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Publication numberUS2574854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1951
Filing dateNov 15, 1946
Priority dateNov 15, 1946
Publication numberUS 2574854 A, US 2574854A, US-A-2574854, US2574854 A, US2574854A
InventorsFrank West
Original AssigneeFrank West
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wash rag structure constructed to contain soap
US 2574854 A
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Nov. 13, 1951 F. WEST WASH RAG STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTED TO CONTAIN SOAP Filed Nov. 15, 1946 Franz W5 2 A tto r" ey:

iatented Nov. 13, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT DFFICE WASH RAG STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTED T CONTAIN SOAP Frank West, Cincinnati, Ohio Application November 15, 1946, Serial No. 710,093

1 Claim. 1

This invention appertains to wash cloths, the principal object being to provide a wash cloth having an inside compartment in which a piece of soap can be inserted, the cloth being sulficientl porous to permit suds to be formed by contact of water with the soap, to the end that the thus provided cloth can be easily soaped with a continual supply of soap fluid occurring durin the use of the cloth.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a wash cloth, which can be used for bathing and other purposes and from which the contained soap can be easily displaced, to the end that the cloth can be readily rinsed.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a wash cloth having an internal pocket for the reception of a piece of soap and wherein the cloth has a slit on a bias across one corner portion of the cloth for the extraction or insertion of the soap, without likelihood of the soap accidently displacing from the cloth.

These and other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following description.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of the cloth showing a bulge defining the presence of a piece of soap therein.

Figure 2 is a section taken on line 22 of of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an edge elevational view looking at the right side edge as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing, numerals 5, 6 denote upper and lower plies of wash cloth fabric, sewed together at their edges as at I to define a substantially square wash cloth, or in fact, a cloth of any desired shape.

Before sewing the plies 5, 6 together, one corner portion of one of the plies, for instance the ply is cut ofi on a straight line bias as at 1a. The removed portion of the ply 5, is discarded, leaving only the adjacent corner portion of the ply 6, which, if desired, may serve as a flap 8, for closing off the thus formed opening to preclude accidental displacement of the soap from the interior of the wash cloth.

As shown in Figure 2, numeral 9 denotes a cake of soap, which is simply slipped under the edge portion 1 of the ply 5 and to a desired position between the plies 5, B, after which the flap 8 can be folded over the ply 5 at the edge I to close the wash cloth, after which the cloth can be suitably grasped in the hand during the lather forming process. For instance the cloth can be held between the hands and the plies moved back and forth across the soap after the cloth has been wetted to build up a considerable supply of lather within the cloth, that is between the plies 5, 6, which will ooze through the pores of the plies, to the outside surfaces of the cloth.

While the foregoing description sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

A wash cloth comprising a pair of superimposed plies of cloth which are substantially rectangular in shape, said plies being secured together and one of said plies having a corner portion cut-a-way along a bias leaving the adjacent cloth ply portion free and unattached and providing an opening at said corner portion for the insertion of soap between the plies, said plies being attached only along their outer edges to provide a wash cloth wherein said plies and soap contained therebetween are moveable relative to each other to build up a foamy lather within the wash cloth which oozes outwardly through the pores thereof.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 335,539 Robinson Feb. 2, 1886 1,328,884 Miller Jan. 27, 1920 1,987,130 Shapero Jan. 8, 1935 2,006,708 Benedict July 2, 1935 2,265,329 Wachs Dec. 9, 1941

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U.S. Classification401/201, 15/227, 15/209.1
International ClassificationA47K7/03, A47K7/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47K7/03
European ClassificationA47K7/03