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Publication numberUS1019565 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1912
Filing dateDec 26, 1911
Priority dateDec 26, 1911
Publication numberUS 1019565 A, US 1019565A, US-A-1019565, US1019565 A, US1019565A
InventorsMarkus Walent
Original AssigneeAlbert Greenberger, Markus Walent
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1019565 A
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1,019,565. Patented Mar. 5, 1912. FIG. 1



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed December 26, 1911.

Patented Mar. 5, 1912.

Serial No. 667,774.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARKUs WALENT, a subject of the King of Hungary, residing at Berwick, in the county of Columbia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cuspidors, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to cuspidors, and has for its object to provide a device of such class with means in a manner as hereinafter set forth to prevent the spilling of the con tents of the cuspidor when the latter is tilted or upset.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a non-spillable cuspiclor which is simple in its construction and arrangement, strong, durable, efficient and convenient in its use, readily cleaned, and inexpensive to manufacture.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which come within the scope of the claim hereunto appended.

In the drawing like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, in which Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of a cuspidor in accordance with this invention, and Fig. 2 is a like View showing the cuspidor tilted.

Referring to the drawing in detail, 1 denotes the body of the cuspidor and which is preferably cylindrical in contour. Formed integral with the top of the body 1 is a funnel-shaped mouth piece 2 which terminates centrally into a depending cylindrical sleeve 3. The mouth piece 2 projects beyond the top edge of the body 1.

Arranged within the body 1 is an inclined partition a dividing said body into an upper compartment 5 and a lower compartment 6. The mouth piece 2 and the cylindrical sleeve 3 are arranged within the upper compartment 5, the sleeve 3 projecting to a point in close proximity to the partition 4. The partition 4: at one side thereof is formed with an opening 7, and registering with said opening and depending from said partition 4, is an inclined tapering spout 8, which depends into the compartment 6 and extends in proximity to the bottom 9 of the body 1. The inclined partition f contains a means for conducting saliva and other substances toward the spout 8, so that it will enter said spout and pass into the lower compartment 6. The body portion 1 in proximity to the bottom 9 is formed with a discharge opening '10, the latter being surrounded by a lateral projecting threaded nipple 11, which is closed through the medium of a threaded cap 12 engaging with the nipple 11. The cap 12, the nipple 11 and opening 10 provide means whereby the compartment 6 can be conveniently cleaned when occasion so requires.

When the cuspidor is tilted the spout 8 provides means whereby a certain portion of the contents of the compartment 6 will be discharged into the compartment 5, as clearly shown in Fig. 2, that is to say if the cuspidor is tilted in a manner as shown in Fig. 2, if it is tilted in the other direction the contents of the compartment 6 will re main in said compartment.

What I claim is A cuspidor comprising a body portion, a mouth piece mounted in one end thereof and terminating in a centrally disposed cylindrical sleeve, an inclined partition arranged in said body and forming an upper and lower compartment, said partition provided with an opening in one side thereof, and an inclined tapering spout carried by said partition communicating with said opening and depending into said lower compartment to a point in proximity to the bottom thereof.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses A. GREENBERGER, Max VVnIss.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification4/283, 131/231, 131/236
Cooperative ClassificationA61J19/00