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Publication numberUS1934304 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 7, 1933
Filing dateJan 13, 1930
Priority dateJan 13, 1930
Publication numberUS 1934304 A, US 1934304A, US-A-1934304, US1934304 A, US1934304A
InventorsRudolph Guth
Original AssigneeRudolph Guth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mixing device
US 1934304 A
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NOV. 7, 1933- R GUTH 1,934,304-

MIXING DEVICE Filed Jan. 13. 1930 WUIIIIL INVENTOR V udoZp/i $21M.

ATTORNEY 5'.

Patented Nov. 7, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 9 Claims.

This invention relates to an improved mixing device adapted especially for the mixing of soap and water for suds.

The object of the present invention is to devise a container adapted to hold a supply of soap and having an attachment whereby there may be supplied to the same container the water for mixing the soap suds to be drawn off from the container.

Another object consists in the provision of such an attachment whereby there may be formed the soap suds or there may be supplied clear water, as may be required at any time for the thinning of the suds.

Other objects will appear from the following description and claims when considered together with the accompanying drawing.

Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view of my 1.1 proved device taken on line 1-1 of Fig. 2; Fig. 2 is a view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1.

The cask or drum or other form of container indicated by reference numeral 1 is provided with a false bottom 2 above which the space is intended for storing the soap supply, while below the bottom 2, the space is intended to serve as a chamber for the soap suds which may be drawn off at any time desired through the spigot 3. The soap suds chamber is indicated by reference numeral 4, while the chamber for the soap supply is indicated by the reference numeral 5. Extending upwardly through the main body of the container 1, and centrally thereof, is the perforated tubular member 6, the lower end of which is secured to the false bottom 2 which has an opening provided centrally thereof so that the tubular member 6 communicates with the soap suds chamber 4. Thus, the soap is stored in the space 5 around the perforated tubular member 6 which extends substantially the full height of the chamber 5 and is open at the upper end as well as the lower end thereof.

It is to be understood, of course, that the lower end of the drum 1 is closed by the usual form of bottom '7, while the upper end thereof is adapted to be closed by a cover which may be removed therefrom. This cover may be in the form of a single head which may be removed in its entirety from the drum or it may consist of two parts, one of which is permanently attached to the drum while the other central portion thereof may be attached to or removed therefrom at any time desired. In the present illustration, that portion of the head indicatedby reference numeral 7 is permanently attached to the drum while the central portion thereof is removably attached to the part 7. Formed as an integral part of the removable central part of the head, I have provided an attachment for the connection of a hose 8 and also asuitable form of valve for controlling the delivery of the water supply from the hose. This valve is of a two-way form so that the water supply may be directed either down through the central port 9 or outwardly into the radially extending ports or channels 10, as will be explained. The port 9 which opens down through the central portion of the casting in the removable part of the head, is so positioned that the water may be delivered therefrom down through the tubular member 6 and directly into the suds container 4 without contacting the soap supply in the chamber 5. The radiating channels 10 are connected at their outer ends to the perforated annular tubular portion 11 from which the water will be sprayed on to the soap supply in the chamber 5 for the purpose of forming suds to be delivered through the perforations in the tubular member 6 and therefrom into the suds container 4.

Asa means of controlling the delivery of the water through the two ports just now referred to, I have provided the rotatably mounted valve member 12, which is formed with suitable ports the'rethrough for establishing the communications just-mentioned. The port 13 extends diametrically and entirely through the valve member 12, and in the position indicated in Fig. 1, is adapted to extend between the two inner ends of the radiating channels 10. The ports 14 which extend approximately at 45 to the port 13, are adapted to communicate with the corresponding channels 15 which are provided in the casting to which the hose 8 is adapted to be connected. Thus, with the valve in position indicated in Fig. 1, the water supplyis adapted to pass through the hose 8, thencethrough the channels 15, the

