US 1467086 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Sept. 4, 1923.
UNITED STTS BATH AND SCRUBBING CLOTH HOLDER.
Application filed April 17, 1922.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES BLOMSTROM, a citizen of the United States, resident of Minneapolis, county of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bath and Scrubbing Cloth Holders, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide means for holding a wash cloth used for bathing purposes or a mop or scrubbing cloth so that the folds of the cloth may be utilized for rubbing the skin or the surface to be cleaned without the cloth being secured to the holder and without danger of scraping the skin or the surface being cleaned with the rails or bars forming the frame of the holder.
A further object is to provide a holder in which a cloth can be easily and quickly inserted for use and as readily withdrawn.
Other objects of the invention will appear from the following detailed description.
The invention consists generally in various constructions and combinations, all as hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cloth holder embodying my invention,
Figure 2 is a plan view of the head of the holder,
Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
In the drawing, 2 represents the shank of the holder, made preferably of a wire rod of suitable gauge, having a hand grip or loop 3 at one end and bent or folded at the opposite end to form a head. The end of the shank is bent or folded to form a rectangular frame 4, preferably substantially square, having closed loops 5 and 6 and a re-entering loop 7 between them, with an opening 8 at one end of the loop. The succession of loops form a series of rails 9, 9 9 and 9 in parallel relation forming the Serial No. 554,152.
side bars or rails of the loops. A wash cloth 10 is folded and inserted through the loop 5 and over the rail 9 through the loop 7 and under the rail 9 and through the loop 6 and over the rail 9, the cloth being drawn through the loops until the holder is about midway of the ends of the cloth, as shown in Figure 1. The loose ends may then be used for scrubbing purposes and the folds or bends made in the cloth atthe points where desired.
The device is preferably made of wire, which may be of suitable gauge and bend under pressure, or it may be stiff, if preferred, and the head may be made in different sizes to. accommodate cloths of dif ferent dimensions and thickness.
I claim as my invention:
A bath and scrubbing cloth holder comprising a wire rod shank bent laterally at one end to form a plurality of transverse elongated loops having substantially parallel side rails, the end loops being closed at both ends and an intermediate loop, formed between said end loops, and closed at one end and open at the other, into which intermediate loop the middle portion of a cloth is inserted, the ends of the cloth being thrust through said closed loops and held by the rails thereof.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 31st day of March, 1922.