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May 17, 1938. r R. H. SMITH, JR
D-ISPENS ING DEVICE Filed Dec. 21, 1956 'illllml FISHE- INVENTOR. R 5532 .SHITHJH BY T ATTORN YS.
Patented May 17, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to improvements in dispensing devices and has particular reference to a dispenser for small articles, such as, salmon eggs and the like.
The principle object of the invention is to produce a device wherein but a single article will be dispensed at a time, as for instance, a single salmon egg.
A further object is to produce a device of this character which will protect the commodity against damage and loss, and a device which is economical to manufacture.
A further object is to produce a device which may be readily attached to the belt of the wearer and quickly operated from that position.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Fig. 1 is a front elevation in perspective, showing the device in opened position;
Fig. 2 is a top plan View of Fig. 1 with the top broken away;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the dispensing opening entirely uncovered;
Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the attaching hook; and
Fig. 6 is a diagrammatic view, showing the manner in which the attaching hook is folded from a blank of material.
Salmon eggs are often used as bait in fishing. These salmon eggs are placed upon the hook one at a time and, therefore, must be removed from their container with the fingers and then placed upon the hook. It often occurs that a person spills all the eggs out of the can in which they are stored.
Applicant has, therefore, devised a container wherein the salmon eggs are protected and only dispensed one at a time.
In the accompanying drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates a cylindrical container having a top 6 and a rotatable bottom 1. The bottom 1 is held to the container by the inturiied edge 8 of the bottom engaging a depression 9 formed about the container. A cone ll formed in the bottom 1 extends upwardly into the container; and the space between the largest portion of the cone and the side of the container is just sufficient to accommodate a single row of articles. A guard i2 extends inwardly of the container and forms a dispensing opening through which the article may be dispensed. This guard and its dispensing opening are closed by a closure 13 carried on the bottom 1 and provided with a depression l4, which engages a depression I6 formed in the container proper. The hook for attaching the container to the belt is formed by folding a. strip of material H, as illustrated in Fig. 6, and then curving one portion thereof, as shown in Fig. 5, to fit about the can and bending the other portion downwardly against the can to form the hook.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be take as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to Without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoinecl claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:-
In a device for dispensing salmon eggs, a receptacle, a rotatable bottom having a knurled surface and mounted on said receptacle, a cone formed integral with said bottom and extending upwardly therefrom into said receptacle, a guard extending into said receptacle and forming a dispensing opening, said guard having its lower margin spaced from said rotatable bottom, and a closure secured to said rotatable bottom and adapted to cover the dispensing opening formed by said guard.
ROBERT H. SMITH, JR.