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N@v'.15,1938. FpBARN-Es 2,137,041
' DISPENSER Filed June s, 1957 A TTORNEYS.
Patented Nov. 15, 1938 UNl'i'ED STATES PATENT QF'FICE plsrENsEn. y Thomas F. Barnes, Minneapolis, Minn., assigner to @amen Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., a I corporation of liiinnesota.
haptic-ation .lione 3, w3?, Serial No. 146,226 A t' cities.
My irivehtiori reiates to an improvement ih dispensers wherein it is desired to provide a device capable of enciosihg a package or bottle containirig contents to he dispensed.
Prior dispensing devices have heeh provided suitabie for containing a package oiv a materiai to beV dispensed so that the package would be concealed from view. onsiderable dimcuity has beenexpereiiced with most of these types of dispensers, however, because the package or hottie enclosed therein was het seaied within the dispenser. With 'these former types oi devices with which i am familier, the contents oi the package or bottle may readily work around the sides oi the package and hito the space between the dispenser and the enclosed package or hottie. An uhsariitary condition is oitentimes created by this leakage.
My invention is designed to obvlate these former diihcolties by providing a tiaht seal hetween the inner container arid the outer dispenser. With this construction, rione oi the contents of the inner container are permitted to leak out into the body of the dispenser between the irpier container and the dispensing body.
it is a feature of my inventiorito provide a dispenser casing adapted to enclose a package `such` as maybe used for containing powdered soap or scouring powder, and to so seal the upper edge of the package with respectto the dispenser that none of the powdered material is permitted to leak out into the body of the dispenser. With such a device, it is possible to sell to the trade, packages of soap or scouring powder, or the like, in inexpensive containers and to enclose these packages in an outer container to enhance the appearance of the package and to provide a convenient means of holding the same. It is a feature of 'my invention to provide a construction which is capable oi enclosing aninner packagev or bottle of any predetermined configuration, and to seal thel package or bottle within the outer dispenser casing. l
Itis a further feature of my invention to provide a gasket means for sealing the open end of the inner package or bottle and to provide a yresilient means ofsupportlng the inner package within the dispenser casing. The inner receptacle is accordingly cushionally supported within.
the outer casing which assists in preventing leakf lng of the contents of the inner receptacle.
These and other features and objects of my invention will 4bemore fully and clearly set forth in the following specification and claims.
(ci. esi-sii 'in the drawing forming a part of my specihcation:
Figure i is a cross-sectional view through one type of dispenser disclosing a package contained therein.
Figure. 2 is a cross-sectiohai view oi a slightly modified form of dispenser illustrating a hottie sealed therein.
Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view oi another slightly diiierent form of construction iihrstrate ing a bottle of oval cross-sectioriai shape ericlosed therein.
Figure 4i is a bottom plari view oi' the constriic tion illustrated in Figure.
Figure 5 is a detail crossQsectlohai viewoh the line t--t of Figure i.
Figure ii is a sectiohai detail takes on the lime tu@ of Figure fi.
The dispenser i illustrated in Figure i oi the drawing, comprises a hase portion iii, arid a body portion il. The base portion and the body portion are threadedly connected at it'. e. ciosed top i3, perforated at iii, is provided on the body ii. A container it for any suitable. product such' as scouring powder, powdered soap, or any pow dered or granulated material is enclosed within the body II. A bottom i6 is provided on the container I5. This bottom I6 isprovlded with an annular flange i'l which is secured to the container I5. A top is also provided for the container I5 which may be similar to the bottom I6, but which is not shown in the drawing. The container is sold with this top ln place and it is removed before the container is placed within the body II of the dispenser A. A shoulder I9 is provided Vwithin `the body II against which the end of the container I5abuts. The container Is forced against this shoulder I by means of the threaded bottom I0 and tightly seals against the body of the container. Thus material may be shaken through the perforations I4 without leaking into the body of the dispenser outsldeof the container I5.
It willbe noted that the base I0 ls provided with an upwardly extending ange 2B closely adjacent the container I5, which flange ls exterrnally threaded at I2. 'lhlsconstruction spaces the lower extremity of the .body II away from 4the bottom end of the container I5. and thus permits the container I5 to bel engaged at the lower end for withdrawal from the body II. The body II tapers inwardly at the top-and is a. relatively close fit at the top of the container, whereas the container ls spaced slightly from the walls at the bottom end thereof.
In Figure 2, I illustrate a container B designed for containing a bottle 'prises a base 22 and a body portion' 23.' The base 22 is provided with an upwardly extending flange 24 having external threads 25 thereon engageable with cooperating internal threads at the lower extremity of the body portion 23.
The dispenser B is provided with a top portion 26 having a cover 21 threaded thereto. The cover 21 normally closesA the outlet opening 29 of the dispenser B. A gasket 3|) is positioned adjacent the opening 29 and seals the space between the top 2G of the dispenser B, and the top 3l of the bottle 2i. The top 3l of the bottle 2| is urged against the gasket 30 by the tightening of the bottom 22 into the body 23 of the container, thus compressing the gasket 3|) and sealing the space between the bottle and the dispenser B.
It will be noted that by this means the liquid or solid material contained within the bottle 2l may be dispensed when the cover 21 is removed without danger of any of the contents of the bottle leaking into the space between the bottle and the dispenser. The body 23 of the dispenser maybe tapered as illustrated in the drawing to hold the bottle tightly at the upper extremity thereof.
