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MANUFACTURE OF BRUSHES
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tools, machines, blanks and methods for manufacturing brushes

Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles (making artificial bristles D01D, D01F)
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Making artificial bristles
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

The term "Selection of materials for the bristles" refers to the material in which the bristle yarn is made.

Preparing, [N: i.e. Manufacturing] brush bodies
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods and devices for making brushes.

[N: by moulding or casting a body around bristles or tufts of bristles]
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Injection moulding
[N: of the carousel or drum type (A46D 3/067 takes precedence)]
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Featuring simultaneous pivoting of bodies for drilling and filling
[N: of the belt or chain type (A46D 3/067 takes precedence)]
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This subclass/group does not cover:
Featuring simultaneous pivoting of bodies for drilling and filling
Devices for preparing quills for use as carriers for bristles
Pressing devices for making brooms composed of brushwood or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tools or elements for pressing the bristles together generaly on the anchoring side in the process of manufacturing/assembling a broom.

Machines for finishing brushes [N: (A46D 1/00 and A46D 3/00 take precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Machines for finishing or testing completed brushes.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles
Preparing, Manufacturing brush bodies
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013