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Publication numberUS2250878 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 29, 1941
Filing dateJun 8, 1940
Priority dateJun 8, 1940
Publication numberUS 2250878 A, US 2250878A, US-A-2250878, US2250878 A, US2250878A
InventorsPhilip Quaranti
Original AssigneePhilip Quaranti
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shampoo brush
US 2250878 A
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July 29, 1941. P, A N I 2,250,878

SHAMPOO BRUSH Filed June 8, 1940 III.

' INVENTOR Pkilip Quqtrarzic" BY z z E ATTORNEY Patented July 29, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT .OFFICE sHAMPooenosn Philip QuarantLBronx, N. YQ Application June 8, 1940, Serial No. 339,555

7 Claims.

' This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a shampoo brush.

The invention has for an object the construction of a shampoo brush which is characterized by a hollow brush body having a flexible front wall provided with a plurality of massaging nipples and passages through said wall among the nipples, and a pipe nipple on said body fora water supply to the interior of the body. With this shampoo brush it is possible to shampoo ones body while water is flowing through the brush body and out ofth'e passages around the massaging nipples.

Still further the invention contemplates a novel arrangement for stiffening the brush body so that it maintains its formation during the massaging operation. I 7

Still further the invention contemplates the provision of a handle extension for the brush body to facilitate massaging ones back.

Another object of the invention resides in a modification in which the brush body has a flexible partition dividing it into two compartments, one for liquid shampoo material and the other for water. 1

v Still further the invention proposes a novel arrangement for controlling the passage of water through the body.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a flexible partition within the hollow of said body and extending from the back wall thereof and movably connected with the front wall, dividing ofi the separate compartments for the shampoo and water, and furthermore proposes means for forcing the front edge of said partition over and across certain of said passages.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to theappended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a front view of a shampoo brush constructed in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on the Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional View taken on the line 55 of Fig. a.

T Fig. 6 is an elevational view similar to Fig. 1 but illustrating a shampoo brush embodying another form'of this invention.

" '-'-Fig. 7 is a sectional viewtaken on the line 'l- -l f of Fig. 6. Y r

Fig. 8 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 88 of Fig. 7.

Fig.9 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 99 of Fig. 7. t

Fig. 10 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line l0l0 0f Fig. 7. p a

The shampoo brush, in accordance with the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, includes a'hollow brush'body l0 having a flexiblefront wall lfl provided a plurality of massaging nipples H and passages I2 through said Wall l0 amongsaid nipples H. The brush body Iii preferably is molded from rubber material. The b'ack'wall la is suitably reinforced. A stiffening plate l3 of sheet metal or other rigid material is molded into the wall ID. A V

pipe nipple "I4 is mounted on the body [0 for a supply of water to the interior of the body.

The body I0 is fashioned to have a head portion l0 and a handle portion Ill". The pipe nip-- ple I4 is molded into the free end of the handle portion 10 The massaging nipples ll comprise small projections integral with the material of the front wall I0.

In Fig. 3 a-modified form of the invention. has Q been disclosed which distinguishes from the prior form in the fact that a rigid tube 15 extends from the handle It, This tube l5-is providedwith a pipe nipple I5 at its outer endfor receiving the end of a flexible water supply pipe. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the prior form.

In Figs. 4 and 5 another form of the invention is disclosed which is very similar to the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2, distinguishing in the fact that a transverse partition I6 divides the head portion l 0' of the body in two, dividing off a compartment I1 and another compartment I8. The

compartment [8 is connected with the handle portion If 'and thus with the pipe nipple 14. A control valve 20 is interposed in the passage through the handle for controlling the supply of water to the compartment 18. A removable plug 2! is mounted'on therear wall of the body ll]. This plug may be removed so' that there is an opening through which shampooing liquid may be placed into the compartment I 1. It is necessary that the body I 0 be tilted.

upwardly so that the shampooing liquid will fill that area of the compartment to the left of the line AB. The plug 2| is then replaced and the shampooing brush is ready to be used. The brush is tilted so that the shampooing fluid gradually flows out of certain of the openings l2. Simultaneously, water is flowing out of the other openings and in this manner the shampoo operation is carried on.

In Figs. 6-10 inclusive another modified form of the invention has been disclosed which distinguishes from the prior form in an arrangement for controlling the relative discharge of the shampooing liquid and Water. In accordance with this i form of the invention the shampooing brush in:

saging elements or nipples 24 and passages 25 extended through the wall 23 among the massaging elements or nipples 24. mounted on the body 23 for a supply ofwater to the interior of the body. k g 7 A flexible a as c. art i n 21 i s s within the hollow of the body 23 and extends from the back wall 23 thereof, and is movably connected with the front wall 23 thereof dividing off separate compartments 28 and 29. The partition 21 is integral with the back wall 23 along its back edge. Along its side edges Zl it is integral with the side walls of the body 23. The front edge of the partition 211s formed with several dove-tailed tongues 30 which engageinto metallic dove-tailed tracks 3| mounted along the inner face of the front wall 23. A sheet of metal or other stifiening material-33 is embedded along the back wall 23 for stiffening the same. 7 v A removable pllvig 32 isinounted on the back wall' 23 and connectswith the compartment 28 so" that shampooing fiuidmaybe placed therein when the brush is properly tilted so that the shampooing fluid extends alon the level indicated by the line AB. The nipple 25 connects Withthe wall 29. V I h s l i The front edge of the partition 2'! is. connected with means for forcing this front edge forwards and rearwards across certain of the passages 25. This means includes a stiffening barv 35 attached to one side of the partition 21 and connected with a rod" 36 extending into the handle portion of the brush body. The rod 36 is provided with rack'teeth 3'! which mesh'with a pinion; 38011 a bushing 39 rotatively mounted upon the handle portion of the body. This bushing 39 hash Drojecting handle portion 3% by which it may be turned to operate the rack 3 for moving the front edge 21 of the flexible partition 2! forward or rearwards. 7

