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Publication numberUS821245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1906
Filing dateAug 30, 1905
Priority dateAug 30, 1905
Publication numberUS 821245 A, US 821245A, US-A-821245, US821245 A, US821245A
InventorsRobert H Hutchinson
Original AssigneeJohn D Newton, Robert H Hutchinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined sponge and soap cake.
US 821245 A
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PATENTED MAY 22, 1906. R. H. HUTCHINSO INED SP E AND S APPLIGATI N LED AU OAP CAKE.

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ROBERT HUrcHiNsoN, OF'NEW `YORK, N. Y., AssIGNOR OFONE-HALF TOJOHN n. NEWTON, OF New Yoan-N. r.

COMBINED SPONGIE AND SOAP CAKE..

Patented May 22, 1906.

Application filed August 80, 1905. Serial No. 276.446.

To all whom, it may concern-.-

Be it known that I, ROBERT H. HUTOHIN- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Combined Sponge and Soap Cake, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a soap article, particularly intended for toilet use, though not necessarily limited in this respect, as it may be successfully employed whenever a lather or suds is requisite to distribute soap over a surface.

@ne of the objects is to provide a novel and simple article of manufacture' composed of-soap and moisture-holding means, so related and held together that moisture and soap may be simultaneously applied-as, for instance, to the face prior to shaving, thereby avoiding the necessity of separate applications.

TWO forms or embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view of one of said forms. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a crosssectional view thereof. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a slightly different form. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view, and Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view of another modification.

Similar reference-numerals designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

In the embodiment illustrated in the first three figures a soap-body is provided, which is preferably made up of sections 7, semicylindrical in form and having between them a comparatively small sponge layer 8, the term sponge being employed to designate any suitable absorbent material that will hold moisture. The body of soap and the incor orated sponge layer thus form a cylindrica stick, the s onge layer having its opposite sides comp etely covered by the soap, and said layer extending the entire length of the stick with its edges preferably, but not necessarily, exposed on opposite sides thereof. Moreover, the pores of the sponge are preferably left open or unfilled by the soap, for the sponge 1s introduced in a dry state into what is commonly known as a dry soap-that is, a soap which has hardened or set. A covering 9, of parchment, tin-foil, or other Waterproof material, surrounds the stick, thus binding the parts together and in'- closing the portions of the soap and sponge not in use.

In using the device the covering 9 at one end of the stick is removed, thus ex osing the soap and sponge, as illustratedin ig. 1. Upon dipping the exposed end into water the sponge will absorb the same, and thus, if the device is then rubbed upon the face or other surface, both soap and moisture will be applied thereto. As the soap wears down, the sponge may be trimmed off, if desired, and t e covering can be torn away, so that the stick may be completely used up. Thus a simple article of manufacture is provided, whergby soap and moisture can be applied simultaneously.

The structure illustrated in Figs. 4, 5, and

6 is but slightly different, the stick being oblong instead of cylindrical, this structure, however, alsocomprising a body of soap formed of sections 7 a, with a sponge layer 8a placed therebetween, and thus incorporated in the body. A removable covering 9 surrounds the stick, serving to maintain, the

soap and sponge in intimate relation.

Another slight modification of the invention is illustrated inA Fig. 7, wherein a body of soap 7 b completely surrounds a layer or core of sponge 8b, the soap in turn being preferably incased in a removable covering 9b.

From the foregoing it is thought that the construction, operation, and many advantages of the herein-described invention will be a parent tothose skilled in the art without 'urther description, and it will be understood that various changes in the size, shape, proportion, and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

Having thus described my invention,what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Iletters Patent, isv 1. An article of the character described, comprising a body of soap composed of sections, and a layer of sponge interposed between the sections, the sponge layer being thus of less thickness than the soap-body and having its edges exposed on opposite sides thereof, said soap-body completely covering the sides of the sponge layer.

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2. An article of the character described,

comprising a body of soap and a layerof sponge incorporated therein and extending from end to end thereof, substantially onehalf of the soap-body being located on oppo;

site sides of the sponge layer and completelyv 5. An article ofthe character described,

. comprising a body of soap, and a dry sponge embedded therein and having its pores open or unfilled.-

6. An article of the character described,

comprising a body of soap, a sponge associated therewith, and a removable waterproof covering for the soalp.

7. An article of the c aracter described,

comprising a body of soap, a sponge associated therewith, and a waterproof covering for the body and sponge, said covering constituting a holder that prevents the expansion of the portion of the sponge covered thereby.

8. A11 article of the character described, comprising a body of soap, a layer of sponge incorporated therein and extending from end to end thereof, said body of soap completely covering the sides of the sponge layer, but leaving the latter exposed at the ends.

9. An article of the character described, comprising a body of soap composed of sections, and a layer of sponge interposed between the sections. l

10. An article of the character described, comprising a body of soap, a la er of sponge incorporated therein and exten ing from end to end thereof, substantially one-half of the soap-body being located on opposite sides of the sponge layer and comp said sides.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses. l

ROBERT H. HUTCHINSON.

Witnesses: l

C. SINGLETON, Jr., W. E. `EnwARns. l

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US6896435Jun 7, 2004May 24, 2005James W RinkFloating bar soap
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/24