US 2056863 A
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E, w. NAPIER BOTTLE SUPPORT oct. 6, 1936.
Filed sept' 5' 1935 Patented Oct. 6, 1936 UNITED ASTATES PATENT OFFICE '2,056,863 no'r'rLE sUrPoR'r Edward Washington Napier, Wichita. Falls, Tex. Application September 3, .1935, Serial No. 39,081 s claims.v (o1. 225-2z) A This Iinwinnen .rentes to theI dass of supports and stands Sand pertains' particulariy ite an improved means `for :supporting arbottle.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide .an improved supporting means for bottles, particularly those oi the type in which drinking water or distilled water is delivered for use in association vwith drinking 4fountains,'wh-erelfoy `the contents may be discharged readily 'thererom.
Another object -of the invention is to provide a novel water bottle supporting means in which the vbottle is rmly maintained in inverted position .over and resting upon .a dispensing cork to which Aa dispensing valve is attached.` Y
l .A still further object of the invention is to provide a novel combined -bottle stopper and dis'- pensing means wherein the contents of the Water bottle passes through the stopper to the dispensing means which is valve controlled.
'Ihe invention will ybest understood 'from a consideration of the following detailed description taken ,in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not conned to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modiiications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a view partially in side elevation and partially in section of the preferred embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of a modiication of the structure embodying the present invention.
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view thru the lower portion of the bottle and the central part of the stand structure showing the relation of the several parts.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, the numeral I indicates a ring member which constitutes the upper or top part of one form of the bottle supporting means embodying the present invention. This ring member is secured to and maintained in position by legs 2, the lower ends of which are preferably outwardly flared and provided with suitable feet 3 which may be of rubber or any other suitable material.
Disposed at the vertical center of the stand is a centrally apertured plate or ring body 4 which is joined by the radial arms 5 with the legs 2. 'This central plate constitutes a supporting means for a stopper or cork lmember 6 which is arranged in inverted position thereon and which has a central passage which receives an `end of a pipe 1 which passes through the center of the plate 4 and which is joined lat its lower end to an angle 5 coupling 8 with which is connected a faucet 9 of any suitable character. v
Disposed vertically in the frame is a tube l0 which has its lower end extended through the pipe 'I into the coupling 8 and secured in an aperture 10 in the wall of the coupling upon the curved underside thereof so as to have access through the coupling wall with the air at the point I I. The cork or stopper AIi is tapered upwardly, as shown, and in placing the stand in use, a water bottle of the l5 usual ve-gallon capacity type is disposed in inverted position within the ring I in the manner illustrated so that the open mouth of the bottle receives and rests upon the stopper or cork 6 with the air tube I0 extending upwardly into the 20 bottle to a point adjacent the bottom thereof. Thevbottle 'is indicated by the numeral l2 and-as shown, when it is inplace upon the stopper 6, it will be encircled by the ring I at a point substantially midway of its ends. By opening the valve 25 9, a portion or all of the 'contents may be withdrawn through the pipe l and the withdrawn liquid will be replaced by air entering at the point II into the tube I0 and flowing therefrom into the upper end of the inverted bottle. 30 Figure 1 represents another and the preferred form of the invention. In this form there is provided a wall bracket which is indicated as a whole by the numeral I3 and which is preferably formed of channeled material, and has an elon- 35 gated vertical portion I4 and an angularly turned lower portion or arm I5 which forms the support for the bottle, which is indicated by the numeral I6. 'Ihe upper end of the vertical portion I4 is provided with suitable means for securing the bracket to a wall or other supporting structure, such means being indicated as a screw Il. Supported upon the horizontal arm I5 of the bracket is a plate I8 on which is disposed the inverted cork I9 which has a passage 20 extending therethrough. In this passage is a pipe 2|, the lower end of which extends downwardly through an opening in the underlying portion of the bracket to receive a nut 22 which presses against the bracket and draws the nut 23 upon the upper end rdown against the upper end of the cork I9. The lower end of the pipe 2I has a faucet 24 attached thereto through which the contents of the bottle I6 are drawn, and the bottle is disposed in inverted position upon the bracket with the 55 cork I9 extending into the mouth thereof in the manner illustrated. In order to maintain the bottle properly in position, the upper end of the portion I4 of the bracket is provided with a ring 25 through which the bottom portion of the bottle is extended.
An air tube 26 has one end extended partially through the pipe 2i and provided with a lateral extension 21 which passes through the wall of the pipe into the area of the arm l5 of the channeled bracket lying .beneath the plate I8. The other end of the tube extends upward through the pipe 2| and is adapted to position in the bottle IBM@- in the manner illustrated, so that it will have its upper end disposed in the water-free area of thel bottle when the latter is placed on the bracket.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that the structures herein disclosed providea simplebut strong and steady means of maintaining a waterY bottle in the required inverted position for thev fdischargeof its contents, and that because `of the simplicity of the devicesrthey may be economically produced and their construction4 is such-'that the bottles may be easily and Yquickly placed in the devices or removed therefrom. y
What` is claimed isz- 1. A device of the character described, comprising a vertically disposed bar having a bent laterally extended lower end portion, said portion having ank upwardly directedr channel formed longitudinally therein, an apertured plate supported on said channeled portion, a stopper supported on the plate and having a passage therethrough which is alined with the aperture of the plate, a vertically arranged nipple passing through the stopper and theplate and extending downwardly through the channeled portion of the bar, a valve controlling the flow of uid through and from the lower end of the nipple, and a vertical airk tube having its lower end passing down through lthe nipple and extended lat erally through the wall thereof to open into the `channel beneath said plate.
2.A device of the character described comaosases i ig, ff
prising a vertically disposed elongated supporting member, an arm extending laterally from said supporting member, an apertured plate carried by said arm, a stopper element supported upon said plate and having a'passage formed therethrough and alined with the aperture of the plate, a nipple extending vertically through the apertured plate and through the stopper and having its lower end projecting below the plate, the nipple coupling the ,stopper and: plate together, valve means controlling' theviioy'v of *fluid through the nipple from the lower end thereof, an angle coupling connecting said valve means with the lower end of the nipple whereby the valve is disposed at one side of the longitudinal center of the nipp1e. and a vertical air tube having its Vlower end passing through said nipple and extending through and secured in the Wall of said angle coupling for communication with the atmosphereat the lower side of the coupling.
3. A structure, as described; VNcomprising :anverticallyvdisposed bar-lile membenva bottle encir. cling ring carried upon theaupper end ofysaid member, a lateral extension forming a part ofthe member and disposed beneath the ring, a'central ly, apertured plate supported by said lateralextension on the axial center of the ring, a centrally apertured stopper supported on the plate with its aperture alined with the plate aperture, a short pipe of constant diameter throughout `ex-V tending through the stopper passage and through theplate and projecting b elowthe latter, an air tube disposed vertically and havingits lower part passing through the pipe and open to the atmosphere below thevplate, the tube throughout its length constituting a unit separate from andseparable from the pipe,` and a faucet coupled with the lower end of the pipe, said stopper being adapted to be secured inthe mouth of a bottle inverted in the ring and said air tube extending upwardly vto a point adjacent the bottom of the inverted bottle. l, Y,
EDWARD WASHINGTON APIER.