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Publication numberUS1765065 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 17, 1930
Filing dateApr 24, 1928
Priority dateApr 24, 1928
Publication numberUS 1765065 A, US 1765065A, US-A-1765065, US1765065 A, US1765065A
InventorsArthur Fear
Original AssigneeArthur Fear
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe-polishing kit
US 1765065 A
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SHOEv POLISHING KIT I Filed April 24, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June- 17,' 1930 UNITED STATES ARTHR'FEAR, or HASTINGS, NEW ZEALAND sHoE-roLIsHING Kirv Application filed April 24,

This invention relates to shoe polishing outfits and has for its generalobject the provision of a compact kit embodying all the implements necessary for polishing boots,

j shoes'fand the like, the structure including a casing enclosing the implements under ordinary circumstances and serving as a handle when the device is in use.

An important object of the invention is to i provide a-kit of this character embodying a casing and brushesor other rubbing elements for working uponshoes or the like during the operation of cleaning and polishing them, the brushes normally acting' as '15 closures for the opposite sides of. the casing with the bristles or other-friction members located within the casing, the brushes being movable and reversible to be held by the casing in operative position or withthe bristles 2o or other Vfriction surfaces extending outwardly, the casing. then serving as a handle.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a kit of this character in which the brushes or burnishers are permanently connected, by pivotal means, with the casing in such manner that theyv may be readily shifted from operative to inoperative position and vice versa, the pivotal mounting being, moreover, of suchspecific form as to constitute retaining means cooperating with elements or portions in the casing for producing a clasp effect so that the brushes, or other polishing members, will be positively maintained in either selected position and be incapable of accidental shifting.

A further object of the invention is to provide an outit-of this character so constructed and arranged that there will be a space between the brushes or burnishing elements when they are in inoperative position, this space serving as a storage compartment for a collapsible tube or other suitablecontainer of polishing material or the like.

An additional object isy toprovide an outfit of this character which will be simple and inexpensive to manufacture, easy toadjust and use, positive in action, convenient and durable in service and a general improvement in theiart.

With the above and other objects and ad- 1928. Serial No. 272,527.

vantages in view, the invention consists in the details of construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a side elevation of the device showing it in closed position.

Figure 2 is an end elevation.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal section taken on theline 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figures: is a transverse section taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 1. Y Figure 5 is a longitudinal section taken at right angles to Figure 3 and on the line 5 5 of Fi-gurefl to illustrate the clasp or catch mechanism.

Figure is a detail cross section through one of the brush members, the view being taken on the line 6-6 ofFigure l with the casing omitted.

Figure 7 is a side elevation of the device with both brush members partly swung into openy position, this view illustrating the movement involved inreversingv a brush member, and

Figure 8' isaside elevation of the device showing'it in closed position with one ofthe brushes reversed or shifted into its operative position ready for use. f v

Referring Amore particularly to the drawings, I have shown the device as comprising a substantially rectangular casing l0 of any suitable size and material, metal being preferable on account of its durability. Obviously, the finish may be anythingdesired. This* casing is open at opposite sides and is provided with stop or seat means spaced inwardly7 from each open side, this means being shown.I as inwardly pressed beads 1l extending around all four sides. For convenience, the device may be lprovided at some suitable point,'.such as the center of one end, with a suspension ringv 12by means of which it may be transported or hung upon a hook or the like when not in use.

Carried by the casing and` located at the opposite open sides thereof are brushes or other friction devices 13l and 14 adapted to fit-,within the opensides in engagement with the above-mentionedbeads 1l which `sup- Liga port these members and prevent them from being telescoped into the casing to an undesired extent. Y Each of the members 13 and 14 is represented as including` a preferably wooden block or back 15 mounted within a metallic shell 16 formed or otherwise provided at its sides with outwardly offset portions 17 defining shoulders 18 for a purpose to be described. ilhe shell of each member 13 and'14 extends over one side or face and all the edges, the shell being then crimped against the other flat face@ At one end each of the members 13 and 14 is formed with a depression 19 constituting a linger hold, and the ends of the casing are provided with notches 2O Ato permit the user to engage a linger within a depression 19 when it is desired to disengage either of the members13or 14 from its seated position *.vithin the casing.

Vihile it is conceivable that the members 13 and 14 may be provided with any preferred friction surfaces, l have, in the present instance, shown lthe member 13 as carrying two groups 21 and`22 of bristle tufts, and the member 14 with one group 23 of bristle tufts and a Ypad 24 of felt or the like. rlhe purpose of these different groups and elements will be explained hereinafter.

For mounting the members 13 and 14 upon the casing in such manner that they maybe reversed at will so as to be disposed selectively with the bristle tufts extendingV inwardly or outwardly, I provide substantially lJ-shaped hinge members 25, one being provided for each of the members 13 and 14. These members 25 are arranged with their bight portions extending through holes 26 formed ltransversely of the blocks 15 at the centers thereof. The ends of the arms are passed through suitable holes 27 near the ends of the casing 10 at the open sides thereof, the ends of the arms being upset or otherwise headed at 28 to prevent subsequent withdrawal. By this particular mounting it will be seen that the members 13 and 14 are capable lof being swung toward orfaway from the casing and are also capable ofbeing rotated so as to be reversed with respect to the casing, the ends of the arms of the members 25 constituting the pivots for the first-mentioned movement and the bight portions ofthe members 25 yconstituting the pivots during the secondmentioned movement.

