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Publication numberUS1421645 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1922
Filing dateJan 4, 1921
Priority dateJan 4, 1921
Publication numberUS 1421645 A, US 1421645A, US-A-1421645, US1421645 A, US1421645A
InventorsWilson Donald Stuart
Original AssigneeWilson Donald Stuart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet case
US 1421645 A
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Patented July 4, 1922.

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Application filed January 4, 1921.

To @ZZ w 710m it may fcc/acera Be it known that DONALD STUART VrLsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Greenwich, in the county of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toilet Cases, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to a toilet case havinoa towel and soap receptacle slidably interlnocked with a reservoir; and has for its primary object to provide a completely self contained wash kit which may be conveniently carried as an automobile accessory.

This invention is especially designed for use in connection with pleasure cars, where it is desirable, after changing a tire or making repairs, to cleanse the hands before proceeding further on the journey. Such repairs must often be made at places where water is not readily available and even though gasoline may be used to remove considerable of the grit and dirt, it leaves the hands in a dry condition7 which is not only uncomfortable but very injurious to the skin. 1n its preferred embodiment, the invention comprises a small tank or reservoir which may readily be set upon the running board or other suitable part of a car and through a suitable spout at one end of the tank, water may be permitted to flow in a continuous stream onto the hands. Tn order to combine the reservoir with a compartment in which soap and towels may be conveniently packed, the reservoir is provided with means whereby it serves as a cover for the said compartment and is preferably attached thereto by slidably interlocking the two elements of the toilet case. This produces a compa-ct and convenient construction which will provide the user with the advantage of being able to thoroughly cleanse the grease and other matter from the hands, without leaving the car.

I may provide conveniently packed paper towels which will lit into the compartment provided in said receptacle; soap boxes may be included in the equipment.

The invention consists in the structural features and combination of parts hereinafter fully described with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Fig. 1, is a perspective view of the toilet case with the parts separated;

Fig. 2, is a substantially vertical sectional Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July a, 1922..

Serial No. 434,873.

view showing the slidably engaged interlocking tongues and grooves of the compartments as they appear when the case is closed;

Fig 3, is a perspective View of the running-board of a car illustrating the position of the reservoir when it is used to provide running water.

Referring to the drawing 10 denotes the body portion of the toilet case and 11 represents the reservoir for the reception of water or other cleansing fluid. The body portion 10 and reservoir 1l may be constructed of any suitable material such as metal, hard rubber or Celluloid. The interior of the body port-ion 10 may be subdivided into any desired number of compartments, but in the present embodiment for the purpose of illustration, 1 have shown but a single partition 12 extending transversely thereof. This method of division described above, is preferable in that it establishes a compartment for the reception of a packet of towels 15"L in one side and a compartment for soap bOXes 14 in the other side. The body portion 10 is provided with vertical end walls and side walls, the latter projecting above the end walls, and being bent outwardly and then backwardly to form grooves 15.

The reservoir 11 is provided with projecting tongues 16 which extend outwardly from opposite sides thereof and are adapted to engage the grooves 15 of the body portion or receptacle 10. It will be noted that the reservoir 11 is adapted to slide over the receptacle 10 and to be held thereto by means of the engagement of the tongues 16 with the grooves 15. One end of the reservoir 11 is provided with an opening 17 having a threaded nipple 18. A screw cap 19 engages the nipple 18 to close the opening 17 and is provided with an auxiliary screw cap 2O having a projecting spout 21; a central opening is provided in the cap 20 registering with the spout 21.

The operation of the device will be understood by reference to vFig. 3, of the drawing, wherein the reservoir 11 is shown as having been disengaged from the receptacle 10 by sliding the former axially of the latter until the members are free of each other. The reservoir 11 is then placed with the spout end downwardly, permitting the latter to project over the edge of a support, such as the running board of a car; and by screwing the spout cap 19 to the nipple 18 a stream of Water Will issue from the reservoir 11. There is ysufiicientcvacuum created Within the reservoir 1l by the escaping Water to establish an even flow fromthe spout 21. This prevents a too rapid flow fromcthereservoir` 11 and it has been found that enoughy air percolates through the escaping Water to permit-areservoir of cornparatively small size and capacity to furnish a streamy offvvaterfor'several minutes duration.; 0f course, it ais obvious that after the reservoir l1 hasbeen removed from thereceptacle l0, the packet of towels 152'L and soap boxes 14;; may readily be removed for use.

Itis apparent that VVmodification of shapeY I claim:

Ina toileticase ofthecharacter described, the combination of a container having one endopen and including parallel oppositely disposed grooves defining two edges of the open end, and an enclosed container having a restricted outlet at one end and provided with. parallel flanges projecting outwardly from opposite corners and ext-ending the maximum length ofi-said enclosed containerv and adapted to slidably engage in the grooves of said first named container7 Whereby relative movement of the two elements will either expose or enclose theopen end of said firstnamed container.


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U.S. Classification220/521, 206/501, 222/538, 220/345.1, 206/823
International ClassificationA45D40/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/00, Y10S206/823
European ClassificationA45D40/00