US 2045941 A
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30, E936. 5. c BRODY 2,945,943
SUPPORT AND DISPENSING DEVICE FiledMamh 11, 1955 2 sheets-sheet 1 30 '1936- s. c. BRoDY 2,945,94E
SUPPORT AND DISPENSINI DEVICE l Filed March 1l, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 30, 1936 UNirED sTA'TEs sie Application March 11,
Ihis invention relates to a combination rod, support or holder for garments, objects, articles, or the like, as well as a holder and dispenser for a preparation of chemicals, drugs or other like ingredients, acting as `a moth preventative, deodorant, germicide, insecticide or the like.
The principal object of my invention is to prorvide a combination article which will Vreliably and effectively lill all of these functions efficiently and most effectively as a wholly adjustable, expansive and detachable device for the most practical and effective action and distribution of the intended work or reaction, obtainable through the aforementioned preparation, acting as a moth preventive, deodorant, germicide, invsecticide or the like. Other objects are to provide a combination article which will be inexpensive of manufacture and effective and desirable in use.
I attain these objects in the combination arti cle described and illustrated herein. In its broadest aspect my invention consists of a dispenser and holder or support rod having a portion serving as a hol-der and `dispenser for a deodorant or the like, said holdingv portion. being vented to atmosphere so that the odors, fumes or vapors given off by the enclosed deodorant or othercontent may escape into a room, lcloset or other space, or the like in which it maybe mounted on or attached to. More especially, my rod is a sectional rod, the sections of whichare adjustable to enable the rod to span varying distances between supports, at least one section of such rod being hollow and vented to atmosphere and serving as a holder and dispenser for thedeodorizing or other content.
As illustrative of the many possibilities of my invention, I show in the accompanying drawings several embodiments thereof which I have found highly satisfactory under actual service conditions.
' In such drawingst- Fig. 1 is a perspective view, partly broken away, of one embodiment of supporting rod in accordance with my invention. p
Fig, 2 is a perspective detail of one section thereof.
Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective detail of one of the various chemical inserts which may be used in connection with the invention, removed.
Fig. 5 is a perspective detail of one of the many types of retaining closures which may be used in connectionwith my invention, removed.
1935, Serial No. 10,541
Fig. 6 is a cross-section through the modied Fig. '8 is a cross-section showing a still furtherV modification of rod and insert.
Fig. 9 is a perspective detail of one ofthe modified inserts shown in Fig. 8, removed.
Fig. 10 is a perspective detail illustrating one method of retaining an insert or inserts within the'supporting rod, and
Fig. 1l is a fragmentary longitudinal section showing a still further modification of the chem` ical insert. I
The rod illustrated in Fig. 1 is a sectional rod which may be expanded and contracted, to span variable distances between any pair of spaced supporting surfaces.
In its simplest form, such rod comprises three sections, viz., a pair of end sections 2|v and ,22 and an intermediate section 23. Any desired' number of rod sections may however lbe used and these may be of any desired size, shape, antima-` terial, and will expand to any desired length by simply adding additional sectionsnecessary.V
The end sections are provided with means, as the hooks 24 or their equivalents, for detachably suspending the rod between any suitable sup-Y porting surfaces, such surfaces being provided Y with c'o-acting means as the hooks 2l or their equivalents, with which the hooks 24 or their equivalents are adapted to be engaged. My corribination invention also has means for xedly mounting any end or any lmember or all end sections to any supporting means o1' devices. Where desired, however, the hooks 24 and 2l may be omitted, and the rod attached to the supporting surfaces by some other fastening means, as for example by screwing the same to the supporting surfaces.` For example, the end sections may, Vbut need not necessarily, be providedwith attaching means which afford a stabilized bearing contact with the supporting surfaces, as well as enable the attachmentof the rod to such supporting surfaces. These may take theform of oppositely aring wings 25, which are apertured as at 26 to receive attaching screws or equivalent fastenings.
The several rod sections may be of channel cross-section. The intermediate rod section 23 may be longitudinally slotted along its top and/ or bottom faces, as at 28.
In order to permit and hold the adjustment of the several rod sections, bolts or their equivalents shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, it may be in the` form of a pair of relatively narroWstr-ips 3l..`
These may be slightly shorter than the rod section 23 and of slightly less height so asto lie within the same in close proximity to the front and,
rear walls thereof, and at either side of the slots 28. Thus positioned, they will not interfere with travel, of the bolts 29 in the slots 28 when the` rod seCtiGnsarecOntraCted and expanded.
With this form retaining closuresA 324 having finger grasping knobs 33 Y or their equivalents, may be removably inserted into the open ends, o f
the` section 23, thereby preventing the accidental' or any other than intentional displacement ofY the said chemical compound aforesaid.
As a variant, the inserted chemicalcompound may be a solid or semi-solid 3,4,having a longitudinalfslot 35 whichv may extend from top to bottom thereof and substantially, fromv end to end thereof. (See Figs. 6 and '7.) The bolts 29 travel inthe S1911 3.5,When the rod sectionsare contracted and expanded.
In both forms, the vapors, fumes, odors, or the like given off byv the insert escape through the, slots 28 andA permeate the space in which the rodV and its aforementioned chemical compound isinstalled, as well as permeating any objects or things, either hung from or attached tothe rod, or those, within the`r space, room, or place within which the rod4 is installed.
In the form shown in Figs. 8, 9 and, 10', the chemical compound is a liquid, as at 36, and iscontained; in, liquid-tight holders 31 having closed bettoms and onen tops.
