US 1118977 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
B. G. WAITROUS;
LIQUID SOAP DISPENSING DEVICE. APPLICATION IILEDAPR. 30,}913.
1,118,977, Patented Dec.1,1914\ LIQUIIQ-$QAP-DISPENSHNS: DZER IGE.
To ail-whom it may concern: o
Bo 1t known that I, EARL G. .Vyrcous ccitizcn of the United Stajils, residing at Chicago, In the county of Cook and .Stutc of Illinois, have invented a certain. new and useful improvement in luqmdfioup-lhs ..pensing Devices, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying ell-swings, forming part of this specification.
My inventionhas for its object the produciion of a. simple and efficient dispensing device for liquid soap fixtures, by means of which the liquid soap may be reaclflycmd conveniently Withdrawn from an upright containcr in regulai ed and. approximaficl v set forl'h and particularly pointed out in my claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 -is a side elevation of a soap fixture embodying myinvcntion, mounted upon a. vertical sup'pcri, such as a wall; Fig. a front ole-- ya'tion of the some; Fig. a middle veriicai section of the some fixture mounted upon 2.- h'omzont-ai support, suchv as a table or lavacc/1" mp; 4 a front elevation of the fixtune 1n the position of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 a uncldlc vertical section of modified form of fixturcndnpced for use wich a sheet metal .lavstor such as those fro ucntly em loved in sleeping cars; and Fig. 6 details of a lock- 7 ing screw and key aclaptc for use in place of the fihumb screw shown in. Figs. 1. 2
i0 and 3'.
The. same letters of reference are used to indicate corresponding" parts in the several views.
So for concerns the first object of my invention, tho shape and position of the con.-
iaincr for the liquid soap are not material,
and it may be of the shape shown in Figs. 1 to 4 and employed in either of the monositions there shown on it ma? hc of the shape shown in Fig. or of: other suit-able shape; hut inasmuch as a very useful anti important feature of my invention consists in the "production of alinturc-of this character which may be readily mouutml upon either a warticul or a horizon'sl supuort ancl o'poz'sie equally mu in'oiihcr nosition. ii will fgwsi;
Specification of Lettc'rs Pedant.
il'cplication 11m April! so. 1922.
plane of the case A of the veriical support describe my ii'wcnlion with ccicicn'co to Laud. i such a. iiriiurc." .i R fer-ring'to Figs. 1 thc 'c shown, preferably 1! ace of g iass, a fist imsc A. adapted. in w vertical support, as in rush upon hcrizom Figs. 3 This container A. is pro viiieri wiih' :1 neck or outlet which projectsfrom the loocl of the contain-r I at an angle oi substantially froiftyfiva (i 3 to the container, so that Whcthcr the-container secu'i'crl $0 a as in Fig 1 and. 2. or suppoisi, us 3 (i upon a hor'ixontal -i, said neck or outlet will approximnicly the some position in relation to the body of the container. Inasmuch as the axial line of the neck or onilct C is an glc of forizy-fivc (leg-rec the o the base of container it also follows that a transverse plane of such neck of outlet, oi; righi; anglcs to its axial line, will stun-:1 at simiiananglc to ihc base of. ihe continues, so that a cap 01 closure applicll to the mouth 01' such neck, in such. a transverse plane, will occupy substantially the sumo 'cciation' to the body" of the container 'whclihcr the latter be scoured to a vertical support; us in Figs. '1 and! 2, or upon a horizontal support, in l igs.
.3 and and this will permit a cop so plied to she mouth of the container. such as the cup D in Figs. 3 to 4-, to remain in tho same position While body of the con minor is i'cvcrscd from the posi fiion 1. to mt Fig. 3. or "vicc vet-s21, as heroin after described.
