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Publication numberUS2119646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1938
Filing dateOct 24, 1936
Priority dateOct 24, 1936
Publication numberUS 2119646 A, US 2119646A, US-A-2119646, US2119646 A, US2119646A
InventorsFrank Pidel
Original AssigneeFrank Pidel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for applying dye and other liquids from containers
US 2119646 A
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June 7, 1938. PIDEL 2,119,646


My present invention relates to dispensing containers, and more particularly to an improved device for dispensing liquid from containers.

My invention is particularly adapted for use in dispensing and applying liquids, such as polish for shoes and furniture, or dyes for application to shoes, leather .or woodwork, or any desired surface, where the liquid or dye to be applied is ordinarily held in a container, usually constructed of either glass or tin. Such containers are ordinarily shipped and delivered to the consumer in an, enclosing carton, and the mouth of the container is closed by acap, usually a screw cap, while within the enclosing carton, and separate from the container is a. swab and by means of which the liquid within the container, after the removal of the cap, is applied to the desired surface. Such a method is objectionable in that a considerable amount of liquid is unavoidably spilled or lost during the operation of transferring the same on the swab from the container -to the surface on which the liquid is to be applied.

In my present invention I have devised an improved closure cap for a container, and form therewith a swab which will be held within the container during the shipment thereof and which may be readily removed from the container and placed in a position on the container, and whereby the container may be utilized as a handle for the swab in the applying of the liquid to a surface. Also, I preferably construct the connecting member between the cap closure and the swab in tubular form and thus provide a conduit through which the liquid flows from the container to the swab.

The present invention may be utilized as an adjunct to a container for dispensing liquids and in which event the ordinary cap for the mouth of the container is removed and my present invention applied thereto and may be removed therefrom whenever it is desirable or necessary. My present invention saves considerable labor in the applying of a liquid from the container to any desired surface because of the elimination of the necessity of transferring the liquid from the container to the surface by means of repeated applications of the swab to the container for the necessary liquid to be applied. Also the flow of liquid from the container may with my present invention be controlled within very close limits by the control of the angle of inclination of the container with respect to the horizontal, a steep inclination accelerating the flow of liquid through my device and a slight inclination lessening the rate of flow.

A feature of my invention is an improved closure cap for liquid containers and the like.

A feature of my invention is an improved combination of closure capand liquid applying means for liquid containers.

A feature of my invention is. an improved double ended closure cap and'combined liquid applying swab.

In. the accompanying drawing,

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a liquid container showing in section a double ended closure cap made according to my present invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of my improved invention applied to a liquid container, and with the container and applying member in position to apply liquid on any desired surface;

Fig. 3 is a section through a closure plug of my improved closure cap, and

Fig. 4 is a sectional view of a modified form of my invention. 20

Referring to the drawing, I0 designates a liquid container of the usual type, ,andordinarily of glass or metal, in the present instance glass. The container I0 acts as a container for liquid l l of any desired character, such for example as dye, polish, either shoe or furniture, or any other desired liquid which it is desired to apply to a surface, either for polishing, dyeing, or other desired purposes. The container is provided at the mouth I 2 thereof with threads (3, and which threads register ordinarily with corresponding threads of :the interior of a closure cap.

In the closure cap 14, forming the subject matter of my present invention, I provide interiorly threaded cap portions l5 and 16, at each end and separated by a diaphragm IT. The interior threads .of the cap ends l5 and [6 may be screwed onto the thread l3 on the mouth end of the container I0.

On each face of the diaphragm ll of the cap I4, I place a resilient washer l8, which, when either of the threaded ends I5 or I6 is in engagement with the mouth end l2 of the bottle, forms a tight joint toprevent egress of fluid H from the bottle.

In Fig. 1 of the drawing, the cap [4 is shown with a threaded end l3 in engagement with the threaded end of the cap l0, and in such Fig. 1 the threaded end [B has screwed therein a threaded plug I9, provided with means for assisting in inserting or removing the same from the end I6.

