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US2459285A
US2459285A US64947946A US2459285A US 2459285 A US2459285 A US 2459285A US 64947946 A US64947946 A US 64947946A US 2459285 A US2459285 A US 2459285A
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Jan. 18, 1949. RP 2,459,285

CQMBINATION TOOTHBRUSH AND DENTIFRICE RECEPI'ACLE Filed Feb. 23, 1946 INVENTOR DbNARD M URPH Y ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 18, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION TOOTHBRUSH AND DENTIFRICE RECEPTACLE Donard Murphy, New York, N. Y.

Application February 23, 1946, Serial No. 649,479

3 Claims.

This invention relates to toothbrushes and more specifically to a combination toothbrush and dentifrice receptacle.

An object of the invention is to provide a toothbrush with a receptacle adapted to contain a tube of dentifrice and to prevent its turning therein.

Another object is to provide a combination toothbrush and receptacle having means to eject a dentifrice tube therefrom.

Still another object is to provide a combination toothbrush and receptacle adapted to be carried in and clipped to a clothes pocket.

These and other objects are accomplished in part by providing a combination toothbrush and receptacle comprising a separable toothbrush having a bristled head, a short shank and a tubular handle removably secured at its closed end to the toothbrush shank and to a toothbrush protecting tube fitting about the bristles and brush shank. The other and open end of the tubular handle has a cap removably secured thereto. Two longitudinal grooves are cut in the handle bore, permitting a tube of dentifrice to be housed in the bore with its ends in the grooves. A dentifrice ejector consisting of a disc Within the handle bore, an ejector shank joined to the disc and extending through a slot in the walls of the handle, and a knob on the outer end of the ejector shank, is capable of pushing the dentifrice tube toward the open mouth of the handle as the knob is advanced in the slot.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a combination toothbrush and receptacle for the brush and dentifrice, said combination embodying features of the invention herein.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of a separable toothbrush member of the combination shown in Fig. 1, the elements being disengaged to show details of construction.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view along the line 33 of Fig. 1.

Figs. 4 and 5 are sectional views along the lines 44 and 55 respectively of Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a view partly in elevation and partly in section of a modified combination toothbrush and receptacle.

Fig. 7 is a sectional View along the line of Fig. 6. I

Fig. 8 is a view partly in elevation and partly in section of a second modification of the invention.

Fig. 9 is a sectional view along the line 9-9 of Fig. 8.

In the drawings and in the specification, in which like reference numbers designate similar parts, the numeral 10 indicates a combination toothbrush and receptacle shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive. The combination H] is comprised of a separable toothbrush II, a toothbrush protecting tube I2, and a dentifrice retaining cap [3.

The separable toothbrush ll consists of a bristled brush head I 4 merging into a short shank [5 havin male threads l6 capable of being engaged in a threaded hole I! of a tubular toothbrush handle and dentifrice receptacle IS. The tubular handle and receptacle [8 has a bore l9 adapted to receive a tube of toothpaste, powder or other dentifrice which can be inserted through an open end or mouth 20 opposite the end having the threaded hole IT. A longitudinal slot 2| extends through the Wall of the tube 18 intermediate the ends of the tube bore IS. A dentifrice ejector 22, comprising an ejector disc 23 joined along a portion of its periphery to an ejector piece 24 having a shank 25 and a knob 26, is positioned with its disc 23 fitting slidably on the bore 19, its shank 25 extending through and capable of sliding in the slot 2| and its knob 26 on the outside and serving as a grip by means of which the ejector 22 can be moved longitudinally to force a tube of dentifrice in the bore toward the receptacle mouth 25!. The knob 26 is enlarged. and cannot pass through the slot 2|, thus preventing disassembly of the ejector unit from the tubular handle and receptacle l8.

Said handle !8 has male threads 2'! at its mouthed end, said threads being adapted to engage female threads 28 of the cap l3, thus closing the tubes open end and permitting a con-- tainer of dentifrice to be securely housed therein.

The brush protecting tube 12 has a closed end 29, an open, female threaded end capable of engaging male threads 3! near the toothbrush holding end of the tubular handle l8, and a clip 32 enabling the combination I!) to be carried in a clothes pocket in the same manner as a fountain pen. The bore 33 of the brush protecting tube I2 is adapted to receive the bristled brush head l4 together with its short shank I5 and the reduced end 34 of the tubular handle I8, said reduced end being provided with the threaded hole i1 hereinabove described.

In Figs. 6 and '7, the numeral 35 designates a modified combination toothbrush and receptacle which has a tubular toothbrush handle and dentifrice receptacle 36 having a bore 31 having two opposing longitudinal grooves 38 therein. These grooves perform a double function since they can accommodate the widened side portions of a collapsible tube of dentifrice, at the same time preventing said dentifrice tube from turning when its cap is removed. Except for said grooves 38 and the fact that the handle 35 does not have the longitudinal slots 25 or the ejector 22 provided in the handle 18, the handle 35 is, similar in other respects to the handle [8. In all other respects, the combination 35 is constructed similarly to the combination Hi.

In Figs. 8 and 9, the numeral another modified combination toothbrush and receptacle which has a tubular toothbrush handle and dentifrice receptacle 40 having a bore with two opposing longitudinal grooves 42 therein. In all other respects, the handle M3 is similar to the handle i 8 and the combination it identical with the combination 39.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

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

1. For use with a dentifrice container, a fully enclosed combination toothbrush and dentifrice receptacle comprising a separable toothbrush, a brush protecting tube removably secured thereto, a cap, the toothbrush having a bristled head, a short shank and a tubular handle removably secured at one end to the shank, the other end of the tubular handle being open and being capable of admitting the dentifrice container Within the bore of the handle, said tubular handle having a longitudinal groove in its bore and a longitudinal slot extending through its wall and being provided with a dentifrice ejector consisting of a plate positioned within the handle, an ejector shank joined at one end to the plate and extending through the slot, and a knob on the outer end of the ejector shank, whereb the knob can be grasped and moved in the slot toward the open end of the tubular toothbrush handle, thus moving the plate and ejecting the dentifrice container, the cap closing the open end of the handle and being removably secured thereto, and the brush protecting tube having an open end and fitting about the bristled head and the shank of the toothbrush.

