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Publication numberUS2466899 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1949
Filing dateJan 17, 1946
Priority dateJan 17, 1946
Publication numberUS 2466899 A, US 2466899A, US-A-2466899, US2466899 A, US2466899A
InventorsKincaid Charles W
Original AssigneeKincaid Charles W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottleholder
US 2466899 A
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A ril 12, 1949.

C. W. KINCAID BOTTLE HOLDER File d Jan. 17, 1946 V IENOR. 'C'HA/n E5 M flue-410. BY

ATTORNEYS.

Patented Apr. 12,1949

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BOTTLEHOLDER Charles W. Kincaid, Cincinnati, Ohio Application January 17, 1946, Serial No. 641,770

Claims. 1

This invention relates to dispensers for bottled liquids, and while it is susceptible of a variety of uses, it is designed particularly for dispensing measured quantities of whiskey.

The Federal law requires that whiskey bottles when once emptied be not again used but be broken. With this provision of the Federal law in mind, it is an object of my invention to provide a device of the type described into which a whiskey Joottlefmay be placed for the purpose of dispensing drinks but from which said bottle cannot be removed except by breaking the bottle.

It is a further object of my invention to provide a metering device for use in connection with the dispenser which will measure out a predetermined volume of liquid at each actuation.

Further objects of my invention include provision of a device which is extremely simple and foolproof, and which can be cheaply and sturdily made.

These and other objects of my invention which will be described in more detail hereinafter, or which will be apparent to one skilled in the art upon reading these specifications, I accomplish by that construction and arrangement of parts ofwhich I shall now describe an exemplary embodiment.

Reference is made to the drawings forming a part hereof and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my device as viewed from the front, and

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view of the same taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Briefly in the practice of my invention, I provlde a shell-like bottle holder composed of two parts indicated generally at and H, Which are arranged to slide one upon the other as by means of flanges 12 turned inwardly from the wall of'the member Hi, and engaging over the edge of the member II. The member Il may be screwed or suitably fastened to a strengthening member [3, and the whole may be suitably mounted upon a base M. In the wall of the member 10, I provide a rack or ratchet indicated generally :at [5, which may be formed by providing a series of parallel indentations in the rear wall of the member 10, or if deired, a rack or ratchet may be formed of a separate strip carrying the indentations, and fastened to the back of the member ID.

A pawl member l6, having a tooth element ll, forms a part of the member H. The member l6 may be an integral part of the member H by being cut out therefrom and having the end bent over, or it may be a separate spring-like element fastened as by rivets Hi to the member ll, asI have shown it in Figure 2. A metering device which I will describe in more detail hereinafter, is indicated generally at l9, and is fastened to the member I I in any desired way. The member l9 provides a seat for the neck of a bottle. The seat 20 also serves to form a seal between the members 23 and 25.

From the foregoing description it will be clear that the member I? may be withdrawn from contact with the ratchet or rack I5, and the members ill and l i may be relatively slid apart to the extent that a whiskey bottle (indicated diagram matically at 2| in Figure 2), may be inserted therein. With the opening, or neck of the whiskey bottle 2| resting upon the seat 20, the member iii may be slid downward as seenin the drawing, so that the bottom Illa of the member 10,

presses the bottle 2| against the seat 20. It will be clear that the tooth ll of the pawl l6, will ride over the lips of the rack or ratchet l5, during the movement of sliding the parts [0 and H together, but that once the bottle is tightly positioned, the members l0 and Il cannot be pulled apart because of the engagement of the tooth H with the rack l5. The pawl and ratchet as will be clear from a consideration of Figure 2,

are held in engagement by the bottle 2| bearing against the member l6, and it will be clear that the only way to get the bottle out of the holder is to break it. Thus my device makes it necessary to observe the Federal law in regard to breaking empty whiskey bottles.

The member I9 is preferably provided with a rim lllb so that the bottle may not be removed by pulling it laterally out of the holder. The neck end of the bottle cannot be pulled laterally because of the shoulder 22, as will be described hereinafter.

