Patented January 31, 1893.


Be it known that I, Thomas W. Helm, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Danville, Pittsylvania county, Virginia have invented a Combined Clothes-Brush, Flask, and Drinking-Cup, of which the following is a specification.

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, in which:-

In the accompanying drawings illustrating one embodiment of the invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a combined clothes brush flask and cup constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the flask and cup in use. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device. A represents the brush block having knots or bristles secured in openings formed in the same in the usual manner the block, however, being much thinner than the block ordinarily employed in this class of brushes.

On the back of the block is securely attached a metal flask B provided with the usual contracted neck a, threaded nozzle b and cap d or other equivalent form of cork or stopper, this flask being somewhat shorter than the back of the brush, but otherwise conforming in shape therewith and with the ordinary form of clothes brush back.

Fitting snugly to the base of the contracted neck a of the flask is a cup D which, when applied to the neck of the flask as shown in Fig. 1, presents an outer surface flush with that of the flask and fitting snugly against the brush block, this cup conforming to the shape of that part of the back A which it covers, so that when the cup is in place on the flask the brush presents substantially the same appearance as an ordinary clothes brush, the cup, however, being readily removed when it is desired to use the same for drinking purposes, as shown in Fig. 2.

Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent: - 1. A clothes brush having a hollow back in two parts, one part being secured to the brush and forming a flask, and the other part being detachable and forming a drinking cup, substantially as specified. 2. The combination of the brush block with the flask secured thereto, and a drinking cup fitted snugly to the base of the reduced neck of the flask and to the brush block, substantially as specified. 3. The combination of the brush block, a flask secured to the back of the same and having a reduced neck with stopper closing the same, and the drinking cup fitting snugly to the reduced neck of the flask and to the brush block, and inclosing and hiding the nozzle of the flask, substantially as specified.