US 737066 A
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110.737,066. i PATENTED AUG.v 25, 1903.*` AC. o. BONAR.
' N0 MODEL.'
Patented August 25, 1903.
CHARLES C. BONAR, OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS.
- SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Iatent No. 737,066, dated August 25,v 1903.
Applioation'led November 6,1902. Serial N o. 130.272. (No model.) i
To all whom t may concer-n: y f
Be it known that I, CHARLES C. 'BoNAE a citizen of the United States, residing at Ev#V anston, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vax-Pads, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to a pad-for waxing and cleaning fiat-irons.
Its objects are to provide an inexpensive pad that ,will effectively wax and clean fthe iron; that will wear away slowly and uniformly, and in doing'so apply to the iron only the limited quantity of wax needed, wherefore it is economical; Vthat will apply the wax evenly and uniformlyV over the entire face of the iron; that will automatically accommo-f date itself to the changing conditions incident to the consumption of the wax,in that without the necessity for any manipulation or attention on the part of the operator the Workingface of the wax-carrying body will recede as the wax is used, so that at all times throughout its use it will present practically as good a Working-surface as whennew; that will at one and the same time Wax and gently scrape the face of the iron to remove adhering particles of starch, and that will permit the starch thus removed to fall away without cloggingthe waxing-surface. All of these objects and others that will appear hereinafter are accomplished by using a wax-carrying body made of a plane and a transversely-corru gated strip 0r ribbon of paper, strawboard,or other material', convoluted so that the convolutions of the two strips alternate and impregnating or coating all of the surfaces of this body with Wax.
The body .made as above described is foraminous or cellular, its cells or interstices bef ing vertical and entirelyopen from top to bottom. The strips being 'stood on edge, the upper or Working surface of the pad will act as a scraper and remove from the iron particles ofstarch adhering thereto, and these particles will fall through the interstices of the pad. The iron will take up the necessary quantity of wax, and as the wax is thus taken from the upwardlypresented edges of the stripsthe latter, being deprived of the sup port afforded by the wax, will wear down or be mashed down; but as this action proceeds and untilthe wax is wholly used the pad will always have the characteristics above described-li. e., it will have a combined scrap-v pecially onehaving convolutions that are alternately plane and corrugated or. zigzag.
In the accompanying drawings, Awhich are made a part-of this specification, Figure I is a plan view, ona small scale, of a Wax-pad embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged section of a fragment thereof, the section being taken in a plane parallel with the iiat faces of the pad, as indicated by the dotted line 2 in Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a section thereof on the line 3, Fig. 2. Fig. l is an edge view of a fragment of the composite strip of which the body of the pad is made.
The composite strip shown in Fig. 4E comprises two strips A and B of paper, straw-Y board, or any other sheet material that is suitable for the purpose. The strip A is plane, but the strip B is corrugated transversely',`and the two strips are secured together at their points of contact before the composite strip is wound to form the body.
In short, the composite strip is simply a strip cut from a sheet of corrugated packing-paper, such as is used for wrapping bottles, ctc. and which is a Well-known article of commerce. The body is made by Winding one of these composite strips .upon itself to form a con'- volute, as shown in Fig. l., the several convolutions being secured together by any suitable means. In the-drawings I have shown a pin C driven through the end of the last convolution and through adjacent convolutions, and, if desired, other pins maybe inserted at intervals as the winding proceeds, as shown at c in Fig. l, or, if desired, the end of the last convolution may be secured by glue or the like.
All of the surfaces of the body IOO thus constructed are impregnated or coated with wax, as shown at D, or they may beboth impregnated and coated. This maybe done by simply immersing the body in the melted Wax, removing it, and allowing the surplus wax to drain off. This coating of Wax, in addition to the function already ascribed to it, serves to firmly unite and bind the strips together at every contacting point, and this alone may be relied upon, if desired, for binding the several convolutions together.
A pad thus constructed is extremely rigid and the Walls of the cells will resist being broken down by the Weight of the iron, even when augumented by the pressure incident to ordinary use.
The term wax as herein used is intended to comprehend any Wax or wax-like substance. I prefer to use a mixture of beeswax and paraffin.
Having thus described my invention, the following is what I claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
l. A Wax-pad having a Wax-carrying body made of strips of sheet material stood on edge and separated at points to provide numerous vertical interstices between the strips, substantially as described.
2. A Wax-pad having a Waxcarrying body made of strips of sheet material, convoluted,
the several convolutions being separated at points to provide numerous vertical interstices, substantially as described.
A wax-pad having a wax-carrying body made of plane and corrugated strips of sheet material stood on edge vertically and secured together so as to leave numerous interstiees extending through it vertically from top to bottom, substantially as described.
4. A Wax-pad having a Wax-carrying body made of a plane and a corrugated strip of sheet material stood on edge and convoluted and means for securing the several convolutions together, substantially as described.
5. A Wax-pad having a Wax-carrying body made of strips of sheet material convoluted, the several convolutions being separated at points to provide vertical interstices between the strips, and Wax coating the Walls of the interstices, substantially as described.
6. A Wax-pad having a Wax-carrying body made of plane and corrugated strips of sheet material convoluted, and Wax coating the Walls of the interstices, substantially as described.
cnARLEs c. BoNAR.
L. M. HOPKINs, IIOMER L. KRAFT.