Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS34109 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1862
Publication numberUS 34109 A, US 34109A, US-A-34109, US34109 A, US34109A
InventorsJohn A. Fanshawe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved brush
US 34109 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

j UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.,

JoHN A. FANSHAWE AND JAMES A. JAQUES, or To'rTENHAM, COUNTY oF MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND.

IMPROVED BRUSH.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 34,109, dated January *7, 1862.

To all whom t 11i/ay concern;

Be it knbwn that we, JOHN AMERICUS FAN- SHAWE, engineer, of Tottenham, in the county of Middlesex, in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland known as England, and JAMES ARCHIBALD JAQUES, chemist, of the same place, have invented Improvements in Brushes and other Scrubbing and Rubbin g Surfaces; and we do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description of our said invention.

In the accompanying drawings We have shown views of different forms of rubbingsurfaces.

Figure l represents the projecting rubbingedges arranged in the form of concentric circles. Fig. 2 is a section of the same. VThe brush is provided With concentric proj ecting rubbing-edges on both sides, and it is intended to be used With soap instead of flannel for Washing the hands or for other lavatory purposes. The projecting rubbing-surfaces in these brushes may be produced by pressing the soft rubber into molds of suitable form, and for some purposes it will be found desirable to provide the brush With a rigid back, Which may be made of hard-rubber compound or other suitable material. The parts composed of the hard and soft compounds having been secured together, the article may be submitted to the vulcanizing process. The projecting edges of the rubbing-surface may also be cut out of the solid rubber; butthe molding` process Will be found the most convenient and easy to manage in practice.

Upon referring to the sectional View, Fig. 2, it Will be seen that the projecting edges are undercut and are placed at an angle to the axis of the brush. This mode of forming the edges will be found preferable for many purposes to making them vertical.

Fig. 3 is an edge View, and Fig. 4 a plan view, of a iesh-brush constructed according to our invention, with concentric rings of projecting rubbing-edges, as represented in Fig. l. It is provided on one side only With rubbing-edges, and at the back there is an elastic strap,under which the hand is passed for the convenience of holding the brush when in use.

It Will be obvious that a flesh-brush of this kind may be constructed with rubbing-surfaces on both sides, and with a handle arranged to be easilydetached or made so that it maybe turned over on either side, as may be required. It will also be obvious that brushes may be made of an oval, oblong, or other convenient form, and that instead of making the rubbing-surfaces of concentric rings they may be made in the form of a convolute commencing from the center of the brush. The rubbing-surfaces may also be made harder or softer, as may be desired, by altering or modifying the proportions of the ingredients of the india-rubber compound of which the brush is composed, or by the introduction of a greater or smaller proportion of gutta-percha or other ingredient.

Having thus described our invention, We claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent as an improved article of manufacture- A brush or scrubber having continuous concentric or convolute rubbing-edges, made as herein shown and described.

J OIIN A. FANSHAVVE. L. s] JAS. A. JAQUES. L. s]

Witnesses:

FRED WALKDEN, T. MoLAN, Clerks to Newton dc Son, GG Chancery Lome,

London.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6319332 *Jun 11, 1999Nov 20, 2001James Albert Gavney, Jr.Squeegee device and system
US6463619Jul 17, 2001Oct 15, 2002James Albert Gavney, Jr.Squeegee device and system
US6571417Jun 5, 2000Jun 3, 2003James Albert Gavney, Jr.Dentition cleaning device and system
US6658688Sep 17, 2002Dec 9, 2003James A. Gavney, Jr.Squeegee device and system
US6820299Mar 5, 2003Nov 23, 2004James A. Gavney, Jr.Dentition cleaning device and system
US6820300Aug 13, 2003Nov 23, 2004James A. Gavney, Jr.Squeegee device and system
US6865767Sep 19, 2001Mar 15, 2005James A. Gavney, Jr.Device with multi-structural contact elements
US6944903May 5, 2004Sep 20, 2005Gavney Jr James ADentition cleaning device and system
US7047589Oct 6, 2004May 23, 2006Gavney Jr James ADentition cleaning device and system
US7051394Jun 30, 2004May 30, 2006Gavney Jr James ADentition cleaning device and system
US7069615Jun 30, 2004Jul 4, 2006Gavney Jr James ASqueegee device and system
US7181799Oct 24, 2003Feb 27, 2007Eegee, LlcOral-care device and system
US7363675Sep 26, 2005Apr 29, 2008Gavney Jr James ASqueegee device and system
US7434288Aug 24, 2004Oct 14, 2008Gavney Jr James AOral care device with multi-structural contact elements
US7562411Aug 19, 2004Jul 21, 2009Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US7743448Aug 19, 2005Jun 29, 2010Gavney Jr James ADevice and system with moving squeegee fields
US7814603Mar 29, 2005Oct 19, 2010Gavney Jr James APowered toothbrush with polishing elements
US7814604Mar 14, 2005Oct 19, 2010Gavney Jr James ADevice with multi-structural contact elements
US7877833Jul 6, 2005Feb 1, 2011Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US7934284Feb 11, 2003May 3, 2011Braun GmbhToothbrushes
US7958589Jun 12, 2009Jun 14, 2011The Gillette CompanyToothbrushes
US7975339Jul 20, 2004Jul 12, 2011Gavney Jr James AAquatic scrubber
US8141194May 4, 2005Mar 27, 2012Gavney Jr James AAbsorbent structures with integrated contact elements
US8276231Dec 7, 2005Oct 2, 2012Gavney Jr James AOral-care device and system
US8276233Dec 3, 2004Oct 2, 2012Gavney Jr James AMulti-directional wiping elements and device using the same
US8695149Apr 1, 2011Apr 15, 2014Braun GmbhToothbrushes
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA46B2200/1066