|Publication number||US2092987 A|
|Publication date||Sep 14, 1937|
|Filing date||May 19, 1936|
|Priority date||May 19, 1936|
|Publication number||US 2092987 A, US 2092987A, US-A-2092987, US2092987 A, US2092987A|
|Inventors||Remington Kate M|
|Original Assignee||Remington Kate M|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (20), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. 14, 1937. K. M. REMINGi'ON TOOTH CLEANSER Filed. May 19. 1956 jivrz/vrai? Patented Sept. 14, 1937 PATENT OFFICE TOOTH CLEANSER Kate-M. Remington, Santa Cruz, Calif. Application May '19, 1936, Serial No. 80,547
My invention relates to tooth cleaning devices and more particularly to such devices as are adapt to be supported on and manipulated by the finger.
A few of, the objects of my invention are to provide a finger stall type of tooth cleansing device which has a highly efiicient scrubbing action on the teeth; one which is easy to use and keep clean; one which has a long useful life; and one which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.
The manner of accomplishing the foregoing objects as well as further objects and advantages will be understood from the following description taken together with the in which:
Fig. 1 is a perpective view of a preferred form of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. l.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the fingen hole of my invention opened to permitinsertion of a finger thereinto.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the device of my invention mounted on a finger in readiness for use.
Referring specifically to the drawing, the preferred form of my invention is seen to comprise a cleaner' l comprising a woven or knitted tube ll having an end l2 thereof closed tightly and an end I3 thereof open. This tube H is preferably.
In order to use this device the handle I6 is I seized as shown in Fig. 3 causing the finger hole It to gape somewhat. The forefinger of the the thumb of the. same'hand thereby retaining the cleaner 10 on the finger while it is being used.
The cleaner Ill may be impregnated with cleansing material or some other material which it is desired to apply, or; it may be free from any such material depending uponlthe particular useto be made of the invention.
What I claim is:
1. As an article of manufacture, a cleaning device, comprising: a tube formed of knitted material with a heavy pile formed on the outer surface thereof, said tube being closed at one end and having an aperture provided therein substantially midway'between the ends thereof for the insertion ofthe finger into the closed end thereof to provide a finger stall, the remaining length of said tube serving as a handle.
2. As an article of manufacture, a cleaning device, comprising a tube formed of fabric and having one end thereof closed, there being an opening provided therein inbetween theend portions thereof for the insertion of the finger into the aforesaid closed end thereof to provide a finger stall, the 'remaining length of said tube serving as a handle.
3. As an article of manufacture, a'cleaning device, comprising a tube formed of fabric and having one end thereof closed, there being a button hole opening provided therein in between the end portions thereof for the insertion of the finger into the aforesaid closed end thereof to provide a finger stall, the remaining length of said tube serving as a handle.
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|U.S. Classification||15/227, 2/21|
|International Classification||A46B5/04, A46B5/00|