Braun, Wettberg & Co
This invention relates generally to brushes, more significantly to hair or wig brushes suitable for the cleaning, grooming, teasing, styling, and so on. of synthetic and natural hair items, toupees, wigs, “falls” and similar articles.
The brush of this invention gives means for flexibility anchoring a plurality of metallic bristles and further offers an air house for cushioning the bristles. The brush constructed in accordance with the invention is fabricated from a frame member having an elongated aperture. A pliable cushioning material having a plurality of metallic bristles anchored therein is secured within stated aperture via a convex forming piece. An air house is also formed between the cushioning material and the forming piece.
The wig brushes presently in use and customarily related to the brush of this invention are often constructed with a brush frame member having an oval recessed portion into which a cushioning materials containing a plurality of bristles is adhesively set. The cushioning materials is generally of a barely larger dimension than the recessed space and a portion of the cushioning materials will consequently “bulge” or prolong outwardly in a curved contour to offer an air cushion directly under the cushioning materials and between the cushioning material and the recessed brush frame. This kind of brush building requires extra time consuming manufacturing steps or operations and has consequently proven to be a less economical method of manufacture. Furthermore, the recessed area into which the cushioning materials is adhesively set should be enough in measurement to facilitate the insertion of the cushioning material; consequently, the dimension of the prior art brushes was partly managed and decided by the dimension of the mentioned recessed area. In contrast, the wig brush of the present invention utilizes a different technique of development whereby a relatively narrow, elongated aperture is offered by means of the body member and the cushioning materials is inserted into and retained within the aperture by the use of a convex forming piece. The wig brush, when constructed in accordance with this method will be of smaller total dimensions and in reality narrow sufficient to be conveniently carried in a lady’s purse, small pocketbook or different carrying case.
The wig brush of the present invention encompasses a pliable cushioning materials, preferably rubber or rubberlike fabric, for flexibly anchoring a plurality of metallic brush bristles. The cushioning material is retained within an elongated aperture within the brush frame by way of a convex forming piece. The forming piece in flip will flex the cushioning material so that it’s going to assume a curved contour extending outwardly from the aperture and can thereby outline an air space between same and the convex surface of the forming piece. The air area thus formed offers an air cushion for elastically seating the cushioning material throughout the aperture. The general dimensions of the brush bristles will be managed 100 real human hair extension and will likely be decided by the scale and form of the aperture. It ought to therefore be obvious that the wig brush of this invention may be constructed to a conveniently small or slim shape. The utilization of this aperture together with a convex forming piece for securely holding the cushioning material throughout the aperture thus facilitates manufacture and offers for extra economical manufacturing of the wig brushes.
It’s subsequently an object of the current invention to supply a wig brush incorporating a pliable cushioning materials of the general character described herein.
Particularly it is an object of the instant invention to provide a wig brush having a pliable cushioning materials for anchoring a plurality of metallic brush bristles, and for offering versatile support for the bristles.
It’s an extra object of this invention to supply a wig brush having a convex forming piece for firmly securing the pliable cushioning materials within an elongated aperture and for additional defining an air space between the forming piece and the cushioning materials.
One other object of this invention is to supply a wig brush wherein the general size dimension of the cushioning materials is roughly 4 times the width dimension thus offering a brush having a comparatively slim form and suitable for carrying within a purse.
The above and different objects, 100 real human hair extension options and benefits of the current invention will probably be obvious from the next description of the popular embodiment thought-about in reference to the accompanying drawings.
Within the accompanying drawings, in which are proven some of the various potential embodiments of the invention:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the wig brush of this invention exhibiting the handle portion and the plurality of metallic brush bristles extending from the cushioning material mounted in the elongated aperture.
FIG. 2 is a sectional view to a barely enlarged scale, taken alongside line 2–2 of FIG. 1 and reveals the main points of the style wherein the metallic bristles are anchored within the cushioning materials and additional illustrates the convex forming piece snap match throughout the aperture and offering an air space between the cushioning materials.
FIG. Three is a cross-sectional view taken alongside line 3–3 of FIG. 2 and shows the curved contour assumed by the cushioning material and the overall configuration and shaping of the metallic bristles.