I n Figures 3, 4, illustrate a slightly C which is designed package which is not round but hexagonal or similar packages could be likewise contained in a manner clearly apparent. -It is obvious that with this type of dispenser, the base can not be threadedly connected to the body, and accordingly I provide a ,quickly detachable latch arrangement for holding the two parts of the container in proper relationship. A
The dispenser C comprises a base 32 and a body portion 33. The base 32 includes a bottomr34 and a channel-shaped edge between the sides of which the lower extremity of the body portion 33 extends. In order to lock the body portion 33 into the channel 35, a spring strip 36 is secured 31 or other suitable means overlying the inner surface of the channel 35 as illustrated in the drawing. This strip 36 is provided with a latch 39 which is best illustrated in Figure 5 of the drawing. This latch 39 extends into a hole` 40 in the lower extremity of the body portion 33 when the body portion is in proper position in the channel 35. It.will be noted that the latch 39 is'provided with an inclined end 4l so that as the body portion 33 is forced down into the channel; 35, the strips 3 5 will flex inwardly as the lower extremity of the body portion 33 engages the inclined end 4I of the latch 39. IWhen the latch 39 is engaged in the hole 40 in the body 33, it can only be released by forcing the spring strips 36 inwardly.
In order that the latches 33 may be released, I provide operating plungers 42 having a slightly enlarged head 43 thereupon extending through aligned openings 44 in the oppositely disposed sides of the channel 35. As either of the plungers 42 are pushed inwardly, the strips 33 are flexed inwardly as shown by the dotted outline in Figure 4, thus releasing the latches 39 from the openings 43. When both of the latches 39 are released from their respective openings 43, the
5 and'6 of the drawing, I different type of dispenser to accommodate a bottle or isoval.
by rivets body 33 ma'y be removed from the base 32.
The top 45 ofthe body lportion 33 is provided with an internal shoulder 43 against which a bottle 41 may force a gasket 49. 'I'his gasket 49 is compressed suiliciently when the bottle 41 is in 2|. The container B com- Square,
place, to provide a tight seal between the bottle 41 and the top 45 of the dispenser. A cap 50 is threadedly connected at 5I to the top -45, and this cap is provided with perforations 52 which do not coincide with openings 53 through the top 45 of the dispenser C. Therefore, when the cap 50 is tightened into place, the gasket 54 therein seals the communication between the openings 52 and 53 preventing any liquid from owing therefrom. When the cap 50 is loosened somewhat, a space is provided above the dispenser top 45 within the cap 50 so that liquid vmay pass through the opening 53 to the opening 52 in the cap 59.
A gasket or cushion 55 may also be positioned overlying the bottom 34. This cushion 55 is covered with a plate 56 and the bottle or internal container 41 Vrests upon this plate 56. The cushion 55 is resilient and accordingly acts to urge the bottle or internal container 41 upwardly against the gasket 49 to properly seal the same. 'I'he body 33 may taper if desired to fit closely against the bottle at the upper extremity thereof.
It may be seen that in all the various modifications of my construction the inner container is sealed with respect to the outer container. It is therefore apparent that no liquid or solid material may leak out between the inner container and the outer dispenser. My dispenser is therefore extremely sanitary to use and to handle.
In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described the principles of construction of my dispenser, and while I Ahave endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that this is only illustrative of a means of carrying Aoutmy invention and that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.
. I claim:
1. A dispenser comprising, a hollowinwardly tapered body portion, a base portion secured thereto, an inner container within said base and body portions, said base holding said inner container frictionally engaging said body portion throughout the entire upper periphery thereof to provide a sealbetween the upper edge of said inner container and said body portion. 2. A dispenser including, a hollow outer body portion having an inwardly tapering wall, a base secured thereto, a substantially cylindrical inner container frictionally engaging said tapering wall at one end thereof and shoulder means on said body portion engageable with said one end of said Ycontainer to seal the connection therebetween.
3.` A dispenser comprising, a body portion, a base secured thereto, a substantially cylindrical inner container having an open top enclosed within said body portion and 'base portion, said body portion having a perforated top through which goods may be dispensedtherefrom, and shoulder means on said body portion engageable with said inner container to seal the connection between said inner container and said body portion.
4. A dispenser including, a body portion having opening means at the top thereof, a side wail portion on said body, portion, a base portion engageable with said lside wall portion, an inner container extending approximately the length of 4 said side wall portion when positioned within said body portion, said side wall portion having an annular internal recess spacing the lower extremity thereof from 'said inner container, and
frictional engagement with sai'd body portion.
a flange on said base extending upwardly into said annular recess.
5. A dispenser comprising, a body portion, a base secured thereto, an inner container within said body portion and said base, and resilient latch means securing said body portion to said base.
6. A dispenser comprising, a hollow body portion having an inwardly tapering Wall, a base portion, an inner container enclosed within said body portion and frictionally engaging the smallest diameter portion of said body, and supported by said base, and shoulder means within said body portion and means urging saidinner container against said shoulder means and into 7. A dispenser comprising,l a hollow inwardly. tapered body portion, a base prtion secured thereto, an inner container within said base and body portions having an open upper end, said base holding the upper periphery of said inner container Ain frictional engagement with said body portion throughout the entire periphery thereof, thereby forming a seal between the inner containervand said body portion to prevent the contents of the inner container from passing between the inner container upper periphery and said body portion.
THOMAS F. BARNES.