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Publication numberUS2253779 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1941
Filing dateJul 22, 1940
Priority dateMar 13, 1940
Publication numberUS 2253779 A, US 2253779A, US-A-2253779, US2253779 A, US2253779A
InventorsJulian Gutierrez
Original AssigneeJulian Gutierrez
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain applicator
US 2253779 A
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FOUNTAIN APPLICATOR Filed July 22, 1940 1 r A l n f I i f fylm! NNNNNN OR Patented` ng. 26, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOUNTAIN APPLICATOR Julin Gutirrez, Habana, Cuba Application July zz, 1940, serial No. 346,855 In Cuba March 13, 1940 This invention relates to fountain applicators and dispensers, and its general object is to provide a liquid dispensing applicator thatincludes a brush carried container, the brush being in communication with the container for the .passage of the contents of the latter to the bristles of the brush, so that the contents can be applied in use directly from the container by the brush.

A further object is to provide a fountain applicator of the character set forth, that allows free passage of the liquid directly to the bristles of the brush, regardless of the nature of the liquid or the condition of the bristles, as the bristle tuft is partly open and the liquid is directed to the open portion by an exterior recess and not through a closed tube as is now the general practice, thus it will be obvious that my applicator eliminates stoppage which might be brought about by the hardening of viscous and like liquid, such` as ink, paint, glue, mucilage, etc.l within the brush. i

Another object is to provide a fountain applicator that includes a brush which is provided with funnel like drip means for catching surplus liquid, and directing the same back to the container, thereby eliminating waste, soiling of the hands of the user or the accumulation of the liquid about the exterior surface of the container.

A still further object is to provide a fountain applicator that includes a brush which may be detachably associated with respect to the container, so that it can be removed when not in use and replaced with a stopper, and the detachable brush likewise facilitates cleaning thereof.

Another object is to provide a brush type applicator means that can be attached to containers, including bottles, now in general use. y

A still further object is to provide a fountain applicator of the character set forth, that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and extremely efcient in use and service.

This invention also consists in certain otherr features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the 'accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several Views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the brush and one form of the drip means which constitutes a part of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a side view partly in section of one form of my applicator.

Figure 3 is ay sectional view taken approximately on line 3-3 of Figure 1looking in the direction of the arrows. 1

Figure 4 is a detail view partly in section with the brush removed from the drip means and a stopper mounted therein.

Figure 5 is a View partly in section of a further modifled form of my applicator.

Figure 6 vis a. fragmentary view partly in section of another modified form for use with a stopper typebottle.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary view partly in section of a further modified form for use with a bottle having a threaded neck.

Referring to the drawing in detail, and particularly to the form of Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, the numeral l indicates a metal container of the type now generally used for pad ink, for which my applicator is primarily designed, but of course it can be used for dispensing, spreading or brushing any kind of liquid, viscous or otherwise. The container includes a short cylindrical body having an annular upwardly inclined shouldered portion 2 formed ,with a neck 3 that is provided with an annular upstanding flange-d. I

The drip means of the form of Figures 1 to 4 is made from-metal to provide a lower sleeve portion 5 that is preferably fixedv within the flange 4 and has an inturned annular abutment lip 6 about lts lower edge, while the upper portion 1 of the drip means is outwardly flared in funnel formation.

Detachably mounted within the drip means is the ferrule of the brush, the ferrule including an inner or lower tubular portion 8 frictionally fitting within the lower sleeve portion 5 and abutting the lip 6, as clearly shown in Figure 2, while the remaining portion of the ferrule is laterally recessed as at 9, longitudinally from the lower tubular portion 8- to the outer end of the ferrule to provide a passageway for the liquid that enters the passageway through an opening Ill at the bottom of the recess. 'I'he recess is Vprovided by crimping the metal .of the ferrule inwardly and the recess gradually increases in depth toward the outer end of the ferrule, vwhile the crimped portion acts to fasten the bristles ll to the ferrule in hollow tuft formation, as well as to provide an opening I2 longitudinally of the tuft and registerlng with the recess, so that the liquid will be directeclwithin the tuft, but by the provision of the recess and the opening in the tuft, it will be obvious that stoppage is eliminated, in that the liquid will be directed to the bristles regardless of the nature of the liquid or the condition of the bristles. The recess and opening in the tuft likewise facilitates cleaning, as will be apparent.y In the event the opening I should become clogged, it is arranged so that ready access canbe had thereto for removing matter therefrom.

