US 1886288 A
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Na 1, 1932. E, E, MCDOW 1,886,288
DISPENSING DEVICE Filed NOV. 29. l929 a f waw Patented Nov. 1, 1932 assess fi'ditfF-QFFQE r nvnnnrr EARL Mcnow, or wIL ETTn-frmnvors, nssrenon T nn rrsnr'ror. LIQUID,
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This invention relates to improvements in dispensing devices and it consists of thematters hereinafter described and more partic-' ularly pointed out in the appended claims. Heretofore in the dispensing of liquid soap in connectionwithwash bowls, the supply cup or container held about a pint of liquid soap. With a cup or container of such small' capacity, frequent refilling is necessary and this of course results in a waste of liquid soap through-spilling. Again such cups or containers were made of glass so as to visibly present theliquid soap to view, and in this manner it was a comparatively easy matter to determine when refilling was necessary. Frequently, however, such glass cups are broken in refilling with. a loss as isreadily understood. r r a p The primary object of the invention is to provide adispensing device adapted to receivecontainers of large capacity for the liquid soap whereby refillings are reduced with a corresponding reduction in waste of soap.
Another object of the invention is to provide a dispensing device of this kind wherein it is practical to employ a metallic container of large capacity, which isapplied in place and then enclosed by a neatand sanitary appearing cover, easily removable from a coacting auxiliary supply vessel upon which the container rests in a mannermaintaining said 7 supply at aconstant level at all times.
Still a further object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind which includes an; auxiliary supply vessel to which a dis-- pensing valve is connected in a position convenient for use in connection with an associated wash bowl, the supply vessel being adapted to receive a supply container of large capacity which is enclosed in a cover removable withrespect to the supply vessel.
The above mentioned objects of the invention as well as others, together with the many advantages thereof will more fully appear as I proceed with my specification.
In the drawing V Fig l is a perspective view of my improved dispensing device in the position it is a longitudinal vertical sectional view through the same on an enlarged scale as taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 isa top plan View of the same with parts broken away to more clearly illustrate the construction thereof.
Fig. i is a detail vertical sectional View as taken on the line H of Fig. 3. In general my improved dispensing device includes an'open top, basin like vessel adapted to be secured to a wall or other support adjacent a wash bowl. A conduit leads from this'vessel to apoint adjacent the wash bowl where a dispensing valve is provided on the conduit. i V q 'The vesselis so formed as to receive and support a main supply container in the form of an invertedcan having an apertured spout adapted to be sealed by the liquid soap in the vessel'in a manner insuring a constant level of supply therein. A cover, adapted to be removably engaged on the basin like vessel, encloses the main supply container and there are coacting means for the cover and wall or other support respectively, to lock the cover thereto and against removal from the vessel.
Referring'now in detailto that embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawing, l-indicates as a whole a basin like vessel adapted to be secured to a vertically disposed support 2 such as a building wall. Said vessel which is preferably rectangular in plan, is openat the top and includes a bottom wall 3 side walls 4 a front'wa-ll 5 and a rear wall 6. The side walled-4i aswell as the fr'ont-wall'5 taper downwardly and inwardly and each is provided at the top margin with a flang'e i'within which are formed inner and outer stepped'shoulders 8 and 9 respectively. In the front wall 5 is provided a window 10 through which the liquid soap 11 in the vessel is visible. *The rear wall 6 which is devoid of such stepped shoulders, extendsinto a plane above that of said flange 6 whereby it receivesthe screws 12 by which said vessel may beeasily secured to the wall or support 2. In; the bottom wall 3, preferably on the median line and toward the rear thereof is formed a boss 13 to receive the top end of a conduit or pipe 14. The bottom end of said pipe or conduit is provided with a dispensing valve 15 arranged in a position convenient to an associated wash bowl 16, shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. It is apparent that with a supply of liquid in the vessel 1, the manipulation of the valve 15 will deliver small amounts of liquid soap into the hands as required. r 1
The basin like vessel 1 is adapted to receive a main supply container in the form of a rectangular can 17 of substantially large capacity. Preferably this can, which is of a gallon capacity, has a capped filler spout 18, arranged in a manner whereby it ma be perforated for use as will later appear. gulch a can is a convenient unit because the liquid soap may be shipped therein by the manufacturer to the consumer or such a can may be much more easily refilled from a larger container as a five gallon can than it is to fill a small glass container of about a pint capacity.
WVith such a gallon size container the flat wall of the cap of the spout 18 may be perforated any suitable manner and the container is then placed in an inverted position in the vessel 1, the two sides and the front thereof engaging in supporting relation upon the inner shoulders 8 of the sidewalls and front wall of the vessel 1. Vhen the container is in this position, the perforated cap of the spout will permit a discharge of liquid soap into said vessel until such a level is reached as will seal off the perforation in said cap of the spout. Thereafter as said supply 11 is depleted, soap, will trickle from the container 17 to replenish the same.
