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Publication numberUS2399660 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1946
Filing dateOct 12, 1944
Priority dateOct 12, 1944
Publication numberUS 2399660 A, US 2399660A, US-A-2399660, US2399660 A, US2399660A
InventorsBoulicault Marcel
Original AssigneeBoulicault Marcel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Teeth cleaning unit
US 2399660 A
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May 7, 1946- M. BOULICAULT TEETH CLEANING UNIT Filed Oct. 12, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. MARCEL BOULI CALJLT ATTORNEY y 1946. M. BOULICAULT 2,399,660

TEETH CLEANING UNI T Fild Oct. 12, 1944 2 sheets-sheet 2 ,0 .O v I i5.10, L3 L9 IN VEN TOR. MARCEL BOULICAULT B mi @1110 ATTORNEY Patented May 7, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2.89am h TEETH CLEANING UNIT Application1 :lctober 12,5314; No. 558,398

ll'his invention relates toan improved teeth cleaning unit and more particularly to a teeth cleaning assembly wherein the toothbrush and all accessories necessary for'the proper care of teeth are assembled together in a compact and attractive unit which may be conveniently carried in the pocket or purse.

Proper care of the teethrequires daily brushing and cleaning of the teeth which should be done after each meal. Such preferential care cannot be given to the teeth by most individuals since the necessary implements, such as the toothbrush and accessories used by such individual, are not ordinarily carried by the individual or otherwise are not conveniently available or accessible throughout the del It is the purpose of this invention to provide a teeth cleaning assembly which presents in one compact, convenient and attractive unit, a toothbrush with the necessary complement of toothpaste or powder contained in a cartridge sanitarily housed within a'sealed and dustproof compartment in the handle section of the unit, and which handle section additionally contains a sanitary compartment for housing and containing the brush bristles. and a compartment wherein moisture absorbent and disinfectant material may be contained which serves to extract. the moisture carried on the used brush and maintain the bristles at all times in thoroughly disinfectant condition. The unit, including the toothbrush and teeth cleaning accessories, is assembled in a compact and sturdy manner and is of such size and form that it may conveniently be carried in the pocket or purse at all times. The unit can be moided'into various attractive forms from available plastic materials, and is so constructed that the bristles may be fully protected from dirt, contamination and damage, and maintained at all times in thoroughly sanitary and disinfected condition. The teeth cleaning unit assembled in accordance with this invention encourages and makes convenient the proper cleaning and care of the teeth.

In order that a clearer understanding of this invention may be had, reference is made to the accompanying drawings in which:

' Fig. l is a side view of my improved teeth cleaning unit wherein the brush part is shown in elevation and the handle part is shown in crosssection;

t Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the folding brush part and its. associated handle part as viewed from the front thereof;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the fully assembled unit with the brush part thereof shown folded in closed position;

Fig. 4 is a side elevational view of the unit with the brush part thereof folded in closed position;

Fig. 5 is a longitudinal cross-sectional view of the unit particularly showing the casing-forming handle part thereof in cross-section with the brush bristles housed therein;

Fig. 6 is an end view of the top end of the unit as the same appears when looking in the direction of the arrows along line 6-6 of Fig. i;

Fig. 7 is an elevational view of the lower end of the unit as the same appears when looking in the direction of the arrows along line i'l of Fig. i;

Fig. 8 is a transverse cross-sectional view of the unit as viewed along line 6-43 of Fig. 5;

Fig. 8a is a perspective view of one form of dentifrice cartridge which may be used;

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of somewhat modifled form of teeth cleaningunit made in accordance with this invention and wherein the brush part thereof is shown swung into extended operative position;

Fig. 10 is a side eievational view of the unit shown'in Fig. 9 and wherein the handling-fort 7 part thereof is shown in section; and

- section 4. The handle section is provided with a compartment a adapted to receive and contain the toothbrush bristles, a compartment 6 adapted to contain a drying and disinfectant agent in communication with the brush receiving compartment a, and a dentifrice compartment 0 which is completely sealed oil. from the brush compartment :1 and in which adentifrice cartridge 0 may be contained and fully protected from contamination and moisture. The open end of the dentifrice compartment 0 is closed by a closure cap which may have associated therewith a dental floss dispenser d from which dental floss 1 may be readily withdrawn.

