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Publication numberUS1480405 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1924
Filing dateJan 14, 1921
Priority dateJan 14, 1921
Publication numberUS 1480405 A, US 1480405A, US-A-1480405, US1480405 A, US1480405A
InventorsCordley Henry G, Long George R
Original AssigneeCordley Henry G, Long George R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liquid-dispensing device
US 1480405 A
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G. R. LONG ET AL LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE 2 -sheet 1 Original Filed J 14' 21 I n'fentor;

Jan. 8 1924. 1,480,405

G. R. LONG ET AL LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE Original Filed Jan. 14. 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Jan. 8, 1924.

c -UNITED; STATES GEORGE E. LONG, F WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT, ANDv HENRY G.'CORIDLE,Y,"OF I RIDGE, NEW JERSEY.

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Application filed January 14, 192 serial No. 437,352. Renewed July 13,1923. 7

To all whom 2'25 may concern; 7 1

Be it known that we, GEORGE R. Lone and HENRY G. CoRnLnY, citizens of theUnited States, residing, respectively, at Waterbury in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, and Glen Ridge, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Liquid-Dispensing Devices, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.

Our invention relates to liquid dispensing devices and has for its object to provide a device adapted to dispense syrups, fruit juices and other flavoring liquids from the original bottle or container in measured quantity to be diluted with carbonated or other water for beverage purposes, which will be simple and strong in construction, readily assembled and disassembled for cleaning or other purposes, and not liable to get out of order. A further object of our illvention isto provide 'a device forthe purpose statedwhich will be adapted to be supported on the edge of a table or counter so as to be in convenient position for use by the beverage dispenser and. will be soconstructed as to take up no more space along the 30 table or counter than is required by the diameter of the bottle or-other container from which the flavoring liquid is supplied so that a considerable number of the devices, each for a different flavoring liquid, may be arranged in easy reach of the beverage dispenser. A further object of the invention is to provide a device for thepurpose described from which the measuredquantity of liquid may be drawn by the beverage dispenser with one hand by pushing the glass'or other receptacle into position to receive the flavorin -liquid. r V

Vith the objects above explained and other objects hereinafter explained in view our invention consists in the construction and combination of elements hereinafter describedand claimed. 7

Referring to the drawings;

Figure 1 is avertical central sectional view from front to rear, of a liquid dispensing device embodying our invention;

Figure 2 is aside elevation of the same including the supporting means Figure 3 is a front elevation of thedevice as shown in Figure 2; V y

' interior of thecasing. The measuring ves- Figure 4 is a on line 1% of Figures 1' and.

axis of the turning pl parts b g shown assembled;

showing the cap,ficasing and turningyplug disassembled; 7 i I Figure 7 is a vertical cross sectional view on line 7-7 of Figure] 5; and I Figure 8 is anend view of the turning plug. Figures 5 to 8 inclusive areon a larger scale than the-other figures.

Inthe drawings 1 indicates thebase plate of the dispensing device formed of asingle, piece of metal preferably by casting and partialvertical sectional view a l. s lon i v wthe. faucet on a plane passing through the so Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure: 5. but, if

provided in its rear portion on its upper face,

with a cylindrical seat 2 for the open lower end of container 3, preferably of glass, and

is also provided on its upper face forward 7 of the seat 2 for the container, with a cylindrical seat 4: for the openv lower end of a measuring vessel 5. On its lower face below the seat 4 the base plate 1 is provided with a downwardly extending portion which forms the casing 6 of the faucet, having formed therein a tapered seat adapted to receive the turning'plug 7. On its lower face below the seat 2 for the container 3the base plate is-provided with a .seat 8' to receive the forwardly: extending portion 9 of a supporting armlO, v The upper face of ,the base plate within the seat 2 for the container 3 is preferably inclined downward towards the front of the device and at the centre of its front is formed an, opening or port 11 leading to the interior of the casing 6, throughwhich thecontents of the container will flow to the I position and which serves to prevent leak-l age.

The seat 4: for the measuring vessel'5 is screwthreaded to recelve the lower screwthreaded end of the 'measuring vessel. Through the portion within the seat {l is formed an opening or port 15 leading to the base, do d ten 1- p e erab y lled n its edge as shown to enable it to be readily rotated to cause its screwthreads to be en Igaged and disengaged with the screwthreads tapered turningplug 7 having. formed through it at right angles to. itsfaxis an openlngor port 19,. the lower end of which isadapted to be brought into, and out of registenwith the discharge port 18 by rotatiori ofthe turning. plug The upper end of this opening or port 19 terminates in a recess. 20 extending across the turning plug at'right anglesto its axis and of such length that when the turning plug is in normal, that is, in closed position, with the lower end of. itsport 19 out of register with the discharge port 18, the recess 20, will connect the end of port 11 with, the end of port 15 so that liquid will flow from the container 3 to the measuring vessel, and when, the turning. plug is rotated to open position, ,that is, tobring the lower end of itsport 19 into register with the discharge port 18, the recess 20 with the port 19 will form an open. passage for liquid to flow rins ng port 151 the measuring vessel to the discharge port.

