US 1972532 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 4, 1934. H. o. McMlpLAN HOLDER FOR TOOTHBRUSHES Filed June 19, 1931 INVENTOR b ow/12p 0 lfl/ax-RN ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 4, 1934 .1
, g 1,972,532 HOLDER For: TOOTHBRUSHES r 7 Howar'dO. McMillan, Minneapolis, Minn.
- f Application mm, 1931, Serial No. 545,387
'Thisinvention relates to a holder for a tooth brush or similar implement, and while the invention is" suitable for use in variousplaces, 'it' parti'cularly is designed for use in public places such I325 as'hotels.
some means adjacent the lavatory'forsupporting the tooth brush of the patron. However, the ordinary tooth brush holders such as'commonly Eff-l patron does notlike to support his tooth brush onaholder which may have been used by a large -"number of previous occupants of the room. Ho- -tels have thus not usually provided any holder 'for the tooth brush,- insipite of the fact that such 215a holder is quite desirable and a great con- Venience .;L:.
It is an object df -this' invention, therefore, to provide a holderfor atoothbrush or other im- 7320 ture and which will be entirely sanitary, so that the patron will have-no hesitancy in placing his tooth brush thereon during his stay at the hotel.
" It isa furtherobject-of the invention to provide a tooth brushholderhavin'g a removable and .135; replaceable-member thereonwhich may prefer- 3'ably, though not necessarily, be made of paper "the attendant of the room so that: a fresh memberca'n be used'. i
It'is more specifically an objectof the invention to provide a bracket having. a supporting portion which may be of plate-like formation, having an aperture ther'ethrough, a removable member carried 'bysaid portion whichxmay ex- =l Z tend over' or through said. aperture and which "itself is aperturedto receive a portion'of a tooth on said'member 'so that it will be kept ina clean and sanitary condition. The members are-made I so asto be easily'and cheaplyreplaced, and a new fresh member can thus be placed inthe holder "at i desired intervalsg' 1 description made in connection" with the: accompah'ying drawing-in which like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which:-
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing one form of the invention with a tooth brush supported therein;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the replaceable member used, with a portion thereof broken away;
, 6 clai s. (Cl'.'24849) Fig. 3 is a top plan View of the member shown in Fig. 2;. Fig. 4. is a bottom plan view of the membe .shown in Fig. 2; It is desirable in hotellrooms, to have Fig. 5 is a perspective view of another form of 5 the invention; and
. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the replaceable I i v member used in the form shown in Fig. 5. "used" inresidences, are objectionable, as the Referring to the drawing, in Fig. 1 a bracket 10 is shown, having a plate-like portion -1Qf65 adapted to be secured to the wall or other object,
/ v has formed therein a pair of openings 100 which plement, which is simple and 'efficient in strucare illustrated as elongated slots with rounded ends. A member 12 is provided, shown asin' the #15 form of a. flanged cup, the same having a body .portion 12a elliptical or oblong in horizontal cross tom portion 120 and the same has an opening andwhich can be easily and readily removed by 13 therethrough also shown as of elongated or oblong shape, with rounded ends.
In the use of the device shown in Figs. l to 4, the bracket .10 will be secured to the wallor lav- 5,35
atory fixture as desired, and will thus be permabe disposed in the openings 100 as. shown in the .left handend of Fig. 1. brush or implement'in such a positionthat the A; brush portion of the implement will be supported The tooth brush-14 could then have its handle portion passed into thecup 12 and through the opening 13 in the bottom thereof.
The bristle or brush portion 14a of the tooth brush will then project so as to rest on theflange 12b. The tooth brush is thus supported on the I member 12 and this member eanbe taken out by 3 These andotherobjects and advantages-of the Z1 45 inventionwill be fully set forthin the following the attendant looking after the rooms and anotherone readily placed'in position so that each 5100 day, or for each patron, therewill be a fresh and sanitary supporting member. It will thus not be necessary for the brush of the patron to come in contact with any member which has been engaged by the brush of a previous patron.:
In Figs. 5 and 6 a bracket 15 is shown having a plate-like portion 15a adapted to be secured to the wall or other support and having apertures therethrough for receiving the attaching screws 16. Said bracket has a projecting portion 15225110 may be made of paper such as stiff waterproof paper, is provided, and made or" a shape substantially the same as the portion 151). This member 17 has short intersecting slits 17a formedv therein shown as intersecting at right angles, and these slits are disposed over the openings 150.
