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'- Oct. 2, 1934. 1555 1,975,691
TOOTHBRUSH AND TUMBLER HOLDER Filed Dec. 27, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet l Oct. 2, 1934. F. J. HIBBS TOOTHBRUSH AND TUMBLER HOLDER Filed Dec. 27, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Oct. 2, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to improvements in toothbrush and tumbler holders, and more particularly concerns a simple, easily manufactured and compact arrangement for holding the brushes and tumbler, and in which the tumbler is used as a protection against the access of dirt to the brushes.
One of the features of the present invention is the provision of such an arrangement which can be made of few parts, in quantity, and which upon installation is capable of ready separation of its parts for cleansing.
Another feature of the present invention is the provision of a structure competent of holding toothbrushes and tumbler, in conjunction with a supporting device, the holder proper being readily removable for cleansing, and being of such a shape that it does not operate to gather dirt.
Other features of the present invention will appear in the course of the following specification and claims, in conjunction with the forms illustrated on the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of assembling devices according to the present invention.
Figure 2 is a View corresponding to that of Figure 1, but showing the elements separated and in relative position for assembly.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view, through the device.
Figure 4 is a similar vertical view, through a modified form of assembly structure.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the supporting shelf employed in Figure 4.
In the drawings, the device is shown as comprised of a supporting bracket 10 and a brush and tumbler holder body 11.
The bracket 10 has a hole therethrough, and is provided with the apertured legs 12 through which may be passed the securing screws 13 for fastening the bracket to a vertical wall.
The holder body proper 11 may be formed by molding any appropriate composition such as glass, celluloid, synthetic resinous product, or
the like. It comprises, in the illustrative form, a
cylindrical portion which fits closely within the hole of the bracket 10, a collar 14 which may rest upon the bracket and thereby sustain the supporting body in position, and an upward extension or core piece 15 of lesser diameter than the collar 14 and thereby adapted to fit within the open mouth of an inverted tumbler 16 which rests upon the collar 14.
The supporting body 11 is likewise provided with a plurality of vertical pockets or holes 17, 18, 19, 20, each of which is intended to receive a toothbrush and hold it in a vertical position and preferably out of possible contact with other, toothbrushes. It is preferred to have one of these holes of a larger diameter and thus able to receive a tube 21 (Figure 1) of toothpaste.
In the illustrated form, the holes l7, 18, 19 and 20 are shown as terminating short of the bottom of the body 11.
The method of assembly and disassembly of the parts is obvious. The tumbler can be employed without removing any brush, but serves when in position to protect the brushes against dirt and splashed water from an adjacent basin. The disassembly of the tumbler and brush for tooth cleansing purposes is simple and direct. If it is desired to cleanse the structure, the lower cylindrical portion of the supporting body 11 may be pushed upward and the body removed. The toothbrushes and paste are separated, and the body is ready for cleansing. The bracket is thus freed of all encumbrances and may itself be easily wiped.
In the form of construction shown in Figure 4, the same illustrative type of body is employed in conjunction with a glass shelf 10a, which has a holder therein for receiving the lower cylindrical portion of the supporting body. This shelf may be supported in any suitable manner, as by the attachment of the end angles 12a to a wall surface.
The operation of the device is the same in this form of construction, and it may likewise be readily removed for cleansing, and the shelf thus exposed so that it likewise may be washed and wiped.
It is obvious that the invention is not limited solely to the forms of construction illustrated, but that it may be modified in many ways within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
A combined toothbrush and tumbler holder comprising a supporting bracket having a projecting portion provided with an opening therethrough, a toothbrush holder dimensioned so as to slip freely into the opening in said bracket, said holder having a projecting collar adjacent and spaced from the upper end thereof, said collar being adapted to rest on said bracket and removably support said holder therein, said holder having a series of independent pockets spaced from each other adapted to receive and house the handle portions of the articles to be supported in said holder, the portion of said holder above said collar being dimensioned so as to receive and retain a tumbler supported on the upper face of said collar whereby the projecting portions of the articles placed in said pockets may be housed in said tumbler.
FRANK J. HIBBS.