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Publication numberUS1977414 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1934
Filing dateApr 18, 1934
Priority dateApr 18, 1934
Publication numberUS 1977414 A, US 1977414A, US-A-1977414, US1977414 A, US1977414A
InventorsAnthony Testa
Original AssigneeAnthony Testa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Perfume dispenser
US 1977414 A
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Oct. 16, 1934. A. TESTA 1,977,414

' PERFUME DISPENSER n Filed April 18, 1954 j 21. [NVENTUR' E g I hTTfiRN i Patented Oct. 16, 1934 lTED STATES PATENT OFFICE '1 Claims.

My invention relates to improvements in perfume or like liquid dispensers for bottles and comprises a combination bottle stopper and perfume dispenser of relatively simple construction which will positively dispense perfume in a line in either direction when rubbed against the object on which the perfume is desired.

An object of my invention is to provide a perfume dispenser of this description of a simple 19 easily fabricated construction whichis at the same time positive in its action and which eliminates the use of any spring formerly thought necessary in devices of this general description.

A further feature of my invention is to pro- 35 vide in combination with my improved dispenser having a ball protruding upwardly from a stop- I per thereof and loosely contained in a spherical concavity in said stopper of a cap closure memher for said bottle adapted to abut the top of the ball and hold the ball tightly against the lower portion of its concavity, thus completely cutting off any possibility of leakage when the perfume dispenser is not in use.

A further object of my invention is to provide a perfume dispenser of novel construction which as the ball thereof is rubbed over an object will dispense perfume from the side of said ball adjacent the direction of movement of the dispenser and admit a corresponding amount of air 00 to the bottle on the opposite side, to permit the passage of perfume from said bottle, and a perfume dispenser of this description actuated by contact with an object and yet having no sharp portions to tear or otherwise injure said object and thus one which will not tear any silk or light clothing or fracture the tender skin of the user.

These and such other objects of my invention as may hereinafter appear will be best understood from a description of the accompanying drawing which illustrates an embodiment thereof.

In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the top of a perfume bottle having my invention attached.

Fig. 2 isa sectional view of the embodiment of my invention shown in Fig. 1 in upright position with the cap member thereof attached to lock the bottle to prevent any leakage of liquid from the bottle.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view generally similar to Fig. 2 with the cap removed and the bottle in inverted dispensing position in the act of dispensing a line of perfume over an object, with portions of the bottle being shownin elevation.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the top of the bottle With the cap member removed.

In the drawing, wherein like characters of reference indicate like parts throughout, 10 generally indicates a perfume or like liquid dis- 69 penser for bottles constructed in accordance with my invention. While my invention is primarily adapted to dispense perfume, it is obvious that it may be employed to dispense any other type of liquid by contact with an object, such as hand or face lotions, medicines, polish, etc. My invention is particularly adapted for use on a bottle 12 having a neck 14 and preferably a bottle having said neck 14 provided with an upper end 16 externally threaded as at 18. I pro- 7 vide stopper means 20 for the neck of said bottle, preferably having a central channel 22 in the lowerportion thereof, a partially spherical concavity 24 in the upper portion thereof extending to a central hole 26 in the upper end thereof, thus making said concavity 24 substantially spherical except for the portion above said hole 26. The upper portion of said stopper means 20 is preferably provided with the annular lip 28 projecting outwardly from the upper end thereof adapted to overlie the top 16 of the bottle neck 14. As the dispensing member of my improved device, I preferably employ the ball 30 preferably loosely confined within the concavity 24 of said stopper means 20 except for the upper portion 32 thereof protruding through said hole and cutting off the channel 22.thereof. While the channel 22 is preferably provided in the lower portion of the stopper, it is obvious that if desired the ball. may extend substantially through the stopper and while the annular lip 28, is adapted to abut the upper portion of the bottle, is preferably provided, this also may be dispensed with if desired.

