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1. WO1980001879 - PORTABLE SKI WAX APPLICATOR

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I claim:

1. A portable ski wax applicator which comprises: a container having heat-conductive walls defining a wax-receiving well and a removable cover rendering the container substantially splash-proof in normal use, said walls including a flat bottom wall and an end wall extending obliquely from said bottom wall and having an orifice extending therethrough, valve means extending through said orifice and projecting outwardly from said end wall, spring means resiliently urging said valve means outwardly to close said orifice, whereby pressure exerted on the outer end of said valve means serves to meter liquid wax from said well through said orifice and to the exterior of said end wall, an electrical heating element mounted on said container for heating the walls and liquefying wax contained in said well when energized, and a handle connected to said container and adapted to be grasped manually for moving the applicator along a ski surface with said end wall generally parallel to the surface while pressing the outer end of said valve means
against the surface to deposit liquid wax thereon, and then for moving the applicator along the surface with said bottom wall adjacent to and generally parallel to the surface for spreading the deposited wax on the surface.

2. An applicator as defined in claim 1 and including flanges on opposite sides of said container and projecting below the lower surface of said bottom wall and below said ski surface on opposite sides of the ski for guiding the applicator during said movements thereof.

3. An applicator as defined in claim 2 and wherein said heating element is adapted for the connection of an electrical cord thereto at one of said container sides , whereby the cord will drop to the side of the ski out of contact with said ski surface in use.

4. An applicator as defined in claim 1 and including means for connecting said handle directly to said cover, whereby the cover may be removed by grasping and moving the handle relative to said walls.

5. An applicator as defined in claim 4 and Including means for removably connecting said cover to said walls alternatively in covering and uncovering positions with respect to said well.

6. An applicator as defined in claim 1 and wherein said valve means includes a pair of valve elements extending into said well, and said spring means includes an elongated spring element mounted in said well and engaging an inner portion of each valve element.

7. A portable ski wax applicator which comprises:
a container having heat-conductive walls defining a wax-receiving well and a removable cover rendering the container substantially splash-proof in normal use, said walls including a flat bottom wall, an end wall extending obliquely forwardly from said bottom wall and having a pair of transversely spaced apart orifices extending therethrough, and a rearwardly disposed wal 1 extending upwardly from said bottom wall in spaced relation to said end wall, valve
means including a pair of valve elements extending through said orifices from said well and projecting outwardly from said end wall, spring means mounted in said well and resiliently urging said valve elements outwardly to close said orifices, whereby pressure exerted on the outer ends of said valve elements serves to meter liquid wax from said well through said orifices and to the exterior of said end wall, an electrical heating element mounted on said container along said rearwardly disposed wall for heating the walls and liquefying wax contained in said well when energized, a handle connected to said container and adapted to be grasped manually for moving the applicator along a ski surface in one direction with said end wall generally parallel to the surface while pressing the outer end of said valve means against the surface to deposit liquid wax thereon, and then for moving the applicator along the surface in the opposite direction with said bottom wall adjacent to and generally parallel to the surface for spreading the deposited wax on the surface, said handle being connected directly to said cover, whereby the cover may be removed by grasping and moving the handle relative to said walls, and flanges on opposite sides of said container and projecting below the- lower surface of said bottom wall and below said ski surface on opposite sides of the ski for guiding the applicator during said movements thereof.

8. An applicator as defined in claim 7 and wherein said heating element is adapted for the connection of an electrical cord thereto at one of said container sides, whereby the cord will drop to the side of the ski out of contact with said ski surface in use.

9. An applicator as defined in claim 7 and wherein said spring means includes an elongated spring element engaging an inner portion of each valve element.

10. An applicator as defined in claim 7 and including means for removably connecting said cover to said walls alternatively in covering and uncovering positions with respect to said well, said connecting means including heat-insulated thumb nuts.