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Publication numberUS1639718 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1927
Filing dateApr 11, 1925
Priority dateApr 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1639718 A, US 1639718A, US-A-1639718, US1639718 A, US1639718A
InventorsBacorn Frederick W
Original AssigneeBacorn Frederick W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lathering device
US 1639718 A
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Patented Aug. 23, 1927.



. Application filed April 11, 1925. Serial No. 22,411. y'

rIhis invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in lathering devices, and it has for its objects among others to provide a simple, cheap, improved lat-hering device or brush adapted for this purpose designed for use once and then thrown away. I make aybrush, consisting broadly of a base or support for the fibrous member, and a saponaceous substance, embodied in or io applied to the fibrous member. A

The ordinary shaving brush is composed essentially of stiff but flexible bristles, bound together at one end, with the other end left free, so that in use the bristles move with relation to cach other, and when pressed against the face spread out and spring` back together again. Generally, after application of the soap to the face, the lather has to be rubbed in with the hands. `I propose to' avoid all this. My improved soap applicator embodies practically a combined shaving brush, cup, soap, and means of rubbing the lather into the beard, all in a single article. YWhile designed for but one using'it.

can of course be used a number of times, as long as the saponaceous material lasts, but it can be made and placed upon the market at such trifling cost that one can afford to use it but once and then throw it away and take im another when again shaving. This applies not only to the individual who shaves him" sclf, but equally as well to use in the barberV shop, where one would gladly pay Va few cents more to have an individual brush. y :is By my invention bristles are dispensed with. rlhe Vhairs or fibres corresponding to the bristles are relatively short, andare combined together in the form of a fabric, which may be knit-ted, lbraided or woven, 'but which is designed to be pressed against the face in a substantially flat or substantially fiattened form. It is always ready for use, all that is necessary is to dip it in water and rub it on the face, when a` most satisfactory lather is produced. Being practically fiat,

as the lather is produced it is also at the,

same time rubbed well into the beard, wit-hout any danger of getting the latherY on the hands of the user.

Other objects and advantages of the invention willy hereinafter appear, and the novelv features thereof will be specifically defined by the appended claims.

Ihe invention is capable of embodiment in a variety of forms, some of the most practicable of which, only, are herein illustrated,

but which will besufiicient for a clear understanding of the generic principleof my invention. A y I The inventiom in such embodiments,I is clearly illustrated in the accompanyinfr drawings, which, with theknumerals of re 'erence'marked thereon, forma part of this specification, and in whieh- Y Figure 1 is a Vside elevation -of afsliaving brush embodying one form of the invention.

Figure 2 is a plan view of thesame. Figure S'is a side elevationof` another for l Y y M Like numerals of ,reference indicate like parts throughout the several views.

In carrying out my invention I takey a back member l which may be a fiat piece of wood of sufficient strength, but not necessarily rigid, in fact, it may be best 'to provide a slight amount of flexibility therein, 2 designatesa handle extension which may be used upon the end of the back member lif desired. Y V v 3 is a piece rof material, fabric, wool, or, in some instances,other'materials may be employed. I may employ 'cotton cloth, al.

though Ihave found that better vresults are attained by the use of knitted woolenyarn, and if this woolen yarn be brushed so as to provide a fuzzy surface, it affords a better receptacle for the saponaceous substance. I have found artificial fur, consisting of a cotton backing with a pile of wool, very efficient for my purpose. A

The material 3 may be cemented or other-4 wise afliXed to the member l, leaving the fuzzy surface outermost, of course.

The soap or saponaceous substance 5 is incorporated into the fabric 3 in any suitable manner, so as to thoroughly permeate the` same to form a practically homogenous mass therewith and before latheringassumes practically a cake-like character so as to be a practically integral part `of the fabric. Any suitable method of permeating the fabric with the soap may be employed.

I have obtained excellent results by interv posing between the fabric member 3 and the backing member l some padding material 6, as shown 1n Fig. 3 whlchis more or less porous and at the same time has such a de gree of elasticity as to' permit of its being compressed more or less when the fabric 3 is pressedagainst the face, thereby expelling the soap water and ,air which may be in the pores of the 'said elastic porousinember,V

, instance by an adhesive.

` device is .the same,

The mode of use and the efficiency of the regardless of the form of the embodiment of thel generic idea, and, in use, the soaped member isdipped in water, and then `the face rubbedA vigorously vand Vthe `result will be a heavy lather and an easy shave.

Importance is attached to the elongated form of the applicator as well as its flat rubbing surface whereby I am en( bled to apply the lather quicker and better and without having to place the hand in the lather.

From the .above it will be obvious that I have devised a simple, very efficient device for the purposes named, and one that can `be placed upon the market at trifling cost,

thus placing it in thel hands of everybody and providing a most sanitary method of applying lather to the face of the person, and while the structural embodiments of the invention as herein disclosed are what I, at the present time consider preferable I do Y 345y not intend to restrict myself to the details of construction shown and described, but reserve the right to make such changes, variations vand modificationsv as come properly Within the scope of the protection prayed.

Whether theV fabric as applied to the face be round or square makes but little difference, but a practically elongated fiat surface for Contactv with the face is preferable, .in manyinstances, as it by easily rubbed into the beard.v

Ihen impregnated all that is necessary to do istodip the fabric' portion in water and rub the face, when, inone operation, a copious lather is produced, well rubbed into the beard and distributed. i IIThat is claimed as new is A l. A lathering device comprising a thin elongated back application to the face and to be rubbed in y to produce a lather.

In testimony whereof I alfix my signature.


member, a strip of fibrous fabric permanently adhesively secured therei affords a good rubber which the lather may be readily andl

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U.S. Classification15/210.1, 15/104.94, 15/209.1
International ClassificationA46D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46D1/00
European ClassificationA46D1/00