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Dec. 21, 1948. c. ARP
I COLLAPSIBLE TUBE HOLDER Filed Feb. 13, 1945 'HHII 'HIHIII" Inventor V Claus A 230,
. I. I By @A'kfla Patented Dec. 21, 1948 UNITED STATES 2.457.024, l 1 1 i 'COL'LAPSIBLETUBE HOLDER v Claus Arp,.1San FranciscmuCalifzfi Application February 13, 1945; Serial No; 5 7r;e03 f' This invention relates to a-novel'and improved holder for a collapsible tube of the type used for packing and subsequently dispensing creams, pastes, and similar commodities, the same being so designed and constructed as to expedite assured dispensing of the entire usable contents from said tube.
Briefly, the preferred embodiment of the invention is characterized by a base plate having a lateral adapter at one end, the latter to accommodate the usual screw capped discharge neck of the tube, said plate having, at the opposite end, a slidable clip fashioned to securely clamp the cleated end or butt of the tube in a manner to facilitate expressing of the contents from the latter by pressure from the thumb of the user.
structurally speaking, one phase of novelty has to do with the aforesaid plate, this being of elongated rectangular form and provided at the dispensing end with a laterally bent adapter the latter being so made as to effectively receive and hold in place the capped discharge end of the tube.
Novelty is also predicated upon the anchoring and chock fixture or clip, this being constructed for sliclable use on said plate and having a portion saddled over the adjacent end of the tube to serve in a manner to be hereinafter specifically described.
Other features and advantages will become readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a collapsible tube holder constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention, showing the manner in which it functions.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the same.
Figure 3 is a top plan view.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the slidable anchoring and chock clip.
Referring now to the drawings by distinguishing reference numerals, it will be seen that the base plate, as a unit, is denoted by the numeral 5, while the slidable chock clip is denoted by the numeral 6.
The plate comprises an elongated, flat, rectangular body portion 1 whose outer end is bent, as at 8, to define a limited curvate transversely disposed bend 9. The terminal is bent laterally to assume a position at right angles to the body, this as indicated at H]. The terminal 10 is cut out or notched, as at I I, and therefore functions as a keeperandadapter for"the capped discharge neck f2 of "the conventional collapsible tub e l 3i The adapter-may be said to be substantially horseshoe-shaped in configuration, and it enibraces the neck in the manner shown in the drawmgs.
The retaining and chock clip 6 coacts with the usual closing cleat M on the compressible end portion l5 of the tube. This clip is characterized by an intermediate portion [6 which saddles over the cleat i4 and a pair of V-shaped limbs or arms I! which underlie the plate for assembling and retention purposes. The arms termimate in hook-like holders l8 which engage over the top surface of the plate as illustrated.
It is evident that, in use, the tube is placed fiat on the body 1 of the plate. The capped neck is fitted through the opening in the horseshoelike adapter I0, the latter then serving to retain said neck-equipped end in place as the contents is expunged therefrom. The clip 6 is slipped over the opposite end of the plate and held slidably in position by the coacting hooks l8 and detents H. The central portion of the clip is laterally offset and engages over the end portion H: of the tube inwardly of the cleat 14. Thus, in using the device, a thumb of the user is pressed against the area I5 when the cap is removed, whereby the cream, paste, or other contents are squeezed out in the customary manner. As the cleated end is flattened by expunging of the cream from the tube, the clip is slid along to serve as a follower and chock, as is evident. In other words, said clip holds the cleated end down on the plate and also prevents the contents from backing up into said cleated end after once expressed therefrom. It is evident that the clip is not a squeezing device, but merely a tubeend retainer follower and chock means.
It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Minor changes" in the shape, size and arrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.
1. As a new article of manufacture and as a component part of a collapsible tube holder of the class described, an elongated flat plate forming a collapsiblefltube accommodating and supporting base, said plate being fashioned and formed at one end into a transverse, curvilineal bend, said bend including a bight portion projecting laterally from and disposed on a plane below the underside of the plate and a limb, portion of the bend terminating in a laterally directed portion apertured and forming a hiirseshoe-shaped tube neck adapter, said adapter being at right angles to the plate to accommodate and permit passage of said neck equipped end and the opposite end portion of said plate bein rectilinearly straight, longitudinally viewed; and transversely fiat in order to accommodate a slidably mountedmanually shiftable tube anchoring clip. i
2. A collapsible tube holder of the class described comprising an elongated fiat plate forming an accommodating base for the collapsible the plate.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the I file of this patent:
tube, said plate terminating in an aperturedprojection disposedat right angles to the plate andjj.
serving to accommodate the usual neck 'and cap 2 equipped end of said tube, and a wire clip bent between its ends to provide a substantially .U-"
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