The container A nc secured so its; vertical or horizoutzil. suppoiu. by any suit :ihl-c means, but thacwhich I employ is a novel and aivantagcous one for the purpose and also affords a cmwcnienl; means, in co operation. with other parts, for securing; tic cup or closure D plzzcc upon 'ihc mouth of the container. It consists of a Ushcpecl strap or bail B which 511? rounds ihrce SlClQS of ihe body of iii-1c con-- miner A and seats wifihin a. groove a gnaw Vida-(ii for it, and has its extra, 12c ol'itwardly to form ears 5 through n I may he 'pusscol screws a for scouring; the vezlziccl or l IWZlZQIlifil support for containci". Miilway hotwecn cools. 1" front 1 right hand siclc of "the cont in i, ou in: its can in Fig. r
"he drawings which discloses or bail B is provided with a lug d with yoke E are composed of heavy wires or small,
free ends are swiveled in the opposite sides of the cap D applied to the mouth of the container. In the particular construction shown in the drawings the two arms of. the
rods, and their inwardly bent outer ends are secured in and connected by a slotted casting or connecting member F which is adapted to fit over the lug d of the bail B. A' thumbscrew G threaded through the casting F and engaging the lug d serves to secure the parts firmly'tog'ether. g= Under the foregoing construction and arangement of parts, as will be readily understood, the container A may be secured, by means of the bail or strap B, to either a :vrtical or a horizontal support, with its neck or outlet C occupying substantial? the same position in both instances, and -li-kewise without any change in the angular position of the cap D. For instance, if
it be'desired to shift the fixture from the position of Fig. 1 to that of Fig. 3 the'yoke E will be disengaged from'the lug d, of the bail B, by loosening the thumb-screw G, the container with the bail B be then turned to the position shown in Fig. 3 and secured upon the horizontal support, and the yoke E be then swung upward and over to the left and re'e'ngaged with the lug d of the bail B inthe new position occupied by it in Fig. 3, without otherwise changing the container in regulated and uniform quantities, for use.
The cap D has formed upon its outer face a bearing and support 6 for the upper and outer end of a curved tube H. which projects outwardly through and beyond the cap and extends inwardly and downwardly within the container to a point near the bottom thereof. The lower end of the tube H has screwed upon it a cap or cylinder I whose interior is of suitable form to constitute a piston-chamber 'for coiiperation with a piston J which is secured to and carried by the lower end ofa long curved tube K which extends lengthwise through the tube H and projects beyond the outer .end thereof, where itforms a delivery spout f. The tube H is fixedly secured in the cap D, while the tube K is free to reciprocate longitudinally within the tube H,
a coiled spring L confined with the cap or cylinder I, beneath the piston J carried by the lower end of the tube K, serving to yieldingly hold the latter in its upper and forward position, as in Figs. 1 and 3. f-The .cylinder 1 is provided with an openin in ward beyond'the cap D, and the projecting I end of the tube H is slotted, as shown 1nv Fig. 2, to permit the passage of the stem of saidthumb-piece and prevent turning of the latter. The cap ,1), or its forwardly projecting support e. carries a fixed thumbprices 0 ad]acent the movable thumb-piece l so that by grasping the two between the forefinger and thumb of one hand and squeezing 'the'ifi together the tube K, which hurries the thumb-piece N, Will'be forced ilriwardly and downwardly within the tube wardly within the ovlinder I and cause the liquid soap Within said cylinder, beneath the :piston, to be forced upwardly through the piston and through the tube K and discharged from the outer end of the latter. In this manner and by this means, a squeezing together of the thumb-pieces F and 0 will cause a definite amount of the-contents of the container to be discharged therefrom through the tube K and delivered from the outer end of the latter. When the thumb piece N is released and the'spring L permitted to return the parts to normal position, the upward movement of the piston J This will force the piston J downwithin. the cylinder I will cause a fresh supply of the liquid soap tobedrawn upward intothe cylinder through, the opening in the bottom thereof, and will also cause the liquid soap remaining in the tube K to be-drawn back into the cylinder 1, thus clearing said tube at the end of each operation and preventing it from becoming stopped or clogged up, as it might do if it were not-- thus cleared at the" endof each operation.
Av small hole 71 in the outer tube H, just above the cylinder 1, Fig. 3, is provided for the purpose of permitting the escape from said tube of any contents of the container which may work upward from the cylinder l, past the piston J. into the'lower end of said tube.
In swinging the yokeE over from the position shown in Fig. 1 to that shown in Fig. 3. in the operation of securing the cap D to the container when the position of the latter is changed. as heretofore described, the
thumb-pieces N and 0 will be squeezed together to withdraw the thumb piece N and f of the tubo K from 7 to permit the tree pnsnot cinliody the reversible feature of Figs.
