US 918372 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
r P. A. ROHR. TOOTH BRUSH CASE.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT.9, 1908.
918,372. Patented Apr. 13, 1909.
animator PETER A. ROHR, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 13, 1909.
Application filed September 9, 1908. Serial No. 452,244.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Pn'rnn A. Rona, a
citizen of the United States, residing at primary object of which is to provide a device of this kind, which will support a plurality of brushes, so that each brush will be spaced apart from the others.
A further object is to provide a tooth brush holder which will protect the bristles from dust and dirt and at the same time will allow the airto be in free connnunication therewith.
Other objects are to provide a device of this character which will be simple in construction, efficient in use and cheap to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will appear from the following description, with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein,
Figure 1 is an inverted perspective view of the invention, showing the perforations for holding the tooth brushes. Fig. 2 a vertical section on the line :2-Q ofhig'. 1, showing the brushes in position.
' Like numerals indicate like parts throughout the difierentviews.
The numeral 5 indicates a supporting plate which is provided with the vertical ears .6 and 7 through which bolts or other suitable fastening means pass, whereby the said late is secured to a wall orother desirab e place. Secured to the plate is the hollow rectan 'ular receptacle 8, which may be made of a uminum sheet metal or any other suitable material. The under or lower face of the holder 8, is provided with two or more rows of perforations 9 which are slightly smaller than the brush heads which are to be inserted therein. These perforations 9 are in equal spaced relationship to each other. The receptacle 8 is also provided with a hinged lid 10 which has perforations 11.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that a separate space has been left for each brush. After the brush has been used the head thereof is inserted through the perlorations'in the under face of the box.
The lid or cover of the receptacle is provided with perforations, which are out of alineinent with the brush receiving pcrforations, so that while there may be a free air culation of fresh air through the receptacle, any dust or dirt entering through the perforations in the lid will not. come in contact. with the brushes which are held within the receptacle. I t will be seen that the two rows of perforations t) a re located on the underface of the receptacle 8, the outer edge of thefront. row of perforations lying adjacent to the front side of the. box, while the outer edge of the rear row of perforations will be adjacent to the rear side of the receptacle.
When the brush is in operative position within the receptacle the upper portion of the rear face of the brush will bear against the front side of the receptacle thus holding the brush from swinging movement.
\Vhat I claim is:
A tooth brush holder comprising a box provided with a bottom, front, back and end walls, the bottom being provided with a series of pcrforatimis adjacent the front wall and a second series adjacent the rear wall, said 'icrforations being adapted to receive tooth brushes and permit their heads to rest against the adjacent walls, and a top hinged to the back of the box and provided with a plurality of. perforations out of vertical alinement with the perforations in the bottom, whereby dust passing therethrough will not fall on the contained brushes.
In testimony whereof, I atlix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.
' PETER A. ROHR.
Witnesses: LUDWIG G. Rona, HENRY A. WnYA vn.