US 2228574 A
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A. 1... LOWE Jan. 14, 1941.
CONTAINER HOLDER FOR FOUNTAIN LIQUID APPLICATOR Criginal Filed March 4, 1958 INVENTOR ARTHUR L. LOWE. BY
A TORNEY Patented Jan. 14, 1941 CONTAINER HOLDER FOR FOUNTAIN LIQUID. APPLICAT'OR Arthur L. Lowe, Southport, Conn.
Original application March 4, 1938, Serial No. 193,855. Divided and this application October. 29, 1938, Serial No. 237,774
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fountain liquid applicators and has particular relation to the manner of securing a liquid container to an applicator handle.
The objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein a satisfactory embodiment of the invention is shown. However, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the details disclosed but includes all such variations and modifications as fall within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawing- Fig. 1 is a side elevational View showing the complete applicator embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a View partly in elevation and partly in section showing, on an enlarged scale, the mounting of the container for the liquid;
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional View taken as along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken as along the line 4-4 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a perspective View of the clip of the invention; and
Fig. 6 is a front elevational view of such clip.
The present application is a division of my application Serial Number 193,855, filed March 4,
The feature of the present invention is the manner in which the liquid container of an applicator is secured to the handle of the applicator. Referring in detail to the drawing an applicator is shown including a relatively long handle I0 to the lower end of which is secured a head or mop I I. Mounted on the handle Ill toward the lower end thereof is a container I2 for the liquid wax, polish, oil, cleanser, varnish, et-cz, to be applied through the use of the applicator.
Container I2 may be provided with a filling opening in its upper end normally tightly closed as by a screw threaded cap I3. Projecting above the upper wall I4 and below the lower wall I5 of the container are beads or seams I 6 and I1 respectively. A discharge valve I8 is mounted by the lower wall of the container and includes .a bracket part I9 the lower end portion 20 of which provides a guide for a valve stem 2| as fully disclosed in my application above identified.
Similar upper and lower clips 22 and 23 serve to secure the container to the handle I0. These clips are duplicates of one another and are secured to the handle by means of upper bolt 24 and its nut 25 and lower bolt 26 and its nut 21.
Each clipincludes. a body portion 28 having a tongue 29. partly lanced; and pressed therefrom and at its free end provided with an outwardly directed portion 30. Preferably the body portions 28 of the clips are bent or curved to partly embrace the handle I0 and the tongues 29 are of considerable length.
As shown best in Fig. 6 the tongue 29 of each clip is provided with a slot or elongated opening 3| therethrough and through which pass the respective securing bolts 24 and 26. The distance between the bolts 24 and 26 is such that when the clips are attached to the handle and. the bolts are passing through the outer portions of the slots 3|, the clips are spaced apart to receive the container I2 between them with the beads I6 and ll of the latter between the free end portions of the tongues and the bodies of the clips.
Bolts 24 and 26 pass through drilled holes in, the handle and so the distance between the bolts is fixed. The nuts 25 and 21 are threaded to the bolts at the outer sides of the tongues 29 and the portions 30 of the latter serve to prevent turning of the nuts on the bolts. As the bolts 24 and 26 are tightened with relation to the nuts 25 and 21 the beads of the container are clamped in a vise-like manner and are caused to press against the sharp corners 32 formed by the lancing of the tongues from the bodies of the clips. Such sharp corners bite into the container beads and .the latter is firmly held against all movement relative to the handle I0.
On loosening of the bolts the clips may be moved in opposite directions along the handle whereby to position the tongues of the clips above and below the beads of the container to permit of removal of the latter from the handle. Obviously such movement of the clips along the handle is made possible due to the presence of the slots 3| in the tongue portions of the clips. Assuming that a container has been removed from the handle when another is to be placed thereon the clips are moved toward one another to have their tongue portions overlie the beads of the new or substitute container and then the bolts are tightened in the nuts to secure the container as above described.
To the lower or outer end of the valve stem 2| there is attached a member 33 having an opening 34 therethrough. A control rod 35 for the valve is mounted on the handle and extends longitudinally thereof being guided as by screw eyes or the like 36. The lower portion of the control rod is bent and extends into the opening 34 whereby movement of the rod longitudinally of the handle will result in manipulation of the said control or discharge valve.
The upper portion of the rod 35 is bent or formed to provide a portion 31 looped about a screw 38 and a trigger-like portion 39 located for convenient operation by a user. As the trigger is drawn upwardly the rod 35 is drawn upwardly to unseat the discharge valve and on the rod being moved downwardly on release of the trigger the valve Will-be seated. A wing-nut or the like 40 on the screw 38 may be tightened to lock the rod against casual movement and thus secure the discharge valve in closed condition.
Attention is directed to the fact that the clips 22 and 23 are duplicates of one another and are so constructed and mounted that they cooperate with the beads of the container to hold the latter against any casual movement relative to the handle Ill. The outturned portions 30 of the tongues 29 prevent casual turning movement of the nuts 25 and 2! on the bolts 24 and 26 respectively. Tongues 29 are of such lengths as to freely flex as the bolts are tightened whereby the free end portions of the tongues may be tightly clamped against the beads of the container with a vise-like action.
Having thus set forth the nature of my invention, what I claim is:
A device for securing containers, having beads at the ends thereof, to a support including a pair of clips formed to engage the support and to be disposed at opposite ends of the container, each clip having a plate-like body shaped to engage the support, a tongue struck-out from the body between the ends of the latter, said tongue having a free end which is extended outwardly therefrom at an angle and formed to engage the bead at the end of the container, said tongue having an opening, and a bolt passing through said opening and through the support for clamping the tongue against the bead and securing the clip to the support.
ARTHUR L. LOWE.