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Jam. 2, i923.
' A). J. DYKSTRA.
TOILET SEAT Coven.
-E JULY 15. 1922.
I Inventor Wag/Kw was Patented Jan. 2, 1923.
eans CORNELIUS J. DYKSTRA, 0F DES MOINES, IOWA.
Application filed July 15,
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I CORNELIUS J. DYKsTnA, a citizen of the UnitedStates, and a resident of Des Moines, in the county of Polkand State of Iowa, have invented a certain new and useful Toilet-Seat Cover, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a toilet seat cover, which will when the toilet is flushed be removed from the ordinary toilet seat.
Still another object is to provide a toilet seat cover of paper, which has a flap adapt ed to extend down into the toiletbowl and to partially rest upon the water there-in, so that when the toilet is flushed, the engagement of the flap with the water will cause the entire cover to be passed out with the flushing.
Still another object is to so arrange the toilet seat cover that it may be easily positioned upon the toilet seat and may be easily folded. I
With these and other objects in View, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of the various parts of my device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter morefully set forth, pointed out in my claim, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings,
" in which 2 Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved toilet seat cover.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the underside of the cover with the flap shown torn away from the main body portion.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the cover folded over; and
Figure 4 is a modified View of a slightly modified form of my invention.
In the accompanying drawings, I have used the reference numeral .10 to indicate generally a sheet of paper, which is provided with a centralopening 11. Extending across the central opening 11 and formed integral with the sheetof paper 10 is a flap or strip 12. The flap 12 is partially cut away from the main body portion of the sheet 10, as at 13. The purpose of cutting away the flap 12, as at 13, will be more fully set forth hereinafter.
A row ofperforations 14: is extended across one end of the flap 12, so as to permit the flap 12 to be torn or separated from the rest of the sheet 10.
Secured to the underside of the flap 12 1922. Serial No. 575,255.
near the perforations 14: is an additional flap 15. The flap 15 may be glued or otherwise fastened to the flap 12. The fastening between the flap 12 and the additional flap 15 is shown by the dotted lines in Figure'l. The flap 15 extends below a portion of the sheet 10 and may project out beyond the edge thereof.
The additional flap 15 may be said to serve two different functions.
First, it serves as an engaging element for tearing the flap 12 away from the main body portion of the sheet 10.
By engaging the flap 15 and by pulling it, it causes the flap 12 to tear away on the row of perforations 14. The flap 12 will then extend downwardly, the portion between the two parts 13, serving as a hinge for permitting such downawrd movement.
The fact that the parts are out, as at 13, permits the flap 12 to swing downwardly very easily and prevents the paper from binding.
The entire sheet of paper may be placed upon a toilet seat and when the flap 12 is torn away from the main body portion, it will extend down into the toilet bowl.
By using the additional flap, it insures me that the entire flap, which extends down into the toilet bowl, will be of suflicient length, so
that it will rest upon the water in the bowl.
When the toilet is flushed, the flaps 15 and 12 will be engaged by the water, which will cause the entire sheet 10 to be drawn into the toilet bowl and discharged.
In Figure 4 of the drawings, I have shown a form of invention with the additional flap 15 removed.
In this form of invention, the flap 12 is torn away on the perforated lines 14, so that it will extend down into the toilet bowl.
In some toilets, it is necessary that the flap be of greater length than in others and when it is desired to have a flap of greater length, than the length of the central open ing 11, then an additional flap 15 may be used.
It is always desirable to have the flap engage the waterwithin the toilet bowl, so as to insure the removal of the entire sheet 10 with the flushing of the toilet.
It will be seen that by using the toilet seat cover, it will aid materially to the sanitation of the toilet.
' The fla 15 will rest upon the water with sible splashing-of the Water, and Will prevent the Water from coming in contact With any part of the human body.
The fact that the flap 12 is secured to the sheet 10 by means of the perforations 14 permits the folding of the entire sheet on the scored line 16. If the lap 12 Were not secured on both ends to the sheet 10, then the folding of the entire sheet would be rather awkward.
The arrangement as shown in the drawings permits the folding of the sheet, as
though it were a single fiat sheet of paper Without any openings therein.
The sheets may be folded and sold'in envelopes or may be arranged in pads.
Some changes maybe made in the construction and arrangement of the various details of my toilet seat cover, Without departing from the essential features and purposes of my invention, and it is my invention to cover by my claim any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents,- Which may be reasonably included within its scope.
T claim as my-invention:
A toilet seat cover comprising a sheet of paper having a central opening therein, a strip of the paper formed integral with and extending from one edge of the opening to g length than the length of the opening, said additional strip serving as an engaging member for severing said first strip from the remainder of the sheet and for being received Within the toilet bowl during use, as andfor the purposes stated.
Des Moines, Iowa, July 6, 1922.
CURNELTUS J. DYKSTRA.