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No. 845,928. I PATENTED MAR. 5, 1907.-
A. J. BROOKS.
BOOT CLEANING AND POLISHING OUTFIT. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 11. 1906.-
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' ATTORNEY ARTHUR JOHNSON BROOKS, OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND.
BOOT CLEANING AND POLISHING OUTFIT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 5, 1907.
Application filed June 11, 1906. erial No. 321,252.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARTHUR JoHNsoN BRooKs, a subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, residing atUrInston, in the city of Manchester, England, have invented a new and useful Boot Cleaning and PolishingOutfit, of which the following is a specificatlon.
This invention relates to an improved boot cleaning and polishing outfit, the object being to provide such an outfit in a complete, self-contained, compact, and easily-manipu lated form for ordinary domestic use or for use when traveling.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved boot cleaning and polishing outfit, and Fig. 2 is an end elevation of same.
In constructing my said invention I mount on a central rotatable spindle A the block A, carrying the necessary brushes, the polishing-pad B, and the box or receptacle O, containing the supply of paste or blacking, the whole being mounted in suitable bearings within a frame D and being adjustable therein (so as to enable the various brushes and the pad to be successively brought into operation) by means of a spring push-knob E and a sliding locking-plate F, engaging with a squared part f of the spindle. The said frame D may be of such a shape as to itself form a handle, or a separate handle G of any convenient size and shape may be attached thereto in any convenient manner.
The number of brushes employed may be varied in accordance with requirements; but the set comprises, preferably, a hard brush H for removing the dirt, a small brush or tuft K for applying the olish or blacking, and a soft polishing-brush together with the polishing-pad B. The boX O is preferably fitted within a recess provided at one end of the block A on the same side as the blackingbrush K and is detachably secured in position therein by means of a spring-clip M or like device.
I claim The combination, with a handle provided with a guide, of a shaft journaled in the said handle and provided with a rectangular portion, a block secured 011 the said shaft and having a plurality of polishing devices, and a locking-plate slidable in the said guide and provided with a jaw for engaging with the said rectangular portion of the shaft.
ARTHUR JOHNSON BROOKS.
ALLAN BENNETT, SAMUEL BURGESS.