To provide means whereby `the members 13 and 14 will be positively maintained in proper position within the open sidesof the casing and prevented from accidental movement with respect thereto, l have shown the casing as formed with elongated outwardly pressed portions 29 into which the arms of the members 25 will snap for producing a clasp effect. VThe engagement of the arms of the members 25 within these outwardly pressed keepers or retainers 29 is merely frictionalso that no difiiculty will be experienced when it is desired to movethe members 13 and 14-out of telescoped relation within the Vcasino'. The casing itself will have sufficient Vinherent resilience to permit the springing actiom The arms of the members 25 are accommodated beneath the shoulders 18.

W hen the device is not in use the members 13 and 14 are arranged with the bristle tufts extending inwardly, as shown in'Figures 3 and 4. The space between the brush members may be utilized for the storage of a suitable container for blacking, polish or other material, a collapsible tube 30 being shownin the present instance. In actual practice this tube may havel a 'detachable nozzle 31 of any preferred type which is easily and quickly operable to permit the contents of the tube to be pressed out for use. Vif hen either of the members 13 or 14 is swung intopartly open position access may be had to this container so that it may be removed. lf, however, it should be preferred, the container might be squeezed without removing it, the contents-passing .onto one of the brushes. Aside fromthe feature of the container, it will be seen that if use of the memberf13 is desired, the operator engages his finger within the depression 19 in the end thereof and first swings it into vthe position shown in Figure 7, whereupon this member may be reversed or inverted with respect to the position shown in this figure and then reengaged within the casing, but withl the bristles extending outwardly. The member 14 is extended for use in the same manner. lVhile there is no limitation in this respect, it is very convenient to use the group of bristle tufts 23 for initially cleaning the boots, shoes orwhatever else is to be polished, these bristles being preferably stifi, then to use the group 21 for applying the blaclring, polishing cream or the like to the shoes or other articles, and the group of tufts 22 for polishing. lhe final operation of bufling to obtain the highest polish is accomplished by means of the resilient pad or friction member 24. In so far as the construction, operation and advantages'of the device-as a shoe cleaning and polishing Vlrit or outfit are concerned, itis thought that all the details will lbe readily apparent toene slrilled in the art without further .explanation.

lNhile I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention and have referred to the reversible closure members as constructed of brush-like form for the purpose of working upon shoes, it should be understood that the disclosure is merely illustrative of the principles involved as it is quite apparent that other devices or implements might be provided without in any way departing from the essential features of the invention. As a consequence I reserve the right to make all such changes as will widen the field of utility and increase the adaptability of the device, provided such modifications and variations fall within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

What is claimed is 1. In a device of the character described, a casing having an open side, a member adapted to fit telescopically within said open side, and permanent pivotal means connecting said member with said side, said member being rotatable with respect to said means whereby to be telescoped within the casing with either side outermost, said means comprising a substantially U-shaped member having the ends of its arms pivoted to the casing and having its bightl portion extending through said member, said casing having means to engage said arms to hold said first-mentioned member in either position.

2. In a device of the character described,

s a casing having an open side and provided with an integral continuous inner seat adjacent to the open side; a member adapted to be telescoped within said open side in engagement with said seat; means pivotally connected to said member and pivotally connected to the casing whereby to permit said member to be seated within the casing with either face thereof outermost; and lsecuring means on the casing to automatically engage said pivoted means to hold said member in either position.

3. In a device ofA the character described, a casing having an open side, a brush member adapted to be seated in the casing at the open side, and a U-shaped bail member having its bight portion passing through said member at an intermediate point and having its ends pivoted to the casing, said casing having recesses therein arranged to snap over the arms of the U-shaped member to hold the brush seated.

4. In a device of the character described, a casing having an open side, a member adapted to fit within said open side, a pair of arms pivotally connected to the casing andrto said member for permitting swinging movement of the latter whereby either side thereof may be outermost with respect to the casing, and means on the casing co- 6. In a device of the character described, a casing having an open side, a member adapted to iit within the open side, a U- shaped member having its bight portion passing through said member at the center thereof and having its arms pivoted to the casing, and means on the casing frictionally engaging said arms for holding said firstnamed member against movement, said means comprising out-struck portions on the casing adapted to have said arms snapped thereinto to act as clasp means.v

In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aliixed my signature.


operating with said arms for maintaining said member in engagement with the casing,

5. In a device of the character described, a casing having an open side, a member adapted to fit within the open side, a, U- shaped member having its bight portion passing through said member at the center thereof and having its arms pivoted to the casing, and means on the casing frictionally engaging said arms for holding said firstnamed member against movement.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2794204 *Mar 23, 1953Jun 4, 1957William J MettlerShoeshine kit
US4244587 *Oct 28, 1976Jan 13, 1981Schweizer Eduard HApparatus for cleaning records
U.S. Classification15/258
International ClassificationA47L23/00, A47L23/05
Cooperative ClassificationA47L23/05
European ClassificationA47L23/05