FIG. Four illustrates the manner in which the wig brush of this invention is assembled wherein the cushioning materials containing the metallic bristles is firmly secured inside the peripheral lip surrounding the aperture and is held in this position by the use of the snap fitting convex forming piece.
Referring now intimately to the drawings, the reference numeral 10 denotes usually the wig brush of the present invention. The wig brush 10 is comprised of a body member 12 having a handle portion 14 at one finish thereof and defining an elongated aperture sixteen at the opposite end thereof. The body member 12 is preferably made from a artificial plastic material; however, metal, hard rubber or wooden fiber frames could also be equally as efficient. A plurality of brush bristles 18 are anchored inside a pliable cushioning materials 20. The cushioning materials 20 is preferably product of rubber or rubberlike substance which could also be simply flexed or stretched to a desired curved contour and but will yieldingly safe the person bristles mounted therein.
The elongated aperture 16 is surrounded by a peripheral lip portion 22 particularly designed to interact and retain the pliable cushioning materials 20 throughout the aperture as can be further described in greater detail herein. The individual bristles 18 are ideally product of a metallic substance for elevated durability. Nonetheless, other appropriate substances akin to stiff animal hair, nylon, etc. might also be utilized. The bristles 18 are mounted inside the cushioning materials 20, and securely seated therein by protuberances or studs 24 projecting from the tip of the bristles 18. The studs 24 stop the bristles 18 from being “pulled out” of the cushioning materials 20 resembling when an axially directed power is exerted on the bristles 18. A backing 26 ideally of cloth materials, is adhesively bonded to the cushioning materials 20 to secure the place and placement of the studs 24 and will also forestall the bristles 18 from being “pushed by” the cushioning material 20.
The pliable cushioning materials 20 and anchored bristles 18 are firmly secured throughout the aperture 16 by way of a convex forming piece 28. The convex forming piece 28 is fabricated of the same or related materials as the body 12 and has a convex curved floor 30. When the forming piece 28 is inserted into the aperture 16, the convex curved floor 30, will contact the cloth backing 26 of the cushioning materials 20, to compress the cushioning materials 20 against the lip portion 22 of aperture sixteen by way of an angular guide 32 and is retained inside the aperture sixteen by way of an angular holding portion 34 which cooperates with a corresponding recessed portion 36 of the aperture 16 to supply a “snap fitting.” The FIG. 4 illustrates the assembly of the brush showing the insertion of the convex forming piece 28 into aperture sixteen and FIG. Three reveals the convex forming piece 28 in its last place wherein it’s securely retained within the elongated aperture 16.
As previously described, the convex curved surface 30 of the forming piece 28 contacts the cloth backing 26 to firmly compress the cushioning material 20 towards the lip portion 22. In so doing the cushioning materials 20, being pliable, is flexed and can “bulge” outwardly or exteriorally from the elongated aperture 16. This “bulge” or crown will disperse and determine the spacing of the bristles 18 and can additionally provide an air area or hole 38 between the cloth backing 26 and convex curved floor 30. An air gap 40 formed via the cushioning material 20 and cloth backing 26 will guarantee that suction won’t be developed within this air space 38 and also will facilitate the insertion of the forming piece 28 by allowing entrapped air to escape by way of gap forty throughout the meeting operation. The air house 38 will present an air cushion for the pliable cushioning material 20 so that it may be deflected when a strain is exerted on the bristles 18. The air house or gap 38 will thereby provide an added diploma of flexibility to the bristles 18. The pliable cushioning materials 20 will, upon removing of the strain on stated bristles 18, assume its authentic crown or convex form.
This wig brush development not only offers an improved technique of fabrication for a wig brush, but also offers the added advantage of allowing means to manage the dimensions of the brush and bristles in order that it can be made in a slender and convenient measurement.
Though this invention was described in relation to the manufacture of a wig brush 10, it needs to be obvious to those expert in the art that the identical or comparable development can be utilized within the manufacture of any brush implement. It ought to also be famous that the above cited embodiment is intended as exemplary and whereas it has described the invention with a particular implementation thereof different modifications and modifications is perhaps made within the embodiment so set forth and will probably be obvious to these skilled within the art.