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April 21, 1953 F. J. LOGAN 2,635,273
WASH CLOTH, INCLUDING SOAP POCKET AND MEANS FOR OPENING SAME Filed July 5, 1947 ,6 Flayd J. Logan w ula/Wawy 5mm Patented Apr. 21, 1953 WASH CLOTH, INCLUDNG SOAP POCKET AND MEANS FOR OPENING SAME Floyd J. Logan, Alabama City, Ala., assignor of one-half to Earl G. Parr, Gadsden, Ala.
Application July 3, 1947, Serial No. '758,862
1 Claim. 1 This invention relates to new and useful improvements in wash cloths and the primary object of the present invention is to provide an absorbent body including a soap receiving chamber that retains and supplies soap to the' vention is to provide a wash cloth including a hand engaging strap that permits the device to be retained in position to the users hand during vigorous rubbing thereof.
A further aim of the present invention is the provision of a wash cloth that is extremely simple and practical in construction and so designed as to retain an initial supply of heat energy for relatively long periods of time when used away from a supply of running hot water.
A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a wash cloth for the purposes described that is neat and attractive in appearance, ehicient and reliable in use, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on a plane substantially through the center of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken substantially on the plane of section line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral lll represents the wash cloth generally comprising a pair of substantially rectangular porous and flexible members I2 and I4 which are secured preferably by stitching I6. The stitching includes only three sides of the members so that a longitudinal opening or slit I8 is provided between the` members whereby a bar of soap may be inserted between the members.
Snap fasteners are carried by the opposing marginal edges of the members outlining the opening I8 whereby the opening may be closed to prevent the soap from passing out of position between the members during use of the device.
Suitably secured to the outer faces of the members I2 and I4 are outer linings 22 and 24 that carry a plurality of fibrous absorbent strands 26. Secured to the longitudinal edges of one of the outer linings, for example, lining 22, are the terminal ends of a transverse hand strap 28.
In practical use of the device, a bar of soap 6 2 when the strands 26 become saturated by a liquid, the liquid will pass through the strands to the soap and thus the strands will be supplied with soap during the use of the device.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
A Wash cloth comprising upper and lower rectangular inner members of flexible coarse material having three of their marginal edges turned inwardly and secured to each other to provide a longitudinal opening at one side of said members, upper and lower outer linings secured to the outer faces of said inner members and including a plurality of exteriorly disposed strands, complemental longitudinally spaced fastening means carried by said inner members at said longitudinal opening for closing the opening, and a hand engaging strap extending transversely of and over said upper lining and having ends that are secured to the side edges of the upper lining medially of the ends of said upper lining, one end of said strap being fixed to the unsecured marginal edge of upper member medially of the ends of said opening whereby the strap may be used for disengaging the fastening means without interfering with soap inserted between the members through the opening.
FLOYD. J. LOGAN.
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