US 1858735 A
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May 17, 1932.
J. A. GOODSELL DISPENSER FOR TOBACCO OR GRANULAR MATERIAL 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 3, 1930 BY 5 y "ATTORNEYIS which serves as an illustration of one 0 device in closed position,
Patented May 1?, i932 ATES PATET JAMES A. GOODSELL, OF HUDSON, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HA1! '10 ELWHT I. GOODSELL, OF HUDSON, MICHIGAN DISPENSER FOR TOBACCO OR GRANULAIR MATERIAL Application filed July 3, 1930. Serial No. 465,472.
This invention relates to a dispensing mechanism adapted especially for the storing and handling of granular or cut tobacco, though obviously not restricted to such use, and has for its object an improved organization of parts adapted especially to permit a pipe smoker to fill the bowl of his pipe with the use of but one hand, which is especially convenient, for example, while handling the steering wheel of his motor' vehicle, where frequently one of the drivers hands is needed to hold the steering wheel against undesired turning, under which circumstances the filling of a pipeone hand being required to hold the pipe and the other the bag or package containing the tobaccowould otherwise involve either taking the chance of leaving the steering wheel unguarded or stopping the vehicle during the pipe-filling operation.
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Figure 1 is a perspective of my improved device installed in position upon a suitable convenient portion of the body of a motoii: cap,
uses of my invention.
' Figure 2 is a sectional plan view from above, showing the arrangement of the interior gearing, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 4, and looking in the direction of the arrows there shown.
Figure 3 is tially along the line 33 of Figure 4 and looking in the direction of the arrows there shown.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device, taken substantially through the center thereof.
Figure 5 is an end elevational view of the as shown in Figures 1, 2, and 3.
Figure 6 is a bottom plan view of the device in open position, the closed position being shown in dotted lines, and V Figure 7 is a fragmentary end view, partly in section, and taken from the end opposite to that shown in Figure 5, with a pipe bowl in place, and the device partly open and in an operative position.
In the preferred form of construction herein shown, A indicates a portion of an auto-' a cross section taken substan mobile dashboard, to which my device is shown attached as an illustrative embodiment, although it might equally well be secured to a smoking cabinet or wall in a house, or anywhere where a convenient pipe-filling device might be desired.
Suitable screws B are shown as the attaching means, and secure a bracketG to the support, the bracket having an outwardly projecting branch D carrying the pivot pin or stem F, which terminates at its upper extremity in the fixed crank member or arm F. The lower portion F of the stem, which passes through a suitably positioned hole'in the projection D, serves as the pivotal anchorage, and may be secured in any suitable manner, as by the pin 7. The stem F passes upwardly through a suitably formed journal, shown as a sleeve E, preferably of bearing metal, as brass or bronze, secured in the shell or housing in any desired manner, as by cast ing therein. The normal or unactuated positioning of the shell, as indicated in Fig ures 1, 2, 3, and 5, is yieldingly maintained through the medium of the coil "spring H,
which is anchored under tension at its lower end to a suitable projection, as E, on the inner face of the shell E, and at its upper end to the projecting crank arm F. g
It will be noted that the shell E as a whole is generally tapered from its normally rearward portion or pivoted end, through which the stem F passes, toward the larger forward end, within the curved body of which is rotatably supported a relatively large pitched or bladed agitating screw K, whose upper portion is affixed to or integral with a shaft K, which is journaled in a suitably formed bearing end G of the bracket J, as shown in Figure 3; the bracket being afiixed to the interior surface of the shell E in any suitable manner, as by bolts j; whilethe lower end of the agitator K reaches to the aperture L in the lowermost portion of the larger end of the shell or container E. In the position of the device shown in Figures 1,- 2, 3, and 5,
this aperture is normally closed by the projection under it of the fixed lip or blade M,
which projects from the bottom portion of the bracket C- and servcs as agate to close return movement, and the aperture L being.
gage, (Figures 2 and a).
