US 846900 A
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i No. 846,900. PATENTED MAR. 12, 1907.
- W. 0. BLOOM.
APPLICATION FILED IEIB.6, 1906.
n I wdjl/ asses W0 B M UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters I Paterk Patented March 12,1907.
Application filed February 6, 1906. Serial No. 299,700.
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM O. BLOOM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Tooth-Brush, of which the following is a specification.
The object of this invention is to provide a new and im roved brush es ecially ada ted for use in c caning the teetli which shal be antiseptic and which shall have the brushsection renewable in a simple way.
To this end the invention consists in providing an antise tic block and in inter osing the same in a rush-section. A ho der is provided in which said brush-section can be detachably placed, said holder consisting of a split handle having protecting and. clamping jaws and means for clamping the jaws together to hold the brush-section. In this way a desirable article for thepurpose stated is produced.
The article is shown in the accompanying drawing, referring to which Figure 1 is a side elevation thereof. Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof. Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof. Fig. 4 is a sectional elevation thereof on the line 4 of Fig. 2'. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the brush-section. Fig. 6 is a pers ective view of the block interposed in the rush-section, and Fig. 7 is a pers ective view showin another form in whic my invention may lae embodied.
Referring to the drawing and in detail, A designates a block which preferably is made by takin a block of orous material, such as pasteioard, and liy impregnating the same with antiseptics or cleansing compounds. This block A is embodied in a rush B. This brush consists, preferably, of
a strip of bristles or grass 10, which are connecte together b stitching 12. A strip of this material is ta en and wrap ed or placed around on the sides of the blocli in place thereon by a binding 11. Thus the block A will also act to hold the bristles apart. In some cases, as is shown in Fig. 7, the removable brush-sections may be made by making the blocks in the form of a strip by securing the rass or bristles to the opposite sides thereof y sewing or otherwise and by then cutting the same into sections, each section bein of the proper length for the brush. The brist es or grass 10 may also be impre mated with suitable antiseptic .or toothcleansing compounds. With this arrange- A and held merit a detachable brush-section is provided. C designates the holder. The same is preferably made out of rubber. The end thereof is split'into two parts, as shown. A ring 13 is bent around anarrowed neck 14 thereof. out to receive the brush-section, as shown in Fig. 4, and each part is provided with a protectingserrated aw 15, of soft rubber, to protect the gums from being bruised, and each art is provided on its inside with a clampm -j aw 16 to ni the brush-section. n operation t e holder is furnished with number of brush-sections. When it is desired to use the article,the ring 13 is pushed back into the narrowest ortion of the neck, a brush-section is place in the holder, and the ring is then forced toward the brushsection, thus clamping the same in position. The block makes a brush whichis ready for use without extraneous tooth-powder, and as the same has antiseptic qualities it prevents the spread of disease. If desired, a new brush-section may be inserted each time the brush is used, which is desirable to prevent the s read of diseases and also for ouring oerta"' mouth affections. This can be done at small expense, as the brush-sections may be made very cheaply. The holder will The end of the holder is hollowed hold the brush-section up so that light bristles or grass can be used, and the clamping jaws 16 16 will rigidly hold the brush-section in the holder.
The details and arrangements herein shown and described may be greatly varied by a skilled mechanic without departi from the scope of my invention as expresse in the claims.
Having thus full described my invention, what I claim, and esireto secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A brush-section having a block interosed therein provided with bristles or the like, which block is impregnated with antlseptic or cleansing compounds.
2. The combination of a holder, and a brush-section having bristles or the like, said brush-section having ablock embodied therein, which block is impregnated with antiseptic or cleansin compounds.
3. A toothrush comprisin a brush-section made 11 of a block, brist es or grass in which said block is interposed, said brushsection being impre ated with antiseptic 0r cleansing compounds? and a holder in which said brush-section is secured.-
4. A tooth-brush comprising a holder, and a brush-section which can be detachably secured therein comprising a block having antiseptic qualities and bristles or grass, in. which the block is interposed.
5. A brush-section for tooth-brushes com-- prising a block, a strip of bristles or grass on the same, and a binding holding the bristles or grass to the block.-
6. A tooth-brush comprising a holder having a removable brush-section, and protecting-jaws formed on the holder.
7. A tooth-brush comprising a twoart holder for a brush-section, said holder a ing integral, soft, protecting-jaws, and means for forcing the jaws together for holding the 1 brush-section.
' (,9. .A tooth-brush comprising a split or two-part holder having a narrowed neck, a rin thereon, said holderhaving clamping 1 an protecting jaws, and a detachable brushsection.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
WILLIAM O. BLOOM. Witnesses:
LOUIS W. SOUTHGATE, E. M. ALLEN.