US 1776333 A
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Sept. 23, I930; R, GATES 1,776,333
fiAllI'I'ARY TOILET SEAT COVER Filed Jan. 4,1930
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BY %7 W A TTORNEY Patented Sept. 23, 1930 RALPH DATES, F YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO SANITARY TOILET-SEAT COVER Application filed January 4, 1930. Serial No. 418,602.
This invention relates to sanitary toilet seat covers. I
The principal object of this invention is to provide an improved sanitary toilet seat 6 cover for use on a water-closet seat and one possessed of such characteristics that a person can use the sanitary cover with the assurance that there will be no danger of contracting communicable disease in the use of such a device in public places such as hotels, factories and steamship lines.
A further object of the device-is to provide a sanitary cover which may be manufactured in a num er of cover parts attached together 1 and rolled up: upon a convenient roller.
A still further object of the device is to provide means for. automatically removing the sanitary cover without touching the same by a hand of an individual.
WVith the foregoing. and other objects in view which will appear as the descriptionroceeds, the invention resides in the comination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a top plan view of the device showing the manner of attachment to another similar device.
7 Figure 2 is aperspective view of the device placed in proper position upon a toilet seat.
Figure 3 is a cross section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2. i
' Figure 4; is a cross section of the device properly installed showing manner in which same may be removed. 1
Figure 5 is a rspective' view of roll containing a plura ity of these sanitary toilet seat covers.
By referring to Fig. 1 it will be seen that s the device 1 takes the form of an ordinary toildtl-se'at. A pair of oppositely disposed aprons 2 are formed from the innerportion of the device 1, each having a straightedge 3 adjacent a central strip 4. These aprons 2 being attached to the device 1 by a central outwardportion 5 so that they may be allowed to drop downward when placed in position on a toilet seat.
It will be seen that the central strip 4 is provided with a perforation 6 at its rear end. In placing the device 1 upon a toilet seat this perforation 6 istorn along the perforated end 7 and allowed to fall downwardly and rest upon an interior portion of a bowl 8 at point 9. When the bowl 8 is flushed the water comes in contact with the perforated end 7 which pulls the entire device down into the interior 10 of the bowl 8.
In order that the rush of the water may perform this work, the device is made of very thin paper so that very little resistance will be set up in the carrying of the same down into the bowl 8.
It will be seen that the device 1 (see Fig. 1) is manufactured so that a plurality of devices 1 are attached to each other by means of a perforation 11, so-that the same may be conveniently placed upon a roll. It will also be seen that for convenience in placing the device 1 in proper position there is provided oppositely extending members 12 formed at the rear portion of the device 1.
VVha-t I claim is:
In a device of the class described. two oppositely disposed aprons formed from inner portion of the device, a central strip extendmg from the front to the back of the device, a perforation of said strip at an extreme rear end, two oppositcly disposed extending mombers formed at the rcar portion of said de vice, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
' RALPH GATES.