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June 11, 1940. v. SCHINDELBECK COMBINATION DI'SPENSER Filed Sept. l5, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR VALENTINE SCHINDELBECK a ATTCRNEYS June 11, 1940.
V. .SCHINDELBECK CQMBINATION DISPENSER Filed Sept. l5, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR VALENTINE SCHJNDELB ck ATTO R N EYS Patented June 1.1, i940 UNITED stares @masso graissey e are NLT,
f COMBINATION DrsrENsER I p fValentine Schindelheck, Boonton, `N. .p Application September 15, i938, Serial No. 229,994
` `4 claims. (c1.` iss- 451` This invention relates to `improvements in containerspand refers moreparticularly to combina-- Another object is theprovision tion dispensers adapted to contain two separate andA distinct substances such as, for example, salt An object of the present invention is the pro-` vision of a container or receptacle which is simple in p construction andeifective in operation, and
which may be conveniently used for preserving and dispensing at least two" differentgsubstances or condiments.
of a single dis penserafor two` different granular substances by means* of which each one of these substances may be conveniently discharged from the `dispenser l without interfering with the other` substance situatedjinthesame dispenser. l
lA further object is the provisionfof a` dispenser n moistureydampnesa and the like, p l
The above and other objectscf jthe present irventicn maybe realized through the provision of a container havinga cover whichis provided with openings used `forthe removal ofthe substance situated-within the container;` another smaller container `is also situated within the first-men,
`tionedcontainer and is eithercarred bythe cover or forms an integralpartthereof, the interior ci the second-mentioned containercomrnunicating p p with the outside by` means "of other openings" 35 formed irrsaid cover. The two sets ofopenings are so disposed inrelation" to each other that at the time when a substance is removed from one of the containers, the discharge of the other subp stance from the other container may be substan- 4`0 bined salt and pepper shakerconstructed inaccordance with the Aprinciples of the present vinvention; v
` Figure 2 is a horizontal sectionalong the line `2'2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a vertical `section along the, line 3--3 of Figure 2, some ofthe parts being shown in sideelevationy f similar ribs 23.
` `Figure 4 shows in vertical section a combined salt and pepper shaker of a somewhat diierent type;` t 1 l t Figure 5 is a top view of the article shown in Figure 4, with some parts broken off; l
Figure 6 shows the article illustratedin Figures 4-and`5 in sideelevation, some parts being broken o'ff;and` l, l
Figure; 7 shows in section a` differently con` structed salt and pepper shaker.
The combined salt and pepper shaker shownin Figures l, 2, and 3 of the drawings comprises1 'a` container 3, which may be made of glass, Bakelite, or any other suitable material, and which is `pro- .vided with threaded upper edges 9. The interior itV of thecontainer -may be filled with salt or the like. l 1
The cover H of the container t is provided with lower threaded edges l2 which nt over the edges lof the container il. The upper portion of' the container H has, preferably, the forni of a dome enclosing a central opening having threaded edges i3. The cover lvlkis' provided with openings ifi used for the removal of the salt filling the chamber it. Preferably, the openings i4 extend either horizontally or at a substantially; acute angle t0 the horizontal plane.
A second inner container l5 is situated within;` the container 3 and is provided with a preferably conical bottom iii. Theupper edges Il of the container iii-are threaded and mesh with the screw threads I3 ofthe cover Il. p Y
A cover it isused for covering the interior i9 of the containerv i5 and-isprovded `with lower threaded edges `2@ which mesh with the screw threads il of the container i5. The cover i8 is provided with openings 2i' which are used for l dispensing pepper or any other substance situated' in the chamber I9. p
As shownl in ,Figures 2 and 3, the cover il is provided with ribs 22 and the cover i8 has better grip when the covers il and i3 are being screwed on or off. l
As shownin Figures land 2, the openings M formed'in the cover l i` are situated substantially` `orgies f isi,
The `ribs 22 `and 23 assure a l diametrically opposite the openings 2i formed in"` thev cover i3.
be provided with suitable inscriptions describing* thesubstances situated inthe chambers i0 and I9, In order to remove `thesubstance situated in the chamber lil, such as salt, the user inclinesthe container so` that the salt-can low` out of the" containerh through `the openings iii; Since the` The portions `,of the covers il and* l iii situatedclose tothe openings lil and 2i may sa Y openings 2| are situated diametrically opposite the openings I4, the substance situated Within the chamber I9 will not flow out of the openings 2| at that time. Similarly, when the substance situated in the chamber I9, such as pepper, ows out of the openings 2|, the salt will not be able to flow through the openings I4.
