US 3142421 A
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July 28, 1964 E. SIERACKI HAND HELD soup MATERIALS DISPENSER Filed July 25, .1962
E dwin Sierack/ 1N VEN TOR. wake BY fiat United States Patent 3,142,421 HAND HELD SOLID MATERIALS DISPENSER Edwin Sieracki, Rte. 3, Manitowoc, Wis. Filed July 25, 1962, Ser. No. 212,370 Claims. (Cl. 222466) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in portable hand dispensers particularly for flowing solids such as sand, fertilizer, etc., and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means whereby sand may be conveniently deposited in the path of the drive wheels of a motor vehicle and closely adjacent thereto when added traction is needed.
Another important object of the present invention is to provide a sand, fertilizer, etc., dispenser of the aforementioned character which is collapsible for compact storage when it is empty and not in use.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a portable gravity dispenser comprising a collapsible bag or container and a delivery tube extending therefrom, said delivery tube being detachable and comprising separable sections which, when not in use, may be conveniently stored in said bag or container.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a solid materials dispenser of the character set forth which is comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, compact, of light weight and which may be manufactured at low cost.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a dispenser constructed in accordance with the present invention;
FIGURE 2 is a view in transverse section, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary view on an enlarged scale in vertical longitudinal section through the forward end portion of the delivery tube, taken substantially on the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1; and
FIGURE 4 is a detail group perspective view of the delivery tube, showing the sections thereof in disassembled relation.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a horizontally elongated collapsible container of suitable flexible material which is designated generally by reference numeral 5. The collapsible container 5 is also of any desired dimensions or capacity.
In the embodiment shown, the elongated container 5 includes a bottom 6, side walls 7, end walls 8 and a rounded top 9.
The top 9 of the container 5 has formed longitudinally therein an elongated opening 10 (see FIGURE 2). A closure in the form of a flap 11 of suitable flexible material is provided for the opening 10. A snap fastener 12 secures the flap 11 in closed position. Mounted longitudinally on the top 9 of the container 5 is a pair of generally inverted U-shaped handles or grips 13 which bridge the flap 11.
Fixed in an opening provided therefor in the lower portion of one of the end walls 8 of the collapsible bag or container 5 in communication therewith is a short pipe or nipple 14. Removably mounted in the nipple 14 is a tapered funnel-type delivery tube or spout 15. The delivery tube 15 comprises a pipe 16 which, in the embodiment shown, in slidably inserted in the nipple 14 and removable therefrom. Removably mounted on the forward end of the pipe 16 is a tapered section or nozzle 17. A coupling or sleeve 18 detachably connects the members 16 and 17 in end abutting engagement (see FIG- URE 3).
It is thought that the use of the dispenser will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Of course, the collapsible bag or container 5 is filled with sand, for example, through the opening 10, the closure flap 11 being freed at 12 and raised to expose said opening. With the delivery spout or tube 15 in position, the flap 11 is secured in closed position and the device is ready for use. Of course, the sand, fertilizer or other material is discharged by gravity through the delivery tube 15 by simply lifting the bag or container 5 and tilting same forwardly. The discharge or delivery tube 15 is of sufficient length to facilitate depositing sand beneath the drive wheels or tires of a motor vehicle. Also, fertilizer may be conveniently deposited in rows without the necessity of bending or stooping. When the device is not in use the empty bag or container 5 may be readily collapsed for storage in a limited space. When the device is to be placed in storage the delivery tube 15 may be removed therefrom, the sections or members 16 and 17 separated and placed in the bag or container 5.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A portable hand dispenser for solid fluent materials comprising an elongated box-like container having a flat bottom together with side and end walls upstanding from the periphery of said bottom together with a top which is transversely convex, a longitudinally extending handle means secured to and extending above said top and of an inverted U-shaped configuration, a filling opening in said top disposed beneath said handle means, a closure for said opening conforming to the convexity of said top and secured at one end to said top at one side of said opening and extending transversely of said top and across said opening fastening means detachably securing the other end of said closure to said top, a solid fluent material delivery means for said container comprising an elongated tube mounted upon an end wall of said container at said bottom and extending from said container in the same direction as said handle means, said tube having communication with the interior of said container at said bottom.
2. The combination of claim 1 including a nipple secured to said container end wall and communicating with the container interior, said tube comprising detachable, alined, nozzle and pipe sections removably attached to said nipple.
3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said nozzle and pipe sections when assembled are of a greater length than said container and when disassembled are each of a length sufficient to allow their insertion through said opening for storage in said container, a connector sleeve embracing and releasably retaining adjacent ends of said sections in endwise abutting alinement.
4. The combination of claim 3 wherein said closure is of a pliable material.
5. The combination of claim 4 wherein said container is of a pliable material.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Goodykoontz Apr. 5, 1927 Deshayes Oct. 21, 1941 Dobbs et al. Feb. 26, 1952 Smith Oct. 7, 1952 Britton Apr. 23, 1957 Mcnde Dec. 16, 1958 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain Dec. 29, 1960 Great Britain Apr. 26, 1961