US 1731560 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 15, 1929. g, ow 1,731,560
BOTTLE OUTLET CONTROL Filed Sept. 1, 1928 C/ifforcl Bown f '1 INVENT R aw ww PUTORNEY Patented Oct. 15, 1929 CLIFFORD E. BOWN, OF YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO BOTTLE-OUTLET CONTROL Application filed September'l, 1928. Serial no. 303,593. j
This invention relates to bottle outlet control. The principal object of this invention is to provide a stopper device for a bottle, arranged that an operator may control the 5 outlet of fluid from the bottle as desired.
A still further object is to provide a means for more securely fastening the'stopper within the mouth of a bottle. It is frequently necessary or desirable to control the outlet of fluid when pouring from a bottle. When pouring water into automobile batteries or the like, it often happens that the operator may find it more desirable to use one hand than two and at the same time have desired control over the volume of water to be re leased from the bottle. Again, it frequently is desirable in measuring medicine by drops to have an accurate control so that in place I of using the ordinary dropper, the drops may be made by means of my improved devicev direct from the bottle.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention. j
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device in proper position.
Figure 2 is a cross section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1, showing a portion of the device that functions within the mouth of a bottle.
By referring to Figure 1, it will be seen that I have provided an ordinary bottle 1 provided with a neck portion2. Within the mouth of the neck 2, I have provided an outlet control comprising a body member 3 which is made of suitable material, rubber being preferred. One ,side of the body member 3 is provided with a finger or thumb guard 4, while on the opposite side of the body member 3 there is provided a curved recess 5, the 50 lower portion of said recess terminating in an 'te rial, preferably rubber,i an d is the outlet By referring to Figure 2, it will beseen upper surface of a finger. or thumb guard j rest 6. The body member 3 is provided with two perpendicular openings for thereception of two tubes. Tube 7 is made of elastic ma-.
tube for the fluid that may be in the bottle. Tube 8 is anon-elastic tube, having an upper end 9 cut to conform tothe curved recess 5 but projecting slightly :above this curved re- CBSS.
that the lower portion lOof the body member 3 is provided with av plurality of peripheral saucer-shaped..flanges ll. The object 7 of these-flanges 11 isto provide means for 5 moresecurely holding the/device within the mouth of the neck 2 of the bottle 1.
It will be obvious that as the, device is pressed into proper position in reference to the bottle 1, it will berelatively easy to force .70 the lower portion 10 into the mouth of the bottle asthe flanges 11 are forced upwardly forming a resisting contact when an attempt is made to remove the device from the mouth of the bottle. r
, In operating the device, the bottle 1 which is provided with the fluid which is to be poured, is equipped with my device, by forcing the lower portion 10 into the mouth of the bottle. The bottle is now tipped by the operator who allows the contentsof the bottle to escape through the tube 7 until the desiredamount has been poured. At the same time, the operator presses his thumb or finger at point 12 on the flexible tube 7 so that the tube becomes flattened and closes the upperend 9 of the tube 8.
It will be noted that the tube 8 is smaller in diameter than the tube 7 so that when the fluid from the bottle 1 is being poured the weight of the fluid within the tube 7 overbalances the tendency of any fluid to escape through the tube 8 which functions as a vent tube.
What I claim is 1. In a device of the class described, a body member, made of rubber, a lower end of said body member provided with a plurality of peripheral saucer-shaped flanges, finger or thumb guard formed on upper portion of 100 said body member, a curved recess formed on opposite side from said finger or thumb guard, an elastic tube passing through said body member, a non-elastic tube passing 5 through said device in a parallel position to said'elastic tube, an upper end of said nonelastic tube projecting slightly above said curved recess, a finger or thumb guard rest formed on said body member, substantially as described.
2. In a device of the class described, a body member, a lower end of said body member provided with a plurality of peripheral saucer-shaped flanges, finger or thumb guard formed on upper portion of said body member, a curved recess formed on opposite side from said finger or thlll'nb guard, an elastic tube passing through said body member, a non-elastic tube passing through said device in a parallel position to said elastic tube, an upper end of said n0n-elastic tubeprojecting slightly above said curved recess, a finger or thumb guard rest formed on said body Ine1nber, substantially asdescribed. 3. In a, device of the class described, a body member, a non-elastic vent tube, functioning with said body member, an elastic outlet tube, functioning with said body member, said outlet tube positioned in close proximity to an upper end of said tube 50 that outlet tube is closed and at the same time closes vent tube by pressure on said outlet tube, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. CLIFFORD E. BOWN.