US 1614054 A
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Jan. 11 1927.
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' Patented Jan l l, 1927'.
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I GUSTAV WOIIKEHHAIIEB, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOB F ONE-EAL! TO GEORGE A. scmmvr, or cnrcaeo, rumors. 'romn'r-ras'rn-ronnnonnnn.
Application fled larch 30, 1925. Serial go. 19,192. I
This invention relates to a novel and improved toilet paste tube holder and dispenser and Consists of the matters hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
Of the many preparations-pertaining to the toilet, one of the most diflicult to handle and to take care of in a cleanly way, whether in the dressing room or in a: traveling toilet case, is the tube or tubes of paste for dental, shaving or other purposes. The present method of handling and carrying such tubes and of dispensing the paste therefrom by hand is not only wasteful of the aste, but
l has the'l further objection that t e excess by the lines (i -6 of Figure 4.
paste pressed from the tube and exuded about the cap, is apt to be smeared over the support on which it is kept or carried and upon other toilet articles near it. I :The object of the present invention is to provide a novel and improved holder and dispenser fonsuch paste tubes, which is at once sanitary and sightly; which will segre 'gate the tube and protect it from distortion and from unnecessary loss of paste; which includes a feeding device to'act ulpon thev .prede tube and to dispense just the desire termined amount of paste tobe used and no more; and which will also contain and su port the brush required in. theuse of t e 1 The improved device in its-preferred form is. a unitary enclosed structure capableof attachment to a back or base hung on a wall 85 or door from which" it may be detached and conveniently packed in a traveling bag when required.
These and other objects and advantages of the invention will appear more fully as I proceed with my specification. I I
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved paste tube holder and dispenser at-,
tached to a back or base adapted to be hung upon a wall or door.
. Figure 2 is a rspective viewof the same as it appears w en removed from the back or base. Figure-3 is a top plan view of the device with the cover opened out to display. the
Figure 5 is a view representing on an enlarged scale a partial section tliroughFigure 4 in a plane indicated bythe lines 55 of Figure .4.
Figure 6 is a viewrepresenting a partial section through Figure 4 in a plane indicated Figure 7 is a view representing a, vertical section through Figure 6 in a plane indicated by the lines 7-7 of Figure 6.
Figure 8 is a view representing a longitudinal, central section through the device, in a planeindicated'by the lines 8-8 of Figure 4. v i
The invention, as illustrated in the drawings, is embodied in a paste tube holder and dispenser designed particularl tor a .tube of tooth paste and fora toot brush, and many pf the parts shown therein are adapt ed specifically for that use; but, as will be understood, said parts may be suitably varied and modified, when the device is de-' signed for other toilet pastes, as for example, shaving paste, requlrinefa different form of brush for application of the paste. Referring now to that embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings :The holder and dispenser includes a closed receptacle, which is .in the form of a deep, narrow elongated box, havin a hollow body 10 and a hollow lid or cover 1. The twosaid parts are'elongated open shells connected together at their bottom proximate edgesby meansof a hinge 12. By this construct-ion, the cover 11 may be swung u n its hinge to disclose the open interior of t e. body 10 and to hang down below the body, when the de- 95 vice is suspended in a vertical position against a back'orbase 13} hung upon a wall, as indicated in Figure 1. v Near the top end of the bodythere are located two co-acting feed rolls 14, 15, one
above the other, with their axes of rotation in a plane extending at right angles to the length of the body. These feed rolls are preferably, and as shown in the drawings, in the form of-the familiar fluting rolls, with longitudinally extending teeth 14*, 15 respectively, which are adapted to interengage and press and feed between them a paste tube, when said paste tube has its fiat end introduced between them.
For convenience in bringing a paste tube into operative engagement between the two rolls and for removing it after all the paste in the tube has been expressed, one of them,
in this casethe top feed roll 15, is so mounted that it may be swung away from its position of engagement with the bottom roll 14. Thereupon the flat end of the paste tube may be brought to a position to engage the bottom roll 14, and the top roll 15 may then be brought back into engaging position, in which position it is locked. The rotation of the feed rolls 14, 15 will theieafter act upon and compress the tube.
