Bottle for blacking
US 372737 A
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H. A. BARTLETT.
BOTTLE FOR BLAGKING, MUGILAGE, &c. No.- 372,737. Patented Nov. 8 1887..
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HENRY A. BARTLETT, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
BOTTLE FOR BLACKING, MUCILAGE, 800.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 372,737, dated November 8, 1887.
Application filed January 1?, 1857. Renewed September 29, 1887. Serial No. 251,056. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY A. BARTLETT, residing at Philadelphia,in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bottles for Blacking,l\lucilage, &c.,of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to bottles for liquid blacking, mucilage, paste, orsimilar material, which is to be applied with a sponge or swab.
The object of the invention is to produce a bottle with a recess or chamber in which the sponge or swab may have the superfluous material removed therefrom to good advantage, and which may be readily kept clean externally when the sponge is withdrawn.
Figure l is aperspective view of my bottle. Fig. 2 is a vertical central section through the bottle in one direction, showing sponge in cleaning-chamber. Fig. 3 is a similar section taken at a right angleto Fig. 1.
A indicates the body ofthe bottle, preferably of general rectangular form for convenience in packing. Above the body A there is a cylindrical compressing or wiping passage, B. Still above the passage B there is a chamber, 0, having rounded ends 0 and flattened sides 0. This chamber expands to a size considerably greater than that of the passage B, and the lower part, 0, and ends 0 form a convenient floor on which the sponge S may be moved be ck and forth to remove superfluous material, the flatsidesc aidingincompressingthesponge or swab, so that the amount left on or in the sponge may be nicely graduated to the amount required for use. A chamber of this kind having flattened sides and corners is much more efficient for the purpose than a spherical chamber. The superfluous material squeezed from a swab in the chamber 0 will readily flow back into the body A of the bottle.
Above the chamber 0 there is a second cylindrical passage, D, which expands into a bell-mouthed opening, E, at the top of the neck of the bottle. The passage D may, if desired,
be a trifle smaller than passage B. WVhen the sponge or swab is drawn through this passage D, the slight compression exerted on the sponge tends to distribute the remaining liquid quite uniformly throughout the substance of the sponge.
The swab S is preferably attached to the stopper F, which forms a handle by which the swab may be manipulated. The part F of the stopper may be wood or other material suitable for a handle, while the partfis of cork, rubber, or similar material.
Vhen the stopper is in place in the bottle, the swab or sponge S will be in the liquid neir the bottom of chamber A. On lifting the stopper the swab is withdrawn through passage B, which compresses the sponge and expels part of the surplus liquid. By moving the swab back and forth in chamber 0 the swab is cleaned sufficiently to'prevent dripping when it is withdrawn through the passage D, and there is no drip from the outside ofthebottlewhentheswabiswithdrawn. The bell-mouth of the neck assists in guiding the swab readily back into the bottle.
I claim- 1. Abottle for blacking, mucilage, and similar substances, having a body portion, a reduced passage above the same, a flatsided cleaning-chamber having a rounded bottom, substantially as illustrated, above said reduced passage, and a second reduced passage above said chamber, as set forth.
2. The combination, with a bottle having a lower body portion, a reduced passage above the same, a cleaning-chamber above said passage, and a second reduced passage above the cleaning-chamber, of a swab of such size as to be compressed in going through the passage below the cleaning-chamber, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof Iaffix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY A. BARTLETT.
FRANK A. BARTLETT, W. H. ONYX.