The fountain brush – or self feeding brush – is one of those ideas that just won’t go away.
Previously we have looked at a 1849 self feeding shaving brush, another self-feeding shaving-brush, a shaving brush suitable for travel and home, a soap-dispensing shaving brush, a fountain shaving brush, the Warner self-soaping brush, and more.
There is little that is particularly novel about Joel B Fesler’s fountain brush. The soap goes in the hollow handle. A piston is mounted on a screw. Turning the screw moves the piston, and the pressure forces the soap out a nozzle. The nozzle is nestled inside the knot of the shaving brush. In short, the same action as the 1849 patent – and most patents for self feeding shaving brushes since.
The patent also describe two types of covers. One loose, that simply went over the knot. And one telescoping, that would rest over the handle when in use, and then raised to cover the knot.
More novel though is the series of slots or openings in the handle. A layer of thin transparent material covering the apertures, would allow a shaver to see how much soap was left in the handle with ease. The patent also suggest that the openings should be incorporated in a suitable ornamental design.
The full patent can be read at Google Patents, as usual.