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Publication numberUS2048103 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1936
Filing dateMay 19, 1933
Priority dateMay 19, 1933
Publication numberUS 2048103 A, US 2048103A, US-A-2048103, US2048103 A, US2048103A
InventorsCleaves William S
Original AssigneeCleaves William S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paste-applying device
US 2048103 A
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July 21, 1936. w. s. CLEAV'ES 2,048,103

PASTE APPLYING DEVICE Filed May 19, 1935 lNVENTOR Patented July 21, 1936 ;uNrrsp s'mrss PASTE-APPLYING DEVICE William, S. Cleaves, Wollaston, Mass.

Application May 19, 1933', Serial No. 671,860

21Glaims. (Cl. 15209) This invention relates to a paste-applying. device particularly useful in the application of shoe polish, to a unitary package for use in the pasteapplying device, and to 'a method of dispensing and applying a paste such as a shoe polish.

- One object of the invention is to provide a novel and eflicient device for use in the application of a paste such as shoe polish, to enable such operation to be performed in a more economical, efficient andconvenient manner than has heretofore been possible.

'A further and more specific object of the invention is to provide a novel device for applying apaste such as a shoe polish, which is provided with a handle and with a body of paste enclosed within a perforate compressible nonmetallic container detchably secured to the handle to form a unit therewith.

' Another object of the invention is to provide a novel unitary packagecapable of use with a holder, and in some instances of use by itself in applying a paste such as a shoe polish, and which is characterized by a perforate compressible nonmetallic container, preferably a fabric contain- ,er, enclosing a body of paste and with the consistency of the paste related to the perforations in the container whereby the paste is caused to exude through the same when the container is wiped across the surface to whichit isdesired Another object of the invention is to provide a method of dispensing and applying a paste such as shoe polish to objects such as shoes, and by which economies in both the time consumed in the application of the paste as well asin the amount of paste used, together with an efficient distribution of "the paste to the object, may be accomplished.

With these objects in view and such others as may hereinafter appear, the invention consists in the paste-applying device, in the method of dispensing and applying paste, and in the various structures, arrangements, and combinations of parts hereinafter described and particularly de-' .fined in the claims at the end of this specification.

In the drawing illustrating the preferred embodiments of the invention, Fig. 1 illustrates a plan view of a cylinder of the paste upon a sheet of gauze and prior to enclosing the paste within the gauze; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional View illustrating an intermediate step in the formation of the completely enclosed paste; Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a cylinder of the paste; Fig. 4a is a side elevation of thelcompletely enclosed paste; Fig. 5 is a plan of the handle forming a part of the present paste-applying device; Fig. 6 is a crosssectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5; Figs. 7 and 8 are views in side elevation of the completely assembled paste-applying device, Fig. 7 being shown with a portion of the cover member broken away and Fig. 8 with the cover member removed; Figs. 9 and 10 are plan and side elevation, respectively, of the cover member; and Fig. llis' a sectional detail of an alternate form of holder for use with the present package.

Referring now to the drawing which illustrates the preferred embodiments'of the invention, the

present paste-applying device includes a body I of paste, preferably preformed into cake form, as shown in Fig. l. The body I of paste is en closed Within a perforate compressiblecontainer 2 comprising preferably an openmesh fabric. The fabric is preferably wrapped about the cake 20 to form a bag-like container 4, and thereafter the latter maybe gathered at the neck and bound with a binding member 3. The device further includes a holder, preferably a handle 5 having an opening 6 at one end thereof, and is herein 25 shown. as provided with a fastening device 8 secured to the handle by means of pins 9. In order to operatively position the container 4 on the handle, the neck portion 7 of the bag may be extended through the opening 6 and detachably fastened to the handle by means of a fastening device 8. As herein shown, the fastening'device 8 comprises a hooked metal member under which the projecting mouth or neck portion of the bag-like container 4 may be hooked to detachably retain the container 4 in operative position upon the handle, as shown in Fig. 8. ":In order to facilitate packing of the paste-applying device in a travelling bag and also to protect the container 4 when the device is not in use, a protective cover l0 comprising preferably a cylindrical metal member provided with screw threads II on its open end is arranged to screw upon a threaded base portion I2 secured to the handle in concentric relation to the opening 6, thus forming a protective cover for the container 4 and preventing contact of the paste with wearing apparel within the travelling bag. The cylindrical cover I0 is provided with a knurled band l3 to aid the consumer in removing the cover from the handle. The cover II] also may serve to prevent the paste from becoming hardened and dried from excessive exposure.

