US 2944705 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 12, 1960 M. A. STRUMOR v 2,944,705
DISPENSER FOR PASTE MATERIAL Filed April 10. 1958 FIG.1 v
INVENTOR. MATHEW A. STRUMOR ATTORNEY I vention;
n tcd St t s L Thisjinvention relatesfto the. .art of packaging andfdisp'ensing, and more. particularly, to a .paste container for dispensing a strip of paste material or at least two difierent substances.
Various edibles have. been packaged in collapsible.
tubes or othersimilar containers .for use as a spread on biscuits, crackers, slices of bread, or the like, for conveniently preparingrhors d oeu vrese However,-it is generally impossible .to .obtaina colorful and highly itasteful .hors d?oeuvre.using a single ingredient or paste materialhf i 7 I It is therefore an objectofthe present invention to provide .5 means facilitating thepreparation of hors doeuvres by feedingstrips of paste materialof a seselected cross sectional shape, which includes two or more different edibles which are preferably of different color or consistency and which blend ina helically spiral pattern,- so that -most"attractive and; delicious. hors doeuvres can be, easily and simply prepared.
A further object of the present invention resides in the provision of means leading to the feeding of paste material from each sideof a partition in a collapsible tube in a manner so that the paste material delivered from the neck of the collapsible tube'iis in the form ofv spirally entwined strips.
An aditional object of, the present invention resides in the provision of a novel neck construction for a col- I lapsible tube, which is adapted 'to twist spiralcstr-ips of two or more different substances about each other.
paste container and dispenser;.'
2,944,795 Patented July 1 2', 1960 Fig. 3 is anenlarged partial sectional detail view illustrating-a modified form of neck construction for the Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of an embodiment of the inventioni- I I1 Fig.5 is a partial elevationalview of the invention illustratin'gthe'shapingrnember arranged with' one of the shaping caps fitte'donthe neck of the paste cona ne V Fig." 6 is a Fig. 7 is asectional .detail cation of the invention. V
"'With continuing referenceltothe accompanying draw ings wherein like reference numerals designate similar view 7 of a further modifiparts lthroughoutthe various Views, reference numeral 10 generally designates, the paste .container and dispenser. comprising an embodiment of the present invention, which includesfa collapsible tube 12 formed of any suitable material, such as plastics, soft metals, or
. the like. The tube 12 may be iofany suit'able shape. or
size and'has one" or'more partitions 14 therein of any suitable shape. Further, the tube 12, terminates in a neck 16, which is preferably externally threaded as at 18. )The partition 14 hasfaportion- 20 which is helically convoluted as at 22 so as to feed paste-material from each side of the-partition 14 inlspiral strips, asfindicated at '24 and 26 in 'Fig.. 2, outwardly of the neck portion with the strips twisted about each other. t
It is to be noted that various, edibles arranged in blendable, pairs oripluralities which are conventionally used for v the preparation ofhors doeuvres are delivered throughv the invention a highly attractive manner. If theiedibles fare ,of difierent colors orconsistencies, visuallyat't' ctivegpaaemsras,w uas tasteful. delicacies.
' may beeasily' and'simply'pr'epared merely by-squeezing the tube and aiming the emitted strips onto the cracker, biscuit, cookie, bread or the like used for the preparation of hors doeuvres.
' In Fig. 3 there is shown a modified form of the invention in which the partition 30 does not extend through neck 12 as does the partition 14. In this form of the Another feature of the invention is the novel cooperation, between a collapsible tube with a .novelly con- 7 structed neck portion arranged to feed material through a selected shaping cap so that a strip of paste material 3 invention the partition terminates short of the neckj32 as at134, and-the neck 32 is internally convoluted so as 7' i to form raised'ribs36 and grooves 38, whereby the maof a selected cross section or configuration andof at 1 5 least two difierntfspirally intermixed, materials is. fed
through an aperture in the shaping cap. i
Still further objects and features of the invention re side in the provision of a paste container for dispensing of strips of paste material of at least two different sub-- stances, which is adapted to shape the strip material to any one of a given number of selected cross sectional shapes, which is simple and inexpensive tomanufacture, easy to operate and which may be .used for dispensingtcrial fed'from each side-of thepartition 30 forced to take a spiral path whereby a single cylindrical strip 1 940.:is formed of pastermaterial delivered from each side of the partition 30 and twisted about eachother;
In further carrying out the invention there employed a shaping member 50, which includes a ring 52 preferably internally, threaded and which is threadedly any suitable type of paste material, such as edibles,
cosmetics, shaving cream,'dentifrices, paints or pigments.
