US 1950155 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
N. STATHAM SHAVING BRUSH March 6, 1934.
Filed NOV. 25, 1930 M wf mw W #Ja/KM.
.ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 6, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
This invention relates to shaving brushes and more particularly to an improved shaving brush having a hollow handle adapted to enclose a container of shaving soap.
It is an object of theinvention to provide a brush having a hollow handle adapted to enclose Y a container of shaving soap so that the container may be compressed to extrude the shaving soap into the interior portion of the brush. It is a further object of the invention to provide a brush of the above type in which advertising matter on the iace of the container may be exposed to view. A further object of the invention is to provide a tube of such shape that it will fit conveniently into a cylindrical handle. Another ob ject is to provide means for preventing extrusion `of the soap from the nozzle of the tube when an accidental blow is struck upon the shaving brush handle. Other objects will become apparent.
In describing my improved shaving brush, reference will be made to the drawing in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of the shaving brush. Figure 2 is a side elevation of the brush illustrated in Figure 1. Figure 3 is a section through the line 3-3 of Figure 1 with an added sheath for protecting the.exposed portion of the tube. Figure 4 is a cross section taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 1 with the sheath illustrated in Figure 3 in place. Figure 5 is a view similar-to Figure 4 illustrating the sheath in a position to close the aperture in the handle. Figure 6 is a bottom plan view of the brush handle. Figure 7 is a' fractional side view of the top portion of a tube showing, in section, a cap applied to the outlet. Figure 8 is a fractional side elevation of the bottom portion of an ordinary tube for shaving soap. Figure 9 is a fractional view similar to but at right angles to Figure 8. Figures 10 and 11 are fractional views taken at right angles to each other showingthe tube after the first step in folding it at the bottom. Figures 12 and 13 are views at right angles to each other, illustrating the next step in folding the bottom of the tube. Figure 14 is a fractional side elevation and Figure 15 isa bottom plan view of the finished tube.
In the several figures of the drawing, the numeral 20 designates the bristles of a shaving brush. These bristles are retained in the usual manner in a base 2l. which may be, for example, of vulcanized rubber. glue, or other suitable material. 1n the brush illustrated, the handle, which may be of metal, Celluloid, bakelite or other suitable material, is made up of a cylindrical member 22 having a shoulder 23 extending around its upper end to the base 21 of the brush against the upper end of the cylinder 22. The lower portion of the cylinder is provided with a cap 24 extending over and closing the end of the cylinder 22. 'I'he shoulders 23 or 24-may either or both beremovable from the ends of the cylinder 22 to permit insertion or withdrawal of a tube 25 of shaving cream. The tube 25 is provided at its outlet end with a nozzle 26 adapted to extend into the bristles of the brush 20 fora distance equal toabout a third of their length, the base of the brush being drilled as illustrated at 27 to permit the passage of the nozzle into the central portion of the brush. This opening, as well as the bottom surface of the .base 21 may be provided with a suitable lining as illustrated at 28.
The bottom portion of an ordinary tube of shaving soap has a flattened closure strip 29. This closure strip extends out beyond the body of the tube 25 and so would prevent the passage of the tube into a cylinder adapted to flt closely about the body of the tube. In order to adapt the tube to t Within such a cylinder, I bend the lower portion of the tube as follows: The portion 29 is bent at right angles as illustrated at Figures 10 and 11 and thereafter the ends of this portion 29 are bent downwardly as illustrated at 30, 30 in Figures 12 and 13. The end portions 30 are then bent inwardly until they contact with the middle portion of the plate 29, as illustrated in Figures 14 and 15. The tube so bent may be placed in the cylindrical portion o! the handle so that the tube 26 extends through the opening 27 and into the midst of the bristles of the brush. The cap 24 may then be applied to retain the tube within the handle.
The cylindrical portion of the handle 22 is provided with an aperture 31 through which the tube may be compressed to extrude the soap from the 'outlet of the nozzle 26. This aperture may be so positioned and dimensioned that advertising matter upon the faceof the tube may be observed through it.