Due to this arrangement, salt and pepper may be separately distributed von articles of food from the same container in any desired quantity. 4The chambers Il] and I9 may be conveniently refilled whenever necessary by removing the covers II or I8.
A cap 24 which fits over the covers II and I8 may be used for preventing the clogging of the openings I4 and 2| by the .salt and'pepper particles. It was found that this clogging of the openings, which is often caused by moisture or atmospheric .dampness may be avoided in a convenient and effective manner through the use of the cap 24 which covers the openings I4 and 2I at the time when the dispenser is not being used. The cap 24 is provided with inner grooves or recesses 25 (Figure 2) enclosing the ribs 22 oi the cover Il. This combined salt and pepper shaker shown in Figures 4, 5, and 6 of the drawings comprises a container 26 having threaded upper edges 2 which mesh with the threaded edges 28 of the cover 29. In this construction, the inner container 39 is integral with the cover 29 and is provided with a removable bottom 3| having threaded flanges 32 which are screwed over the lower edges 33 of the container Y3l). 29 isprovided with openings 34 used for the removal of salt situated in `the interior 35 of the container 26. The cover 29 is also `provided with openings 36 used for the removal of pepper which is situated within the interior 31 of the innerI container 30. k The interior 35 of the` container 26 is filled by removing the cover 29 while the interior 31 of the inner container 39 is lled by unscrewing the removable bottom 3|. Due to the relative position of the openings 34 and 36, condimentssituated in one of the chambers 35 or 31 may be` removedwithout causing a simultaneous removal of the substance situated in the other chamber.
The cover 29 is provided with short ribs 38 which are used to facilitate the removal of the cover 29 and also serve as supports for an outerl cap 40 which may be placed overvthe cover 29 when the article is not being used. A The Salt and pepper shaker shown in Figure '7` of the vdrawings comprises an outer container 69 and an inner container 4I which has a knurled outer surface 42 to facilitate the application of the container;
The upper threaded edges 43 of the container 60 mesh with the lowerthreaded edges 44 of the cover45 which is integral with cylindrical side walls 46. The lower edges 41 of the walls 46 are threaded and mesh with the threaded edgesk 48 of` the container 4I. Openings 49 are formed in the cover 45 and are used for the removal of salt situated Within the interior 59 of the container 60. A The cover 45 is 'provided with an upper flanged portion 5I which is threaded and which meshes with the threaded portion 52 of a cover 53 which forms a closure for the inner chamber 54 provided Within the walls 46 and the container 4I. Pepper situated Within the chamber 54 is dis A pensed through the openings 55 formedin the The cover cover 53 and situated diametrically opposite the openings 49 formed in the cover 45. i
The cover 45 is provided with ribs 56 which may serve as a support fora cap 51 which is 'adapted to cover the members 45 and 53 when the article is not being used. ,k
The interior 59 of the container 49 may be conveniently lled by removing the cover 45 While the interior 54 of the inner container 4I may be lled either by removing the cap 53 or by unscrewing the container 4 I .Y i v X It is apparent that the specific illustrations shown above have been given by Way of illustration and not by Way of limitation, and that the structures above described are subject to wide variation and modification without departing from the scope or intent of the invention, all of which variations and modiiications are to be included withinv the scope of the presentinvention.
What is claimed is:
1. A combination dispenser comprising la container having a cover removably mounted there.
on, said cover being substantially imperforate except for an off-set group of perforations at one side thereof, ano-ther container having side walls integral with and depending from said cover and a bottom closure connectible with said side walls,
said second-named container being situated with-u insaid first-named container and being covered by a section of said first-named cover, said section being substantially imperforate excepting for Ia group of perforations at one side thereof .off-
set with respect to said first-named periorations..
2. A combination dispenser vcomprising a con` one side with a perforated portion, said perfo-V rated portion being off-set with respect .to the said perforations of said rst-named cover.
3. A combination dispenser 'comprising a container having a cover Vremovably mounted thereon, said cover being substantially imperforate except for an oiT-set group of perforationsat one side thereof, a second container depending from said cover and being situated within said rstnamed' container, said second-named container being covered by an imperforate section of said` rst-named cover, said imperforate section being provided at one side` with a perforated portion,
said perforated portion being ofi-set with re` spect to the said perforations of said Yfirst-named cover. i' 4. A combination dispenser comprising a con` tainer having a cover removably mounted thereon, said coverl being substantiallyiinperforate eX-I- cept for an oir-set groupfof perforations at onel side thereof, a secondcontainer situated within said first-named container and having a threaded opening, an imperforatesection of said first` named cover having screw-threads" formed in the underside thereof, said threaded opening of said second-named container meshing in said screw threads of said imperforate sectionjsaid `im of said first-named cover.
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