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Publication numberUS581694 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1897
Filing dateDec 8, 1896
Publication numberUS 581694 A, US 581694A, US-A-581694, US581694 A, US581694A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waxing implement
US 581694 A
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(No Model.)


No. 581,694. Paterited May 4, 1897.



SPECIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 581,694, dated May 4, 1897.

Application filed December 8, 1896. Serial No. 614,973. (No model.)

To all Ir/wm it may (ac/Learn;

Be it known that I, \VARREN COLE, J12, a citizen of the United States, residing at Knoxville, in the county of Knox and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in axing Implements; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it a-ppertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the aecompanyin g drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, whichform a part of this specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a simple, cheap, and convenient implement for waxing and cleaning flat-irons.

To this end my invention consists of a handle provided with a peculiarly-sha md head containing a socket for the reception of a piece of polishing-wax. This piece of wax is held in place and covered by means of a suit-- ably-shaped cloth, and the latter is pressed down over and around the head by a peculiarly-formed removable cap having a central hole, through which the covered wax projects, all of which will be more fully described here inafter and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective View of my complete device; Fig. 2, a transverse section through the same, and Fig. 3 a perspective view of the parts separated.

The head 1 is preferably made of a flat round block of wood or other suitable mate rial turned down on its periphery 2 to leave an annular flange 3 at the top of the block. A circular cavity at is made in the center of the bottom of the block. This cavity is given a depth less than the thickness of the disk of polishing-wax 5, and its wall keeps the wax confined in a central position on the block, so that it cannot slide laterally. A small circular sheet of cloth or porous fabric 0 is placed upon and tightly clamped down over the wax by means of a thin flat metal clamping slipring 7. This-ring is provided with a lateral flange 8, projecting inward far enough to leave a central openin E) a little larger than the diameter of the circular disk of wax, which pro jects through it.

The clamping-ring is given a transverse width slightly less than that of the block, so that its flange 8 will clamp or bind the cloth against the bottom face of the block and at the same time bring its edge down close to the side of the projecting flange 3 on the block to clamp the cloth between the flange 3 and the annular edge of the ring. The block is provided with a wire handle 10 and a scraper 11, both of which are so common in the art as to need no further description.

From the foregoing description it will be apparent that the detached parts shown in Fig. 3 can be quickly assembled for use by simply turning the block overinto a horizontal position, placing the disk of wax in the cavity, then the cloth over the wax, and finally the clamping-ring over the whole. The latter operation will draw the cloth tightly over the wax and hold it firmly in place, while preventing it from coming in direct contact with the iron to be waxed. When thus assembled, the implement can be used by grasping the handle and rubbing the wax on, as with a brush, As the wax wears down the clamping-ring can be removed and the cloth tightened and the device easily kept in good condition for use.

Having thus described myinvention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. An implement for waxing irons, which consists of a block having a central cavity, in combination with a piece of wax adapted to fit within the cavity and to project out of it, a removable porous fabric for covering the projecting portion of the wax, said fabric having a size sufficient to overlap the sides of the block, and a detachable slip-ring or clamping member fitting over the outer edge of the block and fabric to engage and bind the latter to the block, said ring being provided with an inwardly-extending flange tit ting around the projecting portion of the wax, substantially as described.

2. In a Waxing implement, the combination tral opening through which the covered Wax Withacircular block having an annular flange projects, substantially as described. 10 at its upper corner and a circular cavity in In witness whereof I affix my signature in its under side, of a disk of Wax adapted to fit presence of two witnesses.

within the cavity, a piece of fabric for cov- XVARREN COLE, J R. ering the Wax, and a clamping-ring adapted lVitnesses:

to fit over the edge of the block and provided A. E. COLE,

With an inwardly-projecting flange and a cen- H. M. OAINE.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/42, A47L23/05