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Feb. 18, 1930.
H. BARNOWITZ QOMBIND soma HOLDER AND MAssAGING DEVICE -F1100 Apri; 8, 1929 atented Feb. 18, 1930 HARRY. Bannowrrz, orvimoonrfriv,4 New Yoan COMBINED SOAP HOLDER AND MASSAGING DEVICE appncation sied April s,
This invention relates to alcombined soap holder andmassaging device. An obj ect of the invention is to provide an article whichembodies many features of ad- .5 Vantage and utilityas atoilet article.
this character, which functions as a soap cup, a receptacle which is composed mainly of sponge rubber and which is adapted to be gripped so as to clamp the soap in the holder and permitthe device to be used either with the soap therein or without the saine; and, V furthermore, permits a secure grip o'f the dei vice when utilizing the same as a massage device. i 4 f My ilnprovedarticle is composedmainly of sponge rubber and has all the utility and functions of a sponge and, in addition, is provided on one face with massaging projections y 20 and on itsother face with a pair of spaced' l t websor handles with a receptacle between them for soap, and such an article may be used y in many ways as :a toilet article.
With these` and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, which will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims'. Y In the accompanying drawings-d Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved soap holder and massage device;
. Figure 2 is a' view in transverse section through the center of the device, showing a cake of soap in position therein Figure 3 is a view in longitudinal section on the line 3-3 of Figure 2. v 1 represents ablock of sponge rubber which may be of any shape desiredand which is provided on itsupper-aCe with a pair of spaced, integral, relatively thick webs 2, 2 constituting handles or gripping devices, as will more fully hereinafter appear.
Block 1 between the webs or handles 2 is 'J formed with a recess or pocket 3 extending below the uppersurface of the block and adapted to accommodate a cake of soap 4 therein. lThis pocket '3 terminates short of the ends of the block 1 so that the soap is held against lon-- lgitudinal movement and may be clamped by 1929. Serial No. 353,507.
pressure against the sides of the handles 2, 2
block and allow the soap to be utilized in any way. Ofcourse, the soap can be removed and the sponge rubber device used as a scrubbing s A furtherobject is to provide a deviceof means or for any other use to which such a device can be put.
On the under face of the block 1 Isecure a sheet 5, preferably of rubber, having projections 6 thereon which present a massaging surface, andl illustrate a thickness of cement 7 as a securingr means-between the sheet 5 and the block 1', although it is to be distinctlyunderstood that'the parts may be connected in anyway desired. The device may be used as an ordinary soap Y cup, that is, the cake of soap 4L may be posis tioned between the handles 2 in the pocket 3 and remain therein until desired for use.
In using the device a's above explained the soap applied at the same time thesponge rubber handles are utilized as a rubbing or scrubbing means; or the-soap may be removed and the device used to scrub'the body. In massaging the sides of the handles 2, 2 are gripped by the hand and the'article can be rmly held jyllile the proj ections 6 are rubbed against the 0 y. .Y I
.It kwill 'be noted that this particular construction o device lends itself to a wide range of utility and I do not wish to be limited to specific details of construction butdesire to ,cover broadly they idea as expressed'. vI claim:
sides of the handles 2 are gripped and the 1. A device of the character described, comi prising a block of sponge rubber, parallel, longitudinally extending, spaced, integral handles on the upper face of the block, a sheet secured to the lower face of the block, and massaging projections on said sheet. 2. A device of the character described comprising. 'a block of sponge rubber, parallel spaced webs on the upper face of the block vspaced from the edges of the block, and providing a space between them 4for the reception of a cakeof soap disposed edgewise.
' 3. A device of the character described comprising'a block of sponge rubber, parallel spaced Webs on the upper face of the block L2` v A .Y 1,748,098
spaced from'the edges of the block and pro-v viding a space between them forv the reception of a'eake of soap disposed edgewise, said block havinge, pocket'fui'its upper face be- Y .15 tween the `webs :ind of a depth to accomm0- date a portion of said Cake of soap.
` Signed at New York in the county of New York, and State of New York this 6th day of April A. D. 1929. v Y