Title:
Toilet kit
United States Patent 2180226


Abstract:
This invention is a toilet kit of the type embodying a container or casing for carrying and housing a tooth brush and a dentifrice. It is an object of the present invention to em8 body the toilet kit in such form and proportions as to enable the carrying of the device in a pocket of the clothing,...



Inventors:
Eaton, Warren S.
Application Number:
US24979839A
Publication Date:
11/14/1939
Filing Date:
01/07/1939
Assignee:
Eaton, Warren S.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45D44/18
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Description:

This invention is a toilet kit of the type embodying a container or casing for carrying and housing a tooth brush and a dentifrice.

It is an object of the present invention to em8 body the toilet kit in such form and proportions as to enable the carrying of the device in a pocket of the clothing, as for instance, a vest pocket, and to enable the convenient introduction and removal of the tooth brush, and also the convenient charging of the dentifrice into the kit and the convenient discharging of the dentifrice therefrom and to the bristles'of the tooth brush.

A further object of the invention is to provide the maximum charging opening for the dentifrice compartment of the kit so as to enable the convenient introduction of a dentifrice in either loose powdered form, or in a tubular container.

A further object of the invention is to provide for ventilating and draining the tooth brush compartment, and in this connction to effectually prevent the access of moisture from the tooth brush compartment into the dentifrice compartment.

With these and other objects in view, the present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it of course being understood that changes in the forii, proportion, size and minor details may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the present invention.

Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a toilet kit embodying features of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of a modification.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view of another modification.

Figure 5 is a detail sectional view on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view of another modification.

The embodiment of the invention as shown in the accompanying drawing includes a tubular barrel or casing I of suitable cross sectional shape, preferably that illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawing. A longitudinal partition 2 divides the barrel or casing into a dentifrice compartment 3 and a tooth brush compartment 4. As shown in Figure 1, the bottom of the tooth brush compartment 4 terminates short of the open bottom of the barrel or casing I, and has a downwardly and outwardly inclined bottom wall 5 extending downwardly from the partition 2 to the adjacent side wall of the barrel or casing. The outer wall of the tooth brush compartment 4 is provided with a series of perforations 6 to afford proper ventilation for the compartment, one of the perforations being located at or adjacent the bottom of the compartment to provide for drainage. The dentifrice compartment 3 is closed at its upper end by an end wall 1 which covers the compartment 3 only, the top of the compartment 4 being open for the introduction and removal of the handle of the tooth brush. The top surface of the end wall I may be inclined downwardly towards the partition 2 so as to afford drainage into the open top of the tooth brush compartment 4, thus providing for the escape of moisture into the compartment 4, from which It may discharge through any of the perforations 6.

A suitable cap 8 may be provided for closing the open bottom end of the barrel or casing i, said cap having an annular flange 9 of a diameter to have aslip joint fit upon the bottom of the casing I. To hold the cap against accidental displacement, the flange thereof is provided upon its inner face with a stud or projection 10 designed to be received within a seat or socket II in the barrel I. The interengaged parts 10 and II are preferably located in the shorter transverse axis of the barrel or casing, and the material of the latter is such that the side walls may be forced towards one another to release the seat or socket 11 from the projection 10 and thus permit ready removal of the cap or closure 8, while at the same time effectively holding the cap or closure in place.

A tubular cap 12 is provided for the top of the barrel or casing 1, said cap having a socket and projection 13 and 14 interlocking engagement with the casing to hold th3 cap against accidental displacement and to permit ready removal of the cap in the manner described for the bottom closure member 8.

As shown in Figures 1 and 2, the stud or projection 14 is carried by a tongue portion 12' defined by a pair of substantially parallel slits 13' formed in the cap 12 and intersecting the lower edge thereof, thereby providing a spring or resilient tongue such that the projection 14 will be snapped into and-maintained in the seat 13 and the tongue may be sprung outwardly to withdraw the projection from the seat and thus permit ready removal of the cap. This cap 12 of course has a slip joint fit upon the top portion of the barrel or casing I and the parts are proportioned so that the outer end wall of the cap is spaced a suitable distance above the top of the barrel or casing I so as to accommodate the head or bristle end of the tooth brush. Perforations 15 are provided in the cap 12 so as to afford ventilation and thus provide for the drying of the bristles. It is proposed to embody the present invention in a form and size comparable to that of a fountain pen so that it may be carried conveniently in a vest pocket, and the cross sectional shape of the barrel or casing I is somewhat elliptical, as shown in Figure 2, so as to give adequate cross sectional area to the dentifrice compartment 3, and at the same time permit the barrel or casing to lie relatively flat against the body of the person carrying the toilet kit.

It will be understood that the compact nature and proportions of the present device enable the carrying of the toilet kit of the present invention in any form of luggage carrier and render it handy under any and all conditions of use. A slight modification has been shown in Figure 4 of the drawing, wherein the partition wall 2 extends clear to the open end of the barrel or casing I, and the cap or closure 8 is provided with an opening 16 comnpunicating with the open bottom of the tooth brush compartment 4 so as to effect drainage through the cap or closure 8.

