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Publication numberUS790582 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1905
Filing dateJan 28, 1905
Priority dateJan 28, 1905
Publication numberUS 790582 A, US 790582A, US-A-790582, US790582 A, US790582A
InventorsAbbot Augustus Low
Original AssigneeAbbot Augustus Low
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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PATENTBD MAY 23, 1905.

No. 790,582. 1 A, A. LOW.


Patented May 23, 1905.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 790,582, dated May 23, 1905. Application filed January 28, 19Q5. Serial No. 243,136.

' which the following is a specification.

My improvements relate to the means of supporting brushes for use in connection with rece tacles for holding mucilage and other sem 'quid or fluid matter. Heretofore such brushes have been rigidly secured to lateral rests, usually in the form of annular flangesv or disks, which were utilized not only to support the brushes upon the mouths of the re-.

.ceptacles, but also to answer as covers for the latter. When thus secured permanently in position upon the cover or rest, the brush has obviously one length or degree of dip-0r penetration into the receptacle. If the dip is made to reach nearly to the bottom of thereceptacle, so as to be available in taking up and removing practically all of the contents of the receptacle, an undue and objectionable amount of material adheres to the brush and lower part of the handle while the receptacle is full, or nearly so, resulting in inconvenience and waste. If, on the other hand, the brush is made to penetrate only slightly into the receptacle, the latter has to be tilted or otherwise manipulated to effect the removal of the latter portion of the contents of the receptacle. In either case, especially when used for mucilage or like viscid semiliquid substances, clogging and smearing of parts is almost unavoidable, and more or less loss of time,labor, and material is involved in the use of the device. I obviate these objections'by my invention,whichconsists, essentially, in securing the lateral rest or sup orting flange or cover to the handle of the IE admit of its adjustment thereon longitudinally, so that the dip of the brush may be adjusted and regulated to a proper degree with relation to the level of the semifluid or liquid contents of the receptacle. By this means only the proper and requisite quantity may be taken up and removed by the brush, the smearing and waste of material avoided, and the use of the device rendered more cleanly and convenient in every particular.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is rush by means which applied to use upon other forms of receptacles.

and for any fluid or semifluid substance.

The'lateral rest or support a for the handle I) of the brush b in this case constitutes the cover of the receptacle 0, which contains the mucilage d. The rest or flange a is formed with the cylindrical portion a, fitting over the neck of the bottle, and With the collar or sleeve a for the reception of the handle b'of the brush. The cap is further formed with an integral portion extending within the flange or portion 0,, as seen clearly, to snugly embrace the brush-handle, and thus give it an extended bearing within the bottle. The

handle I) is held temporarily in any prescribed position in the sleeve (1 by any mechanical expedient, as by the set-screw 0 shown in the drawings, and I do not limit myself in this respect, since it is obvious that various devices and modifications may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and intent of my invention. illustrated in the drawings, the dip of the brush 1) may be regulated with relation to the level of the contents of the receptacle, since it is obvious that the brush may be adjusted to any position intermediate between the two shown.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A brush-holder comprising a cap with depending flange to embrace the neck of a bottle, a sleeve rising from said cap, and integral means extending within said depending portion to closely embrace the handle of a brush, and means carried by said sleeve for adjustably holding said brush-handle within said sleeve.




By this means, 'as'

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Cooperative ClassificationA45D34/045