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Publication numberUS2506833 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1950
Filing dateNov 15, 1946
Priority dateNov 15, 1946
Publication numberUS 2506833 A, US 2506833A, US-A-2506833, US2506833 A, US2506833A
InventorsAlbert H Hunter
Original AssigneeAlbert H Hunter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing receptacle
US 2506833 A
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May 9, 1950 A H HUNTER 2,506,833

DISPENSING REQEPTACLE Filed Nov. 15, 1946 2 sheets-sheet 1 kz ,ef Z9 zi 7 x94?.

May 9, 195o A. H. HUNTER 2,506,833

DISPENSING RECEPTACLE Filed NOV. l5, .194,5 v 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lll reu/m' Patented May 9, 1950 UNITED` STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,506,833 DISPENSING RECEPTACLE. Albert-H. Hunter, El Centro, Calif. Application November 15, 194s; serial No. 710,131

A 2.' Claims. l

This invention' relates to shavlng'brushesY and more particularly to shaving 'brushes'of the type having handle: reservoirs' from which shavingV cream can be dispensed' into the bristles ofthe brush head for use in producing lather.

An important object of the present invention is to provide a `shaving brush having a reservoir handle and spring means for urging contained shaving cream into thebristles of the brush head when valvular means operated. V

Another .object of the invention is to provide a reservoir type shaving brush wherein spring dispensing means is. employedy for extruding vthe shaving cream into .the .bristles ofthe brush and wherein meansis providedfor holdingthesaid spring means in retracted'positionwhilethe reservoir is being recharged.

Still another object of the invention is* to provide a brush of this character wherein the various mechanical.expedienciesvare coordinated and arranged in a compact manner capable of posi.- tive actionv and `foolproof operation under substantially all conditions.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will becomeapparent to the reader of the following description.

In the drawings: y

Figure 1 is asideeievational view of the improved brush with the valve knob in valve closed position.

Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view through the brush, showing the spring pressed follower released.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional View showing the follower held in retracted-position.

Figure 4 isa fragmentary longitudinal sectional viewoi the shell.

Figure 5 is a cross section taken on line 5-5 of Figure 2.

Figure 6 is atop planview .ofthe follower.

Figure 7 is a'fragmentary detailed sectional view taken on line 1-1 of Figure 2. n

'Referring' to v the ..drawing's',z numeral 5 yden'otes a cylindrical shell, having a bottom 6 inwardly of its lower end, this end portion of the shell defining a socket in which the inner ends of the brush bristles are suitably anchored.

The brush head which is made up of bristles 'I projects beyond the lower end of the shell 5, as in the manner shown in Figure 2, and depending into the anchored end portion of this brush head is a well-like formation 8, having an outlet opening 9 in its bottom, the upper portion of the well 8 being flared, 'as at I 0.

The upper end of the shell 5v is externally threaded and over this is* screwed an internally Thelfollower I4`has'a pair of upstanding lugs I6, I6 notched atl their upper ends, as at I'I, these notches serving to receive outstanding formations I3., i8 on spring-detents I9, t9 which atY v their inner and. lower ends are` anchored as at 2D to the rlower portion of the sleeve I2, the upper` portions thereof being bent outwardly and forming'arms 2l which passthrough guide bodies 22 either formed integral with or secured to the cap II.

The outwardly disposed portions. or arms 2I of the springs I9 not only project through open-A ings in. the bodies 22, but outwardly through openings 23at diametrically opposite points on the cap lI, these portions 2I of the springs I9 terminating in small finger engagealole heads 24.

Elongated compression springs 25, 25 are interposed between the bodies 22 and the follower I4,

it being preferable that the bodies 22 and ther follower I 4 be recessed to receive the end convolutions of said springs 25.

Numeral 26 denotes a hand knob having a centralY recess 2l at its under side, into which the upper end of the plunger I3 ts and Where it is.

secured to the .knob 26 as at28.

A coiledL compression spring 29 has its upper convolutions located within the recess 2l, theV` spring being` interposed between the top of the cap II and the knob 26'at the upper end of the recess 2l'.l

Detent means between the knob 26 and the cap I i is provided, inthe :form of a pair of hook members Stlon-thetop ofthe cap II andV a pair of complement'al eyesSI; depending from the bot-` torn sidezoithe knob 2B.

