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Publication numberUS595481 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1897
Filing dateJul 30, 1897
Publication numberUS 595481 A, US 595481A, US-A-595481, US595481 A, US595481A
InventorsAdolph Jenatschke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 595481 A
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Patented Dec. 14,1897.

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SPEOIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 595,481, dated December 14, 1897.

Application filed July 3 0, 1 897.

, and ERNST O. FISCHER, of New York city,

in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Condiment-Boxes, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

Thisinvention relates particularly to a combined salt and pepper box; and the object is to provide a box of this character with a simple means for grinding the pepper to the desired fineness while holding the box over the material to be seasoned.

We will describe a condiment-box embodying our invention, and'then point out the novel features in the appended claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specificatio n, in which similar characters of referencwndicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a section on the line 1 l of Fig. 2 of a condiment-box embodying our invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan view. Fig. 3 is a plan view with the perforated cover removed. Fig. 4 is a bottom view, and Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5 5 of Fig. 1.

The box comprises two receptacles 1 2,

adapted to rotate relatively to each other. Thereceptacle 1 is for containing salt, and it is provided with a movable perforated cover 3, through which the salt may be sprinkled. Arranged in the lower portion of the receptacle 2 is a grinding-ring 4. This grinding-ring has on its inner surface aseries of teeth, and the lower interior portion of the ring is flared outward, as plainly shown in Fig. 1. The ring .4: is in line with an opening through the bottom 5 of the receptacle 2, and it is held in position by means of a strap 6, engaging across the lower surface of'the ring and having its ends secured to the bottom 5.

Operating in the grinding-ring 4 is a grinding-cone 7, having a stem 8 extended upward through the bottom 9 of the salt-receptacle 1. The portion of the stem 8 where it passes through the bottom 9 is made angular, and the hole through which it passes is correspondingly shaped. Therefore it will be seen that by turning the salt-receptacle 1 on the pepper-receptacle 2 the grinding-cone will be rotated in the grinding-ring.

The portionof the stem 8 within the salt- Serial N0(646,504 (No model.)

receptacle is provided with a screw-thread engaged by a thumb-nut 10, having wings 11, to be engaged by a persons fingers when operating the thumb-nut. These wings 11 will also serve to pulverize or break the salt during the operation of shaking salt from the receptacle. As the portion of the grinding-cone engaging in the outwardly-flared grindingsurface of the ring becomes worn the grinding-surfaces may be adjusted bymanipulating the thumb-nut. It will be noted that the bottom 9 of the receptacle 1 engages in the top of the receptacle 2. Therefore said bottom ,9 serves as a closure for the receptacle 2.

In operation whole pepper will be placed in the receptacle 2, and when it is desired to /spTinkle ground pepper on food the receptacle 1 must be grasped by one hand and the receptacle 2 by the other hand. Then by imparting a rotary or reciprocating motion to the parts, one relatively to the other, it is obvious that the pepper will be ground, and as thus ground will drop out of the container onto the food. When it is desired to sprinkle salt, of course the device must be inverted.

Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A condiment-box, comprising two independent receptacles mounted to rotate one relatively to the other, a perforated cover for one receptacle, a grinding part carried by one receptacle, and a grinding part carried by the other receptacle and coacting with the firstnalned grinding part, substantially as specified.

2. A condiment-box, comprising two receptacles separated by the bottom of one of the receptacles mounted to rotate one relatively to the other, a ring carried by one receptacle and having an interior grinding-surface flared outward, and a grinding-cone carried by the other receptacle and engaging with the grinding-ring, substantially as specified.

3. A condiment-box, comprising two receptacles separated by the bottom of one of the receptacles mounted to rotate one relatively to the other, a grinding-ring carried by one receptacle and having an interior grindingsurface flared outward, a grinding-cone e11- gaging in the ring, and a stem connecting the grinding-cone to the other receptacle so that the grinding-cone may be rotated with said other receptacle, substantially as specified.

4. A condiment-box, comprising tWo receptacles mounted to rotate one on the other, a grinding-ring carried by one of the receptacles, a grinding-cone engagingin the grindingring, a stem extended from the cone through the bottom of the other receptacle, means for preventing rotary motion of the stem relatively to said other receptacle, and a thumbnut engaging the stem Within the said other receptacle,the said thumb-nut being provided With Wings, substantially as specified.

5. A condiment-box, comprising a pepperreceptacle,a salt-receptacle mounted to rotate

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Cooperative ClassificationB02C4/42