US 1742150 A
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Dec. 31, 1929. R. B. RoLLlNs SANITARY BOTTLE RACK Filed Nov. 9. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet ATTORNEY Dec. 3l, 1929.
R.I B. RoLLlNs SANITARY BOTTLE RACK 2 Sheets-Sheet Filed NOV. 9, 1928 ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 31, 1929 PATENT' OFFEQE RICHARD IB. .ROLLIN S, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS SANITARY BOTTLE RACK Application led November 9, 1928.
This invention relates to racks for holding bottles and is especially designed for holding infants nursing bottles.
An object of the present invention is to provide a rack or holder within which bottles may be placed after washing so as to thoroughly drain and be protected from dust and dirt while draining, and thus be kept in a sanitary condition.
1o Another object of the invention is the provision of a rack which may be arranged to hold bottles of different sizes.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a rack, which in addition to accommodating bottles, will also hold nipples in a manner to protect them from dust and dirt and keep them in convenient position for use with the bottles.
With the above and other objects in view,
the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a top plan view of a bottle holder constructed in accordance with the inven tion.
Figure 2 is a side view of the same.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a section on the line l.lf-1 of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view of a portion of the bottle supporting plate and showing one of the depressions therein.
Figure 6 is a plan view of the screen holder.
Figure 7 is a detail perspective view showi ing one end of the supporting plate.
Figure 8 is a detail plan view of a fragmentary portion of a modilied form of plate. Referring to the drawings in detail wherei in like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the holder as shown comprises spaced end members 10 and side members 10a of suitable size and configuration, while 11 indicates an upper horizontally disposed plate which is secured by means of 0 screws or fastening devices 12 to the upper Serial No. 318,258.
edges of the end members 10. The plate 11 is provided with spaced opening 18 of a size and shape to conform to the size and shape of the bottles with which the holder is used. In Figure 1 of the drawings these openings 13 55 are substantially oval, although the openings may be of the shape illustrated at 13 in Fig ure 8 of the drawings wherein a fragmentary portion of a plate 12 is illustrated.
Secured to the end members 10 below the plate 11 is a supporting plate 15. Thisplate is provided with depressions 16 whose walls taper inwardly, while extending from the lower ends of these tapered walls is a nipple 17. f The depressions are therefore substantially funnel shaped. The depressions 16 are spaced below and in vertical axial alignment with the openings 13 and are so proportioned that a bottle passed through the openings 13 will have its mouth in contact with the inclined walls of the depression 16 as shown by the dotted lines in Figure 3 of the drawings. The bottles may therefore be sterilized and thoroughly cleansed and placed within the holder so that the water therein will drip from the bottles.
In order to accommodate bottles of different sizes, a plate 18 is secured to one of the end members 10 as shown at 19. This plate 18 is provided with bottle receiving 80 openings. 20 of a size to accommodate a bottle of relatively small capacity as shown by the dotted lines in Figure 3. Both the plates 11 and 18 may be used so that the holder will accommodate different sized bottles, or if desired, the plate 18 in( y extend entirely across the holder and have its opposite ends secured to each of the end members l0, open ings 21 being provided in the end members for this purpose.
In order to prevent dust and dirt from entering the bottles when the latter are within the rack, the nipples 17 have threadedly secured thereto rings 22 which provide holders for screens 28 of proper mesh. 95
The supporting plate 15 is provided at opposite ends with apertured lugs 241 by means of which it is attached to the end members 1,0, while the material between these lugs is shaped to provide an angular support 25 for 100 the ends of a drip pan 26. The pan 26 will thus be positioned beneath the tunnel-shaped depressions ot the supporting plate 15 so as to catch and retain water from the bottles. The opposite ends of the pan 26 slidingly engage the angular extensions 25 of the supporting plate 15 so that the pan 26 may be removed.
The holder further includes a nipple receptacle 27 which may be formed oi' glass or suitable material and may have its top provided with a removable closure 28. Lugs 29 which are secured to one of the end members 1() provide a support for the nipple receptacle while the latter is held in position upon these lugs by means ot' a strap 30.
The drip pan is provided with a handle 31.
rlhe invention is susceptible of various changes in its "torni, proportions and minor details oil construction and the right is herein reservedto make such changes as properly fall within the scope o the appended claims.
Having described the invention what is claimed is 1. In a bottle rack, end members, a horizontally disposed plate having spaced bottle i receiving openings therein and connecting the end members, a bottle supportingplate spaced below the tirst mentioned plate and also connecting the end members, said supporting plate having depressions therein arranged in vertical axial alignment with the openings of said first mentioned plate to receive and be engaged by the mouth of a bottle, said depressions having openings in their bottoms, guides extending downwardly from the supporting plate, and a drip panremovably and slidingly engaging the guides.
2. In a bottle rack, end members7 a horizontally disposed plate having spaced bottle receiving openings therein and connecting the end members, a bottle supporting plate spaced below the first mentioned plate, said bottle supporting plate having bottle receiving depressions therein and said depressions having openings in their bottoms, means connecting the supporting plate with the end members, downwardly and inwardly extending flanges at opposite ends of the supporting plate, and a drip pan having its opposite ends slidingly engaging the flanges.
3. In a bottle rack, end members, a horizontally disposed plate having spaced bottle receiving openings therein and connecting the end members, a bottle supporting plate spaced below the tirst mentioned plate, said bottle supporting plate having bottle receiving depressions therein and said depressions having openings in their bottoms, screens positioned over the openings, means connecting the supporting plate and end members, and a drip pan removably supported beneath the supporting plate.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
RICHARD B. ROLLINS.