US 2021562 A
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Nmn E19, W35. N. s. MARTIN M9552 DISFENSING BOTTLE TOP Filed Mrch 5, 1955 Num!" f Patented Nov. 19, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
This invention relates to improvements in dispensing tops for containers and has for an object to provide a novel top which may be permanently secured to the neck of a bottle and when so secured may be considered as providing a nonrellable bottle.
A further object is to provide a dispensing top which may be used with a container until the contents thereof is exhausted and may then be removed for use with successive containers.
A further object is to provide in such a dispensing top means to guide and disburse the contents from the central opening around the outside but within the body of the cap so that in the case of liquids air may be allowed to enter so that the liquid may readily pour. In the case of powder this same member will tend to prevent clogging and will keep the powder loose so that it will flow freely through the device.
With these and other objects in view as will be apparent as the description proceeds, the device consists of the instrumentalities shown in the drawing wherein:
Figure l is a vertical section through a bottle or the like showing my device mounted thereon, parts being in a normal position to close the apertures through the central portion thereof;
Figure 2 is a similar section with the parts shown as in dispensing position; and
Figure 3 is a section on the line 3 3 of Figure 2.
Referring particularly to the drawing the container or bottle I is provided withv a neck 2 having threads 3 near the top thereof.
Mounted thereon is my dispensing device comprising a body portion 4 reduced as at 5 to form a spout with screw threads 6 upon which is mounted a removable closure 'I. Within the spout is shown a member 8 having apertures 9. This may be removed altogether from the spout if desired.
Positioned within the body portion is an annular member I having exterior fluted channels II and a hollow I2 adapted to t `over an annular extension I3 of the threaded plug I4 mounted within the body of the cap. Apertures I5 are provided in this annular extension I3, and a pellet I6 is mounted to freely work back and forth within the extension and past the apertures.
At a centrally apertured plug I'I is screw threaded at I8 into the member I4. A washer I9 is positioned between the apertured plug I'I and the threaded plug I I and forms a shelf 20, or edge upon which the pellet I6 will rest in normal position. A washer 2| is interposed between the top 5 of the body portion of the member I 4 and the member lil so that the member It will rest thereon when in normal position adjacent the apertures I5.
When in this normal position both the pellet 10 IS and the member I0 will be seated so as to close the apertures. Relling the contents through the spout in this position is impossible. Wnen in in verted dispensing position the apertures are open and the contents will flow through them and around the iiuted member being disbursed and broken up thereby as it enters the spout.
What I claim is:
1. In combination a' bottle having a threaded neck and a dispensing cap therefor comprising a body portion threaded to t the threaded neck, a reduced spout therefor threaded to receive a removable closure, a removable plug mounted within the body portion to contact the top of the bottle neck, and having a hollow central eXtension radially perforated, a centrally apertured plug partially closing the central extension, a pellet mounted within the extension and adapted to seat on the apertured plug to close the same when upright and to free the opening in dispensing position, and a freely movable plug' mounted on the outside of the central extension and Iwithin the body portion adapted to seat and close the aperture in normal position when upright and to seat in the reduced spout and disburse the contents of the bottle when in dispensing position.
2. A dispensing cap comprising a body portion reduced at one end as a spout and having a cen- 40 tral apertured plug, a pellet mounted within the plug to open or close the apertures and a movable cap mounted on the plug within the body portion and adapted to close the apertures in one position and to open the apertures and seat in the spout as a disbursing guide in inverted position.
3. A dispensing cap comprising a body portion and a reduced spout, an apertured plug mounted within the body portion, and externally fluted disbursing member mounted to seat in the spout in one position and to close the apertured plug in upright position.
4. A dispensing cap comprising a body portion adapted to t a bottle neck, and having at the other end a reduced spout opening, an apertured plug mounted Within the body portion and having an extension directed toward the spout, a freely movable pellet mounted Within the extension adjacent the apertures, a freely movable exteriorly fluted member mounted on the extension Within the body portion adjacent the apertures, the pellet and the fluted member being adapted to close the apertured member when in normal position and to free the apertures when in inverted dispensing position.
NICHOLAS S. MARTIN.