' Y On theupperend of the container 3 rests a ring; 21, the upper portion of which is curved toform a, seat 22 for, a ring 23 of rubber. or other resilient material adapted to, serve. as, a supper-t. for the. shoulder of an inverted. bottle 24, which will ordinarily be thefhottle, in, which the fruit juice or otheriflayoring liquid'is received from the manufacturer. Into the open upper end (iii-the ven pipe 1'7 is inserted a pipe. 25 the upper end'of: which is bent over and inserted in an, opening" 26, formed tov receiize. it in the ring21' so that any liquid which maybe. forced up the vent pipe, 17 and.,pipe 25 will beconducted back intothe container.

As; liquid is drawn, into the-measuring vessel 5 the air, contained in it passes freely up,the' vent tube 25v into the container 3. When. the faucet is so turned as to permittheliquid to flow from the measuring vessel, air. will pass down the vent tube from'the container suflicient air leaking past the ring 23 to prevent any exhaustion of the air within, thev container.

The turningplug 7 is provided on one end, the rightfhand end.in Figure 3, with an operating handle comprising a radial, downwardly extendingportion 28 from the lower end ofwhich a portion 23 extends laterally beneath the casing 6 so that when inafter described or otherwise, by which it is held normally in closed position and by which it is returned to closed position when,

the operating lever is released.

When the turning plug is in closed position liquid flows freely from the container to the measuring vessel until it is filled to the level of the liquid in the container which will be the level of the mouth of the bottle 24, the liquid filling the measuring vessel and extending upward into the vent pipe 1 7 In orderto draw the liquid contained in th e measuring vessel into the glass 30, or other receptacle, it is only necessary to push the glass against the laterally extending portion 29 swinging the operating lever rearward rotating the turning plug till its port 19 is in register with the discharge port 18. The measured quantity of liquid in the measuringvessel then flows into the glass. When the glass is removed the turningplug is returned to closed position by the spring cutting off flow of liquid from the, measuring vessel but permitting liquid to flow from "the container into the measuring vessel to refill it.

Theconstruction and arrangement of-the spring device for rotating the turning plug to closed position is preferably that described and claimed in the application for Letters Patent of the United States filed by us December 1, 1920, Serial No. 427,560, and comprises an abutment 31 at the inner endof the tapered seat formed in the easing to receive the turning plug, having a central opening 32 with a ring 33 surrounding and extending rearward from it, and a shoulder, 34 surrounding the base oh the ring with a seat 35 about the base ofthis shoulder. Through the ring 33 andopening 32 extends inward toward the turning plug a cylindrical projection 36 carried by the cap '37 havin flange 38. with its edge resting against the seat 35; The cylindrical pro-jection36 has an opening through itrthe inner portion of'which is adaptedto receive a central projection 40 on the inner end of the turning plug? which isflattened on one side or is otherwise -made non-circular in cross section. The outer. portion ot'zthe opening through the cylindrical. projection 36 is circular in crosssection and is of greater diameter than the inner portion so as to leave @ShQHjldBr 41, between the inner and outer portions. In this outer portion of the opening through the cylindricaLprojection 36 is received the'hea-d of a screw 42 which engages a screwt-hreaded opening,

in the end of the projection 40 on the turning plug and serves to hold the. cap and rection to rotate the port. 19 out of register with the discharge port 18, and to resist rotation of the turning plug in a direction to bring the port 19 into register with the discharge port.

Inthe flange 38 of the cap is formed a slot 48 of suflicient length to permit of the necessary movementof rotation of the turning plug, into which slot extends a stop pin 49 carried by an arm 50 secured to the under side of the base plate 1.

From this description it will be understood that the spring 44 serves to hold the turning plug normally in closed position with the operating handle in the position in which it is shown in Figure 2, and also serves to return the turning plug to normal position as soon as the glass 30 pushed against the laterally extending portion 29, is removed. I

The supporting arm 10 is arranged at the rear of the base plate 1 with its: upper portion 9 extending forward, as above described beneath the base plate. At itslower end the supporting'arm 10 is provided with a rearwardly extending portion 52 which is secured by a thumbscrew 53 on the upper arm of a clamp 54 through the lower arm of which extends a. clamping screw 55 adapted to bear against the under side of a table 56 or like support.

