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Publication numberUS2707293 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1955
Filing dateMar 10, 1954
Priority dateMar 10, 1954
Publication numberUS 2707293 A, US 2707293A, US-A-2707293, US2707293 A, US2707293A
InventorsFerrer Justiniano G
Original AssigneeFerrer Justiniano G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Swivel head fountain brush
US 2707293 A
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May 3, 1955 J. G. FERRER 2,707,293

SWIVEL HEAD FOUNTAIN BRUSH Filed March 1o, 1954 ATTORNEYS 2,707,293 Patented May 3, 1955 SWIVEL HEAD FOUNTAIN BRUSH Justiniano G. Ferrer, Washington, D. C.

Application March 10, 1954, Serial No. 415,241

2 Claims. (Cl. 15128) This invention relates to fountain brushes of the type wherein a head with bristles therein and with spray openings between the bristles is mounted on the end of a handle.

through which fluid and particularly water is supplied to the head, and in particular a hollow brush head with bristles mounted in the outer surface of the head and with the head mounted directly on a tube of rubber or other flexible material extended through the handle and protected by a coil spring mounted on the handle and attached to the back of the head.

The purpose of this invention is to provide a fountain brush that is particularly adapted for cleaning bath tubs and the like where extreme flexibility of a head in relation to a handle upon which the head is mounted is required.

Various types of fountain brushes have been provided with heads pivotally mounted on the ends of handles and whereas such devices are adapted to bend or flex in a common plane they are not adapted to bend both transversely and longitudinally and universal joints such as would permit flexibility in all directions would be too costly or cumbersome for a cleaning mop or brush. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a fountain brush having a head with a cavity therein in which bristles are mounted in an outer wall that is provided with spray openings, in which a rubber hose extended through the handle is secured in an opening in the brush head and also in which the brush head, which is spaced from the end of the rigid handle is connected to the handle with a coil spring that permits flexibility of the head in substantially all directions.

The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide means for mounting a fountain brush head on a tubular handle whereby the head is adapted to be bent in substantially all directions in relation to the handle.

Another object of the invention is to provide a fountain head for a cleaning brush with the head carried by the end of a rubber tube in which means is provided for protecting the tube without interfering with the flexibility of the head.

A further object of the invention is to provide a fountain brush in which the brush head is connected to a handle with a swivel connection in which the brush is of a simple and economical construction.

With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies an elongated tubular handle having an opening in one side, a flexible tube having a water faucet coupling member on one end extended through the opening in the side of the handle and through one end of the handle, a hollow brush head having an opening therein positioned to receive the exible tube extended from the handle and having means for clamping the flexible tube in the head, said head having bristles extended from the side opposite to that from which the handle extends and having spray openings between the bristles, and a coil spring mounted on the handle and connected to the head.

Other features and advantages of the invention will CII appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawing, wherein:

Figure l is a side elevational view of the improved bath tub brush in which the head is mounted on the handle with a swivel connection.

Figure 2 is a view showing a longitudinal section through the head of the brush with the parts shown on an enlarged scale, with parts broken away and shown in section, with other parts shown in elevation, and with different positions of the brush head indicated in broken lines.

Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the improved fountain brush of this invention includes a head having an upper section 10, a lower section 11, and bristles 12 extended from the panel 13 of the section 11, a handle 14, a iiexble tube 15 extended through an opening 16 in one side of the handle and also from one end of the handle, and a coil spring 17 flexibly connecting the head to the handle.

The lower section 11 of the head is secured to the upper section 1t) with screws 1S and 19 that extend through openings 20 and 21, respectively, in the upper wall 22 of the section 10 and which are threaded in openings 23 and 24 in the panel 13 of the section lll. A sealing gasket 25 is positioned between the edges of the upper and lower sections of the head to prevent passage of water between the sections.

The panel 13 of the lower section 11 of the head is provided with spaced spray openings 26 whereby water supplied to the cavity 27 in the head under pressure is sprayed through the openings 26.

The upper panel 22 of the upper section 10 of the head of the brush is provided with a centrally disposed opening 28 in which the end 29 of the hose 15 is secured by a tapering ferrule Btl. lt will be understood, however, that the end of the hose may be secured in the opening of the brush head by other suitable means.

The lower or larger' coil 31 of the spring 17 is secured to the panel 22 of the upper section 10 of the brush head with staples 32 and the opposite end 33, of the spring is secured to the tubular handle 14 with a clamp 34, flanges 35' on the ends of which are held by a bolt 36.

The end of the hose 15 is provided with a coupling member 37 by which the hose may be secured over a water faucet or the like.

lt will be understood that other modifications, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A fountain brush comprising a tubular handle, a ilexible hose extended through the handle and having an end extended from one end of the handle, a hollow brush head having bristles in a face thereof with spray openings between the bristles carried by the end of the hose extended from the handle, and a coil spring mounted on the tubular handle and connected to the brush head, said spring being positioned around the end of the flexible tube extended i from the handle.

2. ln a fountain brush, the combination which comprises a tubular handle having an opening therein, a rubber hose having a faucet connector on one end extended through the opening of the handle and having an end extended from one end of the handle, a brush head having a cavity therein and having an opening positioned to receive the end of the rubber hose extended from the end of the handle, means for securing the end of the rubber hose in the brush head, a coil spring positioned around the end of the rubber hose on which the brush head is mounted, means for securing one end of the spring to the handle, means for securing the opposite end of the spring to the brush head, and bristles extended from the side of the brush head opposite to that from which the handle extends, said side of the brush head in which the bristles are positioned having spaced spray openings therein.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNlTED STATES PATENTS Long Nov. 7, 1916 Wilson May 13, 1919 Mulherin Nov. 1, 1921 Dainos June 18, 1929 Litka June 6, 1944

Patent Citations
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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/289, 403/31, 403/229, 403/248, 403/344, 15/144.2
International ClassificationA46B11/00, A46B11/06
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/063
European ClassificationA46B11/06B