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G. J. KELLEY.
-1PPLIUATION FILED NOV. 23, 1912. 1,071,432, Patented Aug, 26, 1913.
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GEORGE J. KELLEY, or ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed November 23, 1912. Serial No. 733,099.
To all whom it may concern:
lie it known that I, GEORGE J. KELLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Attleboro, in the county of Bristol and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Atomizers, of which the following isa specification.
My invention relates to atomizers and has for its essential objects the utilization in a single structure, of a plurality of sources of liquid supply, whereby the necessity of transferring the spray nozzle to a plurality of different independent bottles having different contents is avoided; and to effect this end in a structure which is simple and certain iii-operation and inexpensive to manufacture. Y
To the above-ends essentially my invention consists in such parts and such combinations of parts as fall within the scope of the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this specification:Figure 1 is aside elevation of my novel structure, Fig. 2, a longitudinalcentral section of the same showing parts in side elevation, and Fig. 3, a section on line a a of Fig. 2.
Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the views.
My structure comprises a bottle or flask 5 having a retracted neck 6' provided with external threads 7 The flask 5 is divided into a plurality of compartments by one or more. vertical transverse partitions 8; the number of compartments being determined by the number of different characters ofcontents that is sought to be employed in connection with a singledischarge apparatus. In the present instance two compartments 9, 10 are formed in which respectively are different kinds of liquids 11 and 12. A retaining cap 14 has internal threads 15 engaging with the threads 7 upon the neck 6 of the flask, which cap has also a horizontal flange 17 upon its stop surrounding .a central opening 18 through which passes a stopper 20 provided at its bottom with a lateral shoulder 21 which rests upon the top of the neck 6 and is frictionally held in. contact therewith by the portion 17 of the cap 14. In the present instance the stopper comprises two pieces 20 and 22, but it will be understood that these two parts may, if preferred, be integral. The upper portion of the stopper member 20 is provided with a central circular threaded recess 24 which receives a threaded retracted projecting portion 26 upon the bottom of the stopper member The stopper member 20 is provided with two vertically disposed channels or openings 28, 29 which register with corresponding converging passages 30, 31 in the upper stopper member 22, combining to form asingle passage 33 opening into a fluid tube 35, fixed by exterior threads 36 or otherwise in a horizontally threaded opening 37 in the member 22.
The stopper member 20 is provided with a substantially conical shaped transverse opening 40 in which is rotatablymounted a substantially conical shaped valve or plug 41 provided at one end with a projecting handle 42 and at the other end with a screw 44 upon which is a nut 45 adapted to abut. against the exterior face of the stopper member 20. The member ll is provided with two transverse passages to and L? at right angles with each other and adapted to regisfter respectively with the passages 28 and 29 in the stopper 20, when the valve is rotated. It will .be noted that when the passage 46 is in registration. with its corresponding channel, the passage 47 will be out of registration with its channel 29, or at substantially right angles thereto. Depending tubes 48 and 50 have their threaded upper ends engaged in threaded openings 53 and 54 respectively in the stopper 20 and form a continuation respectively of the passages 28 and 29. The tubes 48 and 50 extend'at opposite sides of the partition 8 into the chambers t) and 10 respectively of the flask It will therefore result that discharge of liquids 11 and 12 cannot simultaneously take place, and that the discharge from these tubes is by reason of the valve rendered selective.
The detailed construction of the nozzle or nozzles of the atomizer is a matter of subordinate interest. In the present instance it comprises the usual fluid tube 35 passing through an opening 57. in the air tube 58 and extending nearly to the end of the latter. The air tube 58 is frictionally held in an opening 60 in the member 22, and fixed to one end of the air tube 58 is a pipe 59 leading to the bulb 61. The air tube 58 inchides the usual capped portion 62 provided with the air openings 64 that permit the passage of the air from the tube 58 past the end of the fluid tube in its course through the opening 66 in the cap 62, whereby the necessary siphoning and atomizing discharge takes place in the usual manner.
A washer 68 is located upon the flask intermediate the neck thereof and the shoulder of the plug. This washer is preferably of rubber or other resilient material by reason of which it is capable of compression when the cap is screwed upon the neck, thus making a tight connection.
1. In an atomizer, the combination of a flask comprising a plurality of compart ments, a stopper upon the flask provided with a plurality of passages, a valve in the stopper intersecting the passages and provided with independent passages adapted to successively register with said passages when the valve is moved, tubes in the stopper extending into the several compartments and opening into the first mentioned passages, and a discharge tube in the stopper opening into the first mentioned passages.
2. In an atomizer, the combination of a flask comprising a pluralitv of compartments, a stopper upon. the flask provided with a plurality of passages, a valve rotatably mounted in the stopper intersecting the passages and provided with transverse passages angularly disposed with relation to each other and adapted to register successively with the first mentioned passages when the valve is rotated, induction tubes in the stopper extending into the several compartments and opening into the first mentioned passages, and a discharge tube in the stopper opening into the first mentioned passages.
In an atomizer, the combination of a flask comprising a plurality of separate compartments, and provided with external threads, a washer upon the flask, a stopper provided with a plurality of passages, a shoulder upon the stopper resting upon the washer, a cap inclosing said shoulder and provided with threads engaging the first mentioned threads, a valve mounted in the stopper intersecting the passages, and pro vided with passages adapted to successively register with the first mentioned passages when the valve 1S moved, induction tubes in the stopper extending into the several compartments and opening into the first mentioned passages, and a dischar e tube in the stopper opening into the cuts ot the first mentioned passages.
4. In an atomizer, the combination out a flask comprising a plurality of compartments, a stopper upon the flask provided with a plurality of passages, and with a transverse conical opening into which the passages open, a conical valve rotatably mounted in the opening and projecting beyond the stopper, said projecting portion being provided with threads, a nut upon the threads abutting against the stopper, a handle upon the end of the valve opposite the projecting portion, said valve being provided with transverse passages angularly disposed with relation to each other in aline ment with the first mentioned passages, a discharge tubein the stopper opening into the upper ends of the stopper passages, and tubes in the stopper extending into the sev: eral compartments and opening into the stopper passages.
5. In an atomizer, the combination of a flask, a partition in the flask forming separate compartments, 2. stopper upon the flask comprising a base member provided with passages, and with a threaded recess in its upper end, a shoulder upon its lower end, a
cap upon the flask engaging the shoulder,
and a bearing member upon the base member provided with a threaded projection engaging in the threaded recess, and provided with passages registering with the first mentioned passages, a discharge tube in the bearing member opening into the last mentioned passages, a valve in the base member intersecting the first mentioned passages and provided with independent passages adapted to successively register with said passages when the valve is moved, and tubes in the stopper extending into the several compartments and opening into the first mentioned passages.
In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
GEORGE .I. KELLEY.
CLIFFORD S. 'Iownn, HORATIO E. BELLows.