US 2323098 A
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June 29, 1943. M s r 2,323,098
POLISHING DEVICE Filed July 13, 1942 2 Sheets-sheaf, 1'
, 10 LOUIS MINTZES ALVIN MINT 2 ES uvvzzvrons NW M I ATTORNEY June 29, 1943. L. MINTZES ETAL 2,323;0 98
POLISHING DEVICE Filed July 13. 1942 2 Sheets-SheetZ ATTORNEY Patented June 29, 1943 Brooklyn, N. Y. a
Application July 13, 1942, Serial No. 450,684
3 Claims. (Cl. 15-209) This invention relates to a combined shoe and hat wiping and polishing device which is convertible to form a clean package for carrying in the pocket or traveling bag.
An object of this invention is to provide a simple and convenient device for removing dust and light scratches from shoes and to restore the luster to previously polished shoes.
Another object of this invention is to provide a shoe cleaning device comprising an elongated strip of fabric having soft nap on its lower surface and being adapted for wiping and polishing shoes, and having a reversible pocket for concealing the soiled nap surface after use and for forming a folding kit suitable for carrying about in a grip.
Another object of this invention is to form the said reversible pocket of an area less than the area of the strip, to start the pocket at one lengthwise edge of the strip and to position the opening to the pocket at approximately the middle of the width of the strip.
Another object of this invention is to provide shoe shining equipment in foldable compact package form, which package can be carried in a pocket and occupy no more room than a pocketbook.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention will be hereinafter more particularly described, and, the combination and arrangement of parts will be shown in the accompanyingdrawings and pointed out in the claims which form part of this specification,
Reference will now be hadtothedrawings, wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, in which:
. Figure 1 is a plan view of the shoewipin-g and polishing device and showing a wiping strip in operating position and a. superposed pocket.
. Figure 2 is a view of the device with the ends of the strip folded over the pocket.
Figure 3 is a view showing the pocket turned inside out and the soiled surface facing the interior.
Figure 4 is a view showing the entire strip folded into the pocket.
Figure 5 is a view looking inside the pocket with the soiled surface entirely concealed and providing a clean shoe polishing kit.
Figure 6 is a plan view of a modified device.
Figure 7 is a plan view of 'a dauber or polish applier. V
Figure 8 is a side elevation of the dauber shown in Figure 7.
In the illustrated embodiment of the invention, the numeral l'0 indicates a combined shoe wiping and polishing device comprising anelongated strip of fabric H having a softnap on its lowersurface. v
The upper surface of the strip H, best shown in Figure 1, has one or more superposed layers of fabric 12 secured thereto by stitching I3. In the embodiment shown, the fabric I2 is integral with the strip II. The fabric is folded at M and terminates in an unstitched edge l5 intermedi ate the width of the strip H and forms a pocket l6.
It will be seen thatthedepth of the pocket is less than the full width of the strip and that the opening to the pocket face in a direction perpendicular to the length of the strip of fabric l L Each end I! of the strip ll is angularly directed, with, the apex of the angle facing 0ut-. wardly and providing gripping portions positioned centrally of the strip.
It is to be noted that the reversible pocket It starts at one lengthwise edge of the strip and that it terminates at approximately the middle of the width of the strip, and is positioned on the surface opposite the soft nap surface.
The successive steps whereby the soiled strip is converted-into clean pocket-size package form are first, to have the lengthwise ends I! folded over the soiled nap surface and the pocket empty as showninFigure 2. f
The second step is to reverse the pocket with a portion of 'the folded ends concealed inside the pocket, and a portion outside the pocket, as shown in Figure 3. v
The third step is to fold crosswise the portion l8 of the strip l I, still projecting from the pocket, as shown in Figure 3, int-o the pocket in complete concealment, so as to convert the extended device shown in Figure 1 into the compact pocketsize package form shown in Figure 4.
Figure 6 shows a modified cleaning device 20, comprising an elongated strip of fabric 2| having an unobstructed lower surface adapted for cleaning shoes and the like.
The upper surface of the strip 2| has a superposed layer of fabric 22 and another superposed layer of fabric 23. Three edge portions of the layers 22 and 23 are secured to the strip 2| by suitable securing means such as stitching 24.
It is to be noted that the embodiment 20 provides a pocket 25 defined by the two layers 22, 23.
