|Publication number||US2869168 A|
|Publication date||Jan 20, 1959|
|Filing date||Aug 8, 1955|
|Priority date||Aug 8, 1955|
|Publication number||US 2869168 A, US 2869168A, US-A-2869168, US2869168 A, US2869168A|
|Inventors||Morneault Alphonse A|
|Original Assignee||Morneault Alphonse A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (13), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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Filed Aug. 8, 1955 Jan. 20, 1959 A. A. MORNEAULT SHOE POLISHING KIT 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 8, 1955 ".Ill"
United States Patent SHOE POLISHING KIT Alphonse A. Morneault, Cambridge, Mass. Application August 8, 1955, Serial No. 526,985
2 Claims'. (Cl. 15-258) This invention relates to the polishing of shoes, and more particularly to shoe polishing kits for person-al use.
According to the present invention the above and other objects are accomplished "by a shoe polishing kit of compact and readily portable character, wherein the lcomponent parts are readily available for effective use, and yet are protected and enclosed when not in use, thus permitting packing or storage of the kit without danger of soiling adjacent articles.
The shoe polishing kit embodies a dauber brush having forwardly extending bristles, and a polishing brush having forwardly extending bristles. The rearward portion of the polishing brush is socketed to receive the dauber brush in nested mechanically engaged rel-ation, this socket tapering inwardly in forward direction to receive snugly Ithe Lbristles `of the dauber brush. In an illustrated embodiment of the invention, the body lof `the dauber brush is ycentrally apertured Ato provide communication from the rear of the brush to the bristles, and in this embodiment the rearward portion :of the brush is shaped for cooperation with a shoe paste container, conveniently by internally threading the rearward portion of said aperture. Preferably the shoepolishing kit includes a butler member having a buffer portion at its forward' end. The rearward portion of the buffer member is socketed to receive the polishing 'brush in nested mechanically engaged relation. This socket tapers inwardly in forward direction to receive snugly the bristles of the polishing brush. Desirably there is provided la cover member socketed to receive the buffer member in nested mechanically engaged relation.
In another illustrated embodiment 'f the invention, a shoe :paste holder is socket-ed to receive the buffer member in nested mechanically engaged relation, and in this instance the cover member receives the shoe paste holder in nested mechanically engaged relation The'nested mechanical engagement of the various units of :the shoe polishing kit may be accomplished in any suitable manner. Thus `,the respective parts may beshaped for pressft relationship, as illustratedgn the-drawings, or the respective parts may be screw threaded, or shaped for any other suitable mechanical engagement.
|In the accompany-ing drawings illustrating a specific embodiment of the invention:
Figure l is an elevation lof an assembled shoe polishing kit of `this invention;
Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section through the assemblage shown in Fig. 1;'
Pig. 3 is an exploded View of the parts illustrated in vFig. 2, and showing a dauber brush, a polishing brush, a buffer member, and a cover;
Fig.- 4 is a fragmentary longitudinal section showing the dauber brush in connective association with a tube of conventional collapsible type containing shoe cream or aste; p Fig. 5 is an elevation showing the dauber brush and polishing brush in nested mechanical engagement;
Fig. 6 is an elevation showing the dauber brush, polishtapers inwardly in a forward direction.
ing brush and `buffer member in nested mechanical engagement; and
Fig. 7 is Ia central longitudinal section through a shoe polishing kit embodying a shoe paste holder.
In ,an embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, the dauber brush 10 carries the forwardly extending bristles 12 which are set in bristle base 14, which base is centrally yapertured `at 16. Bristle base 14 is mounted in and forms part of `generally cylindrical body 18. 'Body 18 is centrally lapertured and threaded at its rearward portion .at 20, for reception of the threaded nozzle of a shoe paste tube, as will be explained more fully hereinafter. IPassage 20 communicates with andis a continuation of passage 16. At the forward end of 4body 18 is shown a collar 22, which extends forwardly of bristle base y14 and surrounds the portions lof the bristles -12 adjacent to base 14. On its outer surface, collar 22 tapers inwardly in Ia forward direction.
lIn polishing brush 26, forwardly extending 'bristles 28 are set in Ibristle `base 30, which in turn is mounted in and forms part of the generally cylindrical body 32. The rearward portion of body 32 is hollow to form socket 34 having an inward taper in a forward direction, said socket -34 being arranged to receive bristles 12 lof dauber 'brush 10 `in `snug fashion, and to receive `collar 22 in nested mechanically engaged relation, and, as illustrated, with press tit. At its forward end, at 36, the outer surface of body 32 tapers inwardly in a forward direction.
In buffer member 38, a buffer portion 41 is secured to the forward face 42 of generally cylindrical body 40. As shown, buffer portion 41 is composed of sponge rubber layer 44 and plush outer covering 46. Sponge rubber layer 44 is secured to the forward face 42, preferably by adhesive. Plush outer covering 46 is secured to the outer surfaces of layer 44 by adhesive or other suitable means. The forward portion of body 40, at 48, The rearward portion of body 40 is hollow to form socket 50 having an inward taper in a forward direction, the socket 50 being arranged to receive snugly bristles 28 of polishing brush 26, and to receive tapered portion 36 of the polishing brush in nested mechanically engaged relation, and, as illustrated, with press tit. i Cover 2 is provided with socket 54 having a portion 56 tapered inwardly in a forward direction. Socket 54 is arranged to receive bur'fer portion 41, and, as shown,
' to receive tapered portion 48 of butter member 38 with press tit.
