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US3478369A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K7/00Body washing or cleaning implements
    • A47K7/02Bathing sponges, brushes, gloves, or similar cleaning or rubbing implements
    • A47K7/022Bathing sponges, brushes, gloves, or similar cleaning or rubbing implements for washing the back, e.g. bath straps
    • A47K7/024Bathing sponges, brushes, gloves, or similar cleaning or rubbing implements for washing the back, e.g. bath straps characterised by a wall or bath tub mounting

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Nov. 18, 1969 E. E. ENSLEY BACK WASHING APPARATUS Filed Dec. 11, 1967 [NVENTOR EARL 5. ENSLEV United States Patent "ice Patented 31121:?

perforated as shown at 28. Wall 18 is covered by a flex- 3,473,369 ible resilient layer 30 of sponge rubber and the like. A BACK WASHING QE P water feed line 32 is connected via a shut off valve (not h 'l a 4 shown) to any of side surfaces or walls of the container Filed D i fif No 689,507 5 to introduce water therein which is then expelled through Int. (:1. A47k 7/00; A61h 9/00 the Perforatwns .s CL 4 153 5 Cl i In use, the container is ad usted to the proper height,

layer 30 is soaped, the water is turned on, and the user is able to obtain a complete and thorough back wash by ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE 10 moving his back up and down against the soaped continuously wet front surface of the container. g s gsf ig g g ii i ggg igg f a Stall shower for If desired, the channels can be replaced by rear mounted suction cups on rear wall 16.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, my protection is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION y apparatus includes a hollow container having Having thus described my invention, I claim as new spaced apart front and rear surfaces joined by side. surand desire to secure b Letters P faces. Means connected to the rear surface detachably Apparatus adapted to be installed i a ll Shower secures same to an interior wall of the shower. Means to be used to bath the k f a user, id apparatus secured to one of the side surfaces introduces water'into prising a hollow container having Spaced apart f t d the container. The front surface is flexible and resilient, rear urf and Side Surfaces, means to detachably for p being formed of rubber With a Corrugated cure said rear surfaces to a wall of said shower, means Surface having alternately Spaced horizontally extending connected to one of said side surfaces to introduce water lands d y which is Palforated Whfimby Waist is into said container, said front surface being flexible and e pe themthmllghresilient and having perforations through which water is In use, the user first applies soap to the front surface 11 and then moves his back into contact with this surface; 2 Apparatus as Set f rth in claim 1 wherein i by moving 1115 back With an P aI 1d down movement Wlth curing means includes a plurality of spaced apart suction the water flow initiated, the back 1s automatically cleaned. cups BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS 3. Apparatus as set forth in claim 1 wherein said connected means is a hollow pipe. In the f 4. Apparatus as set forth in claim 1 wherein said front 1 i a perspeftlve 9 my lnventlon surface is corrugated with alternatively spaced horizontally FIG. 2 s a front view of my inventlon extending lands and valleys. 3 i acres? seFtlonal of my i l 5. Apparatus as set forth in claim 1 wherein said se- 4 detafl ,vlew one Part of my mventlon curing means includes a pair of channels and guides for FIG. 5 1s a detail partially cut away front perspective said channels. view of my invention; and References Cited FIG. 6 is a detail partially cut away rear perspective 40 view of my invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,068,757 1/1937 Mishelle 4-158 2,290,378 7/1942 Motto.

EMBODIMENTS 2,305,982 12/ 1942 Morando.

Referring now to FIGS. 1-6, a pair of oppositely dis- 2,901,760 9/1959 Nelson 4-158 XR posed parallel vertical channel members 10 secured to a 2,9 9/1959 H ckney 4'184 XR wall 12 of a stall shower engage corresponding side walls 3,209,372 10/1965 Boyett et 4-158 14 of a hollow container having a flat rear wall 16 and 3,289,215 12/1966 Kennedy 4158 a spaced apart front wall 18. Thumb screws 20 hold the side walls in the channel. Alternatively, the walls 14 can LAVERNE D- GEIGER, Primary Examiner have extensions which are narrow and extend at right H Y K A S Assistant i angles for connection in a channel.

The container has a front wall 18 which is corrugated U.S. Cl. X.R. with horizontal parallel lands 24 and valleys 26 and is 128--65

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US4003372A (en) * 1975-10-06 1977-01-18 The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc. Foot washing and massaging device
US4014051A (en) * 1975-09-04 1977-03-29 Pettit Lewis A Back scratching and/or scrubbing device
US4020519A (en) * 1975-12-23 1977-05-03 Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc. Stationary back scrubber
US4053960A (en) * 1976-03-17 1977-10-18 Henry Kingswell Back scrubber
US4417362A (en) * 1981-12-24 1983-11-29 Walker Frank S Bathroom fixture
US4699127A (en) * 1985-11-19 1987-10-13 Schley Scott W Back massage and scrubbing device
DE9318100U1 (en) * 1993-11-26 1994-01-20 Innenwelt Flaechenbehandlung G Back washing device
US5382221A (en) * 1993-05-18 1995-01-17 Hsu; Chi-Hsueh Automatic massager
US5517705A (en) * 1995-04-24 1996-05-21 Jackson; Horace L. Back scrubbing device
US5560064A (en) * 1994-12-20 1996-10-01 Goncalves Rocha; Manuel A. F. Multipurpose appliance-lord
US5628083A (en) * 1995-08-04 1997-05-13 Hayes; Cecil Back cleanser and balm applicator
US5774907A (en) * 1997-05-05 1998-07-07 Doggwiler; Marc Shower wall back scrubber and massager
US5836035A (en) * 1997-01-16 1998-11-17 Mcelfish; Donald C. Adjustable shower back cleaner
US6370722B1 (en) * 2000-08-15 2002-04-16 David Duckworth Wall mounted back-scrubbing and massaging apparatus
US6427279B1 (en) * 2000-09-21 2002-08-06 Clyde W. White, Jr. Back washing device
GB2375478A (en) * 2001-05-16 2002-11-20 Tony Compobassi Back scrub device
US20050044624A1 (en) * 2003-09-02 2005-03-03 Rong-Shuang Wang Back scrubber-massager
US20050091776A1 (en) * 2003-10-30 2005-05-05 Orban John J. Reversible wall-mounted pillow with textured scrubbing surfaces
US7120947B1 (en) * 2006-02-24 2006-10-17 Octavio Magallanes Back massaging and cleaning device
US9301656B2 (en) 2014-04-11 2016-04-05 Willie Frank Lee Mountable full back scrubbing apparatus
US9482258B2 (en) 2012-05-10 2016-11-01 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Fastener with multiple threaded regions
US9523383B2 (en) 2013-03-26 2016-12-20 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Variable thread fastener
US9651079B2 (en) 2013-03-21 2017-05-16 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Fastener with prolate cross-section

