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Publication numberUS1933893 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 7, 1933
Filing dateApr 30, 1932
Priority dateApr 30, 1932
Publication numberUS 1933893 A, US 1933893A, US-A-1933893, US1933893 A, US1933893A
InventorsClark Will A
Original AssigneeClark Will A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liquid dispenser
US 1933893 A
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w. A. CLARK LIQUID I DISPENSER Nov. 7, 1933.

Filed April 50, 1932 A ums roe MA. CLARK i 69/11/ 4 4K M35 II/ffl/I IIIIIIIIII 1 p l I 6 Patented Nov. 7, 1933 rar ricr.

LIQUID DISPENSER Will A. Clark,

St. Louis, Mo.

Application April 30, 1932. Serial No. 693,550

10 Claims.

This invention relates generally to liquid dispensers, and more specifically to devices of this type which, in addition to performing other functions, are capable of efficient use in applying liquid polish to footwear, thepredominant object of the invention being to provide an improved structure of this sort which includes a container for liquid having a dauber associated therewith in such manner that a fountain liquid dispenser is provided.

Fig. 1 is an enlarged sectional view of my improved liquid dispenser, a portion of the container for the liquid being broken away to conserve space.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the dispenser illustrated in Fig. l.

Figs. 3, 4, 5, and 6 illustrate the manner of assembling the various elements which produce the dauber of the improved structure.

Fig. 7 illustrates the manner of associating the dauber of the dispenser with the liquid container thereof.

In the drawing, wherein is shown for the purpose of illustration, merely, one embodiment of the invention, A designates the improved liqui dispenser generally. The liquid dispenser A includes a container B which preferably, though not necessarily, is in the form or a bottle formed of glass or other suitable material, and a dauber C which is fixedly positioned at the mouth of the container B, as shown most clearly in Fig. l. The neck portion of the container 13 is provided with external screw-threads B which receive internal screw-threads formed on a cap D, which embraces the extended portion of the dauberso as to cover same when the dispenser is not in use.

Refering now to the dauber C of my improved liquid dispenser, l designates the core of said dauber, which is formed of wood or some other material which is suitable for the purpose and will swell when wetted with water or other fluid. The core 1, which preferably is round in crosssection, includes a portion i having an outer surface which normally extends longitudinally of the core in substantial parallelism with respect to the major axis of said core and a portion 1* Whose outer surface is tapered longitudinally of the core, as shown in the drawing, an annular shoulder 2 being present where the portions 1 and l of the core meet, and the smaller diameter of said tapered portion being located at said shoulder. The core 1 is provided with an opening 3 formed longitudinally therethrough from end to end, said opening being open at opposite ends of the core.

(Ci. 1513 l) Associated with the core 1 of the dauber C is' a plurality of layers of gauze or other suitable material 4, which areextended outwardly from the end of the tapered portion l of the core so as to provide a projected dauber portion within. which a pocket is produced. The pocket within the projected dauber portion receives abody of absorbent material 5 which, while being porous and pervious to liquid, will not permit said liquid to flow freely through said body of material. In other words, the liquid contained in the container 33 of the dispenser A will saturate the bodyv of material 5 and the adjacent portions of the layers of gauze l when the container is tipped to the proper position, but said lieuid' will not flow freely through said body or" material 5 and layers of gauze i. I have discovered that sponge serves very well as the body of absorbent material 5, but obviously many other materials may be employed, hence I do not limit myself to the use of any particular material for this purpose. Interposed between the body of material 5 and the adjacent end face of the tapered portionl of the core is a layer of game 5, which serves with the layers of gauze l to confine the body of material 5 within the pocket wherein it is positioned.