-In Fig. 2 is illustrated the snug ft of the bristles of dauber brush 1i) in the socket of polishing brush 26, and the snug iit of the bristles of polishing brush 26 inthe socket of buier member 38, when the respective parts are in assembled relation. By thesnug-t of the bristles in-the respective taperedsockets-when the kit is asse'rn-l bled, the brushes tend to acquire and retain a tapered shape, whereby spreading of the bristles is inhibited, and the life and efficiency of the brushes increased.
In using the shoe polishing kit, the nozzle 6l) of shoe cream tube 62 may be threaded into passage 20 of dauber brush 10. The dauber brush may be separated from polishing brush 26 either before or after securing the shoe-cream tube to said dauber brush. The flexible and collapsible shoe cream tube 62 is then squeezed to cause the shoe paste 64 to flow forwardly through passage 16 and into the space occupied by bristles 12.
lt will be observed that the collar 22 serves to assist in confining shoe paste to the bristle area and thus prevent soiling.
During the application of shoe cream to a shoe, the tube 62 preferably remains attached to the dauber brush 10, and conveniently the. dauber brush may be grasped and manipulated in the manner of a pen for such application.
After the application of the shoe cream, the shoe is polished with. polishing brush 26. During the polishing operation, the polishing brush 26 may be employed separately, or in assembled relation with dauber brush 10. Following the polishing operation, the shoes may be buffed with buing member 3S. For this purpose the buting member may be used separately, or merely the cover S2 may be removed and the bufling member 38 used in assembled relation with one or more of the other members of the polishing kit.
After the various polishing operations have been completed, the various members of the kit, and the shoe cream tube, may be left in assembled relation, and may be-stored thus in the traveling bag or elsewhere until the next use. In such storage, there is no danger of soiling adjacent articles and furthermore the shoe cream container and dauber are sealed from drying out by reason of the complete enclosure of the interior of the kit. If desired, the shoe cream tube may be removed from the dauber brush, and with the construction illustrated in Fig. 4, the shoe cream container readily may be separated from the dauber brush without soiling the exterior of the latter. If desired, a threaded plug 65 (Fig. 7) may be used to seal the aperture in the dauber brush when the shoe cream container is removed.
In Fig. 7 is illustrated a shoe polishing kit embodying a shoe paste holder 70, which is recessed at its forward portion, at 72, to hold shoe paste 74, and is socketed at its rearward portion, at 76, to receive buffer member 38. The rearward portion of socket 76 is tapered inwardly in a forward direction, at 73, to cooperate with tapered portion 48 of the buffer member in nested mechanically engaged relation. The portion 80 is tapered inwardly in forward direction for nested mechanically engaged cooperation with tapered portion 56 of cover 52. 1n the construction shown in Fig. 7, the shoe paste holder 70 is employed in place of the collapsible shoe paste tube 62 shown in Fig. 4.
It will be understood that the units of the shoe polishing kit, namely the dauber brush, polishing brush, buffer member, shoe paste holder, and cover may be made of any suitable material, such as wood, metal, fibre, or plastic, and that the body portion of each unit may be formed of one or more parts. It will further be understood that the units may be secured together in any other suitable fashion, such as threaded sections, instead of the press t construction illustrated.
It will be understood that the shoe polishing kit and the various units thereof may be made of any convenient size. Furthermore, the exterior of the kit Iand the units thereof may be of any suitable shape.
It Will be appreciated that shoe polish may be .applied to the dauber brush from a separate can of shoe paste, rather than by employing a collapsible tube, or shoe paste holder, as illustrated. If a separate can of shoe paste, or the illustrated shoe paste holder is to be employed, the dauber brush need not be apertured.
It will be understood that various changes may be made without departing from the invention as herein described.
Having disclosed my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
l. In a shoe polishing kit, in combination, a dauber rush having forwardly extending bristles, the body of said dauber brush being centrally apertured to provide communication from the rear of said brush to said bristles, a collar disposed exteriorly of said bristles and extending forwardly of the base thereof, said collar being disposed in close proximity lto said bristles all around the perimeter thereof, the rearward apertured portion of said double brush being internally threaded for cooperation with a shoe paste container; and a polishing brush having forwardly extendingibristles, the rearward portion of said polishing brush being socketed and dimensioned to receive the outer surface of the collar of said dauber brush in nested mechanically engaged relation, said socket tapering inwardly in forward direction to receive snugly the bristles of the dauber brush.
2. In a shoe polishing kit, in combination, a dauber brush having forwardly extending bristles, the body of said dauber brush being centrally apertured to provide communication from the rear of said brush to said bristles, a collar disposed exteriorly of said bristles and extending forwardly of the base thereof, said collar being disposed in close proximity to said bristles all around the perimeter thereof, the rearward apertured portion of the dauber brush being internally threaded for cooperation with a shoe paste container; a polishing brush having forwardly extended bristles, the rearward portion of said polishing brush being socketed and dimensioned to receive the outer surface of the collar of said dauber brush in nested mechanically engaged relation, said socket tapering inwardly in forward direction to receive snugly the bristles of the dauber brush; a buffer member having a buffer portion at its forward end, the rearward portion of the buffer member being socketed to receive the polishing brush in nested mechanically engaged relation, said socket tapering inwardly in forward direction to receive snugly the bristles of the polishing brush; and a cover member socketed to receive the buffer member in nested mechanically engaged relation.
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|U.S. Classification||401/18, 401/131, 15/209.1, 15/184, 401/125|
|International Classification||A47L23/05, A47L23/00|