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Publication numberUS1691814 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1928
Filing dateFeb 7, 1927
Priority dateFeb 7, 1927
Publication numberUS 1691814 A, US 1691814A, US-A-1691814, US1691814 A, US1691814A
InventorsKing Oral A
Original AssigneeKing Oral A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toothbrush case
US 1691814 A
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Nov. 13, 1928.

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Application filed February 7, 1927., Serial-No; 188,446.

This invention relates to improvements in toilet cases particularly adapted for use in connection with tooth brushes, the present invention being an improvement on the disclosure in my Patent No. 1,604,918 dated October 26, 1926. v

The main object of the present improvement is to provide a device that may be readily carried in the pocket of the user and having includedas a part thereof novel means for holding the tooth brush in a tubular enclosure when not in use with material advantages from a sanitary standpoint, and also to include a structure which provides for holding .a tube of tooth paste within the enclosure with the brush, and further to facilitate projection of the brush for use without separation from :anypart of the holder and .at the same time render the tooth paste readily accessible.

A further objectof the invention is to simplify the construction and arrangement of the parts of the enclosing means for the tooth brush of the character specified wherein the main enclosing element or body is materially reduced in its structural features and wherein the brush carrying head serves as the end closure for the bouy of the device when the tooth brush together with the tube of paste are retracted within the said body.

A still further object of the invention is to provide for ventilation and drying of the brush after use when enclosed in the main body of the holder to shield the brush, and also to, generally improve the structure whereby it is made more ei'licient in its service. v

lVith the foregoing and other objects and advantages the invention consists in the construction and arrangement. of the several parts which will be more i'ull y hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawing Fig. l a perspective view of a tooth brush organization embodying the features of the invention and showing the brush projected for use.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal v rtical section of the improved tooth brush organization showing the brush and tube of paste enclosed and fully sealed within the main body or tubular casing with a tubular cover fitted to the latter.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical section through the improved tooth brush organiza tion. as shown and arranged in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section on the line l, 4, Fig. 2. i

line 5, 5, Fig. 3. v I j The improved tooth. brush case consists of a main tubular casing or body-5 with both ends 6 and normally open, the end 7 being formed with screw threads 8 by conjugating or otherwiseconstructing the same and cont-ractingthe terminal Or the outmost corru gation, as at 9, by slightly crimping the lat;- te'r, to form a stop means. Telescopicallymount-edin and cooperating with themain tubular enclosure or body 6 is a tubular cover 10 which is readily removable and is adapted to be normally applied over the screw-thread extrei'nity 7 of the enclosure orbody 5 when I the improved device .lsarranged n compact form, for carrying theisalne in the pocket of the user, as shown Fig. 2. 'lVhen the brush is projected the cover 9 may be applie'dteinporarily to the opposite end of the mainenclosure or body 5, as clearly shown by Figure 1. The cover-10 is fully open at one end and closed at the opposite end, as at 11, and has a ventilating opening 11- formed in the cen-.

.L 5 isa transverse vertical section on the ter of the closedfend the latter being pr.ef-.

erably formed concave-convex in contour. The screw-threads "8. in the present instance are formed directly in the material of the enclosure or body 5, affeature which .is n'ta-terially distinguished from the structure disclosed in my patent aforesaid. These screw-threads 8 extend only .ajcorhparatively short distance over the length of the main enclosure or body 5, or only a suflicient dis tance to provide a- .posit-ive hol dingmeans for ,a part which cooperates with the said enclosure or body. The improved tooth brush organization also includes a brush carrying head 12 which is hollow and has a rear concavo-convexclosing wall 13, and a front flat wall lt with an excentrically located opening 15 together with V a socket 16 projected therefrom above the said opening. The socket 16 is, therefore, .ec-

centrically projected from the head 12, and the greater length thereof extends in advance of said head and the remaining part projects into the head so as to straighten the mounting of this socket. In contour the socket is slightly flattened and resilient, a slot 16" being formed longitudinally thereof to permit it to suiiiciently yield to receive the handle 17 of a tooth brush 18, the handle 17 in this instance being shorter than the handles of tooth brushes as ordinarily constructed. The

