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Publication numberUS865860 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1907
Filing dateMar 19, 1906
Priority dateMar 19, 1906
Publication numberUS 865860 A, US 865860A, US-A-865860, US865860 A, US865860A
InventorsCharles D Brown
Original AssigneeCharles D Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 865860 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 10, 1907.

Application filed March 19, 1906. Serial No. 306,870-

tTos. all whom it may concern:

I Be it known that I CHARLES D. BROWN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pipe-Cleaners, and I do hereby declare the following to .be a full, clear,

i andexact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. I

My invention relates to improvements in pipe clean- A' "Y ers, and the object of my invention is to produce a simple device for this purpose which may-be applied either to the bowl or to the stem of a pipe", and to an ordinary faucet. 'Y

With this object in view my invention consists in the construction hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side view of my invention, showing the same in actual use for cleaning a pipe; Fig. '2 is a cross section ofthe cleaner h- -itselfg and Fig. 3 is a view, partly in Cross section, showing the cleaner as applied tothe stem or mouth-piece of a pipe.

The pipe cleaner proper consists of a tube a perforated, as shown at b, and preferably made of rubber. At

one end the pipe is enlarged, as shown at c, and the pcrl oration is also enlarged, as shown at rl, so that it may be easily slipped over the end of a faucet c. The end of the cleaner is thickened and made conical in shape, as shown at f, and the perforation at this end is enlarged into a conical perforation, as shown at g, the conical perforation being oppositely arranged in relation to the conical part of the cleaner f. h represents a pipe and 'i the mouth piece thereof.

The pipe cleaner beingslpped over the end of a faucet, `tl1e enlarged end is slipped into the bowl of the pipe, as shown in Fig. l. `The water then being turned on rims through the pipe and out of the stem thereoj, thereby cleaning'tlhe pipe. AIf desired, instead of i11- serting the cleaner int the bowl of the pipe, the mouthpiece of the pipe may be inserted into the perforation g of the cleaner, as shown in IFig.' 3, and the water will thenflow through thegstem of the pipe and out through the bowl. 1 r i I Either cold Water, hot water, or steam may be used as the cleansing agent. y

'Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A pipe cleaner'l consisting o f a rubber tube with e11- largevd ends, the bore of said pipe being enlargedat both ends and cylindrical at one end, a'ndconical at the other, :ind one end ol the tube terminating in an enlarged conical lportion, suhstantiall)Y as described.

2. A pipecleaner, composed of a single tubular piece of ruhher having enlarged ends, one of Said ends having an enlarged bore adapted to` fit ovena faucet, and the other ot said ends being conical and adapted to fit into the bore of a pipe, said second-named end having a attened bore adapted to receive the -mouth-pieceof a pipe, substi'al-ly :is described. 2

ln testimony whereof, l ail'lx mysignature, in presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses: l

Ful-:n C. WI Siaiirifnnn, .1 .Tam-1s MeAULIFFn.-

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Cooperative ClassificationF16L37/48