US 431713 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
K. G. WHALEY.
I DENTAL POLISHING PENCIL. No. 431,713. Patented July 8,1890.
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NITE STATES PATENT OFFICE.
KENSEL CHARLES WHALEY, OF POMEROY, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 431,713, dated July 8, 1890.
Application filed November 7, 1889. Serial No. 329,565. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, KENSEL CHARLES -IVHALEY, of Pomer0y,in the county of Meigs and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Polishing-Pencils; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form part of this specification.
This invention relates to certain improvements in means for cleaning, polishing, and removing tartar or discolorations from the teeth.
The object of the invention is to provide an improved polisher and cleaner in'the form of a pencil, so that it can be easily, readily, and quicklyhandled and operated, and toinclose a rubber or polisher and a cleaning composition in a sheath or case, so that they can be used in conjunction.
Heretofore dental pencils have been composed of a peculiar dentifrice or composition and a wooden support to which the same was secured; but my invention consists in inclosing in a sheath a rubber or polisher in conjunction with a dentifrice or cleaning composition.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is aperspective of the polishing and cleaning pencil. Fig. 2 is a cross-section of the same. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section. Fig. 4. is a perspective of a modification.
111 the drawings, the reference-letter a indicates a suitable hollow sheath or case, preferably in the form of a pencil-case, but which can be made round, square, rectangular, or oblong, of wood, paper, celluloid, rubber, tin, or any other suitable material. This case can be open at one or both ends, so that either end can be used as a polisher. A strip or length of a suitable rubber or polisher b such as felt, india-rubber, moose-hide, cotton, or cork-is located in said case and projects a suitable distance from either one or both ends of the same, leaving a space at said end or ends on one or both sides of the rubber to be filled with a suitable polishing or cleaning or abraiding composition or dentifrice c.
The polisher and the polish can be secured in the case, and as they wear away at the end of the case, the casecan be cut away or removed, or the polisher and polish can be movable separately or together in the case, so as to slide in or out of the same and be held in position by any suitable means, such the ordinary devices now in use for holding movable lead in pencils, such as shown in Fig. 4. If desired, one end of the sheath can have a projecting end of the rubber without the polish or cleaning composition, so that this end can be placed in any paste dentifrice, and thus rubbed on the teeth. The use of the article is obvious.
Any suitable polishing composition can be used, so that this article can be employed for polishingand cleaning the finger-nails, jewelry, &c.
The polisher for the teeth has preferably a soft polish in one end, the basis of which is prepared chalk, and a hard polish in the other end, the basis of which is pumice-stone.
The polish can be made either in the form 2. A dental pencil consisting of a hollow I sheath, a strip of polishing material projecting from both ends of the sheath, a soft polishing compound or dentifrice in and projecting from one end of the sheath, and a hard polish in and projecting from the other end of the sheath, as fully set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
KENSEL CHARLES IVHALEY.
ED. L. KEISER, WILL. H. HUMLEY.