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J. DRAPER. GHILDS SLATE CLEANER AND PENGIL HOLDER AND SHARPBNER. No. 402,814. Patented May 7, 1889.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHILDS SLATE-CLEANER AND PENCIL HOLDER AND SHARPENER.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 402,814, dated May '7, 1889.
Application filed February 23, 1889. Serial No. 300,891. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN DRAPER, of the town of WVhitby, in the county of Ontario, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, gentleman, have invented a certain new and useful Oombined Childs Slate-Cleaner and Pencil Holder and Sharpener, of which the following is a specification.
The object of the invention is to design a combined childs slate-cleaner and pencil holder and sharpener; and it consists, essen tially, of a neat water-bottle provided with wings designed to hold two pieces of sponge, between which wings a holder to receive and retain the pencil is formed, the mouth of the bottle having a small opening closed by a spring-cap readily opened by pressure, so that the water in the bottle may easily be sprayed upon the slate or retained in the bottle by the action of the said spring-cap, a V-shaped cutter being fixed on the back of the bottle, the Whole being arranged substantially as and for the purpose specified.
Figure 1 shows my combined childs slatecleaner and pencil holder and sharpener as it will appear whenbeingused for spraying water on a slate. Fig. 2 shows it as it will appear when being used for rubbing a slate.- Fig. 3 shows it as it will appear when a pencil is being sharpened on it.
A represents the water-bottle, which may be made of metal, glass, or any other suitable material.
B represents the plug for closing the mouth of the bottle A, which plug may be readily removed when it is desired to fill the said bottle with water. This plug has a small opening through it, the mouth of which opening is closed by a spring-cap, O,which is designed so that it will, when in its normal position, press against and close the said opening.
When it is desired to sprinkle the water onto the slate, the spring-cap O is pressed upon by the finger, as indicated in Fig. 1,when the water will be permitted to spray out, as indicated.
Two wings, D, are fixed to the bottleA and designed to hold the spongesE and F, the sponge E being designed to rub the wet slate and the sponge F to dry it. Of course there is no difference between the sponges, except that one is used for one purpose and the other for another purpose.
It will be noticed that a holder, G, is fixed to the .bottle A between the wings D. This holder is designed to hold the pencil H. A plate, I, is fixed to the bottle A and has a V- shaped notch cut in it, as indicated. In'order to sharpen the pencil H, it is merely necessary to place its end between the plate I and the bottle A, so that the said end of the pencil shall fit into the notch formed in the said plate, when, by causing the pencil to revolve, its end will be beautifully sharpened by the action of the edges of the notch cut in the said plate.
What I claim as my invention is- 1. A slate-cleaner consisting of a bottle, A, provided with a plug, B, having a small opening in it protected by the spring-cap O, and one or more wings, D, designed to hold a sponge, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. A slate-cleaner and pencil-sharpener consisting of a bottle, A, provided with a plug, B, having a small opening in it protected by the spring-cap O, one or more wings, D, designed to hold sponges, the pencil holder G, and sharpening-plate I, attached to the bottle, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
W'hitby, February 12, 1889.