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Publication numberUS2260100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1941
Filing dateMay 27, 1940
Priority dateMay 27, 1940
Publication numberUS 2260100 A, US 2260100A, US-A-2260100, US2260100 A, US2260100A
InventorsDeitrich Epily C, Lisle Dallas V
Original AssigneeDeitrich
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain applicator
US 2260100 A
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Oct; 21,

1941. E. 'c. DEITRICH EI'AL FOUNTAIN APPLICATOR Filed May 27, 1940 Y l l OOOOO afiezirzb/z 6? B fialas' k165i? NNNNN To Patented Oct. 21, 1941 i UNITED J STATES 1 ATENT -OFFICE 7 p v 2,260,1te'

Epily o. Deitrich and liauas 'v. Lisle, Pittsburgh, Pa.; said Lisle assignor to said .Deitrich Application May 27, 1940, Serial No 337,514

2 Claims. c1j; 1' 5;1'33) This invention relates to fountain applicators, audits-general object is to provide an applicator that is primarily designed for detachable connection to the neck of a usual bottle of liquid shoe dressing for closing the mouth thereof, and for direct application of the contents of the bottle to shoes and other objects to be cleaned and dressed, in that the applicator includes a dauber and valve means for controlling the passage of the contents through the device in accordance with the pressure of the dauber against the shoe, so that the contents can be applied to the dauber and shoe in controlled quantities, thus eliminating waste.

- An important object is to provide a fountain applicator in the form *of an attachment that can 1 be readily applied and removed with respect to the-neck of bottles of any type used for liquid shoe dressing, and particularly that for white shoes, andthe device is pliable and constructed in one size to fit necks of different diameters regardless of the cap retaining flanges or threads thereon, and in a manner to prevent possibility of leakage, casual removal or displacement.

' Another important object is to provide an applicator that includes an outlet opening for the valve means, that is shaped to minimize closing, and in the event-any dried particles of polish or other matter should by chance clog the same, such will "be washed -therefrom by the outgoing polish when using the device, thereby assuring free passage of the polish during use.

,A further object is to" provide an applicator that is preferably made wholly ofelastic material,

such as rubber or the like, to include a dauber and means cooperating therewith for spreading the liquid. evenly throughout the entire surface or the shoe upper, and the dauber and spreader includes a plurality of minute elongated spine like teats providing brush like shoe engaging surfaces.

A further object is to provide an applicator that is primarily designed for use on'white shoes of any type of leather, cloth or other material,

and is capable of'maintaining the same in a.

clean and proper condition with minimum efior't :on the part of the user.

Another object is to provide an applicator of the character setnforth, that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and extremely .efiicientlin operation, use and service.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accom- 55 panying 'drawingandspecifically pointed out in the-appended claims. 1

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

Figure 1' is a top plan View of the device which forms the subject matter of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a front view thereof.

Figure 3 is a side elevation looking toward the spreader.

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view taken I through the device applied to a bottle having a neckof a relatively small diameter. Figure S jis-asirr ilar view with the device appliedto a bottle having aneck of a larger diameter, thanthat shown in Figure 4.

Figure -6 is a sectional view taken approximately n-line 6 t of Figure 4, looking in the direction ofthe arrows; V

Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be noted that we have illustrated our device in one size, asbeing applied to'a'bottle A with'a neck of a small diameter andto a bottle B havinga neck of a larger di-ametenth necks-each being formed with an annular flange Canola segmental thread D for threadedly -securing the usual closure cap ior'dispo'sal in abutting engagement With "the flange, therefore it will be seen'that our applicator can be associated with bottle necks of various diameters, yet will perform its intended function with utmost eifici'ency. While the necks are shown with closure cap-retaining means of a certain type, the device iscapable of snugly fitting'a neck having any type of retaining means thereon, without possibility of leakage, casual removal or displacement, due to the construction of the device and the fact that it is made wholly from elastic material. v I r I -Our device in the form shown is molded into a single un-it of-solid elastic rubber, but it can be "made fromsponge rubber-or any other material suitable for the purpose and in anyjsuitable manner, to provide -a body having a central bore therein, so that the body is hollow and of substantially cylindrical formation to provide a skirt 1, having; an open lower 'end and a top wall :2 closing theupper end of the body. The inner surface-of the skirt from its lowerend is tapered inwardly 'for a portion of its height as at 3, to

"facilitate the application of the device to the neck of a bottle, as will be apparent upon inspection of Figures 4 and 5', and the remaining portion of the skirt is relatively thick, with annular ribs 4 on the inner surface thereof for gripping engagement with the flange C and thread D for securing the device to the neck, against casual removal or displacement.