As shown clearly in l of the drawing, portions 4'. of the layers of gauze 4 and a p0 tion 6 of the layer or" gauze Gare'drawn rear wardly into parallelism with the tapered face of the portion l or" the core, the portion 6' of the layer of gauze 6 contacting closely with said tapered face of said core portion 1* and the portions 4 or" the layers of gauze 4. contacting with each other and with the portion 6 of the layer of gauze 6. The portion-of the dauber comprised of layers of gauze c and 6, and they body of absorbent material 5, are secured to the core 1 by a cylindrical binding element? which is formed of felt or other suitableinaterial. The cylindrical binding element surrounds and closely embraces the portions 4 and 6 of the layers of gauze 4 and 6 so as to force said portions 4 and 6 into close, frictional contact with each other and with the tapered face of the portion l of the core-l, and because the portion l of the core tapers from a larger diameter at its outer' end to a smaller diameter. at its inner end, the extended portion of the dauber pad is prevented from slipping freely from the core 1 by said binding element. The binding element '7 extends from the location of the shoulder 2 to the core outwardly to a point beyond the outer end of the tapered portion l of the core, hence a substantial part of the extended portion of the dauber is firmly gripped by said binder element. Also, because said binder element is formed of felt or other suitable yielding material, the softness and yieldability of the extended portion of the dauber pad is not in any manner interfered with by the binding element.

The container B of my improved liquid dispenser A is provided at the inner face of the neck portion thereof with an annular depression 8, and after the liquid has been introduced into the container the dauber C may be securely fixed to the container with the aid of said depression. The secure attachment or" the dauber C is accomplished by dipping the portion 1 of the core 1 of said dauber in water or other :1 id, and thereafter introducing the portionl of the core into the neck portion of the container, as shown in Fig. 7. The result of saturating the portion 1 of the core with fluid is that said core portion 1 swells until it very tightly contacts with the inner face of theneck portion of the container B and spreads into the annular depression 8, whereby the dauber is securely attached to the container. The neck portion of the container Bis provided at its mouth with a thickened strengthening portion 23 so that the swelling of the core 1 will not crack said container when same is made of glass or other frangible material.

When the improved liquid-dispensing device is to be used the cap D is removed and the container is tipped so that liquid contained therein will flow through the opening 3 formed through the core 1 and will saturate the body of absorbent material Sand adjacent portions of the layers of gauze 4. The liquid may then be appliedto the footwear or other article without the fingers of the user of the dispenser coming into contact with the liquid, as the container is gripped during the applying operation. In order that liquid may not drip from the extended portion of the dauber and collect withinthe cap D in the event the container is not maintained upright, as for instance in shipping, I arrange 1a layer of paper or other suitable material 9 within the upper end of the This layer of material 9 is in close proximity with the outer end of the dauber when the cap is in place on the container and absorbs any excess liquid which collects at the outer end of the dauber.

The present invention includes an improved and simplified method of assembling the dauber C of my improved liquid dispenser, as illustrated in Figs. 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the drawing. is shown in Fig. 3, a tapered instrument 1G is employed in the assembling operation, this instrument being round in cross-section and having a cavity 11 formed therein at its larger end. In assembling the dauber C the layers of gauze 4 are arranged in the cavity 11 of the tapered instrument 10, as shown in Fig. 3, and with the portions 4 of said layers of gauze extended as shown in the view referred to. The body of absorbent material 5 is thenlocated in the pocket produced within the layers of gauze 4 by the arrangement,

thereof in the cavity of the instrument 10, as described, after which the layer of gauze 6 is arranged in place as shown in Fig. 3, so that the portion 6' thereof extends substantially parallel with respect to the portions 4' of the layers of gauze 4.

The tapered portion l of the core 1 is then introduced within the extended portions 4' and 6 of the layers of gauze 4 and 6, as shown in Fig. 3, and the cylindrical binding element '7 is passed over the smaller end of the instrument 1G and is moved longitudinally of said instrument toward the larger end thereof, said binding element yielding as the diameter of the instrument 10 increases. The portions 4 and 6 of the layers of gauze 4 and 6 are held in place against the surface of the tapered portion 1 of the core, and as the binding element 7 passes from the larger end of the instrument 10 it will contract, as shown in Fig. 5, until it surrounds and embraces the portions 4' and 6 of the layers of gauze 4 and 6, thus forcing said gauze portions 4 and 6 into close contact with the surface of the tapered core portion 1', as shown in Fig. 6 and as already explained so as to securely attach the layers of gauze and the absorbent material 5 to the core 1. When the dauber has been assembled as shown in Figs. 3, 4, 5, and 6 it is ready for application to a container B, as shown in Fig. 7 and as already explained herein.

