US 1106263 A
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R. H. WEATHERSBY & E. E. PUTNAM.
APPLICATION FILED 1m11.15, 1011.
Patented Aug. 4, 1914.
GRM/umg UNITE STATES PATENT OFFICE..
ROBERT I-I. WEATHERSBY AND EDWARD E. PUTNAM, OF MAMMOTH, ARIZONA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug'. 4, 1914.
Application led March 15, 1911. Serial No. 614,662. i
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that we, ROBERT H. WEATI-I miser and EDWARD E. PUTNAM, citizens of the United States, residing at Mammoth, in the county of Pinal and State of Arizona, have invented new and useful Improvements in Non-Refillable Bottles, of which the following is a specification.`
This invention relates to improvements in non-rellable bottles, and the object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is of an extremely simple construction and which comprises two separate compartments, one being adapted for containing the liquid and the second compart ment being arranged above the said containing compartment, the upper compartment being constructed of some fragile material, which may be easily broken so that the contents of the second. compartment can only be obtained after the breakage of the upper compartment.
W'ith the above and other objects in view which will appear as the nature of the description progresses, the invention resides in the novel construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the drawings there has been illustrated a simple and preferred embodiment of t-he improvement in which,
Figure l is a perspective view of a bottle constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. Q. is a vertical longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the sealing stopper. Fig. 4; is a perspective view of the retaining spring.
In the drawings the numeral 1 designates the bottle proper. The body portion of the bottle comprises what we term an upper and a lower compartment designated respectively by the numerals 2 and 3. The lower compartment is formed of some strong material, such as glass of the ordinary thickness, while the upper compartment is formed of some fragile material, such as very t-hin glass. The compartment 3 is of a greater depth than the compartment 2 but both compartments are of equal diameter.
The upper walls of the compartments are parallel and the upper compartment 2 is provided with a mouth or opening 4l, the lower compartment being preferably cylindrical. The inner face of the mouth is provided with an annular groove 5 and the said groove is adapted to be engaged by the oflset feet 6, provided with a substantial U- shaped spring member 7.
The numeral 8 designates the stopper. This stopper has its top portion formed with a longitudinally extending depression or cutaway portion 9 and its sides formed with depressed pockets 10, preferably of an annular form and registering with the longitudinal opening 9. The spring 7 .is adapted to be positioned in the opening and the depressions and the feet G will readily occupy the pocket 10 until the stopper is forced suiiieiently in the mouth 4 of the compartment 2 to permit the feet G to spring outwardly and into engagement with the walls formed by the recesses 5.
The top wall of the lower compartment designated by the numeral ll is provided with an inlet opening or mouth l2 and this mouth is closed by any ordinary cork or stopper 13.
lVhen it is desired to obtain access to the contents of the compartment 3, it is necessary to break the thin glass forming the outer compartment 2, as the stopper' 8 with its spring catch 7 effectively prevents entrance to the upper compartment 2.
It is to be understood that the arms of the spring retaining member 7 do not entirely leave their pockets 10, but at all times engage the inclined walls thereof, the feet 6 being projected only a suilicient distance to engage within the recess 5, so it will be noted that an attempt to force the stopper 8 downwardly within the compartment 2 is effectively prevented.
From the above description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the simplicity of the device as well as the advantages thereof, will, it is thought, commend themselves to those skilled in the art to which such inventions appertain, and while we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of the invention as it now appears to us, minor details as to size, shape, proportions, etc., within the scope of the appended claim may be made if desired.
Having thus fully described the invention, what we claim is- A bottle comprising a hollow body portion having a filling opening, the walls of said body portion at diametrically opposed points terminating inwardly in a direction toward the vertical center of the body portion and forming a concave-convex partition formed with a dispensing opening, said partition dividing the bottle into an"upper and a lower compartment, the filling opening of the body portion being vertically alined with the dispensing opening of the partition, the said partition beingV of'a`l thickness equal tothe thickness ofthe `wallsv of the lower compartment andof a greater thickness than the walls of the upper oompartinent, whereby upon the breakage of the upper compartment the said `lpartitonvs less liable to breakage, the said upper compartment being of the saineV diameter as .the lowerveolnpartinent; a closure for eaeli Qompartlnent, Ineans for positiyely retainingtbe closure in the opening of the upper corninwgytherebyr necessitating the breakage of the upper'eonipartment of the bottle in Order to gain aecess to the Contents of the lower compartment.
In testnionywhereof we afx our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
ROBER'Dl H. VVEATHERSBY.
P. M. BUTLEiz, J. E. Dunois,
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