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No* 403,542. Patented May 21, 1889..
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES LOONEN, OF PARIS, FRANCE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 403,542, dated May 21, 1889.
Application filed January 3, 1889. Serial No. 295,272. (No model.) Patented in France November 2, 1888, No. 180,831.
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES LooNEN, a citizen of France, residing at Paris, France, have invented new and useful Improvements in Brushes, (for which I have obtained Letters Patent in France, dated November 2, 1888, and numbered 180,83L) of which the following is a specification'.
This invention relates to an improvement in brushes, by means of which the base of the bristles or tufts can be easily kept dry and preserved from decay, as set forth in the following' specification and claims, and illustratcd in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a face view of a brush with the bristles removed. Fig. 2 is a rear view of a brush. Fig. 3 is a section along the line oc 0c, Fig. 2. Fig. 4f is a section along the line y y, Fig. 2.
which collects at the bottom of the tutt-receiving holes to escape or be removed, and in case the brush is moist-cned by use, as is the case with such brushes as scrubbing-brushes or tooth-brushes, any moisture which collects at the bottom of the tutt-receiving holes will drain ott or evaporate through the openings E. The tuft-receivin g holes can thus be readily kept dry and clean, and the thread or wire D, as well as the portions of the tufts which rest in the holes C, can be prevented from becoming foul or rotten. The openings E are of smaller diameter than the tutt-receiving holes, so that the tufts cannot slip through the openings.
I do not claim a brush having its stock provided with perforations communicating with the spaces between the tufts.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
I. As a new article of manufacture,a brush