Referring more particularly to the teeth clean- N ing unit as illustrated in Figs. 1 to 8 inclusivj of the drawings, the brush section I comprises a member or stem 2 formed from a suitable plastic to which two or more rows of brush bristles 3 are flrmly secured. The stem 2 is hinged at one end thereof to one end of the handle section 4; the stem 2 being of sumcient length to permit easy cleaning of the teeth without requiring insertion into the mouth of any substantial part of the handle section 4.

The handle section l may be attractively shaped and formed from suitable plastic resins, such as phenolic or urea resins or styrene plastics well known in the plastics art. The handle section 4 is provided with a rounded back wall 5 and parallel extending rounded side walls 8 united to the back wall 5, thereby presenting a member of generally rounded U-shaped cross-section. The drying and disinfectant compartment b is positioned at the upper end of the handle section and is provided with a front wall I set between and joined to the side walls 6 so that the compartment b has an enclosed cross-section formed by the joined front wall 1, side walls 6, and back wall 5. The upper end of the compartment b is closed by an end wall 8 which seals oil the upper end of the drying and disinfectant compartment 2). The upper end 9 of the back wall section 5 may. be given an attractively curved contour, as shown more particularly in Figs. 1, 2 and 4 of the drawings, so that the upper end of the handle section has a smooth merging transition toward the extended stem 2 of the brush section.

The lower end of the brush stem may be provided with two or more spaced and generally cylindrical bosses III, which seat between the rounded end extensions l l of the side walls 6. An intermediate extension II, which may be integrally formed with the end wall 8 of the handle section, projects from the end wall 8 between the spaced bosses iii. A hinge pin 12, extending through the cylindrical bosses l and the intermediate extension ii', is secured to the rounded extensions l I of the side walls 6 so that the stem 2 may pivot or hinge on the pin l2. The end wall 8 of the handle section may be given a rounded or curvilinear contour which closely conforms to the cylindrical surface of the bosses l0, thus permittingunobstructed swinging movement of the stem 2. The stem 2 is provided with a pair of spaced shoulders i3 at the end thereof adapted to seat against the shoulders I! at the upper end of the handle section, thereby to limit rearward swinging movement of the'brush stem 2 beyond the point where the longitudinal axis of the fully extended brush stem is in alignment with or generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the handle section. The hinged pin I2 is provided with headed ends l which press the rounded extensions ll of the side walls 6 and the intermediate extension li' into frictional engagement with the ends of the cylindrical bosses in of the stem, thereby providing for frictional resistance front wall 20 which is joined to the side walls 8.

. These walls may be rounded in contour so as to give the dentifrice compartment a tubular form.

It will be appreciated that the enclosing walls which define the brush compartment a may also, if desired, be rounded in form so that the entire handle section is substantially cylindrical. An

air-tight wall 2| is Joined to the upper end of the front wall 20 and t0 the adjacent back wall 5 and side walls 8 to seal 011 the dentifrice compartment c from the brush compartment a. Thus no moisture from the brush compartment a can enter the dentifrice compartment 0.

As shown more particularly in Figs. 1, 5v and 8d, the dentifrice cartridge may be of the ejector type, adapted to contain the dentifrice in the form of a solid stick 22. The lower end of the dentifrice stick 22 seats in a cup shaped receiver 23. A pin 24 projects from the side wall of the.

cup receiver 23 and through a slit 25 extending longitudinally along the side wall of an enclosing tubular protective member 26. A friction coilar 21 is fixed to the lower end of the tubular member 28, so formed that the collar 21 will frictionally grip the enclosing walls of the dentifrice, chamber 0 when the tubular member is telescoped therein, as shown more particularly in Figs. 1 and 5.

It will be appreciated that when the dentifrice cartridge p is withdrawn from the chamber c, the pin 24 may be readily manipulated by the finger to extend the end of the dentifrice stick 22 so as to project from the upper end of the tubular member 26, and thus made readily acccessible to the user. The proper quantity of dentifrice may be readily deposited on the brush bristles 3, by first moistening the bristles and stroking the bristles over the projecting end of the dentifrice stick. The tubular member 21 may also be provided with a knurled rim 21', providing a finger grip which facilitates insertion and withdrawal of the dentifrice stick containing section of the tubular member 24 into and from the chamber 0.

