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Publication numberUS2141682 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1938
Filing dateJul 25, 1936
Priority dateJul 25, 1936
Publication numberUS 2141682 A, US 2141682A, US-A-2141682, US2141682 A, US2141682A
InventorsCarew Herman
Original AssigneeDixie Vortex Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispenser
US 2141682 A
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Dec. 27, 1938.

fi /qjlr H. CAREW IsPENsER Dec. 27, 1938.

Filed .July 25, 193s 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented Dec. 27, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE 2,141,682 DISPENSER Delaware Application July 25, 19.36, Serial No. 9.2.6136

4 Claims.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in dispensers and more particularly to a dispenser for supporting a stack of nested articles, such as paper cups or similar containers,

and permitting the ready withdrawal of the terminal article.

The principal object of the invention resides in the provision of a casing or housing of cylindrical form provided with inwardly projecting porlQ tions, the upper edges of the inwardly projecting portions forming ledges upon which an outwardly directed flange or bead of the terminal article or container is supported to in turn support the stack, the inner faces of the inwardly projecting l5 portions being devoid of curves and merging with the circumference of the casing or housing.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a casing or housing having interior projections, said projections supporting a stack of articles such as paper cups or like containers but permitting withdrawal of the terminal article by temporarily distorting the mouth portion thereof.

Another object of the invention resides in the provision of a dispenser including'a cylindrical casing or housing in which a stack of nested articles are adapted to be supported, novel means being provided for supporting said casing or housing, and the interior diameter thereof being ob- 39 structed by inwardly directed projections forming intermediate the ends of the casing or housing portions adapted to support the stack of nested articles but permitting withdrawal of the terminal article by a temporary distortion of a portion thereof.

' Still another object of the invention resides in the provision of an adapter to permit the support of articles of a less diameter than those normally adapted to be supported by the casing or housing.

With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, my invention consists in the novel details of construction and arrangement of parts described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and while I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, as they now appear to me, it will be understood that such changes may be made as will fall within the scope of the appended claims.

In the drawings:-

Fig. 1 is a rear face View of one embodiment of 55 my invention.

Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section with parts shown in elevation.

Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 4 is a horizontal section on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows, and showing a top plan of an article being withdrawn.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of another form of my invention including a casing or housing and 1() an enclosing dome.

Fig. 6 is a rear elevation of the casing or housing shown in Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a horizontal section on the line 1 1 of Fig. 5 looking in the direction of the arrows. l5

Fig. 8 is a top plan of the casing or housing shown in Fig. 5.

Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9 9 of Fig. 8.

Fig. 10 is a bottom plan of the casing or housing shown in Fig. 8. 29

Fig. 11 is a section similar to Fig. 9 with my improved adapter ring in position.

Fig. 12 is a side elevation of the adapter ring; and

Y Fig. 13 is a bottom plan of the adapter ring. g5

In Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive of the drawings I have shown a dispenser which is primarily intended for home use, of relatively small size, and adapted for supporting a relatively short stack of the nested articles. 3,0

In Figs. 5 to 13 of the drawings I have illustrated a dispenser for 'supportinga longer stack of the nested articles and in this form of the invention I provide a base portion, preferably of Bakelite or similar material, which I will term 35 a casing or housing, adapted to be secured to a wall or other support, and this casing or housing, which forms a base, in turn supports a glass dome, which is removable, adapted for enclosing the upper portion of the stack. 40

The form of dispenser illustrated in Fig. 1 is formed oi" Bakelite o-r similar material, and includes the cylindrical body portion indicated at l and the cap or closure 2 adapted for closing the upper` end of the body portion, as shown more 45 particularly in Fig. 2 of the drawings, the cap being telescoped over the upper end of the body. What might be termed the rear wall of the body is provided with the outer flanges 3 and 4, and the inner flanges 5 and 6, a dove-tail tapered 59 groove 'l being formed between the flanges 5 and 6 for receiving a metal bracket 8, as shown more particularly in Fig. 4 of the drawings., this metal bracket being secured to a wall or similar support by means of the screws 9 or other suitable 4gig;

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fastenings which pass through the openings I formed in the bracket. It will be noted that the outer faces of the flanges 3, 4, andrG engage the face of the wall or support and when desired the bracket 8 may be dispensed with and the dispens-V at I6 and provided with the outwardly directed'V bead or flange I'I, at its mouth portion, this bead or iiange engaging the shoulders I5 of the projection as shown more particularly in Fig. 2 of the drawings. The terminal article or cup I6 has its lower end projecting below the end of the body I in convenient position to be grasped by a person desiring to withdraw the same. As the terminal article is withdrawn by a downward movement the mouth portion of the article will be distorted as shown more particularly in Fig. 4 of the drawings but will return to its normal shape when entirely remo-ved. The interior projections I I and I2 and I3 and I intersect a pair of right angularly extending diameters of the body I, which forms a casing or housing, and the inner faces thereof are flat .and devoid of curves bearing over which the distorted portions of the article rides. I wish to call particular attention to the fact that the projections shown intersect a pair of right angularly extendingV diameters o-f Ythe casing or housing, the outer faces merge with the circumference of the casing or housing, andV there are provided the fiat surfaces over which the distorted portions of the article being withdrawn ride.