To the above end, the bottom roll 14 is journalle'd in a frame 16 fixed to the bottom wall of the box body 10. The top roll is journalled in a frame 17, fixed to a plate 17 which is adapted to swing on the horizontal axis of a hinge 18, extending parallel to the length of the box. 19, indicate short plates fixed to the sides of the box body 10 near its top end and rising above said body to a level above the top roll 15. The hinged plate 17 is connected at one end to the plate 19 by the hinge 18 and at its other end is detachably connected to the plate 20 by a suitable latch 21, the latch connection being such as to properly lock the top roll 15 in engagement with the bottom roll 14,
The rolls 14, 15 are somewhat shorter than the box body 10 is wide and their hearing frames 16, 17 are spaced inwardly at their ends from the side walls of the box to leave spaces 22, 23. The one roll, in this case the bottom roll 14, has an elongated bearing stud 24 which projects into the space 23 where a ratchet wheel 25 is fixed to said stud (see Figure 7). Said ratchet wheel has teeth on its side with which a vspring controlled pawl device 26 engages. The
ratchet wheel 25 is locked against back roand in engagement with the plunger 29.
Manifestly, by pressing the plunger 29 emma downwardly (by pressing a button 29 fixed to the top of the plunger 29) the arm 28 is depressed and operates the ratchet device 251:0 rotate the roll 14 through a predetermined are, controlled by the length of movement of the plunger 29. On account of the interengagement of the teeth of the two rolls 14, 15, the rotation of the bottom roll 14 will impart a rotative movement, in the opposite direction, to the roll 152 Manifestly, with a tube of paste engaged between the fluting teeth of the two rolls 14, 15, the aforesaid rotation will spread n out and squeeze together the two opposite walls of the tube, as shown in Figure 8, so as to squeeze all the paste from between them and force it forwardly toward and beyond the mouth of the tube, at the same time drawingthe exhausted flattened part r ofthe tube upward beyond the rolls.
As the paste tube is always enclosed as a whole within the box, comprised of the body 10 and cover 111, it is not necessary to replace the usual cap on the paste tube, after the tube has been introduced into the device,
inturned flanges 32, 32 (see Figure 5) for engagement with, said rail. The rail 31 terminates short of the hinge-end of the box to permit the removal of the block 30 from the rail 31 when it is not desired to use said block.
The block 30 has an aperture 31 to receive and support the neck of the tube. In Figure 8, 34 indicates the body of the tube; 35, the part of the body which has passed between the rolls 14, 15; and 36, indicates the neck of the tube engaged in the aperture A set screw 37 in the block may be provided for engagement with the neck of the tubeto hold the same in the aperture 33. 1
The block 30 has a suitable transverse recess to receive a gate 37*, which is normally lield in raised position above the area of the aperture 33 by a coiled spring 38 (see Figure 5). Said gate in this position projects above the plane normally occupied by the topwall 11 of the cover 11, when in closed position, a distance equalt-o the depth that it must descend in order to'close'the aperture 33. Thus, when tlie cover is closed, the
gate 54 normally open under the pressure of the spring 38, will be engaged by the top wall 11 of the cover and brought to a position to close the opening in the neck 36 of th e tube. I Then the cover is opened back, thegate 37* is released and will be raised by the spring 38 to uncover the opening in the neck of the tube.