I claim:

1. In combination ceptacle, a dauber comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, and a binding element for securing said layerv of material to said core, said dauber being so disposed with respect to said receptacle that a portion of said binding element is located Within said receptacle.

2. ln'combination with a liquid-dispensing receptacle, a dauber comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, and a binding element for securing said layer of rnaterial to said core, said binding element being of cylindrical formation and being arranged to embrace a portion of said core and a portion of said layer of flexible material, said dauber being so disposed with respect to said receptacle that a portion of said binding element is located within said receptacle.

3. In combination with a liquid-dispensing receptacle, a dauber comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, alayer of flexible material associatedwith and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as toprovide a pocketwithin said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbentmaterial withinsaid pocket, and a flexible binding element for securing saidlayer .of material to said core, said binding element being of cylindrical formation and being arranged to embrace a portion of said core and a portion of said layer of flexible material, said dauber being so disposed with respect to said receptacle that a portion of said binding element is located within said receptacle.

4. A dauber for liquid dispensers comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer-of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as,

to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a binding element for securing said layerof material to said core, and a layer of pervious material interposed between said body of absorbent material and the adjacent end of said core.

5. A dauber for liquid dispensers comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a binding element for securing said layer of material to said core, and a layer of pervious, woven material interposed between said body of absorbent material and the adajcent end of said core.

6. A dauber for liquid dispensers comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a binding element for securing said layer'of material to said core, and a layer of pervious material interposed between said body of absorbent material and the adjacent end of said core, a portion of said layer of flexible material and a portion of said pervious material being interposed between said binding element and a portion of said core.

7. A dauber for liquid dispensers comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough and provided with a portion having a tapered outer surface, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of the core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a binding element for securing said layer of flexible material to said core, and a layer of pervious material interposed between said body of absorbent material and the adjacent end of said core, a portion of said layer of flexible material and a portion of said pervious material being interposed between said binding element and the tapered portion of said core.

8. A dauber for liquid dispensers comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough and provided with a portion having a tapered outer surface, a layer of flexible woven material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of the core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a binding element for securing said layer of flexible woven material to said core, and a layer of pervious woven material interposed between said body of absorbent material and the adjacent end of said core, a portion of said layer of flexible wovenmaterial and a portion of said pervious woven material being interposed between said binding element and the V tapered portion of said core.

9. A liquid dispenser comprising a container for liquid having a discharge opening and provided at its inner face with an annular depression adjacent to said discharge opening, and a dauber arranged'at said discharge opening of said container, said dauber comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardlyrfrom an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a layer of pervious materialinterposed between said body of absorbent material and the adjacent end of said core, and a binding element for securing said layer of flexible material and said layer of said pervious material to said core, said core being formed of material which swells when wetted with fluid whereby a portion thereof will enter said depression to securely fix said dauber to said container.

10. A liquid dispenser comprising a container for liquid having a discharge opening, and a dauber arranged at said discharge opening of said container, said dauber comprising a core having a passageway formed therethrough, a layer of flexible material associated with and bowed outwardly from an end of said core so as to provide a pocket within said layer of material in advance of the adjacent end of said core, a body of absorbent material within said pocket, a layer of pervious material interposed between said body of absorbent material and the adjacent end of said core, and a binding element for securing said layer of flexible material and said layer of pervious material to said core, said core being formed of material which swells when wetted with fluid whereby said core will frictionally grip the wall of the container at the discharge opening thereof so as to securely fix said dauber to said container.

WILL A. CLARK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/202, 15/229.11, 15/244.1
International ClassificationB65D47/00, A47L23/05, A47L23/00, B65D47/42
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/42, A47L23/05
European ClassificationB65D47/42, A47L23/05