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Publication numberUS1050560 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1913
Filing dateMay 7, 1912
Priority dateMay 7, 1912
Publication numberUS 1050560 A, US 1050560A, US-A-1050560, US1050560 A, US1050560A
InventorsGeorge Moore
Original AssigneeGeorge Moore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dentifrice and floss dispenser.
US 1050560 A
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Patented Jan. 14;, 1913.

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- pensers, .and do hereby declare the following .To all whom it may concern UNITEDSTATES PA -smegm Be. it known that I, Gnonen Moons, a citizen of the United States, residing at Joplin,-

in the county-of Jasper and State of' v souri, have invented certain new and Improvements in Dentifrice and Fl0SS D1S- to be a full, clear, and exact. description 'of the invention, such as will enable; others skilled in the art. to which it appertains" to make and use the same. i

This invention relates to improvements 1 dental apparatus, and the ob ect in view is facilitating the supply of ent1fr1ce and With this and further objects in view, as will in part hereinafter become apparent prises certain novel constructions, combinations and arrangements of dparts as will be herein specified and claime In the accompanying drawin ,-'F1gure 1 is a view in side elevation of a ental apparatus embodying the features of the present invention. Fig. 2 isa transverse section therethrough taken on the lane indicated by line 2-2 of Fig. 1, t e band being shown in its lowered position. Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 of a slightly modified embodiment, the band being seen in section.

Referring to the drawing by numerals, 1 indicates a dispensing container for dentifrice, having any approved type of dispensing cap 2. ,In'the ordinary course of manufacture, can 1 is formed with annular shoulders 3 and 4 produced by the connection of the top and bottom, respectively, to the body of the can or container. A ring 5, preferably in the form of a fiat band, surrounds the body of the can, and is slidable along the same, being limited in its sliding simmama in team intent. Application filed my 1, 1912. Serial no. seam.

Patented Jan; 14, 1913.

b band 5; said band beingdes i "ed a be ositioned a's-"indicated in dott facilitating dispensing appropriate lengths foruse, r

' In operation, the band 5 being closed'over groove 6, the operator slides the bandupwardly, and grasps the loose end of the floss and unwinds a suflicient supply thereof,

the can or unwrapping either by revolvin oss off across the cu'tter- 8 the floss, cuts the and then slides'jband 5 .back again over the. .fioss to protect it against foreign substances. and in part be set forth, the invention com In Fig-B, I have illustrated a slight variation, comprisin providing the can 1' with an annular', uced-portlon 9' for accommodatingand limiting movements of the band 5, which isadapted to slide to and from a egositionpcovering groove 6' and its contam flossg8.- The structure seen in Fig. 3 is operated just the same as that descrlbed above. The annular shoulders at the limits of the reduced portion 9 "control the extent of play or sliding movement of theband 5'.

What I claim is 1. In dental apparatus, the combination with a dentifrice container having spaced shoulders, and having that portion of the body of the container between said shouldersfoiined with an annular groove or recess, adapted to contain a supply of dental floss, and a ring slidably mounted on the body of said container between the shoulders, said ring being of .a size to be limited in its movement by said shoulders, the said ring being adapted to-be slid to and from a position closmg saidgroove or recess.

2. In dental para'tus, the combination of a dental pow er can annular form, '.'a portion of the bodyhaving a reduced diameterjfor ming shoulders at the termini of thereducedportion, the body of the can being'formed in the length of the reduced portion with acircumferential groove lines in ig. 1, and in full lines in Fig. 3, to cover the groove 6. A cutter 8 is fixed to. the can oint, and floss unwound having a body of adapted to receive a supply of dentail floss In testimon whereof I affix my signature and a ring slidably mounted on the reduc 1n presence 0 two witnesses. gortion, and adapted to be moved to and rom-a position surrounding the cove, said GEORGE O 5 ring belng of less diameter thant e diameter Witnesses: A

of the portions of the body of the can out- Ones. A. Fromm,

side of the reduced portion. E. A. S'roms.

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U.S. Classification132/314, 132/321, 222/192, 242/146
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/00