The pocket 25 when reversed exposes two clean outer surfaces. In use, there is a tendency for bing locally on the article being cleaned, instead of holding the elongated strip at both ends. It is to be noted that the fastener 26 is positioned on the upper surface of the strip and that the fastener 27 is positioned on the opposite surface of the strip.
opposite lengthwise edge of said strip, the depth of said pocket being less than the width of said strip, said nap surface in extended service form being adapted for wiping and polishing shoes and after use being soiled with shoe polish, said device having two layers of fabric between said nap surface and the clean interior surfaces of said pocket, said double layer of fabric preventing said polishing material from penetrating to said clean interior surfaces, said pocket when turned inside out after folding the lengthwise end portions of said strip in superposed relation causing said folded strip to be partly folded into concealment therein, whereby upon refolding the non-concealed portion of said body fabric in a crosswise direction and inserting said refolded It is to be noted that the lengthwise ends of the device are secured in unitary relation over the pocket 25 after the user places his hand into the pocket and thus out of the way of the polishing surface in use.
As shown in Figures 7 and 3, it will be seen that we have provided a dauber or polish applier 30 preferably made of a cardboard body having two substantially circular portions 3|, 32. The portion 32 has a disk-like layer of shoe polish 33 adhering thereto in any suitable manner.
, The portion 3| of the dauber 30 forms a handle by means of which the user may grasp the dauber at the reduced mid portion thereof 34 and by placing the forefinger against the back of the portion surfaced with polish, exert pressure thereon so as to transfer some of the polish to the leather or' other surface to be polished.
When not in use, the handle portion 3| is folded over the portion 32 to which the polish adheres, thus providing clean outer surfaces. The user may then place the dauber into the pocket which serves as a storage compartment for the dauber.
It is to be noted that the polishing devices I!) and may be used for hat polishing by providing one face of the pocket with a material such as felt. The user may place his hand in the pocket and use the exposed felt surface for hat polishing.
In accordance with the patent statutes we have described and illustrated the preferred embodiment of our invention, but it will be understood 1 that'various changes and modifications can be made therein without departingfrom the spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
1. In a combined shoe wiping and polishing device,jcomprising an elongated single layer'strip of body fabric having a nap surface, the surface opposite said nap surface having two superposed layers of fabric stitched thereto at three side edges and forminga pocket between them, the opening to said pocket facing in a direction perpendicular to one lengthwise edge of said strip and being considerably spaced away from I said lengthwis'e'edge, said pocket terminating at the fabric into said pocket, said soiled surface is concealed and clean outer surfaces are exposed all around said doubly folded device in pocket size form and sufficiently clean to be suitable for car'- rying in a pocket of a garment, said refolded portion causing also the outer edge of said soiled nap surface to be fully concealed at said pocket opening.
2. In a device of the class described for wiping and polishing, comprising an elongated single layer strip of body fabric having a wiping and polishing surface adapted for wiping and polishing, the surface opposite said wiping and polishing surface having superposed fabric means stitched thereto and forming a pocket between them, the opening to said pocket facing in a direction perpendicular to one lengthwise edge of said strip and being considerably spaced away from said lengthwise edge, said pocket terminating at the opposite lengthwise edge of said strip, the depth of said pocket being less than the width of said strip, said wiping and polishing surface in extended service form being adapted for wiping and polishing and after use being soiled, said pocket when turned inside out after folding the lengthwise end portions of said strip in superposed relation causing said folded strip to be partly folded into concealment therein, whereby upon refolding the non-concealed portion of said body fabric in a crosswise direction and inserting said refolded fabric into said pocket, said soiled surface is concealed and clean outer surfaces are exposed all around said doubly folded'device in pocket size form and sufficiently clean "to'be suitable for carrying'in a pocket of a garment, said refolded portion'causing also the outer edge of said wiping and polishing surface to be 'fully concealed at said pocket opening.
3. The invention as defined in claim 2, wherein complementary fastening means are secured to the lengthwise end portions of said device, whereby said end portions may be secured in unitary relation over'said pocket, forming a glove-like enclosure covering the hand of the user and adapting said wiping and polishing device to use for finishing shining operations by localized cleaning or polishing.
LOUIS MINTZES. ALVIN MINTZES.