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April 22, 1958 D. D. cuRTls WAXER Filed Nov. 16, 1954 nmmlot @wald currs United States Patent Y WAXER Donald D. Curtis, Des Moines, Iowa Application November 16, 1954, Serial No. 469,186
4 Claims. (Cl. 15-131) This invention is a liquid wax dispenser and spreader which features a reservoir, wax quantity measuring dispensing means and wax spreading means secured together and adapted to being secured t-o the hand of the person doing the waxing.
The objects of this invention are to provide a waxer that:
(1) Improves the wax nish achieved.
(2) Shortens the period of time required for completing a waxing job as compared to the time required when conventional methods and equipment is used.
(3) Reduces the danger of loss from spillage of the wax.
(4) Is less tiring t-o the user than conventional wax dispensing and spreading means.
While the foregoing specific objects are the principal ones of this invention, it is my intention to include as objects thereof any such as may be clear to persons Skilled in the art after they have read the following description, claims and examined the accompanying drawings which are briefly described as follows:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my waxer.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of my waxer with a human hand shown in operative position.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view of the forward portion of my waxer taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a reduced, perspective view of the separable spreader cloth.
Referring to Fig. l of the drawings there is shown a reservoir supported on and secured to the top of a mit 12 having a spreader cl-oth element 14 detachably secured to the palm of the mit. A discharge nozzle 16 may be seen extending through the opening 18 of the spreader cloth. As shown in Fig. 3 the mit 12 has a similar aligning opening 19 in it. A filler cap 20 having an air vent 22 is seen on the top of the reservoir 10. Entrance into the mit 12 is provided by some suitable means such as the wrist engaging elastic band 24 which enters the top rear of the mit. This slightly unorthodox positioning of the wrist band permits the palm circling bulge (26 in Fig. 2) to pass under the mit entrance means. Bulge 26 retains the spreader cloth 14 on the mit in a detachable manner. To secure the cloth to the mit, the mit is partially collapsed and pushed down through the reduced opening 28 of the cloth. The mit is made of a rather stiff but exible material such as a heavy duck material. Once the mit has been pushed through the reduced opening, therefore, it Ispreads out and the bulge retains the cloth on the mit. Cloth 14 may be removed easily for cleaning however, in the reverse manner in which it is placed on the mit.
Fig. 2 shows more of the details of my novel structure. At 30 is seen the longitudinal curve of t'ne concave bottom of the reservoir which is so curved to accommodate itself to the shape of the back of the human hand. A suitable conduit 32 communicates between the reservoir 10 and a positive displacement, liquid quantity measuring,
l rice squeezing it. Conduit 32 is placed at the side of bulb 34 that is farthest from hand of a user so that free access to the bulb is possible as shown by the hand 38 in Fig. 2.
Flat nozzle 16 serves the dual function of preventing h gravity discharge of wax as set out above and also causes wax to be emitted in a fan like fashion over a rather broad area.4 The spreader cloth 14 is then used to spread they It is considered` preferable to have the wax evenly. spreader cloth made up as a multiple layer pad secured into a single unit at the edges of the reduced opening 28. As the user wears the mit both for discharge of wax and also for spreading, he is constantly moving the mit between wax dispensing actions with'a reciprocating motion to use the spreader as intended. This movement of the waxer causes liquid wax in the reservoir to be agitated more or less constantly -while the mit is in use. To my knowledge, all manufacturers of liquid self-polishing wax that dry to a lusterous finish without manual polishing recommend shaking the wax container frequently during application. With the container secured to the spreader, proper agitation of the wax is assured. For this reason and also .because measured quantities of wax suiilcient to do a reasonable area at one time are discharged, a better waxing job can be done with less effort when my waxer is used as compared to conventional equipment. Also the hazard of lspilling wax, a not un common occurrence when using an ordinary cloth for spreading wax taken directly from the container, is greatly reduced. Usually when wax is dispensed directly from the can or bottle, the top of the container is not replaced each time a quantity of wax is withdrawn. Some spillage usually occurs if the container is accidentally over-turned. In some cases such as when waxing airplanes, there i-s no good place to set the can of wax down near to the work frequently; much time is lost to the worker in walking back and forth from the can to the plane. All of these recited difficulties are minimized with my waxer.
Having disclosed my invention by a description and drawings showing a practical, though not exclusive, embodiment of it; I now point out with particularity what I believe to be my invention in the following claims.
1. In a wax dispenser and spreader; a liexible mit; said mit being distorted by having its wrist engaging, hand entrance means positioned on the top at the rear end; a bulge circling the palm of said mit and extending under said hand entrance means; a removable spreader cloth tted over said palm bulge; said spreader cloth having a reduced open top, smaller than the larger dimensions of said palm bulge retaining said cloth on said mit; a resilient bulb secured near the inside front end of said mit; said mit and Isaid spreader cloth having aligning openings in their respective fronts; a nozzle-valve-conduit communieating with said resilient bulb and extending through the openings in said mit and spreader cloth; a concave bottomed reservoir secured to the top of said mit; a tube communicating between said reservoir and said resilient bulb; and a one-way valve in said tube for preventing flow therein from said bulb to said reservoir; and means for admitting liquid wax and air into said reservoir.
2. In a wax dispenser and spreader; a mit; a manually operated liquid pump secured inside the front of said mit;
said mit having an opening therein near said manually operated liquid pump; a conduit terminating in a nozzle communicating between said manually operated liquid pump and the surrounding atmosphere through the opening near said manually operated liquid pump in said mit; a reservoir'secured to the top of said mit; a conduit communicating .between said reservoir and said manually operated liquid pump; and entrance mean-s secured to said reservoir for admitting wax and air into it.
3. The wax dispenser and spreader of claim 2 in which said manually operated liquid pump is also liquid quantity measuring means.
4'. The wax dispenser and spreader of claim 2 in which there is a spreader cloth having a reduced opening detachably mounted over the palm of said mit; said mit having a bulge extending around the edge of its palm and being flexible whereby said mit may be partially collapsed to cause it to enter the reduced opening of saidl spreader cloth and then expanded to holdl said spreader cloth on said mit by having said bulge engage said spreader cloth below said reduced opening.
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FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain of 1894 Great Britain Oct. 13, 1954