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May 1, 1962
3,031,711
S. HERMAN ET AL
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SHOE POLISHING KIT
Filed Oct. 26, 1959
INVENTORS
BY
SIQM '
HERMFJN
MOE
HERMVFIN
W
ATTORNEY
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United States Patent
3,031,711
Patented May 1, 1362
1
2
3,031,711
sides 37 of the ?anges should have widths slightly less
SHOE POLISHING KIT
Sam Herman, 41 Vista Road, Roslyn Heights, N.Y., and‘
Moe Herman, 160 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Filed Oct. 26, 1959, Ser. No. 843,857
2 Claims. (Cl. 15-528)
than the combined thickness of the members 72, 74 and
77 on the buifer side and less than the combined thick
ness of members 72-, 78, 79 on the brush side. This will
insure that the member 70 is somewhat compressed be
tween the inturned ?anges 38a and the plate 36th to in
crease the frictional grip of the member 7t} on the can.
This invention concerns a novel shoe polishing kit.
According to the invention there is provided a can
Thus, when the can 2011 is grasped by the user and moved
briskly over a shoe with a reciprocating motion longitu
containing shoe polish in liquid form. The can is shaped 10 dinally of the can, the member 70 will not come loose
to provide a plurality of ?at walls. One or more of the
from the channel plate 36‘).
walls are provided with means for permanently or re
Notch 6-3 permits the user to push the member 7% with
movably supporting a brush, mohair or other cloth buffer,
and the like. The brush and buffer may be mounted
his thumb for removing the member when it is desired
to reverse the position from that shown in
3 for
on a plate slidably receivable in a channel plate secured 15 positioning the brush portion outwardly. The bristles
to the body of the can. The ?at walls of the can are
act as spring elements along with the spongy resilient
so shaped that they can be grasped conveniently for
applying the brush or buffer to ‘a shoe being shined after
pad 76 in frictionally retaining the member 70 in the
channel plate as shown in FIG. 3. When the member
application of the shoe polish thereon.
70 is in reversed position, the resilient pad 74 and butter
It is therefore a principal object of the invention to 20 pad 77 cooperate to frictionally retain the member '79
provide a shoe polishing kit including a can with ?at
in the channel plate.
walls, at least one of the walls supporting a brush or
While we have illustrated and described the preferred
bu?er.
embodiment of our invention, it is to be understood that
A further object is to provide a shoe polishing kit in
we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions
cluding a can containing liquid shoe polish, the can hav 25 herein disclosed and that various changes and modi?ca
ing ?at walls removably supporting a brush and buffer.
tions may be made within the scope of the invention as
A still further object is to provide a shoe polishing
de?ned in the appended claims.
kit of the character described wherein the brush and
Having thus described our invention, what we claim
buffer are mounted on resilient spongy bases.
as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters
A still further object is to provide a shoe polishing 30 Patent is:
kit of the character described wherein at least one ?at
1. A polishing kit comprising an elongated hollow
wall of the can is provided with channeled means for
casing with ?at ‘walls, rectangular in cross section con
removably retaining the brush and buffer thereon;
stituting a container for shoe cleaning liquid, said casing
Another object is to provide a combination brush and
having an outlet at one end, a channel-shaped plate on
buffer member adapted for use with a ?at walled can 35 the outer surface of one wall, opening outwardly there
having channeled means for removably retaining said
member thereon.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of
the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had
of for removably receiving a shoe cleaning member, and
a ledge extending outwardly of said one wall slightly
below the bottom end of: the channel-shaped plate, said
ledge having a central notch to facilitate manipulation
to the following description and accompanying drawings, 40 of the inserted shoe cleaning member, opposed ?at walls
and to the appended claims in which the various novel
of the casing serving as a handle for manipulating the
features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
kit
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part
of this disclosure:
2. A polishing kit comprising an elongated hollow
’
casing with ?at walls, said casing being rectangular in
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a can embodying the 45 cross section and constituting a container for shoe clean
invention.
ing liquid, said casing having an outlet at one end, a
channel-shaped plate on the outer surface of one wall,
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a brush and butter
member adapted for use with the can of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the can of FIG. 1 with
opening outwardly thereof for reniovably receiving and
supporting a shoe cleaning device, and a ledge extend
the brush and buffer member of FIG. 2 mounted there 50 ing outwardly of said one wall slightly below the bot
on.
tom end of the channel-shaped plate, said ledge having
In FIG. 1 is shown a form of can 20d for liquid shoe
polish which is rectangular in cross section and which
carries a channel plate 361’ on one side. The flanges
a central notch to facilitate manipulation of the inserted
shoe cleaning device, opposed flat Walls of the casing
serving as a handle for manipulating the kit, said shoe
38*‘- are ?exible as indicated by arrows A and a bottom 55 cleaning device constituting a plate having a butler ele
ledge 61 is provided which extends outwardly from the
ment on one face thereof and bristles on the opposite
plate underneath the free ends of the ?anges. A notch
63 is formed in ledge 6-1.
face thereof.
_
A brush and buffer member 70 shown in FIGS. 2 and
3 is provided for use with can 20d. This member has 60
a central plate 72 to opposite sides of which resilient pads
74 and 76 are secured by adhesive 73, 75. A buffer
element 77 and a brush plate 78 carrying bristles 79 are
secured to the respective pads 74, 76 by adhesive 81, 83.
Corners 72a of the substantially rectangular plate 72
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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Canada _____________ -_ May 1, 1956
France _____________ __ Mar. 30, 1955
65
are rounded so that the plate can be slipped into the
channel plate 3'6b between the ?anges 383a and will be
frictionally gripped by the ?exible walls thereof. The
FOREIGN PATENTS
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