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Publication numberUS2278793 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1942
Filing dateFeb 7, 1941
Priority dateFeb 7, 1941
Publication numberUS 2278793 A, US 2278793A, US-A-2278793, US2278793 A, US2278793A
InventorsMyers John L
Original AssigneeMyers John L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing mechanism
US 2278793 A
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April 1942- J. L. MYERS 2,278,793

DISPENSING MECHANISM Filed Feb. 7. 1 941 m .'-"f;.

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Patented Apr. 7, 1942 UNITED stares rarest OFFICE 2 2,278,793 I y DISPENSING MECHANISM John L. Myers, Felicity, Ohio Appiioation February 7, 1941, SerialNo. 277,777

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whereby cones of bo h'types ma be served in a sanitary manner, i. e.,, without at any time contacting the cone with the hand either in placing the same in the dispensing receptacle tor in removing it thereirom. k

In the present vapparatus the stacks .,.of cones are placed in the receptacle. for retailing without applying the hands to .thecones in any manner wh soever. To secure'this result the manu-' facturers of ice cream cones have devised sanitary squares .or packages each containing one hundred (.100) nested cones in stacks of twentyfive (2 5) each, of each style cone. To load -a dispensling receptacle, the bottom of the package is cut oil? from its four sides, thus disclosing the bottom pointedends of the cones of each stack to view. A square .or rectangular dispensing frame, which is provided with gripping springs tor controlling and retaining the ,dispensing of the individual cone members isplaoed uniformly unon the open cut on? ends .of the package, with the gripping springs of the said frame extending upwardly thereon. In this form the insertion of the combined dispensing frame and cone pack-age is carried out-While, both are in an upside Ydown position, that is to say when the closed end of the package is downward. The receptacles too o en end is inverted for insertion and takes on and over said frame and package. until the ed es of the frame bottom reach the stop means provided in the sides of the receptacle. By placing I the hand under the closed bottom of the package, the receptacle is righted into a vertical position and is then ready for dispensing cones therefrom.

The invention therefore consists in the .provi sion of means for holding a square or rectangular frame with spring gripping means and the lower open end of a carton containing cones, the mechanism including a casing in which the carton is inclosed, supporting shoulders for receiving the lower edge of the frame and a dispensing lower door so constructed and arranged as to present the cones being dispensed in ,a manner that will facilitate their handling Another object of the invention is to provide a structure of the type in question in which the essential parts are. struck from the main casing, thereby materially reducing the expense of manufacture. k I r h Other features residing in the novel conuc on and arra gement o pa ts m re .1ear1y sho n i h att ched d aw f rmin pa o he s e ific t and whe e i e hara ters o en e esi t h cor e ond n par r u ho the everal v ews in which 1 i a perspective v ew- (Fig! 2 is a ve tica sectio Eie-3isarear view,,a d

Fla 4 ice secti n on in '47-! :c ig- In the d awi .theinvention i ustrated c mri e irc t wal L rear wa 2 and s w 1 These wa ls are made of suitable light weight sheet metal of any form but preierably' of the type pre n in .a' pl s g appearance inasmuch as the structure is one which is normally placed in a display position. Theiront wall I is short-. ened, terminating at a point 3',,slightly below the horizontal center line of the assembly. {Theside Walls 3 extend re-arwardly and. downwardly to connect with the rear wall 2 which latter extends materially .below the ,bottom edge .of the front wall. Substantially below the upper edge of the front wall I and side walls ,3s-3, are the inwardly extending elongated stops .or supporting shoulders A formed by vdepressing. the walls inwardly as shown and serving to support the dispensing frame. These stops or shoulders 4 are provided to supporththe dispensing frame and cone container both shown in dotted line. The

stops Afextend horizontaly in a common .plane and at such a position as to suspend the cones in a manner to permit their successful dispensing as shown clearly in Fig. 2. These depressions extend substantially across the front walls 2 and the side walls 3 presenting an elongated supporting surface of a nature which will prevent cantiner of the cone support.

The side walls 3 are further each formed with elon ated inwardly extending depressed portions 5 which extend along the inclined lower edge thereof just above their bottom margins, To the bottom edge of the rear wall 2 there is secured by means of the hinge 6 the bottom closure which includes bottom wall 1, side walls 8 and I front wall 9. The side walls 8 and the front wall 9 complete the walls 1 and 3 of the main dispensing body and form therewith a substantially rectangular unit.

The upper edges of the side walls 8 are each formed with elongated depressions ID, the wall portion forming same cooperating with the depressed portions 5 of the side walls 3 to interengage and secure the hinged bottom in its closed position. The inter-engagement of the parts 5 and I0 is facilitated by the light metallic structure involved which inherently provides the essential resiliency. A handle H is provided for swinging the hinged bottom to its downward position when cones are being dispensed through the mechanism and from the cone packages. A support ll. is illustrated for supporting the dispensing chamber, this support including the clamp plates I2 and I4 which together with the thumb screw l5 provide a clamping means therefor. Supporting brackets are indicated by reference characters l6 and H, the upper bracket l6 being horizontally positioned and the lower bracket l1 extending downwardly therefrom at a point intermediate its length. Each of these brackets is provided with a pair of spaced key slots l8 to cooperate with headed supporting elements. The brackets are further of tubular form permitting insertion of the upper end of the support l2 if this type of suspension is desired.

By means of the foregoing construction there has been provided a container to facilitate the dispensing of cones from their original package, this dispensing container being of pleasing design, relatively cheap to manufacture and of such long front wall, the angular side walls of said closure being formed with projections adapted to inter-engage the projections at the marginal edges of the side walls, and a support for said device.

2. In a device of the class described, a container including front and rear walls and connecting side walls, the front wall being relatively short and terminating above the rear wall and the side walls terminating in lower angular marginal edges connecting the front and rear walls,

horizontally arranged shoulders formed in the front wall and side walls in a common plane and intermediate their length to provide supporting surfaces, a hinged closure having angular front walland side walls in a common plane a construction that the cones being dispensed can be protected at all times against contact which might result in their breakage or their contact with dirt, contrary to regulations governing dispensing to the public. It will be obvious that the cones are readily accessible at all times, but may be kept inclosed by swinging the the side walls terminating in lower angular mar-.

ginal edges connecting the bottom edges of the front and rear walls, horizontally arranged internally extending elongated shoulders formed in the front wall and side walls at a point substantially intermediate the length of said walls, elongated projections extending along the lower angular edges of the side walls, and a hinged closure having angular side walls and a relatively and intermediate their length. to provide supporting surfaces, a hingedclosure having angular side Walls anda relatively long front wall, the marginal upper. edgesof the .angular side walls being adapted to overlap the marginal edge portions of the sidewalls of said container, said overlying edges having elongated inter-engaging parts arranged to extend in a common plane when said closure is moved to closed position to secure the parts together.

porting surfaces, a hinged closure having angular side walls and a relatively long front wall, the marginal upper edges of the angular side walls being adapted to overlap the marginal edge portions of the side walls of said container, said overlying edges having elongated inter-engaging parts arranged to extendin a common plane for inter-engagement when said closure is moved to closed position to secure the parts together.


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U.S. Classification220/835, 221/306, 220/476, 221/197
International ClassificationA47F1/00, A47F1/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/085
European ClassificationA47F1/08C