Extending through the diaphragm I1, and the resilient washers I8, is a tubular member 2|, immovably held in the diaphragm I! by projections 22 thereon, and such tubular member 2| extends into the container III and terminates adjacent to the bottom of such container. Secured to the open end of the tubular member 2|, by wire or twine 23, is a swab 24 of wool, cotton, sponge, brush, or any other desired absorbent material. The lower end of the plug I9 is provided with a central extension 25, which compresses the resilient washer I8 in the threaded end I6 and thereby prevents egress of the liquid II from the container I0 beyond the end of the tubular member 2|.

When the container III, with its contents II, 'reaches the consumer, its general appearance is that shown in Fig. l, and to utilize the device the consumer will remove the plug I9 from the threaded end I6 of the cap I4, unscrew the threaded end I5 of said cap of the threads I3 of the bottle I0, and will then screw the threaded end I B into the threads I3 of the cap, thereby placing the cap I4 and swab 24 in theposition relative to the bottom as shown in Fig. 2. a

From an inspection of such Fig. 2, it is apparent that the liquid I I may now flow through the tubular member 2| and through the absorbent swab 24, and onto the. surface to which it is desired to apply the liquid II. Also, it is apparent that when in use, the container I8 acts as a holder for the swab 24. a

When the necessary or desired amount of liquid II has been applied to the surface desired, the container I0, thecap M and swab 24, may be left in assembled position as shown in Fig. 2, or the cap I4 may be removed from the container as shown in Fig. 2 and the various parts, as above described may be reassembled in position,

'asfshown in Fig. 1.

Preferably I have shown the cap I4 as an integral cap, having two internally threaded ends I5 and I6. While this is the preferred form, I may 'usein place thereof two single caps placed end to end'and held in relatively immovable relation, with respect to each other, byany desired means. Also, the plug I9 may be provided'with a bail instead of the member 20, and if it be:

desired the extension 25 thereof may be omitted.

Referring now to 'Fig. 4 wherein is shown a modification of my invention the tube 2| carrying the swab 24 is attached and inserted through the head of a screw cap 26. Such a structure as is shown in Fig.4 and embodying my invention is ordinarily packed with a container of liquid or with a plurality of containers of liquids such as the container I0 and after the regulation cap of the container has been removed the cap 26 shown in Fig. 4 is placed'thereon and the device is then ready for use. After use the structure shown in Fig. 4 may be removed from the container Ifland the regulation cap replaced on the structure shown in Fig. 4 may be left in position on the container I0 and act as a closure cap for the container.

In all forms of my invention and when applied to a container III of liquid II, the return of flow of the liquid through the tube 2| to the swab 24 is readily controlled within very close limits by the angle of inclination of the tube 2| 'and' container ID to the horizontal. For example, in Fig. 2 the return of flow of the liquid II through the Also my improved device is a labor saving device because of the fact that it is not necessary to dip the liquid II out of the container I0 by means of a swab. -Not only is my device a labor saving device but is also a material saving device as the minimum amount of liquid II is lost as it is applied die rectly from the container II] to the place desired.

Whereas I have described my invention by reference to' specific. forms thereof, it will be understood that many changes and modifications may be made without departing'from the spirit of the invention. 7

I claim:

1. In an improved device for applying liquids from a container, the combination of a closure cap for said container, a tubular member having one end extending through the closure cap, projections formed integral with the tubular member at the end which extends through the closure cap and with said projections embedded in the material of the cap whereby the tubular member is rigidly 'held in association with the'cap, and a swab secured to the outer portion of the other end of the tubular member. g 2. In an improved device for applyingliquids from a container, the combination of a doubleendedgclosure cap for said container, a dia phragm formed integral with the cap and located between the ends thereof, a tubular member having one end extending through the diaphragm, projections formed integral with the tubular member and with said projections embedded in the material of the diaphragm whereby the tubular member is rigidly held in association with said double-closure cap, and a swab secured to the outer portion of the other end of the tubular member, one end of the double-ended closurecap being adapted tobe secured to the container when it is desired to dispense liquids from the container, and the other end of the closure cap being adapted to engage with the end of the container to house the swab and tubular member within the container.


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U.S. Classification401/207, 401/129, 401/130, 401/126
International ClassificationA46B11/00, A46B11/02, B65D47/42, B65D47/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/42
European ClassificationB65D47/42