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Publication numberUS1125653 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1915
Filing dateDec 26, 1913
Priority dateDec 26, 1913
Publication numberUS 1125653 A, US 1125653A, US-A-1125653, US1125653 A, US1125653A
InventorsHarry A Clark
Original AssigneeHarry A Clark
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary loaf-sugar dispenser.
US 1125653 A
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1,125,653. I Patented 112111.19, 1915.





Patented Jam 19. 1915.

1 UNITED sraras'rafranfr onirica.



Application tiled December 26v 1913.

To all whom it may concern:

' Be it known that I, HARRY A. CLARK, a

citizen of the United States, residing in the.

city of Crockett, county of Contra Costa, and State of California, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Sanitary Loaf-SugarDispensers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a sanitary loaf sugar dispenser wherein a series of rotatable compartments are formed by means of vertical flights, upon the periphery of rotatable drums and stationary horizontal shelves, each having an aperture therein, interposed between the drums and the flights thereon, and each compartment having a loaf of sugar therein, the said drums being adapted to be partially rotated a distance equal to the length of one compartment for the purpose of moving a. loaf of sugar on each shelf into the aperture therein, thereby permitting a loaf of sugar to drop from each shelf to the shelf below it, the sugar from the bottom shelf being dispensed to the operator, and the objects of my invention are lirst, to provide improved meansfor preventing' the handling of loaf sugar'in restaurants and other similar public places; second, to provide means for dispensing one loaf of sugar at a' time; and third, to provide means for replenishing an empty compartment from .the shelf above it after-ithas been moved away from the aperture through which it dispensed a loaf of sugar to the shelf below it. 1

I accomplish these several features by means of the device disclosed in the drawy ings forming a -part of the present specification, wherein like characters of reference designate similar parts throughout the said specification and drawings, and in which- Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view taken on lineB-B of Fig. 2, disclosing the stationary base, the rotatable base mounted thereon, the stationary shelves interposed between the drums having the vertical flights thereon, and the means for partially rotating the drcums. Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on -linc A-A of Fig. 1, disclosing the aperture in the lower flange or shelf, the vertical flights on the drums, and a loaf of sugar in each compartment between the vertical liights. Fig. 3 is a view of the lower shelf or flange disclosing in-full Specification of Letters Patent.

` .placed lever 21 being returned by means limited by serial No, 809.411.

lines the aperture therein and the successive arrangement, or relative po itions, of the apertures in the shelves above.

Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 is used to designate a suitable stationary base having a vertical shaft 2 rotatably mounted therein. The shaft 2 is provided with' the reduced portion 3, the squared portion 4 and the cylindrical extension 5'on the top thereof. A rotatable base 7, having a slot 6 therein land a depending sleeve 8, is rotatably mounted on the shaft 2.within the stationary base 1. The base 7 is also pr'ovided with xtheannular flange 9 having the aperture 25 therein, which, for purposes of better description, I shall hereinafter term the lowershelf. Supported by the lower shelf or flange 9 and secured thereto in` any suitable manner, is the cylindrical housing 10 within which are secured the stationary shelves 11 each having an` aperture 25 therein. Inter-posed between .the shelves 11 and secured to the squared portion 4 of the shaft 2, are the rotatable drums 12 having the vertically disposed flights lthereon. The flights 14 divide the annular horizontal spaces between the shelves 11 into rotatable compartments within each of which is a loaf of sugar. The lower drum 12 is provided with the inclined teeth 15, there being the same number of teeth as theie are iiights 14, so that as one of the teeth 15 is engaged by the spring pawl 16 on the end of the arm 17 rotatably mounted upon the reduced portion 3 of the shaft 2, and moved a distance equal to the length of one inclined tooth. the compartments between the {lights 14 will be advanced one compartment. This is accomplished by means of the extension 2O of the lever 21, said lever 21. operating through the slot 6 in the, rotatable base 7, which engages a slotl 18 in the arm 17, and moves the said arm 17 and pawl 16 thereon a distance equal to one tooth 15 whenever the said lever .21is depressed, said i of the spring 23 secured to the extension 20 and the base 7.

the length of the slot G in the rotatable base 7. A return movement of the drums 12 is prevented by means of the pawl 30 pivotally secured to the rotatable base 7. yIn order to properly inclose the loaf sugar and to protect the same, 1 have Patented Jan. 19, 1915.

The movement of the lever 21 is A provided a4 suitable cover 28which rests on the glass cylinder 32 surrounding the housing 10. `The cover 28 is arranged to rotata bly engage the extension 5 of the shaft t2.

Referring to Fig. 2 of the drawings, the

. drums-l2 rotate to the left, or in the oppo- '1n Figa site direction in which the hands a watch move. l

I have. illustrate-'l u full lines the locationo' the apertures i the lower shelf 9 while the, dotted lines indicate the relative or successive positions of the apertures in the upper shelves. That is to say, that a given vertical line of flights on Leing rotated, will first encounter the aperture in the leiveil shelf, next the aperture in the first shelf above, then the aperture in the next-shelf above and so on to thetop shelf. lVhile I have illustrated only five shelves it is evident that'a greater or lesser number may be used without departing from the spirit of the invention.

