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Publication numberUS2609122 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1952
Filing dateMay 16, 1950
Priority dateMay 16, 1950
Publication numberUS 2609122 A, US 2609122A, US-A-2609122, US2609122 A, US2609122A
InventorsStenerson Patrick J
Original AssigneeStenerson Patrick J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dentifrice cabinet
US 2609122 A
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,Sept- 2, 1952 P. J. sTENERsoN DENTIFRICE CABINET Eiled Mam 16, 1956 :inventor Patrick J. Sfenerson FIG-3 Gttorneg Patented Sept. 2, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENToI-'FICE DENTIFRICE CABINET Patrick J. Stenerson, Fernwood, Idaho Y application May 1s', 1950, serial No. 162,337 l 3 claims. (ci. zzz- 105) This invention relates to a dentifrice cabinet and it is one object of the invention to provide a cabinet which is adapted lto be mounted against a wall in a bath room and serve as a-container for a bottle of liquid dentifrice and also as a container for a tube of tooth paste. While it has been stated that the tube holds tooth paste and the bottle contains liquid dentifrice it will be understood that the tube may contain shaving cream and the bottle be filled with shaving lotion or the tube 'andthe bottle Vmay contain other substances.`

Anotherobject of the invention is to provide" a cabinet having a hood which is removably supported upon a base, the base being adapted to support tooth brushes andf'protect them from exposure'to dust. f

Another object of the invention-is to provide the base with improved means for supporting the tube and the bottle in an upright position in which they are inverted so that their contents may be discharged onto tooth brushes held under the base and directly below outlets of the tube and the bottle.

Another object of the invention is to provide a base having threaded-openings formed through it to receive adaptors into which the neck of a tube and a bottle are screwed so that the tube and the bottle will be removably supported in the upright inverted position, a closure plate for the adaptor carrying the tube being carried by the y base and the adaptor for holding the bottle being provided with a dispensing valve and with means for admitting air intoA the bottle as liquid is discharged therefrom.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective View ofthe improved cabinet.

Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken along the line 2*-2 of Figure 1.

Fig. 3Y is a transverse vertical sectional view taken :along the line 3 3 of Figure 1.

Fig. e is a horizontal sectional view taken'along the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Fig. 5 is a sectional viewshowing a modified construction. 1 l

This dentifrice cabinethas a base I which may be formed of metal, or othersutable material, and defines a flat rectangular platform! having a depending flangeV 3 along its front edgeV and side edges. A wall 4 extends downwardly across the rear edge of the platform and is formed with openings 5 to receive screws.` Braces 6 extend forwardly Afrom ends `oftherearwall and merge into rear ends of the ange 3 so'that the platform will be prevented from bending downwardly out of a horizontal position. A recess I is formed along marginal edges of the platform to receive lower edge portions of the walls of a hood 8 and prevent the hood from slipping out of its proper position when placed upon the base. Therefore the hood may be readily removed from the base but it will not bev liable to accidently slip off of the base. Longitudinally spaced openings 9 are formed through the base adjacent the front edge thereof and are of such size that the handles of tooth brushes may be passed downwardly through the. openings and the heads thereof supported upright above the base. One brush I0 has been shown to be so supported in" Figure `1 and it will be understood that additional brush-receiving openings may be formed in spaced relation to end edges of the base if so desired. e

In order to removably support a tube II and a bottle I2 in an inverted upright position the base has been formed with depending bosses I3'and I 4 which are threaded internally so that adaptors I5 and IE may be screwed downwardly into the bores of the bosses and project above and below the platform of the bodies of the base. Upper portions of the adaptors are enlarged to form sockets which limit downward movement of the adaptors,V

through the bosses and these sockets are internally threaded to receive the threaded necks II and I2 of the tube and the bottle. Diametrically opposed apertures I'I Vare formed through front and rear portions of the boss I 3, and in alignment with these apertures adaptor I5 is provided with openings I5'. The portion of the ange 3 along the front edge of the platform is formed with an aperture I8 aligned with apertures I'I and openings I5 so that a transversely positioned plate or strip I9 may be slidably passed therethrough and moved into and out of position for an opening 20 in the strip to register with the bore of the adaptor. 'Ihe outer end portion of the strip is bent downwardly and forms a handle 2| by means of which the strip may be readily grasped and the strip slid transversely to an opened or closed position. A tongue 22 which is cut from the strip and extends longitudinally towards the front end thereof is bent downwardly forming a stop which serves to limit transverse outward movement of the strip and prevents the strip from being drawn outwardly too far. Since the strip is formed of resilient material the 4tongue may be urged upwardlyduring insertion of the strip and then return to its downwardly inclined position. The fact that the tongue is resilient also allows it to be pressed upwardly to a position in which it will enter the opening and allow complete withdrawal of the strip for thorough cleaning. When tooth paste in the tube is to be used the strip is shifted transversely and the cover or hood 8 removed. It is then merely necessary to place a tooth brush under the lower end of the adaptor I5 and apply pressure to the tube for forcing tooth paste out of the tube and through the adaptor onto bristles of the. tooth brush.