1 t0 lierctol'oic described, but so far the construction and opci'ltion 01 the (leviccs for withdrawing the contents of the container arc concerned it is Substantially the some as the construction shown in those figures. In Fig. the fixture is combined with a. shoot metal lavatory, to the horizont'al top plate P of which tho cop D which su iports and carries the tube H is secured. The container A is carried by the ncrew socket Q: upon the under side of the plate P. and its othci'wise open upp'or and is closed by said plate and the cop D, while tho dclivery spout 7' of the tube K the lavatory bowl R, as shown. To prevent tampering with the fii'itmcs shown in F'gs. l. to 4,01- lfomoval of 'tliczip and parts carried by it, the screw G shown in Fig. (5 may be employed in place of the thumb-screw G of Figs. 1 to l, a lacy G being provided for thelinsezftion and rcmovol of said screw G. l
Having thus described my invention, I claim: I
1. A. container for liquiai soap oml the 11' kc, having a. flat base otlaptecl to fit against a support, and provided with ai ioutlet-at an angle of substantially forty-five degrees to the plane of said base, in combinqtioii with a pump sop'portcd' Within said containex' and havin adcli-very spout projecting, through 5&5 outlet to the .extcrior of the container; substantially des'cribct 2. A. container for liquid coop and the like, having a flat base adaptelrl to fit a cint a. s'upportiond provided with an outIct at an origin-of substantially forty-five. degrees to tho piano-of snidfliasc, in combination with acoporfcloonro socu'ic'ri to said outlet in a filnc at l 'lfllmp l po t fIOill said oop- Within 4 the container: and-how n3 .a -dcliverry spjout p1fojectizlgl throng-1 1- canto-the (interior of th container; sllbi'fitoil'tiallfgf nf (lies cifilicil;
- A conti i'incr "fOI' liquid soap no tho like, having ofia't bose ada ted to fit-against a campers, and p'i'ovicle'cl with ftlfl-Olltlfit an on lc'jof substantially 45 i; iQl'I plane oi? said 1 'e', in combination, in; s; clip; n clon'r'c cocci-ed" iocidfwtht inn" plane-at rightsingles to jtlloJ-cxis tl'zcrcof; 'al clilfvxl tube [carried ltiy; said cap and cxtcn'cling Within thccontaincrtofa' point. near the bot tom theinol', a ayljno irricift n1 gw r end ofcoidfinlie, a. piston in s'aio cylinden; means for oclmitting'tho contents of the con 1 ried .byflsii-ii piston and communicating .th'id A the some with the i'nlliwit of tho cylin or midi mending long-million projects over through the first mentioned tube and cap to the exterior of the container. :1 spring fol moving the -.iston and tube in one direction, and a t umb-piccc upon tlic'outcl' and of the tube for moving them in tho opposit/e direction; cubstontinlly as tlcscrillccl.
l. A container foi' liquicl soap and the like, having a flat base adapted to fit against a support, and provided with fiZlJUllil'ZiZj-PZ an angle of substantially 53 to the piano of said base, in combination with a can or closure secured to said outlet in a plane at right angles to the axis thereof, a fixed thumb-piece upon said cap, a curved tube carried byv said cop and extending within the container to apoint near the bottom thereof, a cylinder carried by the lower end of said tube, ,apiston in said cylinder, means for admitting the contents of the contain: to said cylinder, a delivery ti'xbccoi'ricd by said piston and cmnmunicating through tho some with tho interior of the cylinder and extending longitudinally through the first mentioned tube, nndcap to the exterior oi the container. a spring for moving the piston and tube in one direction, and n tllumlo Ficce" carriedby the outer cnd ofthc ole -ivory-tube, adjnccnt tlic'fixcd tnumnpiccc upon the cnp,,;for moving the tube antl piston In opposition'to the spring; snbstan; tially described.
A. container for liquid coop n'nrl the like, having a. flat bac'cndopterl to lit o ninst a support, and pi'oviclcd' with outlet an angle of substantially 45 to tlicplane of said base, in combination with .a cap or closure secured to said out-let in. o plcnc at right anglc'to the thereof, at fiiicil th:1;ou'gh and beyond said cap and provided with oslot inone' siclc of itspiojcctin-g ortion,-.zt cylinder carriccl by the lowcifcn of .i;h8 ll 1l)6llii}llll1 the container; a piston in. ,saiil cylinrlc -mcans ioi'odm-ittingthe-con tents, ofthccont'aincr tosaicl cylinden'a ticliv'e'i'y tnbo carried.- loy Sitld pistonan'cl com niui'iicziting through the some to tho interior oftiie' cylinrl r and (intending? lon iti1clinal-lytlirongli the}. first mentioned to a and cap to'tlie exterior of the container, nspring for ino'fing 'tlic'piston anditubc in one clirec tion; not tlimnlj-piecc secured upon tho o utcx" and of tlic'. tubc nnti guided (in the slot in vtho1613i](act ng cnclfof the fixed'tn lm fm; m'ovizi the. piston in no oppositcop motion; su stantially as described.
ing tl'i'c neck orcu'tlet C projectin from tlie i booly tilercof at an angle of so st'zintially 45 to plane of its base A in com-blow tion with the cap l) secn'ril upcnsairl ontli-t in ziglit' onglct 2e tho will 6.- lhe herein lescribccl container" 'A lion T pump supported from said cap within the container and having a delivery spout projecting through said cap to the exterior thereof; substantially as described.v r
7. The herein described container A haw the bail B to secure said cap in position upon the container; substantially as described.