In Figure 3 there has been shown another modification wherein a holder clip 17 is shown secured to the top closure cap 12 at the upper end of the clip, the remaining portion of the clip being free from the cap and the barrel or casing I and extended downwardly a suitable distance below the cap 12 for the purpose of holding the kit in a pocket of the clothing in the well known manner. This spring clip is provided with a stud or projection 18 which normally lies in registered openings IS and 20.in a side wall of the cap 12 and the barrel or casing I, thereby to hold the cap in place. By withdrawing the free end of the spring clip a suitable distance from the barrel or casing, the stud or projection 18 may be withdrawn from the opening 20 in the barrel I so as to permit ready removal of the cap 12.

When the cap 12 has been removed from either Sof the forms of the device as shown in Figures 1, 3 and 6, the opening in the side wall of the barrel or casing I will be free and unobstructed and provides a discharge opening for powder contained in the compartment 3.

In Figure 6 there has been shown a slight modification wherein the cap 12 is not provided with a projection, the cap being held In place by the frictional gripping of the cap around the barrel or casing. The cap of course extends below the discharge opening 13 and closes the same when the cap is in position upon the barrel or casing.

The cap or the casing or both may be transparent, whereby the presence or absence of the tooth brush and the dentifrice may be readily ascertained. This transparent feature lends itself to advertising display as well as to the convenience of the possessor of the kit in noting the presence or absence of the tooth brush, the presence or absence of the dentifrice, and the amount thereof.

While the present invention lends itself to the Suse of a loose powder dentifrice contained in the compartment 3, and the open end of the compartment has been given the maximum area in order to facilitate the introduction of a powder, it will of course be understood that a tube of dentifrice may be contained in the compartment 3.

I claim: 1. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end of the casing and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at said one end of the casing and open at said other end of the casing, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap normally closing the discharge opening.

2. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end of the casing and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at said one end of the casing and open at said other end of the casing, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap normally closing the discharge opening and having its outer end wall spaced from the adjacent end of the casing and defining therewith a third compartment.

3. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at said one end and open at said other end, a displaceable closure for the open end of said one compartment and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap having a projection fitting and closing the discharge opening.

4. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at said one end and open at said other end, a displaceable closure for the open end of said one compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap having a projection fitting and closing the discharge opening and having its outer end wall remote from the adjacent end of the casing and defining therewith a third compartment.

5. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end and closed at the other end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at one end and open at the other end thereof, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap normally closing the discharge opening and having its outer end wall spaced from the adjacent end of the casing and defning therewith a third compartment, and a tooth brush having the handle thereof lying in said other compartment and the bristle portion thereof located in the said third compartment. 6. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other - compartment being closed at one end and open at the opposite end thereof, the closed end of the first mentioned compartment being inclined downwardly towards the open end of. said other compartment, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing and normally closing the discharge opening, the outer closed end of the removable cap being normally remote from the adjacent end of the casing and forming therewith a third compartment, the second mentioned compartment having a drainage opening.

7. A. toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end and closed at the other end and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at one end and open at the opposite end thereof, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing and normally closing the discharge opening, the outer closed end of the cap being normally remote from the adjacent end of the casing and defining therewith a third compartment, said second and third compart38 ments being provided with vent openings.

8. A toilet kit comprising a tubular casing of substantially elliptical cross section and provided with a partition extending transversely in the direction of the minor axis of the casing and dividing the latter into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment beIng closed at one end and open at the opposite end thereof, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap at the closed end of the first mentioned compartment and normally closing, the discharge opening, said cap having a projection engaging the discharge opening to detachably retain the cap in place, the material of the casing permitting deflection of the side walls thereof to disengage the walls of the discharge 65 opening from the projection on the cap.

9. A toilet kit comprising a tubular casing of substantially elliptical cross section and provided with a longitudinal partition extending transversely in the direction of the minor axis of the casing and dividing the casing into longitudinal compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end of the casing and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment .being closed at said one end of the casing and open at said opposite end of the casing, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap embracing the casing at the closed end of the first mentioned compartment and provided with a projection entering and closing the discharge opening, the outer closed end of said cap being normally remote from the adjacent end of the casing and defining therewith a third compartment, said cap being provided with ventilation openings, and said second mentioned compartment being provided with a vent, the closed end of said first mentioned compartment being inclined downwardly towards the open end of the second mentioned compartment.

10. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end of the casing and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent its closed end, a displaceable closure for the open end of the said compartment, a removable cap embracing the casing at the closed end of the said compartment and provided with an opening registered with the discharge opening, the outer closed end of the cap being normally remote from the adjacent end of the casing and defining therewith a third compartment, and a retainer spring clip carried by said cap and provided with a projection normally lying within the registered openings of the cap and the casing.

11. A toilet kit comprising a casing open at one end and provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being closed at the end of the casing opposite the open end thereof, said casing being provided with a discharge opening communicat- 85 ing with said one compartment near the closed end thereof, a displaceable closure for the open end of the casing, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap normally closing the discharge opening. 12. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end of the casing and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at said one end of the casing and open at said other end of the casing, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap normally closing the discharge opening, one of said members being transparent.

13. A toilet kit comprising a casing provided with a partition dividing the casing into compartments, one of the compartments being open at one end of the casing and closed at the opposite end thereof and provided with a discharge opening adjacent the closed end of the compartment, the other compartment being closed at said one end of the casing and open at said other end of the casing, a displaceable closure for the open end of the first mentioned compartment, and a removable cap for the opposite end of the casing, said cap normally closing the discharge o5 opening, the easing and the cap being transparent.

WARREN S. EATON.