|Publication number||US3031711 A|
|Publication date||May 1, 1962|
|Filing date||Oct 26, 1959|
|Priority date||Oct 26, 1959|
|Publication number||US 3031711 A, US 3031711A, US-A-3031711, US3031711 A, US3031711A|
|Inventors||Moe Herman, Sam Herman|
|Original Assignee||Moe Herman, Sam Herman|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (21), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 1, 1962 S. HERMAN ET AL SHOE POLISHING KIT Filed Oct. 26, 1959 INVENTORS SIQM HERMFJN MOE HERM FIN ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,031,711 SHOE POLISHING KIT Sam Herman, 41 Vista Road, Roslyn Heights, N.Y., and
This invention concerns a novel shoe polishing kit.
According to the invention there is provided a can containing shoe polish in liquid form. The can is shaped to provide a plurality of fiat walls. One or more of the walls are provided with means for permanently or removably supporting a brush, mohair or other cloth buffer, and the like. The brush and buffer may be mounted on a plate slidably receivable in a channel plate secured to the body of the can. The fiat walls of the can are so shaped that they can be grasped conveniently for applying the brush or buffer to a shoe being shined after application of the shoe polish thereon.
It is therefore a principal object of the invention to provide a shoe polishing kit including a can with flat walls, at least one of the walls supporting a brush or bufler.
A further object is to provide a shoe polishing kit including a can containing liquid shoe polish, the can having flat walls removably supporting a brush and buffer.
A still further object is to provide a shoe polishing kit of the character described wherein the brush and buffer are mounted on resilient spongy bases.
A still further object is to provide a shoe polishing kit of the character described wherein at least one fiat wall of the can is provided with channeled means for removably retaining the brush and buffer thereon;
Another object is to provide a combination brush and buffer member adapted for use with a flat walled can having channeled means for removably retaining said member thereon.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a can embodying the invention.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a brush and butter member adapted for use with the can of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the can of FIG. 1 with the brush and buffer member of FIG. 2 mounted thereon.
In FIG. 1 is shown a form of can 20 for liquid shoe polish which is rectangular in cross section and which carries a channel plate 36 on one side. The flanges 38*- are flexible as indicated by arrows A and a bottom ledge 61 is provided which extends outwardly from the plate underneath the free ends of the flanges. A notch 63 is formed in ledge 6-1.
A brush and buffer member 70 shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 is provided for use with can 20d. This member has a central plate 72 to opposite sides of which resilient pads 74 and 76 are secured by adhesive 73, 75. A buffer element 77 and a brush plate 78 carrying bristles 79 are secured to the respective pads 74, 76 by adhesive 81, 83. Corners 72 of the substantially rectangular plate 72 are rounded so that the plate can be slipped into the channel plate 3'6 between the flanges 38 and will be frictionally gripped by the flexible walls thereof. The
3,031,711 Patented May 1, 1362 ice sides 37 of the flanges should have widths slightly less than the combined thickness of the members 72, 74 and 77 on the buifer side and less than the combined thickness of members 72-, 78, 79 on the brush side. This will insure that the member is somewhat compressed between the inturned flanges 38 and the plate 36t to increase the frictional grip of the member 7t on the can. Thus, when the can 20 is grasped by the user and moved briskly over a shoe with a reciprocating motion longitudinally of the can, the member 70 will not come loose from the channel plate 36 Notch 6-3 permits the user to push the member 7% with his thumb for removing the member when it is desired to reverse the position from that shown in 3 for positioning the brush portion outwardly. The bristles act as spring elements along with the spongy resilient pad 76 in frictionally retaining the member 70 in the channel plate as shown in FIG. 3. When the member 70 is in reversed position, the resilient pad 74 and butter pad 77 cooperate to frictionally retain the member '79 in the channel plate.
While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. A polishing kit comprising an elongated hollow casing with fiat walls, rectangular in cross section constituting a container for shoe cleaning liquid, said casing having an outlet at one end, a channel-shaped plate on the outer surface of one wall, opening outwardly thereof for removably receiving a shoe cleaning member, and a ledge extending outwardly of said one wall slightly below the bottom end of: the channel-shaped plate, said ledge having a central notch to facilitate manipulation of the inserted shoe cleaning member, opposed flat walls of the casing serving as a handle for manipulating the kit 2. A polishing kit comprising an elongated hollowcasing with fiat walls, said casing being rectangular in cross section and constituting a container for shoe cleaning liquid, said casing having an outlet at one end, a channel-shaped plate on the outer surface of one wall, opening outwardly thereof for reniovably receiving and supporting a shoe cleaning device, and a ledge extending outwardly of said one wall slightly below the bottom end of the channel-shaped plate, said ledge having a central notch to facilitate manipulation of the inserted shoe cleaning device, opposed flat Walls of the casing serving as a handle for manipulating the kit, said shoe cleaning device constituting a plate having a butler element on one face thereof and bristles on the opposite face thereof.
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|U.S. Classification||401/27, 401/139, 401/123, 15/258|
|International Classification||A47L23/05, A47L23/00|