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March 19, 1946. R c, SCHMIDT, 5 2,396,973
WAX APPLICATOR Filed NOV. 26, 1943 IN V EN TOR.
ATTCIRN EYE Patented Mar. 19,1946
V wax nrmoa'ron Reinhold o.
Pittsburgh, Pa., assignor of one-third to Reinhold C. Schmidt, Jr.,
: M'cKeesport, and onethird to Schmidt, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Laura Olive Application aiovembei- 2c, 1943, Serial No.- 511,856 comma. (or. 914.9)
The present inventionrelatcs to improvements in waxing devices and has for a primary object the provision of a wax applicator which is of generally improved design. I
Another object of the invention is to provide a wax applicator constructed so that the wax is forced through minute perforations of'an applying member was to effect uniform distribution thereof.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a wax applicator in which the wax is forced through a foramlnous member throughthe medium of a spring pressed plunger.
Still another object of the invention is the provision of a wax applicator of the aforesaid character which is relatively simple and durable in construction, efficient in use and which can be easily disassembled.
an applying member 20 which maycomprise an approximately round piece of fabric constructed to provide a porous or foraminous medium having perforations of a size suitable for the dis- Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description progresses.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout: 1
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the assembled 7 device in position for use, and i Figure 2 is a side elevational viewof the same partly in section.
Referring in detail to the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred example of the invention, I designates a container body in the form of a cylindrical rigid shell having an annular outwardly projecting bead ii at the bottom thereof. At diametrically opposed sides of the body iii are provided a, pair of radially projecting trunnionsl2 disposed intermediate the top and bottom thereof.
on the trunnions l2 are pivotally disposed the outer eye elements l8 of a pair of curved complementa y yoke or bale forming sections l4. The inner ends of the yoke sections l4 are formed with parallel shanks l5 tightly secured in a bore in the inner end portion of an elongated straight.
handle [6. Pivotally connected with this handle,
charge-of required quantities of wax for distribution thereof on floors and the like. .This fabric I is arranged so that a skirt portion encircles the lower part of the body l0 and is removably held thereon by a retaining band or ring 21 which may advantageously be resilient or elastic for slidable fitting on the body and coacts with the bead I I to firmly retain the fabric in position. As
shown to 'adyantageat Figure 2, the fabric or bulges below the bottom distributing medium of the shell. p v Slidably fitted within the body shell ill for axial movement therein isa forcerv 22 which may be in the form of a flatplun'ger disk having an annular'groove 23 in the top.
Within the top of the cylindrical shell I is removably mounted a header member 24 in the form of an elongated rigid barhaving the center portions transversely offset and having the ends slidably fitted in L-shaped slots 25 formed in diametrically opposed parts of the body. Thus, the bar 24 has a length substantially'equal to the exterior diameter of the shell and is mounted in position by lowering the ends through vertical at its inner end, is a hook member I! having the body shank formed at one end with a right angular portion l8 extending through a transverse bore in the handle and having formed at its outer end a U-shaped hook l9 adapted to be fitted over the top of the body ill to hold the handle at a .predetermined inclination with relation to the body, so as to facilitate movement of the applicator.
At the bottom of the body shell i0 is disposed extensions ofthe slots and thereafter turned circumferentiallyto engage horizontal extensions thereof, as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. On
the upwardly offset center portion of the bar 24 is fastened, by screws 26, an upstanding knob 21 disposed centrally of the top portion of the container body.' To the underside of the bar is securely connected an abutment member 28 in the form of a disk having the lower face recessed to provide a shallow circular seat depression 29,- for a purpose which will be later described. The member 28 is rigidly secured to the center of the bar 24 by a screw 30.
Between the abutment member 28 and the v plunger 22 is mounted a spiral tapering compres sion spring 3| having the upper reduced end of a diameter suitable for seating in the depression 29 of the abutment and the lower end of increased diameter disposed to engage the groove 23' in the top of the plunger disk.
During use, a charge of wax, denoted at 32 is forced downwardly against the bottom of the cover 28 by the compression action of the spring 3|, the-top of which'is held in fixed position by a the abutment 28 while the bottom bears against the slidably movable plunger; 22. The spring exerts compression sufiicient to force the'wax through the minute perforations or pores of the cover at a rate suflicient to cause extrusion sum-- cient to enable uniform application by slidable manipulation oi the container through the medium of the handle upon a floor or other surface to be waxed. Thus, the wax .will be extruded in predetermined quantity for efllcient application as long as the header bar 24 is tastened in holding position on the container. This position will enable convenient and economical distribution oi the wax. 7
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of determined inclination tainer.
2. In a wax applicator, a cylindrical container body, a porous cover enclosing the bottom end of the body, slldable clamping means for removably holding the said cover on the body, the body having diametrically opposed L-shaped slots located in the upper end thereof, a removable headerbar mounted diametrically in the upper portion of the body with its ends engaged with relation to the con- .in the slots, an abutment member secured to and depending from the said bar, a plunger disk disposed to slide axially in the body, and a spiral spring mounted between the abutment and the plunger and adapted to exert pressure upon the plunger to force wax from the bottom of the container and through the pores of the said cover.
the invention or the scope of the subjoined ring and wall of the container, a header member removably fixed in the upper portion of the container, an abutment member on the header, a plunger slidable in the container, a spring disposed between the abutment member, oi the header and the plunger and acting upon the latter to force wax from the interior of the container through the pores of the cover, a handle pivotally connected with the container, and a hook attached to the handle and engageable with the container for holding the handle at a pre- 40 3. In a wax applicator, a cylindrical container body formed with diametrically opposed L- shaped slots in its top edge, a porous cover enclosing thebottom end of the body and extend ing up against the sides, means clamping the part of the cover extending up about the sides of the body for removably holding the said cover on the body, a removable header bar mounted diametrically in the slots in the upper edge portion of the body, an abutment member secured to and depending from the said bar, a plunger disk disposed to slide axially in the body, a spiral spring mounted between the abutment and the plunger and adapted to exert pressure upon the plunger to force wax from the bottom of the container and through the pores of the said cover, a handle having pivotal connection with 35 opposed sides of the body, and a hook pivotally connected to the inner portion of the handle and engageable with the container for releasably holding the handle at a working inclination with relation to the container.
REINHOLD C. SCHMIDT, SR.