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Publication numberUS907850 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1908
Filing dateApr 20, 1908
Priority dateApr 20, 1908
Publication numberUS 907850 A, US 907850A, US-A-907850, US907850 A, US907850A
InventorsJohn Thomas Mountford
Original AssigneeJohn Thomas Mountford
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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gvwentoz Patented Deo. 29,


`Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dee. 29, 1908.

Applcatoniled April 20, 1998. Serial No. 228,099.

To all whom it may concern: l

Y Be it known that l, Jenn THOMAS MOUNT- ironi), a citizen of the United States of America, residing at East Liverpool; in the county of Columbiana and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improve-l ments in Foontain-Trushes7 of which the following e specification, reference being l ad thereinl to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to a fountain brush particularly designed for decorating` china l.vare and the like.

The primary object of my inventionis to provide a brush or marking device with the reservoir for sup lying paint, ink or a mark'- ing fluid to the bristles of a brush, whereby the niarkingdevice can be conveniently used to quickly decorate ware.

A further object of my invention is to pro- .vide aisiinple, and inexpensive marking device having a'reservoirserving functionally "as a handle, thereseiivoir being easily filled and the contents thereof fed to the device as the contents are consumed in marking articles.

@With the above and other objects in View which will readily appear as the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of 'parts to be presently described and. then. specifically pointed .out in the appended claim.

In the drawings, Figure 1, is an elevation A of a marking device constructed in accordance withymy invention, Fig. 2 is a longitudi- "nal sectionallview ofv the saine, Fig. 3 is an elevation of a fountain brush constructed in aocordance with my invention, and 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the saine.

l In the accompanying drawings i designates/a tube or cylinder havingeach eiid.

thereof provided with a peripheral ribor enlargement 2. This tube or cylinder can be made of glass or any suitable non-corrosive material. v

Upon the lower end of the tube 1 is mounted a flexible and compressible feeding device 3 of a bulb like forni, somethingr siniilai to an ordinary rubber nipple. The com pressible device 3 can be constructed of rubber and. at its lower end is provided with a small opening;1 el, through which extends :i portion 5 of a sponge 6 located in the device 3 for retaining?y and. controlling the ilow of the contents freni the tube or cylindcrl. The up- .per end of the tube or cylinder l is closed by a flexible can 7, 'which is removed to place paint or ink within the tube or cylinder 1.

In F 3 and 4 of the drawings, l have illustrated the sponge 6 within the compressible device 3 as provided with a brush S coinposed of hair-like bristles, this brush being used for line decorations, where the blunt portion 5 of the. sponge G cfuld not be conveiiiently used.

The operator 'of the marking device or brush simply presses upon the feeding device 3 when the quantity of the contents of the tube 'l is to be su i )lied tothe lJortion 5 ofthe l l l s Jonge or the brush 8 thereo The flow of the paint or inl: can be controlled to a nicety and none of the paint or ink wasted when the marking device is not being used.

Having; now described my invention what I claim as new, is;

A brush of the type described comprising a' tube constituting a reservoir, a removable cap` carried by one end thereof, and a coni- .pressible feeding device carried bythe o posite end iereof, the said compressible eeding device projecting beyond the end of the tube and forming a liquid receiving chamber, said feeding device provided in its outer end with a feed opening,"and an absorbent ma terial within said feeding filling the chamber thereof andiacting to nor.- nially close the feed opening.

In testimony whereof I afliX my signature .in the presence of two witnesses.

JOHN 'liOMAS MOUNTFORD. l/Vitnesses y Ci-iAs. Snorn, ELMER SMITH.

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Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0041