US 3752365 A
A container for dispensing mouth wash in a convenient manner, thedevice comprising a special bottle consisting of a clear plastic cover that screws down on a solid colored central body having a clear plastic bottom member therebelow, the bottom member being provided with a tiltable dispensing spigot for discharging the mouthwash, and the bottle being attachable to a bracket mountable on a wall of a bathroom so that is handy for use to all.
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United States Patent 1191 111 3,752,365 Coleman Aug. 14, 1973 BATH ROOM MOUTH WASH DISPENSER 2,128,488 8/1938 Koerner 222/181 x  Inventor: Mu'y E. Coleman, 20 N. Main Ave., FOREIGN PATENTS 0R APPLICATIONS p Atlanti Ci y. J. 8 01 923,502 2/1955 Gennany 222/181  Filed: Nov 1 1971 103,626 2/1924 Switzerland 222/181  App]. No.: 194,198 Primary Examiner-Robert B. Reeves Assistant Examiner-Norman L. Stack, Jr.  US. Cl. 222/181 51 [BL c1 867d 5/12  ABSTRACT [58 1 Field Of Search 222/154, 157, 156, A diswnsinfl 222/180, 181, 5 562, 563 536 537, 464, manner, thedevice comprising a special bottle consist- 221/283; 220/82; 206/4534 ing of a clear plastic cover that screws down on a solid colored central body having a clear plastic bottom 5 References Cited member therebelow, the bottom member being pro- UNITED STATES PATENTS vlded with a tiltable dispensing spigot for discharging 3,248,946 5/1966 Lichtenberg et a] 220/82 R x L Twthwashfind the i i'fi 'f 2,518,986 8/1950 Grifl'ith 222/181 me ct mouma e on a wa o a a room so 1,460,209 6 1923 222/158 x handy m 1,593,853 7/1926 Smith et a] 222/154 X 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figures BATH ROOM MOUTH WASH DISPENSER This invention relates generally to dispensers. More specifically it relates to liquid dispensing devices.
It is generally well known to most persons that mouth washes are retailed in large bottles, which people place upon the sink counter of their bathroom where they are available for use. If the bathroom does not have a sink counter such as is provided in modern homes, they may place it directly upon the sink itself next to the faucets or upon a toilet tank or upon a ledge of the bath tub, because the bottles are too big to be placed into a medicine chest. The retail bottle with its big label is generally ugly so that is detracts from the bathroom decor, takes up surface space, and is always subject to being knocked down among other crowded items. This situation is of course objectionable and therefore in want of an improvement.
Accordingly it is a principle purpose of the present invention to provide a bathroom mouthwash dispenser that overcomes the above mentioned objections and which adds to the bathroom decor.
Another object is to provide a bathroom mouthwash dispenser which is wall mounted so that it is out of the way of cluttering a counter or other surface, and where it is handy for use by all.
Another object is to provide a bathroom mouthwash dispenser that, for attractiveness, is smaller in size than a large retail bottle, but which can be easily and quickly refilled.
Yet another object is to provide a bathroom mouthwasher dispenser which includes a discharging spigot so to eliminate need of unscrewing a bottle cap which can become misplaced, so that the present invention saves time in dispensing the mouthwash, particularly when people are in a hurry in the morning.
Other objects are to provide a bathroom mouthwash dispenser which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily apparent upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a front view of the invention.
FIG. 2 is a side view thereof showing a wall mounted bracket associated therewith.
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side view of the spout tube in dispensing position.
FIG. 4 is a similar view thereof shown in a position with the value being closed.
Refering now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral represents a bathroom mouthwash dispenser wherein there is a clear plastic top cover 11 that is screwed down on a solid colored body 12 so to close a refilling top opening of the body. The rear side of the body 12 has an inverted hook 13 secured thereto thatis receivable downwardly over a U-shaped bracket 14 that is attachable to a bathroom or washroom wall by two screws.
The lower end of the body 12 is attached upon a clear plastic member 15 provided with a spout unit 16 that includes a tube 17 extending outwardly of a forward side of the member 15, the outer end of tube having a spigot 18 manually controlable by a spigot handle 19 for opening and closing a dispensing valve slidable in the tube. The tube has an opening 20 which when open allows liquid to flow through. When the handle 19 is vertical the longitudinally slidable valve (not shown) is clear of the opening 20 permitting liquid to flow into the tube 17 and out of spigot 18. When the handle 19 is pivoted forward to the inclined position of FIG. 2, the valve is moved rearward to close opening 20. It should be understood that the valve employed is of the conventional slide valve variety that moves transversely across and seats about the opening, the details of the said valve not being the subject of this invention. The tube 17 is rotatably secured in the chamber of number 15 by conventional means whereby said tube can pivot vertically from the position of FIG. 2 to the position of FIG. 3 whereby the opening 20 is positioned closer to the bottom so as to dispense the liquid at lower levels of the chamber.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it is understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention.
1. A mothwash dispenser adapted to be removably mounted vertically on a wall bracket, comprising a bottom container and a cover secured on the bottom container, said container having a planar rear surface with an inverted U-shaped hook adapted to fit into said bracket maintaining the container in a vertical position, the remainder of the container surface being curved, said container including an upper colored portion and a smaller lower chamber with a transparent wall, in further combination with a tube pivotally mounted in said chamber having a spigot at the outer end extending outward of said chamber, including an internal valve in said tube movable from a closed position to an open position permitting fluid to enter the tube from said chamber, further including a valve handle for opening and closing the valve, said handle being located adjacent the spigot outside the chamber.
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