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Publication numberUS368027 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1887
Filing dateNov 8, 1886
Publication numberUS 368027 A, US 368027A, US-A-368027, US368027 A, US368027A
InventorsAntste C. Spenceb
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 368027 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 368,027, dated August 9, 1887. Application filed November 8, 1886. Serial No. 218,934. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ANNE O. SPENQER, of East Greenwich, in the county of Kent and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain,

new and useful Improvements in Toilet-Gases, of which the following is a full, clear, and ex act description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

This invention relates to toilet or dressing service, and especially to service adapted to contain articles for cleaning the teeth.

In this class of devices it is desirable to have a toilet-case that is compact and neat in form, and that may be trim in appearance when used on a dressing-table, and may be handy to use in traveling.

For the attainment of the above ends my invention consists'in a toilet-case comprising a box, which is furnished with a separable cover, and which is formed with a series of compartments adapted to contain, respectively, a nail or tooth brush, a quantity of toothpowder, either free in its compartment or placed in a separate box set in the compartment, a card of dental floss, and a cake of soap, all as hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, illustrating my invention, Figure 1 represents a top plan View of the box of the case, having the cover omitted and the box shown ascontaining a toothbrush, a tooth-powder box, a card of dental floss, and a cake of soap, each article in its respective compartment. Fig. 2 represents a vertical sectional View taken on line 2 2 in Fig. 1, with the case-cover placed upon the box. Fig. 3 represents a vertical sectional view taken on line 3 3 in-Fig. 1, and with the case-cover in closed position upon the box.

In the said drawings like numbers of reference designate corresponding parts throughout.

Referring to the drawings, number 5 designates a rectangular box or tray having the four corners thereof wellvrounded, as shown in the plan view in Fig. 1, and which is formed with the external shoulder, 6, extending around the box. The partition 8 is vertical, and is fixed longitudinally within the interior of box 5. The cross-partitions 9 and 10, respectively, are set vertically and run'from. one side of the longitudinal partition 8 across to the adjacent side of the box 5. This disposition of the respective partitions 8, 9, and 10 divides the interior of the box into the four compartments 16, 17, 18, and 19.

As clearly indicated in Fig. 1, the series of compartments are adapted to contain the several toilet articles, as follows: The brush-com: partment 16 is designed to receive the toothbrush 13, and is constructed with the elevated portion 11, which extends for about two-thirds of the length thereof, and which is adapted for the handle of the brush, when turned downward, to rest flatly upon, as shown, in order to maintain the brush in position to allow the water to drain from it after using, and thereby to preserve the brush. The compartment 17 is arranged suitably to receive the closed toothpowder box 12 set therein. However, the powder may be placed loosely in its compartment. The compartment 18 is designed to hold a card, 14, upon which is wound some dental floss or silk 15, the use of which is well known. The compartment 19 is constructed to hold a cake of soap, 20.

The lid or cover 7 of the case is formed with a downwardlyextending flange, which fits tightly around the box 5, and rests upon the shoulder 6, so as to come flush with the sides of the box. The case-cover '7 is made without any projections, which would be apt to, catch in foreign objects, and is made separable from the box 5.

The case may be constructed of any suitable well-known material, such as porcelain, zylonite, or wood; or it may be made in the main of one kind of material and lined with another material, as desired.

The complete case is condensed in construction, and maybe made strong and durable. All the compartments are readily accessible when their contents are removed, and are withont'points or depressions on their interiors, so that the case may be easily cleaned.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- 1. The combination, with the box 5, of the partitions S, 9, and 10, forming the powder, partitions S, 9, and 10, and the elevated porsoap, brush, and dental-floss compartments, tion 11, and the cover 7, substantially as and respectively, of the elevated portion 11, formed for the purpose described.

in thebrush-compmtment, substantially as and ANNE C. SPENCER. 5 for the purpose described. Vitnesses:

2. The combination of the box 5, having the J. A. MILLER, J12, external shoulder, 6, and provided with the M. F. BLIGH.

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Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/00