US 1378931 A
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F. H. ADLER.
WINDSHIELD CLEANING COMPOSITION.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 17', 1919.
Patented May 24, 1921.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Application led June 17, 1919.
To all whom t may concern:
. Be it known that I, FRANK H. ADLER, a citizen of the United States residing at Minneapolis, in the county of llennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented a new and useful Windshield-Cleaning Composition, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to means for cleaning moisture and dust away from the wind shields of automobiles and other glass; and the object is to provide a handy and efficient device for said purpose.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a top or back View of the device with a hand in dotted outline shown as holding the device during its operation. Fig. 2 is an edge View of the device with a small portion broken away so as to expose the inner structure. Fig. 3 is a cross section of the handle on the line 3 3 in Fig. 2.
Referring to the drawlng i by reference numerals, the device is mainly a wiping pad or cushion, lthe form and materials of which are essential to the make-up of the invention. The handle 4 and the back 5 are made of oil cloth orother water-proof material so as not to get softened by water.. To insure this the handle when made of oil cloth is made of a strip of oil cloth turned with the oiled side outward and folded along the middle as at 6 in Fig. 3, and also folded at 7 and its edges 8 brought back into the fold 6, and the handle stitched or sewed as. at 9. Said handle is then sewed at 11 to the back piece 5, and the latter is sewed at 12 with its edges to the edges of a bulging chamois skin 13. The latter is pierced with very small perforations 1li.v
Within the bulgel is placed a sack, 15, which is made of cheese-cloth or similar material and is lled with a water absorbing material 16.
`Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 24, 13.921. serial No; 304,935.
put into the cheese cloth bag and the latter placed into the chamois skin bag before it is completely sewed to the back 5.
In the operation or use of the device when a wind shield or other window or glass has its transparency more or less obstructed by moisture, the operator inserts some of his fingers in the handle 4 and rubs the glass with the pad 13,` with the result that the moisture is absorbed by the absorbent material and the chamois skin fully cleans the glass. If there be much moisture, or if the glass is covered with dry dust or mud so that it Inust be washed by water and other means before this device can beapplied, and
f the pad should thus be subjected to an extra large amount of moisture, it can be easily dried again by exposing it'to either heat or draft, as the perforations admitof evaporation of such moisture as the absorbent material can not absorb with the desiredhaste.
What I claim is:
A mixture for the purposes set forth, said mixture being in the form of a powder and composed of the following ingredients in about the following proportions:-.one pound machine oil, two pounds turpentine, sixteen pounds tobacco, sixteen pounds bran and one hundred and'forty-four pounds of wood ashes.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
FRANK H. ADLER.