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0. H. LEGGBTT. BOTTLE FOR GLUE, 8w.
Patented July 11,1893.
INVENTOR m WITNESSES liquids,
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CLINTON H. LEGGETT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
BOTTLE FOR GLUIE, ac.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No; 501,282, dated July 11, 1893.
Application filed January 24, 1893. Serial No- 459.5.36- (No model.)
T0 on whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CLINTON H. LEGGETT, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bottles for Glue and Like Liquids, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to bottles or packages for glue, mucilage, and other adhesive and is designed to provide an improved cork or closure for such bottles, preferably the class wherein the cork carries a brush for applying the contents of a bottle when used.
Inits preferred form in carrying out my invention I provide a cork fitting the bottle and carrying a brush, the stem of which rises through the cork and is fixed in position therein, and I coat the cork and brush with paraffine or a like material where exposed to contact with the contents of the bottle, and I fix a paper strap to the cork above this coating,the ends of which are pasted to the neck of the bottle to prevent the removal of the cork, and the portion of which between the cork and pasted ends can be torn or cut' to free the cork when it is to be withdrawn from the bottle, and I provide certain other improvements which will be hereinafter fully set forth. p p
In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate certain adaptations of my invention,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a glue bottle and its closure constructed according to the preferred form of per retaining paper band being shown as severed at one side. Fig. 2 is a vertical midsection thereof, and Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a modified construction of stopper, certain of the parts being in axial section.
Referring to the drawings let A indicate an ordinary glass bottle, as a glue bottle or mucilage bottle, B the contracted neck thereof, 0 the head thereof, and D the mouth thereof. Let E represent the closure as a whole, F the cork or stopper thereof, entering the mouth D of the bottle, G the handle of the brush carried by the cork F, H the brush, and
I the strap fixed to the cork for preventing its andbottorn of the cork to the eyelets c,thereremoval from the bottle.
my invention, the stop- I The bottle A may be of any suitable construction, and is originally filled with a quantity of glue, mucilage or other adhesive liquid J. I
The closure E is constructed according to the preferred form of my invention of a slightly conical perforated piece of cork F, fitting the tapering mouth D of the bottle.
The perforation of this cork is lettered a in Fig. 2, and is disposed axially traversing the cork F from top to bottom. Through this perforation a passes the handle G of the brush H, the handle being a snug fit with the middle portion 1) of the perforation a, and the cork and handle preferably making a leak tight fit. At the top and bottom openings of the perforation a reinforce eyelets c are provided, which eyelets have cylindrical shanks which are forced into the opposite ends of the perforation a for a short distance only, and which fitsnugly around the handle G. At the outer ends the eyelets have outturned shoulders which bear against the outer face of the cork. By thisconstruction the middle portion 19 of the perforation makes a tight fit with the handle, while the eyelets 0 give a finished appearance at the top and bottom faces of the cork and serve to reinforce the openings of the perforation.
The handle G and brush H are the usual mucilage brushand handle, consisting of a tubular metal rod flattened at its lower end against a bunch'of bristles.
With this construction, owing to theimperfections in the construction of the brush handle, there is a possibility of leakage around the latter in case the bottle is inverted. Ac-
cording to my invention, to avoid this, I coat the under side of the cork, and the lower surface of the handle, and the joint between the cork and the latter, with a thick layer of paraffine or other impervious material, lettered K, which coating continues from the point 01 near the brush H upwardly and over the bottom face of the cork. This coating prevents all leakage in this direction that might otherwise occur.
- To prevent displacement of the handle relativelytothe cork Isolder the handle at top by permanently fixing the parts together, whereby the handle G serves as a permanent handle for the cork. Preferably I continue the coating K entirely across the bottom face of the cork and upwardly over its sides to the point e thereof above the mouth of the bottle, whereby all the surface of the cork and handle which is liable to come in contact with the glue is protected by the parafi'ine coating. Parafiine and analogous materials are peculiar in that adherents such as glue or mucilage do not act on them, and thus the contents of the bottle, even when the brush H has been scraped over the mouth thereof, do not when the cork is thus covered act to cement thecork to the bottle. On the contrary, any glue scraped on to the neck .of the bottle is forced downwardly therein in advance of the cork when the latter is inserted, and thus the mouth of the bottle is always kept free. When thus coated the cork can beinserted and removed with great ease, as its-coating acts as a lubricant, permitting it to be slipped into and out of the mouth of the bottle without resistance.
According to one feature of my invention I providean improved strap for holding the cork in place, the use of which is particularly advantageous when the cork has been coated as described. Preferably this strap-consists of a strip of paper I, having an enlarged body portion g, centrally perforated, and having projecting arms or flaps h, of sufficient length to reach over the head 0 of the bottle and contact with the neck B thereof. The strap I is preferably placed directly on the top face of the cork F and fixed thereon, preferably by the upper eyelet c, the shank of which;
passes through the perforation in the strap and a flange of which clamps the strap against 1 the top of the cork, wherebyit is permanently The flaps h project freely at the sides of the stopper and after} the cork has been inserted the ends of the fastened to the stopper.
broken, the cork can be freed by simply pressingthe thumbs against the pointsi until the fibrous tissue is broken. By reason of the narrow construction of the flaps, the cork and interior of the neck of the bottle are not obscured from view, but canalways be inspected before purchase and before the bottle is opened.
By reason of theease with which the flaps of the straps can be.
It will be seen that my invention provides an improved bottle for glue and like liquids, which is simple, cheap, and can be variously availed of.
It will be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise details of construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2, but that it may be modified in some respects without departing from its essential features.
Fig. 3 illustrates a modification of the invention in which no eyelets are used. In this construction the brush handle, here lettered G, traverses the aperture in the cork, here lettered F', and is inclosed at its upper end in a cap or ornamental handle, lettered L, the base M of which is glued to the top'face of the cork. In this construction the perforated paper strap, here lettered '1", is slipped over the end of the handle and clamped between the top face of the cork and 'the bottom face of the base M when these are glued together. The paraffine coating here lettered K is ap plied as before described, but in this construction this is not so essential as in the construction previously described, since there is much less risk of leakage around the handle in this instance.
What I claim is, in bottles for glue and like liquids and stoppers therefor, the followingdefined novel features and combinations, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, namely- 1. In astopper for bottles, thecork F',having a central perforation a, in combination with a brush H, having a handle G, traversing said perforation in the cork, and fixed therein, a coating of paraftine K covering the sides and bottom of thecork, the sides of said brush handle beneath the cork, and thejoint where said handle enters the perforation in the cork, and a fastening device, as the eyelets c, engaging said handle and said corkand fixing the two rigidly together, whereby there will be no relative movement to break said coating at said joint, and a strap I fixed to the top of said cork, surrounding said handle, and having free ends h, projecting beyond said cork for attachment to the neck of the bottle to retain the cork therein.
2. In a stopper for bottles, the combination with a cork F, having a central perforation a, of. a paper strap I, having a perforated middleand free ends, said strap fixed to the top of said cork with the perforation in its middle coinciding with that of the cork,-and its free ends projecting for attachment to the neck of the bottle,- and a brush H, having a handle G, traversing the perforationthrough said cork and that through said strap, and projecting above the latter, and means for fixing said brush, strap and cork together, whereby neither can become displaced, substantially as and for the purposeset forth.
3. In a stopper for bottles, the cork F,having a perforation a,'in. combination with the brush H, having handle G traversingsaid my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CLINTON H. LEGGETT.
Witnessesi GEORGE H. FRASER, CHARLES K. FRASER.