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Ive- 831,014. PATENTED SEPT. 11, 1906. W. LEONARD. DEVICE FOR APPLYING LIQUID DRESSING.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT.14, 1905.
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DEVICE FOR APPLYING LIQUID DRESSING.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 11, 1966.
Application filed September 14, 1905. Serial No- 278,385.
To rtZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WVILLIAM LEONARD, of Salem, county of Essex, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Devices for Applying Liquid Dressing, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like characters on the drawings representing like parts.
Bottles containing liquid shoe-dressing and other liquid material have been provided with a stopper to which a sponge is attached by means of a wire, the sponge extending down into the bottle when the stopper is inserted in the open mouth or neck thereof. WVhen using this device to apply the dress ing or other liquid to shoes and other things, excessive care must be taken to prevent the hands from becoming smeared with the dress ing, which is on the end of the stopper as well as on the wire and sponge. Furthermore, the device cannot be laid down upon a table or other flat surface without smearing the said surface, so that when not using the device, even momentarily, it must be returned to the bottle.
This invention has for its object to improve the construction of a device for applying liquid-dressing and the like, which comprehends a stopper and sponge attached thereto by a wire to the end that the device may be easily manipulated without danger of smearing the hands of the user, and can be laid upon a table or other flat surface without danger of smearing said Surface, and if the sponge is loaded with dressing can be supported in upright position and the dressing prevented from coming in contact with the table or other surface upon which it is supported.
The invention consists in an improved form of cap, which is attached to the stopper and which is made large enough to embrace the neck or end of the bottle, and which, by reason of its size and shape, may be firmly grasped by the user for the purpose of manipulating the sponge to apply dressing, and which is formed with straight sides, whereby it may be placed upon a table or other flat surface, and by its weight hold the sponge in elevated position above said surface, and which is also formed with a flat end of considerable area, whereby it may be supported in upright position, so that in case the sponge is loaded and liable to drip the dressing will run down the wire into the cap, which serves as a cup to receive it.
Figure 1 shows in side elevation a device comprehending a bottle-stopper, sponge at= tached thereto, and cap embodying this invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the device shown in Fig. 1. Fi 3 is a detail showing the device removed from the bottle and laid in horizontal position on a flat surremoved from the bottle and placed in upright position on a flat surface.
a represents a bottle of any well-known or I suitable shape and construction.
b represents the stopper, which is adapted to be pressed into the open mouth or neck of the bottle, 0 the wire which is projected through the stopper, and thereby attached to it, and (Z a sponge attached to the extremity of said wire.
The cap consists of a cylindrical or other Shaped body having straight sides, formed or provided with a circular recess at one end to receive the end or neck of the bottle, and
the bottom of and concentric to the aforesaid recess to receive the stopper. The cap thus formed presents a stopper-supporting end portion e and a circular flange e extending from it. The stopper 1) is pressed into the recess in the end portion 6 and is secured to said end portion, and when so secured in position the flange e is concentrically arran ed about the stopper. The flange e is mac e large enough in diameter to embrace the neck of the bottle and is also made quite long. The cap thus formed presents straight sides and is quite heavy, being purposely so made, so that when the device is removed from the bottle and laid down upon a flat surface the sponge will be held in elevated position, free from contact with said surface. The end or top of the cylindrical or other shaped cap is made flat, and by reason of its large diameter has considerable area, so that when the sponge is loaded the device may be supported in upright position on a table or other flat surface, and the flange 6 forms a cup of large capacity, so that any li uid material flowing down the wire will be received by said cup. The cap thus constructedv being quite large in diameter may be firmly grasped by the user and manipulated to apply the dressing.
for'applying liquid dressing and the like,"
face. Fig. 4 is a detail showing the device with another recess of smaller diameter at' of a bottle and the lower edge of the cap de-rsigned to contact with the upper portion of the body of said bottle, and the outer surface I 5 of the stopper designed to contact with the inner surface of the neck of a bottle, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of 20 two subscribing witnesses.
N. B. BROWN, J. CLIFFORD ENTWIsLE.