The ferrule is of greater length than that of the drip means so that the outer end of the ferrule extends beyond the outwardly flared funnel shaped portion 1 of the drip means, with the result it will be seen that the drip means will not interfere with the use of the brush, but will catch surplus liquid and direct the same back to the container through the medium of the opening I0.

A closure I3 in the form of a tube is provided for the brush and the closure has a rounded closed outer end and an open inner end. The closure is of a diameter to flttngly t the neck 3 and the open end is outwardly flared to facilitate the application of the closure to the neck, as will be obvious upon inspection of Figure 2.

Due to the fact that the brush is detachably associated with the drip means, it can be removed therefrom and replaced by a stopper I4 which can be used either with or without the closure i3, but the closure is preferably used when the brush is mounted within the drip means, as shown in Figure 2. l

The container of the form of Figure 5 is made from glass to provide a body I5 having a relatively long, thick neck I 6 provided with an exteriorly threaded upper end portion for threadedly receiving a closure I1 of the same general shape as the closure I3. The bore of the neck at the upper portion thereof is outwardly flared in funnel formation as at I8 to provide a drip means integral with the container, and detachably mounted in the lower cylindrical portion of the neck I6 is the ferrule of a brush that is identical to the brush in the form of Figures l to 3. An inwardly directed annular abutment lip I9 is formed at the lower end of the neck to limit the downward movement of the ferrule, as will be apparent.

The brush and drip means of the form of Figure 6 is identical to that of the form of Figures 1 to 3, but the lower sleeve portion 5 of the drip means in the form of Figure 6 is mounted within a collar gasket 20 oi.' suitable material, such as rubber or the like to provide a leakproof connection between the sleeve portion 5 and the neck 2l of the bottle 22, the latter being of the usual stopper receiving type and a closure 23 somewhat similar to the closure I3 is provided for this form. However, the closure 23 includes a skirt 24 for fitting engagement with the neck 2 I, as shown.

The form of Figure 7 is designed for a bottle or container having an exteriorly threaded neck 25 for threadedly receiving a skirt 26 depending from an outwardly directed annular flange 21 formed on the body portion 28 of a cap member which includes drip means provided with a lower sleeve portion 29 integral with the body portion and rising therefrom, and an outwardly flared funnel shaped upper portion 30. The body portion at its lower end is provided with an inturned annular abutment lip 3l extending into the bore of the body portion as shown, for receiving the lower end of the ferrule of a brush that is identical to the brush of the form of Figures 1 to 3. A gasket 32 provides a leakproof connection between the cap member and the neck 25, and a closure 33 is provided for this form.'` the closure being identical to the closure I3 and is mounted on the body portion 28 in engagement with the iiange 2l that provides an abutment shoulder therefor.

From the above description and the disclosure in the drawing, it is believed that the use of my applicator will be obvious, but it might be mex tioned that when it is desired to use either of the forms, the closure is removed and the container is inverted for the contents thereof to gravitaite through the ferrule, the opening thereof and thence to the bristles, through the medium of the recess 9. The opening I0 may be of any desired size, but of course the diameter thereof depends upon the nature of the liquid to be dispensed, that is a relatively large opening I0 will be provided for thick viscous liquid while a small opening will be provided for a thin water like liquid. In any event the liquid will be directed to the bristles to be spread or brushed thereby, as will be apparent.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and -arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changesfall within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. An applicator yfor the contents of a container, comprising a brush including a ferrule, bristles secured to the ferrule, means for mounting the ferrule with respect to the container for the passage of the contents of the latter within the ferrule, and said ferrule having an outlet opening between its ends and an exteriorly arranged recess extending longitudinally thereof from the opening to the outer end of the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles.

2. An applicator for the contents of a container, comprising a brush including a ferrule, an inner tubular portion included in the ferrule, means for receiving the tubular 'portion and mounting the ferrule with respect to the container for the passage of the contents of the latter within the ferrule, said ferrule having an outlet opening between its ends and being exteriorly recessed longitudinally from the opening to its outer end, bristles clamped in the outer end of the ferrule by the recessed portion thereof, and the recess providing a passage for directing the contents from the opening to the bristles.