The box of the device is made long enough, not only to accommodate the full length of the tubebelow the plane of the rolls 14, '15, as required when the tube of paste is first introduced, but also is long enough to receive and'contain. in this case a tooth brush. .A pin or stud 40 is fixed to the side of the bottom roll bearing frame 16 so as to' project somewhat into thespace 22 and a flat spring 41 is fixedto the adja-- cent plate 19 insuch manner that when a tooth brush 43 is suspended by its handle 44 from the stud 40, it will be retained on said stud by reason of the engagement ofthe spring 41 with said handle The bristle part of the brush 45, de nds down into the lower end of the box dy and a pad 46 treated with some antiseptic powder or solution is preferably supported in the cover will be brought into engagement with the against the top wall 11" thereof'in sucn p0- sitionthat when the cover is closed, said pad bristles of the brush. The pad is held in tion.
position by means of clips 47, 47 fixed t0 the top wall 11 of the-cover, so that the pad may be withdrawn from the clips and-renewed gr retreated with the antiseptic solu- The cover' ll is provided at its top end with a spring catch 48 (see Figures'l and 8) by means of which'it may be locked in closed relation against the body 10. Said catch is operated by a button 49; 'Thus, after the brush and paste havebeen used and the brush has been returnedto its place" *in the box, the cover.- may be closed and locked. The box as a whole is'detachably supported against the back 13 by n eans'of vtongues 50, 50 which are adapted for-engagement in eyes in the bottom-wall 10 of theboxa v x The convenience and ease with which the device may be used 'to dispense, paste for the brush will be manifest from the foregoing description. The user simply presses the button 49 and opens up the box, whereupon} the gate 37 (where sucha slide is used) 4 T rises leaving the neck of the tube open for I discharging the paste. The button 29 is then pressed on the plunger 29 to actuate the feed. rolls 14, 15 y means of which a 1 certain length of ribbon of paste is fed from the tube. This is'removed from the tube by the brush iii the usual manner and if more than this is required, the button 29 is again pressed, an equal length of ribbon being 0 thereby again dischar stud 40 andthe cpver-=isclosed aud'loeked,
. After the brushing and cleansing operation is completed, the brush again retuined to its position suspended from the paste from the tube. I
tube, said'gate the gate37 being again brought to position to close the tube in theoperation ,of closing the cover of the box.
.The block 30 with its gate 37 a being fixed= to the neck ofthe tubevby the set'serew 37 will move along its rail 31, towards the feed said rolls in their operation of squeezing When traveli-ngrit is only requiredto detach the box as a whole from the back or base 13 and place the box either loosely in rolls 14, 15 as thetube is drawn towards the traveling bag or in a toilet case, and
neither place is ther%any danger of the dis- 1' i charge of paste on the box.'
While in describing my invention I have referred to many details of mechanical construction and arrangement of parts, it is to be understood that the invention is in no e articles surrounding way limited thereto, except as pointed outv in the appended claims.
I clann as my-1nvent1on:- 1. In combination, a container including an open hollow body, a cover hinged thereto at its bottom end, means for detachably locking said cover to said body, interengag- 1 .ing fluted feed rolls mounted in said body, one, of said rolls being removable to disengage it from the other roll, means for locking said removable roll in engaged rela tion with the other roll, a pawl and ratchet device for rotating one of said rolls, and a spring controlled plunger for actuating said pawl and ratchet device.
2.- In combination, a container includin an open hollow body and acover hinge thereto,- 'mean3 for releasably locking said cover in closed relation to said body, interengaging-feed rolls locked in fixed position redetermined engaging feed rolls locked in fixed position on said body and adaptedto reoeivea tube between them, means for intermittently ro- "tating .said, rollsthrough a predetermined arc, a block sli'dably connected "to said body adapted to receive the neck of the tube, and
a normally opened spring controlled gate adapted to close againstethe neck of said of the cover of the q q 4. In combination, a container mcludmg an op n hollow body. and a cover hinged thereto, means for' re'leasably locking saidcover in closed relation to said body, interbeing 0 table by the closing 5; I a a engaging feed rolls locKed in fixed position on said body and adapted to receive a tube between them, means for intermittently 1'0- tating said rolls through a predetermined are, a block'slidably connected to said body adapted to receive the neck of the tube,
means for fixing said block to the neck end 7 of said tube, and a normally open spring con-trolled gate adapted to close against the neckof saidtube, said gate being operable 10 by the closing of thecover of the body.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I aflix my signature this 26th of March, A. D. 1925.