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G. METZGER. SHOE POLISHBR.
APPLICATION FILED .TUNE 10, 1910.
982,287, Patented Jan. 24, 1911.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 24, 1911.
Application filed June 10, 1910. Serial No. 566,246.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GASTON M Erzonn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State vof Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Polishers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in shoe polishers.
The object of my invention is to provide a shoe polishing apparatus, consisting of a brush, and a vessel carried thereby for containing polishing material, whereby the movement of the brush during the polishing operation will keep the polishing material in the vessel thoroughly mixed and in condition for immediate use.
A further object of my invention is to provide a polishing apparat-us in which thevessel containing the polishing material may be stored in compact form within a hollow polishing brush and in which access to the polishing material contained in the vessel may readily be had.
Other novel features are hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate the preferred form of my invention- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved polishing brush. Fig. 2 is a central, vertical, longitudinal sectional view. Fig. 3 is a cross section on the dotted line a-Z) of Fig. 2. Fig. 4L is an enlarged, detailed, sectional view, taken on the dotted line c-CZ of Fig. 1.
Similar characters of reference denote similar parts.
1 denotes the body of the polishing brush, said body consisting preferably of a rectangular box having an opening in the top, and preferably provided with vertical, re` silient sides, each having an inwardly extending, longitudinal depressed portion 2, which serves as a finger hold for enabling the brush to be securely grasped, and serving also another purpose, which will be hereinafter described.
The body 1 is provided preferably with end openings 3, adapted to have inserted therethrough Stoppers 4L for respectively closing the openings 5 in two horizontally disposed bott-les 6, which are located in the hollow body 1, and serve as vessels for containing polishing material, which is preferably liquid. The vessels or bottles 6 are horizontally disposed with the openings 5 2 in the necks respectively registering with the end openings 8. Between the bottles 6 the body l may be provided with a vertical transverse partition 7, which serves to prevent endwise movement of one of the bot tles when the other is removed from the body 1.
To the bottom of the body 1 is secured a sheet 8 of polishing material, such as felt. Covering the top opening of the body 1 is a cover 9, which is preferably detachable from the body. The cover may be releasably locked in the. closed position by any suitable means. In the drawing I have shown each end of the body provided with rounded, outwardly extending projections 10, which are adapted to spring into depressions 11, located on the inner sides of the downwardly extending end flanges 12 of the cover 9. The cover 9 serves to prevent vertical movement of the bottles 6 and the inwardly extending portions 2 preferably clamp the sides of the bot-tles and prevent lateral movement thereof. The stoppers 1 may have secured to themv the usual, inwardly extending rods 13, to the inner end of which are respectively secured daubing brushes 14.
Then the brush is used in the polishing operation the rapid lengthwise movement thereof will cause the polishing vmaterial contained in the bottles 6 to be thoroughly agitated and in proper position for instant use. Vhen the daubing brushes are to be used, the Stoppers 4 may be extracted in the ordinary manner. When one of the bottles 6 has been emptied the stopper 4l thereof, together with its daubing brush, is removed through the adjacent end opening 3, after which the cover 9 is removed. The empty bottle may then be taken from the body 1 through the top opening in the body and another bottle containing polishing material substituted therefor, the opening of the new bottle being closed after the bottle has been inserted, by inserting therein, through the adjacent end opening 3, a stopper et.
Various modifications of my invention, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made without departing from its spirit.
I-Iaving thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A polishing brush having a hollow body and an opening in the top for receiving a bottle or similar device, the side walls of the body being resilient and having inwardly extending longitudinal depressions serving for linger grips and for gripping the bottle, and a cover for said opening and serving as a support for the hand which operates the brush.
2. A polishing brush having a hollow body with an opening in the top for receiving a bottle, and havlng an end opening for the insertion and removal of the cork of the bottle, the body having resilient side walls provided with inwardly extending depressions forming hand holds on the outside and projections on the inside of the body for gripping the bottle.
3. A polishing brush having a hollow body with an opening in the top for receiving a. bottle, and having resilient side walls provided with inwardly extending depressions forming handholds on the outside and projections on the inside of the body for gripping the bottle.
I n testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Witnesses E. B. HOUSE, CHESTER THOMAS.