similar liquid.
The user of the brush holds the same in a generally upright position, and when it is desired to dispense the liquid 8 into the bristles 5, it is only necessary to manually depress the diaphragm II one or more times. 7
With depression of the diaphragm II, a pressure results in the reservoir 6, which pressure is imposed on the liquid 8 to cause a quantity thereof to flow from the pick-up chamber I, through the feed tube I2, and out of the discharge tip I linto the bristles 5. As is evident, the quantity of liquid so dispensed is wholly under the control or regulation of the user, and is dependent on the number of times that the diaphragm II is depressed. The arrangement is such that depression of the diaphragm, for dispensing of the liquid, can be accomplished while the brush is in use; i. e. while it is being used to brush the hair of the user.
By reason of the particular arrangement of the reservoir 6 and pick-up chamber 1, with the intake end I 3 of the feed tube I2 adjacent the bottom of such chamber, substantially all of the liquid 8 can be dispensed from said reservoir before refilling is necessary.
From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that there will be produced such a device as substantially fulfills the object of the invention as set forth herein. 7
While this specification sets forth in detail the present and preferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from such detail may be resorted to as do not form a departure 3 from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, the following is claimed as new and useful, and upon which Letters Patent are desired:
A fountain brush comprising an elongated body having a flat side, bristles secured in the flat side of the body, a handle on the body extending beyond one end thereof, a reservoir formed in the body and for a short distance into the handle immediately beyond the juncture of the handle with the body, an opening provided through the handle into said reservoir, a depressible resilient dia w phragm secured over said opening, and a tube secured in the body, one end of the tube opening into the bristles and the other'end-of the tube: opening into the reservoir adjacent the diaphragm.
WILBUR B. BAPTIST.
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