In the use of the device shown in Figs. 5 and 6, the member 17 will be placed on the bracket and slipped under the tongues 15d so that it will be held in place against any lateral movement. The patron can take the tooth brush and push the handle portion down through members 17 at the intersection of the slits 17a. The brush will easily pass through the opening formed by the 1 slits and the brush will be pushed down until the bristle or brush portion rests on the member 1'7. The brush will thus be supported entirely by member'l'l and will not come in contact with any other part'of the support. The member 17 can be readily removed and replaced by a fresh member when desired. After a brush has been pushed through the slits 17a, portions of the member 17 adjacent the' slits will be depressed and bent so that the patron can readily tell if a fresh or entirely new member 17 is in place on the bracket 15.
From the above description it is seen that applicant has provided a very simple and efiicient holder for a tooth brush or similar article and one which has a high degree of utility for the purpose intended. The tooth brush is supported in an entirely sanitary manner and does not contact any portion of the support which would be contacted by the brush of another person. The
ing in appearance and will give a highly pleasing and sanitary effect to the device. As stated, the replaceable members can beremoved and replaced by the chambermaid or person in charge of the rooms and the holder. is thus easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition. Such a device will hav a great appeal to the travelling public.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangementand proportions of the parts, without departing from the scope of applicant's invention, which generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above set forth, in the parts and combinations of parts disclosed and defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is: 1. A holder for a tooth brush or similar imple ment comprising a plate-like support open to the atmosphere, whereby said sheetmay be discarded 140 atmosphere thereabove and having an aperture therethrough and a replaceable member of sheet material carried by said support and having an with said aperture through which the handle part .areplaceable member of paper like sheet ma- -of such a size that the handle of the toothbrush opening therethrough alining with said opening through which the handle of said tooth brush may pass but through which the bristle portion of said tooth brush will not pass, so that said brush is supported on said replaceable member with its bristle portion exposed above said plate-like memher.
2. A holder for a. tooth brush or similar implement having in combination, a bracket having an apertured plate-like portion unobstructed thereabove, a member of readily destructible sheet material resting on said portion, said bracket having means preventing lateral movement of. said member, said member having a portion alined of a tooth brush may pass downwardly, the bristle portion of said brush being supported by said member and exposed to the atmosphere.
3. A holder for a toothbrush comprising aplatelike support having an opening therethrough and terial disposed on said support and having an aperture therethrough alined with said opening and of such size as to permit passage of the handle portion of a toothbrush. therethrough but preventing the bristle portion of the toothbrush passing therethrough, whereby said bristle portion may be supportedthereon.
4.. A holder .fora toothbrush comprising a bracket having a substantially horizontal portion with an "opening therethrough, a replaceable member of material adapted to crumple readily carried by said bracket and having slits therethrough alinedwith said opening, said slits, being can pass downwardly therethrough, but preventing the bristle portion of said brush passing therethrough, whereby said bristle portion issupported abovesaid bracket.
5. A sanitary holder for a. toothbrush compris-' us .ing a supporting member having a substantially horizontal surface and being unobstructed above said surface, said member having an opening extending vertically therethrou'gh'and through said surface, a sheet of paper material disposed on said surface and having intersecting slits therethrough alined with said opening and constructed and arrangedto have the handle portion of the toothbrush pass therethrough, but constructed and arranged to support the bristle portion of said brush above said aperture and exposed to the atmosphere.
6. A tooth brush holder .for use in places occupied by successive persons comprising. a horizontal support having an aperture therethrough and unobstructed. thereabove, a comparatively thin sheetoixcheap, readily destructible paper or paper-like material disposed on said. support and having-slits iormed'the'rethrough in vertical alinement with said opening, said sheet and slits being adapted to permit the passage of the handle 01 a