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US2505444A
US2505444A US73136747A US2505444A US 2505444 A US2505444 A US 2505444A US 73136747 A US73136747 A US 73136747A US 2505444 A US2505444 A US 2505444A
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    • C11ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE OILS, FATS, FATTY SUBSTANCES AND WAXES; FATTY ACIDS THEREFROM; DETERGENTS; CANDLES
    • C11DDETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL
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April 1 0 T. J. VERBSKY 2,505,444

SOAP BAR Filed Feb. 27. 1947 INVENT0R.V V l'HoMAs J. VERBSKY ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 25, 1950 soar BAR Thomas J. Verbsky, Euclid, Ohio, assignor of twenty-five per cent to William Isler and twenty-four per cent to Sidney B. Yarus, both of Cleveland Heights, Ohio Application February 27, 1947, Serial No. 731,367

3 Claims.

This invention relates, as indicated, to a soap bar, but has reference more particularly to means for preserving the life of conventional soap bars.

A primary object of the invention is to provide a soap barj having means associated therewith forming legs or standards for maintaining the; lower surface of the soap bar out of contact with water in a soap dish or other conventional support for a soap bar.

Another object of the invention is to provide a soap bar of the character described, in which said bar-supporting means is formed from a material which wears at substantially the same rate as the soap bar, or at a slightly lower rate.

A further object of the invention is to provide a soap bar of the character described, in which said supporting means is in the form of pins or fingers projecting from the upper and lower surfaces of the bar, but in which the extent of such projection is not such as to be objectionable to 20 the user of the soap bar or to, in any way, interfere with the normal utility or function of the bar.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a soap bar of the character described, in 25 which said pins or fingers are adapted to support the soap bar in spaced relation to the supporting surface of the soap dish, whereby air may pass or circulate under the soap bar, thereby accelerating the drying of the bar.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a soap bar having incorporated therein the novel bar-supporting means of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is an end elevational view of the soap bar;

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the soap bar;

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view, taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showingthe condition of the bar and pins after the bar' has been used for a considerable length of time;

Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but of the bar shown in Fig. 6;

Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 3, but of the bar shown in Figs. 6 and 7;

Fig. 9 is a cross-sectional view. taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. 8, and

Fig. 10 is a cross-sectional view, taken on the line Illl0 of Fig. 8.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive of the drawing, there is shown a bar of soap I, of conventional rectangular contour and dimensions.

At spaced points, the bar is pierced to provide a series of openings or holes 2 extending therethrough from the top to the bottom face of the bar, and adapted for the reception of pins or fingers 3. These pins or fingers are preferably of circular cross-section, and are cut or formed from a rod or long length of a material, such as wax or parafiin, which is worn away by the friction of the hands or body thereon at either the same rate as the soap, or at a slightly lower rate. In any event, the pins or fingers 3 are made of a fairly rigid material which is readily worn away by friction, in contrast with rubber and like fingers, as shown, for example, in the patent to, Bottrill, No. 2,007,107, which do not undergo any material wear during the life of the soap bar, are.

flexible, and objectionable to the user of the soap.

bar, during normal use of the bar.

The pins or fingers 3 have a press-fit in the openings 2 in the bar, and preferably project, to the extent of not more than about A of an inch beyond the upper and lower surfaces of the bar.

The projecting portions of the pins or fingers 3 serve as legs or standards which act to space the lower surface of the bar from the surface of. a soap dish or the like in which the bar reposes when not in use. The pins or fingers thus serve to prevent any water in the dish from coming into contact with the bottom surface, sides or ends of the bar, and thus prevent such water from dis solving away portions of the soap bar. At the same time, the pins or fingers space the lower surface of the bar sufliciently from the supporting surface of the soap dish or from any water in the dish to permit air to pass or circulate between said lower surface of the bar and said supporting surface, thereby quickly drying the bar, when wet. In this way, the useful life of the soap bar is preserved far beyond that of an ordinary or conventional soap bar, without these pins or fingers.

If the pins or finger do not project beyond the upper and lower surfaces of the soap bar more than about $4; of an inch, I find that the feel of the pins to a user of the bar of soap is not objectionable, and, in fact, is hardly noticeable. Moreover, the pins do not, in any way, interfere with the use or normal function of the soap bar.

