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Publication numberUS1466982 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1923
Filing dateOct 20, 1922
Priority dateOct 20, 1922
Publication numberUS 1466982 A, US 1466982A, US-A-1466982, US1466982 A, US1466982A
InventorsBailey Theodore A
Original AssigneeBailey Theodore A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dentifrice and floss container
US 1466982 A
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Sept 4, 1923.


Filed Oct. 20. 1922 INVENTOR. 72 606707? flax/ 9y.


Patented Sept. 4, 1923;.


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Application filed October 20, 1922. Serial No. 595,794.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, THEODORE A. BAILEY,

a citizen of theUnited States, residing at Orlando, in the county of Orange and State of Florida, have invented oer in new and useful Improvements in Dentifrice and Floss Containers, of which the following is a specification.

Thisinvention relates to a dentifrice and floss container and has for its object to provlde a devlce of such class, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, with means to provide floss and dentifrice containing compartments, the former arranged forwardly of and communicating with the latter whereby on the discharge of the dentrifice from its compartment, it will be caused .to pass through the compartment containingthe floss and impre nate the latter. 7

A further ob ect of the invention is to provide a container for thepurpose set forth having means, in a manner as hereinafter referred to, for retaining a coil of floss andfurther provided with means whereby the floss can be removed and severed in anylength desired.

A further object of the invention is to provide, a-device for the purposeset'forth, in a. manner as hereinafter referred to, with floss and dentifrice compartments, and whereby the floss is held in its compartment, in sucha manner as-to form the dentifrice. I

, A further object of the invention is to provide a container for the purpose set forth, in a manner as hereinafter referred to, with a neck portion forming a compartment for a discharge passage for a coil of floss and further providing the neck portion with a cutter for severing the floss, when uncoiled, in any desired length.

Further objects of .the invention are to provide a container for the purpose set forth WlllCll is simple in its construction and arrangement, strong, durable, compact, eificient and convenient in its use, readily assembled and comparatively inexpensive.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel con,

struction, combination and arrangement of parts, as herelnafter more specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings,

changes, variations and modifications can be but it is to be understood that resorted to which come within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings wherein like reference 0 h a r a ct e r s denote corresponding parts throughout the several views I Figure 1 is an elevation of a container in accordance with this invention,

Figure 2 is an elevation, broken away, of

a container in accordance with this invention, with the cover removed.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional View broken away, of the 'top of the container,

Figure 4 is a top plan view of the container with the cover removed, and further illustrating a portion of the floss withdrawn, Figure 5 is a section on line 55, Figure 4, illustrating the cutter for severing'the Referring to the drawings in detail, 6

denotes the body portion of the container which has a closed bottom as at 7, and an open top. 'The body portion 6, at a point removed from the upper end thereof, is formed with, a laterally disposed annular bead 8. Mounted on the open end of the body portion 6, as well as frictionally engaging therewith and extending to the bead 8, is a cap member 9, formed with a-depending annular flange 10, which embraces the i body portion 6, and the said cap member 9, is furthermore providedwith a centrally disposed opening 11. Secured within the opening 11, is a vertically disposed casing 12, having an open top. The casing 12, is positioned against the wall of the opening 11, as well as depending within the cap member 9, and is formed with a concave bottom 13, having a centrally disposed opening v1 1, whereby communication is established be- .tween the interior of the casing 12, and the compartment 15, formed by the body portion 6, and in which. compartment 15, is

arranged a body of dentifrice 16. The casing 12, forms a compartment 17, in which is positioned a coil of-floss as indicated at 18. The diameter of the coil 18, is substantially the same as the inner diameter of the casing 12, and said coil 18, provides a discharge passage 19, and with the latter registering with the opening 14, so that when the den tifrice 16, 1's discharged from the compartment 15, it will pass through the coil of floss 18, and lmpregnate the floss as the dentifrice is discharged.

Frictionally engaging as well as inclosing the casing 12, is a cylindrical inverted cup shaped closure 20, having its top formed passage 19. The closure 20, is flanged as at 22, and is forced on the cap member 9, and

said closure 20, is furthermore provided with a plurality of vertically disposed ribs22, provided by offsetting said closure 20, and the latter at its top, is slit as at 24, and with the material freed by the slit 24, upset as at 25, to rovide a cutter.

Removab y mounted on the closure 20, as wellas frictionally engaging therewith, is an inverted cup shaped cover 26, provided with a liner 27. The sides of thecover 26, frictionally engage with the ribs 23, where by the cover is retained in position, as well as spaced from the sides of the closure 20, as at 28, and into said space 28, the outer end of the floss is positioned as shown in Figure 3, and owing to the space 28, between the cover and the closure, which is formed by the ribs 23, the outer end of the floss 18, does not interfere with the positioning of the cover 26, when the container isto be closed. The inner end of the cover 26, is offset, as at 29, to overlap the flange 22. v

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, a floss and dentifrice container is set up, whereby. the floss is positioned in the path of discharge of the dentifrice so that the latter passes throu h and impregnates the floss, and further t e container is provided with means, to permit of the floss being severed at a'nylength desired, and although the drawings illustrate the preferred embodiment of theinvention, yet it is to be understood that details of the construction can be changed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What I claim is 1. A container for the purpose set forth comprising a dentifrice compartment, a floss compartment arranged forwardly thereof and communicating therewith for the dis charge of the dentifrice, and a coil of floss mounted in said floss compartment and capable of being unwound and providing a discharge passage for the dentifrice;

2. A container for the purpose set forth .communicating therewith and providing a floss compartment, an apertured closure mounted on said casing, a cover mounted on the closure, and said closure provided with inherent means to, constitute a cutter'and further formed with inherent n'ieans for spacing the cover therefrom.

3. In combination, means to provide a compartment containing a bodyof dentifrice, means arranged forwardly of said compartment and communicating therewith s and providing a compartment containing a,-

coil of,floss forming a discharge passage for the dentifrice, said coil capable of being unwound, and a closure for the floss compartment, said closure having an .open ing to permit of the withdrawal of the floss and further having inherent mean to'constitute' a cutter for severing the floss into lengths desired.

4.. A floss and dentifrice container comprising means to provide a floss compartment and a dentifrice compartment, the latter arranged rearwardly of the former,

means whereby theflossisimpregnated by the dentifrice during the dischar e of the latter from its compartment, a c o'sure for the floss compartment, said closure provided with an openin vfor the passage. of the floss and dentifrice,,/and a 'cover for said closure.-

5. A floss and dentifrice container comprising means to provide a floss compart-' ment and a dentifrice compartment, the latter arranged rear'wardly of the former, means whereb the floss is impregnated by the dentifrice during the discharge of the latter: from its compartment, a closure for the flossv compartment, said closure provided with an opening for the passage of the 'floss and dentifrice,and a cover for said closure, sa d closure provided with inherent'means to constitute a cutter for severing the floss in lengths desired and further havin inherent means for spacingthe cover there om.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature hereto. I


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U.S. Classification132/314, 222/192, 132/321
International ClassificationB65D51/28, A61C15/00, B65D35/44, B65D35/00, A61C15/04, B65D51/24, A47K5/12, A47K5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/28, B65D35/44, A61C15/043, A47K5/1201
European ClassificationB65D35/44, B65D51/28, A47K5/12B, A61C15/04C