In Figs. 5 to 13 inclusive of the drawings, as previously stated, I provide a casingV or housing indicated generally at I8 which forms a base for supporting a glass dome IS which encloses the stackrof nested articles, one of these articles being shown in dotted lines at 2li. This base or casing is preferably formed of Bakelite or similar material. A metal ring 2I surroundsthe lower end of the dome I9 and carries the pins or projections 22 which are adapted to be received in the bayonette slots 23 formed in a metal ring 24, positioned on theV upper end of the casing or housing I8. This casing or housingv I8 is provided on its rear portion with a dove-tail Yprojection 25 adapted to be received in a dove-tail groove formed in a bracket 26 secured to a wall or other support by means of the screws 21 or other suitable fastenings. v

Interiorly the casing or housing I8 is formed with the oppositely disposed projections28 and 29 and 3i! and 3l which providea support for a stack of the articles Z, an outwardly directed bead or flange 32 of the terminal articleV resting upon the upper surfaces or edges of the projections as shown more particularly in Fig. 9 Vof the drawings. The inner faces of the projections are Y atand devoid of curves and merge with the circumference of the casing. These smooth inner faces o-f the projections form surfaces over which trated in Figs. 5 to 13 of the drawings differ from the projections II and I2 and I3 and I4 in that they do not extend to the lower end of the casingv or housing but .are relatively short and are positioned intermediatethe ends of the casing or housing as shown more particularly in Fig. 9 of the drawings.

In order to adapt that form of the invention shown in Figs. 5 to 13 inclusive of the drawings for articles of Varying diameters I provide what might be'termed an adapter or adapter ring. This adapter or adapter ring is shown in Figs. l2 and 13 of the drawings and in position within the casing or housing in Fig. l1. The adapter, shown 'at 33 is cylindrical in form `and interiorly is provided with oppositely disposed projections 311 and '35 and 36 and 31, shown more particularly`in Fig. 13 ofthe drawings, which form shoulders at their upper ends at 38 to support the stack of nested articles as shown more particularly in Figs. 1l and V12 of the drawings. The terminal article of the stack is shown at 39 and is provided with an outwardly directed bead or iiange lil which restson the shoulders of the projections; `These projections 34 and V35 and 36 and SIf'are similar to the"projections II and I2 and I3; and III of the form of the invention disclosed in Figs. l to 4 inclusive in that they eX- tendto the lower end of the adapter ring. The

ticle is'withdrawn. It will be understood that in Vwithdrawing the terminal article,` which nor-` mally projects below the end of the adapter ri'ng,'the mouth portion will be distorted as shown I in Fig. 4 of the drawings.V

Exteriorly the adapter'or adapter ring is provided' with "the flattened portions indicated at 4I which 'provide recesses to receive the projections 28`and 29andV 30 and 3I formed interiorly of the casing or housing I3. `When the adapter oradapter ring is used va stack of Aarticles of less'diameter thanv those normally/supported by the'projection's 28and'V Zland 30 Vand 3l may 'besupportedv Suitable adapters or adapter rings may be used for supporting the articles 'ofY desired diameters.

Y From Vthe above detailed description it is thoughtv that the construction of the two forms of dispenser shown will beV clearly understood and it is' not-thoughtnecessary to gofurther into detail; ',While- I am aware that ledges Vor projections have been providedin dispensers for supporting a stack oi Vnested` articles and pernrittingthe withdrawal ofV the terminal articleat .the same ftime it isnew-with me to provide the projections of the specific formation described wherein an abrupt, supporting shoulder is provided-,- their. innerfaces merge with the circumference of the casing l"or housing, and-their inner faces provide smooth surfaces, devoid of any curves or the like, over which the mouth portion of the article rides as the article is Withdrawn from the stack. At the same time it is new with me to provide an adapter or adapter ring of the character disclosed and described.

Having fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:-

l; In a dispenser, the combination with a casing having interior projections adapted to support a stack of nested articles of a given diameter, of a ring-like member adapted to be inserted into the casing and supported by the projections, said member having interior projections adapted to support a ,stack of nested articles of less diameter.

2. In a dispenser, the combination with a casing having oppositely disposed interior projections adapted to support a stack of nested articles of a given diameter, of a ring-like member adapted to be inserted into the casing and supported on the interior projections thereof, said member having oppositely disposed interior projections adapted to support a stack of nested articles of less diameter.

3. In a dispenser, the combination with a casing having oppositely disposed interior projections adapted to support a stack of nested articles of a given diameter, of a ring-like member adapted to be inserted into the casing, said member having exterior portions to receive the interior projections of the casing and be supported thereby and oppositely disposed interior projections adapted to support a nested stack of articles orless diameter.

4. In a dispenser, the combination With a cas ing having interior projections adapted to support a stack of nested articles of a given diameter, of a ring-'like member adapted to be inserted into the casing, said member having exterior portions to receive the interior projections of the casing and be supported thereby and interior projections adapted to support a nested stack of articles of less diameter.

HERMAN CAREW.

Referenced by
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US2584941 *Aug 4, 1948Feb 5, 1952Dixie Cup CoCup dispenser
US2740551 *Apr 7, 1950Apr 3, 1956Dixie Cup CoCup dispensing apparatus
US2851192 *Apr 16, 1953Sep 9, 1958Henderson Ernest LDispensing device
US2877403 *Feb 18, 1954Mar 10, 1959American Can CoCup dispenser
US3011679 *Mar 7, 1956Dec 5, 1961Velter John FCup dispenser
US3043473 *Jul 8, 1957Jul 10, 1962Katz Julius HPaper cup dispenser
US3069048 *Sep 1, 1960Dec 18, 1962Lily Tulip Cup CorpCup dispenser
US4684036 *Nov 14, 1985Aug 4, 1987Solo Cup CompanyCup dispensing system
US4951837 *Oct 11, 1989Aug 28, 1990Lentsch Allen CDispenser for disposable funnels
US5884803 *Nov 14, 1996Mar 23, 1999Vine; MenachemDispenser for disposable cups
Classifications
U.S. Classification221/44, 221/63
International ClassificationA47F1/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/085
European ClassificationA47F1/08C