US 450041 A
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, UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THOMAS RUSSELL, OF FORT DOUGLAS, UTAH TERRITORY.
COMBINED HANDLE AND BRUSH.
SPECIFICATION foimng part of Letters Patent No. 450,041, dated April 7, 1891.
Application led September 18, 1890. Serial No. 365,327. (No model.)
To a/ZZ whom-t may concern:
Be it known that I, THOMAS RUSSELL, of
y Fort Douglas, in the county ot Salt Lake and y ing clothes, shoes, hats, tbc.; and the object of my invention is to produce a handle that may be easily applied to any of the objects mentioned above, and which is constructed in such a manner that the brush may be easily and safely secured therein and as easily removed when desired.
The invention will be hereinafter fully described, and then pointed out in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure l is a broken side elevation of a cane provided with aV handle and brush embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged longitudinal section through the upper portion of the cane and handle, showing the manner in which the brush is held within the latter; and Fig. 3 is an enlarged longitudinal. section through the cane and handle, showing the brush and a portion of the handle removed.
I have shown the handle and brush embodying my invention applied to a cane; but it may be applied to any light-handled article, if desired.
The handle A is attached to the upper end of a cane B, the cane having a reduced upper end B to enter the lower end of the handle, andthe handle is secured to the cane by means of the screws b, which extend through perforations in the lower portion of the handle and into the reduced end of the cane.
The handle A is hollow and comprises a central body portion A', which is internally screw-threaded atits lower end, as shown at ce, and externally at its upper end, as shown at a', a reduced lower portion A2, adapted to tit the reduced upper end ot the cane B, the up- 'liandle and into the brush-body.
per end of said portion being externally screw-threaded to fit the internal screw-thread of the central portion A', and an upper portion A3, whichis internally screw-threaded at its lower end to tit the external screw-thread of the central portion A', and which is flared slightly at its upper end and provided with a convex top o2, which is shaped to tit easily within the hand.
The brush-body C fits nicely within the central portion A' of the handle A, and is held in place therein by means of the screws c,which extend through the central portion of the The brush is provided with bristles C of the usual kind, which extend upward into the top portion AS of the handle, and the bristle part ot the brush should be made in relation to the top ot the handle, so that it will fit nicely within the same.
' IVhen the brush is to be used, the t'op A3 is unscr'ewed frppi the central portion A of the handle A, thus exposing the brush, and, it' desired, the central portion A' maybe unsorewed from the lower portion A2 of the handle, so that the central portion A' will form a handle for the brush and the brush may be very conveniently used.
In Fig. 3 I have lshown the cane-handle with the brush andthe central portion A' of the handle removed and with the top portion A2 screwed directly upon the lower portion A2 of the handle. A receptacle is thus formed within the handle which affords a sate and convenient place for carrying checks, banknotes, articles of jewelry, or other small articles of value.
I have shown and described a cane-handle of peculiar form, and the handle shownl find to be a convenient onejbut the form is not material, and it may be made in any desired shape so long as it has the sectional parts described and is made hollow to receive the brush.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patenty A handle for canes, dsc., comprising the lower section or band A2, open at both ends and screw-threaded at its upper end, the middle section A', screw-threaded at both ends and provided with a brush projecting from IOO Y its upper end, and the top section A3, closed at its upper end, inelosing the brush and screwed at; its lower end onto the upper end of the middle sect-ion, the lower ends of Jche bottom section A being` adapted 1o receive the handle end of a cane, umbrella, or other article, and the lower end of the top section being adapted to sorewonto the upper end of the lower Section when the middle section and the brush are removed, substantially as Set ro forth.
CHARLES HENRY REILLEY, GEORGE W. MILLER.