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Publication numberUS305545 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1884
Filing dateFeb 12, 1884
Publication numberUS 305545 A, US 305545A, US-A-305545, US305545 A, US305545A
InventorsDrip Cup
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drip-cup and binder for paint-brushes
US 305545 A
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Patented Sept. 23, 1884.



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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 305,545 dated September 23, 1884.

Application filed February 12, 1884. (No model.)

To (0% whom, it may concern:

Be it known that 1, JOHN T. SUTTON, of Urbana, in the county of Champaign and State of Illinois, have invented a new and Improved Drip-Cup and Binder for Paint-Brushes, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. My invention relates to drip-cups and binders for paint-brushes; and the invention con sists in the construction and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts inall the figures.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a brush with my improvement applied. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the drip-cup and binder applied to the brush. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the elastic binder, and Fig. 4 is an inverted plan view of the drip-cup.

The cup A, open at one end and closed at the other, conforms to the general shape of the head of the brush, and centrally in the closed end of the cup is inserted a sleeve, B, adapted to the larger end of the brush-handle, and projecting a short distance each way both within and without the cup. On one side of the sleeve B there is a boss, 0, through which a thumb-screw, a, passes-to bind the sleeve on the brush-handle. A binder consisting of a cap, D, of elastic rubber or other suitable elastic material, closed at one end, with the exception of an aperture,b, for the reception of the brushhandle, is placed on the head of the brush, with the brush-handle projecting through the said aperture. The binder extends down over the bristles and draws them compactly together, increasing their elasticity. At the same time the head of the binder around the aperture 7) serves as a packing to the end of the sleeve 13, and prevents paint from passing from the cup to the handle. The arrangement of this dripcup leaves a space, 0, around the handle and head of the brush, which retains any paint that may drip that way, and when the brush is dipped in paint the paintcontained by the drip-cup is returned to the paintreceptacle. When the bristles wear away, the rubber binder is turned back, or it may be removed from the brush. The dripcup is applicable to different brushes, and the brush needs no change to receive it.

I am aware that a paint-brush binder has been constructed of soft rubber, and consist-- ing of a band for embracing the bristles, and a perforated yoke formed in one piece therewith for passing around the handle; also, that a drip-cup has been formed of a tapering sleeve having an externallyscrew-threaded portion and a bellshaped vessel internally screwthreaded at its small end for engaging the threads on the sleeve. The mouth of the bellshaped vessel was externally screw threaded and provided with adeflector,whieh projected into thebell-shaped vessel, to prevent the paint from running out of the bell-shaped vessel when it was inverted.

I am also aware that a broom-head has been provided with a set-screw, and I do not desire to claim any such constructions as of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The combination,with apaint-brush and an elastic binder, D, fitting close around the base of the handle and the head of the brush, of the drip-cup A and rigidly-attached sleeve B, said sleeve resting on that part of the binder around the base of the handle to form a pack ing to prevent the paint from getting between the sleeve and handle, substantially as set forth.

JOHN T. SUTTON. Vitnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA46B9/08