US 1283307 A
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W. G. RICH.
SOARSTICK AND HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED NOV. 28, 19:7.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented @ct. 29, 191%.
Application filed November 28, 1917. Serial No. 204,321.
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLARD G. RICH, of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Soap Sticks and Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and to the reference characters marked thereon.
This invention relates to soap sticks specially adapted for use in shaving, and has for its principal object to provide for consumption of practically the whole of the stub end of the stick to avoid waste of the soap, and without breaking the original seal or joint between the soap stick and its holder and consequently without directly forcing or turning the stub end of the stick forward in the holder, while assuring a very firm connection of the soap stick and its holder which will not be loosened or broken by lateral strains ordinarily brought upon the soap stick when in use. A further object of the invention is to secure the above named advantages while reducing the first cost of the soap stick and holder as compared with other devices of this general character. To these and other ends the invention consists in certain improvements and combinations of parts, all as will be hereinafter more fully described, the novel features being pointed out in the claims at the end of the specification.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a side elevation of the improved soap stick and holder and the applied protective casing, partly broken away and in section along one side;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged central longitudinal section of the holder from which the soap stick and its casing have been removed;
F ig. 3 is a partly broken out bottom perspective view of the rear end portion of the wrapped soap stick, specially showing the pendent apron as formed by a rearward projection of the wrapping, and
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional side view of a modified form of the holder as made in one piece, with the soap stick held thereto.
Similar reference characters throughout the several views indicate the same parts.
The soap stick 1 is shown with the side wall of its longer rear end portion covered by a wrapping 2, preferably of metal foil, although it may be made of waxed paper or other impervious material which will adhere to the soap stick and to a suitable binder such as paraii'in that may be employed for securing the stick firmly to the holder. A portion of the wrapping projects as an apron 4:, beyond the rear or lower end of the soap stick into a chamber 5 which receives the paraffin 3 and is formed between the opposite side walls of a metal ferrule or collar 6, comprising the soap stick holder.
This holder is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 as made of two concentrically disposed rings 7, 8. The inner ring 7 is pressed forwardly at its central portion to provide a transverse head plate 9, and a rearwardly flaring side rim portion 10, preferably having an outset shoulder portion 11, joining which is a narrow rear end flange portion 12. connecting with an outer flange portion 13, projecting forwardly for about one-third to one-half the depth of the holder. The outer holder ring 8 has a forward extremity 14 intended to closely fit the soap stick wrapping 2, and thence the ring flares rearwardly at 15 to a plane about on a line with the other ring flange 13, where the ring 8 is offset at 16, and is then bent rcarwardly to overlie the outer face of said flange 13, whence the ring is pressed inwardly at 17 to overlie the end flange 12 of the ring 7, and then is pressed forwardly at 18 against the shouldered portion 11 of the ring 7 to make a flush finish of the two rings at the inset rear end portion of the holder. If so desired the holder may be made of a single piece of metal stamped or otherwise formed to substantially the same shape as the two-part holder, and shown at 6 in Fig. 4 of the drawings.
A metal casing 19, preferably lined with impervious paper to protect the soap, is adapted to snugly fit upon the wall portion 15 of the holder ring 8, as shown in Fig. 1.
One or more air vent apertures 20 are provided through the wrapping apron 4c, and preferably at or near the rear end of the soap stick 1. In assembling the parts, the double-walled holder 6 or 6, is placed with the open mouth of the chamber 5 uppermost. This chamber is then filled with melted paraffin 3, or other plastic cementing material, and the soap stick, with its pendent wrapping apron 4, is set into the holder until the rear end of the stick stops near or seats upon the head plate 9, the air meanwhile escaping from the holder chamber 5 through the apron vent apertures 20. The entire pendent apron 4., and the rear marginal portion of the soap stick itself thus are embedded within the melted paraflin which soon hardens, thus securely uniting the soap to the holder. The soap stick projects into the holder a very short distance, one-eighth of an inch or less, being all that is necessary to obtain a most secure connection within the holder, the union being effect-ed mainly by means of the embedded wrapping apron l.
