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Publication numberUS1631430 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1927
Filing dateJul 27, 1925
Priority dateJul 27, 1925
Publication numberUS 1631430 A, US 1631430A, US-A-1631430, US1631430 A, US1631430A
InventorsSigmond Schreiber
Original AssigneeSigmond Schreiber
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing apparatus
US 1631430 A
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Jime 7 1927.

s. SCHREIBEB msrzmsme APPARATUS 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 1925 v M M MM .June 7, 1927, 1,631,430

S. SCHREIBER DISPENSING APPARATUS Filed July 1925 Shoots-Sheet 2 1YIII/I/IIl/II/I VIIIIIIZVIIIII w 6 5. gab/verifier.

June 7, mL-I.

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' patented June 7, 1927} if n j "sreivronnserrnnrnnn or lerr'rsnnaen,.rEnrrsYLvANIa;

lThiSiiIlVGlfllOIl -I6lZlt6S 'lLO i-nrpnoveinents :in dispensing: apparatus an d. ln'ore particularly to an apparatus for employment in hotels,

cafes, restaurants, and other eatingiplac'es,

for dispensing sugar in regulateda quantities to avoid waste and likexvise:iavoid xc'ontaani-Z nation of the hul'k of the. commodity.

One'ot" the objects ol the; present invention is .to provide an apparatus :forrthe purpose stated which will lbe l neat: andaattractive in appearance .and'. in Whiehrthe operating partsbe readily actuated to deliver illhiei commodity I therein in definite:predeterminedquantities.

In i'this connection, the rrn'ven'tron :oon templates the provision of a rlelivery :anean'si so constructed that when, latter actuation, yit assumes vitsviinornral position, it will collect and retain a "predetermined quantity-- of sugar *or the like and "will he adapted tol be actuated to discharge this accumulated m n'a n tity of=the commodity :byathe:inereudepression of ailingerdever.

Y-Another obj ect: .ofihhe invention is: to so oonstliuct the: app aratnsi that the: co1nmo'd ity will he deliveredithereifrom idirectly"into a drinking glass or oupildispose'd heside'I-the base 'ofithe apparatus,accurately: and with-f out any likelihood of scatteringof fthe coin modity over'the itaible oloth.

1 Another object- 10f uthe': invention is "to so construct the "dispensing: naeans thatithe' oo-mmo'dity to *be dispensed will he rproteoted fromnrnois'ture and air "untilaaetna'l: delivery from the lapparatus 'and :WilL therefore, not

ibe liableto oake- Affi'irtherobject of theiinvention' is to provide novel? means"whereby-thecommodity stored' within the reservoir ofithe ap'paratus may he: agitated to: obviate-packing orcak- 'ingthereof Land which ineansr will lee 1neon- ,soicuous and vcapable" otiready actuation to serve itsifunctiou.

i-Still another objectof the invention "is" to provide novel means torisupporting: and

' retaining napkins .in nea'tly :Aarrango'd piles upon the apparatusand "in: a n1a':nne1--'-to'- 'p1'e- V vent their disarrangenient through careless handling.

Another obj ect' of j't-he. invention is to provi-de an "apparatus for I the wpu'rpose stated through. i v

- oated by the arrows.

' through fric'tional 'contaet viiththe 'surfaee- .a'relatively low "cost and with"-greater faeility s'tha-n would otherwise be {the ease; l'n the aceompanyir'1g drawings: Y

Fgur'e 1 is a view in elevation ofthedis-= pensing apparatus em'ho'dying the invention; 6 Figure Q-is a vertical sectional :viewthere Figure isfla horizontal sectional vievv; taken "substantially: on the line-3 -3 of lFigure 2, looking in-the direction indicated E by" the arrows. 7 V H Figure -is a similar view 'taken oln the line" 4 4 of Figure2,- lookingiin thedirec tion-in'dicatedbythearrows; I

Figure 5 isa similar view=takenon the line 5'5 of Figure 2, looking in the: direo tion in'c'licated "by the al-rovvs; 1 .v il fi'gure 6 is a similar-view: on the line 6" 6 of Figure. 91,; looking in. the "direction indi- Figure 7 is a J "detail =horizontal sectional view taken substantiallyvonlithe =lin-e1f?7 (if-Figure 2, looking in the direetionind i e cated by the arrows Figure '8 isasijde elevation ot one of the ss dispensing valves dismounted.

