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Publication numberUS1656823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1928
Filing dateMar 15, 1926
Priority dateMar 15, 1926
Publication numberUS 1656823 A, US 1656823A, US-A-1656823, US1656823 A, US1656823A
InventorsChristian H Cook, Arthur A Katz
Original AssigneeChristian H Cook, Arthur A Katz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Teeth-cleaning device
US 1656823 A
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Jan. 17, 1928. 1,656,823

A. A. KATz ET AL TEETH CLEANING DEVICE Filed March l5. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Jan. 17, 1928.

A. A. KATz ET AL TEETH CLEANING DEVI CE Filed March 15. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Jan. 17, 1928.

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the teeth. D Une orinof the invention is embodied in a device comprising a handle to which a brush is `detachably, secured soy that `it may be renewed. The handle is provided with a vchamber or `the equivalent adapted to holdV a supply ofdentaliloss which niay be' Withdrawn troni the chamber es desired, ineans beingprovided to hold the dental iios's taut when in use. y Many other objects and advantages .oi `the construction herein shown and described Will belobvious to those skilled in the art frein 'thedisclosure herein given. y i ToV this end our invention consists yin the novel "construction, arrangementand coinbination of parte herein shownand de-` scribed, and more particularlyv pointed out in the claires.V

In the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts:

Fig.

Fig. 9 isa central longitudinal section l D oit our invention; and v throuo'h thedevice embodying another forni Figs. 10, 11 and 12 are sectionsjtakenoii Referring 8, inclusive, wherein We have shown adeviceenibodying a preferred toii'not the iii vention,'k10 isa handle formed of any .suity able material. Screw-threaded into one end volt theA handle 10 isla post 11 preferably formed integral with a tooth brush holden 12, the `brush holder 1Q being-provided with an undercut groove 13 adapted to accom- `l. is" a central longitudinal section tlirouglia device embodying our invention;`

sections taken on.

-for the present to Figa* 1 tot` inodate backing member 111 troni which bristles 15 project. As best shown yin Fig.

1, the outer end ot the groove 13 is closed' by au end `Wall 17 ,formed integral with the brush holder v12. Y The other end of the.

groovel is normally closed'by the handle 1G. Obviously,tlie toothbrush may. be replaced at any` time the brushholder 12` is first unseren/ed troni the handle 10. An'- othery advantage` ot this yconstruction lethat other devicesinay be secured to.the handle 10Qiii place et the brush. Thus, a safety razorlhaving a post substantially identical `to the post 11 inay be secured to the liandleif` itis so desired. ,1

The otherend l @if uieiiaaaiefioj is pret` erably tubulaiyto yprovide 'a clianiber-19 in which a bracket:iiieniberlZO is slidably joui- M 1 H i The innerend or the bracket niem-` bery 2() isalso tubular and provides ay cham;

naled.

`ber 21 adapted toy hold` ay supply `of dental floss, which is indicated at 23. :The biaclretV y tessera nieinber 201s preferably 'orined with a lat-v eral extensioni which may be brougzilit into close pi'oXiinity with a lateral` extension `25 formed upo1itlieliandle 10 or the bracket Ameinber QOfi'nayxbe nioved .into` a` plurality of adjusted positionsavithrespect to the handle 10,.`s`uchfor instance, the dotted `The bracket'nieinber 20 may; be securedin' these adjusted positions bynineans coinprisf ed to engage notches 29 fornied in the brackf.

y et ineinber'QO. @Ve `preterably 'provide arelf ativelyi sinalliknob 30 .upon the spring {ineinber 2f! so that the, spring `member `may be C line.` position ivliei'einlit is shown iiiFig. l.`v

readily flexed to bring the tooth `28 out of engagement With any one of. the notches 29.

As `best shown in Fig. 6, the tooth 28Upre7 10. The tubular end olf .the bracket meni-V pose oiwhich willv presently appear. The

outer ends, oi" jthe'extensions 2a and 25 are preferably .provided With slots 3i" and 38, respectively, or the equivalents, tor the purbei Qisfpreferably .slottedas at 32 so that'` lthe dental floss .may be `Withdravv'iiy there# troni, the slot 32 preferably registering,- withr` chamber, an angular bracket having a tubular portion slidable in the chamber to hold dental floss, a lateral extension on the handle, a lateral extension on the bracket lying parallel with the first extension, said chamber and tubular portion having regis* tering slots through which the floss is passed, said extensions adapted to have said floss secured thereto, and means for retaining said bracket in a plurality of adjusted posi tions with respect to the handle. y

6. In a tooth brush, a handle having a chamber, an angular bracket having a tubular portion slidable in the chamber to hold .dental floss, a `lateral extension on the handle, a lateral extension on the bracket lying parallel with the first extension, said chamber and tubular portion having registering slots through Which the floss is passed, lugs carried by the bracket and disposed in the slot therein, said extension adapted to have said floss secured thereto and means for retaining said bracket in a plurality of adjusted positions With respect to the handle.

7. In a tooth brush, a handle having a chamber, a bracket slidable in the chamber to`h0ld dental floss, and ineans for retainingsaid bracket in a plurality of adjusted positions With respect to the handle.

In testimony whereof, We have hereunto signed our naines.

ARTHUR A. KATZ. CHRISTIAN H. COOK.

Referenced by
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US4922935 *Oct 11, 1988May 8, 1990T. N. T. Medi CorporationDental hygiene device
US5097852 *Sep 9, 1991Mar 24, 1992Wu Tzung IDental sanitary appliance
US8025068 *Sep 29, 2008Sep 27, 2011Karen CulverFlossing and oral hygiene tool
US20090090380 *Sep 29, 2008Apr 9, 2009Karen CulverFlossing and Oral Hygiene Tool
US20100186182 *Jan 26, 2009Jul 29, 2010Avila Angela AOral hygiene device & methods of use thereof
WO1992005722A1 *Oct 2, 1991Apr 16, 1992Naresh GathaniA dental hygiene device
Classifications
U.S. Classification132/309, 132/325, 132/328
International ClassificationA46B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B15/0071
European ClassificationA46B15/00C7A