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May 31, 1938. ’ ‘ , ' c. s. GRINGLER TOOTH POWDER CONTAINER 2,119,160 ' Filed May 12, 1937 I9 7/35 / m ‘ C. S._Grz'ngier 2,119,160 Patented May 31, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFiCE 2,119,160 TOOTH POWDER CONTAINER Charles S. Gringler, Cleveland, Ohio Application May 12, 1937, Serial No. 142,298 2 Claims. (Cl. 221-—112) This invention relates to new and useful im provements in tooth powder containers. One object of my invention is to provide a con tainer of the character speci?ed that will release 5 just the proper amount of powder, at each oper ation, for cleaning the teeth. A further object of my invention is to provide a tooth powder container, in which provision is made for depositing the correct amount of pow der for cleaning the teeth, directly on the tooth brush, and without spilling any of the powder, as distinguished from the unsatisfactory meth ods now commonly employed of ?rst emptying a quantity of powder in one hand and placing it on 15 the tooth brush with the other hand. With the foregoing and other objects in view that will appear as the nature of my invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel features of construction, combination and 20 arrangement of parts illustrated in the accom panying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims. In the accompanying drawing, which is for illustrative purposes only and is therefore not 25 drawn to scale: ' Figure l is a side elevation, partly in section, of a tooth powder container constructed in ac cordance with my invention. Figure 2 is a vertical transverse section, taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1. 30 Figure 3 is a horizontal section, taken on line 3—-3 of Figure 2. Figure ii is a rear elevation, partly in section, of a tooth powder container of the stationary or wall type, and Figure 5 is a vertical transverse section, taken on line 5-5 of Figure 4, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. Referring to the drawing for a more particular description of my invention, and in which draw ing like parts are designated by like reference characters throughout the several views, the nu meral i represents the cylindrical body of the container and 2 the cover or lid. 'In carrying out‘ my invention, the lid 2 is formed on its outer face with a central longi tudinally disposed neck 3, of substantially hollow elliptical form in cross section, divided by the straight ?at horizontal wall or partition 4, into the upper powder compartment 5 and the lower 50 larger tooth brush receiving compartment 6. The partition 4 is formed at one side with an elongated longitudinal slot or opening ‘I, nor mally covered by the ?at strip or shuttle 8. The strip orshuttle 8 is formed at its inner end with 55 a transverse sliding arm 9, which works against the inner face of the lid 2. The arm 9 is equipped with a suitable handle or knob Ill for the convenience of the operator, and the stem ll of this knob works in a corresponding slot l2 in the lid. The inner end of the arm 9 is pro vided with a cover plate l9, adapted to close an opening it in the lid 2, which communicates with the inner end of the powder compartment 5. The cover plate is works in a rectangular housing l5, secured to the inner wall or face of the lid and formed with an opening it disposed in registration with the opening l4 aforesaid. The compartment 6 is open at its outer end, as at ll, to receive the head of the tooth brush. In practice, the head of the tooth brush is ?rst inserted in the compartment 6, and the shuttle 8 is then shifted on the partition 4 to uncover the 15 slot or opening ‘l. This operation releases just the proper amount of powder for cleaning the teeth, on the brush. When the shuttle 8 is shifted to the right to uncover the slot or open ing 7, the cover plate l3 simultaneously covers 20 the openings I4 and I6. In the stationary form of my invention illus trated in Figures 4 .and 5 of the drawing, the con tainer is mounted in a cylindrical housing It, fastened by screws It or other equivalent means, 25 to the wall or other support. In this instance, the slot 29 in the upper wall 2i of the brush com partment 22, is normally closed by the shuttle 23, equipped With the operating handle 24. From the foregoing description, taken in con— nection with the drawing, it is thought that the construction, operation and advantages of my invention will be readily understood, without re quiring a more extended explanation. Having described my invention, what I claim 35 as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: 1. In .a tooth powder container of the charac ter speci?ed, a body, a lid for the body and a hollow neck carried by the lid, said neck formed with a longitudinally disposed slotted partition whereby it is divided into an upper powder com. partment and a lower brush receiving compart ment and a manually operated shuttle for open ing and closing the slot in said partition, sub stantially as and for the purpose speci?ed. 2. In a tooth powder container of the charac ter speci?ed, a body, a lid for the body and. a hollow elongated neck carried by the lid, said neck divided into an upper powder compartment and a lower brush receiving compartment by a 60 longitudinally disposed slotted partition, and a manually operated shuttle for opening and clos ing the slot in said partition and simultaneously closing and opening the inner end of the powder compartment. CHARLES S. GRINGLER.