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Sept. 29, 1925.
W. E. ROBERTS DISPENSING DEVICE Filed April '7, 192g A TTORNEY.
- r r. Patented Sept. 29, 1925. 55 ,7@o
UNITED STATES PATENT 1 OFFICE."
WILLIAM ELLSWORTH ROBERTS, OF KENOSHA, WISCONSIN.
. DISPENSING DEVICE.
Application filed April 7, 1922. Serial No. 550,336.
7 '0 all whom it may concern: nication with the passage 2. The passage 7 Be it known that I, WVILLIAM ELLswoR'rH also has screw threaded engagement 8 with ROBERTS, a citizen of the United States, rethe nipple 9 of an ordinary paste tube 10. siding at Kenosha, in the county of Kenosha The numeral 11 designates a barrel that has 55 and State of Wisconsin, have invented new screw threaded engagement 12 with the nipand useful Improvements in Dispensing Deple and threaded throughout its interior as vices, of which the following is av specificaindicated at 13. A cap 14 has screw threadtion. ed engagement 15 with the said mentioned This invention relates to a tooth brush and threads and is provided with a slot 16 for 60 has for its primary object the combining of receiving an instrument whereby the cap a tooth brush and paste tube in a single may be turned and fed along the interior of article. the barrel thereby pressing the end of the An object of the invention is to construct tube and forcing paste through the passage a tooth brush having means for feeding and then through the outlets onto the bris- 65 paste to the bristles of the brush. tles. It is, of course, to be understood that Another object of the invention is to plothe barrel 11 may be loaded with paste and vide a fountain tooth brush of simple, inexthe tube disposed of. pensive construction which is accurate in its In the remaining figures I have illustrated operation. another mechanical method of forcing paste 70 A feature of my invention is the novel from the tube. In this particular instance manner of connecting an ordinary paste tube the barrel 17 is provided with spiral slots 18 to a brush so that paste may be readily fed encircling part way of the barrel for the to the brush head and the latter properly purpose now to be described. A follower 19 SUPPO G during the b g perationis slidably mounted within the barrel and 75 Besides the above my invention is distinabuts one end of the tube 20. Buttons 21 guished in the use of mechanical means for have their shanks 22 passed through the exerting great pressure to force paste slots and secured to the follower. It will be through the outlets. noted that the follower has a concave surlVith these and other objects in view the face 23 that engages the end of the tube and so invention will be better understood from the facilitates crimping thereof. From this confollowing detailed description taken in contructi n it. will b Seen th t it is only necesnection with the accompanying drawing al-y t li htly res th butto along the wherein: slot and the cam action between the walls of Fig. 1 is a sectional view through a b us the slot and the shanks will exert pressure 85 constructed in accordance with my invengreat enough to squeeze the proper amount tion. of paste from the tube through the passage Fig. 2 is an end elevation. into the outlets. In this particular construc- Fig. 3 is a plan view of another formtion the buttons are always exposed to view Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of nd m b very il m i ulated, 9o Fig. 3. It is, of course, to be understood that the Fig. 5 is an end elevation of Fig. 3. invention may be constructed in various Again referring to the drawing illustratother manners and the parts associated in ing two of the many constructions for medifferent relations and, therefore I do not chanically forcing paste from the brush and desire to be limited in any manner except as 95 more particularly to Figures 1 and 2 the set forth in the claims hereunto appended.
numeral 1 designates a brush head having a Having thus described my invention what passage 2 communicating with outlets 3 ar- I claim is:
ranged among the bristles 1. This head is 1. A dispensing device for tooth brushes provided with a threaded base 5 that has comprising a barrel provided with spiral 10o screw threaded engagement with the nipple slots and having an outlet, a paste tube ar- 6 also provided with a passage 7 in commuranged within the barrel and having its outlet in communication with the outlet of the barrel, a follower slidably mounted within the barrel and having a concave surface engaging the end of the tube, and buttons se- 5 cured to the follower and moving in said slots.
2. A dispensing device comprising a barrel having spiral slots formed therein, a follower Within the barrel, and operating elements connected to the follower projecting through and movablein said slots for giving rectilinear as Well as partial rotary movement to the IEOHOWGL- TVILLIAM ELLSV ORTH ROBERTS.