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Publication numberUS1326265 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1919
Filing dateSep 23, 1916
Publication numberUS 1326265 A, US 1326265A, US-A-1326265, US1326265 A, US1326265A
InventorsRobert P. Hobbs
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet article
US 1326265 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


Patented Dec. 30, 1919.


S ma H. F. HOBBS.


I Patented Dec. 30,1919.


ter of those shown in ROBERT F. HOBBS, OF GREAT NECK, NEW YORK.


To all whom it may concerti:

Be it known that I, ROBERT F. Hos, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Great Neck, in the county of Nassau and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Toilet Article, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact descrip- The present invention relatesto bath Sponges and the like of the general charac- Patent No. 1,173,802, granted to me February 29, 1916.

The object of the present invention is to provide an improved form of the bath sponge shown in the just referred to patent. More particularly it is the object of the present invention to provide a construction for the sponge sections which shall enable them t`o be completely separated from one another for cleaning urposes. Another object of the invention is to provide the frames which hold the sponges with positive interlocking male and female elements for -maintaining.

. the fraines in united and assembled position.


Figure 1 is an edge view of a preferred form of an article constructed and arranged 'in accordance with the presentinvention;

Figs. 2 and 3 are interior face views of the two valves of said article separated;

Fig. 4 is a cross section of the article, the section being taken as on the line 4-4 in Figj is a side view ofa modified form of the invention;

Fi 6 is a cross section of another modied orm of the invention;

Fig. 7 is a similar section of a further modified formv of the invention;

Fig. 8'is a side view of a still further modified form of the invention;

Fig. 9 is a cross section taken as on the line 9-9 in Fig. s.


l. In the preferred form of my invention as shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive the two sponge sections 10 are operatively connected by rings 11 and 12. The rings are constructed from metal, celluloid, or other suitable compound, and Aare each provided with an upstandi edge flange 13. The flanges 13 are suitab y perforated to receive a sewing thread 14, which is passed through the said perforations, an interposed portion of the Specification of Letters Patent.

desire Patented Dec. so, ieie.

Application led September 23, 1916. Serial No. 121,756.

body of one of the sections 10, and a binding tape 15. This method of securing the sponge sections to the rings 11 and 12 is preferred. lt is obvious, however, that other wellknown and approved methods could be employed t0 this end.

The ring 11 has at intervals eyelets 16. The eyelets 16 have enlarged ends constituting female elements to ermit the passage therethrough of upstanding ball-like knobs or male elements mounted on the ring 12.

When it isdesired to unite the sections 10, the rings 11 and 12 are laid together, the knobs 17 passing through the enlarged ends of thev eyelets 16, and are then shifted by rotating the rings 11 and 12 in opposite directions, so that the side edges of the narrow portion of the eyelets 16 pass below the overhang of the knobs 17.

When preparin the article for use as a bath sponge, a ca e of soap, such as indicated by the nuineral 18 in Figs. 2 and 4, is placed within one of the rings 11 or 12; as the case may be, to rest on the sponge section 10. The other section of the sponge is then superposed on'the tirst section, the connection between the same being formed by engagin the knobs 17 with the eyelets 16. lf

waste bits of soap instead oan entire cake of soap, may be placed on the sponge section within the ring, and these will be held within the article when the two sponge sections are operatively connected together.

When the sponge sections 10 'are united,

they' form a bath accessory wherein a lather` 9 inclusive show other specific forms o'my invention. Thus in Fig. 5, the modiication consists in substituting for the4 rings 11 and 12, frames 19 and 20. rEhe frame 20 has two bayonet slots 21 or female elements formed therein on diametrically opposite sides of said frame to receive retaining pins or male elements 22 carried by the frame 19. When using this form of t e invention, the soap 18 having been deposited on one or other of the sponge 'sections 10, the frames 19 and 20 are closed by inserting the pins 22 in the its slots 2l, and by turning the joined members in a manner common to fastening devices of this character. ,l

In the modified form shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings, the frame members and 31 are connected by screw-threads suitably formed on the two members.

In the modification shown in F ig. 7, the fastening device consists in providing spring sections 23. The sections 23 are produced by severing portions of a frame 24 and by shaping and tempering the same to spring outward with suiiicient force to frictionally engage the -inner surfaces of the plain ring frame 25 with which this form of the invention is provided. The method of operating this form of the invention is obvious.

In Figs. 8 and 9, the shape of the frames is'changed to provide a sliding engagement therefor. To this end, one of the sections 10 has a continuous frame 35, preferably rectangular and oblong. The vframe is provided, adjacent the exposed edge thereof, pfith an outwardly `pro]ecting ridge 26, to


.formed therein,

a runner thereon to extend into slots provided inthe elongated sides of aframe 27 attached to the opposite sponge section 10.

lOne end of the frame 27 is open. Adjacent this end the frame members are provided with indents-28. These indents are provided to spring into corresponding indents 29 formed in the frame 35. The resiliency of the frame 27 at this point permits this action.

I claim: l y An article of the class described comprising two independent similarfiat rings, a pair of rubbing cover members attached respectively to and completely covering the outer surfaces of said rings, one of said rings having projecting knobs on its inner surface and the other having'slots with enlarged ends said, rings being adapted to be pressed together and rotated so as to pass the knobs through the enlarged ends and then into the narrower portions of the slots whereby is formeda receptacle.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

Renner r.. Hoses.

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US2606435 *Aug 21, 1950Aug 12, 1952Peter ChernissLaundering device
US5022517 *Oct 9, 1990Jun 11, 1991Benitez Abel GBar soap wrap
US5031759 *Mar 20, 1990Jul 16, 1991Greg OgilvieSoap-holding bag
U.S. Classification401/201, 15/244.3, 401/207
Cooperative ClassificationA47K7/03