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Publication numberUS941200 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 23, 1909
Filing dateJan 27, 1909
Priority dateJan 27, 1909
Publication numberUS 941200 A, US 941200A, US-A-941200, US941200 A, US941200A
InventorsWilliam David Jones
Original AssigneeAntiseptic Holder Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Antiseptic tooth-brush holder.
US 941200 A
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Patented Nov. 23, 1909.




Specification 0! Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 23, 1909.

Application filed January 27, 1909. Serial No. 474,544.

holder, arranged to contain the tooth brush 7 in a tube filled with antiseptic Va ors, to allow convenient removal of the toot brush for its'legitimate use and replacing of the same in the tube, and to supply the tube continually with vapors with a view to main-' tain the tooth brush when not in use, in an antiseptic condition.

For the purpose mentioned use is made of a support having retainingv means for a tube adapted to contain the tooth brush and preferably made of glass and closed at'its upper end and open at the bottom, and a closure for removable engagement with the lower open end of the tube to close the same and to supply disinfecting or antiseptic vapors to the same.

A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

' Figure 1 1s a perspective view of the im-- provement, showing the tooth brush in osition in the glass tube and thehol er closed; Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same; and Fig.3 is a sectional plan view of the same on the line 33'of Fig. 1, and showing the closure for the glass tube in an open osition.

A ame or su port A of suitable construction is rovidbd at its upper end with an eye B or conveniently hangin the holder on to a hook C, as indicated in ig. 1,

and on the said frame A are held clamping bands D clampingly engaging a glass tube E, closed at the top and open at the flanged bottom E, the clamping bands D engaging the glass tube E with suflicient friction to normally hold the glass tube E in an upright position but to allow removal of the glass tube in case the same is broken or needs cleaning and the like. The flange E at the lower end of the glass tube E is adapted to most band D so as to limit the upward sliding movement of the glass tube E in the bands when placing the glass tube in position therein.

The lower 'open end of the glass tube E is adapted to. be closed by a closure F, preferably in the form of a perforate cup F having an arm F mounted to swing on the frame A, to allow of swin 'ng the cup F into a closed position, as s own in Figs. 1 and 2, or into an open position, as illustrated in Fig. 3. In the perforate cup F is held an absorbent material F such as felt or the like, and somewhat projecting above the top edge of the cup F, to engage the lower flanged end E of the tube E, to hermetically close the same. The absorbent material F? is adapted to receive formaldehyde.

or other disinfecting or antiseptic fluid, which is readily absorbed b the material abut against the bottom edge of the lower- F and which is capable o allowing the antiseptic fluid to evaporate and pass up into the tube E, thus filling the same with antiseptic or disinfecting vapors. Now when the closure F is swung into an open position by the operator, a tooth brush G can be readily placed into the tube E, and then the closure F is swung into a closed position so that the lower end of the tooth brush rests on the absorbent material F From the foregoing it will be seen that the tooth brush G is contained in a glass tube E filled with disinfecting vapors, thus keeping the tooth brush G in a sanltary conditlon while not in use. When it is desired to use the tooth brush G, it is only necessary for the operator to swing the closure F into an open position and to allow.the tooth brush G to drop out, to be taken hold of by the operator.

The closing movement of the closure F is limited by a. stop F formed on the arm F and adapted to enga e one side of the lower end of the glass tu e E, thus holding the closure in central Ipositiop at the lower end of the glass tube 1 The anti'se tic tooth brush holder shown and describe is very simple and durable in construction, com d of comparatively few parts and not iable easily to get out of order. I I

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. An antiseptic tooth brush holder provided with a glass tube closed at the top and open at the lower end, means for supporting the said tube in upright position, and a closure mounted to swing in the said support and adapted to close the said lower open end of the said tube.

2. An antiseptic tooth brush holder, comprising a frame having clamping bands, a lass tube engaged by the said clamping bands to hold the glass tube in an uprlght position, the glass tube being closed at the top and open at the bottom, and a closure for the said open glass tube end and having a perforate cup provided with an arm mounted to swing on the said frame, and an absorbent material in the said cup and on which is ada ted to rest the lower open end of the said g ass tube, the said absorbent material beng adapted to receive, absorb and evaporate an antiseptic liquid, the generated antiseptic vapors rising in the saidglass tube.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence, 25

of two subscribm witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/266