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Publication numberUS1208189 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1916
Filing dateDec 7, 1915
Priority dateDec 7, 1915
Publication numberUS 1208189 A, US 1208189A, US-A-1208189, US1208189 A, US1208189A
InventorsHoward O Miller
Original AssigneeHoward O Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle for powdered materials, &c.
US 1208189 A
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all: whom it may concern own that l, liowano llhnnim, a n of the United States, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroe and tit te of New York, have invented new and useful Tmprovements in Receptacles for Powdered Materials, duo, of which the following is a. specification.

This invention relates to receptacles or holders adapted to contain powdered n1aterial, such as tooth and toilet powders.

The object of the invention is to provide a. receptacle adapted to hold two or more charges separated from each other, and provided with means whereby all the charges may be simultaneously confined, and either charge may be selectively dispensed.

The invention is embodied in the improve ments which T will now proceed to describe and claim.

Uf the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification: Figure 1 represents a perspective View, partly broken ay, of a. powder receptacle embodying my invention; Fig. 2 represents a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 2 represents a modification; 3 represents a top view re receptacle, the valve hereinafter de-= ciibed being removed; Fig. t represents a top view of the valve; Fig. 5 represents a perspective view of a did'erent form of r ceptaclc embodying the invention, the cl0- sure hereinafter described being removed; 6 represents a section on line 6-6 of 5, showing a part of the closure; Fig. iepresents a view of the inner side oi? the closure.

itester-ring to Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4:, 12 represents the body of a cylindrical receptacle preferably of sheet metal, internally subdivided by radial partitions 13 into a plurality of compartments, three being here shown. The body of the cylinder has a fixed head 15 at one end, forming the outer ends of the compartments. lln said head are formed openings corresponding in number and position to the compartments, each opening constituting a dispensing outlet for one of the compartments and permitting powdered material to be discharged therefrom. As here shown, there aretwo circular outlets 16, through which powder may issue in relatively large streams, and a third outlet provided by a group 16 of relatively small holes through which powder may be sifted. The said outlets are arranged in a circular Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 12, ll ll tfihl.

Serial No.

series concentric with the longitudinal cen ter of the receptacle. 1'? represents a valve formed as a disk, preferably of sheet metal, closely fitting the outer side of the head 15 and pivoted thereto by a rivet 18 located at the longitudinal center of the receptacle. The valve 17 is formed to simultaneously close the compartment outlets, and is provided with a single port 19 formed and arranged to register with either of the compartment outlets, the valve at the same time closing the other outlets, so that powder may be dispensed from either compartment. The end of the receptacle opposite the head 15 is open and constitutes a filling opening communicating with all the compartments, said opening being closed by a removable cover or closure 20.

Figs. 5, 6 and 7 illustrate another embodiment of the invention, the receptacle being a shallow circular box 120 having a fixed bottom or head 150, and internally subdivided by radial partitions 130 into a plurality of compartments. The periphery of the receptacle is provided with outlets 160, 160 and 160 corresponding to the outlets 16, 16 and 16 in function and in an rangement relatively to the compartments.

The valve is a circular band 170 preferably of sheet metal, closely embracing and adapted to turn upon the periphery of the receptacle, the valve being provided with flanges 171 bearing on the top and bottom sides of the receptacle. The valve has a single port 190 adapted to register with either of the compartment outlets. Said outlets may be simultaneously closed by the valve, and either outlet may be exposed so that powder may be dispensed from either compartment, the others being closed. The valve may be provided with a handle 172. i The closed bottom or head 150 forms portions of the walls of all the compartments, and its top is annular and has a filling opening 173 communicating with all the compartments. Said opening is closed by a removable cover or closure 200, which maybe secured in place by ofl set lugs 201 on its inner side arranged to enter slots 202 in the annular top of the receptacle, the arrangement being such that a partial rotation of the cover, after its lugs have been dropped through said slots, causes the lugs to bear on the inner surface of the annular top and secure the cover in place.

The valve 17 may be pivotally connected with the body 12 by a marginal flange 17 on the valve turned over a marginal bead l2 on the body, as shown by Fig. 2*.

Each of the described embodiments of the invention is a selective powder dispenser including a cylindrical body, a fixed head at one end of the body, the opposite end of the body being open, and partitions subdividing the body into a plurality of compartments the Walls of which are formed by the body, head and partitions. Said compartments are open at the open end of the body, so that they may be conveniently charged. The ends of the partitions at the open end of the body are formed to collectively constitute a seat for the removable closure which closes the open endyso that a body, a fixed head at one end of the body,

the opposite end of the body being open, and .4

powder at the open end of the body, a cloi sure removably engaged with the open end of the body and bearing simultaneously on said partitions to simultaneously close the compartments, each compartment having an independent outlet, and the said outlets being in a circular series, and a valve mounted on the exterior of the dispenser and rotatable relatively thereto on an axis equidistant from the compartment outlets, said valve being adapted to simultaneously close all the outlets, and provided with a single port adapted to register singly and succcs sively with the said outlets.

In testimony whereof I have afiixcd my signature.


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U.S. Classification222/142.9, 222/480, 220/553, 220/253, 222/485
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/24