theaperture when the shell is swung inwardly against the support, about the pivot stem F as an axis. The shell E is normally held in this described position so that the blade. h'l closes the aperture L by the spring latch piece N, which is formed with the projecting tab N whiclnpasses through the cooperating slot M in the blade M. IVhen its inner end is engaged by the top edge of a pipe bowl, however, as I, and the latter is pushed upwardly against it to a sufiicient degree, it is tripped by being pushed upwardly far enough to release the flange X on the shell E, to enable the latter to be manually swung about they stem F as a center, thus removing the shell and its bottom aperture L from the closure which prevails in its unactuated 1 sition due to the positioning of the blade M directly therebeneath.
Under the inner face of the cover Q are rotatably supported a pair of intermcshing gear wheels as R and S, the gear wheel R bemg preferably provided with a plurality of holes as R, and said latter gear has its axis coincident, when the cover is in place, with the axis of the crank arm F. Into any one of the holes R the upwardly projecting studs F 0'31 the crank arm F can operatively en- The teeth of the gear wheel S in turn mesh with a much smaller gear wheel T secured to the top of the agitator shaft K, and as the shell E is rotated, the fiXe-dness of the position of the stem F and crank pin F combined with the manual rotative movement imparted to the shell E, which may be through practically a semi-circle ifdesired, results in rotating the gear wheels R, S, and T, and thus effects agitation'of the contained tobacco or other granular material within the shell E by ro-- tation of the screw blade K, suliiciently so that a gravity-induced fall thereof into the subjacently held pipe bowl P results, by reason of the concomitant opening of the aperture L. After the opening movement the shell is returned to its position of closure while the pipe bowl is continuously held beneath the aperture L, additional tobacco obviously being fed into the pipe during the again sealed by the blade M when the returned or closed position is reached.
The spring H, which assists the closing movement, also prevents rattling of the parts when the dispenseris used upon a vehicle,
and in addition eliminates any possibility of the case swinging open if the latch by chance is not tightly closed.
In order to enable easy engagement and movement of the shell or housing by means of the pipe bowl itself, a flange ring X is formed integral with the casingI hsurrounding the aperture-L, and projecting downwardly therefrom, as shown in Figures 3, 4,
'5 6, and 7 and is adapted to receive the upper portion of a pipe bowl therein as shown in Figures 3 and 7, the edge of which trips the latch NN, as described above, and enables use of the pipe itself as a handle to swing the hous1ngthus causin g a gravity-induced flow of the tobacco Z, aided by agitation thereof by the blade K, through the aperture L and into the pipe.
nceds,a repetition of the operalionjust described will be sufficient to deliver thereinto the quantity desired, although upon such second operati on it may be sufiicient to partially rotate the container through a lesser arc than at first.
The cover Q, for additional security, may be removably fastened to the shell in any suitable fashion, as by the cooperating ear U and slot V at one end, (Figure at), and spring clip IV at the other, secured to the shell. as by bolts Y.
It will of course be obvious that variations in the form and specific construction of the mechanism herein described can be indulged in without departure from the fair spirit of my invention, and that the range of possible use thereof is by no means restricted to the granular tobacco or the automobile-use herein selected as illustrative.
\Vhat I claim is:
1. In combination with a supporting bracket, a container supported thereby in position of limited rotatability about a selected portion of said bracket as an axial center, said container having a delivery aperture in its bottom portion which is normally closed by the engagement thereunder of a projecting portion of said bracket. an agitating screw rotatably supported within said container operatively adjacent the delivery opening therein, and means operatively connecting said bracket and said container whereby upon the manually induced rotative movement of said shell said agitating screw is actuated.