In order to readily insert the stopper means 5 within the top 16 of the bottle neck 14, I preferably, as shown, construct it in the two pieces 34 and 36, comprising a lower washer member 34 having the central channel 22 therein and a partial spherical concavity 38 in the upper portion thereof above said channel 22 and an upper washer member 36 having the complemental partially spherical concavity 40 extending to the central hole 26 therein and the annular lip 28 projecting outwardly from the upper end thereof adapted to overlie the top of the bottle neck. In my preferred embodiment shown, I have horizontally split the stopper means into two portions, namely, an upper and lower washer orstopper member 34 and 36. It is obvious,

however, if desired, that the stopper means 20 may be vertically split for this purpose. I preferably construct my improved dispensing member 32 of steel, brass or other metal which may 5 be made perfectly round, but may if desired construct it out of glass, bakelite, or other moldable materials. The stopper member 20 is preferably constructed of bakelite, although it may be constructed of cork, rubber, celluloid, phenol condensation. product, etc.

It is thus obvious that when said bottle 12 is held in a vertical position (see Fig. 3) and moved relative to and with the portion 32 of the ball 30 thereof protruding through the hole 26, preferably in direct contact with an object, such as the cloth 42 shown in Fig. 3, said ball 30 may drop to the lower portion of said spherical concavity 24 made up of the composite concavities .38 and 40 in the washer members 34 and 36 as shown in my preferred embodiment and being rotated in the direction of the arrow by relative movement of the bottle 12 over said fabric 42 that perfume or other liquid will be supplied through the hole 26 from the side 46 of said ball adjacent the direction of movement thereof and air will be admitted to said bottle on the opposite side 48 of said rotating ball to supply air to permit discharge of liquid from the bottle 12, the liquid being dispensed in the line 50 shown in Fig. 3 over the fabric 42.

A further feature of my invention relates to the improved hollow cap member I preferably employ to seal my improved ball valve 30 when not in use. For this purpose I provide the hol-. low cap member 52 having the solid top 54 and the downwardly projecting cylindrical side wall 56, the inner periphery 55 of the lower end thereof being threaded as at 60, with threads 60 adapted to cooperate'with the threads 18 onthe exterior of the upper end of the bottle neck 16 to secure said cap member 52 to said bottle 12. The lower surface of the top 54 of said cap member is adapted to abut said ball 30 so that the lower portion of said ball may strike against the concavity 38 in the lower washer or stopper 36 to completely seal the channel 22 and prevent any escape of perfume through the channel 22 and around said ball 30 and may be spherically concaved as at 58 for this purpose. If desired as shown, I preferably provide the lug 57 projecting downwardly from the lower surface of said top 54 of said cap member and provide itwith the partially spherical concavity 58 in the lower end 59 thereof to abut said ball 30 to press it downwardly against the surface of the concavity 38 in the lower washer member or lower surface of the spherical concavity where the stopper member is. not split into two portions. It is thus obvious that as thecap member is threaded on to the bottle neck-the projection 57 will depress the ball 30 so as to completely out off the channel 22 and prevent any leakage of perfume or other liquid from my improved perfume dispenser.

If desired, the upper and lower stopper or washer members 34 and 36 after the insertion of the ball 30 in the concavities 38 and 40 thereof may be glued or otherwise secured together and if desired the stopper means 20 may be glued or otherwise secured within-the interior of the neck 14 of the bottle 12. If desired the stopper means 20 may be made out of metal and the upper end thereof crirnped, pressed or otherwise secured over the upper end of the ball 30 to retain it in the concavity.

I employ the words upper" and "lower in reference to the stopper when the bottle is in upright position, it being obvious that when the bottle is inverted in use, these relative positions will be reversed.

It is thus apparent that I have provided a novel type of perfume dispenser constructed of a small number of simple parts which may be readily fabricated and which will readily dispense a line of perfume on contact with an object and preferably in combination therewith a cap member which will function to abut said dispensing member to completely seal it and prevent any escape of perfume or like liquid from the bottle.