In practice I prefer to use an open mesh fabric for wrapping shoe paste or polish of the ordinary 55 consistency now used, and in which the perfora tions lie within the range of sizes of the perforations in a woven cotton gauze of from 34 to 54 picks per inch. Perforations of this size have been found suitable for use with paste of the or- I dinary consistency now employed for polishing shoes, in order to eflect the most eflicient application of the correct amount of paste by a wiping operation across the surface of the shoe. It is to be understood, however, that the sizes of the perforations maybe varied in accordance with the consistency of the particular paste being used. 7

V Heretofore, shoe polishes have been sold in round shell boxes with tight covers that are dif- 1 ficult to remove and replace and the polish has usually been applied either by a dauber made of felt or similar material which, owing tothe usual composition of the polish, soon dries out and hardens so as to render it useless, or by means of apiece of cloth. The latter method invariably soils and stains the hands of the user. In the use of the invention, the present'pree formed package containing polish of any desired fil -color maybe removed from the container in which it is dispensed, and'may be attached to the handle by drawing the neck of the bag through the opening provided therein and by securing the projecting neck offithe bag by means of the Nifasteningdevice 8; As the bag is rubbed over the surface of the shoe the polish contained therein exudes through the open mesh fabric in a thin even coating. When the unit hasbecome exhausted or when it is desired to ,use polish of Ilianother color, the container 4 .maylreadily. be

detached from the handle andlreplacedbygn- It is contemplated that these 'pasteecontain ing units may be dispensed inmetal or other'suitable 40 containers havingepress tO covers which are easily removable, Each :box may; contain units of all onecolor orV-in yaried ;colors,. as;theconsumermaydesirep r a important advantage resulting-from than;

45- r n em nt1b pa te-ap y ng dev e i m herein resides-in the ability to draw: the.,-baglike container up throuehthe holdervin thehandle to. compensate for the paste as 'it is 'used, and in thisv manner ;it -is; possible to maintain the; fabric. 60; drawn; tightly -acrosswthe surface of the paste. ,1:

in-Fig; 11,;I have-illustrated a: modifiedyform ofw'the; present paste-applying device, including. a;fabric;.cofntainer enclosing a bodyof polish, and. afiexible holder 3 to whichthefabric container 56;: is; idetachablyy' secured. ,The "flexible holder '32 comprises preferably a rubber; cup-shaped 1 holder havin .aicentral' opening and: enlarged portions forming a knob or handle 3'! and the neck of the fabric bag or container. may be drawn up 7 through the opening to permit the resiliency of the rubber to detachably clamp the bag to the. holder. From time to time during the use of the 5 device, the operator may draw up the neck of the bag to maintain the polish in a. compact H mass withi'n the bag, thus enabling all of the polish to be used. 7 r

-As used throughout the claims, the term ball- 10 like is intended to include thosevarious forms of substantial dimensions in all directions, such 7 v as spherical, cylindrical, cubical, and the like,

andthe ball-like form of the bodylof shoe paste 7 enables the paste to be applied to all of the dif-' 15 ferent portions of the shoe when worn with minimum liability of the application of'the paste 7 to the stocking. 1 7

While the preferred embodiments of the invention have been herein illustrated and 'de- 20v scribedyit will berunderstood'that the invention may be embodied in other forms within the scope of the following claims. g r f i Having thustde'scribed the invention, 'whatis' claimed :1 r .7 1; In a'.fshoe;dauber, the-combinationwith a handle, of 1a shoe paste cartridge comprising" T a? small vfabric bagentirely enclosing a unitary-l ball-likcartridge of shoe paste', thei upper portion of the bag being closeoL'the upper portion of the bag being arranged to project'in elfect'as a f fabric "neck" or handle" by' which the {cartridge may 'be' handled with minimum" liability of sou ing* the handsfduring its attachment' to"'thehandle of the-,shoe V dauber; the bag 'formed 'of .4: V

a'materialsuch as 'to. permit paste, tov exude therethrough, when the. bag ,isli'p'ressed flightly against the shoe, said handle having provision; including means"to:.cletachab1y secure said-neck to said handle, wherebyithecslack-in the body 40;, of the-bag; maylbe taken' up from .time to: time W tomaintainthezcartridge inball-like'form; 1 --;.2-. -Ini a:, paste dauber, tithe combination lewit h a'i handle, ofga paste c'artridge comprising a .smallt fabric bagfentirely enclosing 3 a2 unitarytballelike rtr d e ofanestei.theupn rzp tion of th ba being-arranged to project in" efiect .aszra fabric. neck; or; handle; by which ltheecartridge'may be handled with a 3 minimum; ,of. liability 1' of isoiling the hands during its attachmentto they handle 5,9; of 'the dauber, said handle :beingv formed ..of elastic rubber-ilike material and haVingI'an-aperture for insertion of; the, neck of 1 saida'bag; for" frictionallyand resiliently gripping v said neck, whereby :the-slackin-the bodyao-f .ther'bagmay V be taken up from time to time.

WILLIAM as; ere-met

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US6276022 *Nov 17, 1999Aug 21, 2001Scott Eric GallacherBackscrubber with removable washing element
U.S. Classification401/202, 401/207, 401/196, 15/209.1, 401/201
International ClassificationA47L23/00, A46B11/02, A47L23/05, A46B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47L23/05
European ClassificationA47L23/05