US 1608934 A
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Nov. 30 1926..
E. M. GOLDSMITH INDIVIDUAL WASHING AND DRYING TOILET ARTICLE 7 Filed March 31 1925 Patented Nov. 30, 19%.
UNITED STATES 4 l,608,934, PATENT OFFICE.
EDWIN I. GOLDBIITH, OI PHILADELPHIA, rmsnvsxn.
INDIVIDUAL WmG urn DRYING TOILET ARTICLE.
Application fled larch 31, In. lerial I0. 19,745.
gienic, without sacrifice of economy, by em-v Lv bodying, in a single article of manufacture,
means (other than running water) for both washing and drying; said means being adapted solely for individual use and being thrown away after a single use. By reason.
20 of the capacity of the new article of manufacture to perform both said functions, the eqpipment is simplified; and because of the w ole article being adapted for individual use, and for a single use, the hygienic requirements are satisfied in the highest degree.
- The invention is capable of embodiment in a variety of specific embodiments, a preferred example being shown in the drawings, in which- Fig. 1 is a plan view of one embodiment of my invention, showing the soap receptacle open.
ing the soap receptacle closed.
prises a sheet of readily destructible material, such as paper tissue, of a size and having absorptive qualities enabling it to be used as a towel, the sheet be .folded into flatform, and means connect to the sheet and forming a closed container or race tacle containing a quantity of soap, prefers ly in powdered form. The soap container is pref erably positioned near one edge of the r towel. The soap container may be initi$y separate from thetowel and glued or other-.
wise secured thereto, or it may be wholly or partly integral with the towe The sheet of paper maybe an ent1r el se arate unit an may be folded'and, wt
other similar sheets, may bestacked in a pile; or it may form a unit in in l series whose units are severable and ehverable successivel jm'de in the art.
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the same, show-. The article shown in the drawings coin ablin hereunto set my hand, at Philadelphia,
from a container; asis well,
By means of this article, the -user is insured against contamination of the soap, which is not the case where soap is delivered to different users from a common receptacle. Obviously, also, the necessary equipment of the wash room is simplified, in that the proprietor is not required to furnish soap or provide means for dispensing soap.
In the drawings, a papersli'eet e, constitut- I ing the towel, has attached to it a number of flaps f, g, which, with a small part of the area of the main sheet that is enclosed by the flaps form a container or envelope for powdere soap, in may also represent a piecewhich is integral with the flapjs f and g. forming with them a detachable envelope. The flaps f may be folded together to form the front wall of the envelope, while the flap forms the cover. The soap may be released by detaching the cover g and em ty- .ingthe soap powder into the users han or the whole envelope may be detached from the main sheet e and the contents poured into the hand. In either case, the main sheet is used as'a towel'after washing with the soap.- r
The invention is not limited to the specific embodiment shown, as modifications embodya ing the same inventive conception may be devised by those skilled in the art.
Having now fully described my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. A toilet article com rising, in combination, a sheet of readily estructiblamaterial of a size and having absorptive qualities en its use as a towel, said sheet being folde into flat form, means forming a closed container connected to said sheet, and a Quantity of soap held within said container. A' toilet article com rising, in combination, 'a sheet of readily estructible material of'a size and having absorptive .qualities enabli its use as a towel, said sheet being fol into fiat form, meansconnected to said sheet forming a closed container,fland a quantity ofpowdered'soap within said container.
In testimony of which invention, I have 00' Pennsylvania, on-this 30th day of March,