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Patented .1214; 1899.
J. M.` RAUHFF. SUAP HOLDERAND DISTBIBUTER.
(Applicatimi mea Nov. 14, 189e.)
Nirnn VSTATES ATENT JOHN M. RAUIIOFF, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR OF NINE-TWENTIETIIS TO EDWARD TROYER, OF SAME PLACE.
SOAP HOLDER ND DlSTRlBUTER.
SPECIFICATION forifrling` part of Letters Patent NO. 635,592, dated October 24, 1899.
Application filed November 14, 1898. Serial No. 696 ,440. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern: in place. The ball, however, is permitted to Be it known that I, JOHN M. RAUHOFF, a turn or roll freely, so that when a person wets citizen of the United States, residing at Chihis hand and rubs it over the surface of the cago, Illinois, have invented certain new and ball it will be caused to roll or turn, and thus 5 useful Improvements in Soap Holders and bring up to his ha-nd a thin sheet or coating Distributers, of which the following is a speciof soap sufficient for the purpose. Of course ication. as much as desired may be obtained by rub- The object of my invention is to make a bing the hands over the ball and causing it to s device in which soap can be held and easily roll in contact with the soap. As the soap 6o 1o and readily conveyed or distributed to the is fed to the hand it is distributed in a thin hands, in which the soap cannot be readily layer, so that no more is absorbed by the removed, and in which all of the soap may be hands than is necessary or desired. As the consumed and utilized; and myinvention consoap is consumed or exhausted by use the sists in the features and details of construcspring constantly moves the soap-cu p upward 15 tion hereinafter described and claimed. and keeps it in contact with the ball or sphere,
In the drawings, Figure l is a vertical secso that the soap is supplied until the entire tion of my improved soap holder and distribamount in the cup is consumed or exhausted. uter; Fig. 2, a vertical section of a modified In this way no loss or waste of soap is suffered, form of the same, and Fig. 3 a plan view of as it may all be used and consumed. 7o
2o still another modiiied form. In Fig. 2 I haveshown the same idea, but In making my improved soap holder and have made the tube, can, or box A and the distributer, as described in Fig. l, I make a soap-cup O of one integral piece, as will be can, tube, or box A of a desired size and readily understood from an examination of height and preferably mount it on abase B, the drawings. I have further provided it 2 5 which may be fastened or attached by screws with a cover or cap F, which may be slid on or otherwise to a table or washstand. If preover the ball or sphere, so as to protect the ferred, however, the base and the can, tube, same from dust when there if no occasion for or box may be made integral and spun or its use.
otherwise formed into the desired shape. In Fig. 3 I have shown still another modi- 8o 3o Within the can, tube, or box I arrange a soapcation of my soap holder and distributer.
cup C, which may be formed of tin, glass, In this case the can, tube, or box A is made porcelain, or other suitable material. This rectangular, and the soap-distributer E insoap-cup is preferably provided with a downstead of being a ball or sphere is made in the wardly-projecting iange c around its edges form of a cylinder or roll Gr. This will be 35 to enable it to fit well and true within the readily understood from an inspection of the can, tube, or box A. It is made cup-shaped drawings.
at the top, so that a ball or sphere may fit In all the above cases it will be seen that into it, and it is preferably provided at its the hand does not come in contact with the bottom with a downwardly-projecting neck soap, but that there is interposed between 9o 4o d, around which a spring O may be arranged the hand and the scapa distributer which is to constantly move the soap-cup up and hold capable of being rotated or turned by rubbing it in the highest position permitted. The cup the hand over the same, so that it brings up is provided with soap D, as shown in Fig. 1, and supplies the soap to the hand in a thin and a ball or sphere E, of rubber, glass, metal, layer or distributed condition in order that 45 or other suitable material, is arranged in the all of the soap may be consumed and none of can, tube, or box so that its lower side or it wasted or lost.
surface rests upon and is embedded in or sur- I claimrounded by the soap. The top of the can, l. A soap carrier and distributer compristube, or box is preferably turned in, as at e, ing a cup or receiver for the soap, and a roroo 5o so as to prevent the ball or tube from being tatable body or carrier entered into the open readily withdrawn or removed when arranged end of the cup or receiver, between which and the closed end of the cup or receiver soap may be interposed, whereby the turning of the rotatable body or carrier by hand takes np and transfers a quantity of soap for use, substantially as described.
2. A soap carrier and distributer comprising a cup or receiver for the soap, and a rotatable body or carrier entered and loosely supported in the open endlof the cup or receiver, between which and the closed end of the cup or receiver soap may be interposed, whereby the turning of the rotatable body or carrier by hand takes up and transfers a quantity of soap for use, substantially as described.
3. A soap carrier and distributer co1nprising a stand or holder, a cup or receiver located in the stand or holder, and a rotatable body or carrier entered into the open end of the cup or receiver, between which and the closed end of the cup or receiver soap may be interposed, whereby the turning of the rocup or receiver, and means for automatically advancing the soap against the rotatable body or carrier as it wears away, whereby the rotatable body or carrier will constantly engage the soap and take up and transfer a quantity thereofto the hands of the user, substantially as described.
JOHN M. RAUHOFF.
THOMAS B. MCGREGOR, ANNIE C. COURTENAY.