2. In combination with an interiorly aperof said shell said agitating screw is rotatably actuated.
3. A dispenser for flowable and relatively granular material, comprising a supporting bracket, a container supported thereby in position of potential movability about a selected portion of said bracket as an axis of rotation, said container having a discharge aperture in its bottom wall which is blanked by the engagement over it of a projecting portion of said supporting bracket when the container is in position of non-use. an agitating member positioned within said container operatively adjacent the aperture thereim,
and means supported upon one of the container walls and operatively connecting aid agitator and said supporting bracket, whereby upon the manually induced swing of the container away from its normal position of non-use said agitator is rotativel; actuated.
4. A dispenser for relatively dry and small particles of material, comprising a support, a container provided with a discharge aperture in its bottom wall, mounted upon said support in position of limited swing thereabout, said aperture being closed by the location thereunder of a portion of said support when the container is in unactuated position, an agitator rotatably supported within said container in a position generally adjacent the discharge aperture therein, and means operatively connecting said agitator and a portion of said support whereby upon the manually induced swing of said container said agitator is rotatively actuated.
5. A dispenser for relatively dry and small units of matter. comprising a support. a
limitedly movable housing for containing such matter, pivotally mounted on the support and having an aperture near the bottom thereof, a member carried by said support for maintaining closure of said aperture in one position to which said housing may be moved, and means for permitting the manual moving of said housing away from the position of closure while a receptacle is held beneath said aperture, whereby said aperture is] opened and a feeding of matter within said housing into said receptacle results. I
6. A dispenser for relatively dry and small particles of matter, comprising a support, a limitedly movable container for holding such matter mounted on the support and having an aperture near the bottom thereof, means for maintaining closure of said aperture in one position to which said container may be moved, and a movable agitating vane within the container and motivated by movement of the container, whereby movement thereof while a receptacle is held beneath the apertureresults in uncovering the aperture, motivating said agitator, and feeding of matter within the container into the receptacle.
7 A dispenser for tobacco comprising a support, a container pivotally mounted on said support and partly rotatable thereabour, and provided with an aperture near its bortom, a fixed projection carried by said support and formed to close said aperture in one position to which the container may be moved, a movable agitating member mounted within said containcr, and means for causing movement of said agitator upon rotative movement of the container, whereby movement of the "container v'hilc a receptacle is held beneath the aperture resultsin uncovering said aperture, motivating the agitator, and feeding of tobacco into the receptacle.
8. A dispenser for tciacco comprising a in support, a container for tobacco supported thereby but movable relatively thereto and having an aperture near the bottom thereof, means for maintaining closure of said aperture in one position to which said container '30- may be moved, projecting portions abutting said aperture for partial reception of the bowl of a pipe beneath said aperture, and
whereby said container may be moved, thereby moving the container away from the posi- 95 tion of closure, uncovering said aperture, and permitting fiowage of tobacco therefrom.
9. A dispenser for particulated matter comprising a fixed supporting bracket, a movable container for such matter pivotally mounted upon said bracket and having an aperture near the bottom thereof, a fiked member carried by said bracketfor efi'ecting the closure of said aperture when said container is inunactuated position, a rotatable agitating member carried by said bracket for maintaining closure ofsaid aperture in one position to which said container may be moved, an agitating member movable within said container, a removable cover for said container, and means carried by said cover for motivating said agitator when said cover is in place and the container is rotated about said pivotal mounting, whereby movement of said container away from the position of closure while a receptacle is held beneath said aperture results in actuating said agitator, un- V covcringsaid aperture, and feeding of matter within the container into the receptacle.
11. A dispenser for particulated matter comprising a fixed supporting bracket, a movable container for such matter pivotally mounted upon such bracket and having an aperture near the bottom thereof, means for aperture near the bottom thereof, a fixed l maintaining closure of said aperture in position to which said container may be moved, an agitating member rotatable within the container, a. cover for said container, gear driving means for the agitator carried by saidcover, and actuating means for said gears carried by the supporting bracket, whereby when said cover is in place and the container is rotated about its pivotal support away from the position of closure, said agitator is rotated, the'aperture is opened, and a feeding of matter within the container takes place. 4
i In testimony whereof I sign this specification. 7
JAMES A. GOODSELL.