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Publication numberUS817050 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1906
Filing dateJan 18, 1906
Priority dateJan 18, 1906
Publication numberUS 817050 A, US 817050A, US-A-817050, US817050 A, US817050A
InventorsJoseph Carl De La Cour
Original AssigneeJohnson & Johnson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dental-floss holder.
US 817050 A
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PAT'ENTED APR. 3, 1906. I

J. 0. DE LA 00113. DENTALIFLOSS' HOLDER. APPLIGATION FILED JAN. 18, 1906.

WTNEQSES INVEN ron (0M mzww ATTOR NE'YS UNITED srarrns PATENT oFFron.

JOSEPH CARL DE LA COUR, OONSHOHOCK'EN, PENNSYLVANIA,

ASSIGNOR TO JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, OF NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION Oli NEW JERSEY.

DENTA -moss HOLDER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 3, 1906.

To a]! (U/b0771 it may concern.-

Be it known that LJOSEPH CARL DE LA Conn, a citizen of-the United States of America, residing in (Conshohocken, in the county of Montgomery, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certlain new and useful Improvements in Dental-Floss Holders, of which the following is-a speciiication.

My invention relates to holders for dental floss, ligatures, or the like, and particularly to dental-floss holders comprising a small vial or bott'le'containing a reel of floss or silk and adapted to be carried around in the pocket.

It is the object of my invention to produce a holder which will be simple and neat in con struction and cheap to manufacture and one provided with means whereby the floss will be kept clean and with means whereby the disagreeable jingling noise common to such articles will be avoided and also with means by which the floss after the desired amount has been, withdrawn from the reelmay be conveniently severed for use.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is an enlarged vertical section of a preferred form of my device, and Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the cap end of the holder.

Referring to the drawings, A represents a small vial or bottle of a convenient size tobe carried in the pocket, having a metallic cap B, which may be screwed or otherwise'secured to the bottle A. Within the bottle is a spool or reel O, onwhich the floss O is The lower end of the reel rests on a wound. cushion D,of rubber or like materrahplaced in the bottom of the bottle to prevent the rat-' tling or jingling noise of the reel in the glass the rubber is so small that dust and dirt are prevented from entering around the floss and soiling the contents of the bottle.

On the metal of the cap B is\provided an upwardly-punched tongue F, preferably on This washer its upper surface. The edges of this tongue may be sharpened, if preferred. After the desired amount of floss has been drawn out through the perforation in' the cap the thread is caught under this tongue F, as indicated in Fig. 2, and it is cut or broken off at the proper length.

I claim as my invention 1. A holder for dental floss, &c., comprising a bottle having areel and floss therein, in combination with a cap and means on the cap whereby the floss may be out at the desired length, as drawn out.

2. .A holder for dental floss, &c., comprising a bottle having a reel and floss therein, in

combination with acap, a double washer in said cap, and means on the cap whereby the floss may be cut at the desired length, as drawn out.

. 3. A holder for dental floss, &c., comprising a bottle having a reel and floss therein, and a cushion in the bottom of said bottle, in

combination with a cap, a double perforated.

washer therein having a hard surface against which the reel turns, the second washer and cap being perforated through which the floss is drawn out.

, 4. A holder for dental floss,'&c., comprising a bottle having a' reel and floss therein, and a cushion in the bottom of said bottle, in combination with a cap,-a washer therein having a hard surface a ainst which the reel turns, said cap and was er being perforated whereby the floss may be removed, and means 011 the ca whereby the floss may be cut at the desire length, when drawn out.

5. A holder for dental floss, &c., comprising a bottle having a reel and floss-therein, in combination with a ca a double washer therein consisting of a isk of rubber and a second disk having a hardsmooth surface against which said reel turns, said washer and cap being perforated, and a flpunched-up tongue on the cap whereby the oss may be cut at the desired length, when drawn out.

7 In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of 100 two subscribing wltnesses.

JOSEPH CARL on LA VCOUR.

Witnesses:

MAURICE OB. HALLowELL,. MARY M. CORRIGAN.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/06, B65H2701/31