US 1334716 A
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L. S. SHUNT.
BATH STRAP. APPLICATION FILED 1ULY29, I919.
1,334,7 1 6, Patented Mar. 23, 1920.
"UNITED STATES PATEN T OFFICE.
Lnvons. snon'r, on NEW YORK, m.
Specification 9! Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 23, 1920.
Application filed July 29, 1919. 7 Serial No. 814,001.
rial by means of which, strap a person may clean and massage his body, at the same time, the strap being particularly designed for use 1n cleaning and massaging the shoulders and back of a person which are ordinarily inconvenient to reach.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bath strap as specified which is pro vided with a pocket intermediate its ends adapted to contain detergent material, such as soap, the lather from which, created during the rubbing action with the bath strap passes through the permeable. materlal 0 which the strap is formed and thereby may be applied'to the body of the person using the device; and further to provide a nonelastic strip which extends longitudinally through the bath strap, and has its ends looped to form handles or finger grips for the strap, which non-elastiestrip will prevent stretching of the strap and will permit the holding of, the strap .flat and tights againstthe body of the user.
Other objects of the invention will appear in the followin detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification and in which drawing: v
Figure 1, is a perspective view er the im* proved bath strap.
Fig. 2 is. a longitudinal section through the bath strap, and
Fig. 3 is a cross'section through. the bath strap showing the soap or detergent material retainiug pocket.
Referringmore particularl to the drawings, 1 indicates the main bo y of the bath strap, which is composed of a pair of layers 2' and 3 of permeable material, such aswool cotton fabric, or material analogous to that of which bath towels are made, it being woven or knitted to provide ridges indicated 7 at 4 which extend transversely across the outer surfaces of the sections 2. and 3' of the bath strap. These ridges are provided to forth across the body 'of the user.
permit the proper massaging action as well as the cleaning action of the bath strap during use. The sections 2 and 3 of the bath strap are stitched together along their edges, as indicated at 5 and they are each provided with a slightly enlarged portion intermediate their ends On one edge of these enlarged portions, the stitching terminates, leaving an open space 6 to allow the insertion of a bar'ol soap indicated at 7 into the pocket 8 formed between the enlarged portions of the sections and 3. This pocket will permit the use of fine or small pieces of soap, flake soap, or any other suitable detergent material and during operation or use of the bath strap, the lather from the soap will pass through the sections 2 and 3 and be applied tothe body of the user by the outer roughened surfaces of the sections 2 and 3. In case the outer surface 01' one secmeable material. The strip 8 hasits ends looped to form loops 9,' adapted to receive the fingers or thumbs of the user to permit thedrawing of the bath strap back arlld T 1e looped ends are stitched to the main body of the strip 8 and also the-sections 2 and 3. They strip 8 is stitched to the sections 2 and 3 at longitudinally spaced intervals asshown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. Changes in details, may be made without Ideparting from the spirit. of thisinvention,
I claim: "1. As a new: article of manufacture, a
"bath strap composed of a pair of layers of permeable material each provided with transversely extending ridges on its outer surface, said sections provided with enlarged portions intermediate their ends, the sections being stitched together about their edges andhaving theedges of the enlarged portion at one side free; from stitching to permit the insertion of detergent material between the sections at the enlarged portion.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a bath strap comprising a pair of sections of permeable material, transversely extendin ridges formed upon the outer surfaces of said sections, a narrow non-elastic strip extend ing longitudinally of saidsections at their centers and being stitched thereto at spaced intervals between the facing sides of the sections, the endspf said non-elastic strip being looped and stitched to the sections.
3. As a new article'of manufacture, a bath stra comprising a pair of sections of permea le material, transversely extending ridges formed upon the outer surfaces of said sections, a narrow non-elastic strip extending longitudinally of said sections at their centers and being stitched thereto at spaced intervals between the facing sides of the sections, the ends of said non-elastic strip being looped and stitched to the sections, said sections provided With enlarged portions intermediate their ends, said sections being stitched together in such manner as to form a pocket between said enlarged portions to permit of the insertion of detergent material therein.
v LEVON S. SHONT.