Method of assembling a silicone paint brush artist's tool

  • US 5,689,872 A
  • Filed: 08/06/1996
  • Issued: 11/25/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of forming an artist'"'"'s tool for application and manipulation of paint on a substrate, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a handle, the handle having a distal end and a proximal end;

    providing a rigid ferrule adapted for attachment to the distal end of the handle so as, when attached, the ferrule extends distally from the handle and defines a tip carrying cavity adjacent the distal end of the handle;

    providing a tip, formed of resilient silicone, the tip having a distally located paint contacting portion and a proximally located ferrule connecting portion;

    inserting the tip into the ferrule with the ferrule connecting portion of the tip situated in the tip carrying cavity of the ferrule and the paint contacting portion extending distally from the ferrule;

    expanding the ferrule connecting portion of the tip into locking contact within the tip carrying cavity of the ferrule by installing an insert into the ferrule connecting portion of the tip;

    attaching the ferrule, with the tip inserted in the tip carrying cavity, to the distal end of the handle, thereby forming the device for application and manipulation of paint on a substrate.

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