It will be appreciated that dentifrice stick con- Dental floss may be conventiently supplied by the provision of a dental floss dispenser d which may take the form of a cup 28 fixed or formed on the end of the tubular member 24. Thebottom of the floss cup 28 may be provided with a pin hole 29, from which the string of floss contained in the cup 28 may be withdrawn. Sections of the floss string ,f may then be broken off in the lengths desired.

When the brush section I is folded into closed position as shown in Figs. 3, 4 and 5, it will be noted that the brush bristles 3, which may toe inwardly, are neatly housed within the brush compartment a, protected by the back wall 5 and side walls 6 of the handle section. As shown more particularly in Figs. 5 and 8, the side walls 6 are formed to slightly overlap the adjacent sides of the brush stem 2 so that when the brush stem has been folded to house the bristles within the compartment a, the open front wall of the compartment a is fully sealed oif by the stem 2, thereby preventing the entry bf any dirt or contaminant into this compartment, and further preventing the escape of moisture from the compartment a which might otherwise wet or dampen side walls 36, and compartment wall disinfectant compartment 1), thereby limiting and defining the housed position of the brush bristles 3 in the brush compartment a. The stem 2, when in closed position, is partially telescoped between the edge portions 6' of the sidewalls 8, which edge portions are made to frictionally grip the side faces of the stem 2 to further retain the 7 brush section in folded closed position.

The compartment b is designed to contain a assailed drying agent of high moisture absorption qualities designed to absorb moisture vapors from the "brush bristles which pass through the apertures it in the compartment wall l8, which vapors are absorbed by the drying agent. Thus the brush section may be folded into closed position immediately after use, with the assurance that the brush bristles will be dried while contained in the brush compartment (1 by the high moisture'absorptive characteristics of the drying agent in compartment b. The drying agent contained in the bristles are kept in a thoroughly disinfectant condition. 7 Due to the novel construction and arrangement of the handle section, dirt and foreign matter are also prevented from entering the compartment a.

It will be further noted that no moisture carried by the brush bristles housed within compartment .0 can reach or enter the fully sealed dentifrice compartment c. The dentifrice compartment c can be made in generous proportions so that the dentifrice cartridge P can be made in a size to contain several days supply of dentifrice.

-There is shown in- Figs. 9, wand 11- a teeth handle section has a smooth merging transition to the extended stem I of the brush section.

The upper ends of the side walls It may be provided with rounded extensions ll through which the-hinge pin l2 extends. The spaced cylindrical bosses Ill at the lower end of the brush stem 2, seat between the rounded extensions ll of the handle side walls 38. The intermediate extension ll projecting from the end wall 8 of the handle section, extends between the spaced bosses Id. The hinge pin I 2 having headed 'ends Id, extends through the spaced bosses it, and the intermediate-extension H, and the side wall extensions i i. so as to hingedm secure the brush section i to the handle section in a manner to provide frictional resistance to the hinging movement of the brush-section. As heretofore described, the stem? is provided with shoulders I: at the end thereof adapted to seat against the shoulders ll at the upper end of the handle section to limit the rearward swinging movement of.

the brush stem.

The open brush compartment (1 is defined by the side walls 36 and the compartment wall 5|, providing a brush receiving cavity of generally U-shaped cross-section. The lower end of the compartment .a is closed by an end wall 52 joined to the adjacent side walls '36 and the longitudinal compartment wall ii. The upper end of the brush compartment h is defined by a closure wall 40 which may have flanges l1 shaped to frictionally engage the surrounding and enclosing walls 38, 31 and II of compartment b. The closure member 48 is provided with holes or perforations ll which communicate with the brush compertinent a. The closure member 46 may be made removable so that the drying and disinfectant agent contained in compartment b may be replaced and replenished. I It will be noted that when .the brush section is in closed position as shown in Fig. 11, that-the brush bristles 3 are neatly contained and housed in the bristle compartment 11.

' anc\that a portion of the brush stem will rest .upon

cleaning unit in which the handle section 4 has a somewhat modified compartmental arrangement which permits the handle section to be made; somewhat shorter in length but larger in crosssection than the handle section 4 previously 'de-' scribed. The construction as shown in Figs. 9, 10 and 11 also permits use of a brush section I having a somewhat longer stem 2. The handle sec- 'tion 4 here shown may also be attractively shaped and formed from moldable plastics.

