TODAY’S PATENT – HANDLE FOR PAINT BRUSHES AND THE LIKE
This invention “Handle for paint brushes and the like” was invented by Nick Dellas and was granted patent on 3rd May, 1977 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4020520A to the patentee. Brushes, scrapers, and the like are tools for sweeping dirt, scraping surfaces, and applying liquids in thin layers, such as when painting. Their gripping surfaces have merely been designed for ease of holding without much thought to eliminating fatigue or utilising the user’s arm more effectively in the brushing, scraping, or painting action.
The present invention relates to a paint brush that includes an elongated hollow handle member that engages a brush at one end and is engageable by a user’s hand at the other end, said other end having a first opening extending therethrough large enough to receive the first four fingers and palm and back of the hand, with the fingers capable of extending longitudinally of said member towards said other end of said handle member and the palm and back of the hand eng, gripping means arranged at said other end of said member for grasping a brush, comprising a second opening extending longitudinally into said one end of said handle member, whereby said handle member is arranged to fit over the handle end of a brush, means extending through said one end of said handle member to fasten said brush to the handle member, said handle member being substantially ten inches in length and four inches in width, and said first opening being approximately ten inches in length and four inches in width.