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A. L. STEWART.
BUOYANT SOAP HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED 0on1, 1921.
, Patented Feb. 14, 1922.
2 SHEETSSHEET 1- A.- L. STEWART.
BUOYANT SOAP HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 7, 1921.
Patented Feb. 14, 1922.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
UNI ED STATES PATENT OFFICE- ALONZO L. STEWART, OF RUSHVILLE, INDIANA.
' BUOYANT SOA]? HOLDER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 14, 1922.
Application filed October 7, 1921. Serial No. 505,985.
to be employed as a convenient handle, and
the cake of soap being adapted when used to a certain extent to be expeditiously and easily removed for the association with the buoyant body of a fresh cake of soap. The
' soaa holder is also characterized'by legs relation to the surface of the water so as to avert waste of soap.
To the attainment of the foregoing, the invention consists in the improvement as hereinafter described and definitely claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification Figure 1 is a side elevation of my novel soap holder. 4
Figure 2 is ,a top plan view of the same.
Figure 3 is a diametrical section of the holder.
Figure 4 is a plan view partly broken away, showing the holder without a cake of soap.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the holder body per se.
Among other elements my novel soap holder comprises a hollow body 1 made in the shape illustrated or in any other shape compatible with the purpose of my invention.
The said body 1 is open at its upper end, and is there provided with opposite apertured lugs 2, the apertures designated by 3 being preferably threaded. At the lower end of the body 1 and appropriately fixed with respect thereto is a weight 4, the function of which is to preclude turning over of the body 1, this with a view to maintaining soap hereinafter described above and in spaced relation to the surface of the water, designated by 5, so as to prevent waste of soap, on the underside of the Weight 4 are feet or pads 6, designed and adapted to prevent the weight 4 from adhering to a bath tub bottom or scratching the said bottom. Said feet or pads 6 may be formed of any appropriate material such as vulcanized rubber.
, In addition to the body 1 the holder comprises a gasket 7 adapted to exclude water from the interior of the body 1, and a cap plate 8 superimposed on the said gasket and connected to the gasket and to the apertured lugs 20f the body by screws 9. The upper side of the said cap plate 8 is provided with. barbs 10 to engage and prevent displacement of the cake of soap 11, and the cake of soap 11 is further held to the plate 8 by resilient soap embracing means 12. The said means 12 is preferably, though not necessarily, formed of rubber bands, disposed at right angles to each other as best shown in Figure 2, the lower streches of the said bands being disposed in grooves 13, formed in the upper side of the plate 8 as best shown in Figures 3 and 4, this provision being resorted to in order to prevent the bands of rubber from interfering with the engagement of the barbs 10 with the cake of soap.' As indicated by- 14 in- Figure 4 the lower stretches of the bands of rubber are positively connected by screws or the like to the plate 8.
It will be apparent from the foregoing that my novel soap holder is buoyant and is adapted to maintain the soap above the surface of the body of water 5; also, that there is no liability of the holder turning over in the water, and if when it is desired to use the soap, the body 1 is calculated to form a convenient handle, so that the soap can be rubbed against the body of the user. It will be readily apparent in this connection that rubber bands'12 are preferable for holding the cake of soapll inasmuch as the said bands 12 are adapted incident to the soaping operation to afford a desirable massage or rubbing effect.
It will be apparent from the foregoing that my novel soap holder is inexpensive in construction, and is calculated to form a highly desirable adjunct to bath tubs, bathing pools, and other bathing places.
I have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arrangeclaim and desire to secure by Letters-1 Patent, is a 'A buoyant soap holder comprising a hollow body relatively heavy at its lower end and equipped on its upper portion with means to retain a cake of soap; the said soap retaining means comprising a barbed plate with grooves in the upper side thereof, and elastic bands secured in the said grooves and other.
Intestimony whereof, I afi ix my signature.
ALONZO L. STEWART.
disposed at right angles to each