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Publication numberUS2679951 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1954
Filing dateMar 4, 1952
Priority dateMar 4, 1952
Publication numberUS 2679951 A, US 2679951A, US-A-2679951, US2679951 A, US2679951A
InventorsAnton Yantzer
Original AssigneeAnton Yantzer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paste dispenser having a base and a roller adapted to compress a collapsible tube
US 2679951 A
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June 1, 1954 A. YANTZER PASTE DISPENSER HAVING A BASE AND A ROLLER ADAPTED TO COMPRESS A COLLAPSIBLE TUBE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 4, 1952 INVENTOR VII V725 June 1, 1954 A YANTZER 2,679,951

PASTE DISPENSER i-IAVING A BASE AND A ROLLER ADAPTED TO COMPRESS A COLLAPSIBLE TUBE Filed March 4, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 F/C-F. .5.

' 47 zfl 1 Ar Y5 Patented June 1, 1954 PASTE DISPENSER HAVING A BASE AND A ROLLER ADAPTED TO COMPRESS A COL- LAPSIBLE TUBE Anton Yantzer, Rapid City, S. Dak.

Application March 4, 1952, Serial No. 274,698

This invention relates to paste dispensers and more particularly to a device for dispensing paste, such as tooth paste, from collapsible tubes. It is among the objects of the invention to provide an improved paste dispenser which is adapted to be mounted on a wall, such as the wall of a bath room, and holds a collapsible tube of paste, such as tooth paste; which firmly supports the collapsible tube in inverted position and provides manually operated means for forcing the paste contents of the tube in selected quantities out of the tube neck disposed at the bottom of the dispenser; which provides means securely closing the tube neck when the dispenser is not in use; which is effective to force substantially all of the contents from a collapsible tube; and which is simple and durable in construction, economical to manufacture, easy to use, and neat and attractive in appearance.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the following description and appended claims in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of a paste dispenser illustrative of the invention;

Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the dispenser;

, Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the dispenser;

Figure 4 is a longitudinal cross sectional view on the line 4-4 of Figure 3;

Figure 5 is a longitudinal cross sectional view on the line 55 of Figure 4; and

Figure 6 is a transverse cross sectional view on the line 66 of Figure 4.

With continued reference to the drawings, the numeral I generally indicates a base of unitary construction and of elongated, rectangular shape having legs II and I2 projecting perpendicularly from one side, one at each end thereof and extending transversely of the base. The base also has a plurality of spaced apart, undercut grooves I3 extending transversely thereof and opening at their narrower edges to the face of the base opposite that from which the legs II and I2 extend. The grooves I3 are disposed intermediate the length of the base but somewhat nearer the end carrying the leg I I than the end carrying the leg I2, as is clearly illustrated in Figure 4.

A platform I4 extends from the side of the base remote from the legs I I and I2 at the end of the base from which the leg I2 extends and is disposed substantially perpendicular to the adjacent face of the base and in longitudinal alignment with the leg I2. This platform I4 has a notch 2 Claims. (Cl. 222-101) I extending inwardly from the edge thereof remote from the base Ill and terminating in a substantially circular inner end. Beveled grooves I6 and I! are provided one along each side of the notch I5 and constitute a guideway, the portion of the notch I 5 at the outer side of the platform I4 being somewhat narrower than the portion of the notch at the inner side of the platform, as is particularly illustrated in Figure 5, so that portions of the platform extend inwardly of the grooves at the outer side of the extension, as indicated at I8 and I9 in Figure 5.

A one piece slide block having beveled slide edges is slidably received in the guideway pro vided by the grooves I6 and I1 and substantially fills the notch I5. This block 29 has an aperture 2I extending therethrough and provided at the inner side of the block with a screw threaded counterbore 22 which receives the screw threaded neck 23 of a collapsible tube 24 disposed against the adjacent face of the base I0, the sealing beam 25 at the closed end of the tube being received in a selected one of the grooves I3, as is particularly illustrated in Figure 4.

The block 20 is provided on its outer side with a boss 26 of cylindrical shape which eccentrically surrounds the aperture 2| and a marginally flanged closure cap 21 is rotatably mounted on the boss and retained thereon by suitable means, such as the snap ring 28. The closure cap 21 has an opening 29 therein which is registrable with the adjacent end of the aperture 2I when the cap is in a predetermined rotational position relative to the boss 26. The cap 2'! is provided in the distal edge of its flange with a notch 35 of an arcuate extent materially less than the diameter of the flange and a pin 3| projects from the boss 26 into this notch to limit rotational movements of the cap relative to the boss. When the pin is at one end of the notch 30 the open ing 29 in the cap registers with the aperture 2| in the boss and when the pin is at the other end of the notch the opening in the cap is out of registry with the aperture in the boss thereby closing the neck or spout 23 of the tube 24. Slide blocks having screw threaded recesses of different sizes therein may be provided to accommodate the dispenser to tubes having screw threaded necks of different sizes.

The base is provided with screw holes, as indicated at 32 and 33, disposed one adjacent each corner of the base and extending through the base and the corresponding legs II and 2I to receive screws, as indicated at 34 and 35, for attaching the base to a suitable support, such as a bath room wall. The base is preferably secured to the wall in upright position with the leg l2 and projection I4 at the bottom of the dispenser and the leg H at the top so that the tube 24 is mounted in inverted position with its screw threaded neck at the bottom of the tube and threaded into the counterbore in the block 20.

A bracket, generally indicated at 4a, of U-shaped cross section embraces the base II and has legs 4! and 32 extending past the respectively opposite side edges of the base and a bight portion 43 extending between the legs and transversely across the face or side of the base I remote from the legs H and I2 in spaced relationship to the adjacent side of the base. Rollers 44 and 45 extend between the legs 4! and 42 at the side of the base adjacent the legs H and I2 in spaced apart and substantially parallel relationship to each other and are journaled at their ends on the corresponding bracket legs. These rollers engage the adjacent face of the base to support the bracket for movement longitudinally of the base.

