TODAY’S PATENT – BRUSH ASSEMBLY
The BRUSH ASSEMBLY was invented by Marty M. Russell (Beverly Hills, CA) on the 6th of July 1976 , bearing patent number US3967338A.
The present invention relates to a simple and inexpensive assembly is provided which includes a cover that may be turned down over the bristles of the brush when the brush is not in use, to bend the bristles down into the plane of the base which supports the bristles. Recently brush bristles have been made of resilient synthetic materials, such as nylon, which are of a nature that they can be bent down into the plane of the base, but will snap back to an upright position when the bending pressure is removed.
The cover also serves as a handle for the brush when it is in its open position. The base is usually made of wood, metal, rubber, plastic, or the like. Assemblies have been provided in the prior art with covers to protect the brush when not in use. However, the prior art assemblies have been unduly bulky, expensive and complex and, for that reason, have failed to gain any significant commercial acceptance.