The handle section is defined by a back wall 35 and parallel extending side walls 36 united to the back wall 36. A longitudinal compartment wall II is joined to the side walls 36 midway of their width so as to define a rear dentifrice compartment 0 adapted to contain the dentifrice cartridge p. The drying and disinfectant compartment b is positioned at the upper end of the.

handle section and is provided with a front wall 31 set between and joined to the side walls 36, so

that the compartment b presents an enclosed cross-section formed by the joined front wall 31,

The upper end of the compartment b is closed by an end wall II which is joined to the front wall 31,

the front wall 31 of the drying and disinfectant compartment 17, thereby limiting and defining the housed position of the brush bristles 3 in the brush 2 is also partially telescoped between the side walls 9 "so that portions 36 of the side walls will frictionally grip the side faces of the stem 2 to retain the brush section in foldedlclosed position and prevent the entry of foreign matter into the brush compartment a.

When the brush section has been folded after use into closed folded position, the drying agent contained in compartment b draws of! and absorbs the moisture vapors from the brush bristles which pass through the holes 48 in the closure 48 and are absorbed by the drying agent in compartment b. The disinfectant material contained in compartment 12 gives off disinfectant vapors which percolate through the apertures 48 in the closure wall 38- to disinfect the used brush bristles housed in compartment 41.

The dentifrice compartment 0 may be closed at the open end thereof by a suitable closure cap 53 provided with a threaded collar 54 which screws into the threaded end of the compartment 0. The closure cap 53 may also be provided with a dental fioss dispenser d in the form of a cup telescoped into the surrounding knurle collar portion. of the capclosure i L A modified form of dentifrice containing cartridge p is illustrated in Figs. 10 and 11 of the drawings which may be either formed separately from, or as a part of, the closure cap 53. The dentifrice cartridge may contain dentifrice in paste or. powder "form, which can be withdrawn from the cartridge or tube upon opening one end thereof. It will be appreciated that numerous diil'erent types of dentifrice containing cartridges, containers or receptacles may be used as desired in connection with-my improved teeth cleaning unit. The ejector type cartridge adapted to contain a solid dentifrice stick as previously described is, however, my preferred form.

It is now seen that an improved teeth cleaning unit has been provided which can be economically formed and shaped from a variety of moldable plastics to provide a neat, compact, and attractive unit adapted to be carried in the pocket or purse. Moisture vapors resulting from moisture or water deposited upon the bristles during use is drawn off and absorbed by the drying agent in compartment b. Thus, the brush bristles may be automatically dried when not in use. The compartment b may also contain a vapor producing disinfectant which vapors may flow from the compartment b into brush compartment through the perforated dividing wall therebetween, thereby effecting a thorough sterilization of the brush bristles. The brush compartment is fully closed when carried in the-pocket or purse by a, portion of the stem of the brush section, thus preventing the entry of foreign matter or contaminants into the brush compartment a or the escape of moisture from the compartment a, which might otherwise soil the pocket or purse in which the unit is carried.

It will be further noted that the dentifrice compartment c is completely enclosed and sealed oil? from the brush compartment 11 and the drying and disinfectant compartment b, thus assuring a clean and dry compartment or cavity in which the dentifrice cartridge may be contained. The dentifrice compartment c is of generous size and is adapted to contain a selected dentifrice cartridge of a size which will contain a generous supply of dentifrice. The dentifrice cartridge p is preferably designed to contain the dentifrice in stick form. However, the unit may be designed to carry a dentifrice cartridge in the form of a tube or container for powder or paste dentifrice.

The dentifrice sticks or tubes or containers of powdered or paste dentifrice, may be supplied and sold in dozen lots, packed in a convenient carton, and from which supply the user may periodically replenish the dentifrice cartridge in compartment b. A dental floss receiver or cup d may be associated with the unit from which a section of dental floss may be conveniently withdrawn. The teeth cleaning assembly as thus provided is a highly convenient and attractive unit, constantly ready for use wherever the user may be, and which presents in this compact unit all implements necessary for the proper cleaning and care of the teeth.

