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Publication numberUS1577235 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 16, 1926
Filing dateAug 19, 1924
Priority dateAug 19, 1924
Publication numberUS 1577235 A, US 1577235A, US-A-1577235, US1577235 A, US1577235A
InventorsWilliam Hucks
Original AssigneeSodastream Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for use in removing measured quantities of the contents of bottles and like containers
US 1577235 A
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2 Sheets-Sheet 2 March 16 1926.


Filed August 19, 1924 Il l Patented Marll, 192.6. l

PATENT ori-ica I wxLLIAiir avoirs, oFy CAMDENTOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND, AssreNonoF ONE-HALF 'ro-soDas'im-:AM LIMITED', or LoNDoN, ENGLAND.l

IDEvrcrE Fonos-E 1N ymiiinnrrNe MEASURED QUANTITIES or Tim CONTENTS 0F l i Do'rfrLEsvAND LixncoNfrArNEas.

Application' filed August 19, 1924;, serial No. 733,019.

To all whom t 71mg/ conce/"n: 1 q l 1 lBe it knownthat I, VILLIAM `HUci{s. a subject ofthe King of Great Britain, residing :it James Street, Camden'lown, 1n the county of London, England, have vinvented a new-and useful Iniproved'Device for Use in Removing Measured Quantities of the Contents of Bottles and like-Containers, of which the following is a specification.l

This invention Arelates to devices, apparatus, or attachments by means of which measured quantities of the contents can be removed from a'bottle, the .objectof the invention being to provide a device which is much more simple and reliable than devices heretofore used for this purpose.

The device, according to my invention consists of a cylindrical casing or body-part having opposite openings constituting respectively an outlet for liquid from the bottle to the measuring vessel and an outlet for the liquid from the measuring vessel which is constituted by a hollow rotary drum, or cylinder, which fits inside,.and can be partially rotated in, the casing, or body-part 'by means, for example', of a handle outside the casing or bodypart. The said drum, or cylinder is made 'to constitute ay single chamber and is rotated about an aXis which is at right angles to the axis of the opening which is secured to thebottle, an opening (or openings) being plrovided through the periphery, or side of t e drum, in lcommunication with the interior thereof which opening, or openings, by movement or partial rotation of the drum, or cylinder, can be brought linto position before one, or other of the openings in the side of the casing, yor body-part, but is, or are,'incapable of being in communication at the same time with both openings in the casing or bodyart. The side of the casing, or body-part, is provided with a cap-piece, or continuation from the opening by which liquid is'to pass from the bottle into the drum or cylinder, which vconstitutes the measuring vessel. The said cap-piece, or continuation, is adapted to receive the mouth, or neck, of the bottle and is provided with an internal rubber washer to effect a tight closure around the mouth or neck.

I will describe, with reference' to the accompanying drawings, how the invention can be performed.

Figure lis a side elevation and Figures 2,k 3 and 4 aresections of a device in accordance with this invention, Figure 2 showing the position when the device is out of use, Figurev 3 showing the position when the bottle is inverted to till the measuringvessel and Figure 4 showing the position when ythe liquid is being discharged from-the said measuring vessel. Figure 5 is a transverse section in the position shown in yFigure 4. Figures 6 and '7 show` separately one of the lever-lids used as closing ends for the measuring vessel. Figures 8, 9, 10 and 11 show a modification, Figure 8 beingfa side elevation, Figure 9 a longitudinal section andy Figures 10 and 11 transverse sections showing, respectively, the device in the normal position when out of use and in the pouring,or discharging, position.

Referring first to Figures 1 to 7 :,-The casing, or bodypart ofthe device is marked A. It has an inlet opening at affor liquid from the bottle (indicated at B) and anopeni'ng at a2 from which the measuredquantity of liquid is poured. Thedrum, or cylinder, C, constituting the measuring vessel is capablerofl being moved through part of arotation in the casing, or body-part, A, by means of the handle o1 the slot a3 in the cas ing, or body-part A allowing of this movement. A cap-piece A2 is formed on the part A and lined with rubber a for the reception of the end of the neck of the bottle which is normally in communication with the interior of the vessel C through the openings a and c.

The drum, or cylinder, C can be ver simply made as shown from a short cylindrical part with the ends constituted by cupped metal covers op, c, resembling those which are sometimes used to close tins and are known as lever-lids.

