US 2363697 A
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Nov. 28, 1944.
E. SCHIRMER COMBINATION BATH CLOTH, SOAP PAD AND MASSAGER Filed July 18, 1942 INVENTOR. ZZd/ard deli/772: BY
AT-roR/VE) ones back or other portion'of ones body while bathing.
Patented Nov. 28, 1944 COMBINATION BATH CLOTH, soAPrAn, l w AND MASSAGER it e h E d Ward Schirmer, New York, N. e e p ApplicationJuly 18, 1942, Serial No. 451,405 f y 2Cla'ims. 01. -12(2) This invention relates to new and usefulimprovementsin a combination bath cloth, soap pad and massager. v '1 More specifically, the invention proposesthe constructionof a combination bath cloth, soap pad and massagercharaeteriz'ed by a massagemember removably mounted upon a pair of adjacent cloth strips in a manner to be drawn across Another object of this invention proposes forming the massage member in the natureof a mitten so that when the cloth strips ,areremoved therefrom it may be engaged upon ones hand in a manner to be used to massage available areas ofonesbody.
Still another object of this invention proposes to connect the centers of the cloth strips together by means of aminiature massage member so that in the removed condition of the mitten-like massage member the miniature massage member may be used for massaging purposes.
It is another object of this invention to form both of the massage members with openable pockets into which a cake of soap may be enof Fi 4.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6- -6 ofFig.4. i
Fig. 7 is a sectional view taken onthe linel-J The combination bath cloth,soap pad and massager, according to this invention, includes a massage member 10 in the -form of a mitten. This massage member Ill has a front wall H and a back wall l2 each of which is formed of a double gaged when the massage members are used as a unit or when eachis used independently in a I manner to cause the area being massaged to be simultaneously soaped and washed.
A still furtherobject of this invention proposes the construction of a combination bath cloth, soap pad and massager which is simple and binationbath cloth, soap pad and massager constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective 'view of the mitten-like massage member per se.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 v of Fig. 2
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the miniature massage member per se.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
layer of cloth material. The walls II and I2 are secured together alongthree of their sides bya line of stitches l3. The fourth side is open forming an opening through which ones hand is adapted to be passed to the interior of jthe mitten. v v y v The front wall H has its innerlayerformed with an opening l4 closed by means of a flap I5. The flap l5 may be pivoted to expose the opening 14 and permit a cake of soap [6 to be inserted into the pocket between the adjacent faces of the layers forming the front wall II. The outer layer of the back wall I2 is also formed with a pocket II. \This pocket is formed by securing a piece of cloth material to the outside of the back wall [2, by a line of stitches 18 extended along three sides of the piece of cloth material. The construction is such that the piece of soap 16 may be removed from the pocket in the front wall II and be inserted into the pocket I! on the back wall l2.
A pair of laterally spaced parallel strips l9 ar mounted upon the back wall l2 of the mittenlike massage member [0. These strips I9 are disposed on opposite sides of the pocket I! and have their ends secured to the massage member II] by the same line of stitches l3 which secures together the walls H and I2 of the massage member Ill. The centers of the strips l9 are secured to the back wall I2 by lines of stitches 20 forming a pair of spaced loops 2| on each side of the massage member I0.
A connector member in the form of a miniature massage member 22 is disposed upon the.
loops 2|. The miniature massage member 22 has its outer edges secured to a pair of adjacent straps 23. The massage member 22 is secured to the straps 23 intermediate of their ends by means of a line of stitches 24; The freeends of the straps 23 are then extended through the loops 2| for releasably retaining the massage member Ill in position upon the straps 23.
The miniature massage member 22 is con understood that I do not limit myself to the structed of double layer material forming a pocket. A flap 25 extends from one of the layers of the pocket and is adapted to be extended into the open side of the pocket to close the same and retain the piece of soap H5 in position with the pocket.
While the drawing illustrates the massager constructed entirely of terry cloth or toweling material this is merely for the purpose of illustration and the massager may be formed of any similar material.
The manner of using the Combination bath.
miniature massage member 22 are connected to--.
gether as shown in Fig. 1. In this united condition the cake of soap I B may be inserted into precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope ofthe invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, whatI claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. A combination bath cloth soap pad and massager having a massage member formed of snperimposed'fabric walls sewed together along three sides forming a pocket for a piece of soap either of the two pockets of the massage member,
ID or into the pocket of the miniature massage member 22. The ends of the straps 23 are then grasped as. shown and the entire unitis oscillated across ones back to simultaneously scan. wash and massage. the back.
It is possible to disengage the miniature massage member from the mitten-like massage member H! by disengaging the straps 23 from theloops 2L In this condition the miniature massage member 22 may be used to massage ones back in. a. manner similar tothat previously described. Themassage member Hi will now appear as showninFig. 2 enabling ones hand to be inserted into the open side. oithe. member 10, to be worn as a mitten. to massage available areas on the front of ones body. v
While I have illustrated and described theIpreerred embodiments of 'my invention, it is, to be or ones hand and apiece of soap, a pair of spaced parallel strips disposed on one of said walls "and attached thereto at their centers and ends superimposed fabric walls sewed together along three sides forming apocket for apiece .ojf soap or ones hand anda piecetof soap, apair of spaced parallel strips dis'posedon oneof aid walls and attached thereto. at their centers and ends forming laterally spaced pairs 0110013 a connector member located between said strips. inwards .of
said loops, and a pair of straps attachedtosaid connector member and extended outwards through said loops, said connector member being. adapted td-abut the attached center portions of saidstrips'preventing movement of said mas, sage member relativeto said straps; I EDWARD scHIRMER.