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Dec. 2, 1947. F. 1 BOWMAN 2,431,913
COMBINATION. SOAP AND WASHCLOTH Filed Dec. 5; 1945 Inventor Ham Pzawaw 500904 Patented Dec. 2, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION SOAP AND WASHCLOTH Floyd Plemon Bowman, Hogansville, Ga.
Application December 5, 1945, Serial No. 632,877
The present invention relates to a novel and improved cake of soap, the same being distinct in that it is provided on at least one side with a mass of fibers projecting and combining to form what may be designated as a washcloth.
More specifically, the invention has reference to a cake of soap so constructed with a multiplicity of bunches of fibrous strands which collectively serve to provide the aforementioned washcloth.
The obvious purpose of the invention is to provide the user with a combination article, preferably an individual cake of soap for a particular user, said soap having furnished therewith a washcloth to facilitate washing ones hands, and particularly scrubbing and cleaning finger nails.
Other objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a, perspective view of a cake of soap having the improved added washcloth thereon.
Figure 2 is a central, cross-sectional view through the cake and cloth seen in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view to bring out the construction and arrangement of details more explicitly.
Referring now to the drawings by distinguishing reference numerals, and first to Figure 3, it will be seen that the cake of soap is denoted by the numeral 5. This part of the assembly is an ordinary cake of soap and the only difference is that it is provided in one side with a plurality of closely associated sockets 6. The textile or fabric washcloth is actually made up from a combination or plurality of bunches of fibrous or cloth strands. These may be best referred to as individual bunches, each denoted by the numeral 1. The fibers or strands individually are denoted by the numerals 8 and are twisted together, as at 9, to form a sort of stem and this part is anchored in the complemental socket. The free ends 8 sweep out into free, flying position as exaggerated and illustrated in Figure 3.
It is thought that the strands as arranged can be referred to either as bunches or batches and that the twisted portions 9 can be described as stems, the stems being anchored in the sockets and the free ends flaring in the fashion exaggerated in Figure 3.
The invention herein shown and described is of utmost simplicity and broadly comprises a. cake of soap with a washcloth either on one or two sides, the single arrangement being depicted in the drawing. More specifically, the novelty resides in the provision of sockets or holes in the soap, these to accommodate the anchored stem portions 9 in such a manner as to leave the free, outer ends flaring and free-flown for convenience and for formation of the so-called washcloth.
It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Minor changes in the shape, size and arrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.
In a combination cake of soap and relatively soft fibrous washcloth substantially covering one face of said cake of soap; in combination, a blocklike cake of soap provided in one fiat face with a multiplicity of closely spaced sockets, the latter opening at their respective outer ends through said one face of the soap, the opposite inner ends of said sockets being closed and said closed ends terminating on a plane at the horizontal median region of said soap, and a plurality of tufts of textile fibrous strands, said strands being bunched to provide said tufts and the strands of each tuft having their coacting inner ends axially twisted together to provide relatively stiff attaching stems, the respective stems being anchored in said sockets, the non-twisted outer ends of the strands of said tufts flaring freely beyond the outer adjacent face of the soap, the flaring ends of adjacent tufts being internetted and closely matted together, and thus defining a fibrous surface func tioning as a washcloth.
FLOYD PLEMON BOWMAN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 419,275 Mitchell Jan. 14, 1890 816,002 Burt Mar. 27, 1906 428,140 Rich May 20, 1890 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 18,254 Great Britain Dec. 14, 1888