US 1965558 A
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July 3, 1934. Q L, w c 1,965,558
Filed March 8, 1933 V Ira-Q1. 6
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOOT TUB Clarence L. Weirich, Westport, Conn., assignor to The C. B. Dolge Company, Westport, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Application March 8, 1933, Serial No. 660,050
1 Claim. (Cl. 4-182) This invention relates to foot tubs and it con- An upstanding flange 3 surrounds the periphsists in the novel features hereinafter described eral edge of the bottom wall 1 and the said flange and claimed. is provided with an exterior convex surface 4 An object of the invention is to provide a foot and an interior downwardly and inwardly in- 5 tub especially adapted to be used for retaining clined surface 5. By reason of the shape of the liquid and applying the same to the feet in the said flange the center of gravity of the tub is treatment or ailment commonly known as athlocated above the bottom wall and this brings the letes foot. center of gravity of the tub approximately in With this object in view the tub consists of a alignment or at the same level as the center of 0 body of soft rubber which is rectangular in plan gravity of the foot when inserted in the tub. The
having an upstanding flange which is convexly bottom wall 1 is provided with an inner roughcurved at its outer surface and which is inwardly ened surface 6 which may serve to rub or masand downwardly inclined at its inner surface sage the sole of the foot as it is moved over the whereby the center of gravity of the pan is disbottom wall of the tub. During such movement 15 posed above the bottom thereof due to the weight the cups prevent the tub from slipping and the of the material in the flange and the shape of bottom wall may flex to adapt itself to the conthe flange. The bottom wall of the tub is protour of the sole of the foot thus making it possivided with a series of cups located at the under ble to reach depressions and crevices which might side thereof and the said cups are adapted to occur in the sole of the foot.
20 impart flexibility to the bottom wall of the tub Any usual liquid used for treating the feet may and also to cause the tub to adhere to a floor be deposited in the tub and during the movesurface thus preventing slippage when the tub ment of the foot such liquid is intimately applied is being used. The inner surface of the bottom to the surface of the skin. wall of the tub is roughened by the provision of The invention is simple in construction, inex- 25 crossed ribs thereon and the whole structure is pensive to produce and has many useful purposes adapted to massage the feet as the liquid is apparent from its said construction. applied. The cups above referred to act in the I claim:
capacity of vacuum vessels. A foot tub comprising a body of soft rubber In the accompanying drawing having a continuous imperforated upstanding 30 Figure 1 is a top plan view of the tub. flange surrounding the peripheral edge of the Figure 2 s a transverse Sectional iew Of the bottom thereof, said flange having a convex outer tub on line 22 of Figure 1. surface and an inwardly and downwardly inclined The body of the tub is composed of soft rubber inner surface, and a bottom wall provided at all in one integral unit. The body is provided its under surface with a series of cup depressions,
35 with a bottom wall 1 having at its under side a said depressions being located in the area of the number 0f p 2 which are preferably in S under surface lying within the lower edges of the gered relations and which are adapted to add inwardly and downwardly inclined flange surresiliency to the bottom wall of the tub and also faces,
to cause the same to adhere to a floor surface CLARENCE L. WEIRICH. 40 upon which the tub is placed.