el he dispensing apparatus embodyi the V invention includes .1 a pedestal which is incheated in general I by the numeral -1,*- an*d comprises a vertical -tubular' column 2190 which at 1 its i loxvenend is -provide'd {With a supporting ihase'i-ndicated'by "the n u mera l' 3, these parts loein gpreferably er q'ehinawr enameled} or fplated metalancl the said base 3-having 'a' fil'lerplate' to the un oler side 9-5 of L which there is applied or secured a sheet 5= of softar uhher,ithesaid loase 3 'ha'vil gg-a depending flan'ge 6- which extei ids -about; the margins of the filler. plate t and sheet-5,

The sheet- 5, being of ruloher servesto prevent chsplacementof the dispensing 'apparag f tus when the same is disposed upon; able,

ofthe table top and likewise serves tog prevent sc'ratohi'ngor-marring ot the polished surface of'the table-top.fThe-pedestalfur ther inelufdes 'a hollmvhody 7 0tappro-Xi inately inverted conical form-ancl rourfdedt'i iTh e 110 hollovv'bodyW is unit'e'd at-its lower-or iinor i V 1 end't o'the colunnr andis closed at it's-upper" I circumferentiallv at its upper iportion.

' dicated by the numeral 9, a flange bevthrough the upper edge ot'said wall;

this point, it will be noted that both finger levers aresupported by thesame pivot and mg provided extending circumterentially about the said top 9 to accommodate the open lower end or a reservoir 11 for the com= modity tobe dispensed, such as sugar. The reservoir or container 11 may be of any material found suitable for the purpose but preferably of glass and is likewise preterably of the bowl-like form shown in the drawings so as to present a neat and orna mental appearance, and the upper end of the reservoir is closed by a top 12which is preterably ofsheet metal and is provided with a circumferential depending flange 13 which fits about the upper edge of the wall of the reservoir.

The hollow body 7 of the pedestal houses the dispensing valves of the apparatus and in order that sugar may be delivered from the reservoir 11 into the measuring and dispensing valves, spouts 14 are secured at their upper ends to the top 9 of the body 7 and extend within the said body at opposite. 'sidesof the axis of the column2. Each of the conducting spouts 14 is of oblong rectangular form in. cross section and com prises side walls 15 and end walls 16.

7 Depending bracket members 17 are secured at their upper ends to the top 9 of the body 7 of the pedestal and depend within the pedestal at opposite sides of the upper end of the column 2. The bracket members 17 occupy parallel perpendicular planes and a pair of actuating finger levers are pivotally connected at their inner ends to the bracket members and are indicated in gen-, eral by the numeral 18. Each of the actuating finger levers comprises a pair o'l para].- lel sidemembers 19 which, at their inner ends, are pivotally connected as at 20 to the bracket members 17 and at their outer end portions are turned inwardly toward each other and extended in contact with each other to provide a shank portion in dicated by the numeral 21, this shank portion of each actuating finger lever supporting a finger button indicated by the numeral 22. The shank portions 21 of the actuating finger levers extend through slots 23 which are formed in the wall of the body 8 ot the pedestal and open at their upper ends At that eachlever is movable about its pivot independently of the other lever. I

.The function of the finger levers 18 actuate the measuring and delivering valves which are associated with thespouts 14 and these valves are indicated in general by the numeral 24. Each of thevalves 24 is prei erably formed of sheet metal and comprises side walls indicated by the numeral wh ch are at a marginal contour to conform is to to the peculiar shape of the valve as a whole. The sidewalls 25 occupyparallel planes and extending between the side walls and united at its lateral edges thereto, is an arcuate wall which is indicated by the numeral 26, which at one end terminates in a wall portion 27 chordal to the main portion 26 and designed, when the valve is in normal position, as illustrated at the left in Figure 2, to rest against theouter side of the respective spout 14 and, when the valve is in discharging position as illustrated at the right in Figure 2, to abut at its inner end against the said outer side of the respective spout. The material COllStltUtll'lg the wall 26, at the end of the wall opposite the portion 2?, is retrorsally bent to provide one wall 28 of a delivery spout which is 111Cl1-- cated in general by the numeral 2. The opposite wall of thespout is'indicated by thenumeral 30 and said spout turther in cludes sidewalls indicated by. the numeral 31 constituting portions of the side walls 25, the delivery end of the spout being indicated by the numeral 32. spout is continued on a curved line, as indicated by the numeral 33, and thence turned radially inwardly to provide a wall portion 3 1. From the portion 3%, the wall is turned to provide a portion 35, and a filler of some heavy metal, such torexample as lead, in dicated by-thc numeral 36, is arranged Within the space between the wall portions 34 and S5. and constitutes a counterweight to yieldably and normally hold the valve as a whole in the position illustrated at the left in Figure 2 ot the drawings, movement 01" ures 7 and 8 oi the drawings. 'Resilient bearing members 38 are disposed against the The wall 30 of the outer sides of the side walls 25 of the valves and each of these members is'secured to the respect-Ive side wall or the valve by screw 39 engaged-through the said member near one end thereof and threaded into the said wall of the valve. The bearing member 38 is prevented from rotating by providing a stud 38 'upon'thc side wall 25 of the valve, which stud engages in an opening formed in the member '38 between the screw/39 and the adjacent extremity of the member. At its intcrn'iediate point, the member 38 is tormed'with a bearing opening 40 to accommodate the respective pivot stud 87, and

