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Publication numberUS832498 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1906
Filing dateMay 31, 1905
Priority dateMay 31, 1905
Publication numberUS 832498 A, US 832498A, US-A-832498, US832498 A, US832498A
InventorsSamuel B Mchenry
Original AssigneeSamuel B Mchenry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 832498 A
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Nb.832,493. I Y PATENTED-OOTJ, 1906.




pertains to make PATENT DFFICE.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Got. 2, 1906.

Application filed May 81, 1905. Serial No. 263,029.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it lmown' that I, SAMUEL B. MQHENRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brushes; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it apand use the same, reference eing had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to brushes, and has for its object to provide a device of this class which is extremely simple in its construction, cheap to manufacture, clean, and sanitary.

With this object in view my invention con.- sists 1n the novel construction of the brush. and in the handle of same.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of abrush designed particularly for washing bottles. Fig. 2 is an edge view of end of brush. Fig. 3 is a top lan view. Fig. 4 is an elevation of wire candle. Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken on 5 5 of Flg. 4. Fig. 6 is an elevation of brush to be used for clothes, hats, &c. Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view of inner end of wooden handle; and Fig. 8 is a perspective view of end of wire frame in the construction shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3.

Like numerals of reference indicate the same parts throughout the several figures, in which 1 indicates the brush, which, as shown in Fig. 1, comprises the frame 2 and handle 21, and, as shown, the frame is composed of four strands of wire twisted spirally, the bristles 4 being laid between the wire efore twisting same, thus forming the spiral brush.

Referring particularly to Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 8, it viill'be seen that the end of the frame 2 is formed into a loop 5, and referring to Fig. 2 it will be seen that a bolt (3 is passed through said loop, and two disks or washers 7 are employed to hold the bristles in position, this construction causing the bristles to radiate from the center of the loop 5 and to .lie at substantially right angles to the bristles in the spirally-twisted frame, which bristles in the loop are then trimmed to form substantially a square, as shown in Fig. 1. This construc- LiOlil of brush is particularly adapted to wash bottles, the square end s and corners E) cll'ectually cleaning the bottom of the bottle, whic is practically impossible to reach with an ordinary brush.

Referring now to Figs. 6 and 7 itis seen that the handle 3 is provided with two converging holes 10, arranged to receive the ends 11 of the frame 2, and in Fig. 7, which illustrates the grain of the wood, it will be seen that said holes 10 are bored diagonally across the grain, which construction obviates the of the handle to split and makes it a much smaller and lighter andle than wou d be possible were the holes bored wit-lithe grain, for the reason that the ends 11. of the frame 2 must fit snugly within the said holes, and when in use the said ends have a tendency to split the handle if the holes are bored with the grain. By reason of this construction increased rigidity and stifftendency possible to employ ness is imparted to the brush in such manner that there is little or no tendency'of the wire frame. to twist while using the brush.

In Figs. 4 and 5 a slight modification is shown, inasmuch as the frame 2 also forms the handle, a metal tie/12 being employed to strengthen the same and to cover the two ends of the wire forming the frame or handle, the mint of joining the two ends being shown by dotted line in Fig. 4. f

Having thus fully described the several parts of my invention, its operation is of course. obvious, and brushes can be made of any size for all purposes, and any kind or qualitv of hair, bristles, or threads can be em- )loyed i)( made in the ct'instruction whichwould fall within the limit and scope ofmy invention I consider myself ('lcarly entitled to all such changes and modifi ations.

I What 1 claim' as my invention, and desire to secure by liettcrs Patent of the United States, is Y 1. A brush having a frame comprising a wire bent back i ion itself and twisted spirally, a suitable larush material inter )osed between said sprially-twistcd wire sai wire forming a loop at the end thereof, a suitable brush material passed through said loop and l means associated with said loop to engage the l brush material in said loop to hold said matel rial in the loop, substantially as described.

\ '2. A brush having a frame comprising a wire twisted s iirall ,'a suitable brush mate rial interposed between said spirally-twisted wire, said spirally-twisted wire, forming a loop at the end thereof, a suitable brush maand while various slight changes may aerial carried in said loop, Washers associated with said loop and arranged to en ege'the brush material in, said loop to hold t e brush material in position and to cause the material 5 to radiate from said loop, substantially as described.

3. A brush comprising a frame, suitable brush material spirally arranged thereon, a handle havinglioles therein converging "to- IO w ard their bottoms, the ends of'said frame sesame converging and arranged to enter said hoiW in said. handle, wherebyincreased rigidity and stiffness is imparted to said handle, substentielly as described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature 15 in presence of two Witnesses. I v


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International ClassificationA46B3/18
Cooperative ClassificationA46B3/18
European ClassificationA46B3/18