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Publication numberUS1734031 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1929
Filing dateApr 2, 1928
Priority dateApr 2, 1928
Publication numberUS 1734031 A, US 1734031A, US-A-1734031, US1734031 A, US1734031A
InventorsCarlson Walter C
Original AssigneeMilwaukee Paper Box Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing device
US 1734031 A
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Nov. 5,1929: w.'c CAR-LS0! 1,734,031

DISPENSING DEVICE Fild A rii 2Q 1928 ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 5, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WALTER C. CARLSON, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR TO MILWAUKEE PAPER 'BOX COMPANY, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN DISPENSING DEVICE Application filed April 2,

This invention relates to improvements in dispensing devices.

It is the object of the invention to provide a novel and improved dispensing device of a simple type in which articles to be dispensed will be successively exposed for removal manually by the purchaser.

One of the important objects of the invention is to provide a dispensing device which will extend vertically to a considerable height and which, although made from cardboard or pasteboard will, nevertheless, be provided with a base of such form as to make the entire structure extremely stable.

In the drawings- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device embodying this invention;

Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof on a reduced scale the bottom part of the device being broken away in section to the-plane indicated at 2-2 in Fig. 3.

Fig. 3'is a vertical section from front to rear through the bottom of the device showing details of the construction on an en larged scale;

Fig. 4 is a detail View taken from the viewpoint indicated at 4-4 in Fig. 2, successive layers of material being broken away to expose the construction in plan.

Like parts are identified by similar reference numerals throughout the several views.

In general the device comprises a tubular housing 5 and a base 6. The housing 5 may be made in any desired size and is preferably approximately rectangular in cross-section with dimensions such as to fit fairly closely the articles to be dispensed. It is adapted for handling such articles as matches, candy bars, cigarette packages, drug packages, and 0 the like. The tubular body has a false bottom at 7 which registers with the bottom margin of a substantially cylindrical transverse opening at 8 in the front wall 9 thereof.

The extension of the dispensing opening arcuately into the side walls of housing 5 in the manner clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3, facilitates the removal of articles from the housing by exposing successively the ends of each 0 article to the grasp of the thumb and finger of the operator. It will be understood that 1928. Serial N0. 266,538.

as each article is withdrawn the stack of articles within the housing will drop to the false bottom 7 upon which the lowermost article of the stack will at all times be supported with its end exposed in the opening 8.

The tubular housing 5 is preferably capped as by a cover such as that shown at 10. Articles are introduced into the housing through the opening 11 from which a narrow slot extends downwardly at 12 to such an extent as to permit the thumb and finger of the operator to pass downwardly while supportmg each successive article introduced into the device through the opening 11. It is partlcularly to be observed that the housing is not weakened by bringing the opening 11 or slot 12 either to the top or bottom end thereof. Such slot and opening are formed in an intermediate portion. of the rear wall 13, the walls of the housing being continuous at top and bottom. To support an elongated housing of the type herein disclosed requlres a particular base construction where the material used is cardboard or pasteboard.

The base 6 is in the form of a frustum of a pyramid and comprises inclined walls 15 assembled upon a bottom member 16 which is centrally cut away to provide a large opening at 17. The weight of the housing 5 is carried by a horizontal support 18 which is fitted within the pyramidal base and isyprovided integrally withcardboard flaps 19 which extend at all four sides into the angles between the side walls 15' and the bottom wall 16 and act as legs to carry the support 18.

A box-like device 20 is fitted into the opening between the inclined walls 15 and its bottom 21 rests upon support 18. Thisdevice acts as a closure for the lower end of housing 5 which fits snugly therein and is provided with ears 22 which extend through registering apertures in the bottom 21 of the closure 20 and in the horizontal support 18. These ears are then turned over centrally and glued to the bottom of support 18 to perfect a rigid connection between housing 5 and the base.

It will be observed that the device described lends itself to production methods of manufacture since the housing 5 is merely an elongated box with slight modifications and the base is adapted for separate manufacture. The base and housing may be sold, handled, and shipped separately, if desired, and may be readily assembled b inexperienced operators due to the fact t at the opening 17 in the bottom of the pyramidal base renders the flaps or tongues 22 readily accessible for the final gluing operation whereby the parts are secured in assembly. The structure is such that both the housing 5 and base 6 are well adapted to carry advertising matter which may pertain to the business of the vendor or to the particular articles placed in this device for sale.

I claim:

1. In a device of the character described, the combination with a pyramidal base, of a tubular housing member vertically elongated in form and rigidly connected with said base to receive stability therefrom, said housing being provided with a dispensing opening substantially at the level of the top of said base, and a filler opening in an intermediate portion of its back wall, the top and bottom peripheries of said housing being continuous.

2. In a device of the character described,

the combination with a hollow pasteboard base provided with cent-rally inclined side walls terminating to provide a central opening of less area than the bottom of the base, of a dispensing housing receivable into said opening, a support within said base upon which said housing rests and with which it is interlocked, and a false bottom in said housing adapted to support articles within said housing above the level of said base.

3. In a device of the character described, the combination with a pyramidal base of hollow construction and provided with an opening in its top, of a dispensing housing fitted into said opening and provided in its front wall above the level of said base with an aperture with which arcuate notches in its side walls register, whereby to render accessible the end of an article in said'housing and a false bottom in said housing substantially at the level of said opening whereby to support an article within'said housing in substantial registry with said opening.

4. In a device of the character described, a base comprising an apertured bottom wall, means upwardly and centrally inclined therefrom and terminating to provide a central aperture of less area than "said bottom, an intermediate support within said wall means and above said bottom, and wall means extending from said first mentioned wall means to said support and adapted to receive a dispenser housing.

5. In a device of the character described, a base comprising an apertured bottom wall, means upwardly and centrally inclined therefrom and terminating to provide a central aperture of less area than said bottom, an

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/42
International ClassificationA47F1/08, A47F1/00, A47F3/024, A47F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/08
European ClassificationA47F1/08