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Publication numberUS376540 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1888
Filing dateJun 27, 1887
Publication numberUS 376540 A, US 376540A, US-A-376540, US376540 A, US376540A
InventorsJames Mcquide
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
James mcquide
US 376540 A
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No. 376,540. Patent'ed JaJn. 17. 1888.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 376,540, dated January 17, 1888.

v Application filed June 27, 1887. Serial No. 242,623. (No model.)

I To ciZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JAMES MoQUIDE, of the village of'Lansingburg, county of Rensselaer, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Paint-Brushes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a method of constructing and arranging a brush-handle to receive and retain the bristles producing the brush.

My invention has for its object the cheaping turned on its exterior a series of well-de fined encircling ribs adapted to receive and retain within the spaces between the ribs a binding-coat of paint or cement thereat.

Accompanying this specification to form a part of it there is a sheet of drawings containing two figures illustrating my invention, with the same designation of parts by letter reference used in both ofthem.

Of these illustrations, Figure 1 is a perspective of a sash-brush containing my invention, and Fig. 2 is a central and longitudinal vertical section of that part of the brushhandle containing my invention.

The several parts of the brush thus illustrated are designated by letter-reference, and the function of the parts is described as fol lows:

The letter H designates the handle, which is of the usual form, and S a swell formed exteriorly on that end of the brush whereat the handle is cored out at O to receive the bristles. This swell in the handle tapers in reducing diameter from its center to where it joins the handle proper, and also to the end where the bristles B pass from the core, and upon the outer surface of this swell there are turned thereon the well-defined ribs R. The function of this ribbed swell S, or thickened-up part of the handle at the brush end, is to stiffen the wood thereat, and also to utilize thereat the ribs R, which, when painted or covered with cement of any resinoid kind, serve to securely hold the bristles in position and keep the wood in place. Each of the spaces a between the ribs, on receiving a coat of paint or cement flowed therein, forms a binding-ring upon the wood thereat, which serves to keep it in place where encircling the bristles, as indicated at P, and prevents the wood from splitting. By thus using a series of rings so painted, the brush is made lighter and more easy to handle.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-

The combination, with a brush-handle made with the usual cored-out end to receive the bristles, of the swell S, made thereon to encircle said cored-out part, said swell being made with the well-defined encircling-ribs R,

and a coating of paint or cement applied to said ribs, substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.

Signed at Troy, New York, this 23d day of April, 1887, and in the presence of the two wit iesses whose names are hereto written.




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Cooperative ClassificationA46B5/02