US 1085137 A
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H. D. KIRKLEY.
UOMBINATION SALT AND PEPPER GRUET.
APPLICATION FILED APR.10, 1913.
Patented Jan. 27, 1914.
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This invention relates to a new and useful combination salt and pepper cruet or box.
An object of the invention is the provision of a cruet or box having two compartments to contain two different kinds of con diment, and provided with a perforated cover having a perforated slide, so constructed and arranged, whereby half ofthe perforations of the slide may be thrown into registration with half the perforations of the cover, whereby salt may percolate through the perforations or the slide may be adjusted, whereby the other half of its perforations may register with the other half of the perforations of the cover, in order to use pepper and vice versa.
A feature of the invention is the provision of a slide having oppositely arranged pins, which, owing to the downwardly extending lugs, not only act to limit the slide in its shifted position, but also constitute means to contact with the shoulders upon the upper periphery of the box, to hold the cover so that one half of its perforations are arranged upon each side of the division which divides the box into two compartments. Said pins also act to contact with inclined portions merging from said shoulders, to partially loosen the cover when removing the same.
Another feature of the invention is that the cover may be arranged so that both salt and pepper or any other two condiments may be shaken from the box at the same time, regardless of the position of the slide.
In practical fields the details of construction may necessitate alterations, to which the patentee is entitled, provided the alterations fall within the scope of what is claimed.
The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.
In the drawings :Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a condiment box or cruet constructed in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2 2 of Fig. 1;, show ng the slide adjusted differently to that 1n Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view showing the box and the cover disassembled. Fig. 4 "is a detail view of the slide.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a receptacle,-box or cruet which may be constructed in any suitable design or configuration, divided into two compartments by a partition 2, the compartment 3 adapted to contain salt, while the compartment 4. is adapted to contain pepper. A cover 5 fits the open end of the receptacle or box telescopically, and is provided with a plurality of perforations 6. One half 7 of the perforations registers with the compartment 4, while the other half 8 registers wi h the compartment 3. An annular disk sli e 9, a little smaller in diameter than the cover, is arranged adjacent the inner face of the cover, and is provided with perforations 10. This disk slide is adapted to be adjusted so that half of the perforations may register with half of the perforations of the cover,
while the other half thereof may register so that no matter to what position the slide is shifted, there always remains a slight space as shown at 13 between a portion of the edge of the slide and the inner circumference of the band 14 of the cover, for the reception of the upper portion or periphery of the receptacle, as shown clearly in Figs.
-2 and 3. In adjusting the cover, so that half of its perforations will register with either one of said compartments 3 and 4, the pins 11 are adapted to engage the shoulders 15'0f the receptacle or box, so as to hold the cover in the desired position. In removing the cover from the box or receptacle, said pins are designed to engage the inclined edges of the receptacle or box,
which edges 16 merge from the shoulders,
so as to partly loosen the cover, thereby.
rendering it easier to remove the same. As shown in the drawings the pins extend at right angles to the partition 2, but if de-.
sired, the cover may be adjusted so that the pins will aline with the partition, and in such case, both salt and pepper or similar condiment may be at the same time shaken from the box or cruet.
From the foregoing it is apparentthat there has been devised an exceedingly simple and efficient combination salt and pepper cruet, and one which has not only been found practical and desirable, but an article which is considered particularly essential about the household, owing to the fact that a salt cruet, or pepper cruet may become misplaced.
The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is In a combination salt and pepper cruet, a receptacle having a division member dividing the receptacle into two compartments, a perforated cover therefor having half its perforations in registration with each of said compartments, a perforated slide arranged against the inner face of the cover, half the perforations thereof adapted to register with half the perforations of the cover, oppositely arranged pins extending radially from the sli e and at right angles to the division plate extending through the sides of the cover acting as guides, said pins having lugs to limit the slide in adjusted positions to open either half ofthe perforations of the cover which register with said compartments, said receptacle having at its upper peripheral edge diametrically opposite shoulders arranged at right angles to the division plates to be engaged by said pins to hold. thecover in the proper position, said receptacle having inclined portions at its upper peripheral edge merging from said shoulders to be engaged by said pins, to assist in removing the cover.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this s ecification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
HIRAM D. KIRKLEY.