It is obvious that only a very short stub portion 1 of the original soap stick 1 remains after the soap is consumed to the level of the forward edge 14 of the holder and that practically the whole of the soap stick may be used without breaking the original sealing hold of the paraffin or other cementing material 3 upon the soap wrapping 2, and its apron 4-, and the rear marginal portion of the soap stick.
As the apron i may project rearward beyond the unwrapped rear end wall of the soap stick for only about one-quarter of an inch to afford a secure z'tnchorage within the holder 6 or 6, it requires less of the expensive metal foil 2- to provide a protective wrapping for the soap than is necessary when a wrapping overlaps the entire rear end wall of the soap stick, thus effecting economy in the first cost of the article.
Another advantage of this invention is that the deeply inset rear end wall 9-10 of the holder 6 or 6 gives conclusive ocular evidence to a buyer that very little of the soap contained within the holder is wasted,
, and thus the ready sale of my improved device is facilitated when offered in competition with other devices not affording this desirable ocular proof of soap economy. It is obvious that the foil or other wrapping 2, may cover all portions of the soap stick 1 projecting forward from its holder (5 Or (3.
The advantages of this invention may be realized by using asoap stick having pendent tabs or parts of any form held to it or to its wrapping and projecting into the holder chamber 5, wherein the tabs would be cmbcdded in a hardened cementing material 3 filled into the chamber for anchoring the soap stick to the holder, but the illustrated soap encircling w 'apping 2 projecting rearward to form the laterally continuous pendent apron l is preferred in practice because of its less expensive application and of the larger facial area it presents for firm anchorage in the cementing material. The term apron herein used is therefore to be construed as embracing the preferred laterally continuous apron 4,01 a substituting series of pendent tabs or parts held to the soap stick or to its wrapping.
I claim as my invention:
1. A. soap stick having an attached rearwardly projecting apron. combined with a holder having a chamber receiving the apron, and cementing material in the chamber emb *acing the apron.
2. A soap stick having an attached rearwardly projecting apron, combined with a holder having a chamber receiving the apron and a short end portion of the soap stick, and plastic cen'icnting material in the chamber surrounding the apron.
3. A. soap stick holder comprising spaced outer and inner side walls forming a chamber having an open forward end, the inner holder wall having an inset head plate beyond which the outer holder wall extends forwardly a short distance, combined with a soap stick having an attached rearwardly projecting apron extending into the holder chan'iber while the rear end of the soap stick is seated on the head plate, and cementing material in the holder chamber embracing said apron.
i. A soap stick having a side wall wrapping projecting rearwardly beyond the soap stick to form an apron, combined with a holder having a chamber receiving the apron, and cementing material in the chamber embracing the apron.
5. A soap stick havin a side wall wrapping projecting rearwar dly beyond the soap stick-to form an apron, combined with a holder comprising spaced outer and inner side walls forming a chamber having an open forward end, the inner holder wall having an inset head plate supporting the soap stick, and cementing material in the chamber embracing the apron.
6. A soap stick having a side wall wrapping projecting rearwardly beyond the soap stick to form an apron, combined with a holder comprising spaced outer and inner side walls forming a chamber having an open forward end, the inner holder wall having an inset head plate supporting the soap stick and beyond which plate the outer holder wall extends forwardly outside the soap sticking wrapping, and cementing matcrial in the chamber embracing the apron.
7. A soap stick holder comprising spaced outer and inner side walls forming a chamber having an open forward end, the inner holder wall having an inset head plate for supporting the soap stick.
8. A soap stick holder comprising spaced outer and inner side walls forming a chamber having an open forward end, the inner holder wall having an inset head plate located below the forward rim of the outer wall of the holder.
9. A soap stick holder comprising an outer ring, an inner ring of lesser diameter spaced from the other ring, and forming between the rings a chamber open at its upper end, said inner ring having a head plate located below the rim of theouter ring.
10. A soap stick holder comprising an outer ring and an inverted cup-shaped member spaced therefrom and fixed to said ring at its lower end and extending upwardly therein a distance less than the height of the rlng.
11. A soap stick holder comprising an outer ring having an ofiset forming a bottom portion of a diameter greater than the top, and a hollow truncated cone extending upwardly from the bottom of the-ring and forming an annular chamber therein.
WILLARD G. RICH.