The metering device which I have illustrated, is extremely simple and efficient in operation. It comprises a metering body 23, the lower end of which is extended as at 24, to provide a bearing sleeve. At its upper end the metering body is provided with a gasket support 25, upon which rests the gasket 20. The gasket 20 is held together with the support 25 in engagement with the metering body 23 by means of the shoulder 22 on the cap 26, which is screwed on to the body 23. The metering body is provided with a valve member indicated generally at 21,,having an integral bead 28 to prevent it from falling out of the metering body. It will be noted that the member 21 is of such length that the upper end thereof does not enter the aperture 29 with the exposed to the interior of the metering body.

Thus, when the member 27 has been raised a sufficient amount, the upper aperture 29 is effectively closed and the metered liquid within the metering body 23', can now run out through the apertures 30 and the interior of the valve member 2'5, into a whiskey glass or the like, indicated generally at 3!.

The metering body is preferably mounted on the member I I by means of a collar 92, which fits snugly around the meterin body and is provided with flanges 33, which may be suitably fastened to the member ll. At the front, the member 32 is preferably provided with an extension 34, which may be used as a thumb grip in connection with the actuating member which will now be described.

I prefer to provide a collar member 95 about the lower end of the valve element 2'5, which collar member 35 may have pins 36, extending laterally therefrom. A Y -shaped actuating member 31 is pivoted on the pins 35, and also is pivoted as at 38 to the handle member 39, which may be pivoted on the member 32, as at 49.

By placing the thumb on the member 34 and the first finger under the member 27 and pressing the fingers together, it will be clear that the valve element 21 will be raised upwardly to seal the opening 29 and expose the apertures 39, thus metering a drink into the glass 3|.

In order to count the number of drinks dispensed from this dispenser, I prefer to attach a simple counter, for example of the Veeder-Root type, as indicated at 4|, the actuating arm 42 of which I connect by means of a link 43 to the pin 36, so that each time the member 31 is actuated, this actuation is registered on the counter 4|. By means of this arrangement it is possible for a bar tender to hand the dispenser with a bottle therein, to a customer making note of the reading of the counter, and then let the customer help himself. -When the customer is ready to pay his check, it is only necessary to check the counter and observe how many drinks have'been taken from the bottle.

It will be clear that numerous modifications can be made without departing from the spirit of my invention, and I therefore do not intend to limit myself except as pointed out in the claims which follow.

Havin now fully described an embodiment of my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A dispenser for bottled liquids comprising a bottle holding member into which a bottle may 4 be placed, means preventing removal of said bottle therefrom except by breakage of the bottle, said bottle holding member comprising two elements slidable the one upon the other, and means actuated by a bottle in said holding member to prevent relatively sliding of said elements in one direction.

2. A device according to claim 1, in which said last mentioned means comprises a pawl forming part of one of said elements and a rack forming part of the other of said elements, said pawl being held in engagement with said rack by contact with a bottle in said holder.

3. In a dispenser for bottled liquids, a bottle holding member comprising two relatively movable elements, one of said elements comprising means to engage the mouth of a bottle and the other of said elements comprising means to engage the base of a bottle, and means to prevent separation of said elements, said means being operated by a bottle in said dispenser, whereby said bottle must be broken for removal from said dispenser.

4. In a dispenser for bottled liquids, a bottle holding member comprising two relatively slidable elements, one of said elements comprising means to engage the mouth of a bottle and the other of said elements comprising means to engage the base ofa bottle, and means to lock said elements against sliding apart, said means being operated by a bottle in said dispenser, whereby said bottle must be broken for removal from said dispenser.

5. In a dispenser for bottled liquids, a bottle holding member comprising two relatively slidable elements, one of said elements comprising means to engage the mouth of a bottle and the other of said elements comprising means to engage the base of a bottle, a rack associated with one of said elements and a pawl associated with the other of said elements, said pawl being positioned to be forced into engagement with said rack by a bottle in said dispenser, whereby said elements cannot be separated except after breaking the bottle in said dispenser.

CHARLES W. KINCAID.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/551, 222/181.2, 248/311.3, 222/153.9, 248/313, 222/453
International ClassificationB67D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67D3/0003
European ClassificationB67D3/00B