In order to prevent the discharge of soap from the outlet of the tube from an accidental blow or pressure applied to the brush handle when it 10o is packed or being handled, my brush handle may be provided with a cylindricalsheath y32 positioned between the shoulders of the caps 23 and 24. This sheath may be provided with an aperture 33 of the same size and shape as the aper- 105 ture 31 in the cylinder 22 and positioned to register with it when the sheath 32 is turned so that the apertures are opposite each other.
The bottom closure 24 for the handle may be provided with holes 34 so that any water or 110 moisture which may enter the handle may escape therefrom.
It may be desirable to provide a closure for the end of the nozzle 26 which may be done by threading the end of the nozzle and applying a cap 35 to the end. Other types of closure may, of
lifting the tube from the bottom of the closure.
Such an arrangement may be desirable in order that the soap i'n the lower portion of the tube may be extruded conveniently.
In using my invention the bottom of the tube is bent, as described above, to fit into the cylindrical portion of the handle and'any closure provided at the end of the nozzle is removed therefrom. The tube 25 is then inserted in the handle 22 of the brush so that the nozzle 26 extends through the base 21 of the brush and into the central portion of the bristles thereof. When it is desired to use the brush, the tube 25 is pressed through the aperture 31 and upon release of the.
pressure, the soap will stop flowing from the outlet of the nozzle. Any excess soap in the brush may be removed while washing the brush after it has been used. As the material is extruded from the tube, the tube will be attened to take the shape of the cylindrical handle so that the nozzle will be held rmly in place throughout the use of the tube.
1f the brush handle is provided with a sheath 32 for protecting the tube, this sheath may be turned to the position shown in Figure 4 when the brush is in use. When it is desired to pack the brush, the sheath 32 may -be rotated to the position illustrated in Figure 5 whereby the aperture 31 will be closed. If desired, a cap, such as illustrated in Figure 7, may be applied to the outlet of the nozzle 26 when the brush is not in use. However, for ordinary use, such a closure is unnecessary because the smalle size of the nozzle 26 will prevent the hardening of the contents of the tube and any small hardened portion in the nozzle will be easily removed therefrom when a pressure is applied to the surface of the tube.
I have described a particular embodiment of my invention, but it is apparent that many other embodiments may be used and it is not intended to linut the invention to the particular disclosure. Other forms and shapes of handle may be used and other material.; may be used for making it.
For example, a trani-.parent material, such as glass or cellophane, may beused in constructing the handle, so that the tube may be observed therethrough; Also, if preferred, the caps at the ends of the cylinder 22 may be flush with it and may be held in place by screw threads or other suitable means.
The terms used in describing this invention have been used as terms of description and not as terms of limitation and it is intended that all equivalents of the device shown and described be included within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A shaving brush comprising a group of bristles set in a backing of suitable binding material, an aperture extending through said backing, a cylindrical handle extending from said backing and having an aperture in its side, a tube of shaving soap having a diameter only slightly less than that of the inside of the cylindrical handle, said tube having its ared end folded into a plane substantially at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the tube, the ends of said folded portion being folded downwardly and inwardly to provide a cylindrical end portion of approximately the same diameter as the rest of the tube, and having at its other end a nozzle adapted to fit into the aperture in the backing, and a closure for the end of the cylindrical handle.
2. A tube containing an extrudable material and comprising a tubular container of pliable material having a nozzle outlet at one end and having its other end flared, said iiared end being bent into a plane substantially at right angles to the axis of the tube and the ends of said bent portion being folded downwardly to reduce the size of the flared portion of the tube to that of the remainder of the tube.
3. A tube containing an extrudable material y and comprising a tubular container of pliable material having a nozzle outlet integral with one end and having its other end flared with the flared edge bent into a plane substantially at right angles to the axis of the tube and the ends of the ared edge folded downwardly and inwardly against the tube to reduce the size of the flared portion of the tube to that of the remainder of the tube.
4. A shaving brush comprising a group of bristles having their inner ends set in a backing of