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Publication numberUS2751126 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1956
Filing dateNov 6, 1953
Priority dateNov 6, 1953
Publication numberUS 2751126 A, US 2751126A, US-A-2751126, US2751126 A, US2751126A
InventorsChandler Robert M
Original AssigneeChandler Robert M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mustard dispensers
US 2751126 A
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June 19, 1956 R M. CHANDLER 2,751,126

MUSTARD DISPENSERS Filed Nov. 6, 1953 I N VENTOR ROBERT CHANDLER ATTORNEY United States Patent G MUSTARD DISPENSERS Robert M. Chandler, Lexington, Ky.

Application November 6, 1953, Serial No. 390,682

4 Claims. (Cl. 222-386) This invention relates to improvement in dispensing devices; and more particularly to the provision of a novel device for dispensing mustard and the like.

It is well known that mustard becomes viscous after being exposed to the air, and consequently is difiicult to dispense by pouring. In restaurants, and other public dining places, it is desired that mustard be quickly and economically dispensed. It has been found that dispensing mustard by pouring is satisfactory; but due to the change in the viscosity of mustard after standing a while, pouring slows the dispensing process.

It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide a device for dispensing mustard rapidly by pouring regardless of the viscosity of the mustard.

A further object is to provide a container having a spout for dispensing mustard, said container carrying a weight to force the mustard through the spout.

These and other objects are attained by the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and illustrated by the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, and in which:

Fig. 1 is an elevational view, partly in section, of a dispensing device embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view of a cover for the device.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a weight used in the device.

Referring to the drawings, the mustard dispensing device is shown to include a container 2, preferably cylindrical in shape and having a plurality of external threads at its upper end adapted to engage internal threads on a cover 1, which has a central aperture 9 through which passes the upper end of a tube 4.

Positioned in the container 2 is a weight 3, made of stainless steel or the like.

The upper end of tube 4 is provided with a washer 5 adapted to engage the underside of the cover 1, and the 2,751,126 Patented June 19, 1956 lower end of the tube passes through an opening 7 in the weight, which has a recess 8 which receives air through an opening 10 at the lower end of the tube.

In operation, to dispense mustard, the container 2 is turned upside down to cause the Weight 3 to fall downwardly and bear on mustard in the container to force the mustard through the spout 6 of the container. The weight, obviously, becomes of considerable assistance in providing easy flowing of the mustard as the viscosity of the mustard increases.

It will be seen from the above description that a simple and inexpensive device has been provided for facilitating the pouring of mustard from a container.

The above description is to be considered as illustrative and not limitative of the invention, of which modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

The invention having been described, what is claimed 1s:

1. In a device for dispensing mustard, a container for holding mustard, a weight movably positioned in the bottom of the container, a cover for the container, said cover having a central aperture, said weight having an opening and a recess on its under side, a tube passing through the opening in the weight and the aperture in the cover, a spout formed on the cover, and means for attaching the cover to the container.

2. The structure set forth in claim 1 further characterized by said tube having an opening at its lower end communicating with the recess in the weight.

3. The structure set forth in claim 1 further characterized by said weight being freely slidable on the tube.

4. The structure set forth in claim 1 further characterized by a washer provided on the upper end of the tube and arranged to engage the underside of the cover to limit movement of the tube.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 235,207 Carter Dec. 7, 1880 381,553 Hollis Apr. 24, 1888 2,660,491 Sundholm Nov. 24, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS 465,237 France Apr. 10, 1914 501,741 France Apr. 22, 1920 520,691 France June 29, 1921 191,294 Great Britain Jan. 11, 1923 394,945 Great Britain Sept. 28, 1931 8,893 Australia Aug. 24, 1932

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Referenced by
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US4742940 *Aug 27, 1986May 10, 1988Package ResearchDispenser for flowable materials
US5181629 *Jun 21, 1991Jan 26, 1993Camm James OCombination mixer dispenser
US5305929 *Oct 26, 1992Apr 26, 1994Camm James OCombination mixer dispenser having a rod to prevent bowing
US8157114Feb 26, 2008Apr 17, 2012Baylous Vickie LAdjustable container
US9016508Nov 5, 2013Apr 28, 2015Joseph Paul LeightonContainer with movable bottom plate
US20080203048 *Feb 26, 2008Aug 28, 2008Baylous Vickie LAdjustable container
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/386, 222/500
International ClassificationB65D83/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/0005
European ClassificationB65D83/00A