' handle 17 is inserted in and frictional-11y held by the socket 16, the latter yielding or expanding when the. handle 17 is inserted therein the head 12 is screw-threaded, as at 19, to

engage the threads Set the main enclosure of body 5, the head 12 when I fully pro ected within themain enclosure or body being held against outward separation beyond a predetermined extent by the outer terminal stop or crimp 9 of the threads 8. The head. 12, when fully moved in an'outward direction, has the Vflat side 1 in alinement with the outer terminal of the main enclosure or body 5. In the rear concavo-convex closing end 13 of the .head' 12 vertically, alinc'd openings 20 are formed to loosely receive a ring 21, tile ina-,

terial between the openings 20 being out struck, as at 22, as a reinforcing support for the ring 21. This ring 21 isadapted to serve as a means of attaching the improved device as a Whole to a suspending or other means as desired, and the openings 20 serve as ventilating apertures to permit the air to circulate through the head and through the latter by way of the. enings tothe brush 18 and handle 17. T e main enclosure or body 5 also has a series of ventilatingopenings 23 formed therein to permit the air to entert-he said enclosure 'or body for ventilating and drying purposes and to maintain the brush in good hygienic cond tion.

The open1ng15 is particularly lntended to j loosely receivethe reduced or neck extremity 2401? a tube 25 of the usual form adapted to hold tooth paste or other tooth cleansing ma terial. When the tooth brush and head 12' are retracted or telescoped Within the main enclosure or body 5. the tube 25 is disposed, as

' shown by Fig. with the neck 2l'thereof inserted throughthc opening 15 and the body 0; the tube lying along and close to the handle 1 1 V When the parts of the tooth brush case are reduced to compactform, the head 12 isdet'ached, or the threads19 thereof are separated from the threads 8 of the main enclosure or body 5 by subjecting the said bruslnhandle the enclosure or boc y, as at 26, it being understood that the tube carrying the paste or other tooth cleansing material will" be iirst arranged,as shown by Figure 2. The cover 10 is then applied over the frontend of the enclosure or body'5, as also shown by Fig. 2, and in thiscondition thebrush 18 and its handle 17 together with the tube 25 will be fully enclosed and. rotect-ed. Then it is desired to use the brus 18, the latter is pulled outwardly, thus drawing the head 12 therewith, and associating the threads; 8 and 19 by rotating the head within theenclosure or body. or vice versa, the tube 25 being first removed.

This improved tooth brush holdingmeans is very simple in its operation and will serve an effective. means for. reventing'corrosion from dampness of t e brush or the bristles of the latter, owing to the ventilating openings provided in the several parts which permit a thorough circulation of air through out the length of the'interior of the improved device.

'While the invention as heretofore described is believed to be a practical and preferred embodiment of'the invention, yet it is to be understood that such changes and alterations in the construction and arrangement of the several parts, as the exigencies of use may showto be necessary or desirable, may be made withouttranscending the scope of the invention as defined by the appended claim.

What is claimed as new is The combination with an open-ended cylindrical enclosure for a tooth-brush, of an insortable, hollow plug therefor, one face of said plug being centrally raised and apertured, a ring mountedin said apertures and projecting from said plug, and a brush-securing split tubular socket bodily carried by the cap and projecting in an opposite direction to the ring, said tube being disposed eccentrical- 1y of the plug. l

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


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US4530129 *Sep 22, 1982Jul 23, 1985Labick Richard ADisposable toothbrush
US4809389 *Jan 5, 1988Mar 7, 1989Curaden AgInterdental cleaning device
US7178533 *Oct 17, 2003Feb 20, 2007Andrion Gil NBeverage container and toothbrush holder
US20050081879 *Oct 17, 2003Apr 21, 2005Andrion Gil N.Beverage container and toothbrush holder
U.S. Classification15/184
International ClassificationA45D44/00, A45D44/18
Cooperative ClassificationA45D44/18
European ClassificationA45D44/18