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Q ay 4, 1937. B. A. SCHMITTER A’PPLICATOR DEVICE Filed June 14, 1934 2,079,469 ' Patented May 4, 1937 UNITE 2,079,469 STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,079,469 APPLICATOR DEVICE Bernard A. Schmitter, Rahway, N. J. Application June 14, 1934, Serial No. 730,592 '7 Claims. . This invention relates to improvements in ?uid applicator devices and more particularly to devices of this nature in which the quantity of ?uid delivered to the applicator may be con Ll trolled, as is desirable when applying cleaning I ) vi (Cl. 15—133) Fig. 3 illustrates an alternative construction comprising a container Ia to which the absorbent pad 2:: has been a?‘ixed at the bottom, within the receptacle formed by the downward extension of the container sides beyond the bottom. It is 5 ?uid to a cloth and the like. possible of course to provide a cap for the con The invention will be fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which, tainer bottom to avoid soiling the pad when the device is set aside. It is also possible that the Fig. 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of a container in which the applicator is located on the upper end and Fig. 1a is an enlarged show ing of the cap construction illustrated in com bination with the container in Fig. 1; Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, of the container shown in Fig. 1 showing the con tainer in active use; Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a container partly in section, in which the applicator is a?ixed to the lower end; and Figs. 4 and 5 are vertical section views of variations of the cap construction shown in Fig. 1. Referring particularly to the drawing and ~35 especially to Figs. 1 and la, reference numeral I designates a container in which means are spout on the container be disposed of and pro vision made to fill the container from the bottom before aflixing the absorbent pad. The essential parts in this construction, however, are sub- . stantially the same as in that shown in Figs. 1 and la, altho in this instance the applicator is in position for active use when the container 16 is in an upright position. Fig. 4 illustrates an assembly of applicator parts similar to that shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 1a altho in this instance the tube 3 has a ?ange I I at its upper end extending outwardly into ?uid tight engagement with the spout of the con— tainer and by means of which ?ange the tube is suspended within the container in the posi tion previously mentioned. The tightness of the joint between the nozzle may be maintained by washer I2 inserted between the tube ?ange and provided for exerting pressure upon the contents thereof. For the purpose of illustrating the in vention the container shown is one having at least two inwardly ?exible walls adapted to exert the required pressure upon the contents thereof plish the same purpose. In most instances of course it is desirable to provide means for sealing the tube so as to when said walls are so ?exed. Numeral 2 desig nates a pad of absorbent material which in this plicator is not in use. instance is affixed to the top of the container by insertion in an upwardly opening compartment 6 in an annular member or cap 4 for the spout of the container. The compartment 6 is formed by an inner, perforated transverse member 5 so positioned as to form also a substantially deeper downwardly opening compartment ‘I. A tube 3 is a?ixed to the lower side of the transverse member 5, below the perforation and depends within the container into close proximity to the bottom when the cap is a?ixed. A perforated disc-shaped liner 8 is insertable in the com partment 7 around the tube and against the transverse member 5. Reference numeral 9 designates the air space in the container above the level of the contents. Fig. 2 is an illustration of the container I showing the relation of the inner end of the tube 3 to the air space 9 when the applicator is in active use in cleaning a material designated by 55 the numeral I 0. the spout, or as in Fig. 5 the ?ange I I may be crimped over the top of the spout to accom prevent evaporation orleakage when the ap This may be done in various ways for instance, in the construction shown in Figs. 1, 1a, 4, and 5 either the trans verse member 5 may be imperforate but perforable at a point coinciding with the posi tion of the tube, or a disc of non-absorbent com pressible material such as treated paper may be inserted in the upper compartment of the annu lar cap below the absorbent pad, or both ex pedients may be used. Similarly in the struc tures shown by Figs. 4. and 5, for the ?ange II shown on the end of the tube 3, an imperforate disc may be substituted which will be perforable at the point of attachment of the tube to the under side of the disc. If in this instance a disc of non-absorbent material is also used it is pref