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Publication numberUS655833 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1900
Filing dateFeb 16, 1900
Priority dateFeb 16, 1900
Publication numberUS 655833 A, US 655833A, US-A-655833, US655833 A, US655833A
InventorsLeonhard Roth
Original AssigneeLeonhard Roth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 655833 A
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Patented Aug. l4, I900. L. ROTH.

B R US H [Application filed Feb. 16, 1900.)

(No Model.)



A ENT Orrich.



SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters .Patent No. 655,833, dated August 14, 1906. Application filed Februarylfi, 1900. Serial No. 5,496. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEONHARD ROTH,cl1em* ist, of Oanth, in the Province of Silesia, Germany, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brushes; and I declare that the following is a full and clear description of the same.

It is the object of my invention to provide a brush in which the bristles will be held in such a manner as to permit the bristles to be separated for cleaning.

The features of structure and arrangement of which my invention consists will be described hereinafter and pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front view showing the parts of the brush separated and with some of the bristle-holders moved out of their normal position. Fig. 2 is a sectional view showing the parts of the brush in closed position.

The brush comprises two parts a b, which are pivoted together at w. The parts a and b are provided with bristles cl at their edges. The part b is in the form of an open frame, and it carries removably a rod 0, extending along one side of the part and carrying pivotally a series of bars e, arranged side by side and having bristles d secured thereto. The part a has arim a and a back board or piece a The edge of the rim a, is undercut on an incline or beveled, while the upper edge of the piece I) is correspondingly beveled. The ends of the bars e are also beveled. WVhen the parts are in closed position, as in Fig. 2, the beveled edges form a lock which will hold the bars or rods e from turning on the rod 0; but when the parts Ct 19 are separated, as in Fig. 1, the bars e may be turned on the rod 0, and thus each row of bristles may be exposed for cleaning purposes. The parts a b are provided with handles 7t, by which they may be operated, and a catch 9 may be used to keep the parts closed. This catch has a narrow shank portion with laterally-projecting shoulders g The opposite handle his provided with a slotted end, forming shoulders g to engage the shoulders 9 I claim-- 1. In combination in a brush, two parts adapted to be separated by a movement edge wise,one part carrying a series of bristle-holders which may be moved to expose the bristles when the two parts are separated, the said bristles being exposed for use when the two parts of the holder are together, substantially as described.

2. In combination in a brush, the two parts a and l), movably connected together, the bristles at their edges, a rod 0 carried by one part and a series of bars 6 carrying bristles and supported on the said rod a, substantially as described.

3. In combination, the two brush parts, separable by a movement edgewise in relation to each other, one part of which has the beveled rim, and the bristle-carrying bars movably held by the other part and having beveled ends to lock with the beveled rim when the parts are closed, the said bristles being exposed for use when the two parts of the holder are together, substantially as described.

- 4. In combination, the two parts, oz, 2), pivoted together and having the arms h, a catch 9, to hold the arms together and the bristlesupporting bars carried by one part and movably connected thereto, substantially as described.

5. In combination, the two parts, adapted to be separated by a movement edgewise, one of which has a locking-rim, and a back piece, and the other part is in the form of an open frame, and a series of bristle-carrying bars carried movably thereby and adapted to engage and be locked in position by the locking-rim, the said bristles being exposed for use when the two parts of the holder are together, substantially as described.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two witnesses.



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