Although I prefer to use four fingers or pins arranged and spaced as shown, it will be underlar to Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive, respectively, butsshowthe condition of the soap bar after. it hasabeem used for a considerable length'of timer It will be noted that the soap bar has been wornor dissolved in a conventional; manner, that: thefingers 3 have been Worn down approximately the same extent as the soap bar itself, that the fingers have become slightly rounded at their ends, and that. the soap has: formed a. filletilike mound around the projecting portions of tl'ie;v

fingers; It will be apparent from this: that the utility and function of the fingers are preserved virtually throughout the life of the soap bar;

Instead of drilling or punching holes the bar, and then inserting thefingerstherein, the pins can be positioned or located in asuitable mold, and the soap molded around thepins.

Moreover, thebars having openings therein may be arranged in spaced relation, with the holes in eachbar in axial alignmentwith the holes in. the-other bar; Long rods of" wax or n h"th'al"'e pai afiin can then be pushed t roug e ign d N me} of this patent:

holes and the. rods cut atpoints betweenthe-bars. Instead of using wax or parafiin for the pins,

these pins. may be made ofa soap whichi's harder" than that from which the soap bar itsel'fi's-made,

01' from. any. soap which is erodible at a; slightly) lower rate than the soap bar itself; Ihave also found that. mixtures of wax or paraffin and soap" are satisfactory. for. use. as. such pins. The wax; paraffin, soap, or mixturesthereof, are. selected so 4 that they are not melted at ordinary hot water temperatures.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention, herewith shown and described, is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various, changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may bfl'rsot' tedi to, without departing from the spirit of my invention, or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

' A soap bar having means projecting from at least one surface of the bar and adapted for supporting the: bar spaced relation to a supporting; surface; said means formed of a material which becomesworn away by the friction of the hands or. body of auser and erodes at a rate substantially the same or at a slightly lower rate than-thesoap, and which means does not project from said bar surface more than about throughout-the li -5e of the bar, said means comprising indi'vid ua-L spaced pins extending entirely through said barand at right. angles to the plane ofthe bar,

2. A soap ban'as dfi'rieldin claim 1,. in which said pins are of uniform. cross-sectional. area throughout their length.

3.-A soap bar, as defined in claim 2",. in which said material is selected from the group consisting, oi wax, paraflin, soap,. andfmixtures. thereof.

I THUMAS JLVERBSKYL aaaaaascns orrnn The followingreierenoes; are: of; record in: the

UNI-TED STATES: PATENTS Number "Name. Date 2,007,107; Bottrill l Ju1y;2; 1935 FER'EIGN PATENTS Number Yoountr Date 8,940 Great Britain 1906' Great Britain 1'91'2"

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US3196112A (en) * 1963-05-27 1965-07-20 Wayman R Presley Non-slip soap cake
US4376111A (en) * 1980-12-04 1983-03-08 Smith Kline & French Laboratories Limited Tilting units
US5310430A (en) * 1991-05-31 1994-05-10 Ecolab Inc. Process of dispensing a solid cast block of water soluble detergent

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GB190608940A (en) * 1906-04-14 1907-04-13 Frank Giffin Carter An Improved Soap Tablet.
GB191212359A (en) * 1912-05-24 1913-03-20 Bernnhard Seemann Improvements in Soap-tablets or Cakes.
US2007107A (en) * 1934-03-07 1935-07-02 Bottrill David Hugh Combined soap and massage articles

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GB190608940A (en) * 1906-04-14 1907-04-13 Frank Giffin Carter An Improved Soap Tablet.
GB191212359A (en) * 1912-05-24 1913-03-20 Bernnhard Seemann Improvements in Soap-tablets or Cakes.
US2007107A (en) * 1934-03-07 1935-07-02 Bottrill David Hugh Combined soap and massage articles

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3196112A (en) * 1963-05-27 1965-07-20 Wayman R Presley Non-slip soap cake
US4376111A (en) * 1980-12-04 1983-03-08 Smith Kline & French Laboratories Limited Tilting units
US5310430A (en) * 1991-05-31 1994-05-10 Ecolab Inc. Process of dispensing a solid cast block of water soluble detergent

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