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Publication numberUS1527845 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1925
Filing dateAug 21, 1924
Priority dateAug 21, 1924
Publication numberUS 1527845 A, US 1527845A, US-A-1527845, US1527845 A, US1527845A
InventorsSpeed Daniel Hal
Original AssigneeSpeed Daniel Hal
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1527845 A
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H. S. DANIEL Fel.` 24. 1925 'TOOTHPICK' Filed Aug. 21, 1,924V

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Application :filed August 21, 1,924. Serial No. 733,378.

To aZZ fwLOm t may concern Be it known that I,

zen of the United States, residing at Mexico,

in the county of Audrain and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Toothpick, of which the following is a specification.

This invention 'relates to dental devices, more particularly to devices for removing obstructions or accumulations -from between the teeth, and has for one of its objects to improve the construction and increase the efficiency of devices of this character.

Another object of the invention iste provide a device of this character comprising a pointed stock with a finger grip thereon, and novel means for coupling the finger grip on the stock.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in vcertain novel features of construction as hereinafter shown and described and then specifically pointed out in the claims, and in the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the invention.

Figure 1 is a proved device.

Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal section.

l Figure 3 is a transverse section on the line 3 3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a view on a reduced scale, similar to Figure 2,l illustrating a modifica tion in the construction.

e improved device comprises a stock or body 10 pointed at one end as shown at 11, to constitute a tooth end preferably iattened as shown at 12, to form a scraper for the teeth.

The stock ma be of any suitable material, and it is not desired to be limited to the use of any specific material, for instance the stock may be of wood such as is usually employed for tooth icks, or bone, bone substitutes, ivory, or t e like may be used. 4 Bearin around the stock 10 is a thumb and fore nger grip 13 of any suitable form.

As shown in Figures 2 and 3 the stock 10 is perforated opposite an intermediate point within the grip member 13, as shown at 14 in Figure 3, and a fine wire 15 vwoven through the aperture and wound around the stock and the terminals entwisted, as shown perspective view of the im- HAL S. DANIEL, a citi- 4 eof the claimed invention pick, and with the other I .stock, and a at 16, to form a stop to hold the' grip in position.

The grip member may be ofany suitable material such the like, or of modeling cement.

If the finger expansible material, it will be forced over the wire coils and the entwistedv terminals, which will thus be invisible while at the same time the finger grip will be flrnily anchored upon the stock. If the finger grip is of cement or like material, it will be molded over the anchor device Awhen the grip member is in plastic condition, and will `immovably engage the stock and the grip member when the cementitious material sets or hardens, or in other words firmly anchor the grip to the stock. The stock will preferably be some durable material such as ivory, bone, bone substitute, or the like, and will withstand'relatively hard usage, and be capable of repeated use.

elimproved device is simple in construction, is strong land durable, and effectual for the removal of obstructions from between as relatively soft rubber orgrip isof rubber or other Y i the teeth, or accumulations vof foreign matter from the teeth.

tion is disclosed in th forth in the specification, but it will be understood that modifications within the sco e may be made 1n the construction without departing from the principler of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.

Having thus described my invention what claim as new is:

1. A device of the class described comprising a stock constituting a tooth pick and having a transverse aperture, a wire woven through the a erture and wound around the ger grip element encompasslng the stock ment, the finger grip element being al1- chored thereby to the stock.

2. A device of thek class described/com# p-risin a stock constituting a tooth pick, a wire cement 'attached .to the stock, and a fin er grip Aelement encompassing the stock and enclosing the wire element, the linger grilelement being anchored thereby to the stoc.

and enclosing the wireA elea 101sy 3, A device of the class describedcomprsing a stock constituting `a tooth pick, a Wire element attached. to the stock and a finger grip element of compressible material encompassing the stock land enclosin the I Wire element, the finger grip element being anchored thereby to the stock.

4., A device of the' class described comprising a. stock constituting a tooth pick and having a transverse'aperture, a wire woven through the aperture and Wound around the stock fand the terminals entwisted, and a finger gripA element encompassing the stock and enclosing the wire element, the finger lgrip element being anchored thereby to the stock. v


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U.S. Classification132/321, 433/102
International ClassificationA61C15/00, A61C15/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61C15/02
European ClassificationA61C15/02