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Sept. 8, 1959 s. SCHULMAN LIQUID WAX APPLICATING AND DISPENSING DEVICE Filed Oct. 17, 1956 INVENTOR. ,501 a/z/umly BY 3 1i .HJZ'IUJQAZHY United States Patent LIQUID WAX APPLICATING AND DISPENSING DEVICE This invention relates to floor waxers, and more particularly to liquid wax applicating and dispensing devices for floor waxers, the main object being the provision of 7 i certain new and useful improvements whereby the device is made more useful and practical as well as simple to manufacture and assemble.
The above broad as Well as additional and more specific objects will be clarified in the following description wherein reference numerals refer to like-numbered parts in the accompanying drawing. It is to be noted that the drawing is intended solely for the purpose of illustration and that it is therefore neither desired nor intended to limit the invention necessarily to any or all of the exact details of construction except insofar as they may be deemed essential to the invention.
Referring briefly to the drawing,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a liquid wax applicating and dispensing device embodying the novel features of the present invention, ready for use.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational View of the same.
Fig. 3 is a reproduction of a portion of Fig. 2, omitting the mop and the handle of the device.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of a helical plug, per se, adapted to register in the spout of the liquid wax container to prevent undesired spilling or dripping of the contents of the container.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of the spout end of the container.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged view, with parts broken away and partly in section, of the improved dispensing spout of the container, per se.
Referring briefly to the drawing, the numeral 10 indicates a mop holding or supporting frame having a mop or pad 11 wrapped about the underside thereof with the opposed longitudinal edges of the pad overlapping longitudinal ridges 12 on the frame. Two upright wings 13 extend from the mid-portion of the frame. A split sleeve 14 is pivotally mounted between the wings 13 by means of grommets or the like 15. Both sides of the split of the sleeve have approximately parallel extensions or ears 16 adapted to be tightened together by a wing nut 17 on a suitable screw bolt. A handle 18 registers in the sleeve 14 and is locked therein by the said wing screw.
Elongated substantially rectangular members 19 formed of spring wire each have one side thereof pivoted in aligned openings through the wings 13 and are adapted to be swung so that the other side 21 thereof wedges against the overlap of the pad 11 and thus clamps the overlap against the ridge 12 to lock the pad on the frame.
A liquid wax container, substantially rectangular in cross-section in accordance with standard practice, is shown at 22, and is normally provided with a screw cap, not shown, covering its threaded outlet 23. To mount the container on the handle 18, a clamp 24 is provided to clamp on the can, the clamp having its lower jaw 25 rigid with a split sleeve 26 which is slidably mounted on the handle 18 and adapted to be locked in position by a Wing nut 27.
2,902,703 Patented Sept. .8, 1959 ice A special swivel spout 28 is provided to adapt the container for mounting on the handle for use to apply or dispense liquid wax to the floor; this is in the form of a unitary attachment. The unit comprises the spout proper 29 having, intermediate the length thereof, a screw cap 30 adapted to be screwed on the container outlet 23 when the device is not in use or when being stored, to seal the container. At the base of the spout 29, a second screw cap 31 is provided having open and unobstructed communication between the cylindrical wall thereof and the spout 29, so that when the cap 31 is screwed on the outlet 23 of the container the wax is free to flow through the spout. With the spout unit 28 applied to the container mounted on the handle as shown, the spout 29 is positioned substantially upright, and to apply wax to the floor the device is simply tilted so that liquid escapes from the spout. In order to prevent liquid from spilling or dripping inadvertently from the spout while moving the device along the floor, owing to thus agitating the liquid in the container, a plug 32, helical in form, may be frictionally plugged into the spout and thus make the passage through the spout sufficiently devious through the helical passage 33 between the plug and the spout wall to prevent free flow upward of the agitated liquid. When the device is tilted, however, to dispense liquid, it is obvious that the plug will not prevent free flow of the liquid.
In order that the spout unit 28 may be used so that the spout 29 thereof may always be directed vertically upward, which condition is desired, the unit may be further improved by having the cap 31 pivoted to the base of the spout. This is shown in Fig. 6, wherein the base of the spout 29 is extended into a cylinder 34 with the latter provided with an external flange 35. The cylindrical wall of the cap 31 is provided with an internal flange 37 registering (with a washer or the like 36 registering therebetween) against the flange 35 to provide a liquid-tight pivot between the spout 29 and the cap 31, the spout 29 thus being pivotal on the cap 31 and yet being frictionally held thereagainst so that, when the spout 29 is swung into vertical position, Figs. 1 and 2, it will remain there. In applying the unit 29, the cap 31 is tightened on the outlet 23 and then the spout 29 is swung to vertical position.
Regarding the slidable clamp 24, it is to be noted that the container is readily slid between the jaws thereof to be firmly held by the clamp, and the sleeve 26 may readily be moved up or down on the handle 18 as desired and locked in the desired position close to the frame 10.
l. A fluid applicating and dispensing device comprising an elongated handle having an applicator positioned at the lower end thereof, releasable means partly on the handle and partly on the applicator securing the applicator to the handle, a fluid container, a clamp releasably engaged about the container, a sleeve slidably mounted on the handle and having means for locking the same to the handle, said clamp comprising two spaced jaws, one of said jaws being rigid with said sleeve, the container in the normal position thereof and of said clamp being positioned substantially horizontally, said container having an outlet opening at one end thereof, said end of the container being normally positioned vertically, said outlet opening having a threaded flange surrounding the same, and a spout having a threaded flange on the base thereof communicating with the spout, the axis of said second-named flange being positioned at an acute angle to the axis of the spout, said second-named flange being normally screwed on said first-named flange with said spout normally positioned substantially upright with the outlet end of the spout uppermost.
2. The device set forth in claim 1, said spout having a threaded flange thereon normal to and between the ends of the spout, said last-named flange having that end thereof which is adjacent the spout sealed, said lastnamed flange being adapted for unscrewing said secondnamed flange from said first-named flange to be screwed on said first-named flange to seal the container outlet.
3. The device set forth in claim 1, having interengaging pivot means partly on the base of the spout and partly on said second-named flange pivotally securing said second-named flange on the base of the spout.
4. The device set forth in claim 2, having interengaging pivot means partly on the base of the spout and partly on said second-named flange pivotally securing said second-named flange on the base of the spout.
5. The device set forth in claim 1, said spout having a plug therein engaging the walls of the spout, said plug having a devious longitudinal passage therethrough thereby constraining fluid from the container to flow through said devious passage.
6. In combination with a fluid applicating and dispensing device having a handle and an applicator pivoted to the lower end of the handle and wherein the handle is normally positioned at an acute angle to the applicator,
and elongated fluid container substantially rectangular in 2,902,703 t v e an outlet opening surrounded by a threaded flange normal to the wall, a spout having a threaded flange at the base thereof communicating with the spout and having its axis positioned at an acute angle to the axis of the spout, said second-named flange registering about said first-named flange, said spout being normally positioned with the outlet end thereof uppermost, said spout extending outward from the plane of said one of said walls at said second-named acute angle, and interengaging means partly on the base of the spout and partly on said second-named flange rotatably securing said second-named flange to the spout.
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FOREIGN PATENTS 165,551 Great Britain July 6, 1921