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‘- June 28,.‘ 1938.
. iled ‘Jan. 9, 1935
Patented June 28, 1938
Olin C’. Creighton, Akron, Ohio, assignor to The
Kristee Manufacturing Company, Akron, Ohio,
a corporation of Ohio
Application January 9, 1935, Serial No. 1,013
1 Claim. (01. 15—244)
This invention relates to brushes and more
posed on the brushing surfaces. These openings
particularly to an improvement in clothes
brushes, and has for its primary object to pro
ing surface and at the same time afford means
vide a clothes brush which is simple in con
struction, inexpensive to manufacture and e?i
cient in use.
A further object of the invention resides in
providing a clothes brush having a brushing
surface of porous rubber material having ad
10 vantageous inherent qualities not found in
standard types of hair or bristle brushes.
With the objects above indicated and other
objects hereinafter explained in view, the in
vention consists in the construction and combi
nation of elements hereinafter described and
Referring to the drawing,
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a clothes
brush embodying the present invention;
Figure 2 is a vertical, transverse, sectional
view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a horizontal, transverse, sectional
view taken on line 3—3 of Figure 1; and
Figure 4 is a side elevational view of a modi
?ed form of clothes brush embodying the in
In the drawing, a clothes brush embodying
the invention is illustrated and indicated gen
erally by the numeral ill. The brush has a
handle ll preferably of wood, in one end of
which is an axial bore l2. A frame i3 is provided
preferably consisting of a single piece of wire
bent to form a rectangular outer portion I4,
the free ends being brought together at the bot
tom to provide a lateral extension [5 which is
secured within the bore l2. This wire frame
may be substantially rigid or it may be formed of
resilient wire which will give slightly when the
brush is being used, but which will return to its
40 normal position.
A porous rubber covering is provided as a
brushing surface and preferably consists .of
sponge rubber. Two half sections iii are formed
to the desired shape, theoutside dimension be
45 ing greater than the outside dimension of the
rectangular outer portion of the frame.
inner adjacent surfaces of the sections are pro
vided with a skin I‘! and are cemented or other
wise secured together with the frame disposed
50 therebetween as shown in Figures 1 and 2. The
outer surfaces of the sponge rubber sections are
in cut section to expose the cellular or porous
surface which is used for brushing. A plurality
of openings l8 are provided which extend trans
55 versely through the half sections l6 being ex
assist in increasing the efficiency of the brush
by which the brush will more rapidly dry after
having been washed.
The opening in the frame I3 is of such size as
to permit the rubber sections to ?ex therebe
tween to conform to the contour of the surface
being brushed. Furthermore the rubber sections
extend beyond the frame to permit ?exing, the
frame being sumciently rigid to offer resistance
during the brushing operations.
In Figure 4 a modi?ed form is shown where
in the frame is made of wire such as shown in
Figure 2, but is permanently bent arcuately in 15
This construction has some advan
tages during brushing by presenting a curved
brushing surface to the object being brushed.
The brush embodying the invention as illus
trated has several important features. As the
clothing is brushed, the cells of the sponge rub
ber alternately close and open, tending to suck
out the dirt by vacuum, and surface dirt is
brushed away. The brush may be cleaned by
rinsing in clear water, squeezing out the surplus
water and hanging up until dry. The brushing
is best effected by drawing over the clothing
as distinguished from the “whipping” action of
other types of brushes.
While I have described the preferred embodi
ments of the invention, it should be understood
that I am not to be limited thereto inasmuch
as changes and modi?cations may be resorted to
without departing from the spirit of the inven
tion as de?ned in the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
A clothes brush comprising a frame member
formed from a single piece of wire bent to pro
vide‘ an opening in the frame, the ends of the
wire extending outwardly of the frame to pro 40
vide a handle receiving portion, and a pair of
shaped sponge rubber sections having inner skin
surfaces secured in abutting relation with said
frame member therebetween, said sections being
of larger size than said frame and said opening
in the latter being of a size that will allow ?ex
ing of the rubber sections through said opening
in conformance with irregular contours of a
surface being brushed, said sections having a plu
rality of openings extending transversely there
through with respect to the brushing faces and
said openings lying wholly within the extremi
ties of the frame opening.
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