US 885276 A
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No. 885,276.v PATENTED APR. 21, 1908. J. T. MODONALD.
APPLICATION IILED OCT. 27. 1906.
M? @KWK/ 1HE NaRRIs PETERS ca.. WASHINGTON. nv c.
JOHN T. MCDONALD, OF GENEVA, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Ap1121, 1908.
Application filed October 27, 1906. Serial No. 340,842.
To all whom it 'may concern.'
Be it known that l, JoiiN T. McDoNALn, a citizen of the AUnited States, residing at Geneva, in the county of Ontario, State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Polishers, of which the 'following is a specification.
My invention relates to devices for polishing or removing dust and dirt from boots and shoes, and has 'for its obj ect to provide a simple and economical article of' this character that may be carried by the user, and which is so constructed that it will readily remove dust and dirt not only from the shoe upper, but also from between the upper and the sole thereof.
In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the case of my improved device. Fig. 2 is a similar view of my improved device removed from its ease. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view of ther device.
Similar numerals of reference denote corresponding parts in the several views.
In the said drawing the reference numeral 1 denotes the body of the device, the same being a flat comparativelyv broad strip of wood or other suitable light inflexible material, and being extended at one end into a handle 2. Glued or otherwise secured to the faces of said body l lare layers B of flexible polishing material, such as felt, the same extending at the sides, and at the end opposite to the handle 2, for a distance beyond the edge of said body 1. Interposed between said layers 3 at their points of projection is an intermediate layer 4 of the same material, the said layers being united, close to the edge of the base i, by a line of stitching 5, said .layers beyond said liiie olI stitching not being united by glue or otherwise.
A casing G is preferably provided for receiving the device when not in use, and the whole may be conveniently carried in the pocket of the user.
From the above description it will be understood that, when the shoes become dusty, the application thereto of either flat surface of my improved device will readily restore the polish as it removes the dust, while the flexible thickened edges, formed by the projecting portions of layers 3 and the intermediate layer 4, afford a ready means for cleaning that portion of the shoe lyingl at the junction of the upper and the sole.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Let-,
ters Patent is:
A shoe polisher, comprising a broad flat inflexible base, a handle projecting `from one end thereof, flexible polishing surfaces united to and covering said base and forming flat polishing surfaces and projecting in unbroken lines beyond the sides and one end thereof thus forming flexible cleaning surfaces, and a layer of flexible material interposed between the projecting portions of said polishing surfaces and united thereto by a line of stitching adjacent to the base.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand in the presence ol' two subscribing witnesses.
JOHN T. MGDONALD. l/Vitnesses:
MARY A. MeDoNAL'o, Ailicii MoDoNAL'o.