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Publication numberUS2948910 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1960
Filing dateOct 27, 1958
Priority dateOct 27, 1958
Publication numberUS 2948910 A, US 2948910A, US-A-2948910, US2948910 A, US2948910A
InventorsHulla Louis J
Original AssigneeHulla Louis J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
No drip brush attachment
US 2948910 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

L. J. HULLA 2,948,910

NO DRIP BRUSH ATTACHMENT Aug. 16, 1960 Filed Oct. 27, 1958 IN VENT OR.

ATTD R N EYS United States Patent OfiFice Patented Aug. 16, 1960 N DRIP BRUSH ATTACHMENT Louis .1. Hulla, New Carlisle, Ind.

Filed Oct. 27, 1958, Ser. No. 769,823

2 Claims. (Cl. 15-159) This invention relates to a paint brush.

The object of the invention is to provide a paint brush which includes a novel attachment so that dripping of paint will be minimized or eliminated.

Another object of the invention is to provide a paint brush which includes an attachment that is especially suitable for use in preventing paint from dripping as for example when overhead surfaces or members are being painted, and wherein the attachment of the present invention will prevent paint from collecting at the base of the bristles so that dripping will be eliminated.

A further object of the invention is to provide a paint brush which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the same.

Figure 1 is an elevational view illustrating the present invention, and with parts broken away and in section.

Figure 2 is a view taken at right angles to the view shown in Figure l and with parts broken away and in section.

Figure 3 is an end elevational view illustrating the present invention.

Figure 4 is a perspective view illustrating the body member and bracket which make up the attachment of the present invention.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral indicates a paint brush which includes a handle 11, and the handle 11 includes a hand gripping portion 12, there being a retaining collar 13 arranged in engagement with the handle 11.

There is further provided a plurality of bristles 14, and the numeral 15 indicates a body member which is of substantially elongated rectangular formation and is positioned within the bristles 14. The body member 15 is adapted to be made of a suitable material such as rubber or plastic, and one end of the body member 15 is rounded as at 16, the rounded end 16 being arranged contiguous to the handle 11. The other end portion of the body member 15 is tapered and terminates in a substantially sharp outer edge as indicated by the numeral 17.

There is further provided a bracket or clamp 18 which is adapted to be used for maintaining the body member 15 connected to the handle 11, and the clamp 18 includes a first portion 19 which extends longitudinally through the body member 15. The clamp 18 further includes second portions 20 which are arranged at right angles with respect to the first portion 19, and the second portions 20 terminate in right angularly arranged third portions 21 which are connected to the handle 11, as for example as shown in Figure 1.

From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been provided a paint brush which includes an attachment or member 15 that is adapted to be arranged contiguous to the handle 11 and positioned within the bristles 14 as shown in the drawings. Due to the provision of the member 15 which is held in place by the clamp 18, paint will be kept from accumulating at the base of the bristles since the member 15 will occupy space that might otherwise receive or accumulate paint therein, so that dripping of the paint will be prevented, especially when painting overhead surfaces, objects or the like.

The parts can be made of any suitable material and in different shapes or sizes.

As stated previously the member 15 may be made of a suitable rubber-like substance which has the desired amount of flexibility and the member 18 may also be made of slightly flexible material, as for example the member 18 may be made of wire. The member 15 is rounded slightly on the bottom as indicated by the numeral 16 so as to retain the flexibility of the bristles by preventing accumulation of paint in the base of the bristles, which upon drying will tend to stiflen the bristles. Further the rounded end will tend to roll as the paint brush is used and thus the bristles will not be restricted in their movement as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3, and the member 15 tapers to a substantially sharp outer edge as indicated by the numeral 17. The member 18 may be formed in the member 15 at the time of molding or fabricating the parts. The purpose of the device 15 is to prevent paint from dripping as for example when overhead objects are being painted since the paint will be prevented from collecting at the base of the bristles. The member 15 may be made in difierent sizes to fit different sizes of brushes.

Minor changes in shape, size and rearrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.

I claim:

1. In a paint brush, a handle, a plurality of bristles extending from said handle, and a body member positioned within said bristles and arranged contiguous to said handle, said body member including a rounded end portion which is arranged contiguous to the handle, the other end portion of the body member being tapered to a substantially sharp outer edge and a clamp for maintaining the body member pivotally connected to the handle.

2. In a paint brush, a handle, a plurality of bristles extending from said handle, a body member of flexible material positioned within said bristles and arranged contiguous to said handle, said body member being of substantially elongated rectangular formation and including a rounded end portion which is arranged contiguous to the handle so that the bristles can retain their flexibility, the other end portion of the body member being tapered to a substantially sharp outer edge, a clamp for maintaining the body member connected to the handle, said clamp including a first portion extending longitudinally through the body member, second portions arranged at right angles with respect to said first portion, and third portions arranged at right angles to said second portions and connected to said handle for pivotally connecting said body member to said handle.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 449,061 Wolcott Mar. 24, 1891 683,007 Walker Sept. 17, 1901 949,642 Belknap Feb. 15, 1910 2,230,126 Westervelt Jan. 28, 1941

Patent Citations
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US449061 *Jul 3, 1890Mar 24, 1891John LBrush and mode of making the same
US683007 *Sep 20, 1900Sep 17, 1901Harry C BlethrowBrush.
US949642 *Mar 11, 1909Feb 15, 1910Henry H BelknapShaving-brush.
US2230126 *Nov 12, 1937Jan 28, 1941Westervelt William IPaint brush
Referenced by
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US3184822 *Aug 15, 1962May 25, 1965Shaw GilbertMethod for manufacture of spatulated fibre
US5289606 *Oct 30, 1992Mar 1, 1994Ledingham Blake AUnitary paint brush and bristle holder
US5435037 *Dec 22, 1993Jul 25, 1995Terry R. DouglasPaint brush with replaceable bristle pack
US5502859 *Dec 23, 1993Apr 2, 1996Kim; Wha J.Adjustable paint brush
Classifications
U.S. Classification15/159.1, 15/246
International ClassificationA46B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0093
European ClassificationA46B11/00E4