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J. P. CARMHCHAEL DENTIFRICE PACKAGE AND CARRIER .Filed aan. 11. 1922 Marchlzwzs.
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` 'i innata PArENr OFI-ion Joli-nvr. GARMICHAEL, or MILWAUKEiifwIscoNsiN.
'DENTIFRICEPACKAGE ND saneren.
. Application led Januaryll, 1922. Serial No.'528,505.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, Joi'iN P. GARMICHAEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, count-y of Milwaukee, and State of Visconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Dentifrice Packages and Carriers, of which the following is a specification. y l
My invention relates to improvements in dentifrice packages and carriers.
The object is to pro-vide means to facilitate a thorough and sanitary cleaning of the teeth; to provide for separately storing a quantitative charge of tooth 'powder or paste suflicient for a single teeth cleaning operation, and utilizing thecontainer .itselfmto complete the operation; to provide means whereby the container may not only serve as a carrier for the4 dentifrice to be applied to the tooth brush, but also as a carrier for tooth polishing material and medicated ina-l terial with which the carrier itselfs impregnated, whereby, after brushing ones` teeth, the user may then utilize the carrier to polish, cleanse, and massage the teeth and gums. c y y A further object of this invention is to provide means whereby a dentifrice 'may be prepared in theform of a dry lpowder and applied without waste, lnot only by means of a tooth brush, but also in either an original or a supplemental operation involving the use of a napkin, or equivalent device in which the dentifrice may be originally CJD stored,-each napkin and its charge of deny tlfrice being` adapted for a single teeth cleaning operation and suflicientlyinexpensive to allow it to' be discardedafter such single operation. 2
It is also an object o f this invention to pi-ovidc'mcansfor packaging a dentifrice, whereby to produce a new article ofy manufacture including the use of a multiple container composed of a series of units in which cach unit is adapted to serve not only as a f container', but also as a component `part of (lie tooth cleaningmaterial., and a means for mechanically carrying out the cleaning operation.
In the draw1ngs:--
Figure l illustrates one ofthe iii'ipr'oved dentifrice carriers with a charge of dentifrice applied thereto preparatory to packaging the saine.
Figure vS2 is a view of the same, when folded toform the inner walls of the' package. 1 i
kFigure?) is a view of the b-laiik which forms the outer envelope as it appears preparatory to the folding and sealing operations. i V l I Figure fl is a. viewof the same'when folded and sealed.
' Figure 5 `is a view showing the'multiple packagecontainer in its commercial form. Figure 6 illustrates a modified forni of container.y l i o j Like parts are identified by the same reference characters thruout the several views.
Theiniproved container ory carrier comprises a piece of fabric 1,1such as cotton cloth, impregnated with a finely divided calcined powder adapted to serve as a polishing material, which is carried into most intimate relation to and between. the fibers of 'the cloth by .first saturatingthe cloth in a liquidfilled with suspended particles of the polishing material and then subjecting it to compression, i. 'e. wringiirgA and ironing kprocesses to y,expel the water, '-liX' the polishing material in the'liber, and dry the fabric. A binder of starch orv gelatinous material including a medicament, is preferably used inthe water to stiffen the fabric, to assist in holding the polishing material inthe fabric Vwhen theV latter has'been dried, and to also assist in the disinfection yof the teeth.`
' and `gums,'and the removal of foreign `matcrial therefrom in the final use ofthe fabric. f
A further quantity 2 of the polishing niaterial. isthen applied;l to the central portion ofthe fabricin dry forni, after '.i'vhich the fabricisfolded, rolled or otherwise` manipulated to form al closed receptacle. The bind.- er orstiening materialwill be found serviceable in preventing the powder from sifting thru, between the strands orv fibers. By
ystarchy or gelatinous material to` facilitate the packaging operation vnow to be described,v v
The containers 3 are then placed in spaced ioo v n i with the gum in moist or adhesive con-f dition, a multiple package S) (Figure 5) may be formed inexpensively, with each container in a separate individual envelope l0, adapted to be torn off Aindividually along tearing .lines 11, provided by slitting, perforating or creasing the paper.
In use, an individual envelope is torn olf from the multiple package and the container removed and opened to a flat position preferably in the palm of one hand, to expose the loose or removable contents to a tooth brush. The tooth brush is preferably first moistened to cause the powder to adhere, and after the teeth have been brushed, the removable contents of the container will have been largely removed by the brush. The remainder will have been moistened sufficiently to cause the particles to adhere to the container, and the latter will therefore have a surface content of polishing material in atldition to the quantity of such material originally entrained in, or held to, the fibers. This container may then be used as a polishing napkin to polish the teeth, massage the gums, press out material from between the gums and teeth, and medicate or disinfect the surfaces to which it is applied, the fabric being then discarded.
Byyusing a fabric having' ribs l2 at intervals, it is possible to operate between the teeth to a conside 1able extent. rlhe ribs als entrain and carry a much larger content of polishing material, and in fact a greater proportion of such material than the other portions of the fabric owing to vthe increased thickness and consequent greater co-operation of the fibers with eachother, in entraining or holding' therein the particles of polishing powder.
In Figure G, a container 13 is illustrated which may be formed as above described, but which has the exposed side margin i4 secured to the portions which it overlaps. The contents of this container may comprise a tooth paste, which may be squeezed out at one end, the container being then in the form of a flattened tube which may be used for polishing purposes without opening or unrolling it.
I claim l. A new article of manufacture comprising a dentifrice container having flexible and abrasive walls and adapted to serve as a tooth napkin after performing its function as a container.
2. A new article of manufacture comprising a container for storing a quantity of dentifrice and having walls composed of fabric impregnated with polishing material and adapted to serve as a tooth napkin 23. A new article of manufacture comprising a container for storing a quantity of dentifrice and having walls composed of fabric impregnated with polishing material and adapt-ed to serve as a tooth napkin, said container fabric being also in'ipregnated with a medicament.
4. A new article of manufacture comprising a dentifrice container having ribbed flexible abrasive walls adapted to serve as a carrier to apply the residue of the dentifrice to the teeth after the major portion has been transferred to a tooth brush.V
5. A new article of manufacture comprising a dentifrice container having its walls composed of fabric impregnated with polishing material, and a separate quantity of polishing material removably contained therein,
6. A new article of manufacture comprising a dentifrice container having' its walls composed of fabric impregnated with polishing material, and a separate quantity of polishing material removably contained therein, said container being adapted to be opened to expose its contents, and to allow the container to be used as a napkin to polish the teeth and massage the gums. 7. A new article of manufacture comprising a multiple package envelope subdivided into a plurality of pockets each having therein a piece of fabric impregnated with polishing material adapted for cleaning and polishing teeth.
S. A new article of manufacture comprising a multiple package envelope subdivided into a plurality of pockets each having therein a piece of fabric impregnated with polishing imiterial adapted for cleaning and polishing teeth, and an additional quantity of such material removably carried by the container.
f). A new article of manuf cture comprising a multiple package envelope subdivided into a pluralityY of seliarately detacliable cnvelopes, each having therein a container for tooth polishing material.
l0. A new article of manufacture comprising a multiple package envelope subdivided into a pluralityv of separately detachable cuvelopes, each having therein a container for tooth polishing material, and adapted to be also used for polishing the teeth and massaging the gums.
JOI-IN P. CARMICHAEL.