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Oct. 30, 1956 H. M. KIRKENDALL 2,768,659
CONTAINER HOLDING AND DISPENSING DEVICE Filed Sept. 28, 1953.
ATTORNEYS United States Patent CONTAINER HOLDING AND DISPENSING DEVICE Hannah Marie Kirkendall, Colton, Calif.
Application September 28, 195B, Serial No. 382,619
1 Claim. (Cl. 141-301) My invention has to do with improvements in container holding and dispensing devices and has for an object the provision of a holder for containers such as bottles or vacuum bottles capable of supporting the same in convenient position for dispensing their contents.
Another object is the provision of a device of this character which is so constructed that it is portable and may be set up quickly, ready for use. Other objects and corresponding advantages will appear hereinafter.
So that my invention may be clearly understood, I shall now describe in detail a presently preferred embodiment thereof, without intending, however, to thereby limit the broader scope of the invention except as may be defined by the appended claim. In the ensuing description, I refer to the accompanying drawings, wherem:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation illustrating a vacuum bottle being held by my device;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the device with the bottle removed;
Figs. 3 and 4 are enlarged views taken on lines 3 3 and 4-4 respectively of Fig. l;
Fig. 5 is a view taken on line 5--5 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 6 is an enlarged View taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 1.
Referring now to the drawings, the numeral 5 denotes `an elongated bracket, to the rear surface of which it is my preference to secure, as by screws 7, a pair of longitudinally spaced rubber suction cups 9, by which cups the bracket may be secured to any upright planar surface 10. It will be understood, of course, that addi-tional suction cups may be employed if desired and that means other than suction cups may be used for mounting the bracket. For instance, the upper end of the bracket is hooked at 5a to permit it to be hooked over and suspended from some object.
Secured to the bracket adjacent `the top end of the latter, as by screw 15, I provide a pair of oppositely disposed clamping arms 17 (Fig. 3), preferably hinged together at their inner ends 18. Each of the arms has a ilange 20 at its outer end, the anges being provided with aligned holes to receive a bolt Z2 threaded to carry a nut 23 so that the arms may be clamped about the upper end portion of an inverted container C, such, for instance, as a vacuum bottle.
An O-shaped bracket 25 (Fig. 4) is secured to the bracket 5 at a point spaced below arm 17, as by means of a screw 26. A conventional plug valve has its body portion secured to bracket 25, as by a screw 32, the valve having its usual operating handle 33 attached Patented Get. 3%,
to its plug element. A compressible plug 34, which pref erably may be made of cork or like material, is secured to the inlet end of valve 30, the plug having an axial passageway 34a communicating with the passageway 35 of the valve. An air-admitting tube 4@ has its bottom end fitted in the axial passageway 34a of the plug, the tube being long enough that its inlet end will extend into the container C to a point adjacent the inverted bottom of the container or above the liquid level therein when the container is mounted.
A support 45, such as for supporting a cup D, having a at bottom wall 45a and a substantially circular side wall 45h, is secured to the bracket 5. Flanges 47 project from the periphery of the support 45 and a plate 48 is fixed between the flanges, the plate 48 projecting upwardly and having a headed bolt 49 extending transversely therethrough. The bolt releasably ts in a slot 50 which has an enlarged upper end portion 56a large enough to pass the head of the bolt, said slot being provided in the bracket 5. The outer ends 47a of the flanges 47 project beyond the plate 4S so as to be disposed against the respective side edges of the bracket 5 to resist rocking of the support 45.
ln use, the device may be conveniently set up by pressing the suction cups against any planar wall surface, by then inserting the plug 34 and its carried tube into the mouth of the inverted bottle or container C and clamping the other end of the container between arms 17. Then the contents of the bottle may be dispensed by manual operation of the valve 30, todispense liquid from the container into a receptacle, such as cup D, resting on support 45. The device may be made adjustable to t diiferent height containers by providing additional longitudinally spaced holes 60 in bracket 5 to selectively receive the screw 15; by providing additional longitudinally spaced holes 61 in the bracket 5 to selectively receive screw 26; and by providing additional longitudinally spaced slots 62 in bracket 5 to receive bolt 49.
In a device for holding a container and dispensing the contents therefrom into a carried receptacle, an elongated vertically disposed bracket, means carried by said bracket adjacent its top and bottom ends for securing the same to a wall, a pair of opposed, oppositely curved resilient container holding arms carried by said bracket adjacent the top end of the latter, a second bracket vertically adjustably carried by said first-mentioned bracket at a point spaced below said arms, a dispensing valve carried by said second bracket, plug means carried by said second bracket in position to engage the discharge end of an inverted container carried by said arms, said plug means having a discharge passageway communicating with said Valve and carrying an air inlet tube extending upwardly above said plug to be inserted in said container, and a receptacle support vertically adjustably carried by said first-mentioned bracket at a point spaced below said valve.
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