A very simple and effectual mode of manufacturing paint brushes, without involving the necessity of driving the handle through the centre of the brush, has been invented by Adonijah Randel, of Williamsburgh, N. Y. The nature of his invention consists in placing the hair of which the brush is to be made, in a metal ring, and securing it therein by ce-mentina; or sizing the roots, so as to prevent the escape of the hairs, and then uniting the back end of the ring by riveting or otherwise, with a back plate, which jeceives the handle. The hair is most effectually secured in this manner, and it forms a solid brush; it is easily constructed, durable, and more convenient than those in use. Measures have been taken to secure a patent.
This article was originally published with the title "A New Mode of Manufacturing Paint Brushes" in Scientific American 8, 41, 324 (June 1853)