US 2403575 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 9, 1946.
E. A. BRAcK 2,403,575
l SHOE KIT Filed Jan. 1o, 1944 Patented July 9, 1,946
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHOE KIT Elizabeth A. Brack, Dorchester, Mass.
Application January 10, 1941i, Serial No. 517,629
This invention relates to a novel article of manufacture and more particularly to a shoe polishing kit.
It is, of course, Well known that it is convenient and often desirable While traveling to have a shoe polishing kit that may be readily packed with other articles of travel. Many such shoe polishing articles have heretofore been provided in the form of 'separate items but as such are invariably messy and difficult to handle and pack without soiling other articles or apparel. Further, applying paste or other medium to shoes, for the purpose of polishing, frequently results in the soiling or staining of a persons hands and fingers.
Accordingly, one of the primary objects of the present invention is to provide a shoe polishing kit that is compact and readily useable without the objections usually attendant upon the use of present known devices.
Another object of the invention is to provide a kit that may be conveniently packed in a limited space without danger of the contents contacting and soiling other articles.
A further object of the invention is to provide a self-contained shoe polishing kit with a minimum of separable parts.
The foregoing objects are intended as a general statement and are not to be construed as limiting the invention thereto as further objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description of one form of the invention.
The accompanying drawing illustrates a preferred form of the invention suflicient to enable those skilled in the art to understand the construction thereof.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a vertical section of the assembled shoe polishing kit.
Fig. 2 is a yfront cator ready for use.
Fig. 3 is a front elevation showing the polishing element of the kit ready for use.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the kit illustrated at Fig. 3, and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a compartment member disposed within the kit.
As illustrated inthe drawing the flat member Ill in the present instance is in the form of a disc with an applicator II attached to one face thereof. The opposed face of the member IIJ is provided with a polishing element I2.
The periphery of the member I9 is provided with opposed projections I3, I4 which may be in the form of partial threads that are arranged elevation Ishowing the applito be engaged with coacting portions I5, I6 of separate covers I'I, I8 adapted to enclose the elements of the kit When the opposed covers are in their assembled and closed positions. One of the covers I 'I is provided with a section I 9 that `forms compartments within the cover Il. In the illustrated arrangement the section I is in the form of a separate unit adapted to be disposed Iwithin the cover in any suitable manner and may be provided With a filler 20 to retain the section I9 at a desired elevation. This section I9 is provided with a central compartment I9@ arranged to receive the adapter II when the cover Il is in assembled relation with the kit member ID as above described.' The outer compartment IQb of the section I9 is provided with paste 2i or like material as is customarily used in a shoe polish ing operation. It is obvious that compartments may be formed and arranged within the kit covers in many convenient Ways that would be desired in the manufacture of the kit. The single form shown is illustrative of the objects of the compartments.
In operation the covers Il, I8, which are preferably of a size and shape to be grasped readily with one in each hand, are held by the operator and the cover I'i removed from engagement with the member ID. The removed cover I'I may be held in one hand thus exposing the polishing paste 2i. The other hand retains the opposite cover I8 which is still engaged Iwith the kit member I0 with the applicator II exposed, see Fig. 2. The applicator may now be engaged with the paste 2i and applied to the shoes preparatory to the polishing operation.
After the application of the polishing paste, the cover II is again engaged with the kit member I0 and the opposite cover I8 removed to expose the polishing element I2, see Fig. 3. The engaged cover Il is then used as a grip for the polishing element I2 and the shoe polishing operation completed in the usual manner after which the cover I3 is again engaged with the kit member ill to completely enclose the polishing element.
From the foregoing description it is obvious to one skilled in the art that many variations and modifications may be made therein'without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention and therefore it is intended to cover the invention and modications therein as broadly as possible and as permitted by the prior art.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
A shoe polishing kit including a substantially said covers forming accessory compartments and including a disk member having an annular wall engaged With the wall of said one of said covers, said disk member having a central opening Isurrounded by an upstanding tubular boss forming a compartment for said applicator brush and cooperating with said annular Wall to form a paste compartment.
ELIZABETH A. BRACK.