The adaptor I6 into which the neck of the bottle is screwed is formed about rthe bottom of its socket with an internal ledge IS upon which a gasket rests in order to form a liquidtight joint and prevent leakage of liquid from the inverted bottle. At its lower end adaptor I6 is formed with an internal flange or valve seat 23 'upon which rests a valve disc 24 carried by a tube or-V hollow stem 25. This tubular stem extends vertically in the adaptor and the bottle, with its upper end spaced downwardly from the upwardly disposed bottom of the bottle and its lower end portion projecting downwardly fromthe lower end of vthe adaptor. A helicalV spring' 25V surrounds the stern with its lower end resting upon the valve disc and its upper end abutting the under face of the ledge I6. The spring urges the valve disc and the` tube downwardly so that the disc is normally in sealing engagement with the valve seat 23. When `the tube is pressed upwardly liquid dentifrice or other liquids in the bottle may flow downwardly through the adaptor and outwardly about the disc and 'the tube and onto a tooth brush held'under the tube and employed as means for forcing the tube upwardly. It will be evident thatlk ifV the' bottle contains an aftershaving lotion a lnger'of a hand held under the adaptor may be employed to force the tube upwardly and the lotion will be caught in the palm of the hand. Since the stem 25 is a tube open at both ends air may flow upwardly through the tubular stem and into the bottle above the levelof liquid therein and thus allow the liquid to flow freelyl from the bottle.

In Figure 5 there has been shown a modified construction wherein the boss 26 which takes the place of the boss I3 is formed with a rear extension 21 formed with a socketV 28 into which slidably fits the rearend portion of the closure plate or strip I9. This strip has been. indicated by the number I9 as it is the same strip shown in Figure 3 and other elementsof Figure 5 which are the same as those shown in Figure 3 are indicated byY corresponding numbers. The adaptor 29 which takes the place `of the adaptor I5 is shorter than the adaptor I5 and has its lower end terminating level with the upper wall of the socket 23` so that the upper surface of the closure plate has close iltting engagement with the lower end of the adaptor and forms a tight closure for the adaptor when thestrip is pressed inwardly to its closed position. When the strip is drawn outwardly to the opened position the opening 20 of the strip registers with the lower end of the bore of the adaptor and tooth paste may pass through the opening 20 and onto the bristles ofv a brush held under the adaptor. A pin 30 mounted vertically through the strip takes theplace of the abutment tongue 22.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimedis:`l

1. A dentifrice cabinet comprising a base constituting a shelf and formed with a downwardly extending boss having'a threaded bore open at upper and lower ends, a depending flange along a front edge of the shelf formed with an opening opposite the front portion of said boss, the boss being formed with transversely positioned opposed front and rear openings aligned with the opening in said llange, a hollow adaptor screwed into the bore of said boss and open at upper and lower ends and formed in front and rear portions with openings registering with the openings in the boss, said adaptor adapted to support a container in an inverted vertical position, and a flat strip transversely slidable through the aligned openings of the flange and the boss and the adaptor and formed with an opening,fthe outer end of said strip being bent downwardly and forming a handle for sliding the strip transversely from a closed position in blocking relation to the hollow adaptor to an opened position in which its opening registers with the adaptor for` allowing flow of material downwardly through and out of the adaptor.

2. A dentifriceA cabinet comprising a shelf having a longitudinallyl extending front edgefformed with a depending-llange having an opening, a boss extending downwardly from saidfshelf and formed with a threaded borev open at upper and lower ends, the boss being formed withv transversely positioned openings aligned with the opening in said flange, a hollow adaptorscrewed into thebore of said boss -and open at its upperl and lower ends and adapted to support afcon. tainer, the lower end of said adaptor terminating at the openings. in said boss, a closure strip.i slidable transversely of the shelfY through the: opening in said flange and through said boss;I transversely thereof'into and out of a position for blocking the open lower end of the adapten; said strip having an end portion projecting for-. wardly from the flange and consituting a handle. for the strip, and a tongue cut from a portion-L of the strip under the shelf -and constituting an abutment extending longitudinallyv ofk the stript and free at its front end and bent downwardly into position for engaging the rear face of the flange and limit forward movement of the-strip.

3. A hollow adaptor for a dentifrice. cabinet having a shelf with a depending apertured flange formed at its front.A edgeV and an internally threaded hollow apertured boss extending downwardly from saidA shelf',v saidkapertures being aligned transversely of the shelf, comprising a body having an enlarged upper portion for limiting its downward movement in said boss, an externally threaded portion for threading intov said boss and positioned below saidupper portion, said upper portion internally adapted to receive and support a container in an inverted vertical position to permit flow of materialfrom the container downwardly through the. adaptor,

diametrioally opposed openings infsaidthreadedl portion adapted tobe alignedwith. the apertures of said boss and flange. a reciprocable closure strip in the openings adaptedto-slide through the aligned openings and apertures, an opening in said strip movable into -andout of. registry with the hollow adaptor, said strip adapted tonormally block the hollow adaptor whenl its opening is out of registry therewith,.saidstrip adapted-to project threuglrthe. apertureof said flange and having an. end portion bentdownwardly and constituting a handle for thel strip, Y

and-a tongue cutfrom aportionof the stripvand constituting an abutmentv extending longitudinally of the strip and free atlitsv front end-and,A bent downwardly into position adapting it for- 5 6 engagement with the rear face of the flange to Number Name Date limit movement of the strip. 1,754,084 Cornelius Apr. 8, 1930 PATRICK J. STENERSON. 1,784,752 Ries Dec. 9, 1930 1,839,542 Ferguson Jan. 9, 1932 REFERENCES CITED 5 1,885,201 Holley Nov. 1, 1932 The following references are of record in the 2,064,357 Kitierbusch Jan. 5, 1936 me of this patent; 2,118,725 Cralg May 24, 1938 2,411,196 Dolan, 2nd Nov. 19, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,515,711 Holloway et a1 July 1s, 195o Number Name Date 10 '114,026 Perkins Nov. 18, 1902 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,182,452 Bueknn May 9, 1916 Number Country Date 1,508,332 Hurley sept. 9, 1924 116,946 Sweden June 6, 1946 1,526,101 Sund Feb. 10, 1925

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U.S. Classification222/105, 222/509, 132/308, 222/561, 222/93, 222/501, 222/181.2, 222/478, 312/207
International ClassificationA47K5/18, A47K5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K5/18
European ClassificationA47K5/18