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June ll, 1940. G. MASTERS MEDICINE BOTTLE Filed Dec. 7, 1958 /V/, HHHHIHM.r
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Horneys Patented June 11, 1940 UNITED STATES MEDICINE BOTTLE George Masters, Selukwe, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa Application December 7, 1938, Serial No. 244,488
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in medicine bottles and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character embodying novel means whereby the medicine therein may be conveniently dispensed in predetermined, uniform quantities.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a self measuring medicine bottle of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, compact, highly eicient and reliable in use and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specication, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in verticalsection through a medicine bottle constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a view in horizontal section, taken substantially on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in vertical section through the upper portion of the bottle, taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a container which is designated generally'by the reference numeral I, said container being of any suitable material, preferably glass. As illustrated to advantage in Fig. 2 of the drawing, the container I is substantially rectangular in horizontal section. Projecting at an inclination from the top 2 of the container I is an integral discharge neck or spout 3. Threadedly mounted on the neck 3 is a removable closure cap 4.
The reference numeral 5 designates an integral, inclined partition in the upper portion of the container I. At its lower end, the inclined partition 5 terminates in an upturned ange or wall 6 which is spaced from the top 2 of said container. As best seen in Fig. 1 of the drawing, the inclined partition 5 extends in the plane of the lower portion of the neck 3 and, in fact, constitutes a continuation thereof. The partition 5 with its uptiuned flange 6 provides, in conjunction with the side walls I of the container I, a measuring chambei' or compartment 8.
' It is thought that the manner of using the device will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. The upturned fiange 6 on the lower end of the inclined partition 5, being spaced from the top 2 of the container I, provides an inlet opening or passage 9 to the measuring chamber 8. Of course, the measuring chamber 3l is in communication with the neck 3 of the container. tity of the medicine is desired, the container I is tipped in a manner to cause the chamber 8 to fill through the passage 9. Of course, the chamber 8 is filled to the level of the top of the flange 6. Then, by removing the cap 4 and tipping the container I in the direction of the neck 3 the medicine which has been trapped in the chamber 8 iiows by gravity through said neck 3.
It is believed that the many advantages of a medicinebottle constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
A medicine bottle comprising a container for the reception of medicine, said container including a top and side walls, an inclined discharge neck projecting from the top, and an inclined partition in the upper portion of the container extending in the plane of the lower portion of the discharge neck and constituting a continuation thereof, said partition including an upturned flange on its lower end spaced from the vtop and delining, in conjunction with the side Walls, a measuring chamber communicating with the container and with the neck.
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