US RE12067 E
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A UNITED STATES l.PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN I. WIENS, OF MILVAUKEE, '\VISCNSIN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Reissued Letters Patent No. 12,67, dated December 23, 1.902.
Original No. 650,577, dated May 29,1900., Application for reissue filed March 13, 1902. Serial' No. 98,110.'
To all whom it may concern.
Beit known that I, JOHN P. WIENs, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Brushes, of which the following is a description,` reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which are a part of this specification.
My invention relates to that class of brushes in'which a series of absorbent. tufts are bordered by nou-absorbent tufts, it being customary to make the absorbent tufts from palma ber and the non-absorbent tufts from tampico fiber, both of these fibers being materials of commonknowledge to brush-makers. Brushes of this kind are utilized with a more o r less volatile oil, such as kerosene or gasolene, applied to the .absorbent tufts in suicieut quantity to saturate the same.
Heretofore in the class of brushes above set forth it has been necessary from time to time to pour the kerosene or gasolene or other volatile eil upon the absorbent tufts to saturate the same. This is open to objection, in-
asmuch as it is necessary under such arr'auge-- ment to frequentlyinspect the brush in order to ses that the proper amount of oil remains on the absorbent tufts, and it is also necessary, of course, to frequently pour a fresh supply of oil thereon. f,
It is'ihe objectof my invention to provide a construction wherein the kerosene or gasolleue or other volatile oil is automatically fed from an oilreceptacle carried bythe brush' to the absorbent tufts, the said absorbent tufts bei? g exposed to the supply of oil, while the non-absorbent ibordering tufts are 'unexposed to the oil.
With the above primary object in view the invention consists iii certain peculiarities in construction and combination of parts hereinafter particularly set forth with reference to the accompanying' drawings and subse-v' quently claimed. t
1u the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a vertical longitudinal section of my improved brush ou the plane indicated by the line 1 1' of thesucceeding iigure. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the brush-back with the top thereof removed, and Fig. 3 is a transverse sectioneoi.I the brush on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1. Referring by letter to the drawings. A indicates a back-section having a multiplicity of vsockets in which tufts B C are wiredrawn, this operation being common practice in the vart of brush-makingand while I show an al1- wiredrawn brush it is within the scope of my invention to utilize a brush in which some, it not al1, the tufts are otherwise secured in the sockets with which the back is provided, as is also common practice in said art. The tufts B of the brush are of palma'fiber or other suitable absorbent material, and the 4 its center, and cut in the latter back-section is a channel c, connecting said recesses. For other than an all-wire drawn brush itis obvious that the back may be in one piece thick enough to provide for the recesses and their connecting-channel.
Perforations d in the bottom of the brushback register with exposed butts 'of the' absorbent tufts B. The perforations in the butts of the non-absorbent bordering tufts C, however, are not in register with the oilsupply, as clearly shown. The back of the brush may be provided with a cover E, that is made oil-tight thereon, and has a port e, through which oil is introducedto find its way to said tuft-butts when the brush is in working position, a suitable closure`for the port being also provided. As herein shown, a flanged nozzle f is m-ade fast in a countersink of the oil-port and provided with ascrewcap g, the latter serving as a closure that may be adjusted toregulate the gravity iiow of the oilto the absorbent tufts of the brush in accordance with the amount of air admitted through said nozzle.
The brush-back and its co'veljE being preferably of wood, said cover is set on with o'il- .proof cement h, and wherever there is ex.-
posure of the wood to oil a coating of likeidement is applied to render' said wood imper' vious to the oil, it being especially desirable that the bottom of the hollowed-out portion of the brush-back should be so coated.
The covered brush-back is provided with a IOO vsocket for a handle F, and a triangularly-bent l Y wire stay G, connected to said back and the brush during a sweeping operation, and
handle, serves aS a fender ift?? 13@ blllSh- In practice the .oil supplied t@ the brush saturates the absorbent 'tufts ci the sam@ 'L0 meisten and lay the dust dliiirb by utilizing a reservoir-back as part of said brush l thereis automatic feed of said oil, the latter being poured into the reservoir from time to time, as may be necessary, thefeed being regulated according to conditions under which the aforesaid brush isemployed. When not in use, the brush is placed so as to have its tnftsuppermost," and the nozzle-cap is .screwed tight to., prevent escape of oil from lthe reservoir. A
Having thus described my invention, what Iclaim as new, and desire t0 secure by Letters Patent, isv vl. A brush comprising absorbent t\ift,and having a. wooden back' provided with upper recesses connected by a channeland also pro vided with ,bottoni passages leading Vfrom the -recesses tosaid tufts, a back-cover, oil'proof cement intermediate of the back'and cover, simil-ar cement' applied to the recessed and channeled interior of said back, an oil-inlet in .register with one of the'back-recesses, and
a. closure forthe' inlet.,
2. Ar brush comprising absorbent tufts and havin g a recessed wooden back provided with bottom passages leading from its Arecessed portion to said' tufts, a back-cover, oil-proof cement intermediate ofthe back and cover, simivlar cement applied to the recessed portion of said" back, an oil-inlet in register with said recessed portion of the aforesaid back, and a` closure for the inlet'.v v Y l 3. A dustless sweeping-brush, comprising a back'provided with an4 oil-receptacle, tufts of absorbent material secured in the back and having their inner ends exposed t-o the oil in the receptacle, non-absorbent tufts adjacent;`
to the absorbent tufts, and having their inner ends secu-red tothe back but non-exposed tufts only, and means for automatically feeding said oil from the receptacle tov the ab sorbent tufts.
L A dustless sweeping-brush comprisinga' lback having an oil-recess therein, with aper- 'tures leading downwardly from the recess through the brush-back, tufts of absorbent material secured in the apertures'and exposed to the cil in the recess, non-absorbent tufts adjacent tothe absorbent tu-fts and having their inner ends secu red tothe back but nonexposed to the oil in the recess, whereby thev oil vis fed from the recess to the absorbent tufts only, and means for automatically feedto said o'il in the recess, and lmeans for autoniatically feeding the oil from the recessie the absorben-ttufts only.
6. A dustless sweeping-brush having a recessed back, the bottom of said recess having a series of oil-passages leading therefrom, but
the surface of said bottom ofv the recessbey ing otherwiseimpervious to the ,passage of oil therethrough, absorbentA and non-absorbent tufts secured to the back, the oil-passages extending from the oil-recesses leading onlyT to the'absrbent tufts, and the impervious character ofthe bottom of the oilrecess preventing auy'of the oil in saidrecess from 'pass-v ing from the recess to the non-absorbent tufts,l and means for automatically feeding oil from the oil-recess through the oil-passages and to the absorbent tufts only.
In testimony whereof I aiiix lny signature in presence of tw'o witnesses. 1
' JOHN P. WIENS.-
A VL. MoRsELL,
- to theoii in the receptacle, whereby theo'il is fed from the receptacle to the absorbent ANNA V. FAUsT.