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March 6, 19.45. H. R. STOTT 203702820 DISPENSING BOTTLE Filed Oct. 15, 1945 Inventor Hzrold R. State,
Patented Mar. 6, 1945 UNITED STATES, PATENT OFFICE DISPENSING BOTTLE Harold R. Stott, Philadelphia, Pa. Application October 15, 1943, Serial'No. 506,330
3 Claims. (01. 222-454) My invention relates to improvements in dispensing bottles ofv the type having two compartments' separated by a measuring partition and having a passageat one end of the partition forming a communication between the compartments.
The object of my invention is to construct a dispensing bottle with various refinements for increasingits efficiency. Y A further object is to construct a bottle so that it may be tilted, when full of liquid, to thedispensing position without discharging more than the desired quantity of liquid.
A further object is to provide a bottle with a. novel construction forming a passage located adjacent to the lip end of the partition and havingv the lip extending into the passage a sufficient distance to form a. stop for retaining the liquid within the main compartment of the bottle when the latter is tilted to a horizontal position for decanting the liquid from the dispensing compartment.
A further object is to provide a bottle with a relatively thick wall having a recess,'or passage, formed upon the inner surface thereof adjacent to the partition, whereby the lip of the partition will be positioned within said passage.
A further object is to construct the partition for holding agiven quantity of liquid, such as a teaspoonful, and provide said partition with a novel form of lip for sharply defining the quantity of liquid retained upon the partition.
A further object is to provide a novel arrangement of the nozzle and the partition for readily discharging the contents of the dispensing compartmentthrough the nozzle.
These together with various other novel featuresof construction and arrangement of the parts, which will be hereinafter more'fully de scribed, constitute my invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a central vertical sectional view of a bottle embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a. transverse vertical section as on line 2-2; Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal section as on lines 3-3, Figs 1 and 2.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing the bottle in the dispensing position.
In the drawing, in which like reference char acters refer to like parts, 5 represents my novel bottle having a base 6, a body wall 1 extending perpendicularly to the base 6, and a top wall .8. The body wall 1 may be cylindrical in form, however, it is preferably of rectangular form, as
shown in the drawing. The bottle, as shown, comprises a body wall formed of end members 9 and I0, and front and rear wall members -l2 and I3, respectively. A nozzle I4 is integrally formed at the junction of the body wall members and the top wall 8. The nozzle is positioned with the axis'of the opening extending at an oblique angle relatively to the base 6. Said nozzle is provided with a removable cap l5. I
A partition I8'is located within the bottle and forms a lower, or main compartment I9, and a top, or dispensing compartment 20. tion I8 is integrally formed with the wall members 9, l2 and I3, and terminates in suspended relation with the wall member Hi;
The partition 18 is concaved and forms a measuring cavity, or bowl 22, located within the dispensing compartment 20. The partition l8 has a lip 23 formed at one end thereof. Said lip 23 is located in suspended relation to the top wall 8 and in spaced relationto the wall member In.
The partition l8 has an obliquely inclined surface 21 which forms a tangent with the concaved surface of the bowl 22. Said surface 21'merges with the cylindrical surface of the interior of the nozzle I4, thus providing means for discharging theliquid through the nozzle without tilting the bottle to the full horizontal position, shown in Fig. 4.
The partition I8 has inclined surfaces 24 and 25 forming a V-shaped overflow groove 26, located adjacent to the lip 23, as shown in Fig. 2. The V-shaped groove 26 sharply defines the quantity of liquid which is retained within the bowl 22 when the bottle is in an erect the base 6. g
The wall member ID is relatively thicker than the wall members 9, l2 and 13. The inner surposition upon face of the wall member In is provided with a recess, or depression, forming a passage 28 extending around the lip 23; with said lip located within said passage. A thin wall portion 29 connects the top Wall 8 with the thicker wall '10,
which latter has an inclined plane surface 30,
which merges with said thin wall portion 29 and defines an entrance from the main compartment l9 to the passage 28, which latter communicates with the dispensing compartment 20. Said passage 28 extends across the full width of the suspended portion of the partition l8, forming the lip 23, as shown in Fig. 3.
, Said inclined surface 30 is located in spaced relation with the lip 23, of the partition l8, and
provides a wide outlet for the escape of air from the compartment I9, through the passage 28,
The partii sage 28, with said lip positioned beyond the lineof the inner vertical surface of the wall member Ill, as shown in Fig. 1, thus forming means for retaining the liquid within the main compartment 19 when the .bottle is tilted to the position shown in Fig. 4.
When it is desired to measure a given quantity of liquid, such as a teaspoonful, the bottle is inverted, thus filling the compartment 20. The bottle is then placed in an erect position upon the base 5, allowing the excess liquid to overflow the lip 23 and return to the compartment 19. The cap -l is removed and the bottle is again tilted to allow the liquid to flow from the bowl 22, over the inclined surface 21', and through the nozzle.
The extra thickness of the-wall member In reduces the capacity of the compartment i9, so that when the bottle is in the position shown in Fig. 4, the lip 23 extends to a point above the level of the liquid, and acts as a stop for preventing the liquid from flowing into the dispensing department.
When pouring the measured quantity of liquid from the bottle the tendency is to tilt the bottle to the full horizontal position, as shown in Fig. 4, this can be safely done with my improved construction of the bottle, as the passage 28 is obstructed by thealip end of the partition extending into the passage 28, beyond the line of the inner surface of the wall member ill, thus preventing the liquid irom overflowing the lip 23 toward the nozzle, even though the bottle is tilted, when full, to the position shown in Fig. 4. v Various changes in the construction and arrangement of the parts may be made without departing from my invention.
1. In a liquid dispensing bottle comprising a base, a top wall, a body wall connecting the base and the top Wall, a measuring partition integral 'wit'h'the body wall forming main and dispensing compartments within the bottle, said partition having an overflow lip located in suspended relation with the opposite portion of said body wall, said body wall having a recess formed upon its inner surface and surrounding said lip, said recess extending across the full width of the suspended lip portion of said partition for the free escape of air from the main compartment, and said lip located within said recess beyond the line of the inner surface of said body wall for retaining the liquid in the main compartment when'the bottle is tilted to the dispensing position.
2. In a liquid dispensing bottle having a measuring partition forming main and dispensing compartments within the bottle, said partition having a suspended portion forming an overflow lip, athin wall of the bottle located in spaced relation to said lip, said thin wall extending the full width of the suspended lip portion of said partition and forming a passage around said lip connecting said compartments for the escape of air from the main compartment, and'a relatively thicker wall within the main compartment and converging with said thin wall adjacent to said lip for locating said lip within said passage'beyond the line of the inner surface of said thicker wall,
3. A dispensing bottle having a base, a wall extending at right angles to the base and forming the body portion of the bottle, a measuring par titionformed integrally with said Wall and extendingsubstantially arallel with the base, said partition having an overflow lip in suspendedrelation with said wall, a relatively thicker portion of said Well located within the body portion and extending from a point adjacent to said lip to the base, said thicker portion having an outwardly inclined plane surface in spaced relation to said lip, said plane surface extending the full width of the suspended lip portion of said partition and forming a passage extending around said lip, for the escape of air from said body portion, andsaid partition having sufiicient length for locating said lip within said passage beyond the line of'the inner surface of said thicker portion.
HAROLD R. STOTT.