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Publication numberUS905886 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1908
Filing dateAug 5, 1908
Priority dateAug 5, 1908
Publication numberUS 905886 A, US 905886A, US-A-905886, US905886 A, US905886A
InventorsJohn H Kinney
Original AssigneeJohn H Kinney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 905886 A
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B' K w J. H. KINNEY.


905,886. Patented Dec. s, 1908.

vwoulroz 4 22/7437 Q/Vitwzaoeo till JOHN HJTKINNEY, 6F ROWQK'WLAY, NEW JERSEY.


Specification of Letters Fetent.

Patented Dec. 8, 1908.

Application filed August s, 19cc. tier-lei No. tremor,

To oil whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, JGHN H. Krnnnv, e citizen of the United States, residing at Roclrowsy, New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Tooth-Brushes and l do hereby declare the followin to be a, full, clear, and exact description of t. e invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it spperteins to make and use the same.

This invention relates to tooth brushes, and has for oneof its objects to provide a simply constructed device of this character having on intermedietely jointed handle with a cover device upon the outer handle section and ads ted to cover the bristle portion of the brush when folded.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in a tooth brush having its hendle intermedistcly jointed, the rincipel feature of the invention lying in t e novel form of the joint between the handle sections.

in the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the invention, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved brush. Fig. 2 is a plan view or the some viewed from the bottom. 3-3 of Fig. 2.

The improved device is designed for. providing a simply constructed folded tooth brush which may be safely carried in the pocket or otherwise disposed within a. small space when not in use, and comprises s stock formed in two sections 1011.with a brush head 12 uoon'one end of the stock, and a cover mom or 13 at the free end of theother handle section 11, the two sections hin edly connected together so that when folder? the cover member 13 will bear over the brush head 12 and protect it.

The confronting ends of the sections 10- 11 are arranged to beer squarely against each other at one side "and with ears 1415 pierced transversely to receive pivot pins 1617. Coupling the pins 16-17 ere wire devices 18-49 bent into 100 s at their ends for engaging the )ins, and t no complete or rule joint by which the two members 10-11 are jointed. By this arrangement it will be obv ous thotthe members 10-11 are free to in the county of Morris, State of Fig. 3 is c section. on the line be turned over with the cover 13 over the brush portion 12 but will ,be prevented from movin beyond a horizontally elinin position w en open as shown in Fig. 1 y the square corners 20 of the confronting ends of the members 10-11. Thus the members 10-11 may be folded over to lie in supcrimposed osition when moved in one direction,

ut wil be effectually 'rcvented from moving beyond a horizonta ly alined position, as shown. Thus the brush handle is firmly supported in open or operative osition, and maybe folded with the cover 13 disposed over the brush head 12 and efiectuelly protecting and guarding the some.

The members 10-11 are substantially oi the some len th, and when folded the device may be carried in a small specs, such as a vest pocket, or disposed in a. voL-lise or other similar device. The device when thus stored in a valise may be carried by a person without inconvenience or occupying room thot would be available for other articles.

The members 10--11 may be of any required materiel end of any suitable size, and may be of ivory, bone or the'like usually em ployed for tooth brush handles, while the wire 18 may be of silver or-oi' beser metal and plated, or colored to correspond to the henle sections.

The cover 13 may be of any req uired ma terial, or compound, end may be 01. silver, or of c, boser motel and plated, or may be constructed of the some material as the handle sections.

The device is simple in construction, and may be employed for all the purposes for which tooth brushes are used, and when in folded position the brush portion is amply protected, and the brush adopted to be carried in the vest ockct, or other receptacle or disposed in e vs ise, hand bag, or the like.

What is claimed, is

1. A tooth brush having a stock in two parts with the brush at one end of one part and a cap at one end of the other art and adapted to cover the brush when t are no folded position, the confronting ends ofseid parts having longitudinally alined recesses, links fitting at the ends in said Tocesses, and pivot pins extending through said recesses and links.

e parts 2. A too'th brush having a stock in two said recesses, arid pivot ins extending parts with the brush at one end of one part through said recesses and lin and a cap at :one end of the other art and In testimony whereof, I affix my signature, adapted to cover the brush when t e parts in presence of two witnesses. 1 v

5 are in folded osition, the confronting ends JOHN H. KINNEY. of said parts Ewing sqiiare abutting shoul- Witnesses: we ders at one side and with 1011 itudinally EDWARD J. BLANCHARD, elined recesses, links fitting at t e ends in I ELLSTON W. HEATH.

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Cooperative ClassificationA46B5/0033