US 1603764 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 19 1926.
A. GUDMUNDSEN PASTE EJECTOR Filed June 6, 1923 Patenteol Qct. 19, 1926.
PATENT AUSTIN GUDMUNDSEN, 017' SALT LAKE CXTY, UTjl-.
Application filed .Tune 6, 1923.
The invention has relation to ejectors for collapsible tube contain-ers and consists in' the novel construction and arrangement of its parts as hereinafter shown and described.
The object of the invention is to provide a device which is adapted to hold a collapsible tube containing' tooth paste, shaving cream, cold cream or the like and furnish means Whereby the tube Outlet may be kept scaled When the device is noiV in use. The device is provided With a pair of resilient spaced parallel fingers that grip the sides of the discharge nozzle of the tube and hold the face of the nozzle against a plate which serves as a sealing to the nozzle opening, the` plate being faced With a -pliable or r-esilient material such as cork, rubber, or the like, thus preventing air from entering` the tube. The tube is movable transversely along the iingers so that When it is desired to eject the contents from the container the nozzle may be shifted along the fingers and away from the sealing;` plate referred to. A journaled longitudinally slotted drum or reel is provided that grips the tube at its flattened, sealed end so that When the reel is turned the material of the tube Will be wound upon it, thus forcing the contents toward the discharge nozzle.
lin the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a front view of the device. Figure 2 is a side view showing' a tube container attached thcreto., and Figure 3 is a top view.
The ejeotor comprises the frame member 1, an end portion of which is bent substantially at right angles to form the sealing plate 2. rl`he resilient spaced, parallel fingers 8 are attached to the sealing plate 2. To facilitate spreading the fingers apart the bends t at the end portions of the fingers are provided. rfhe reel 5 is journaled in the bracket 7 and is provided With a long slot 6 and handle 8. The bracket 7 is slidably Serial No. 643,812.
secured to the frame member 1 and is free to move along the frame. If desired the bracket 7 may be secured solid to the frame and the sealing plate 2 With the fingers may be slidably attached to the frame The device can be permanently fixed to the Wall or the like With screws or the like as shown.
In practice the parts operate as follows: The sealing cap of the collapsible tube container 9 is removed and the nozzle of the container placed between the fingers 3 of the ejector so that the face of the nozzle is held flat against the sealing plate 2. The flattened sealed end of the tube is then inserted in the longitudinal slot 6 and the reel given a turn by twisting on the handle 8. l/Vhen it is desired to eject a quantity of the contents of the container, the nozzle of the container is movcd along the fingers 3 and off the sealing plate 2. The reel '6 is then turned With the handle 8, the tube thus being Wound upon the reel and the contents forced toward the discharge end and from the nozzle. To seal the tube the nozzle is moved along the arms 3 and onto the sealing plate 2.
Having described my invention, what i claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is An ejecting device for paste tubes comprising a frame member havingl an upright portion and a flat horizontal portion, spaced apart resilient fingers secured to said frame, and lying above said horizontal portion, for clampinf): and holding the neck of a paste tube in sealing position against said horizontal frame portion, and a sliding member mounted on said upright portion of the frame and having means for supporting and guiding a member for compressing a tube.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.