' 7 of the pedestal is provided, interiorly, op-

9vof the pedestal body gag shakers mustard jars, and vinegar cruets.

twill likewise be evident at this point that the recesses which receive these condiment holders. are located at opposite sides of the recessed portions tS which accon'nnodate the drinking 'utens s which are to receive the sugar-delivcret iroin the apparatus so that there is no interference ,or, obstruction offered by the condimentholders supported by the base. V Y

In order that the sugar reservoir 11 may be tilled with sugar and the supply. replenished as occasion requires, thetop 12 thereof.

is formed with an opening 51, as best shown in Figure 8 of thedrawingawand acover or lid 52 is hingedat oneside of the open-- ing as indicated bythe numeral 53 and is provided with a iinger piece 54 whereby it may be swung to open and closed position.

In-order that spoons, or, under some 0011- ditions, if desired, forks or other table utensils'may be supported by the device, the body posite and between the finger actuating levers 18, with co1npartme1'its55 each includ ing an inner or rear wall 56, side walls .57,

and a bottom wail 58, the compartments.

vented from accumulating within the com-' partments. This arrangement is best illu trated 1n Figure 1 of the drawings.

The invention contemplates theprovision of'means whereby the sugar or other com- 'modity contained within the reservoir 11 may be agitated so as to loosen the same and prevent caking'thereof and with this ent in view,-the top 12 of the reservoir 11 is formed with an axially located opening 60 into which is'secured the lower end ofa tube 61 which extends vertically above the said top.

A tube 62 is secured at its lower end in an opening 63 formed axialiy in the cover 7 and terminates at its upper end concentrically within the lower end ofthetube 61. \The numeralfi'alindieates-a hand knob which. carries a pin 65 which projects into a slot 65 formed in the upper end of a tubular shaft 66 which, is located concentrically within the tube 61 and rotatably tits at its lower end in the V upper end of the tube (52, the hand knob havin a reduced shank portion (37 which rotataibly fits wlthin the upper end ot the said tube 61. stirrer arms, indicated ingeneral by theinumeral 68, are fixedly supported by the tubular shaft 66 and each arm comprises a portion 69 secured at its inner end to the said shaft and. extending radie ally and downwardly therefrom, anda portion 70' which extends downwardly from p the outer 'end'of theportion 69and is prefi erably somewhat curved to 'more or less conform to the'VQI'tlCtil-CL11V2Lt1116 of the reservvo'irwali11;' At this point it will be evident that byrotating the knob 64 the shaft (Ki-will be rotated so as to rotate. the stirrer arms :68 and agitate and'loosen the sugar or other connnodity within tliel'eservoir 11'. It will also be evident at this point that the lid 01' cover 12 of the reservoir maybe readily removed and with-it all of the parts supportedthereby, inasmuch as the-lower end of the shaft 66 fits rotatably and yet loosely within the upperend of'the tube 62.

Therefore, the parts may be disassembled to permit of cleaning and repa rs if the latter should be necessary.

In order to center-the shaft 66, a bushing 71qis fitted into the lower end of said shaft 66 and is secured bya pin 71 to a rod 72 3 which isthreaded at its lower end as at 73, into a filler 7 1: fixed in the upper end of the column2, the rod 72 extending vertically concentrically within the. sleeve or tube 32 and in a similar position Within the sleeve shaft 66. -Thc upper end of therod 7'2 reduced and threaded as indicated by thenumeral 7 5 andknob 76' is fitted onto the said upper end of the rod and is posi-' t-ioned immediately above the knob- 64, it being understood that the knob 76 is fixed with relation'to thebase or pedestal ofthe device and is, therefore, stationary; This knob is preferably provided with a diametric slot indicated-by the numeral 77 r and this slot is designed to accommodate the lower edge portionof a menucardindicated V by the numeral 78. i a I i The invention. contemplates utilizing the top 12" of thevcommodity reservoir 11 as a support for, paper or other napkins indicatedv by the numeral 79, andtwo piles or stacks of these napkins Will, in practice, be