3. An applicator for the contents of a container, comprising a brush including a ferrule, an inner tubular portion included in the ferrule, means for receiving the tubular portion and mounting the ferrule with respect to the container for the passage of the contents of the latter within the ferrule, said ferrule being crimped inwardly to provide a recess from the tubular portion to the outer end of fthe ferrule and having an outlet opening at the inner end of the recess, bristles clamped to the ferrule by the crimped portion. and said recess gradually increasing in depth toward its outer end and providing a passage for directing the contents from the opening to the bristles.

4. An applicator for the contents of a container, comprising a brush including a ferrule, bristles secured to the ferrule, means for mounting the ferrule with respect to the container for the passage of the contents of the latterwithin the ferrule, said mounting means including an outwardly flared portion providing drip means for the brush, and said ferrule having an outlet opening between its ends and an exteriorly arranged recess extending longitudinally thereof from the opening to the outer endof the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles.

5. An applicator for the contents of a container, comprising abrush including a ferrule, bristles secured to the ferrule, drip means for the brush and including a sleeve portion detachably receiving the ferrule and mounted with respect to the container for the passage of the contents of the latter within the ferrule, an outwardly ared funnel shaped portion formed on the sleeve portion and surrounding the outer portion of the ferrule in spaced relation thereto, and said ferrule having an outlet' opening between itsends and an exteriorly arranged recess extending longitudinally thereof from the opening to the outer end of the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles.

6. An applicator for the contents of a container, comprising a brush including a ferrule, bristles secured to the ferrule, drip means for the brush and including a sleeve portion detachably receiving the ferrule and mounted with respect to the container for the passage of the contents thereof within the ferrule, an outwardly flared funnel shaped portion formed on the sleeve portion and surrounding the outer portionl of the ferrule in spaced relation thereto, said ferrule having an outlet opening between its ends and an exterior- 1y arranged recess extending longitudinally thereof from the opening to the outer end of the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles, and a stopper shaped to ttingly fit the sleeve portion and receivable therein for closing the same when the brush is removed therefrom.

7. An applicator for the contents of a container having a threaded neck, comprising a crt member including a body portion provided with a bore therethrough, an annular iivange formed on and extending outwardly from the body portion, an interiorly threaded skirt formed on and depending irom the ange and to be threaded on the neck, drip means including a sleeve portion formed on and rising from the body portion, a

. brush including a ferrule mounted in the sleeve portion and bore for the passage of the contents of the container within the ferrule, abutment means for the ferrule at the lower end of the bore, an outwardly flared funnel shaped portion formed on the sleeve portion and surrounding the outer portion of the ferrule in spaced relation thereto, and said ferrule having an outlet opening between its ends and an exteriorly arranged recess extending longitudinally thereof,y from the opening to the outer end of the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles.

8. A fountain applicator comprising a container, a neck for the container, an upstanding flange included in the neck, a brush including a ferrule,

bristles secured to the ferrule, drip means for the brush and including a sleeve portion fixed within the upstanding flange and detachably receiving the ferrule for the passage of the contents of the container therein, an annular lip at the lower end of the sleeve portion and providing abutment means for the ferrule, an outwardly flared funnel shaped portion formed on the sleeve portion and surrounding the outer portion of the ferrule in spaced relation thereto, said ferrule having an outlet opening therein between its endsand an exteriorly arranged recess extending longitudinally thereof from the opening to the outer end of the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles, and a closure for the brush and drip means and mounted on the neck.`

9'. A fountain applicator comprising a container including a body, a relatively long thick neck for the body and being exteriorly threaded, the lower portion of the bore of the neck being of cylindrical formation and the upper portion being outwardly iiared, a brush including a ferrule mounted within the cylindrical portion for the passage of the contents of the container within the ferrule, bristles secured to the ferrule and the outwardly iiared portion providing drip means for the brush, an annular lip formed on the neck at the lower end of the bore to provide abutment means for the ferrule, a closure for the brush and threaded on the neck, and said ferrule having an outlet opening between its ends and an exteriorly arranged recess extending lon'- gitudinally thereof from the opening to the outer end of the ferrule for directing the contents to the bristles.

JULIAN GUTIRREZ.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/15, 401/284, 15/248.1
International ClassificationB43M11/00, B43M11/06
Cooperative ClassificationB43M11/06
European ClassificationB43M11/06