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Publication numberUS1534827 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 21, 1925
Filing dateMar 21, 1924
Priority dateMar 21, 1924
Publication numberUS 1534827 A, US 1534827A, US-A-1534827, US1534827 A, US1534827A
InventorsAste Anthony L
Original AssigneeAste Anthony L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe-cleaning-stigk container, applicator, and distributor
US 1534827 A
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Beit known that L, .Asrn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Brookl n, county of Kinggfcity and State, of, ew York, have invented certain .new and Xuseful Improve- ,inents in ShoesCleaning Stick Containers, A Heaters-and Distributors, of which the 0 owing is a specifications This invention relates to shoe. cleaning;

jstick container, applicator and distributor,

which usually consists. ofhavin the .maserial which isused to apply ltot e shoe..,-as forv instance, to buck, or canvas, .or suede shoes, or nappy leathershoes, arrangedin compacted form, in the form' of a cylmdrical stickv Heretoforesuch compacted material in the form of sticks i as. been-sold eitheras wrapped in paper, or paper envelopes, in which; case the user in removing the envelope andiin utilizing, the stick hasthe hands soiled in such use. or such stickshave been put into tin containers to enable the: sticks to be readily grasped the-hand of the user without soiling the fingers, The. object of this invention is to provide a new and improved container for .suchsticks, so .as to enablehthe user to, readily apply the stick to,

the, shoe, and apply to the shoe. the felt .bu-fier or rubber in order to equally distribute the material of which thestick is made on the shoe.

For. this purpose my .invention consists of an improved shoe cleaning stick contaxiner, applicator and distributor, which in 7 general is arranged to securelyhold the stick and permit its adjustable forward movementin conformity with the amount of the compact used and also to provide means .therein for holding the felt pad buffer or rubber in closed or unused position, and

also permit it to be readily applied so as to enable. the felt padfbrufler, or rubber to be .held in position when it. is desired to use the container for the stick as a holder for the felt pad buffer or rubber, when apglying the felt pad buffer or rubber to the s cc The invention consists of certain further features, which will be fully described,here

inafter shown in the drawings and finally pointed out in .the claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 shows a perspective view of a shoe adapted to be cleaned and shows the stick with its container eing sed to disline 4 4-of Figure 3.

tribute by means oi' the felt pad bufierxor r her the cleaning material on the shoe; lgu-refi shows aperspective iew of the container with its compact; in stickprotrudin therefromand the :felt pad aetributor s .w'n iuproxiniity to the corhpact to enable the user. totake off from the coinpactcertain material and a ly it by Inca-us oi the felt pad buffer or tier to the shoe.

Figure 3 is a central section ofthe' container and com act stick and felt. adidistributor, all he (i within the conta ner, the same bemg read forsh" nient. re a i (ties. Wheaten Figure 5 is a centralsection, showing the corn act stick protrudinand also {showing the v 'elt pad distributor cl-cl in position to enable it to be applied to the shoe," .as shown -container atone end thereof-has a bentover-beveled p'ortion' '1'1 which provides a surrounded portion so that noragged edges of the container a pear. The containeris' preferably madec sheet tin orother similar suitable metal which lends itself readily to manufacturing ends. The other'end'of the container 10 has inwardly extending flanges 12 which surroundan opening 1 3, as shown in Figure 6; The end of the con? tainer '10, near the bevel portion 11, is pro? vided with a globular impression 1-4;, which extends within the tainer 10.

Within the container 10, as shown in Figure 5, a metallic cap 15 having lien "16,

interior of the consurrounds. the 17 of cdnipacte ma terial, which has an exterior shape in -s1ibstantial conformity with the interior of the container 10; This metallic cafp 115 is arranged to act as a guide "for stick audits diameter is substantial to the di meter of t e inter or at the etaias This cap 15 is provided at one side thereof whereby the impression 14 acts as a guiding member to enable the compact stick 18 to slideto and fro in the container 10. The entrance of the impression 14 into the recess 18 prevents the compact stick 17 from a rotary movement while the same is being moved in either direction in the container 11(1) and while the same is being applied to the s cc. a

The distributor consists'of a metallic cap 20 having a conical portion terminating in an end ortion of slightly enlarged diameter, this end portion being indicated-by 21. The diameter of the end portion 21 is suchthat it is slightly greater thanh the diameter of the opening 13 of the end of the container 10. Due to the resiliencyjbf the metallic material and particularly of the flanges 12 thereof, this end portion 21 of larger diameter' may be readily inserted ,into the opening 13 and by a snap action the enlarged portion 21 will seat itself within the container and .within the flanges. 12 and be held in position thereby. ..The distributor ca has also a second enlarged portion, indicate by 23, which is adapted to seat u on the beveled end 11 ,of the container w en the distributor 20 isxplace'd inthe positionxas shown in Figure 3. vThe -.distri-butor cap 20 suitably holdsa felt pad, or aTielt-like material of substantially disc vshape. formin a felt pad distributor,.indicated.hy,24 an which material is suitably adapted to distribute the compact material .on-the shoe.