While certain novel features of the invention have been disclosed herein and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various omissions, substitutions and changes may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of this invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A teeth cleaning unit including in combination, a brush section and a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end, said brush section including a brush stem supporting the brush bristles, said stem being hinged at one end thereof to the closed end of the handle seceating with the open end of the handle section, a

closure member removably attached to the open end of the handle section for normal closing said dentifrice compartment, and a compartment ad- Jacent the closed end of the handle section communicative with said brush compartment adapted to contain a drying agent for drying the bristles when lodged in said bristle compartment.

2. A teeth cleaning unit including in combination, a brush section and a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end, said brush section including a brush stem supporting the brush bristles, said stem being hinged at one end thereof to the closed end of the handle section, said handle section comprising a bristle receiving compartment of U-shaped crosssection having an open front adapted to be closed by a portion of the stem of the brush section, an enclosed dentifrice compartment sealed off from said brush compartment communicating with open end of the handle section, a closure member removably attached to the open end of the handle section for normally closing said dentifrice compartment, and an enclosed compartment adjacent the closed end of the handle section communicative ,With said brush compartment adapted to contain a drying agent for drying the bristles when lodged in said bristle compartment.

3. A teeth cleaning unit including in combination, a brush section and a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end, said brush section including a brush stem supporting the brush bristles, said stem being hingedly connected at one end thereof to the closed end of the handle section, said handle section having enclosing walls which define a brush bristle receiving compartment of U-shaped cross-section having an open front adapted to be closed by a portion of the stem of the brush section, an enclosed dentifrice compartment sealed off from said brush compartment communicating with the open end of the handle section, a, closure member removably attached to the open end of the handle section for normally closing said dentifrice compartment, and a drying and sterilizing compartment positioned between the closed end of the handle section and the adjacent end of the brush compartment and separated therefrom'by a perforated wall, said drying and sterilizing compartment being adapted to contain a drying and sterilizing agent communicative with said brush compartment through said perforated wall.

4. A teeth cleaning unit including in combination, a brush section and a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end, said brush section including a brush stem supporting the brush bristles, said stem being hingedly connected at one end thereof to the closed end of the handle section, said handle section having a brush bristle receiving compartment defined by a back wall, side walls, an end wall and an open front wall adapted to be closed by a portion of the stem of the brush section, an enclosed dentifrice compartment sealed off from said brush compartment, communicating with the open end of the handle section, said dentifrice compartment being adapted to receive a dentifrice cartridge telescoped into said compartment through the open end of the handle section, a closure cap removably attached to the open end of said handle section for normally closing saiddentifrice compartment, said closure cap being attached to the base end of said dentifrice cartridge, and a'drying and sterilizing compartment positioned between the closed end of the handle section and the adjacent end of the brush compartment having an enclosing end wall and enclosing front, rear and side walls, one

end of said drying and sterilizingcompartment being separated from said brush compartment by a perforated plate providing communicative passages therebetween.

' 5. A compact teeth cleaning unit adapted to be carried in the pocket and purse including in combination, a brush section and a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end, saidbrush section including a brush stem supporting the brush bristles hingedly connected at one end thereof to the closed end of the handie section, a sealed dentifrice compartment adapted to contain a dentifrice cartridgecommunicating with the open end of the handle section, a closure cap fixed to the base end of said dentifrice cartridge and removably attached to the open end of the handle section for normally closing said dentifrice compartment, a brush compartment having enclosing back, side and end walls non-communicative with the dentifrice compartment and having an open front adapted to be closed by a portion of the stem of said brush section, an enclosed drying compartment adjacent the closed end of said handle section adapted to contain an agent for drying the bristles when lodged in said bristle compartment, said drying compartment having a perforated wall communicative with said bristle compartment through which streams of moisture vapors may flow.

