Title:
Toilet kit
United States Patent 2401318


Abstract:
This invention relates to a toilet kit and it is primarily an object of the invention to provide an article of this kind which is particularly adapted for use in connection with dental hygiene. A still further object of the invention is to provide a kit of this kind which is divided into a...



Inventors:
Robinson, Guilford D.
Robinson, Harold M.
Application Number:
US59447045A
Publication Date:
06/04/1946
Filing Date:
05/18/1945
Assignee:
Robinson, Guilford D.
Robinson, Harold M.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
15/184, 132/75, 220/367.1, 220/500
International Classes:
A45D44/18
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Description:

This invention relates to a toilet kit and it is primarily an object of the invention to provide an article of this kind which is particularly adapted for use in connection with dental hygiene.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a kit of this kind which is divided into a plurality of compartments, one being adapted to be used as a container for a dentifrice while the other is adapted to provide space for storage of a tooth brush and wherein both of such compartments may be effectively closed or sealed to maintain the contents thereof in a highly sanitary condition and free of contamination by any outside foreign matter.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of our toilet kit whereby certain important advantages are attained, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

In order that our invention may be better understood, we will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein: Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view taken lengthwise through a toilet kit embodying the invention, with parts in elevation; Figure 2 is a sectional view on the line --3, of Figure 1; and Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line 2-2, of Figure 1.

In the embodiment of the invention as comprised in the accompanying drawing, the kit comprises a receptacle R of desired configuration and dimensions and which may be made of any material desired, preferably of plastic. .One end of the receptacle R is permanently closed by a wall I while the opposite end is partially closed by a. wall 2, said wall 2 extending from one side of the receptacle R to approximately the center thereof.

Extending lengthwise within the receptacle R from the wall I to the inner end of the wall 2 and bridging the space between the side walls 3 of the receptacle R is a partition plate 4 whereby 4 the receptacle R is interiorly divided into two compartments or containers A and B. The wall 2 is disposed over the compartment or container A which is adapted to be used as a container for a suitable dentifrice. The walls I and 2 and the partition plate 4 are, of course, to be of any material desired but preferably of plastic.

The outer end portion of the wall 2 is provided therethrough with a relatively large opening 5 to allow filling of the compartment or container 5 A or for the dispensing of the material within said compartment or container A. As is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, this opening 5 is defined by an inwardly disposed surrounding flange 6 to provide means to assure the effective closing or sealing of the compartment or container A in a manner which will be hereinafter more particularly referred to.

The compartment or container B serves as a chamber to hold a tooth brush T when not in use. This tooth brush T is preferably made of plastic and has its handle formed of two separable sections 7 and 8 to facilitate the placement of the brush T within this chamber B.

l The outer or free end portion of the section 8 of the handle of the brush T is pointed, as at 9, with said pointed portion disposed on a lateral curvature. This portion 0 provides a convenient finger-nail cleaner.

S, The outer or open end of the chamber B Is closed by a slip cover C also preferably made of plastic and which is of .such dimensions as to snugly engage over the entire end portion of the receptacle R. The body 10 of this cover C has pressed inwardly at one end portion thereof a circular protuberance or head I I of such radius as to be tightly received within the opening 5 and flange 6 to tightly seal or close said opening to prevent accidental loss of the dentifrice within the compartment or container A. This dentifrice may be of any character desired but preferably a powder.

The side flange 12 of the slip cover C at the extremity of the cover remote from the protuberS5 ance or head II is provided therethrough with a minute opening 14 which, when the cover C is applied, registers with an opening 15 in the wall of the receptacle R adjacent to the outer or open end of the compartment or container B. This 10 allows for the desired passage of air within the compartment or container B to facilitate drying out the brush T within said compartment or chamber B.

It is to be noted that these ventilating openings 14 and 15 are so located as to add to the sanitary value of the kit as the liability of foreign matter entering in and through such openings is substantially avoided and particularly 0 when the kit is standing in an upright position when not in use.

From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a toilet kit constructed in accordance with our invention is particularly well B adapted for use by reason of the convenience and -3 facility with which it may be assembled and operated.

We claim: 1. A toilet kit comprising a receptacle having one end closed and substantially one-half of the opposite end closed, a partition within the receptacle extending from the closed end of the receptacle to the inner extremity of the partially closed end of the receptacle, said partition dividing the receptacle into two compartments, one constituting a container for a dentifrice and the other a chamber for the holding of a tooth brush, the partially closed end of the receptacle being disposed over the container for the dentifrice. said partially closed end having an opening in 'communication with the dentifrice container for filling the same or for dispensing, and a cover member for the end of the receptacle which is partially closed, said cover member having an inwardly directed part extending within the opening of the partially closed end to seal said opening when the cover member is applied.

2. A device as set forth in claim 1 wherein the cover member is of a slip type and includes a surrounding flange, said flange having a vent opening therethrough, the wall of the receptacle at the end portion thereof engaged by the cover member also having a vent opening, said openings being so positioned to register when the cover member is applied.

GUILFORD D. ROBINSON.

HAROLD M. ROBINSON.