To prevent unauthorized removal of the container 17 from the vessel 1 as Well as to prevent its dislodgement therefrom and to provide a neat and sanitary appearance as a whole, acover 19 is associated with said vessel. Said cover is in the form of a rectangular casing open at its bottom and at the rear and having atop wall 20, side walls 21.21 and a front wall 22. Said cover is of a rectangular cross section a trifle greater than that of the container 17 and the bottom edges of the side and front walls which are flanged as shown are adapted to seat upon the outer shoulder 9 of the front and side walls of the vessel 1.
Coacting means are provided on the wall or support 2 and the top wall of the cover to lock the same thereto so that accidental displacement thereof is impossible. A convenient and simple form of such coacting means is as follows :-On the Wall or support 2 a suitable distance above the basin like vessel, in the vertical median plane thereof I attach a strip 23. The top end of said strip is formed with an upright tongue 24 standing at a right angle to the wall or support 2 and a depending tongue 24 spaced from but parallel with said wall or support. On the underside of the top wall 20 of the cover plate is located a latch plate 25 having a pivotal connection at one end to said cover by a stud 26 extending up through said top wall and formed with a head for manipulation by any suitable tool for turning the same. The other end of said latch plate which is engaged in a guide 27 on the underside of the cover plate is provided with a recess or notch 28 arranged to receive a part of the tongue 24 with a hook like engagement. WVhen the stud 26 is actuated to swing the latch plate 25 into the dotted line position shown in Fig. 3, the latch plate is released from the tongue 24 and the cover may then be removed from the vessel to change containers 17 when necessary. In this respect it is pointed out that the topwall 20 of the cover 19 is formedat itsrear edge with'a notch 20" as best shown in Fig. 2, to accommodate the tongue 24.
The improved dispensing device has many advantages. The pouring of liquid soap is eliminated for the user who purchases his supply in gallon lots and all that is necessary is to perforate the spout cap, invert the can upon. the vessel 1, apply the cover 19 and the device is ready for instant use, thus :furnish-- ing a continuous supply lasting for weeks. It eliminates the filling of individualglass cups or containers through small openings which often results in breakage and waste.
While in describing my invention, I have referred in detail to the form, arrangement and construction of the parts thereof, the same is to be considered as illustrative only so that I do not wish to be limited thereto except as may be specifically set forth in the appended claims.
I claim as my invention 1. A dispensing device embodying therein an open top vessel adapted to be secured to a perpendicular supporting surface, means for controlling the discharge from said vessel, a supply'container adapted to seat on a part of theopentop of said vessel to discharge thereinto, a cover removably engaged upon a second part of the open top of said vessel and being open at that side facing said supporting surface and coacting therewlth to enclose the container and coacting means on the cover and supporting surface respectively for locking said cover in place upon said vessel.
2. A dispensing device embodying therein an open top vessel adapted to be secured to a perpendicular supporting surface, means for controlling the discharge from said vessel, a supply container adapted to seatona part of the open top of said vessel to discharge thereinto, a cover open at the rear and'including a top wall removably engaged upona second part of the open top of said vessel to enclose the supply container and coacting means on said top wall of the cover and on said supporting surface respectively to lock the cover in place on said vessel.
3. A dispensing device embodying therein a vessel adapted to be secured to a perpendicularly disposed supporting surface, means controlling the discharge from said vessel, a fluid supply container seated upon a part of said vessel and having a discharge spout adapted to be sealed by the fluid in said vessel, a cover enclosing said supply container and open at that side facing said supporting surface and means for detachably iecuring said coverto said supporting surace.
4. A dispensing device embodying therein a vessel adapted to be secured to a perpendicular supporting surface, means controlling the discharge from said vessel, a fluid supply container adapted to seat upon said vessel and having a discharge spout adapted to be sealed by the fluid in said vessel, means also seated on said vessel and enclosing the container and open at that side facing said supporting surface and means for detachably iecuring said cover to said supporting surace.
5. A dispensing device embodying therein a vessel adapted to be secured at the rear to a perpendicular supporting surface and having'a window at the front, means controlling the discharge from said vessel, a supply container having a spout adapted to be sealed by the fluid in said vessel and a cover removably engaged on the vessel and coacting with said supporting surface to enclose the container and being lockably secured to said supporting surface. I
6. A dispensing device embodying therein an open top vessel adapted to be secured at its rear to a perpendicular supporting surface, means for controlling the discharge from said vessel, a supply container seated upon a part of the open top of the container and having a spout adapted to be sealed by the fluid in said vessel and a cover seated upon a second part of the open top of said vessel and detachably secured to said supporting surface and with which it coacts to enclose the container.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this 26th day of November, 1929.
E. EARL MoDOW.