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N. R. KELLY OIL APPLICATOR Nov. 30, 1937.
Filed Aug. 27, 1936 INVENTOR Aorrd/Rqy AaZv BY QM q'TCgRNE Patented Nov. 30, 1937 PATENT aromas OFFICE i APPLICATOR I News ha Kelly, Douglaston, Long Island, N. Y. Application August 27, 1936, Serial No. 98,262
This invention relates to new and useful immovements in an at applicator.
The mvention has for an object the construction of an applicator which is characterized by a 5 hollow sheil having an open bottom side intb which a sponge holding shell may be engaged a limited distance, and an arrangement whereby 'oil "Pihced within said hollow shell passes through and reaches a spange within said spd'n'g'e holder. 5w As a further object of the invention it is pro- "posed to form the inner wall of the holding shell with perforations for the passage of the oil from the hollow shell to the sponge.
:hnother "object of the invention is to produce -'a cap for engaging over the sponge and enclosing it when the device is not in use.
Another one of the objects of this invention "resides in the provision of an annular head around the hollow shell for constituting the 2(} means to limit the engagement of the sponge holding shell within the hollow shell and simul- -'t aneously constituting a stop for an outer cap which is used to cover the sponge.
For further comprehension of the invention, :35 "and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth. '30 In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure':-
Fig. l is a perspective View of an oil applicator constructed according to this invention.
Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view 35 :01 Fig. 1.
Fig'. 3 is a perspective View of the sponge holding shell and associated parts per se.
Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the sponge cover- 40 ing cap.
Fig. 6 is a similar view to Fig. 4 but showing another form of the device.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the oil applicator, according to the form illustrated in Fig. 6.
The oil applicator, according to this invention, comprises a hollow shell I ll of composition or any other suitable material, having an open bottom side and a top side with an inlet I I closed 50 with a removable cap I 2. A sponge holding shell I3 is adapted to engage a limited distance into the open bottom of the hollow shell ID. A sponge I4 is arranged in the outer side of the sponge holding shell. The inner wall l5 of said sponge 55 holding shell I3 is formed with perforatlqn Is for the passage of oil from the hollow shell to the sponge.
The cap 12 is screw threaded upon a projecting portion constituting the inlet II. It may be re-".;, i'hoved and theoil or other liquid engaged into the 5 hollow shell when desired. The side walls of the shell ID are formed with an annular bead 18 which has a dual .purpose. One is that it acts as a stop for limiting the engagement of the sponge holding shell l3. Secondly, it acts as a 0 stop for an external shell I 9. This external shell I9 is in the form of a cap adapted to engage over and cover the sponge I4.
Rubber or other soft resilient material 20 is interposed between certain of the contacting surfaces of the sponge holding shell l3 and the hollow shell l0 so as to provide a liquid proof joint and prevent the seeping of the oil between these parts. Thus, the oil is caused to travel through the perforations I6.
A means is provided for controlling the operative size of the perforations I6. This means includes a disc 22 which is rotatively mounted upon the wall I5 by reason of a central pintle rivet 23. This disc is formed with perforations Ili adapted in oneposition of rotation of the disc to align with the perforations It. A lug portion 24 is stamped from the material of the disc 22 and extends upwards and engages into a stationary clip 25 which is mounted upon a shell Ill. This clip 25 has a pair of fingers adapted to engage on opposite sides of the lug 24 and so hold it in position. The arrangement permits the shell II) to be slightly turned relative to the sponge holding shell l3 for aligning or partially align- 5 ing the openings I6 and I6 The operation of the device is as follows:
Oil such as sun tan oil, or other liquid, may be placed into the hollow shell Ill by first removing the cap l2. This liquid may seep through on the sponge l4 and may be applied to ones skin by patting the sponge thereon. When the device is not in use the cap I9 is engaged upon the lower portion of the hollow shell II).
In Figs. 6 and 7 modified shape of shells Ill and I9 have been illustrated. The shape of the sponge 14' corresponds with the shape of the shells.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims- Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. An oil applicator comprising a hollow shell having an open bottom side and a top side with a cap inlet for oil and other liquids, a sponge holding shell engaged a limited distance in the open bottom of said hollow shell, a sponge in the outer side of said hollow shell, the inner wall of said hollow shell being perforated for the passage of oil andliquids from thehollow shell to thesponge, and means fonbontrolling the seepage of the oil and liquids through said perforations, comprising a perforated disc rotatively mounted upon said inner wall and having apertures adapted to align with or be out of alignment with 'saidperforations, said disc having a projectin aelement engageable with a stationarymemberupon said hollow shell, whereby the hollow shell may 'be turned relative to the sponge holding shell for moving the disc relative to said inner wall.
.2.An.oil.applicatorrbomprising a hollow shell having an open bottom side and a top side with ai jca'p inlet for. oillandvotherl liquids, a-sponge holding; shell engaged a rlimited=distancein the T said hollow. shell being perforated for the pas- ,isageiof on and liquidsxirom the hollow shell to the sponge, and means for controlling the seepage of the oil and liquids through said perforations, comprising a perforated disc rotatively mounted upon said inner wall and having apertures adapted to align with or be out of alignment with said perforations, said disc having a projecting element engageable with a stationary member upon said hollow shell, whereby the hollow shell may be turned relative to the sponge holding shell for moving the disc relative to said inner Qwall, said' latter ment'ioned member comprising a cap with a'pair of fingers engaging against the opposite sides of said element.
5 3. In an oil applicator, a hollow casing having -an ,open bottom side, a sponge holding shell engaging into said open bottom side and having apertures, a disc rotatively mounted upon the ,,outer top side of said shell and having apertures 'alignable with said apertures, a projecting elementnmounted on one side of said disc and extending into said casing, arstationary member mounted within said casing, and depending finger portions on said stationary member engaging over said-projecting element, whereby said cover may be rotated to move saidprojecting element and-saiddisc to control the operative size of said apertures.
:NORVAL. RAY KELLY.