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Publication numberUS3925225 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1975
Filing dateDec 26, 1974
Priority dateDec 26, 1974
Publication numberUS 3925225 A, US 3925225A, US-A-3925225, US3925225 A, US3925225A
InventorsMorrison David J
Original AssigneeMorrison David J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Double soap bar
US 3925225 A
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United States Patent Morrison [45] Dec. 9, 1975 54 l 1 DOUBLE SOAP BAR FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS [76] inventor: David J. Morrison, 1402 S. 78th St., 7,935 1893 United Kingdom 252/134 Omaha, Nebr. 68124 [22] Flled: 1974 Primary Examiner-William E. Schultz 211 Appl. N01: 536,337

521 U.S. (:1. 252/90; 252/134; 252/174; 1 ABSTRACT 252/DlG1 i6 51 1 Im. (31. c111) 19/00 A double Soap bar comprs'ng first SOaP havmg a [58] Field of Search H 252/90 134 I74 DIG l6 cavity formed therein and a second soap bar inserted within the larger soap bar forming a single unit for [56] Referenoes Cited wrapping Purposes UNITED STATE P S ATENTS 3 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures 1,495,978 6/l924 Anderson .T 252/90 US. Patent Dec. 9, 1975 FIG. 3

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DOUBLE SOAP BAR BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Hotels, motels and inns provide soap for their guests wherein the soap is formed in small bars. Generally the hotels, motels and inns provide two different sizes of soap bars, a small facial bar and a larger bar for the bath. People prefer the larger bar for the bath as it is easier to handle and the smaller bar for facial use. This has caused the hotel to expend monies for two different bars of soap, each individually wrapped. Furthermore, only a small portion of the soap is generally used, therefore there is considerable waste and the additional cost of wrapping each bar individually is a waste of money to the hotel owner.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to soap and particularly to a bar soap which is formed with a smaller bar insert dis posed therein. The use ofa smaller bar within the larger bar lessens the amount of soap actually wasted and also provides for a single wrapping rather than two individual wrappings.

An object of this invention is to provide a first bar of soap having a cavity formed therein and a second bar of soap disposed therein.

A further object of this invention is to provide a double bar of soap wherein the amount of soap used to form the smaller bar is substantially reduced from the larger bar which is economical to manufacture.

A further object of this invention is to provide a double bar of soap wherein a single wrapping is utilized thus saving money on wrapping costs.

Another object of this invention is the provision of a bar of soap which is formed from less soap yet is of sufficient bulk to permit it to be readily grasped by the user.

Yet another object of this invention is the provision of a double bar of soap, one mounted within the other, wherein considerable saving of soap is provided, less wrapping is required, it is simple and economical of manufacture.

These objects and other features and advantages become more readily apparent upon reference to the following description when taken in conjunction with the appended drawings.

In the drawings as hereinafter described, a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustated, however various modifications can be made thereto without departing from the true spirit and scope of the inven- Mon.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the double soap bar of this invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken along the lines 3 3 in FIG. 2; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a modified embodiment of this invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings, the double soap bar of this invention is disclosed generally at 10 in FIGS. 1-3. The double bar comprises a first bar 11 having a second bar 12 inserted in a cavity 13 formed therein.

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, the first bar 11 is formed with an upstanding annular flange l4 projecting above a surface thereof of sufficient height to form the cavity 13 for holding the second bar 12. The outer surface 15 of the flange I4 is substantially on the same plane as the outer surface 16 of the second bar 12 when the latter is disposed within the cavity 13.

The second bar 12 is of such a size so that when the bar 12 rests within the cavity 13 of the first bar 11, there is a gap 17 between the inner wall 18 of flange l4 and the outer wall 21 of the second bar 12, thus rendering the second bar 12 easily removable from the first bar 11.

The amount of soap saved from the formation of the cavity 13 is substantially the same amount of soap that is utilized in the formation of the second bar l2. Thus there is a savings on the total amount of soap used as opposed to having two separate full bars of soap.

The bottom wall of the cavity may be concaved slightly, thus permitting the user to easily remove the second bar by merely pushing thereon proximate the periphery thereof thus causing the bar 12 to rock and the edge opposite to project slightly above the top surface of the first bar.

The soap bars used can either be of the circular shape as depicted in FIGS. 1-3 of the standard rectangular shape as depicted in FIG. 4, or of a combination thereof without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. A double soap bar comprising:

a first bar formed into a predetermined shape, and a second bar disposed within the first bar.

2. A double soap bar as defined in claim I wherein said first bar has a peripheral flange projecting upwardly from a surface thereof to form a cavity in which said second bar is disposed.

3. A double soap bar as defined in claim 2 wherein said surface within said cavity is concaved.

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US6790817Aug 13, 2002Sep 14, 2004Ecolab Inc.Two part chemical concentrate
US7517846Oct 20, 2005Apr 14, 2009Ecolab Inc.Inwardly curved bar having an inner opening with an insert interlocking with the bar by insertion into the opening; each part contains a hardener and a source of alkalinity, a surfactant, an enzyme, or an antimicrobial agent; covered with a water soluble or dispersable polymeric film; cleaning detergents
US8303203 *Dec 18, 2003Nov 6, 20124Mula, Inc.Easy to grasp firmly without slipping and to avoid waste due to prolonged exposure to liquids
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WO1999040172A1 *Feb 4, 1999Aug 12, 1999Podkomorka Michael PReusable bar of soap
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Classifications
U.S. Classification510/148, 510/146, 510/152
International ClassificationC11D17/00
Cooperative ClassificationC11D17/00
European ClassificationC11D17/00