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Combined Clothes-Brush, Flask, and Drinking Cup
November 2016 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: US 490,964 A

Patented Jan. 31, 1893


Thomas W. Helm


Colitz Catchphrase:

"For taking the edge off after a hard day of work.

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The object of my invention is to construct a combined clothes brush, liquor flask, and drinking cup, as to provide for the compact disposal of the parts and thus attain the desired object without unduly increasing the size of the brush, and this object I attain in the manner hereinafter set forth, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

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