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Publication numberUS3029551 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1962
Filing dateNov 18, 1958
Priority dateNov 18, 1958
Publication numberUS 3029551 A, US 3029551A, US-A-3029551, US3029551 A, US3029551A
InventorsReiskin Augusta G
Original AssigneeReiskin Augusta G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Infant bath tub with toys
US 3029551 A
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April 17, 1962 A. G. REISKIN INFANT BATH TUB WITH TOYS Filed NOV. 18, 1958 INVENTOR 404403771 7. lPs/sA m/ BY ka-dv w ATTOR EY "iinitesi f 3,b29,551 INFANT BATH TUB WEE-H YGYS Angnsta G. Reishin, 2026 (Pecan Ave, Eroehzyn, NFL Filed Nov. 18, 1958., Ser. No. 774,541 2 Claims. (Cl. 46-32) This invention relates to an infants bath tub with toys or the like.

It is known that a great number of infants are unmanageable when being bathed, due either to fear of the water and soapsuds, or annoyance with the washing process. In order to make this necessary occasion more pleasing for the infant as well as for the mother, it is desirable to distract the attention of the infant and to amuse him while he is being bathed.

In order to satisfy these requirements, I have invented a novel infants bath tub which is provided with toys or toy figures of human or animal shape, which the child may play with or look at while he is being bathed. These toys and figures are adapted either to be positioned on or at the upper rim of the tub or to float in the bath water.

Still other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the specification.

The features of novelty which I believe to be characteristic of my invention are set forth herein and will best be understood, both as to their fundamental principles and as to their particular embodiments, by reference to the specification and accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view, partly in phantom outline, of the infants bath of the present invention, showing various toys and figures positioned on the rim or floating on the bath water;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged section view, partly in elevation, taken on line 22 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view, partly in phantom outline, of the infants bath shown in FIG. 1, illustrating another form of the invention for mounting the toys and figures thereon; and

FIG. 4 is a section view, partly in elevation, taken on line 4-4 of FIG. 3.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, PEG. 1 shows an infants bath tub, generally designated 11, comprising a generally elliptical flat bottom 12, and an upwardly extending integral wall 13 connected peripherally to said bottom. The upper edge of wall 13 is formed into a curved integral rim 14, as shown particularly in FIG. 2. Bath tub 11 may have any suitable shape other than the elliptical form, while rim 14 may extend straight outwardly from the perimeter of said wall. Wall 13 and bead or rim 14 may be formed at any suitable material, but preferably of a hard or semi hard plastic material, such as rubber, polyethylene, or other suitable material that may be extruded or molded into the suitable shape requisite for infants baths.

Rim 14 has a plurality of spaced apart slots or apertures 15 extending through the top thereof. Each aperture 15 is adapted removably to receive and retain a peg 16 (FIG. 2) of any one of a plurality of toys or figures: ship A; bird B; airplane C; giraffe D; fireman and ladder E; fish F; fisherman G; and baby H (FIG. 1). Pegs 16 of each toy or figure is secured thereto by suitable mechanical means, while in some embodiments said pegs may be formed integrally with said toys or figures, depending upon the substance of which the latter are made. In the case of plastic toys or figures, pegs 16 may be molded integrally therewith. Furthermore, each of the figures may be made of such materials such as wood or plastics which would be non-toxic to infants and which would have floating properties so that they would remain on the surface of the bath water 17, as is the case with the duck figure K, shown in FIG. 1.

By this means the infant can be amused by seeing the various figures positioned around the rim 14 of tub 11 so that his attention is diverted from the bathing process. In other cases the infant may reach out and remove the toys or figures from the rim, or replace them at his pleasure while he is being bathed. Also, the infant may play with the figures by floating them in the bath water. After the bathing has been completed the toys may be placed on the rim for convenient storage.

In some embodiments wall 13 of tub 11 may be sufii ciently thick so that slots 15 may be formed in the top edge of the wall itself to accommodate the pegs 16 of the various toys and figures.

Another means for securing the toys and figures on rim 14 of the tub 11 is to provide a suitable metallic bar 18 within said rim at the upper end of wall 13. Instead of pegs 16 being positioned on the bottom of the toys and figures, there is now provided a metallic element 19 secured thereto, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. In this embodiment, either one or the other of bar 18 or element 19 is magnetized while the other element is made of magnetically permeable material, whereby the toys and figures can be positioned at random anywhere along the top of rim 14 so that the positioning of said toys or figures is not restricted to any particular place on the tub. Bar 18 may either be molded integrally into bead 19 when tub 11 is being fabricated, or else said bar may be applied within rim 14- by rolling or otherwise curling the end of said rim over and around said bar.

Although the peg and slot means and magnetic means have been shown for releasably mounting the toys and figures, on or near the top of the bath tub, it is understood that other suitable means, such as clamps, hooks, strings, or the like, for releasably holding said elements, is contemplated within the purview of the present invention.

In the specification, I have explained the principles of my invention, and the best mode in which I have contemplated applying those principles, so as to distinguish my invention from other inventions; and I have particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed the part, mode or combination which I claim as my invention or discovery.

While I have shown and described certain preferred embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that modifications and changes may be made without departing from the function and scope thereof, as will be clear to those skilled in the art.

It is claimed:

1. An infants bath tub comprising a bottom wall and an upwardly extending integral wall for containing bath water, a rim formed at the top of said wall, a plurality of toy elements, said toy elements each having a peg depending therefrom, a plurality of spaced apart apertures formed in said rim, said pegs cooperating with said apertures in the rim to releasably support said toy elements thereon.

2. An infants bath tub according to claim 1 wherein each of said toy elements is made of a material that floats on water that is contained in the tub.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,279,615 Van Meter Sept. 24, 1918 2,212,326 Piken Aug. 20, 1940 2,511,756 Wallace June 30, 1950 2,720,724 Rice Oct. 18, 1955 2,755,489 Meyers July 24, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 999,876 France Oct. 10, 1951 799,305 Great Britain Aug. 6, 1958 i s-iterated Apr. 17, 1962 I

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/227
International ClassificationA63H23/16, A63H23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H23/16
European ClassificationA63H23/16