A valve 4'0 is mounted through the bushing 39 and controls the passage of Water to the compartment 29. This valve 4 IJ has a handle portion 41' by which it may be operated. The bushing 39 is provided with slots 42 through which the Water may pass as controlled by the valve 40. V

The front edge 21 'of the'fiexible partition 21 fricti'onally maintains positions in which it is pI'acedprmaintain its position due to manual,-

holding of the handle portion 4| of bushing 39. It is thus possible to cut. down the number of passages 25 through which the shampoo fluid.

flows, and inversely, increase theinumberof passages through whichthe Water flows. In this fashion the discharge'of the shampooing liquid maybe controlled.

While I have illustratedand described the preferred embodiments of myihventio fitis to be A pipe nipple 26 is understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A shampoo brush, comprising a hollow brush body having a flexible front wall provided with a plurality of massaging nipples and passages throughsaid wall among said nipples, a pipe nipple on said body for a water supply to the interior of said body, a flexible partition within the hollow of said body and extending from the back wall thereof and movably contacting the front wall "and dividing ofi' separate compartments. for shampoo material and water, and

means for forcing the one edge of said partition over and across certain of said passages.

2-. A shampoo brush, comprising a hollow brush body having a flexible front wall provided with a plurality ofmassaging nipples and passages through said wa-ll1among said nipples. a pipe nipple on said body for a water supply to the interior of said body; a flexible partition within thehollow'of saidbody and extending from the back wallthereof and movably contacting the front Wall and dividing off separate compartments for shampoo material and water, and means for forcing the one edge of said partition over and across certain of said passages, comprising a rotative bushing in said body having a projecting; handle by which it may be, turned; a pinion mounted on said bushing and meshing, with a rackconnected with. abar mounted along. the said one edge of said flexible partition;

3,. A shampoo brush; comprising a hollow brush body having a front wall provided with a plurality of nipples and passages through said wall;

among saidnipples, a flexible partition within said body and extending from one wall thereof and having a free edge contacting the opposite: wall thereof and dividing the interior of said hollow body into separate compartments, and means for shifting the free edgeofsaid partition with relation toits adjacent wall for enlarging-.the; capacity of one compartment and decreasing; the capacity of. the other and vice versa depending upon the direction inwhich said free" edge; is moved. I

4 A: shampoo brush, comprising a hollow brush: body having a front wall provided with a plurality ofnipples and passages through said wallamon'g said nipples, a flexible partition within said body and extending from one Wall thereof and having a free edge contacting; theopposite wall thereof. and dividing the interior of saidhollow body. into separate compartments, and: meansforf shifting the free edge of said partition; with relation to; its adjacent wall forenlarging the capacity of one compartment and decreasing the capacity of the otherand. vice versa depending upon the direotionin which said freeedge is moved, and means for retaining the free edge of said partition in constant contact with'its adjacent wall of said hollow body;

5. A shampoo brush; comprising a, hollow brush body having afront wall provided with aplurality of nipples and passages through said- Wall among said nipples, aflexible partition within said body and extending from one wall thereof and: having a freeedge. contacting the. opposite wall; thereof and dividing the interionof said; .hollow body into separate compartments,.jand;

means for shifting the free edge of said partition with relation to its adjacent wall for enlarging the capacity of one compartment and decreasing the capacity of the other and vice versa depending upon the direction in which said free edge is moved, and means for retaining the free edge of said partition in constant contact with its adjacent wall of said hollow body, said latter means comprising dove-tailed tracks molded in the wall contacted by the free edge of said partition, and dove-tailed tongues formed on the free edge of said partition and engaging into said tracks.

6. A shampoo brush, comprising a hollow brush body having a front wall provided with a plurality of nipples and passages through said wall among said nipples, a flexible partition within said body and extending from one wall thereof and having a free edge contacting the opposite Wall thereof and dividing the interior of said hollow body into separate compartments, and means for shifting the free edge of said partition with relation to its adjacent wall for enlarging the capacity of one compartment and decreasing the capacity of the other and vice versa depending upon the direction in which said free edge is moved, comprising a rotative bushing in said body and having a projecting portion by which it may be turned, and means connecting the free edge of said partition to said bushing to cause the said edge to be moved as said bushing is turned.

7. A shampoo brush, comprising a, hollow brush body having a front wall provided with a plurality of nipples and passages through said wall among said nipples, a flexible partition within said body and extending from one wall thereof and having a free edge contacting the opposite wall thereof and dividing the interior of said hollow body into separate compartments, and

means for shifting the free edge of said partition with relation to its adjacent wall for enlarging the capacity of one compartment and decreasing the capacity of the other and vice versa depending upon the direction in which said free edge is moved, comprising a rotative bushing in said body and having a projecting portion by which it may be turned, and means connecting the free edge of said partition to said bushing to cause the said edge to be moved as said bushing is turned, comprising a pinion mounted on said bushing within said body, and a rod within said body and having one end connected with the free edge of said partition and its end formed with rack teeth meshing with said pinions.

PHILIP QUARANTI.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/28, 401/47, 601/159, 601/155, 401/263, 15/188
International ClassificationA46B11/00, A46B11/06
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/066
European ClassificationA46B11/06B2