arranged at diametrically opposite sides of Sun not

the tube 61, and in order to retain the 1121p kins in place and prevent them from'being either thrown'awayor promis'cuously disarranged through handling, means is provided which will now be described. The numeral 8t) indicates a pair of: arms which at their inner ends are'provided with yokes 81, the" I relatively short armsof which are provided with inwardly presented studs 82 which are pivotally engaged 1n open ngs 83 in the'oppositesides of the tube 61, as best shown in Figure 8 of the drawings, the arms being in this manner supported fol-vertical swing vins; movement and being curved- Ydo'Wnwardly from their pivoted inner ends. I weight 84 isfixedto :the outer end of'each armjand is preferablygin'the nature of a spheric'al body of any suitable material such forieaample as glass, marblegorany n 'iatethem tro in the studs 37 and permit of the AIS i eeineo t portion of the 'lnember is ,-preferably somewhat widened and sprungorbent out- Wardly as at 40 so that as the valve is fitted to the spent 14 andgi-s -sl 10ved upwardly upon the lower end of the spout, the studs 3? will ride :against the o'utturned portions 40 thus springing the resilient bearingmernbers 38 outwardly until the studs-engagein the openings 40, whereupon the 'valve will be supported for rocking movement upon the spout.

In order that the members 38 may be readily sprung outwardly so to disengage removal of the valve from the spout, the end of each member 38 opposite the end whichis fixed to the sidewall of the casing, is deflected outwardly as indicated by the numeral 40, thus permitting ready engagement-wolf the linger nail behindthis end of each member. I

The side Walls 25 of-each Valve are -pr0- vided with studs ll, and thesestuds engage in the-members 19 o'fthe actuating finger levers sothat when either lever is depressed,

the 'corresponding valve 'W-ill be rotated from the position shown at the left in Figure 2 0f the drawings to'the posltionshown at the-rightin said figure. By reference to Figure 2 of the drawings, it will be observed'that when thevalve-is in the position shown at the left of sai'd figure, sugar 'will flow fromthe reservoir or storage compartment- 11 to the respective spout 14, into thecollecting pocket ot' the respective valve,

which-pocketis indicated by the numeral 42 and the valves'are so proportioned'that this pocket will. he of dimensions to accumulate such quantity of sugar as Would ordinarily be desired by anyone in drinking a cup'of'teaor coffee. This accumulation of sugar in thereceiving p'o'cket 4:2 ofeach valve is, otcourse, automatically"eifected and takes place immediately upon the valve assun'iin'g the position shown at the left of said :Figure 2. VVhen'itis desired'to discharge the accumulated sugar from the respective valve itis onlymecessarytodepress the respective ringer button I thus rotatii the valve to'ther'eposition shown at the tin Figure-2,21nd discharging the sugar i m the accumulating pocket througlrthe spent 14 and through'aninclined spout l3 whichis fixed atits upperend to the upper endoithe column 2 of the pedestal of the apparatus and hasits open discharge end extendingthrough the wall of the hollow body; of the said pedestal.

Inorder to cushion the movementof each I valve from one p'osltionto the other and, p

to a certain extent, relievethe' pivots 40 of one of the side walls of t'herespectivespout 14, when the -valveassumes its nornial posi- 11in, a bufter a is mounted in-the counters .ght 36 and is designed to'engage against 1 i.

t-ion'through the action of the said counter- Weight. charging position is cushioned byasimilar butter which is likewise seated in the counterweight and is designed to engage the said'wall ot'the rcspectivespout'14, as illustrated-at'the right in Figure 20f the drawings, vi'he-n the tiirgei button22 is "depressed so that aforcefuldepressionof the finger button will not be liable tocause'injury to or disarrangeinent of the p'arts of shout; When the valve is actuated to de' liver the su theretrom asillustrated at theright in a d Figure 2, the 'clos ure meinber will swingfby gravity to "position uncovering the discharge end "of the said spout 29, thus providing for the ready discharge of the sugar from, thepoclret l2'of the valve.

