US 2119055 A
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May 31, 1938. A. T. PEFFER HOLY WATER DISPENSER Filed July 21, 1957 IN VEN TOR.
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Fatented May 31, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFIcE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to liquid dispensers, and more particularly to a dispenser designed for use in dispensing holy water.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a dispensing device which will be operated by the person using the holy water, to the end that only a small quantity of water will be dispensed at each operation of the device.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein described, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view through the device.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the body portion of the device wherein a sliding cover is used to close the upper end of the body portion.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 designates the base of the device and as shown, the base includes a pivoted section 6 which may be moved to a position as shown by full lines in Figure 1, when the device is to be placed on a supporting surface, or swing downwardly to the dotted line position when the device is to be hung on a wall, thereby simulating a supporting bracket.
The base 5 is hollow and also provides a support for the bowl 1' which is pivotally supported within, the base, by means of the pin 8. A spring indicated by the reference character 9 engages the pivoted bowl and normally acts to return the bowl to its normal position after the bowl has been operated to dispense a quantity of holy water.
The body portion, which is in the form of a hollow cross, is mounted on the base 5, and has a discharge opening located directly over the bowl I so that water contained in the body portion may be discharged directly into the bowl. A valve Ill having a stem H, operates within the discharge opening of the body portion and controls the passage of water from the body portion. Secured within the bowl I is an arm l2 to which the valve stem I I is connected, whereby, when the forward end of the bowl I is tilted downwardly by a person using the holy water, the rear end of the bowl I will be moved upwardly unseating the valve In and allowing a quantity of water to pass onto the fingers of the person operating the device.
The upper end of the body portion is formed with small openings I3, and the opening I4 is formed in the closure Hi. When the closure has I further description of the operation of the device is believed unnecessary.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a hollow body portion adapted to containliquid and having a discharge opening in the bottom thereof, a bowl pivotally supported under the body portion, said bowl extending to a position under the discharge opening, the pivot point of the bowl being forward of a horizontal line drawn intermediate the ends of the bowl, whereby the rear end of the bowl will overbalance the front end of the bowl, a valve operating through the discharge opening and having a head adapted to normally close the discharge opening, said valve being connected to the bowl to move therewith, and said valve adapted to open discharging liquid into the bowl when the front end of the bowl is tilted downwardly.
2. A device of the character described comprising a tank for containing liquid, said tank having a discharge opening, a bowl pivotally supported near the forward end of the bowl, and disposed directly under the tank to receive liquid therefrom, a valve for controlling the passage of liquid from the tank, said valve being connected with the rear end of the bowl to move upwardly with the rear end of the bowl as the forward end of the bowl is tilted downwardly, releasing liquid into the bowl.
ANTON T. PEFFER.