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United States Patent Inventor Warren V. Alexander 922 W. Vanderbllt, Stephenvllle, Tex.
76401 847,634 Aug. 5, 1969 Appl. No. Filed Patented Sept. 28, 1971 V l I SHAVING LATHER APPLICATOR 2 Claims, 4 Drawing Figs.
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,764,772 10/ 1956 Staskowski et a1 401/190 2,849,737 9/1958 Piecinini et a1. 401/190 3,008,164 11/1961 Herman etal..... 401/139 3,346,908 10/1967 Johnson 401/190 Primary Examiner-Robert W. Michell Attorneys-Munson H. Lane and Munson H. Lane, Jr.
ABSTRACT: A fountain brush supported on an aerosol container of shaving lather by removable attachment means so that the outlet nozzle of the container discharges into a lather supply tube extending into the bristles of the brush. The at- 401/ 190 tachment means consist of an angle bracket with clamp means A46b 1 1/02 on one arm to embrace the container and second clamp means 401/190 on its other arm to support the brush.
1 l6 l9 4 n 15 a j 1 l fi 1 s \\e v- 2 2 1! 1 l 2 lo 7 21 1 1 l l --2s SHAVING LATHER APPLICATOR This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fountain, brush-type applicators, and the principle object of the invention is to provide an applicator of this type which may be easily and conveniently used for applying shaving lather to the face while keeping the hands free of lather.
More particularly, the invention facilitates the use of a fountain brush with an aerosol container of shaving lather, arranged so that the outlet nozzle of the container discharges into a supply tube of the brush, the invention involving the provision of a bracket and clamp-type attachment means whereby the brush may be supported on the aerosol container with the container serving as a convenient handle for the brush.
The bracket and clamp-type attachment means of the invention ate simple in construction, easily applied to or removed from the container and the brush, and are adapted for economical manufacture.
With the foregoing more important object and features in view and such other objects and features as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention will be understood from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters of reference are used to designate like parts, and wherein:
FIG. 1 is a side-elevational view showing a fountain brush supported on an aerosol container by the attachment means of the invention.
FIG. 2 is a side-elevational view of the attachment means per se;
FIG. 3 is an underside plan view, taken in the direction of the arrow 3 in FIG. 2; and
FIG. 4 is an elevational view taken in the direction of the arrow 4 in FIG. 2.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the shaving lather applicator shown in FIG. 1 is designated generally by the reference numeral 10. The same comprises a fountain brush 12 which is supported by removable attachment means 13 on an aerosol container 14 of shaving lather. The container 14 is of any suitable conventional type and includes an outlet nozzle 15 through which the container contents may be discharged upon actuation of a suitable valve 16, as will be clearly understood.
The fountain brush 12 consists of a cylindrical head 17 equipped with a set of bristles 18, and a supply tube 19 extends axially through head 17 into the bristles. The attachment means 13 support the brush 12 on the container 14 so that the outlet nozzle 15 of the container discharges into the supply tube 19 and through the supply tube into the bristles 18, it being observed in this connection that the longitudinal axis of the brush 12, on which axis the supply tube 19 is located, extends laterally from the container 14 while the tube 19 is aligned with the nozzle 15. ln other words, the axis of the -brush 12 is substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the container 14.
The attachment means 13 comprise an angle bracket 20 having first and second arms 21, 22 substantially at right angles to each other. The bracket arm 21 is adapted to be laterally juxtaposed to and in supporting engagement with the sidewall of the container 14, and if necessary, the upper end portion of the arm 21 may be offset laterally outwardly as at 210 to afford clearance for the usual bead 14a at the upper end of the container sidewall. Similarly, the bracket arm 22 is adapted to be laterally juxtaposed to and in supporting engagement with the underside of the cylindrical brush head 17, as will be clearly apparent from FIG. 1.
The bracket arm 21 is provided with a pair of coacting, resilient clamp members 23 which are of an arcuate form and grippingly embrace the container 14 so as to retain the bracket 20 in position thereon. The bracket arm 22 is similar provided with a clamp 24 which embraces the brush head 17 to retain the brush in position on the bracket. The brush head 17 may be formed with an annular groove 17' to serve as a seat for the clamp 24, and the latter may either be in one piece extending around the brush head, or in the form of two coacting clamp members similar tothe members 23.
fthe angle bracket 20 rs in the form of a srmple strap as shown, it has secured thereto a block 25 of sufficient width or thickness to accommodate transverse clamping screws 26 and 27 by which the clamp means 23 and 24, respectively, are mounted on the bracket, such clamping screws being provided with wing nuts so that they may be easily tightened or loosened. One of the wing nuts appears, for example, at 28 in FIG. 4.
When the invention is to be used, the fountain brush 12 is applied to the attachment means 13 by engaging the brush head 17 in the clamp 24, whereupon the clamp means 23 are applied to the container 14 while the outlet nozzle 15 is inserted in the supply tube 19. Then by simply depressing the valve 16, shaving lather will be discharged from the container 14 into the fountain brush 12 for application to the users face. while keeping the hands free oflather. It is to be noted that the container 14 also serves as a convenient handle for manipulating the brush.
The aforementioned block 25 may be omitted if the angle bracket 20 is of sufficient width or thickness to accommodate the clamping screws 26, 27.
What is claimed is:
1. A shaving lather applicator, comprising in combination with a cylindrical container having shaving lather under pressure therein and provided with a valved outlet nozzle for its contents; a fountain brush separate from the container including a substantially cylindrical bristle-equipped head and a shaving lather supply tube carried by the brush and attachment means removably supporting said fountain brush on said container with said container nozzle discharging into said brush supply tube, said attachment means including an angle bracket having first and second arm portions extending substantially at right angles to each other, first clamp means comprising curved resilient arms embracing said cylindrical container, and second clamp means embracing said brush head, said brush having a longitudinal axis extending laterally from said container, and said supply tube being disposed on said longitudinal axis in alignment with said outlet nozzle of the container; and said first and second arm portions of said bracket being flat and fitting within said first and second clamp portions respectively, and being in contact with and in supporting engagement with said container and said brush head respectively through substantially their entire lengths, said clamping means having releasable clamping screws, and a supporting block is provided for said angle bracket, said clamping screws retaining said block in supporting engagement with said bracket.
2. A shaving lather applicator as defined in claim 1 wherein the cylindrical container has a circular external bead adjacent its outlet end, and the first bracket arm has an offset portion to afford clearance for said bead.