US 2265329 A
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M. A. WACHS Dec. 9, 1941.
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Application June 17, 1940, Serial No. 340,999
This invention relates to bathing accessories and has particular reference to a bath mit which is adapted to receive and contain soap either in cake,'powder or flake form and serve in the capacity of a wash cloth.
The invention broadly resides in a bath mit which is so constructed and arranged as to provide a body which is subdivided into two compartments, one defining a sheath for the hand and a separate pocket for receiving and containing soap whereby when the mit is dipped in water and the soap mixed therewith, lather is produced for washing and bathing.
The invention in one of its forms is directed to a bath mit which is fashioned from suitable material to provide a body defining a sheath for the hand and a pocket for soap, which sheath and pocket respectively open at opposite ends of the mit whereby the mouth of the soap pocket is disposed adjacent the tips of the wearer's fingers for facilitating the retention by the fingers of the soap within the pocket during the washing operation.
More particularly the invention resides in -a bath mit constructed of flexible material such as terry cloth, cut and formed to provide an intermediate portion and opposite end portions of substantially the same length and width with the end portions folded inwardly,and overlying the opposite sides of the intermediate portion and with the opposite side edges of the end and intermediate portions secured together to provide a sheath for the hand and a pocket for a soap cake which respectively open at opposite ends of the mitso that the tips of the fingers are positioned adjacent the mouth of the soap pocket to serve as a means for preventing accidental displacement of the soap therefrom.
As afurther feature the invention contemplates a bath mit including a soap pocket provided with means for restricting the mouth opening thereof so as to aid in preventing accidental displacement of a soap cake therefrom.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention isset forth in greater detail in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bath mit constructed in accordance with the invention in applied position to the hand and containing a soap cake.
Fig. 2 is a front view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view therethrough taken approximately on the line 3'3 of Fii. 1,
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken approximately on the line l-l of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a front view of a bath mit illustrating amodified form of the invention.
Fig. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view therethrolgh taken approximately on the line 6-6 of Fig.
Fig. 7 is a transverse sectional view taken. approximately on the line 1-1 of Fig. 5.
Referring to the drawings by characters of reference, the bath mit is fashioned from flexible absorbent toweling material such as terry cloth, which is preferably made up of three pieces of material providing an intermediate portion or wall I0 and opposite end or outer wall portions l I and I2 secured to the opposite ends of the intermediate portion by stitching I3 and H.
The opposite end portions or outer wall sections l I and I2 are folded inwardly and overlie the opposite sides of the intermediate portion or wall It. The opposite side edges of the intermediate portion Ill and end portions H and I2 are secured together by stitching IE to define respectively a sheath It for receiving the hand and a soap cake pocket I1 for the reception of a cake of soap I8. The arrangement is such that the opening or mouth I9 for the sheath I6 is disposed at the opposite end of the mit from the opening or mouth 20 for the soap pocket I'l.
Under this construction and arrangement it is apparent that the mit when applied to the hand disposes the tips of the fingers adjacent to and slightly beyond the mouth 20 of the soap pocket l'l so that the fingers may be employed as a means for retaining the soap within the soap pocket during the washing and bathing operation thereby preventing accidental displacement of the soap from the pocket.
In order to further aid in the prevention of accidental displacement of the soap cake from the soap pocket, the mouth of the pocketis further constricted by means of diagonal lines of stitching 2| which extend inwardly at an angle from the opposite side edges of the mit to the free end edge 22 of the end portion or outer wall l2, the lines of stitching extending through the I portion or wall l2 and the intermediate portion the sheath mouth about the wrist of the wearer.
In the modified form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 5, 6 and 7, the bath mit which is constructed from flexible absorbent toweling material such as terry cloth, is made up of three pieces of material providing an intermediate portion or partition wall 26 and opposite outer portions or walls 21 and 28, the outer wall or portion 21 being secured by stitching 29 to one end of the intermediate portion and along the opposite side-edges thereof leaving the remaining edge unsecured to provide an entrance mouth 3! to define a sheath 3| to it over the hand. The unsecured end defining the mouth 30 is provided with an lntumed fiap 32 secured by stitching 33 and within which an elastic strip 34 is arranged for constricting and tighteningthe sheath mouth 30 about the wrist of the wearer. The other wall or portion 28 is secured throughout its margin by stitching 35 to the margin oi the intermediate portion of the wall 26 to define a soap compartment 31 and the wall 28 is formed with a transverse slitted opening or mouth 38 which is provided with binding stitches 38 and by means of which mouth soap in cake, powder or flake iorm is introduced to the pocket 31.
What is claimed is:
1. A bath mit comprising a body of flexible absorbent material having an intermediate wall portion and opposite outer wall portions of substantially the same length and width, said outer wall portions overlying the opposite faces of the intermediate wall portion, means securing together the opposite side edges of said intermediate and outer wall portions, means securing together one end edge oi the intermediate wall portion and one end edge of one of said outer wall portions, and means securing together the other end edge of the intermediate wall portion and one end edge of the other outer wall portion to provide respectively a sheath for the hand having a mouth opening at one end of the mit and a pocket tor a soap cake having a mouth opening at the opposite end of the mit.
2. A bath mit comprising a body of flexible absorbent material fashioned from three sections oi substantially the same length and width defining an intermediate section and opposite outersections respectively swured at one end edge to opposite end edges of the intermediate section, said outer sections being folded inwardly and overlying the opposite faces of the intermediate section, and means securing together the opposite side edges of the intermediate and outer sections to provide a sheath opening at one end of the mit for receiving the hand to dispose the fingers adjacent the closed end of the sheath and to provide a pocket having a mouth opening at the opposite end of the mit for receiving a soap cake whereby the mouth is disposed adjacent the tips of the fingers for facilitating the retention by the fingers of the soap :ake within the pocket during the washing operaion.
MURRAY A. WACHS.