The operation is as follows: WVhen the lever 21 1s depressed, the extension 20 thereof, engages the slot 18 in the arm 17 and causes the oawl 16 to engage one of the teeth and advance the drums 12', and the flight 14 thereon, a distance equal to one compart ment.; This will cause the loaf of sugar in the compartment on the lower shelf 9 adjacent to the aperture therein to be moved into the said aperture, and as the lever 21 is depressed the said loaf will be dispensedl thereon through the said aperture 25 above it. Simultaneously, the empty compartment which was over the aperture 25 in the lower shelf 9 will be moved under the aperture 25 in the next shelf Y 11 above it. Briefly, whenever the lever 21 is depressed by means of the armi? andv pavvl 16, it moves all of the drums 12 and advances all of thc compartments, consequently, the compn rtments adjacent to the apertures will each deposit a loaf of sugar through the said apeiture and into the compartment below it, while all of the emptycompartments directly over the apertures will each be moved under the aperture in the shelf above it and receive a loaf of sugar through the said npvrture, from the compartment above it.` The rotatable base 7' is rotatably secured 4to the stationary base 1 so that an operator desiring a loaf of sugar can easily partially roi tate the base 7 and the lever 21 therein until the same is accessible without rotating the whole machine. i Y v It is obvious Afrom the v.foregoing that I .Lhave p1'o\'-'ided improved means vfor dispensing loaf sugar'vvhich will .effectively prevent GQ .the same from beinghaudlerl, also means for dispensing one. loaf of .sugar at a time, and means forreplenishing cach compartment from the shelf above it.

' 'lVhile I have illustrated the square or cube loaf sugar, it is evident that a device within the scope of my invention..

Having thus described my'invention v'vhat I claim as new and desire to secure by Let- 1. ln a sanitary loaf sugar dispenser, the

combination'of a stationary base; a vertical shaft rotatably mounted Within the base and shown herein but rather to avail myself of Y any modification which may properly fall having a reduced portion and a squared por- Y tion thereon; a rotatable base rotatably mounted on the shaft within the stationary hase, and having a slot therein and an annular flange thereon with an aperture therein; a cylindrical housing on the flange; stationary horizontal shelvesfsecured within the housing, each shelf havingan aperture therein, said apertures being arranged successively; drums having vertically disposed flights thereon and secured to the squared portion of the shaft, said flights being arf ranged to divide the spaces between the horizontal shelves into compartments, each compartment containing a loaf of sugar;an

inclined tooth on the lower drum for each {iight thereon; an arm having a spring pawl Y on the end thereof and rotatably mounted on the reduced portion ofthe shaft, said pawl being adapted to engage the inclined lteeth onthe lower drum; means pivotally secured to the 'rotatable base and operating through'the slot therein and adapted to en' l i gage the arm and partially rotate the drums and cause the flights thereon to move a loafofA sugar on each shelf in to the aperture therein; and means pivotally secured to thev rotatable base and arranged to prevent a return movement of the drums.

2. In a sanitary loaf sugar dispenser, the

combination of a stationary base; a vertical shaft rotatably mounted within'the base and having a reduced portion and a squared portion thereon; a rotatable baserotatably mounted on the shaftfa'nd within the'stationary base an annular flange near the top of the said base -with an aperture therein; fi-cylindrical housing secured to the flange; stationary horizontal shelves secured within the housand having a slotrtherein and ing, each shelf having an aperture'therein,

Vthe said apertures in each shelf being :1r-1

ranged successively; drums securedto the squared portion 'of the shaft and having y vertically disposed flights thereon,V 'said,`126

flights being arranged to,divide the space hctiveen'the stationaryshelves into compartments, each compartment being arranged to contain a loaf of sugar, except those `compartments that are immediately rover an aperture in the shelf below it; an inclined tooth on the lower drum for each Hight thereon; an arm rotatably mounted upon the reduced portion of the shaft and having a slot therein and a spring pawl on the end thereof, said pawl being arranged to engage the inelinedte'eth on the lower drum; a lever pivotally secured to the r tatable base and operating through the s ot therein, said i lever having-an extension arranged to enthe arm and cause the said gage the slot in Y l the teeth on the drum and arm to engage rotate the flights and cause the said flights to move a loaf of sugar on each shelf into the aperture therein; means for returning the arm and lever to a normal position; and means for-Vpreventmg a return move lment of the drums.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my sig nature in `the presence of two subscribingv 2o KARL F. SCHULTZ, JAMES F. MCCUE.

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U.S. Classification221/75, 221/120, 221/122
Cooperative ClassificationG07F11/42