B,y reason of this construction of the support the dispensing device may be secured to the rear edge of a table or counter so as to be in easy reach of the person dispensing beverages and, as the device takes up along the edge of the table or counter only the space required to accommodate the bottle 24, the operating handle for the faucet extending beneath the base plate within the lines of the side edges of the base plate, a considerable number of these dispensing devices may be arranged together along the edge of the table or counter so as to provide for a variety of flavoring liquids. The supporting arm 10 being arranged at the rear of the base plate ample space is afi'orded for the rearward swing of the operating arm of the faucet. \Vhen, as is the usual arrangement in dispensing beverages, the faucet for the carbonated water is arranged between syrup dispensing devices, the person dispensing the beverages may use one hand to control the faucet for the carbonated water and may with the other hand,

by pushing the glass against the laterally extending portion 29 of the operating arm,

draw the required amount of the particular flavoring liquid desired and then carry the glass to the carbonated water faucet. By thus obviating the necessity of removing one hand from the carbonated waterfauoet the operation of dispensingis facilitated and a material saving of time effected.

It will of course be understood that we do not desire to be limitedto the particular construction and arrangement of parts shown and described as it is evident-that many of the details shown and described may be varied without departing from the spirit of our invention.

Having thus described'our invention What we claim is 1. In a dispensing device, a base plate having the rear portion of its upper face adapted to receive'a liquid container, having the front portion of its upper face adapted to receive a measuring vessel, and having on its lower facebelow theportion which receives the measuring vessel, a faucet casing integral with said base plate having a sea-tfor a turning plug, ports leading from i the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug, and a discharge port leading downward from the seat, and a turning plug in said seat having an op-.

erating handle provided with a laterallyextending portion below the faucet.

2. In a dispensing device, a base plate having the rear portion of its upper face adapted to receive a liquid container, having the front portion of its upper face adapted to receive a'measuring vessel, and having on 1ts lower face below the portion which receives the measuring vessel, a faucet casing having a seat for a turning plug, ports leading from the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug, and

a discharge port leading downward from said seat, a turning plug in said seat having an'operating handle provided with a laterally extending portion below the faucet, and a support for the base plate at its rear.

3. In a dispensing device, a base plate having the rear portion of its 'upper face adapted to receive a liquid container, having the front portion of its upper face adapted to receive a measuring vessel,and having on its lower face below the portion which receives the measuring vessel, a faucet casing having a seat for a turning plug, ports leading from the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug, and a discharge port leading downward from the seat, a turning plug in said seat having an operating handle provided with a laterally extending portion below the faucet, and having a port extending transversely through it, and a spring arranged to hold the turning plug normally with its transverse port out of register with the discharge port.

4;. In a dispensing device, a base plate having the rear portion of its upper face adapted to receive a liquid container, having the front portion of its upper face adapted to receive a measuring vessel, and having On its lower face below the portion which receives the measuring vessel, a faucet casing having a seat for a turning pliw, ports leading from the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug, and a discharge port leading downward from the seat, a turning plug in said seat having an operating handle provided with a laterally extending portion below the faucet, and having a port extending transversely through it, a spring arranged'to hold the turning plug normally with 'its'transverse port out of register with the discharge port, and means carried by the base plate for limiting the rotation of the turning plug.

5. In a dispensing device, a base plate having on the rear portion of its upper face a seat for the open lower end of a liquid container, having on its upper face forward of the seat for the container, a seat for the open lower end ofca measuring vessel, and having on its lower face below the seat for the measuring vessel, a faucet casing having a seat for a turning plug, having ports leading from the seats, for the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug and a discharge port leading downward from the seat, a liquid container having its lower end secured in its seat, a measuring vessel having its lower end secured in its seat, and a vent tube leading from the measuring vessel into the container.

6. In a dispensing device, a base plate having on the rear portion of its upper face a seat for the open lower end of a 7 liquid container, having on its upper face forward of the seat for the container, a seat for the open lower end of a measuring vessel, and having on its lower face below the seat for the measuring vessel, a faucet casing having a seat for a turning plug, havports leading from the seats for the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug and a discharge port leading downward from theseat, a liquid containeropen at both ends having its lower end secured in its seat and having itsupper end adapted to receive and support an inverted bottle, a measuring vessel closed at its upper end having its lower end secured in its seat, and a vent tube leading which receives the measuring vessel, a

faucet casing having a seat for a turning plug, ports leading from the container and measuring vessel to the seat for the turning plug, and a discharge port leading downward from said seat, a turning plug in said seat having an operating handle provided with a laterally extending portion below the faucet, and a support for the base plate at its rear consisting of an upwardly extending arm having its upper portion ex tending forward beneath and secured to the base plate and provided at its lower end with means for securing it to a table or counter.

In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures this 9th day of December, 1920.

GEORGE E. LONG.

HENRY G. CORDLEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/181.1, 222/444, 222/442, 141/375, 141/360
International ClassificationB67D3/00, B67D3/04
Cooperative ClassificationB67D3/0003, B67D3/048
European ClassificationB67D3/04F1, B67D3/00B