US 632524 A
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Patented Sept. 5, I899.
A. V. .GOLTERMANN.
T 0 U T H B R U S H (Application filed Mar. 7, 1899.)
l/I I W/ TN E 8828/ WN VE N 770/?- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ADA V. GOLTERMANN, OF EAST ORANGE, NEYV JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 632,524, dated September 5, 1899.
Application filed March 7, 1899. Serial No. 708,088. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern:
lle it known that I, ADA Y. GOLTERMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing in East Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tooth-Brushes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved toothbrush in which, in place of a stationary handleintegral with the brush-head, a detachable handle is employed, which can be used in connection with a number of brush-heads as one after the other is gradually worn out by use; and the invention consists of a toothbrush consisting of a brush-head having a short shank, an enlarged shoulder near the brush-head, a detachable tubular handle, and an elastic packing-sleeve interposed between the shank and handle.
In the accompanying drawings, Figures 1 and 2 represent, respectively, a side view and a plan view of my improved tooth-brush. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the brush shown as detached from the handle. Fig. at is a vertical longitudinal section of the same, also detached from the handle; and Fig. 5 is a vertical transverse section on line 5 5, Fig. 1, drawn on a larger scale.
- ""Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
Referring to the drawings, A represents the brush-head of my improved tooth-brush, which is made in the usual manner and provided with a short shank a. Adjacent to the brush-head A is arranged an enlargement or shoulder 19 on the shank, against which abuts a tubular handle B, which may be made of hard rubber, celluloid, sheet metal, or any other suitable material, plain or ornamented,
as desired. The tubular handle B is tightly fitted on the shank a of the brush-head A by means of an interposed packing-sleeve d, which is made of cork, leather, felt, or other suitable elastic material, so that a tight connection between the brush and the handle is obtained, while at the same time the handle can be readily detached from the brush-head whenever it is desired to remove a worn-out brush and apply it to a new brush-head. In placing the tooth-brush on the market it is intended to supply a box containing a handle and about half a dozen brush-heads. The sleeves are secured on the shank by a suitable cement, so as not to get loose on the same, and are preferably made of cork, which possesses the proper degree of elasticity and frictional surface, so that a firm connection is made when the shank is inserted in the tubular handle. Besides tooth-brushes, nail and other brushes can be made up in the same manner.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- A tooth-brush, consisting of a brush-head having a short shank, an enlarged shoulder on said shank near the head, a detachable tubular handle, and an elastic packing-sleeve interposed between the. shank and handle, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as myinvention I have signed my name in pres ence of two subscribing witnesses.
ADA V. GOLTERMANN.
PAUL GoEPEL, M. H. WUnrZEL.