ports 14, thence through the communicating port 13 to the radiating channels 10 and to the perforated sprinkling member 11, whence the water is delivered on to the top of the soap supply within the chamber 5. At this time, as will be seen from Fig. 1, the valve member 12 closes the port 9 so that no water can be delivered directly being drawn off through the spigot 3, in case it should be found desirable to thin the consistency of the suds, this may be accomplished by changing the position of the valve member 12 so as to close the passage through the channels 10 and to open the passage through the port 9. This may be done by rotating the valve member 12 through an angle of 90 so as to bring one end of the port 13 into communication with the upper end of the port 9 while the other end of the port 13 will be closed at the diametrically opposite point by the closed wall portion of the valve structure. At the same time, one of the ports 14 will be brought into communication with one of the channels 15 while the other port 14 will be closed by means of the wall of the valve structure adjacent the upper end of the port 9. Thus, with the valve at the adjusted position referred to, communication will be established from the hose connection 8 through one of the channels 15, thence through one of the ports 14 and through the lower part of the port 13 and through the port 9 so as to deliver the clear water down through the tubular member 6 and into the suds chamber 4 for the purpose of thinning the suds.

It is to be understood that the present disclosure is merely for purposes of illustration and that there may be devised certain variations and modifications without departing from the spirit of the present invention as herein set forth. For instance, other forms of valve connections may be adopted for the purpose here intended, it being understood that the purpose of the present valve structure is to permit the delivery of the structure may also be varied as may also the design and proportions of all of the other several parts.

Thus, I have devised a comparatively simple and efficient form of container within which the soap supply may be stored and to which there may be delivered awater supply for mixing with the soap within the same container for the making of suds to be drawn off as may be required. Also, with the present device, the consistency of the suds may be varied, according to requirements.

Although well adapted for the purpose of forming soap suds, it is to -be understood that the present structure may be employed also for the mixing of any other ingredients which may be contained therein and supplied thereto.

The water as it enters the chamber 4, either directly from the port 9 or through the perforations in the tubular member 6, will have a surging or churning action and there will thereby be effected a thorough mixing of the. soap and the water so as to completely form the suds, Thus, chamber 4 may be regarded as a mixing chamber as well as a reservoir for thesuds.

A removable plug l may be provided in the wall of the drum 1, at a point just above the false bottom 2, so as to afford a means of determining whether the soap supply in the drum needs to be replenished.

Upon disconnection of the hose 8, a suitable form of cap may be placed upon the upper end of the casting so as to exclude the air and dirt therefrom.

The usual pressure of the regular water supply system is sufiicient for the present device.

The present device may be formed as a p r anent part of the drum or cask which may be refilled from time to time as may be required.

What I claim is:

1. A mixing device comprising a single container having an upper compartment and a lower compartment, a perforated tubular means extending from said lower compartment up into sad upper compartment, said perforated tubular means being the only means of communication between said upper and lower compartments and being so located laterally as to afford space to the side thereof, means for supplying a liquid directly and exclusively to said upper compartment space about said tubular means, whereby a soluble material may be contained in said upper compartment and outside of said tubular means and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular means and thence through said tubular means intosaid lower compartment, and means for dispensing the mixture from said lower compartment.

2. A mixing device comprising a single container having an upper compartment and a lower compartment connected only by a single centrally dsposed perforated tubular member extending from said lower compartment up through substantially the entire extent of said upper comartment, means for supplying a liquid directly to either said upper compartment or directly through said tubular member to said lower compartment, whereby a soluble material may be conta'ned in said upper compartment and about said tubular member and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member into said lower compartment, .or the lquid may be transmitted directly to said lower compartment, and means for dispensing the mixture from said lower compartment.

3. A mixing device comprising a single contain.- eri' having an upper compartment and a lower compartment connected only by a single central: ly disposed perforated tubular member extendng from said lower compartment up through substantially the entire extent of said upper compartment, a single valve-controlled means for supplying a liquid either directly to said upper compartment or directly .through said tubular member to said lower compartment, whereby a soluble material may be contained in said upper compartment ard about said tubular member and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member into sa d lower compartment, or the liquid may be transmitted directly through said tubular member to said lower compartment, and means for dispensing the mixture fro said lower compartment. 1

4. A mixing device comprising a single container having an upper compartment and a lower compartment connected only by a single centrally disposed perforated tubular member extending from said lower compartment up through substantially the entire extent of said upper compartment, a single valve-controlled means arranged at the upper end of said tubular member and having outlets for supplying a liquid to either said upper compartment or directly through said.

tubular member to said lower compartment, whereby a soluble material may be contained in said upper compartment and about said tubular member and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member into said lower compartment, or the liquid may be transmitted directly through said tubular member to said lower compartment, and means for dispensing the mixture from said lower compartment.