The annular wall of the body between the threaded portion of the skirt and the top wall 2 is relatively thin to render the same extremely flexible so as to readily give under pressure, and is interiorly shaped to provide a substantially concaved chamber 5 having a projection 6 disposed centrally therein and formed on and depending from the top wall, as clearly shown in Figures 4 and 5. The projection is slit as at 1 across its diameter to provide a normally closed smoothing the dressing as well as for removing soiled spots and raising the nap on suede, buckdiaphragm valve and the slit extends in divergwall 2 Extending through the top wall and within I the projection to intersect the slit is an outlet port or opening 8 tapered outwardly to the upper I surface of the top wall to cooperate with the slit for the passage of the polish through the device, when the slit is moved to open position, in a manner which will be later described. The shape of the opening 8 is of extreme importance in that the taper thereof not only prevents the opening from completely closing during the use of the device, but in the event the opening should become clogged with particles of dry polish or other matter, such will be immediately washed therefrom by the outgoing polish during the use of the device. t

The outer surface of the wall of the body about the chamberis tapered inwardly toward the top wall which'has formed on the upper surface thereof to project outwardly therefrom, a plurality of minute elongated outwardly tapered spine like teats {Ito provide a brush like dauber.

Formed on the body and extending laterally from the skirt thereof in the form shown is a spreader ll) of substantially rectangular formation and which is provided with a fiat outer face that likewise has formed on and extending therefrom a plurality of teats H similar to the teats H], but are shown as being slightly longer.

From the above description and the disclosure in the drawing, it is believed that the use of our device will be obvious, but it might be mentioned that the device is applied to the neck of a bottle as shown in Figures 1 and 4, thence the bottle which actsas a handle is inverted for the passage of the polish to the chamber 5. The dauber is then applied to a shoe or other surface to be dressed and it will be apparent that inward pressure upon the dauber will cause the valve to move inwardly within the chamber and thereby open the slit to allow the polish to pass from the chamber to the dauber and shoe, through the medium of the slit and outlet opening 8. When the pressure is relieved, the slit will close, with the result it will be seen that the passage of the bottle contents through the outlet opening will be under the constant control of the user at all times, thereby eliminating waste, but at the same time allowing a sufficient quantity of polish to be applied to the shoe.

It will be further obvious that the dauber is not only used for applying the polish or dressing to the shoe but can be used for spreading the same, preferably by a circular motion, and the spreader is primarily designed for leveling or skin and like shoes.

While our device is primarily designed for use in cleaning, dressing and polishing shoes, it can be used for dispensing, applying and spreading any kind of liquid, such as for example hand lotions, but when used for that purpose, the spreader H] can be eliminated and all the spreading action can be accomplished by the dauber, which due to the soft pliable elastic teats 9 thereof, will in no way injure the skin of the user. However, the teats 9 can likewise be eliminated and the spreading action can then be accomplished by use of the top wall, if desired.

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 changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

What we claim is:

l. A liquid applicator for attachment to a bottleior dispensing and applying the contents thereof and comprising a hollow body including a skirt having an open lower end portion tapered inwardly on its inner surface to facilitate the application of the skirt to the neck of the bottle, the remaining portion of the skirt being relatively thick, ribs formed on the interior surface of the thickened portion for detachably securing the skirt to the neck to provide a leak proof connection, a top wall for the body and having an outlet opening tapering outwardly toward and extendingthrough the upper surface thereof, teats formed on and rising from said upper surface to provide a brush like dauber, said body having a substantially concaved chamber therein between the top Walland the skirt, said chamber having a relatively thin annular elastic wall connecting the-top wall to the skirt for flexing movement of the top wall, a diaphragm valve including a projection formed on and depending from the top wall and having a normally closed slit therein convergingtoward said upper surface, and said slit intersecting the opening for controlling the passage of liquid therethrough and being movable to open position when pressure is applied to the dauber.

2. A liquid applicator for attachment to' a bottle for dispensing and applying the contents thereof and comprising a hollow body including a skirt designed for detachable connection to the-neck of the bottle, a top' wall for the body and connected to the skirt for flexing movement, said top wall having an'outlet opening tapered outwardly toward the upper' surface of the top wall and extending therethrough; teats formed on and rising from the top wall to provide a brush-like dauber, a diaphragm valve including a projection formed on and depending centrally from the top wall and having a normally closed slit therein converging toward said upper surface, and said slit intersecting the opening for controlling the passage of liquid therethrough and being movable to open position when pressure is applied to the dauber.

EPILY 0. Duration. DALLAS v. LISLE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/272, 222/490, 401/28, 401/39
International ClassificationB65D47/00, B65D47/42
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/42
European ClassificationB65D47/42