The recess of the cap 15 is not alignment with the-recess 18 of the-compact stick as otherwise when the-compact stick is worn or used. upand :the cap reaches the position as shown-in Figure 6, the ,cap. 15 would fall out of'the containerlflc- For this purpose, the depression 3Q in-the cap 15 is disposed slightly at one side of the recess '18. This dispositi'onof theirecess requires when the compact stick is inserted that-the cap be insert d first .wvith ,the depression 30 in registration with the impression 14and then a quick and, slight turning. movement around a" crosswise depression 31 in thestick is given to the stick to bring about the'registration of the impression 14 with the, recess 18. By this arrangement of the recess when the distributing cap 15- reaches the position as shown in Figure 6, it will be securely held in position so as to enable the prqecting portion of the compactstick to be used up. When it is desired to remove the distributing cap and replace it by a new compact stick, to which a similar and new cap is The improved stick container and applicator can be used in dififerent forms. If it is desired, the distributing ca 20 may be taken in one hand and applie to the compact stick 17, as shown in Figure 2, and the material adhering to the portion 24 may then be transmitted to the shoe and the shoe thereby cleaned. If, however, the user prefers to apply the compact directly to the shoe, which in most cases is the preferable form, then the user takes the container 10 in the hand and first applies a compact 17 to the shoe, suitably distributing the necessary material on the shoe and then turns the container 10 around into the position as shown in Figural and by means of the vplprtion 24 distributes the material over the s oe.

The improved device may be readily shipped in the form as shown in Figure 3, in w ich the initial and unused stick 17 is moved so as to have the cap 15 rest upon'the flanges 12 and so as to have the distributor cap lnserted in the manner as shown in Figure 3, with the ring projection 23 resting against the bevel 11.

Preferably the interior diameter. of the bevel 11 is substantial] equal" to the exterior diameter of the s oulder 25 so as to give a frictional hold when the distributor isinserted, as shown in Figure 3, and thereby hold the parts securely in position during the shipment of the parts. Then, as before stated, if it is desired to use it in the manner shown in Figure 1, the cap'20 is removed, the stick 17 is moved to the position as shown in Figure 5 and the cap 20 is then inserted into the opening 13.

The compact stick may be made of such materials or formulae so as to adapt it to either buck, orzcanvas, or suede shoes or nappy leathers, and preferably has suitable particles of a gri substance that works down into the nap of the leather, cleaning the leather and at the same time carrying the colordown to the body portion of the leather instead of merely smearing the surface. The felt pad bufler in the distributing cap is of such a character that it will readily rub the powder. intothe leather.

My improved device. is of a very neat character and may be ornamented by suitable advertising material thereon and being made in a relatively small size may be readily carried in a small hand bag or pocket. The compact material ofcourse be made in all shades of colors.

I have described my invention in the form of a particular embodiment but it is container, and a distributing cap adapted toclose either end of the container and provided with a suitable material forming an applicator adapted to be in position for use when the ca closes that end of the container provided with the annular flan e and to be closed within the container w en the cap closes the other end of the container.

-2. A shoe cleaning stick container and applicator comprising an open-ended cylindricalcontainer, an inwardly extending flange formed .on one end of the container, an interior projection formed on the container walla'djacent an end thereof, a compact stick slidable in saidcontainer, the compactstick having a groove cooperating with the projection to preventrotation of the stick, a cap carried by the stick and havapplicator mem ing a similar groove formed out of alignment with the oove on the stick, and an i er adapted to close'either end of the container.

3. A shoe cleaning stick containerand ap-' plicator comprising a container having one end thereof entirely open and the material of the container bent into the form of a bead, the other end of the container having an inwardly extending annular flange, a distributing cap having a bead of a diameter slightly greater than the diameter of the opening, formed by the annular flange of the container, and having another bead of substantially the same diameter as the bead on the end of the container, said distributing cap being adapted tobe inserted within the container at one end thereof when not ,4

in use, with its bead of the same diameter as the beaded end of the container engaged with the beaded end of the container and as his invention, he has signed his name hereto.


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U.S. Classification401/18, 401/37, 132/318, 401/126, 401/123, 401/19
International ClassificationA47L23/05, A47L23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47L23/05
European ClassificationA47L23/05