|Publication number||US2068162 A|
|Publication date||Jan 19, 1937|
|Filing date||Dec 7, 1935|
|Priority date||Dec 7, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2068162 A, US 2068162A, US-A-2068162, US2068162 A, US2068162A|
|Inventors||Borchers Henry C|
|Original Assignee||Borchers Henry C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (19), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jn. 19, 1937. H. c. BORCHERS .-2v,063,1 62
BATH MITT HANDLE Filed Dec. '7, 1935 JZaeniZF flflr G .Borckera Patented Jan. 19, 1937 UNITED STAT ES PATENT OFFICE 2,068,162 7 BATH MITT HANDLE Henry 0. Butchers, Chicago Heights, Ill.
Application December 7, 1935, Serial No. 53,372
3 Claims. (01.15-147) This invention relates to improvements in mitt handles, particularly adapted for use with an ordinary bath mitt.
The use of bath mitts into which the hand is inserted, and which are constructed of loofah, or any other suitable-material, is becoming more general, but with their use, considerable difiiculty and inconvenience is experienced, in that certain parts of the body, such as the back, cannot be conveniently reached for well known reasons.
It is one of the objects of the present invention to provide an improved handle having at one end thereof a portion shaped to simulate a hand over which the mitt is detachably secured, and by means of the use of which device, the
user will be enabled toreach all parts of the body while bathing, in the manner that is possible with a long handled bathing brush, and which portion of the handle is shaped to facilitate a rubbing or cleaning operation.
A further object of the invention is to provide improved means for detachably securing the mitt in position upon the handle.
A further object is to provide an improved handle of this character which is so shaped as not only to enhance the use of such a mitt, but which will also facilitate the drying of the mitt after use, and thereby insure a sanitary condition of the same.
To the attainment of these ends and the accomplishment of other new and useful objects as will appear, the invention consists in the features of novelty in substantially the construction, combination and arrangement of the several parts hereinafter more fully described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawing illustrating this invention, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a handle of this character constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention and having a bath mitt detachably secured thereto.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the handle with the mitt removed.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the mitt.
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view, taken on line 44, Figure l.
v Figure 5 is a side elevation of the head portion of the handle.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral l designates a handle which may be constructed of any suitable material and may be of any desired size, configuration, and length.
To one end of the handle is secured a head which preferably consists of an open frame it preferably plano-convex in longitudinal section and constructed of any suitable material, but preferably of wire of substantial rigidity to prevent the same from bending,
This head is secured to the handle in any suitable manner.
The numeral l2 designates a series of bars which extend across the frame, preferably in the general direction of the longitudinal axis of the handle l0, and are spaced laterally from each other and from the side bars of the frame I I, for any suitable distance. The bars are secured at their extremity to the front and rear members of the head or frame in any suitable manner. The frame H is preferably substantially flat and may be provided at its forward extremity l3, if desired, with a rounded end. The bars I2 are preferably of an are shaped configuration, so that while the frame or peripheral portion of the head will be substantially flat, the body portion of the head within the frame will be of a concavo-convex configuration.
At the other end of the handle It may be formed an eye or loop I4 by means of which the device may be suspended from a suitable support.
The numeral l designates generally a bath mitt constructed of any suitable material, such as loofah or the like, and may be formed with the rounded end l6 opposite the open extremity I'I, so that when the mitt I5 is sleeved upon the head or frame II, the forward end l6 will conform to the configuration of the end l3 of the head, while the ends of the open extremity of the mitt will project beyond the rear member I8 of the frame, so that the mitt may be detachably secured to the head.
Secured to the opposite walls of the mitt I5 are separable fastening elements l9-20 which, when the mitt is in position, will be detachably secured together adjacent or over the rear member l8 of the head and to one side of and preferably in proximity to the point where the handle l0 and head ll join.
With this construction it will be manifest that the head is shaped to somewhat simulate the human hand, and when the mitt is secured in position the device may be used in the same manner as an ordinary bath brush, the concaved bars or rods l2 serving as a means to provide a rubbing surface.
The concaved bars on members I2 also serve as a means for holding portions of the opposite walls of the mitt l5 spaced from each other as at 2| in Figure l, so as to permit of a circulation of air through the mitt to facilitate the drying of the same, and for the purpose of insuring a sanitary condition.
Obviously, the mitt may be readily removed by separating the fastening elements I 9 and 20, and may be as readily applied when desired.
While the preferred form of the invention has been herein shown and described, it is to be understood that various changes may be made in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, within the scope of the claims, without departing from the spirit of this invention.
What is claimed as new is:-
1. A bath mitt handle comprising a handle proper and an approximately rectangular head at one end of the handle, said head being planoconvex in longitudinal section, the plano portion comprising a frame, and the convex portion comprising a plurality of spaced bars unsupported intermediate their ends and extending across the frame from one side to the opposite side thereof and secured thereto, whereby when the head is removably inserted into a mitt, the opposite walls of the mitt will be maintained spaced from each other to permit a circulation of air within the mitt.
2. A bath mitt handle comprising a handle proper and a head at one end of the handle, said head being plano-convex in longitudinal section, the plano portion comprising a sub stantially rectangular shaped frame bounded on one end by the segment of a circle, the convex portion comprising spaced parallel bars extending across the frame from said end to the opposite end thereof and secured thereto and in directions lengthwise of the said handle, whereby when the head is removably inserted into a mitt and the mitt is secured to the head, the opposite walls of the unit will be maintained spaced from each other for a substantial distance to permit a circulation of air within the mitt.
3. A bath mitt handle comprising a handle proper and an approximately rectangular head at one end of the handle, said head being planoconvex in longitudinal section, the plano portion comprising a frame, and the convex portion comprising a plurality of spaced bars unsupported intermediate their ends and extending across the frame from one side to the opposite side thereof and secured thereto, said bars being substantially parallel with: each other and with the side bars of the frame, substantially throughout the length of the said bars, whereby when the head is removably inserted into a mitt, the opposite walls of the mitt will be maintained of air within the mitt.
HENRY C. BORCHERS.
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|U.S. Classification||15/147.2, 15/227|