Like the strips 3|,A these holders 31 (one of which isdetailed in Fig. 9) are d imensioned tot Within ,therod section 23 inclose proximity tothe front and rear Walls thereof, and tov clear the bolts 2,9.
Preferably, although not necessarily, the innerV upper edge` of each holder is rabbeted, as at 348,'to permit more ready escape of the odors, v apors, ,fumes, etc., givenoff by the liquid through theupper slot 2,8,-
The holders are retained Withinthe rod s ection 2 3 inany desired manner, as by means of the end closures shown in Fig. 10. These may take the form Qfspacers 39 for the holders 31 heldin place by. any Suitable means,las` the adhesive or other strips 40 disposed across the open endsv of said Section 23.. Y
As ar further variant, the chemical insert may b e in thel form of' a solid or semi-solid 4I having a., plurality of spaced vertical holes. 42 therein, within, which the bolts 29 are adapted to be selectively positioned according to the degree of expansion or contraction of the rod. In such form, the adjustment of the rod is had by disengaging the bolts, 29, completely from the rod, sections, shortening or lengthening the sections and replacingl the bolts in the proper holes 42 'according to the desired adjustment of the rod.
In all forms of my invention, I provide unique facilities for both conveniently mounting and effectively distributing the desired eiective properties of the chemical or other preparation in a thorough and efficient manner. The fumes, vapors, odors or the like are emanated directly and forcefully into the garments or other articles or objects hung on the rod, which being in proximity to the fumes as they escape from the rod are thoroughly and completely permeated and affector the like.
Being suspended in mid-air, as it were, the
fumeso,dorsvapors, etc. given offby the afore- 3 mentioned chemical preparation are completely circulated through the entire room, closet or other spaceV Within which my combination article is hung,l attach ed or installed before their effective penetrative and permeating capacity becomes weakened as for exampleby contact with walls or other types of barriers which absorb, retard, or otherwise detract from thefumigating, disinfecting, deodorizing and purifying properties of the preparation. Y
Withmy invention, the fumes, etc., are disseminated at the same rate of discharge and distributing speedj in all directions simultaneously so that their action is practically uniform throughout the entire space in which the combination articleisy installed.A Thus, throughoutv the entire space, the effect andraction of, the disseminated fumes, etc., is equally strong in all portions thereof,4 giving an equalized fumigating, disinfecting, deodorizing and purifying'effect to such garments, articles,` or objects exposed in the room, closet, or other space inY which my invention is installed.
WhatI'thereiore claim and desire Vto secure Vby Lettersjlatent is:-v
1. In a combination article, a telescopic hollow rod comprising end sections and an intermediate section having a longitudinal slot, means associated with saidv end, sections whereby the rod maybeattached to supports,` means associated with saidgend sections andY slidable, in said slot A oftheintermediate section providing for and holdingthe adjustment of said sections, and said intermediate section receiving a volatile substance, being vented, to atmosphere through said slot thereof.
2 An article` as claimed in claim 1, wherein the4 preparation is a pair of. strips arranged withinsaid intermediate section and spaced apart a distanceA suchthat the means which permits and holds the adjustment of the rod sections Will clear the strips in the expanding and contracting adjustments. of, the. rod.
3An article as claimed in claim 1, wherein the preparation to be dispensed is a block having a` longitudinalslotV therein of a Width suflicient to clear the means which permits and holds the adjustment, of the rod sections in the expand4 ing and contracting adjustments of the rod.
' 4 Amarticle as claimed .in claim 1 wherein the preparation to bedispensed is* a liquid and is contained, in a pair o-f liquid-tight containers which are open in the vicinity of said slot to permit' escapek of the vapors through said sloty and are spacedapart adistance suchy that themeans which permits and' holds the adjustment of the 75 rod sections will clear the containers in the expanding and contracting adjustments of the rod.
5. 'In a combination article, a telescopic hollow rod comprising at least three hollow sections, viz: a pair of end sections and an intermediate section, said end sections having means whereby the rod may be attached and adjusted to suitable supports" and said intermediate section having a longitudinal slot, bolt-like members associated with said end sections and extending through said slot of the intermediate section providing for and holding the adjustment of said sections, said intermediate section receiving a volatile substance and venting to atmosphere through said slot thereof, and retainers for said preparation removably positioned at the ends of said intermediate section for preventing accidental or unintentional dislodgment of said preparation. i
6. A combination article comp-rising a sectional rod having at least two telescopic sections one of which is provided with a longitudinal slot, means carried by one oaf said sections and disposed in the slot of the slotted section providing for and holding the adjustment of the sections, said rod having means whereby it may be attached to independent supports, at least one of the rod sections having a chamber for the reception of a volatile substance, and said chamber communicating with the slot of the slotted section.
7. A combination article comprising a sectional t rod having end sections and a longitudinally slotted center section telescopic therewith, means carried by the end sections and disposed in the slot of the center section providing for and holding the adjustment of said sections, said rod having means whereby it may be attached to independent supports, at least one of said rod sections having a chamber for the reception of a volatile substance, and said chamber communicating with the slot of the center section.
8. An article as claimed in claim 7, wherein the volatile substance is a strip.
9. An article as claimed in claimr'l, wherein thL chamber is liquid-tight and the volatile substance is a liquid.
10. An article as claimed in claim 5, wherein the volatile substance is a solid which is sa formed as not to interfere with the movement of the bolt-like members in the slot of the center section when the rod is expanded and contracted.
SAMUEL C. BRODY.