, It will be under'stood'at this 'point"that immediately uponrelease of pressure'upo'n the finger actuated lever ofeither valve-and the automatic return of the valve to normal position, sr 'ar \vill 'fiow through the-respective spent I l- -and accumulate'in the pocket until the sugar reaches'the levelof the lower end of the said respective spout ltso that as each valve assumes its norin al position, n predetermined quantity of sugar willautomatically accumulate in the accumula ing or receivingpoc-lret of the valve;

it ivill he observed that the hase El ot the apparatus'is prO'vi-deth'in diametrically oppositesides and below the delivery'spouts e with concavities indicated by the numeral l8, so ti t a g'lass, cup, or mug, may be temporarily disposed within the concavities at he *tune the measuring and delivering Vulv we. are actuated, to properly receive the; sugar delivered from the apparatus, the

'wa-lls of the conearities serving to'prope'r'ly center the cup,mugor glass, with relation Jective delive v spout 4'3. *It will i 3 be observed b5 referencetoFigure drawings, that the base isfprovi'd'ed liro ti led portions at oppositesides (1 portions 48 and that these ons are formed in their-upper sides with. relatively shallow recesses 5O inwhieh maybe disposedsalt-an-dpepper i The movementof'the valve todis-f a pivotedg gravity llO eterence to Figured of the drawings rial which will impartv an attractive and ornamental appearance to the structure as a whole and, as will be observed by reference to Figures 2 and 8 of the drawings, these ball ends rest by gravity upon the upper sides of the piles or stacks of napkins and serve to hold the same in position upon the top 12 of the reservoir 11. Inasmuch as these members rest by gravity in contact with the stacks of napkins, thenapkins may be withdrawn one at a time without disturbing the arrangement of the stacks and, at the same time, there can be no accidental disarrangement of the stacks through the presence of breeze or through a careless hanlling of the napkins in withdrawing the same. Of course, in order toreplenish the supply of napkins, it is only necessary to swing either arm upwardly and place a new stack of napkins beneath the weighted end of the respective arm and upon the top 12 of the reservoir." V

From the foregoing description of the invention, it will be seen that there is pro come calred through moisture, in the accu mulat-ing valves, the valves may-be bodily removed from the body 7 of the pedestal by outwardly swingingthe spring members 38- and slipping the valves out of place.

It will further be understood that various ,modifications may be. madein the construction and arrangement of the component parts of the apparatus and that the same may be suitably ornamented in various ways without departing from the spirit, of the invention. 1 Furthermore, it will be evident that the device is exceptionally substantial 111 its construction and not liable to any disarrangement of its parts even undercon- ,ditions of comparatively rough usage.

: Having thus described the invention, What I claim is 1. In dispensing valve.

apparatus, a reservoir, a

spout V in communication with the bottom thereof, a delivery spout below the first mentioned spout, a measuring and delivering valve rotatably mounted upon the first mentioned spout and arranged to receive material therefrom in one position of adqustment and in another position-of adjustment to deliver the material into the second mentioned spout, means for actuating theyalve, and buffer elements carried bythe valve for coaction with the first mentioned spout to cushion the movement of the valve to the said positions of adjustment thereof.

2. In dispensing apparatus, a reservoir, a 7

spout in communication with the bottom thereof, adelivery spout belowthe first men tioned spout, a measuring and delivering valve having spaced side members strad-- dling the first mentioned spout, the said first mentioned spout being provided at opposite sides with resilient bearingstuds, bearing members carried bythe' said sides of the said valve and engaging said stud means for actuating the valve. I

3. In dispensing apparatus, a reservoir,"a spout in communication with the bottom thereof, a delivery spout located below the s, and

first mentioned spout, a valve having spaced side. members pivotally supportedupon the first mentioned spout whereby the valve may be rotat'ably adjusted to assume a position to accumulate material delivered from the rcserv-oir through the first mentioned spout and rotated to another position to discharge the accumulated material into" the second mentioned spout, and a lever 1 pivotally mounted at one endandhaving an operat-- ing end, said lever havingpivotal connection with the valve whereby'actuation. of the lever will eitect lfOllfltlVG ElCljllStHlGIlt oft-he s ln dispensing apparatus, a reservoir,.a spout in communication Wltll the bottom thereof, a. al-ve communicating. with the' spout and including spacedside walls and a. connecting wall defining a material accu initiating.chamber, the opposite s de walls of the spout having bearing studs thereon,

the side. walls of-the valve being pivotally engaged with said studs, leaf springs car-- ried by the sidewalls of theflvalvejand having openings therein for receivingsaid studs as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. I


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U.S. Classification222/353, 222/192
International ClassificationG01F11/10
Cooperative ClassificationG01F11/10
European ClassificationG01F11/10