US 1724516 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 13, 1929.
H. DE s. REMEDIOS SANITARY TooTHBRUsH CONTAINER Filed July 1, 1927 INVENTQ'R C ATOREY )www Patented Aug. 13, 1929.
f UNITED .STATES HONOR DE SOUZA REMEDIOS, OF KOBE, JAPAN.
-Application filed July 1, 1927. Serial No. 202,786.
The invention relates to meansand` method of maintaining a tooth brush 1n a sealed .condition from the time it leaves the manu-` facturer to the time it is received by the ultimate user.l Provision is also madefor attaching a' mailing tag to the said container containing the brush. l
A principal object of the invention 1s to enclose a tooth brush, the "bristle end of which has previously been completely wrapped and sealed, in a container having ahinged cover and provided with means for being 'sealed unitary with the tooth brush.
Another principal object of the invention is to provide means for attaching a mailing tag to the container. y
Another principal object of the invention is to make the container of translucent or transparent material so't'hat .the condition of the tooth brush and seals can be examined.
without the 'removal thereof from the container land without disturbing thelipacking thereof. Y i
l'Other objects will be apparent from this specification taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:l Figure 1 is a side View of a. container containing a sealed tooth brush therein embody-` ing my invention; Figure 2 is a similar view to Figure l, the container being shown in longitudinal cross section, and the wrapper of the bristle end of the tooth brush within-the container beingtorn partially away; I Figure 3 is ,a cross sectionof Figure 2 taken along the line 3 3 looking in the direction of the arrows; Figure 4 is a detail view of the hinged cap or cover;
Figure 5 is a cross section taken along the line 5 5 of Figure 4 looking in the direction of the arrows 5 and Figure 6 is a blank of a container before it has been folded.
Referring now in detail to the drawings, 7 represents a container of transparent material preferably made in rectangular form. yOne end of this container 8 is permanently closed, while the other end is provided with a hingedjcover 'or cap 9. Eyelet hinges 10 are preferably used on which the cover swings.
The cover 9 is provided with a perforation 11 and the container 7 is provided with a perforation 12, the said perforations being adapted to co-oper'ate with a tie 14 to secure the cover in closed position. l A tooth brush 15 the bristles end of which 1s wrapped in transparent material 16 secured.:by a seal 17, is insertedl in the container, and the tie 14 is. adapted to pass through a perforation in the handle ofthe tooth brush -as shown in Figures 1 and 2. After this tie has been passed through the cover, handle of tooth brush, and container as abovel described, kthe ends thereof are sealedby a double faced seal 18 between gummed surfaces of which the two ends of the tie are secured.
f lVhenthe tooth brush and container have been received by the ultimate user, he can upon examining the package, readily ascer` tain whether the tooth brush has been removed from the container o r its packing dis# Yturbed, without removing the tooth brush from the container or breaking the seals,
due to the transparency of the container.
I-'have described what I believe to be the best embodimenbof my invention. I do not wish to be confined in patent protection to the embodiment shown but what I Wish to cover 'by Letters Patent is set forth in the.
4.1".' In a sanitary toothbrush container, 'a transparent box open at one end, a hinged cover atsaid open end, al toothbrush havmg a perforation in the handle thereof, said cover landy-.box also having perforations therein, a tie-'adapted to pass through the perforations of said box, tooth brush handle and cover, and a seal adapted to seal both ends of said tie.
2. In a sanitary toothbrush container,a tooth brush, securing means -il the handle thereof, a box open at one end, a hinged cover at said open end, perforations in said box and cover, and atie adapted to pass through said perforations of said box and cover 'and engage the securing means in the handle of said Jotooth brush, and a seal adapted to seal both ends of said tie.
3. In a sanitary tooth brush container, a,t
tooth brush, securing means in the handle thereof, a box open at one end, a hinged cover at said open end, perforations in said box 'and cover, and a tie adapted to pass through said perforations of said box and 10 cover and engage the securing means in the handle of said 'tooth brush.
HONOR D@ sOUzA REMEDIOS.