This invention relates generally to the field of shower heads and more specifically to a soap dispensing shower head and brush head. Within the past one hundred years, taking a shower in an enclosure shower stall has become a popular and accepted means of cleaning ones self. In a shower enclosure a person may turn on the flow of hot or cold water so that it comes out under pressure from a shower head usually located above the user. The user then applies soap to his or her body and proceeds to gently scrub the body either by hand or with the assistance of a wash cloth, cleaning brush or the like. While the standard method of washing as just described is efficacious, it tends to be time consuming and cumbersome. Standard scrub brushes tend to have stationary bristles or the like and require the user to move his or her arm and hand in an awkward manner to provide adequate cleaning. Furthermore, it is a problem when using a bar of soap or even a liquid soap, having the soap prematurely diluted by the oncoming shower water. The use of a separate shower head, scrub brush and soap require more time and e to use and are less efficient than the combination shower head, rotating scrub brush and automatic soap delivery system of the present invention described below.
Combination shower head and scrub brush comprising: a flexible hose and attachment means to fasten to a standard water supply and shower spigot, a hanging bracket secured to said standard shower spigot that releasably secures said combination shower head and brush head assembly, an extendible and retractable handle shaft having a hollow interior portion to accept the flow of water, an enclosed chamber containing pair of water flow director hoses and a liquid soap holding portion. A rotatable paddle wheel located within said enclosed chamber is powered by water emanating from the first said hose. A gear driven brush holding plate is powered by a centrally located gear mounted to the opposite surface of the paddle wheel. A shower head integral to the outer body of said enclosed chamber is connected to said second water hose. A selector valve and associated selector knob directs water into said first hose or said second hose. A liquid soap release valve and associated push button to dispenses soap into a sponge portion secured to the outer body of said enclosure. A reclosable cap is located on the outer surface of said enclosed chamber for the purpose of filling said chamber with liquid soap. A replaceable and removable scrub brush mounted onto the circular brush holding plate is capable of being rotated by said water driven paddle wheel. A plurality of alternate scrub brushes can be attached to said rotating brush holding plate for cleaning surfaces other than the human body.
In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, there is disclosed Soap Dispensing Shower Head and Brush Head comprising: a flexible hose and attachment means to fasten to a standard water supply and shower spigot, a hanging bracket secured to said shower spigot that releasably secures said shower head, an enclosed chamber that contains a paddle wheel, said paddle wheel driving a first set of gears that cause a scrub brush to rotate, a second set of gears powered by said paddle wheel that cause a cam to rotate, said cam pushing against a soap delivery pump causing said soap to be pushed through an aperture that runs through the center of said shower head assembly, a selector valve that allows the user to choose between the shower function and the rotating brush, soap delivery function, an additional mechanical selector switch that allows the user to turn the soap delivery function on or off, and a soap containing reservoir connected to said enclosure that also acts as a handle portion.
"Moda" Shower Head in Brushed Nickel and Oil-Rubbed Bronze
beautiful Moda is now available in Brushed Nickel,
Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Polished Brass
This incredible shower head features the same all-brass internal construction of the Supreme in an even heavier body. Each shower head contains more than 1 pound of solid cast brass and provide the same high pressure as the Supreme. The Moda, along with the Forza and the Supreme (below) provide the highest pressure we've ever tested. Its full-face spray pattern ensures even coverage. Soft rubber nozzles provide for easy cleaning in hard water environments.
Features a solid brass body and ball joint swivel, composite face, rubber nozzles, full-face spray pattern, removable flow restrictor, 2.95"d x 2.8"h.
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