erable to insert it in the lower compartment of the annular cap between the liner 8 and the 50 transverse member 5. In the structure shown in Fig. 3 a seal of non absorbent, compressible material, shaped to ?t the bottom of the container may be inserted above the absorbent pad, and/or the container 55 2 2,079,469 bottom may be made imperforate but perforable at the point of attachment of the tube 3. In operation, the container, after the seals have been broken or removed, is held in position with the absorbent pad 2 uppermost and, by the means provided, suf?cient pressure is exerted upon the contents to force thru the tube 3, the quantity required to saturate or moisten the ab sorbent pad 2. Due to the fact that this quantity 10 may be nicely controlled, the device lends itself to uses for which conventional devices of this general nature are not suitable. When the absorbent pad has been suitably wetted, the position of the container is reversed 15 and the pad applied to the material or point of use as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. It is to be espe cially noted that during this active use of the ap plicator, the tube 3 extends above the level of the remaining contents of the container, into the air 20 space in the container, so that it is impossible for the pad to become supersaturated or for an undesirably large quantity of the container’s contents to come in contact with the material to which it is being applied. While this device is primarily intended for the application ‘of highly volatile ?uids to fabrics in order to remove spots, it may conveniently be adapted to other comparable uses and various changes may be made within the scope of the ap 30 pended claims in which it is desired to claim all novelty inherent in the invention as broadly as the prior art permits. I claim: 1. An applicator device comprising 2. contain in which the absorbent pad is a?ixed to a cap for the nozzle of said container and the tube is sus pended within the container from the under side of a perforable disc engaging the nozzle of the container. 4. In combination with a liquid container hav ing a spout, a cap for the spout comprising an annular member of greater length than the spout having an inner, perforated, transverse member formed within the angular member in spaced re 10 lationship to one end thereof and forming there with an upwardly opening compartment and a substantially deeper downwardly opening com partment, a pad of absorbent material disposed within the upper compartment and projecting 15 therefrom, a tube, aflixed to and suspended from the transverse member below the perforation therein, adapted to extend into the container to close proximity with the bottom thereof, a per forated disc shaped liner around the tube and ad 20 jacent to the lower face of the transverse mem ber and means associated with said annular member for sealing the, tube when the device is not in use. 5. An applicator device according to claim 4 in which the means for sealing the tube com prises an imperforate but perforable transverse member, within the annular member, to which the tube is affixed and from which it depends. 6. In combination with a liquid container hav 30 ing a spout and a cap for the spout, an applicator device comprising an annular cap for the spout having an inner, perforated, transverse member positioned in spaced relationship to one end of 35 er for liquids, a pad of absorbent material a?‘ixed the cap, forming with the cap an upwardly open to one end of the container, a tube having imper forate walls positioned within the container and affixed thereto with its outer end terminating be low and adjacent to the absorbent pad and its 40 inner end extending into close proximity to the opposite end of the container, and means integral ing compartment and a substantially deeper with the container to exert pressure on the liquid therein to forcibly deliver liquid through the tube to the absorbent pad only when said. pad 45 is uppermost. 2. An applicator device according to claim 1 in which the absorbent pad and the tube are af?xed to the bottom of the container, said tube extending upwardly ‘and opening into the air 50 space within the spout of the container. 3. An applicator device according to claim 1 downwardly opening compartment, a pad of ab sorbent material in the upper compartment, and a perforated disc shaped liner in the lower com partment adjacent to the transverse member, a tube, having a ?ange at its upper end‘ extending outwardly into ?uid tight engagement with the container spout, dependent within the container with its lower end in close proximity to the bot 45 tom of the container and a seal for the tube. '7. An applicator device according to claim 6 in which the tube has attached to its upper end a disc extending outwardly to ?uid tight engage ment with the spout, said disc being perforable 50 at the point of attachment to the tube. BERNARD A. SCHMITTER.