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Publication numberUS647769 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1900
Filing dateJul 10, 1899
Priority dateJul 10, 1899
Publication numberUS 647769 A, US 647769A, US-A-647769, US647769 A, US647769A
InventorsDavid Strawbridge
Original AssigneeDavid Strawbridge
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 647769 A
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No. 647,769. Patented Apr. I7. |900.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 647,769, dated April 1'7, 1900.

` Application filed July 10, 1899. Serial No. 723,460. (No model.)

v enable others skilled in the'art to which it appertains to make'and use the same.'

This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in condiment-holders, the 0bject being to construct a device of the character described in such manner that the operator can move an agitator arm or arlns in the receptacle andover the perforated top for the purpose of preventing the holder from clogging or choking.

Vith this object in view the invention consists 'in the construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts, all as will hereinafter be described and afterward pointed out in the claims. I attain this object by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of my improved condiments-holder. Fig. 2 is a similar viewillustrating the moving parts in a changed position; and Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the same, a portion of the top thereof being broken away to more clearly illustrate the manner in which said top is locked to the receptacle proper.

Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

In the drawings, A indicates a suitable receptacle for containing the condiment, said receptacle being preferably open at its top and provided around its upper edge with outwardly-extending iianges a, which are interrupted or broken to enable the passage of locking-lu gs b between the ends thereof. each side of these openings the lower faces of flanges a are preferably inclined, so that when the top B, which carries the lockinglugs b, is placed in position -a slight turn only is necessary to lock the top in place. The

top B is formed with openings or perforations for the escapeof the condiment when the device is inverted, and is preferably domeshaped.

C is a rock-shaft which finds suitable bearings adjacent the dome-shaped top B, said shaft being provided or formed withna jog,

bend, or offset c, serving as a crank by which said shaft may be oscillated or rocked.

D indicates agitator-arms,of whichthereare preferably four in number, extending from disks d, secured on the rock-shaft C. These arms D are preferably arched to conform to the shape of the dome-shaped top, over whose inner surface at least two of them sweep,while the shaft O is mounted in'such a manner that its axis is coincident with the center from which the dome shaped top is described. This enables the arms D to sweep over the inner surface of the top, they having suihcient clearance to prevent unnecessary friction and yetl being close enough to the said top to prevent the accumulation of material on the inner surface of the top, which accu'- mulated material would tend to choke the openings thereof.

E indicates a rod or pitman whose upper end is preferably provided with a head e, which is engaged by the inturned anges of a yoke F embracing the crank c. This con-l struction provides a swiveled connection between the rod and crank whereby said rod maybe rotated in its bearings, such rotation causing agitator-arms G, mounted on the rod, to loosen the mass of material or condiment in the bottom of the receptacle and prevent the same from caking.

The receptacle A is provided at its lower end with a suitable base A', which is open at its bottom, so that ready access may be had to the protruding end of the rod E, which passes through the bottom wall of the receptacle and preferably terminates in the chamber formed by a base A'. The lower end of rod E is provided with a head or button E'. Between the bottom wall of the receptacle and the head E is interposed a spring H, which spring is preferably a coneespring, the base thereof being snugly seated in a depression in the lower face of the bottom wall of the receptacle, while the apex of said spring bears against the upper face of the head E.

The operation of the device shown in the drawings may be described as follows: The normal position of the parts is shown in Fig. 1,wherein it will be seen that the rod is in its lowest position, and that one of the arms D, which I have marked D', is resting against the rod, which serves to arrest the movement of the parts in the direction they seek IOO ' ment ofthe parts, in the rod E forcing the crank` to the highest position of its throw or a dead-central position.

by reason of the exertion of the spring I-I.

' Wings'G through the mass of material to agitate said material and loosen it preparatory yto invertingthe device for the purpose ofV Arm D thus prevent-s rod E and the crank-- shaftfrorn getting. into a position of alinement or a dead-central position, The'wings G mayv also assist in limiting the downward movementv ofthe rod, as when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. l said wings are in their lowermost position. rIt will bev olo-- served that .when the partsl are-in this position the rod E may be .rotated to move the permittingits contents or a -portion of its his handand presses against the headlzlV to `force the rod Einwardly, such action-will result inthe rocking of the shaft until one of the arms, which I have marked D2, strikes A against the other side of rod E2, whenl said parts will be arrested and furthermovement `thereof prevented, whichjfurther movement :might result, in .the absence of armsl.2 or

contents'to pass through the top. Assuming that the operator-takes the receptacle in other means for preventing continued move- Of course it will be obvious that suitable stops can be arranged under the head'E' to limit the inward movement of the rod, or stops can be-arranged in the path of any of the arms D to prevent a dead-central position on the inward move-v k.ment of rod E. Rod E, moving inwardly,

carries with it-. the wings G, which 'serve to agitate the material. It willbe noticed that the arms D move practically one-fourth of a revolution from their starting position and are thenarrested. Pressure being removed from the lower end of rod D will permit saidl 1 rod to Abe forced outwardly by the exertion y Y of spring II, which outward movement o f said rodwill return the arms to their normal position, which 'return movement is equally effective in keepingthe surface of the dome B clear. The arms D and D2 in addition to forming stops to-limit the movement of the parts, l

thereby preventing dead-centers, also actas agitators and'crushers to break up any lumps of material which may get therebetween and the casing in 'their movement. A

I am aware that minor changes in the arrangement, construction', and combination of several parts of my device can be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without in the least departing from4 the nature-and principle of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is y f l. YIn a condiment-holder, the combination with a receptacle provided with a perforated top, of a transversely-arranged rock-shaft mounted in said receptacle, arms mounted on said rock-shaft, which arms are adapted to Sweep over the inner surface of the -perforated top, a rod connected to said rockshaft and extending through the bottom of the receptacle, and a spring coperating with said rod; substantially as described. j

'2. Ina condiment-holder, the combination with a rock-shaft carrying arms, of a rod cooperating with said shaft, and means foi-.preventing said parts from-reaching'a-position of dead-centers.;` substantially as described. v. 3. In a condiment-holder,thecombination with a rock-shaft carrying arms, of a rod cooperating with said shaft, means forpreventing said parts from `reaching aposition of dead-centers, and a spring lcoperating with said rod for returning the parts to their normal position after manual operation; substantially as described. l

4. -In `a c ondiment-holder, `the combination with acasing, of.a rock-shaft, of a rod having a swiveled connection Atherewith, said rod passing through said casing to the exterior, and agitator'wings or arm'sfarranged on said rod; substantially-as described.'

' 5. The combination with a casing provided with a hollowbase, of atransversely-arranged rock-'shaft mountedl within the'fcasing, arms on said rock-shafufa rod connected to said rock-shaft, and passing through `said casing into said hollow base,`a head or button on the protruding end of thel rod, and a spring interposed between said hea'd and wall of the vided with'cam-faced `iianges, of a perforatedy dome-shaped top formed with locking-lugs cooperating with said cam-faced flanges, a rock-shaft whose axis is coincident with the center from which the dome-shaped top is described, varms on said rock-shaft, and a rod connected to said rock-shaft and extending through the' walls ofthe receptacle to thev exterior; substantially as described. l

8. The combination with a receptacle provided witha perforated,dome-shaped top, a

rock-shaft arranged transversely in said receptacle l and provided with a plurality of arms, a rod having a swiveled connection with said rock-shaft, agitator-wings arranged onsaid rod, and a spring coperating with said rod to hold the-same in its outer position; substantially as described.-

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses: v i




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Cooperative ClassificationG01F11/24