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Publication numberUS2380892 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1945
Filing dateMay 15, 1944
Priority dateMay 15, 1944
Publication numberUS 2380892 A, US 2380892A, US-A-2380892, US2380892 A, US2380892A
InventorsWhite Mayfield C
Original AssigneeWhite Mayfield C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Soap preserver
US 2380892 A
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Patented July 31, 1945V UNITED STATI-:s t PATENT OFFICE I Alllllicdrtionlltici, l, N0. 535,570A

My invention relates to improvements ,in soap saving devices and, morespecifically, to a new and improved soap preserver which will enable housewives and other individual soap consumers to transform small remnants of used bars of soap into a new handy bar of soap which is of a substantial size.

The main object of the present invention is the provision of a device of the character described which is light in weight and simple in construction and operationfyet. which is sturdy and well adapted to withstand the rough'usage to which such devices are ordinarily subjected. Further objects of the instant invention reside in any novel feature of construction or novel combination of parts present in the embodiment of the invention described andshown in the accompanying drawing whether within or without the scope of the appended claims and irrespective of other specic statements as to the scoper of the invention contained herein.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a preferred vemv bodiment of my invention; l

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of F18. 1; and

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

plastic material or the like having a bottom por- -tion 4, two side portions B and Ii, and a top por-- tion l. Thel inner sides of the side portions 5 and 6 areprovided with longitudinal grooves in which plates 2 and 3 can be slid up and down.

IMIIlg. 3 is a cross-section on the 3 4 gf a The numeral I denotes a sturdy box of wood,

A metal plate 1 having a threaded hole in its screws I6 (Fig. 3) and by a nut Il.

The box I is so dimensioned that a bar of soap of the usual size. when placed flat upon the upperV side ofthe bottom portion I, will :lust touch the inner sides of the side portions 5 and 6 and of the closure plates 2 and 3 when the latter are fully inserted in the device. In normal usage the device serves first as a handy container means, for instance by means of a bent' member v I3 secured to the pressure plate Il by means of in which small remnants ofbars of soap or soap pieces the size of which has been reduced by usage to such an extent that they tend slip.'

out of the hand and that they are no longer of any practical use, canbel preserved in an orderly manner so that such soap remnants no longer will lie around in the kitchen or in the bathroom. While the device is being used as a container as previously referred to,- the pressure plate I5 is adjacent to the top portion 8. thus leaving sufilcient space for the collection of said soap'remnants II. When the boxis full; bothl plates 2 and 3 are shifted down toward the'bottom portion I so that the soap remnants I1 are completely enclosed within box I. Then the spindle I0 is turned so that the pressure plate I5l presses strongly upon thev soap pieces I1, thereby forming them intoi one solid piece or bar of soap which has the shape ofthe interior ofl the lower part of box I. After said solid piece of soap has been molded within box I in the manner just described, the pressure plate Ii is moved upwardly and bothv plates 2 and 3 are removed from box I so that the box I is open at two opposite sides. The newly formed bar of soap, which will stick slightly to the bottom' portion l and to the side p ions 5 and 6, can then be removed easily from box I by pushing it out in exerting pressure upon it from one side, so that it will slip out of the opposite open side of box I.

While there has been shown and described and pointed out the fundamental novel features of the invention as applied to a single modiiication, it will be understood that various omissions and substitutions and changes in the form and details of the device illustrated and in its operation may' bemade by those skilled in the art without departing from 'the spirit of the mven:

tion. It is the intention, therefore, to be limited only as indicated by the scope of the following claim.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent in the United States is:

A soap preserver comprising a sturdy box which is open at two oplwste sides and which has :a bottom, two opposite side walls the inner sides ot both extremities of which are provided with vertical grooves, and a top whose width is less than the distance between the grooves in one of said side walls; two plates which are longer than said side walls and which engage said grooves and are adapted toclose said box; a plate having a threaded aperture in its center and being secured tothe lower side of said top:

a threaded spindle having a'handle at its upper -portion and extending through said top and through said threadedaperture and engaging the latter; and a pressure plate attached to the lower end portion of said spindle and being adapted to be reciprocated within said box and to press nrmiy aainst its bottom, au substantially as described.


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US2486347 *Mar 29, 1947Oct 25, 1949Walker James NSoap conserving press
US2528531 *Jul 27, 1948Nov 7, 1950Micro Proc Equipment IncContinuous process for making a composite soap bar
US2558879 *Feb 14, 1949Jul 3, 1951Roma Jr CharlesSoap press
US4781564 *Jun 11, 1987Nov 1, 1988Cerrone Carmen JApparatus for reforming soap bars
US4917589 *Apr 4, 1988Apr 17, 1990Manderson David ASoap bar forming apparatus
US5030405 *Jul 16, 1990Jul 9, 1991Smith Bruce KSoap saving method and apparatus
U.S. Classification425/318, 425/412
International ClassificationC11D17/04
Cooperative ClassificationC11D17/04
European ClassificationC11D17/04