Title:
Brush dryer
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This brush dryer was created to help fine artists prevent their brushes from deteriorating due to water dripping into the wooden handles. It consists of a wooden or plastic bar upon which are glued or nailed 12 clothespins (wooden or plastic.) Two holes are drilled in the bar for mounting screws. The bar may be mounted to the edge of a shelf or directly to a wall. When used, the brushes are allowed to dry by their handles, so that cleaning fluid or water drips downward off the handles. The dryer is intended for use after the artist has painted and cleaned his/her brushes.



Inventors:
Barber, Elizabeth (Greenbelt, MD, US)
Application Number:
10/838363
Publication Date:
11/10/2005
Filing Date:
05/05/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47F5/08; B25H3/04; B44D3/00; (IPC1-7): A47F5/08
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Primary Examiner:
NOVOSAD, JENNIFER ELEANORE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Elizabeth J. Barber (Greenbelt, MD, US)
Claims:
1. A brush dryer, constructed of a wooden bar upon which are glued 12 wooden clothespins, that holds inverted, wet brushes by their handles, so that water or cleaning fluid drips downward off the bristles.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a wooden bar with 12 clothespins glued to it.

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of the brush holder.

FIG. 3 is a left elevation view thereof

FIG. 4 is a right elevation view thereof

FIG. 5 is a rear elevation view thereof

DESCRIPTION

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a wooden bar with 12 clothespins glued to it. Three holes are drilled in the bar so that it may be screwed to a wall or the edge of a shelf Brushes are held by the clothespins and allowed to dry upside down so that water or cleaning fluid drips off of the bristles of the brushes. The purpose of this dryer is to stop fluid from dripping back into the brush handles, thereby keeping them from early deterioration.