US 1244798 A
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w. H. THARP & A. T. ELLIAS,
APPLICATION man JAN-22.15!!!" Patented Oct 30,1917.
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Applicationfiled ianuary 22,1917:*s rialntrmaeaei To all whom it may conceriz'."
Be itknown that W8,*VV1ILBER Ti-IARP' and ALBERTT. ELLIAS, citizens of the United- States, residing at Lewiston in the: county of'NezPerce and Statef Idaho,-have invented certain new .and 'puseful; Improve ments in Toilet, Articles, of which the fol lowing is a specification, reference being had tothe accompanying drawings.
' Tlhi'sinvention relates-to'fcertain improvements in toilet articles and has relatlonamore' particularly. to a device of this general character especially designed 'andadapted for use forshavin'gpurposes ;1 and it isan object of the invention to provide a novel i-andz'im proved article of this general character comprising a case having adjustable eans therein adapted to support a brush anda cake-of soap, and wherein said brush and soap may be entirelyconfinedi within" the case or either of the same. extended out wardlyof' the case:when1required for use. lt is also an object of -the-invention= to provide an article of this general character having novel and lmproved means whereby a brush and a cake'of soap are conveniently f and-effectively protected, when not in use,
against foreign substances which would otherwise render the same unsanitary.
lheinventionconsists'in the details of construction'and in the combination and ar rangement ofthe several partsfofouri im for' use, all as will be fhereinafter' more"fullyi :better understood, weiwill now proceed-to:
describethe samewith reference to the ee V length thereof the sleeve or barrel 5 1s-inproveditoilet' article whereby certain important advantages are attained and the device is rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise *morejconvenient and advantageous set forth."
Thenovel features 'ofjth'e invention will hereinafter be definitely-claimed.
In order that our invention may be th companying drawings, wherein Figure-liis an elevational view of a'toilet article constructed in accordance with an' embodiment of our invention" and in closed adjustmentyr;
mg 2 1 is longitudinal Satan viewi taken through the device I as illustrated in Fig. 1 with theparts in elevation;
' Fig; 3 is-a fragmentary view partly in elevationand partly' in section illustrating the cake of soap in extended position; 7
Fig. 4 isian end elevational view of'the deviceas illustrated in Fig.s3- with the "cake of soap removed; and r Fig. 5 is a fragmentary transverse'isectional view illustratin the mounting of one; of the operating membersias herein included:
As 'di'sclosedin the accompanying drawings, 1 denotes a tubular case preferably' cylindrical in form and having its opposite .ends open; The opposite. end; ti i r the case l are adapted" toibe closed: by-the" caps2 herein set'forthasoffa slip-type); At diametrically opposed" points i the rcase l is provided with the longitudinallydis posed elongated-slots o-tlirough wihich eX- tend the operating members lcarriediby the sleeve or barrel 5islidably mounted within the vcase :1. I The operating members 4. may be'las desiredbut it is preferred that the same comprise lengths of-flat bendable mate-'1 7 5 rial having one, end" portion suitably anchored toifthe sl'eeve-or-"barrel 5"and which,
after being directed thronghi ther-slotsz' 3,
are returned upon themselves,'*aslat 36,'tto' jiafford heads or thelike to facilitate thede-f sired" relati-ve movement :between' said sleeve or barrel 5 and:the;case"1; In. applyingthe sleeve or barrel 5 the lengthofmaterial from which the members 4 are produced; are caused to snugly conform to the periphery of the sleeve or barrel-5 with their outer ori free ends arranged: to one iside ofthe slots. 3."
Itfwill-be"perceived that upon imparting requisite relativerotation to thevcase land will be caused to pass between tl1e"slots3.-'* At a predetermined point intermediate'the for partition 7 is thesocketmember 8' has' ing' the sleeve or barrel 5 the lengths of material g its outer or ltopen end termi nating "slightly l inwardly of the adjacent end of the sleeve or barrel 5. The socket member 8 is adapted to have detachably positioned therein a cake C of soap of a character generally employed for shaving purposes.
In order to effectively maintain the cake C within the socket, we find it of advantage to provide the spring jaws 9. Each of the jaws 9 comprises a length of resilient wire suitably anchored at one end to the. inner wall of the socket 8 and having its opposite or free end portion angularly disposed, as
indicated at 10, and directed through an elongated circumferentially disposed slot 11 -rect1y with the cake C, and in viewof the increased bearing surface afforded thereby, serves to effectively hold the cake C against accidental displacement from within the socket 8. It is also preferred that the plate 14 be corrugated or crimped so that the same head H of a conventional shaving brushSi -It is to be noted that the cake C and the will impinge the cake 0 to-further assure the maintenance of said cake within the socket 8. Y
Suitably secured to the septum or partition 7 opposite to the socket 8-is a second socket 15 of such a length as to have its open or :outer end arranged beyond the adjacent end portion of the sleeve or barrel 5. The socket 15 is adapted to snugly receive the brush SIare of such lengths as to be entirely housed within the case 1 when the sleeve or barrel 5 is adjusted or moved to substantially the longitudinal center of the case 1,
so that when the caps 2 are applied to said case, the cake C and the brush S are effectively protected against foreign substances which would otherwise render both the cake C and the brush S unsanitary. It is also to be noted that when the-barrel or sleeve 5 is adjusted to extend the cake' C for use the brush S is still housed within the case 1 andvice versa, so that no obstruction or hindrance is given to the case 1 to prevent the same from being used as a manipulating handle.
Front the foregoing description, it is thought to be obvious that a toilet article constructed in accordance with our invention is of anextremely simple and compares tively inexpensive nature and is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled, and it will also be obvious that our invention is susceptible of, some change and modification without material departure from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason we do not wish to be understood as limiting ourselves to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out our invention in practice, except as hereinafter claimed.
1. As a new article of manufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open at opposite ends, a. member slidably positioned within the case, and oppositely directed sockets carried by the slidable member.
2. As anew article of manufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open at opposite ends, a member slidably positioned within the case, oppositely directed sockets carried by the slidable member, and a clamping means arranged within one of the sockets. V t
3. As a new article of manufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open atopposite ends, a member slidably positioned within. the case, and oppositely directed sockets carried by the slidable member, said sliding member being provided withmeans extending exterior of the case whereby said member and case may be moved one relativelyto the other in a direction longitudinally of the case.
4. As a new article of manufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open at opposite ends, a member slidably positioned within the case, oppositely directed'sockets carried by the slidable member, and a clampingv jaw arranged within one of the. sockets.
5. As a new article of manufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open at opposite ends, a member slidably positioned Within the case, oppositely directed sockets carried by the slidable member, a clamping jaw arranged within one'of the sockets, and a plate carried by thejaw intermediate the length thereof. v
.6. As a new article ofmanufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open at opposite ends, a member slidably positionedv within the case, oppositely directed sockets carried by the slidable member, and a clamping jaw arranged within one of the sockets, said socket being provided with a slot through which the free end clamping jaw extends. I
.7. Asa new article of manufacture, a toilet article comprising a case open at opposite ends,a member-slidably positioned within the case, oppositely directed sockets portion of the carried by the slidable member, and a our signatures in the presence of two witclamping jaw arranged Within one of the nesses. v sockets; said socket being provided With a slot through which the free end portion of 5 the clamplng ]2LW extends, a marglna'l por- 7 tion' of the slot being toothed to afford a Witnesses: locking means for the jaw. 1 EUGENE ONEILL,
In testimony whereof We hereunto aflix LAURENCE E. ONEILL.
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