The connection between the said bottle and the measuring device may be effected by any suitable means, for instance, simply by the grip yof the rubber washer, as shown,

or the known wire-lever fastening, one partv thereof being connected with the cap-piece and the other part being engaged with the bottle-neck.

When it is desired to obtain a measured quantity of liquid from the bottle B, the opening c in the drum, or cylinder, C is brought into coincidence with the ope-ning a in the casing, or body-part, A and in the -ap-piecc A as `ishown in Figure 2, and the bottle is inverted, as shown in Figure Z3, when liquid, from the bottle B will pass into the interior of the drum, or cylinder, C and when the bottle istiltedand the "said drum, or cylinder is further partly rotated to bring the opening 0 therein into` coincidence with the outlet a2, as shown in Figure 4, the contents of the drum, or cylinder, C will be discharged through the openings c and (finto the receptacle placed to receive it, whilst the opposite opening a through the casing, or bodypart A, is closed and prevents the flow of liquid from thebottle through the drum, or cylinder, to the outlet. rlhe bottle, with the device attached` to it,` is then inverted and ready to be again manipulated, as explained, when a further measured quantity of liquid from the bottle is required.

ln the modification shown in Ficures 8 to ll (where the parts corresponding to those shown in Figures l to 7 are marked with the same reference letters) the construction is such that a counterweighted lever D, will move over in reverse directions (to an extent limited by the stopsz) when the bottle is tilted, or brought back to its upright position, the said lever being shown as a double-armed lever connected with the trunnions formed on, or fixed to, the ends oi' the drum, or cylinder', C, constituting the measuring vessel. As the e.\:tent.ot1 movement is necessarily somewhat limited there are two openings c and c? in the drum, or cylinder, in order that, during thetipping movement, the openings for the passage ot' liquid 'from the. bottle into the drum, or cylinder, C and for pouring out the liquid from the said drum, or cylinder, shall not be open at the same time.

What I claim isl. An apparatus adapted to be attached to bottles :for removing measured quantities ol" the contents therefrom, said device comprising' a casing having a conical opening adapted to be secured over the outlet of a bottle, a drum with closed ends having an opening in its side mounted in said casing, the axis of said drum being at right angles to the axis ofsaid conical opening, `and the whole of the interior otsaid drum constituting a single chamber for holding liquid, and means such that when` the bottle is inverted and the drum is moved round into one position said chamber will be in communication with the interior ot the bottle so that some` of the liquid contained in the bottle will outlet from the said device so that liquid will How outfrom theehamber through the said outlet."

2. An apparatus in accordance with claim 1, in which device'there is combined with the measuring drum, a counterweighted lever which causes the requisite relative opening and closing at the proper times, of the openings in theeasing and the drum.

3. An` attachment for bottles for removing measured quantities of the contents therefrom comprising `a cylindrical casing having an opening in its curvedsurface, a trun cated conical hollow member with its axis at right angles to that of the casing conf nected to another opening `in the casings side adapted to lit snugly over the bottle head, and a drum with an opening in its-A curved surface fitted in theicasing and rotatable therein` in combination with means for turning said drum so that its opening comes successively .opposite thetwo openings in the casing, substantially as described.

4. An attachment for bottles for removing measured quantities of the. contents therefrom comprising a cylindrical easing having an opening in its curved surface, a` trun# cated conical hollow member withitsaxis at right angles to that of the casing connected to another opening in the Casin s side adapted to fit snugly over the bott e-head by means of arubber lining, and a drum with an opening in its curved surface fitted in the `casing and rotatable therein, in com4 bination with means for turning said drum so that its opening comes successively opposite the two openings in the casing.

5. An attachment for bottles for removing measured quantities of the contents therefrom comprising a cylindrical casing having an opening in its curved surface, a truncated conical hollow member with 4its axis at right angles to that of the casing connected to another opening in the casings side, adapted to iit snugly over the bottle head by .means of a rubber lining, and a drum with an opening in its curved surface fitted in the casing and rotatable therein, in combination with a counterweighted lever for turning said drum so that its opening comes successively` opposite the two openings in the casing according as the bottle is turned one way or the other upon its axis. v

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to thisspecification.

WM. HUcKs.` i


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U.S. Classification222/363, 222/500, 215/313, 222/545
International ClassificationG01F11/10, G01F11/22
Cooperative ClassificationG01F11/22
European ClassificationG01F11/22