6. A compact teeth cleaning unit adapted to be carried in the pocket and purse including in combination a brush section and a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end, said brush section including a brush stem supporting the brush bristles hlngedly connected at one end thereof to the closed end of the handle section, a sealed dentifrice compartment adapted to contain a dentifrice cartridge communicating with the open end of the handle section, a closure cap removably attached to the open end of the handle section for normally closing said den tifrice compartment, a brush compartment of U-shaped cross-section non-communicative with said dentifrice compartment, said brush compartment having an open front adapted to be closed by a portion of the stem of said brush section, an enclosed drying compartment adjacent the closed end of said handle section adapted to contain an agent'for drying the bristles when lodged in said bristle compartment, said drying compartment having a perforated wall communicative with said bristle compartment through which streams of moisture vapors may flow.

compartment communicating with'o pen end oi the handle section adapted to contain a dentifrice cartridge, said dentifrice compartment having a tubular enclosing wall and an end wall which completely seals said compartment from com munication with said brush compartment, a 010- sure normally attached to the open end of the handle section for'normally closing said dentifrice compartment, and a drying and sterilizing compartment adjacent the closed end of said handle section, said drying and sterilizing compartment having an enclosing tubular wall closed at one end thereof by the closed end wall of the handle section and an opposite perforated wall which separates the brush compartment from said drying and sterilizing compartment.

8. A compact teeth cleaning unit adapted to be carried in a person's pocket or purse, including in combination, a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end adapted to be formed from moldable plastic, and a brush section having a brush bristle supporting stem hingedly connected at one end thereof to the closed end of said handle section, said handle section having a brush compartment into which the brush bristles may be telescoped, said brush compartment having enclosing side walls, an end wall and a back wall and an open front adapted to .be closed by a portion of the brush stem when folded to overlie said compartment, an enclosed dentifrice compartment communicating with the open end of the handle sectionadapted to contain a dentifrice cartridge, said dentifrice compartment having a tubular enclosing wall and an end wall which completely seals said compartment from communication with said brush compartment, a closure cap fixed to the base end of saidcartridge, said cap being removabiy attached to the open end of the handle section for nbrmally closing said dentifrice compartment, a dental floss dispenser associated with said cap, and a drying compartment adjacent the closed end of said handle section, said drying compartment having an enclosing tubular wall closed at one end thereof by the closed end wall of the handle section and an opposite perforated wall which separates the brush compartment from said drying compartment.

' 9. A compact teeth cleaning unit adapted to be carried in a person's pocket or purse including in combination, a hollow handle section having a closed end and an opposite open end adapted to be formed from moldable plastic, and a brush sec- 'l. A compact teeth cleaning unit adapted to be carried in a person's pocket or purse including in combination, a hollow handle section having a having a brush compartment into which the brush bristles may be telescoped, said brush compartment presenting an enclosing back wall and side walls and an open front adapted to be closed by a portion of the brush stem when folded to overlie said compartment, an enclosed dentifrice tion having a brush bristle supporting stem hingedly connected at one end thereof to the closed end of the handle section, said handle section having a brush compartment into which the brush bristles maybe telescoped defined by enclosing walls and an open front adapted to be closed by a portion of the brush stem when the brush bristles are housed within said compartment, a drying and sterilizing compartment positioned between said brush compartment and the closed end of said handle section, said drying and sterilizing compartment having a tubular enclosing wall closed at one end thereof by the closed end of the handlesection, the other end of said drying and sterilizing compartment having a perforated wall separating said brush compartment from said drying and sterilizing compartment, a dentifrice compartment at the opposite end of said handle section sealed off from said brush ably attached to the open end of the handle section for normally closing the outer end 01 said dentifrice compartment.

10. A compact teeth cleaning unit adapted to be carried in a person's pocket or purse including in combination, a hollow handle section having brush compartment and the closed end or said handle section, said drying and sterilizing compartment having enclosing walls closed at one end thereof by the closed end of the handle section, the other end of said drying and sterilizing compartment having a removable perrorated wall separating said brush compartment from said drying and sterilizing compartment, a dentifrice compartment at the opposite end of said handle section sealed off from said brush compartment communicating with the open end of the handle section, a closure cap removably attached to the open end of the handle section for normally closing the outer end of said dentifrice compartment, and a dental floss dispenser associated with said closure cap. I

MARCEL BOULICAULT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/311, 15/106, 15/184, 206/229, 15/185, 206/209.1
International ClassificationA45D40/18, A46B5/00, A46B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B5/0033, A46B2200/1066, A46B5/0041, A46B11/001, A45D40/18
European ClassificationA46B5/00B2B, A46B11/00C, A46B5/00B2