It is understood that my invention is not limited to the specific embodiment shown and that various deviations may be made therefrom without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A perfume or like liquid dispenser for bottles having a neck having an externally threaded upper end comprising stopper means for the neck of said bottle comprising a lower washer member having a central channel and a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion thereof above said channel and an upper washer member havmg a complemental partially spherical concavity therein extending to a central hole and an annular lip projecting outwardly from the upper end thereof adapted to overlie the top of the bottle neck, a ball loosely confined within the concavities of said washer members except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole and cutting off said channel whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with said ball in contact with an object said ball may drop to the lower portion of said spherical concavity and supply perfume through said hole onto said object from the side of said ball adjacent the direction of movement thereof and admit air to said bottle on the opposite side of said rotating ball, and a hollow cap member having an internally threaded lower end adapted to be threaded onto said threaded bottle neck and having a lug projecting downwardly centrally thereof having a partially spherical concavity adapted to abut the upper protruding end of said ball and clamp it against the lower end of said spherical concavity of said stopper means to prevent leakage from said dispenser.

2. A perfume or like liquid disperser for bottles having a neck comprising fixed stopper means for the neck of said bottle having a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion extending to a central hole thereof, and a ball loosely confined within the concavity of said stopper means except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with said ball in contact with an object, said ball may drop to the lower portion of said spherical concavity and supply perfume through said hole onto said object from the side of said ball adjacent the direction of movement thereof and admit air to said bottle on the opposite side of said rotating ball.

3. A perfume or like liquid dispenser for bottles having a neck, comprising fixed stopper means for the neck of said bottle having a central channel, and a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion thereof above said channel extending to a central hole and a ball loosely confined within the concavity of said stopper means except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole and cutting off said channel whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with said ball in contact with an object said ball may drop to the lower portion of said spherical concavity -and supply perfume through said hole onto said object from the side of said ball adjacent the direction of movement thereof and admit air to said bottle on the opposite side of said rotating ball.

4. A perfume or like liquid dispenser for bottles having a neck, comprising stopper means for the neck of said bottle comprising a lower washer member having a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion thereof and an upper washer member having a complemental partially spherical concavity therein extending to a central hole, and a ball loosely confined within the concavities of said washer members except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with said ball in contact with an object said ball-may drop to the lower portions of said spherical concavities and supply perfume through said hole onto said object from the side bottles having a neck having an externally threaded upper end comprising stopper means for the neck of said bottle having a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion thereof, extending to a central hole, a ball loosely confined within the concavity of said stopper means except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with said ball in contact with an object said ball may drop to the lower portion of said spherical concavity and supply perfume through said hole onto said object from the side of said ball adjacent the direction of movement thereofand admit air to saidbottle on the opposite side of said rotating ball, and a hollow cap member having an internally threaded lower end adapted to be threaded onto said threaded bottle neck an having a lug projecting downwardly centrally thereof having a partially spherical concavity adapted to abut the upper protruding end of said ball and clamp it against the lower end of said spherical concavity of said stopper means to prevent leakage from said dispenser.

6. A perfume or like liquid dispenser for hot-- tles having a neck, having an externally threaded upper end, comprising stopper means for the neck of said bottle having a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion thereof, extending to a central hole, a ball loosely confined within the concavity of said stopper means except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with said ball in contact with an object said ball may drop to the lower portion of said spherical concavity and supply perfume through said hole onto said object from the side of said ball adjacent the direction of movement thereof and admit air to said bottle on the opposite side of said rotating ball, and a hollow cap member having an internally threaded lower end adapted to be threaded onto said threaded bottle neck,

said cap having a partially spherical concavity adapted to abut the upper protruding end of said ball and clamp it against the lower end of said spherical concavity of said stopper means to prevent leakage from said dispenser.

7. A perfume or like liquid dispenser for hottles having a neck, comprising stopper means for the neck of said bottle having a partially spherical concavity in the upper portion thereof, extending to a central hole, a ball loosely confined within the concavity of said stopper means except for the upper end thereof protruding through said hole whereby when said bottle is held in an inverted position and moved relative to and with .said ball in contact with an ANTHONY TESTA.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/213, 222/545, 222/562, 401/26, 215/312, 222/501, 401/209, 215/314
International ClassificationA45D34/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45D34/041
European ClassificationA45D34/04B