US 1102284 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. H. MILLER.
BRUSH HOLDER OB. REGEPTACLE.
APPLIUATION FILED D1105. 191a.
Patented July 7, 1914.
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Patented July 7, 1914.
Application 11nd December 5, 1913. Serial No. @4328. 1
septic, sanitary condition.
One of the objects of my invention isto provide a brush holder for'brushes, such as tooth brushes, shavin brushes and the like, adapted and arrang to contain a suitable antiseptic, whereby to sterilize the brushes and protect them from infection.
Another object of my invention is to pro vide a magazine adapted to contain a plurality of independent brush receptacles, each receptacle being provided with an independent oover, hinged to the magazine, and so arranged that anyone, or all, of the receptacles may conveniently be removed from the magazine for cleaning and refilling without necessarily disturbing those remaining in the magazine.
' Other and further objects of my invention will become readily apparent to persons skilled in the art from a considerationof the following description when taken in conjunction with the drawing, wherein- Figure lis an isometric view of the magazine disclosing a plurality of receptac es Fig. 2 is an elevation of the same. Fig.1 3
is a plan view. Fig. 4 is a section-of a frag ment taken on line H of Fig. 3, showin a shaving brush in one of the receptacles o the magazine. Fig. 5 is a similar view showing a tooth brush in position. Fig. 6 shows a fragment of a plan view of the cover adapted for shaving brushes, the aperture in the cover being somewhat larger than that required for tooth brushes, as shown in Fig. 3.
In all the views the same reference characters are employed to indicate similar parts.
I prefer to make the magazine of relatively light sheet metal, such as aluminum, and to this end I provide a separate back plate 10 having attaching perforations 11 and provided at intervals with relatively narrow slots 11' to receive tongues 12 that project from the body part of the magazine These tongues are inserted, in the narrow' slots and then bent atiright angles, as shown mFigs. 3', 4, 5, and 6 as a convenient manner 'for'holding the'ma azine 13 in place on the back.' Hinged to tie frontledge of the ma azine' area series of independently bperabe covers, indicated by letters A to F inclusive, (see Fig. 3), for-identifying each of the receptacles so that the user of the brush may readily and quickly ascertain the receptacle in which his brush belongs/The identifying letters A to F inclusive, may in some instances be preferably placed on the face of the magazine beneath eachof the covers asindicated in Fig;- 1. Each of the "covers is provided with a notch or cut away portion 14 for receiving the handle 15, or 15', as the case may be, of the brush to be contained in the receptacle.
Each of the rece tacles 16, is to be part1 filled with a suite le liquid disinfectant 1 such for instance as formaldehyde and alcohol or other liquid, that may be best adapted to the urpose. The liquid suggested is excellent yadapted for the purpose, as it is one'bf'tlie best'disinfectants and it also acts as a preservativeqfor the bristles, of which the brushes armade, and serves rather to strengthen or stiffen the bristles than otherwise and it is not injurious to the bone portion of the brush on which the bristles are usually mounted. A remedial agent for treatment of disease of the gums or teeth, and which is also a germ destroyer may be.
receptacle when the cover, overlying the receptacle, will move on its hinges out of the path of the brush and after the brush has been used and replaced in its receptacle the cover may be moved back to close the receptacle.
I have shown the receptacle 16 to be comemployed in lieu of or in addition to the formaldehyde if desired. When using the brush it is only necessary to lift it from the posed of substantially rectangular glass,
bottles with wide open mouths and I prefer receptacles of this character but it is of course evident that receptacles of other configuration and made of other material than glass may be employed if desired. I have made the magazine sufficiently large to permit the receptacles to be taken independently therefrom without disturbing those remaining therein.
My device is a convenient depository for tooth brushes or shaving brushes, and when used for the latter purpose a barber may have a brush for each of the receptacles and use them in consecutive order so that by the time he has used the brush of the last receptacle the first brush, in the order named, has-been subjected to the influence of the contents of its respective receptacle for a sufiicient period to have destroyed all germs that might have been present on the brush.
When the device is used for tooth brushes each member of the family may have his individual designated receptacle for his or her exclusive use and the receptacle being indicated by proper indicia on its cover its identification is quickly established.
The device is convenient; contributes to the health of the user by not only disinfecting the brush but preventing deposit of germs that might otherwise become resident thereon by leaving it exposed to the atmosphere, and unprotected.
Having described my invention, What ll claim with a view and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. An open top brush depository c0mpris ing a magazine, a plurality of'independent brush receptacles open only at the top removably positioned Within the magazine and a perforate cover for each receptacle independently hinged to said magazine.
2. In a brush depository, the combination of a back plate, a box like structure, open at its top,' secured thereto; a plurality of rectangular receptacles o n only at the top, independently insertib e in said structure and a notched cover for each receptacle independently hinged-to said box like structure. W I
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand in the presence of two Witnesses.
.' GEORGE H. MILLER.-
In the presence of- FORE'JE'BAIN9 5 MARY IF. ALLEN, a A