12. The combination of the container A, the strap or bail B for securing the same to a support, said strap or bail being provided ing the neon or outlet C projecting from the with a lug (Z, the cap D ap lied to the mouth body thereof at an angle of substantially 4e to the plane of its baseA', in combination Wltblillfi cap I) secured upon said outlet at right angles to the axis thereof and pro vided With/the fixed thumb-piece O, and a pump supported within the container and having a delivery spout pro' ctin through said cap to the exterior thereofand provided with the thumb-piece N adjacent the thumbp'iece upon said cap; substantially as described S. The herein.described container A has ing the neck or outlet C projecting from the body thereof at an. angle of substantially 45 to the plane of its base A, in combination with the cap D secured upon said outlet at right angles to the axis thereof, andiprovided with the fixed thumbpiece G, the curved tube carried by and extending through the cap D. the cylinder I carried by the lower end of the tube H within the container, the piston J Within said cylinder, the curved delivery tube K secured at its lower end to said piston and communicating through the same with the interior of the cylinder I. and exteiiding outwardly through the tube H. to the exterior of the container, the cylinder 1 having an inlet port controlled by a check valve M, the spring L, and the thun'ib-picce N carried by the outer end of the delivery spout K: substantially as described.
9. The combination of the container A, the bail or strap B for securing it to a support, the cap or closure D applied to the mouth of the container at an angle of substantially forlry-five degrees to the plane the base A of the container, and the yoke E interposed between the cap l) and hail B and serving to secure the cap in position upon the container; substantially as described.
10. The combination of the container A,
the strap or bail B for securing it to a sup port, the cap D applied to the mouth oi: sald container at an angle of substantially forty five degrees to the plane of the base A."tl1creof, and the yoke E swiveled to the opposite sides of the cap D and cooperating with the bail B to secure the cap in position upon thrcontainer; substantially as described.
11. The. combination of the container A, the strap or bail B tor securing the same to a support, said strap or bail being provided midway its length with a lug (Z, the cap I) applied to the mouth of said. container at an. angle of substantially forty-five degrees to the plane of the base A, thereof, and the yoke- E connected to the opposite sides of the cap D and" cooperating with the lug (Z of of the container at an ang e of substantially forty-five degrees to the plane of the base A thereof, the yoke E connected to theopposite sides of the oapD and provided at its middle with the slotted member F embracing the lug; (I, and a screw carried by said nae-rm of said container at an angle of substantially forty-five degrees to the lane of its base A,
the yoke E swiveled in is ie opposite sides of the cap I) and provided at its middle with a slotted member embracing the lug (l of the bail B, and the thumb-screw G carried by said member F and engaging the lug a; substantially as described.
14. The combination of the container A, having the circumferential groove a, the strap or bail ll surrounding said container and fitting; in said groove, for securing the container to the support, the cap D applied to the mouth of said container at an angle of substantially forty-fivc degrees to the plane of the base A. thereof, and the yoke E connected to the opposite sides of the cap D and cooperating with the bail B to secure said cap in position upon the container; substantially as described.
15. The combination of. the container A, the cap or'closure D therefor provided with the fixed thumb-piece O, the curved tube ll carried by and extending through the cap D, the cylinder 1: carried by the lower end of said tube within the container, the piston J in said cylinder the curved delivery tube K extending longitudinally through the tube secured to the piston J and communicating through the same with the interior ofthc cylinder l, and the outer end of the tube K being provided with the thumb-piece N adjaceut the fixed thumb-piece O, the spring L, and the check valve M controlling an inletport in the cylinder l: substantially as described.
'16. The combination of the container A, the cap or closure D therefor provided with the thumlrpiecc O, the curved tube H can ried by the cap D andextcuding tl'irough the same, the projecting outer end of said tube being provided with a guide slot, the cylinder I carried by the lower end of the tube H within the container, the piston J in said cylinder, the delivery tube K extending longitudinal}; through the tube H and havof the cylinder I, the spring L, and the check ing its pg'ejecting outer end curved into the valve'M controllin the inlet port in the cylspout f and provided. with the thumb-piece inder I; substentia 1y as described.
N guided in the slot in the outer end of the EARL G. WATROUS. 6 tube H, and the lower inner end of the tube \Vitnesses:
K being secured to the piston J and commu- EDWARD REcToR,
nicating through the same with the interior 1 ROBERT DOBBERMAN.