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US2068757A (en) * 1935-06-26 1937-01-26 Mishelle Victor Automatic back cleaner and massager
US2290378A (en) * 1941-07-14 1942-07-21 Motto Mary Combined bath brush, soap holder, and spray
US2305982A (en) * 1942-02-24 1942-12-22 Emanuel R Morando Back washing device
US2901760A (en) * 1958-06-10 1959-09-01 Nelson Antonio Adjustable bath brush
US2904038A (en) * 1956-02-06 1959-09-15 Howard R Hackney Body rubbing unit
US3209372A (en) * 1963-08-05 1965-10-05 Sr Vernon M Boyett Massage and bath apparatus
US3289215A (en) * 1965-08-16 1966-12-06 Thomas J Kennedy Back cleaning device

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US2068757A (en) * 1935-06-26 1937-01-26 Mishelle Victor Automatic back cleaner and massager
US2290378A (en) * 1941-07-14 1942-07-21 Motto Mary Combined bath brush, soap holder, and spray
US2305982A (en) * 1942-02-24 1942-12-22 Emanuel R Morando Back washing device
US2904038A (en) * 1956-02-06 1959-09-15 Howard R Hackney Body rubbing unit
US2901760A (en) * 1958-06-10 1959-09-01 Nelson Antonio Adjustable bath brush
US3209372A (en) * 1963-08-05 1965-10-05 Sr Vernon M Boyett Massage and bath apparatus
US3289215A (en) * 1965-08-16 1966-12-06 Thomas J Kennedy Back cleaning device

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4014051A (en) * 1975-09-04 1977-03-29 Pettit Lewis A Back scratching and/or scrubbing device
US4003372A (en) * 1975-10-06 1977-01-18 The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc. Foot washing and massaging device
US4020519A (en) * 1975-12-23 1977-05-03 Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc. Stationary back scrubber
US4053960A (en) * 1976-03-17 1977-10-18 Henry Kingswell Back scrubber
US4417362A (en) * 1981-12-24 1983-11-29 Walker Frank S Bathroom fixture
US4699127A (en) * 1985-11-19 1987-10-13 Schley Scott W Back massage and scrubbing device
US5382221A (en) * 1993-05-18 1995-01-17 Hsu; Chi-Hsueh Automatic massager
DE9318100U1 (en) * 1993-11-26 1994-01-20 Innenwelt Flaechenbehandlung G Back washing device
US5560064A (en) * 1994-12-20 1996-10-01 Goncalves Rocha; Manuel A. F. Multipurpose appliance-lord
US5517705A (en) * 1995-04-24 1996-05-21 Jackson; Horace L. Back scrubbing device
US5628083A (en) * 1995-08-04 1997-05-13 Hayes; Cecil Back cleanser and balm applicator
US5836035A (en) * 1997-01-16 1998-11-17 Mcelfish; Donald C. Adjustable shower back cleaner
US5774907A (en) * 1997-05-05 1998-07-07 Doggwiler; Marc Shower wall back scrubber and massager
US6370722B1 (en) * 2000-08-15 2002-04-16 David Duckworth Wall mounted back-scrubbing and massaging apparatus
US6427279B1 (en) * 2000-09-21 2002-08-06 Clyde W. White, Jr. Back washing device
GB2375478A (en) * 2001-05-16 2002-11-20 Tony Compobassi Back scrub device
US20050044624A1 (en) * 2003-09-02 2005-03-03 Rong-Shuang Wang Back scrubber-massager
US6907624B2 (en) * 2003-09-02 2005-06-21 Rong-Shuang Wang Back scrubber-massager
US20050091776A1 (en) * 2003-10-30 2005-05-05 Orban John J. Reversible wall-mounted pillow with textured scrubbing surfaces
US7472449B2 (en) * 2003-10-30 2009-01-06 Orban John J Reversible wall-mounted pillow with textured scrubbing surfaces
US7120947B1 (en) * 2006-02-24 2006-10-17 Octavio Magallanes Back massaging and cleaning device
US9482258B2 (en) 2012-05-10 2016-11-01 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Fastener with multiple threaded regions
US9651079B2 (en) 2013-03-21 2017-05-16 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Fastener with prolate cross-section
US9523383B2 (en) 2013-03-26 2016-12-20 Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. Variable thread fastener
US9301656B2 (en) 2014-04-11 2016-04-05 Willie Frank Lee Mountable full back scrubbing apparatus

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