A roller 46 larger than the rollers 44 and 45 extends between the legs ll and 42 adjacent the bight 43 of the bracket and is journaled at its ends on the corresponding legs. This roller extends transversely of the face of the base I0 remote from the legs l l and 12 in spaced relationship to this face of the base and is adapted to compress the collapsible tube 24 between itself and the face of the base against which the tube is disposed to force the contents of the tube out of the neck 23 of the tube and through the aperture 2| in the block when the bracket is moved along the base in a direction from the leg H toward the projection I d. The leg II is made separate and detachable from the base so that it can be removed for placing the bracket 40 on the base and removing it therefrom.

A handle ll is joined at one end to the bight 43 of the bracket and projects from the bight of the bracket in a direction away from the base [0 of the dispenser.

A housing 5i! of thin walled construction and of elongated, rectangular shape, has one open side receiving the base Hi and one open end receiving the base projection 14, as is clearly illustrated in Figures 4 and 5. The housing 50 overlaps the side edges of the base at its open end and the end edge of the base at which the leg I l is disposed and has L-shaped notches, as indicated at 5| and 52 in Figure 2, opening to the edge thereof at the open side of the housing. These notches receive pins, as indicated at 53, 54, 55 and 5E, projecting outwardly from the side edges of the base one near each end of each side edge and received in the corresponding notches to releasably secure the housing on the base, the housing being removed by first raising it slightly relative to the base and then moving it outwardly away from the base.

The housing overlaps the edges of the base projection 4 at the open end of the housing and is provided in its front wall with a longitudinally extending, medially disposed slot 51 through which the handle 41 extends and in its top wall with a depression 58 for receiving the bottom of a drinking glass.

Notched formations 6!! and Bi project outwardly one from each side of the casing 5% below the pins 53 and 54 to receive tooth brushes and support them on the housing as shown in Figure 3.

The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiment is, therefore, to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims, are, therefore, intended to be embraced therein.

What is claimed is:

l. A paste dispenser comprising a base member of elongated rectangular shape having legs extending transversely thereof and projecting substantially perpendicularly from one side one at each end thereof and having spaced apart grooves extending transversely intermediate the length .of the other side thereof, said grooves being undercut andhaving their narrower edges opening to said other side of the base and adapted to selectively receive the closure bead at the closed end of a collapsible tube and said base having screw holes extending therethrough and through said legs one adjacent each corner of said-base, said base also having a platform projecting substantially perpendicularly from one end thereof in a direction opposite the adjacent leg and provided with a notch extending inwardly from the end thereof remote from said base and grooves extending one alongeach side of said notch providing a guideway, aslide block slidably mounted in said guideway and filling said .notch, .said block having an aperture extending therethrough and provided at one side of said block with a screw threaded counter bore adapted to receive the screw threaded neck of a collapsible tube, a boss projecting from the other side of said block in surrounding relationship to said aperture, a closure cap rotatably mounted on said boss and having a opening therein movable into and out of registry with the adjacent end of said aperture, a U-shaped bracket embracing said base and. having legs extending one past each side edge of said base and a bight portion extending across said other face of the base and spaced therefrom, spaced apart rollers extending betweensaid legs and journaled thereon in engagement with said one side of said base, a roller extending between and journaled on said .legs adjacent said bight portion for compressing a collapsible tube against said other side of the base, a housing detachably secured to said base in covering relationship to said other side of the'latter and to said bracket and the last mentioned roller and having a longitudinally extending slot therein, and a handle joined at one end to .the bight portion of said bracket and extending through the slot in said housing.

2. A paste dispenser comprising a base member of elongated rectangular shape having legs extending transversely thereof and projecting substantially perpendicularly from one side one at each end thereof and having spaced :apart grooves extending transversely intermediate the length of the other side thereof, said grooves being undercut and having their narrower edges opening to said other side of the base and adapted to selectively receive the closure bead at the closed end of a collapsible tube and 'said base having screw holes extending therethrough and through said legs one adjacent each corner -'of said base, said base also having a platform projecting substantially perpendicularly from one end thereof in a direction opposite the adjacent leg andprovided with a notch extending inwardly .from the end thereof remote from said base and grooves extending one along each side of said notch providing a guideway, a slide block slidably mounted in said guideway and filling said notch, said block having an aperture extending therethrough and provided at one side of said block with a screw threaded counter bore adapted to receive the screw threaded neck of a collapsible tube, a boss projecting from the other side of said block in surrounding relationship to said aperture, a closure cap rotatably mounted on said boss and. having a opening therein movable into and out of registry with the adjacent end of said aperture, a U-shaped bracket embracing said base and having legs extending one past each side edge of said base and a bight portion extending across said other face of the base and spaced therefrom, rollers extending between said legs and journaled thereon in engagement with said one side of said base, a roller extending between and journaled on said legs adjacent said bight portion for compressing a collapsible tube against spaced apart.

said other side of the base, a housing detachably secured to said base in covering relationship to said other side of the latter and to said bracket and the last mentioned roller and having a longitudinally extending slot therein, and a handle joined at one end to the bight portion of said bracket and extending through the slot in said housing, said housing having one open side receiving said base and open end receiving said platform.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,168,080 Allen Aug. 1, 1939 2,496,004 Geyer Jan. 31, 1950 2,530,327 Derrick Nov. 14, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 620,344 Great Britain Mar. 23, 1949

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/101, 222/102, 222/548, 222/93, 222/105
International ClassificationB65D35/28, B65D35/24
Cooperative ClassificationB65D35/28
European ClassificationB65D35/28