The inner end of the plunger I3 has a reduced valve dening portion 32 adapted to seat within the opening 9 of the well 8, when the eyes 3| and hooks 30 are engaged, and upon referring to Figure 2 it will be seen that the annular wall of the well 8 has guiding engagement with the lower portion of the plunger I3 and directs movement of the valve 32 into the opening 9.

Assuming that the supply of shaving cream A in a cartridge 33 has become exhausted, the cap I I is unscrewed from the shell 5 and as it is withdrawn from the shell the follower I4 and associated operating elements are removed from the shell, the plunger I3 also being drawn from the shell 5. The operator now pushes the follower I 4 towards the cap until the notched ends of the lugs I5 engage the outstanding lugs or teeth I8 of the springs I9, thus holding the follower I4 in retracted position. Further, the hooks 33 are engaged with the eyes 3l by turning movement of the knob 26, as is apparent in Figure 3.

The used cartridge 33 is now removed and a new cartridge of cream inserted.

The structure shown in Figure 3 is now brought to a position over the upper end of the shell 5 (see Figure 4) with the follower I4 fitting inside of the new cartridge wall and against the cream therein. The cap II is now forced downwardly, the valve structure 32 seating in the bottomof the well 8 and this is followed by rotating the cap lI to screw the cap properly on the shell 5.

The knobs 24 can now be pushed inwardly, releasing the outstanding formations I8, I8 from the notches Il of the lugs I6, thus releasing the follower I4 so that the springs 25 force the same against the cream A, thus maintaining the cream under spring force.

When it is desired to impregnate the bristles of the brush with the cream, the operator rotates the knob 26 slightly, so as to disengage the hooks 3D from the eyes 3l whereupon the plunger I3 will be lifted in response to the expansion of the spring 29, permitting the cream A under force to be dispensed through the opening 9 in the bottom of the well 8, to impregna-te the bristles 1, and to the end that by applying to the face, lather can be formed.

While the foregoing description sets forth the invention in specic terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to vwithout departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.

Having described the claimed is:

-1. A dispensing container comprising a cylindrical shell having an open rear end and a head at its front end formed with a centrally located outwardly projecting well having an outlet opening at its front end, a cap screwed upon the rear end portion of said shell and formed at its center with an inwardly projecting sleeve, a plunger slidably passing through said sleeve and longitudinally through the shell with its front end portion slidably tting into said well and terminating in a reduced end constituting a valve tting into the opening at the front end of the invention, what is well, a knob mounted upon the rear end of said' plunger rearwardly of the cap and formed with a recess leading from its inner face and into which the rear end of the plunger ts; a disk loose about the plunger and slidable along the same within the. shell for expelling material through the outlet of the shell, springs between the cap and the disk urging the disk forwardly a spring about portion of the plunger within the recess urging the knob away from the cap for withdrawing the valve from the outlet, eyes projecting from the inner face of said knob, tongues projecting from the outer face of the cap circumferentially thereof and engageable through the eyes by turning the knob to secure the head and the plunger stationary with the valve at the front end of the head in the outlet of the shell, spring strips extending longitudinally of the sleeve at opposite sides thereof and constituting latches secured at their lower ends and having portions crimped to form teeth, upper portions of the spring strips being bent to form arms extending radially of the cap and outwardly from opposite 'side portions of the cap and serving to move the latches to a releasing position when pressed indiskand having recesses in their upper ends for receiving the teeth of the latches and releasably holding the disk in a raised position.

2. A dispensingcontainer .comprising a shell having a head at'its front end formed with an outlet, a removable Acap for the rear end of the shell, a plunger extending longitudinally of the shell through the cap and having its front end in closing relation to the outlet when shifted forwardly, a disk about the plunger slidable along the same, spring means between the cap and the disk urging the disk forwardly for expelling material through the outlet when the plunger is shifted rearwardly out of closing relation to the outlet, aknob carried by the rear end of the plunger outwardly from the cap, companion fastener members carried by the cap and the knob moved intoand out of engagement with each other by turning movement of the knob and when engagedA with each other holding the plunger in closing relation to the outlet, a spring urging the plunger rearwardly, latches in the cap at opposite sides of the plunger consisting of spring strips extending longitudinally of the cylinder and bent to REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:

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U.S. Classification222/340, 222/326, 401/180, 222/387
International ClassificationA46B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0017
European ClassificationA46B11/00C5