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K. M. SERRES. EYEGLASS CLEANER. APPLICATION FILED APB..25, 191s.
Patented Mar. 24, 1914.
.uLuMmA PLANOGRAPH co, WASHINGTON c.
KA'EI'IEEYN M. SERRES, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 25, 1913.
Patented Mar. 2st, 191st. Serial No. 763,663.
This invention has for its object to provine a device for cleaning and polishing the lenses of eyeglasses so that the vision may not be impaired by reason of any matter detracting from the transparency or clcarness of the lenses.
The invention provides an article which will enable the work to be quickly performed and at the same time prevent the fingers from coming in contact with the lens either during the cleaning and polishing operation or at the end thereof, the device being of compact structure so as to be easily carried in the pocket without occupying any appreciable space.
The invention consists of a cleaner for eyeglasses comprising leaves of flexible material between which the lens is adapted to be received, said d vice being provi-lcd upon its outer sides with finger stalls, the one to receive the thumb and the other the index finger, whereby the leaves may be sepa ated to admit of the lens being readily inserted between them and whereby the article may be manipulated so as to clean every partof the'lens without any danger of the fingers slipping and coming in contact with the lens and soiling the same.
The invention consists of the novel features, details of construction and combination of parts, which hereinafter will be more particularly set forth, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and pointed out in the appended claims Referring to the drawing, forming a part of the specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing the application of the in vention. Figs. 2 and 3 are respective obverse and reverse views of the device. Fig. 4 is a section on the line rcw of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a rear view of a modification, showing bellows gussets connecting the edges of the covers,
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description, and indicated in all the views of the drawing, by the same reference characters.
The article may comprise any number of leaves and has finger stalls upon its outer sides, the one to receive the thumb of the hand and the other the index finger, as indicated most clearly in Fig. 1. The leaves 1y be of any flexible material such as fabric leather. chamois, felt or the like. lfhcn more than two leaves are employed the outermost leaves may be of a. heavier and stiffer material than the inner leaves to form covers, as indicated at 1, and the inner leaves 2 may be of a soft material such as textile or chamois.
The covers 1 and inner leaves 2 are of like outline, one end being straight and the opposite portion made rounding, the straight edge having a notch 3 to admit of observing the lens during the proccs5 of cleaning and polishing without necessitating the withdrawal of the lens from between the leaves of the device. The several leaves including the covers are socured near their edges by means of stiching 4, the latter extending from one corner around to the opposite corner of the leaves. The leaves are loose at their straight ends to admit ot' the lens of the eyeglass to be cleaned being inserted between any two of the leaves. Pieces 5 and 6 are stitched to the outer sides of the covers 1 and form the finger stalls, Each of the pieces 5 and 6 is approximately of an outline corresponding to the shape of one of the leaves and is stitched at its edges to thecovers or outermost leaves. The piece 5 has a notch 7 at one end corresponding to the rounded end of the device, thereby providing an opening to receive the thumb. The piece 6 has notch 8 at one side of a medial line to form an opening for the index finger of the hand. Each of the pieces and 6 is stitched along its outer end to the respective covers, thereby forming a finger stall which is open at one point only, which corresponds with the notches 7 and 8.
It is noted that the article is comparatively small and flat, hence may be carried in the pocket. without causing inconvenience or taking up any appreciable space. When it is required to use the article the thumb and index finger of the hand are inserted in the finger stalls formed by the pieces and 6, said thumb and finger being separated to admit of the lens of the eye-glass to be cleaned being readily introduced between adjacent leaves, after which the thumb and finger are brought together to press the leaves upon the sides of the lens, the latter being cleaned by moving the article upon the lens in a circular motion so as to touch every part thereof. By providing a plurality of leaves the period of usefulness of the article is increased. It is to be understood that any polishing-material may be applied to one or more of the leaves to insure a quick action of the article when in operation.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the advantages of the construction and of the method of operation will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, and while I have described the principle of operation of the invention, together with the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative, and that such changes may be made when desired as are within the scope of the claims appended hereto.
In the modification shown in Fig. 5 gussets 9 are interposed between the edges of the covers 1, said gussets being of bellows form to admit of the separation of the covers to adapt the same to the thumb and finger of the hand and to the eye-glass when the latter is in position for cleaning. In this form of the invention intermediate leaves are dispensed with.
Having thus described the invention-what is claimed as new, is
1. An eye-glass cleaner comprising leaves, pieces placed against the outer sides of the leaves and having portions cut from the edges thereof to form notches, and stitching connecting the leaves and pieces, the leaves being disconnected at one of their ends to admit of the lens being introduced between them.
2. An eye-glass cleaner co-mprising'leaves, pieces pdaced against the outer sides of the leaves, one of the pieces having a notch at one end and the other piece having a notch to one side of a middle point, said pieces being stitched to the outer leaves to form finger stalls to which entrance is had by means of the said notches, and stitching connecting the several leaves and the said pieces, said leaves being loose at one end.
3. An eye-glass cleaner comprising covers, bellows gussets connecting the edges of the covers, and finger stalls fitted to the outer sides of the covers.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
KATI-IERYN M. SERRES.
Witnesses MINNIE L. PE'rrnNeILL, ERMINA L. SMITH.
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