2. For use with a dentifrice container, a fully enclosed combination toothbrush and dentifrice receptacle comprising a separable toothbrush, a

39 designates brush protecting tube removably secured thereto by coacting threading means on the toothbrush and the protecting tube, a cap, the toothbrush having a bristled head, ashort shank and a tubular handle removably secured at one end to the shank by coacting threading means on the tubular handle and the toothbrush shank, the other end of the tubular handle being open and being capable of admitting, the dentifrice container within the bore of the handle, said tubular handle having a longitudinal groove in its bore and a longitudinal slot extending through its wall and being provided with a dentifrice ejector consisting of a plate positioned within the handle, an ejector shank joined at one end to the plate and extending through the slot, and a knob on the outer end of the ejector shank, whereby the knob can be grasped and moved in the slot toward the open end of the tubular toothbrush handle, thus moving the plate and ejecting the dentifrice container, the cap closing the open end of the handle and being removably secured thereto by coacting threading means on the cap and the handle, and the brush protecting tube having an open end and fitting about the bristled head and the shank of the toothbrush.

3. For use with a dentifrice container, a fully enclosed combination toothbrush and dentifrice receptacle comprising a separable toothbrush, a brush protecting tube removably thereto, and a cap, the toothbrush having a bristled head, a short shank and a tubular handle removably secured at one end to the shank, the other end of the tubular handle its wall and being provided with a dentifriceejector consistingof a plate positioned in its bore,

an ejector shank joined at one end to the plate and extending through the slot, and a knob on the outer end of the ejector shank, the cap closing the open end of the handle and being removably secured thereto, and the brush protecting tube' having an open end and fitting about the bristled head and the shank of the toothbrush.

DONARD MURPHY.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 637,680 Tower Nov, 21, 1899 767,469 Ziegler Aug. 16,1904 919,440 Lawson Apr. 27, 1909 1,343,240 Townsend June 15, 1920 2,124,647 Bauler July 26, 1938 2,177,651 Harris Oct. 31, 1939 secured Rocca Oct. 13, 1942

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US2740413A (en) * 1954-01-25 1956-04-03 Michael J Amodio Combination toothbrush and dentifrice receptacle
US5044386A (en) * 1990-05-04 1991-09-03 Nelson Gary M Portable dental care unit
US5304009A (en) * 1993-03-08 1994-04-19 Marshall Jeweral E Disposable tooth brush
FR2780254A1 (en) * 1998-06-30 1999-12-31 Josiane Charriere Francy Disposable travel toothbrush
US20050233279A1 (en) * 2004-04-16 2005-10-20 Zeh Mark A Oral composition applicator devices including movable applicator surface and related methods
US20050232687A1 (en) * 2004-04-16 2005-10-20 Zeh Mark A Composition applicator devices including twist off closure member and related methods
US20060037370A1 (en) * 2004-08-20 2006-02-23 Bright Aaron L Locking case for a toothbrush

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US767469A (en) * 1903-01-23 1904-08-16 Arthur W Ziegler Combined tooth-brush and dentifrice-receptacle.
US919440A (en) * 1909-01-14 1909-04-27 William Earl Lawson Fountain-brush.
US1343240A (en) * 1919-12-29 1920-06-15 Townsend Charles Earle Pocket toothbrush and dentifrice holder
US2124647A (en) * 1937-04-24 1938-07-26 George A Bauler Tooth brush
US2177651A (en) * 1938-11-08 1939-10-31 Clara F Harris Container for lipstick and applicator
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US637680A (en) * 1897-11-18 1899-11-21 Daniel W Tower Brush.
US767469A (en) * 1903-01-23 1904-08-16 Arthur W Ziegler Combined tooth-brush and dentifrice-receptacle.
US919440A (en) * 1909-01-14 1909-04-27 William Earl Lawson Fountain-brush.
US1343240A (en) * 1919-12-29 1920-06-15 Townsend Charles Earle Pocket toothbrush and dentifrice holder
US2124647A (en) * 1937-04-24 1938-07-26 George A Bauler Tooth brush
US2177651A (en) * 1938-11-08 1939-10-31 Clara F Harris Container for lipstick and applicator
US2298417A (en) * 1941-09-08 1942-10-13 Rocca John Toilet kit

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2740413A (en) * 1954-01-25 1956-04-03 Michael J Amodio Combination toothbrush and dentifrice receptacle
US5044386A (en) * 1990-05-04 1991-09-03 Nelson Gary M Portable dental care unit
US5304009A (en) * 1993-03-08 1994-04-19 Marshall Jeweral E Disposable tooth brush
FR2780254A1 (en) * 1998-06-30 1999-12-31 Josiane Charriere Francy Disposable travel toothbrush
US20050233279A1 (en) * 2004-04-16 2005-10-20 Zeh Mark A Oral composition applicator devices including movable applicator surface and related methods
US20050232687A1 (en) * 2004-04-16 2005-10-20 Zeh Mark A Composition applicator devices including twist off closure member and related methods
US20060037370A1 (en) * 2004-08-20 2006-02-23 Bright Aaron L Locking case for a toothbrush
US7257972B2 (en) * 2004-08-20 2007-08-21 Bright Aaron L Locking case for a toothbrush

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