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March 29, 1938. ' . B. E_ pR|N¢E 2,112,409 BATHTUB Filed Dec. 7, 1956 Inventor ieéz‘yif’m'noa, ; ‘By? Patented Mar. 29, 1938 2,112,409 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,112,409 BATHTUB Betty E. Prince, Charleston, W. Va. Application December 7, 1936, Serial No. 114,696 3 Claims. This invention relates broadly to bathtubs and more particularly to a bathtub designed for use in bathing infant children. Brie?y the invention consists‘ in the provision of a bathtub which may be placed in the usual bathtub and which is characterized by an in?at able rim structure whereby provision is made for causing the tub to ?oat in the water contained in the usual bathtub or the like. 10 A further object of the invention is to pro vide a bathtub» the walls of which are perforated so that the tub-water will be made use of for ?lling the bathtub of the invention to a suitable level. The invention together with its objects and 15 advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein: Figure 1 is a top plan view of the improved 20 tub. Figure 2 is aside elevational view thereof. Figure 3 is a fragmentary detail sectional view through a portion of the tub. Referring to the drawing by reference numerals 25 it will be seen that the tub indicated generally ‘by the reference numeral 5 is of suitable dimension and includes a bottom wall 6, side and end walls 1 and an integral rim 8 at the upper edges of the walls 1. The walls 6 and 1 are perforated as at 9. 30 The rim 8 is tubular in form and at one vend of the tub said rim is provided with an inflating valve l0. At a relatively opposite end of the tub there 35 is formed integral with the rim 8 an in?atable (Cl. 4-477) ornament II which latter may simulate, for ex ample, and as shown, the head and neck of a duck or the like. It will thus be seen that with the rim 8 and ornament ll in?ated, the tub, when placed in 5 water will ?oat, and some of the water in which the tub- is placed will ?ow through the openings 9 to ?ll the tub to a suitable water level. Thus a tub having the features of the present invention may be readily placed in the usual 10 bathtub and will be found especially desirable for use in bathing infants and young children, the ornament ll serving as an attraction to the child being bathed. Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is: 1. A bathtub having perforated integral bot tom, side and end walls, and a tubular continuous rim integral with the upper edges of the side and end walls, said rim being in?atable and 20 provided at one end with an in?ating valve, and said walls and rim being formed solely of rubber. 2. A bathtub composed entirely of rubber and‘ comprising perforated bottom, side and end walls, an in?atable rim integral with the upper edges of the side and end walls, and an in?atable orna ment integral with said rim and one end of the tub and common in?ating means for the rim and ornament. 3. A bathtub composed entirely of rubber and 30 comprising perforated bottom, side and end walls, and an integral in?atable rim surrounding said side and end walls and disposed entirely on the outer surface of said walls. BETTY E. PRINCE. '