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Publication numberUS817890 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1906
Filing dateSep 1, 1905
Priority dateSep 1, 1905
Publication numberUS 817890 A, US 817890A, US-A-817890, US817890 A, US817890A
InventorsGilbert M Williams
Original AssigneeAllan D Cole
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible tube.
US 817890 A
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PATENTBD APR. 17, 1906.




Attorneys Witnesses @fn/wf. c. A f. @A




No. 817,890.l

Patented April 1'?, 190e.

To a/ZZ whom 'it may concern:

Beit known that I, GILBERT M. WILLIAMS, a

citizen of the United States, residin@r at Maysville, in the county of Mason and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and useful Colla sible Tube, of which the following is a speci cation.,

This invention relates to colla sible tubes for containing glue, paste, or simi ar adhesive materials, and more particularly to means for spreading the material over the surface to which it has been applied. y

The object of the invention is to provide a colla sible tube havin a spreadin -blade secure to or formed lntegralwit the discharge end thereof, whereby the paste,l glue, or other similar material may be conveniently and evenly spread over a surface without the employment of a brush or other similar dev1ce.

A further object of the invention is to rovide a removable pin 'or stopper adapte to normally close the discharge end of the tube,

so as to prevent evaporation of the contents4 of the same.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel Combination and arran ement of parts hereinafter fully described, il ustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto ap ended, it being understood that various c anges in form, proportions, and minor details of construction may be vresorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this speciiication, Fi ure V1 is a perspective view of a collapslble tube lconstructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view. Fig. 4 1s a similar view illustrating a modified form of the invention. Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of a further modification. Fig. 6 'is a .side elevaftion of Fig.' 5, and Fig. 7isadetail perspective view of the pin or stopper detached.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings. f Y

In the drawings, 5 designates the colla sible tube or receptacle for containing tide paste, glue, or other semiliquid adhesive Inaterial, said v tube being provided with a threaded extension 6, ada ted to receive a correspondingly-threaded lscharge-nozzle 7.

Secured to or formed integral wlth the noza zle 7 is a spreading-blade 8, the free end of which is preferably arranged at an angle to the longitudinal plane or axis of the nozzle, so that when the tube is held in the position shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings the free endof the blade will bear flat against the surface of the paper, and thereby permit'the paste to be evenly spread over the surface to be gummed.

The discharge-orifice 9 is dis'osed at thel base of the blade 8 and is norma ly closed by a pin or stopper 10, one end of which is bent laterally to form a loop or finger-piece 11 to facilitate the removal of the pin when using the device. The pin 10 serves to prevent evaporation of the contents of the 'tube and also as a means forv removing any deposits'of paste whih may have a tendency to clog or otherwise obstruct the orifice 9.

Attention is here called to the fact that by having the discharge-oriiice 9 disposed at the base of the spreadmg-blade-when the latter is in position on the paper or other surface and a slight lateral pressure applied to the walls of the tube the paste willbe deposited on-the surface of the paper at the rear of the blade, thereby permittin the adhesive material to be constantly fe to the blade and uniformly spread over the surface to be gummed.

The tube 5 is preferably provided with a suitable ea or cover 12 which surrounds the blade 8 an revents the latter from coming in contact with and soiling the clothes'when thetube is carriedfin the ocketa In operation when it 1s desired to use the' device the ca 12-is removed and the pin or, sto per with rawn by exerting an outward pu on the finger-piece 11. Theftube is then grasped in the hand, with the blade restin on the surface of the pa er, and the side walFs of the tube compresse the -blade at the same time being moved back and forth over the.

surface to be gummed.

' In Fig. 4 of the drawings there is illustrated l IOC arranged parallelwith the longitudinal axis of the nozzle 7 and the end thereoiinclined 01' beveled, as shown at 13.

While the spreading-blades in the several forms of the device are preferably formed integral With the nozzles, 1t is obvious that said blades may be formed from a separate iece of metal and soldered or otherwise rigid y attached -to the nozzle. It Will also be understood that the tubes instead of containing adhesive material may 'contain'paint or any4 `p other material capable of being spread over a 'flat surface.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that there is provided an extremely simple and inexpensive device admirably adapt- 'ed for. the attainment of the ends in vieW.

Having thus described the invention, What is claimed isi l. A colla sible tube having a nozzle the neck of Whic is reduced and provided With a discharge-orifice, a spreading-blade carried by the nozzle, and a removable pin seated in the orifice in the reduced neck and rovided with a terminal l'inger-piece adapted to bear against the base of the spreading-blade.

2. collapsible tube provided with a threaded extension, a detachable nozzle engaging the threads on said extension and nroerase@ vided with a discharge-orifice, a spreadingblade carried by the, end of the nozzle, and a removable in adaptedA to normally close said orifice, sai pin being of less length than the nozzle and provided with 'a terminal fingerpiece adapted to bearagainst the base of the spreading-blade. A 3. A. collapsible tube provided With a noz`- zle having'l a discharge-milice, a spreadin blade carried by the nozzle, and a removab e in seated in said orifice and having one end thereof bent laterally to form a ngeriece adapted to bear against the base -o the spreading-blade.

4. A collapsible tube provided With a reducedL nozzle having a discharge orifice ,formed therein, a spreading-blade carried by the nozzle and disposed at an'an le thereto, and a removable pm seated in saicI orifice and having one end thereof bent laterally to form a terminal loop adapted to bear against the base of the spreading-blade.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto afiixed my signature in -the presence of tWo Witnesses.


- 0. S. HORD,


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Cooperative ClassificationA45D34/04, B65D35/36