US 1694925 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 11, 1928. 1,694,925
F. S. MORRISON DISPENS ING DEVICE Filed Oct 8, 1926 Patented Dec. v11, 192
UNITED STATES FRED S. MORRISON, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.
Application meaoctober's, 1926. Serial No. 140223.
This invention relates to animproved dispensing device that is adapted for various uses but is more particularly designed to feed pasty or semi-liquid material to an article that is passed across the bottom of it and to facilitate the feeding in suificient quantity to satisfy average requirements by one application.
The device is well adapted for supplying such material as prepared mustard to Frankfurters and the like which are sold in a roll and commonly called hot dogs. These are often sold in'large quantities to many different customers, as at summer resorts, and are at present supplied with mustard by a paddle or stick from a small pot or jar. This method is slow, unsanitary and messy. The material becomes smeared on the mouth of the jar and the paddle is often dropped and then recovered and put back in the jar. The service is slow and causes Congestion at the counter and the amount of material supplied by a single application can not be gaged.
lVith my improved device, the usual manner of using it is to secure the receptacle holding the mustard, to a suitable support and the .Frankfurter, held in the roll, is passed across the bottom of the receptacle and in passing it engages a ball which turns to facilitate the movement of the Frankfurter and thus does not tear the casing, and at the same time the ball feeds a stream of mustard to the Frankfurter. When not being used the ball acts as a stopper for the receptacle.
Another feature of the invention is the construction of the outlet so that the material can be fed in the form of ribbon-like stream,
which is approximately as wide as the di-" ameter of the ball so that the ball feeds as wide a stream of material as if it were a roller instead of only supplying a stream as wide as its point of contact.
The invention is illustrated in the acconv panying drawings in which Figure 1 is a side view of a device embodying my invention and Figure 2 is a front view thereof with a part shown in section. Figure 3 is a detail perspective of the outlet of the receptacle.
Figure 4 is a detail of a nozzle of a moth-- fied form.
The invention comprises a receptacle 10 which can be handled as a dispensing device by passing it along the article to be supplied with material but for commercial purposes it is better to support the rece tacle either against the wall or on a stand an I have illustrated it'as supported by a stand consisting;
inwardly tapering side walls 16 acting as a seat for a ball 17. The equivalent of a ball can be used but a ball is preferred because it will rotate and yield no matter what the direction of movement of the article passing under it and engaging it. Mustard and similar material, by its weight will keep the ball on its seat and when the ball is engaged by passing an article under it to receive the material it will rotate up on one of the side walls and by that rotation will feed the mus: tardorother material down through the opening so formed.
In order to give an adequate supply by one application I arrange openings such as the slits 18 which can be provided at the outlet of the nozzle in any required number. I find two are usually sufficient, these being placed on opposite sides and at right angles to the normaldirection of movement when the ball is engaged so that the opening at what might be termed the sides is greater and the material is fed out to approximately the full width, that is, substantially as wide as the diameter of the ball. These openings, therefore, provide for feeding a ribbon of material rather than a thin narrow streak that would ordifiafily be supplied by contact only with the Means for holding the ball in place in case the receptacle is inverted is provided by a. suitable wire clip 19 held by spring engagement under the rib 20.
In Figure 4 I show a nozzle arrangement which is used on the receptacle 10 and shows one that is adapted for use on an ordinary jar in which mustard is sold, the nozzle. 21 being in the form of a screw nozzle having the threads 22, the ball 23 being supported within the nozzle the same as the ball 17 is supported in the one above described. Flg- 2 a a Y 1,694,925
ure 4 also shows openings 24 which are the equivalents of the openings 18 in the construction previously described." I s in the outlet and bearing on the nozzle above the cut-away portions of the nozzle, tofseal the said outlet, said ball when raised opening the outlet and eo-operating with the cut- 1 away portions to feed a ribbon of material when the ball vis rotated. I
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FRED s. MORRISON;