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Aug. 125, 1931. R.. STEWART COMBINATION sPoNGE AND. wAsH RAG Filed June 18, 1929 INygNToR oerf" "Jia/pali BY T n, WM`
ATTORNEY .they will Patented Aug. 25, 1931 UNITED s'rAfrss PATENT orifice ROBERT STEWART, OOIBDIATIOI Application lied lune while capable of The present invention,
' peculiarly adapta wide range of utility, 1s ed for embodiment in av washing, scrubb and rinsing device for use in the bath.
An object of the invention is vto provide a wash cloth and sponge, so combin not only retain-the ood qualities of both, but will eliminate un esirable characteristics of the articles which are inci-` dental to their normalindependent use.
Another object is to provide ,a neat, attractive dainty article of this character which is of simple, durable construction, entirelysanitary, and well suited to meet the requirements of economical manufacture and convenient manipulation.
In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention the sponge is com pletely encased in a terry cloth cover which protects the skin of the user f direct contact with the'sponge roper. The sponge on the other han ten s t e cover fully stretched or distended so that there is no possibility of the terry cloth bea moist and crumpled condition ht be conducive to mildew or might result in the cloth being disagreeable to the' touch when required for reuse. The cloth protects the sponge from becoming torn or scraggly and even though disintegration of the sponge finally occurs the brokenaway pieces thereof are retained in the bag like covering of terrfy cloth.
The invention may be more ully understood from the following description inconnection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a combination sponge and wash cloth embodying the invention.
Figure 2 is therethrough.
The sponge flat oval shape `with straight side is held under sli ht compression casing of terry c oth This casing is ma e preferably of two similarly sha but differently colored sections of c oth 11, 12. These sections overlie op ite faces of the sponge and have their ges folded around a longitudinal sectional view 10 is preferably of generally ed? and wit in its ing A ed an` the edges ery of the ov or ozone man, New Yom: muon 'um wasn me is, im. semi 110,371,863.
of the sponge,
turned inwardly and sewed together by a concealed seam or 13 which follows the periphsponge bo'dy about mi dway between the parallel flat faces thereof.
-The inwardly fabric sections are in order that and attractive appearance.
hanger forming tape loop 14 may also be caught and secured stitching 13.
is o although the p tions may,
ends of a sections requirements of the trade.
The to fit the cover is n SeW terry cloth cover is,
when in the device may Preferably each f double ply articular number of laminaof course, be varied to suit the to the en apt to slip and slide about on use and effect is not spoiled by displacee fabric relative folded raw edges of the two thus concealed from view,
present a neat If desired, the
by the line of of the fabric construction in efect, tailored d that the cloth the symmetrical to the enclosed with the sponge under slight compression,
the sponge and unwrin Obviously of vother materials an ently colored or otherwise rative sect ions.
holds the covery kled at all times.
the fabric cover might fully distended be made of many ornate and deco- Thcse sections if once sewed together in a design symmetrical relatively to the flat symmetry It will described features of this inve which apparatus .in 1t various objects of the suited to meet use.
ter contained 1n the above shown in oval sponge due thus
apparatus the accompanyi body to the clot-h anti-slipping action above discussed.
be seen that in wh tion are embodied, and
s action attains the 90 invention and the requirements of practical will retain their distending and there is ich the several 1s well could be made in the `and many apparently embodiments of this'invene without departing from f, it is intended that all matdescription or g drawings sha1 differherein be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. I claim: l
As a new article of manufacture, a combi- 5 nation sponge and wash cloth including a substantlally straight walled slab of spongy rubber, said slab being of substantially uniform thickness, a form determining cover for the spongy slab comprising a pair of w similar sections of fabric disposed at o posite sides of the `slab and having their edges turned toward each other and connected b a concealed line of stitching following t e substantially straight side walls 15 of the slab, the fabric cover being of inelastic rou h surfaced material and the sections thereof being so sewed together that the spongy rubber slab is placed under compression whereby the inherent resiliency of the gg slab maintains the cover stretched taut and prevents slippage of the cover relatively to the slab.
Signed at New York, in the county of New York, State of New York, this 17th u day of June, A. D. 1929.
' ROBERT STEWART.