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Publication numberUS1170181 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1916
Filing dateJan 22, 1914
Priority dateJan 22, 1914
Publication numberUS 1170181 A, US 1170181A, US-A-1170181, US1170181 A, US1170181A
InventorsWalter C O'kane
Original AssigneeWalter C O'kane
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paste-spreading device.
US 1170181 A
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wan'rnac. comma, or nunnam. NEW HAMPSHIRE rAs'rE-srnnanmo DEVICE.

Specification)! Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 1, 1916.

Application filed J'anuary'22, 1914. Serial No. 813,785;

The invention is embodied in the example herein shown and described, theinyention not being confined to precisely the forms of the parts shown.

is a view in side elevation showing the spreader attachment turned to operative position. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the attachment moved to tube'closing position. Fig. 3 is a similar view of the upper 7 portion of the tube looking at the spreader from the left hand side of Fig. 2.. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the-upper end of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 illustrates one purpose of the device and mode of using .the same. p y

In the views 6 designates a tube of flexib'le metal having a' rigid neck 6 perforated to afiord an exit'for the, liquid, paste or other content-s1 of the tube by pressure applied to the'flexible walls of the tube. The

which the spreader and closure are connected with the nozzle are conveniently formed of the same piece as the spreader and closure. The hinging line of the spreader and closure is located at one side of the axis of the discharge opening in the nozzle and the end of the nozzle ;1s cut or formed on an arc concentric with said line so that the general eliect is a-rounded beveling of the end of the nozzle. The closure portion 8 is-likewise formed on a like are concentric with the axis of said hinging line so that the closure can be rocked from the open posi tion, as shown in Fig. 1, to the position shown in Fig. 2, thereby effectively closing the discharge end of the nozzle. The spreaderportion 8 is arranged at an acute angle the closure portion so as to form substantially a continuation of the bevel of the endof the nozzlewhen the spreader and closure are moved to open position, as shown'in Fig. 1. The free edge of the closureportion 8 abuts against the shoulder at the top of the tube 6, as shown in Fig.

'1, and so determines the operative position of the s reader. 7 a

This evice is especiallyuseful in the application of tooth paste to toothbrushes. .The practice w th this material is illustrated in Fig. 5 but it Is also very serviceable in the application of adhesive paste. .The cover and spreader are first turned to the POSltlOn. shown in .Fig. 1 and the tube held p inclined and drawn with-the Spreader.a,p Inthe accompanylng drawings F gural proximately flat upon theobje'ct to which the paste 18 to be applied. "Just before or simultaneously with the drawing of the spreader on-the object the paste is squeezed from the tube by pressure in the quantity desired. After such a use the spreader is restored the position, shown in Fig. 1 to close the 'scharge orifice and thereby prevent drying andhardening by evaporation of the paste left in the discharge orifice.

Heretofore the discharge orifice of such a tube has commonly been'closed with a threaded cap which is oftentimes difiicult and troublesome to turn on. 'Withmy device the orifice is either closed or opened by simple direct pressure applied with the finger or otherwise to the projecting spreader portion of the device.

What I claim is:

1. The-combination with a paste container having a beveled discharge end, of a spreader loosely hinged to the container to form sub stantially a continuation of the beveled end.

2.' The combination with a paste container 'having a discharge end, of a spreader loosely hinged to the container to lie, in use, beyond the discharge end, and a closure for the discharge moved with' the spreader.

3. The combination with a paste container having a discharge end, of a spreader and aclosure for thedischarge end hinged thereto on an axis located at one side of the axis of said discharge end, the discharge end being beveled at its extremity on an are concentric with the axis. of the hinge, and

the closure being curved to substantially a spreader and a closure for the discharge charge end; the closure being extended to end hinged thereto .on an axis located at form a stop to engage said shoulder to hold one side of the axis of said discharge end, the spreader in spreading position. the discharge end at its extremity being WALTER C. OKANE. formed on an arc concentric with the hing- Witnesses Q ing axis, and the closure being curved to C. H. -HADLEY,' Jr., Substantially coincide with the beveled dis- C. F. JACKSON;

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4282992 *Nov 30, 1979Aug 11, 1981Bernard ChesslerClosure device for a dispensing container
US4887924 *Feb 19, 1988Dec 19, 1989501 Blistex Inc.Angled tip applicator
U.S. Classification401/186, 401/262, 401/266, 222/557, 222/558
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0041