Improvement in salt-cruets
US 221099 A
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LTjlDUfrIM/I. Salt Crust UNITED STATE sA PATENT OTT-"Icac JOHN PUTNAM, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.
IMPROVEMENT IN S'ALTCRUETS.
Specication forming part of Letters Patent No. 221,099, dated October 28, 1879; application led August .30, 1879.
" useful Improvementin Salt-Cruets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being hadA to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification, in which the figure represents a vertical section of a salt cruet or bottle showing myimprovelnent.
My invention relates to means for disturbing, agitating, or loosening salt, so as to prevent it from cakin g in a hard mass around the sides of the bottle or eruet.; and it consists of a bar of suitable forni pivoted and passing through the top or cover ot', and titting in a slot at the bottom of, the bottle or'eruet, in such a manner that the motion may be ap-A plied to the bar or agitator from the outside of the cruct. y
rIhe bar or agitator A is made of any suitable material, preferably, however, ot' white metal, and is provided with horizontal arms a. This bar at its lower end is made to lit into a slot or depression, b, in the bottom ot' the'cruet B, while its upper end passes through the cap D, and is furnished' with a knob or handle, d, by which it can be turned so as to cause the lateral arms a to loosen the saltfrom the sides of the cruet.
The bottom of the cruet B is made concave, so that when the cap D is placed on the cruet the lower end of the agitator A will be guided into the slot or depression b. t
The agitatorA maybe fastened to and made part of the cap D, so that when the cap is turned the arms a will turn in the cruet and;i
of the bottle the bar or other device moving about loosens the salt; but all these are liable to become fast when the salt cakes, and thereby are prevented from accomplishing the object for which they are intended.
easily be applied to overcome the resistance ot the salt, uo matter how hard it .may be caked.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent, 1s-
lhe combination of acap, an agitator having lateral arms and a projecting head pivoted in said cap, and a glass cruet or bottle having a concave bottom slotted centrally for affording a step or bearing t'or the lower end ot thel agitator, substantially as and for the purpose described.
In testimony whereof I, the said JOHN PUT- NAM, have hereunto set my hand.
' JOHN PUTNAM.
Witnesses R. H. WHITTLEsEY, J AMEs K. BAKEWELL.
My irnl. proved agitator, however, is not subject to y this objection,as, being moved or worked from the out-side of the bottle, enough forcecan