Improvement in tops foe mucilage- and varnish-bottles
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fW. BURNET. TOP for MUGILAGB'OR VARNISH BeTTLEs;
No. 66,213. Patented July 2.."186'7.
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Letters .Patent No. 66,213, dated July 2, 1867.
IMPROVEMENT IN TOPS FOB. AMUGILAGL' AND VABNISH-BOTTLBS.
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TO ALL Wl-IOM l'l MAY CONOERN:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM BURMA', of the city7 county, and Stato of New York, have invented a new and improved Cap or Cover for iiifucilagc,` Varnish, and other Bottles, where it isV desirable to 1rary the quant-ity of liquid taken up by the brush; and in order that others skilled may'understaud the nature of my invention, I give the following full and exact description thereof, illustrated by the accompanying drawings, and referred to in this schedule by the letters and figures marked thereon. l
The nature of my invention consists in making a cap or top of rubber or other elastic material, of such a. shape that while it covers the bottle from air and dust, still allows of a limited up and downward motion` to .the brush which passes through its centre to the liquid in the bottle.
Those caps, as usually made, are of brass, pewter, or BritanniaLa/d, except my improved cap, patented February 2, 1864, have no provision for varying the quantity of liquid taken up by the brush without too` much trouble. g i
By this flexible cap .t gain many advantages over the old patterns, and by the simplestmeaus, as the cap itself 'uinislies the spring for thc up and down motion. to vary the quantity of liquid at any time, and also the spring toelasp the handle of the brush in such position that it will always just touch the liquid as it is used up` from the bottle; and can thus arrange my brush so that a drop or two of mueilage can be tak-cu out to seal a letter, or by simply pressing the handle' down, without altering the position of cap or brush, obtain suiiicientV to seal one or more newspapers. One great disadvantage of the old 'form is, that your brush takes up too much mucilage, and onuiost occasions it iste be wiped o from it on the edge of thc bottle, and the mouth of the bottle, brush, and cap soon are .so clogged as to render the whole affair useless. A
i Description of Drawings.
Figure l shows l'the parts in longitudinal vertical section.
A A, the bottle;` B B, the elastic cap, 'which 'isdome-shaped, of any convenient form, where the handle of the brush C passes throughfa hole in its centre, just large enough to clasp the handle C, so that it will require alittle force to nieve the handle up `and clown in it.` D, the brush, just touching the niucilagc l". E is the errule, attaching brush and handle together. l'he dotted lines at the under side of the cap show the shape which it takes by downward pressure of the handle; andthe dotted lines at the end 'of the brush show its immersion in the liquid when so pressed. The cap is made sufficiently thick to spring back to itsirst .position when left to itself.
Figure 2 shows the top and'bottle in perspective, the same letters referring to the same parts.
Mode of Operation.
When the bottle is nearly full oi' theliquid, the brush is to be d. `wn up so that it will just touch the surtace ofit. If only a small quantity is to bc used, it is only necessary totalie it out without downward pressure; if more is needed, then press down the handle, and the yielding nature ofthe dome of the cap will allow a. deeper immersion of the brush in the liquid. As the contents ofthe bott-le are exhausted, push, the handle of' the brush further down in the cap till it is all used up.
I am aware that elastic tops have been before used, made of rubber, as, for instance, to cover nursingbottle tubes, Ste. Therefore I do not claim' broadly a rubber bottle top; but what I do claim, is-
1. An elastic cover for gum and varnish-bottles, so shaped that it will lat the same time cover the mouth of' the bottle, furnish aspring to allow endwise motion to the brush, and return it to its normal position', and clasp the handle of the brush so that it may be moved up and down in the cap, and held'at any desirable height.
I claim the combination oi' the above top, inade of any suitable elastic material, with a brush for rarnish and muoilagc-bottlcs, all ina-do anbd operati-ng substantially as described, or their mechanical equivalents.A
1). D. Sci-Uniek.V JOHN. Rowe.