These together with the various ancillary objects and features of the invention which will become apparent as the following description proceeds, are obtained by the paste container and "dispenser constructed inaccordance with the invention, preferred embodiments being shown in the accompanying drawings by way of example only, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a'perspective view of an embodiment-of a paste container and dispenser in accordancewith the ing Fig. 2 is an enlarged partial sectional view illustratr 7 ing in particular one fomi of neck construction which a 7 may be employed in carrying out the invention;
engaged onthe neckv 16 or 32. The ring 52 has integrally formed therewith a plurality of arms 54, 56, 58 and 60;
which extend radially from the ring 52, and has integrally formed therewithvv substantially cup-shaped caps 62, 64, 66, and 68. The arms 54, 56, 58, and 60 are flexible so that the caps may be bent selectively one at atime to fit over theneck16, as shown in Fig. 5, with-the lip as at engaging the external threads 18 of the neck :16;
Each of the caps is preferably formed with apertures of ldifierent' configurations shown as being a diamond shaped aperture 72, a club-shaped aperture as at 74, a
1 the caps, such as cap 62 having,a diarnond-shaped aper ture 72ther'ein, a single. strip of; spirallyentwined edibles I of *a, diamond cross sectional shape will be deliveredif heart-shaped aperture 7 Thus, when in use as is shown in Fig. 6, with one of Of course, the club,-heart, or spade shaped apertures will produce strips correspondingto cross sectional configurations;
partial perspective View illustrating the manner of use of an'embodiment of the invention; and
as at 76, and a spade-shaped aper-, j
it is to be understood that the shaping member 50 is adapted for use with any similar dispensing tube or the like for single or multicolored paste materials.
As shown in Fig. 7, the cap 80 may be provided with a thickened portion 82 grooved as at 84 for providing the spiral forming means for feeding the pastev material spirally. The partition 88 in this case extends into the neck and is planar.
Thus it can be seen that this invention provides means which allows a housewife or other person to easily and conveniently prepare hors doeuvres, whereby blended ingredients of different consistencies or colors may be spirally convoluted and delivered in strips of preselected shape allowing novel and highly attractive hors doeuvres to be prepared. 7
Various changes and modifications may be made without departingfrom the spirit and scope of the present invention and itis intended that such obvious changes and modifications be embraced by the annexed claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is:
1. A paste container for dispensing a strip of paste material of at least two diiferentsubstances, comprising a collapsible tube terminating in a neck, a partition in said tube extending substantially the length of said tube, said partition having a portion extending into and through said neck, said portion being helically convoluted to feed paste material from each side of said partition and each side of said portion in spiral strips twisted about each other, a shaping member including a ring fitted on said neck, a plurality of flexible arms integral with and extending radially outwardly from said ring, and aplurality of shaping caps integrally formed with said arms, said shaping caps being selectively individually secured on said neck, said fitting c-aps having feed apertures therethrough ofdifierent shapes, whereby a strip of paste material of a selected cross sectional configuration and of at least two different spirally intermixed materials is fed through the shaping cap fitted on said neck.
2. A paste container for dispensing a strip of paste material of at least two different substances, comprising a collapsible tube terminating in a neck, a partition in said tube extending substantially the length of said tube, said partition having a portion extending into and through said neck, said portion being helically convoluted to feed paste material from each side-Ofsaid partition and each side of said portion in spiral strips twisted about each other, said neck being externally threaded, a shaping member including a ring threadedly disposed on said neck, a plurality of flexible arms integral with and extending radially outwardly from said ring, and aplu-rality of shaping caps integrally formed with said arms, each of said shaping caps having an inner lip engageable with the threads on said neck to secure a selected of said shaping caps on said neck, said fitting caps having feed apertures therethrough of different shapes, whereby a strip of paste material of a selected cross sectional configuration and of atleast two difiere'nt spirally, intermixed materials is fed through the shaping cap fitted on said neck;
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