5. A mixing device comprising a single container having an upper compartment and a'lower compartment connected only by a single centrally d sposed perforated tubular member extending from said lower compartment up through substantially the entire extent of said upper compartment, a cover for said container, said cover having formed as part thereof a spray device for supplying liquid to said upper compartment, and said cover having also as part thereof a plain discharge connection for supplying liquid directly into the upper end of said tubular member for delivery to said lower compartment, a single valve carried by said cover and having means of communication with said spray device and said plain discharge connection for controlling the delivery of liquid in the aforesaid manner, whereby a soluble material may be contained in said upper compartment and about said tubular member and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member into said lower compartment, or the liquid may be transmitted directly through said tubular member to sa d lower compartment, and means for dispensing the mixture from said lower compartment.

6. A mixing device comprising a container having means for supporting the same upon the floor, said container having an imperforate partition dividing the same into upper and lower compartments, a perforated tubular member extending vertically of said upper compartment and so located laterally as to afford space to the side thereof so as to accommodate a soluble material in said space, said perforated tubular member constituting the only means of discharge from said upper compartment, means for supplying a liquid directly and exclusively to the soluble material in the upper compartment, whereby the soluble material may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member, and valve means adapted to control the discharge from the container for dispensing the said mixture therefrom.

7. A mixing device comprising a single container having means for supporting the same upon the floor and having an upper compartment and a lower compartment connected only by a single perforated tubular member extending vertically from said lower compartment up through substantially the entire extent of said upper compartment and so located laterally as to aiford space to the side thereof, a'cover for said container, said cover having formed as part thereof a spray device for supplying liquid to said upper compartment, and said cover having also as part 3 thereof a plain discharge connection for supplying liquid directly into the upper end of said tubular member for delivery to said lower compartment, a single valve carried by said cover and having means of communication with said spray device and. said plain discharge connection for controlling the delivery of liquid in the aforesaid manner, whereby a soluble material may be contained in said upper compartment space about said tubular member and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member into said lower compartment, or the liquid may be transmitted directly through said tubular member to said lower compartment, and valve means provided in the lower compartment for controlling the discharge of the mixture therefrom.

8. A mixing device comprising a single container having means for supporting the same upon the floor and having a transverse partition dividing the interior of the container into upper and lower compartments, said compartments being connected by only a single, perforated tubular member extending vertically from an aperture in said partition up through substantially the entire extent of said upper compartment and so located laterally as to afford space to the side thereof, a cover for saidocontainer, said cover having formed as part thereof a spray device for supplying liquid directly and exclusively to said upper compartment, and said cover having also as part thereof a plain discharge connection for supplying liquid directly and exclusively into the upper end of said tubular member for delivery to said lower compartment, a single valve carried by said cover and having means of communication with said spray device and with said plain discharge connection for controlling the delivery of liquid in the aforesaid manner, whereby a soluble material may be contained in said upper compartment space about said tubular member and may be dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member into said lower compartment, or the liquid may be transmitted directly through said tubular member to said lower compartment, and valve means provided in the lower compartment for controlling the discharge of the mixture therefrom.

9. A mixing device comprising a container for soluble material, the bottom of said container having a discharge opening therethrough and being otherwise imperforate, a perforated tubular member extending vertically within said container from the discharge opening and being so located laterally as to afford space to the side thereof, said tubular member constituting the only means of discharge from the space around the same, means for supplying a liquid directly and exclusively to said container space about the tubular member, whereby a soluble material may be placed in such container and outside of said tubular member and dissolved by the introduction of liquid thereto and the resulting mixture transmitted through the perforations of said tubular member and thence through said tubular member, or for transmitting the liquid directly into and through said tubular member, and means for controlling the discharge from the lower end of the tubular member.

RUDOLPH GUTH.

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US4181702 *Sep 11, 1978Jan 1, 1980Fmc CorporationApparatus for controlled chlorination of water with an alkali metal dichloroisocyanurate
US5009848 *May 2, 1988Apr 23, 1991Secretarski James MOn board automatic diesel engine cooling water chemical treatment dispensing system
Classifications
U.S. Classification422/274, 422/282, 422/278, 34/86
International ClassificationA47K5/00, A47K5/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47K5/14
European ClassificationA47K5/14