US 843356 A
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No. 843,356. PATENTED FEB. 5, 1907. L. B. PARKER.
COMPOUND GONDIMENT HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 28, 1906.
INVENTOH Mw4% V A TTOHNE Y8 WHZQ UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LYMAN B. PARKER,
TERRITORY, A CORPORATION.
OF SULPHUR, INDIAN TERRITORY, ASSIGNOR TO THE PARKER COMPOSITE CONDIMENT HOLDER 00.,
OF CHICKASHA, INDIAN COMPOUND CONDlMENT-HOLDER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb 5, 1907.
Application filed September 28,1906. Serial No. 836.531.
1'0 (all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, LYMAN B. PARKER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Sulphur, District .21, Indian Territory, have invented a new and Improved Compound Condiment-Holder, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention is an improvement in compound condiment-helders, embodying in a single structure two shakers or distributers adapted to contain salt and pepper or other condiments and which can be brought into action simultaneously or selectively at the desire of the user.
The invention has for objects the pro duction of a device of this character in which the caps of the shakers can be readily removed and replaced and the perforations therein remain in a free and open state by the action of means carried by a closure-lid operable to close that shaker not in use.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a plan view of one embodiment of my improved condiment-holder. is a side elevation of the same, one of the holders being shown partly in central vertical section; and Fig. 3 is a sectional view substantially on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.
The invention comprises two receptacles 1 and 2 of like construction and joined together by a thin web 3, the whole being preferably made as an integral piece of glass. The upper ends of the receptacles are slightly reduced in diameter for receiving sheet-metal caps 4 and 5, respectively, slidingly fitting over them, said caps being constructed of a single piece of sheet metal and provided with the usual perforations.
Each side of the web 3 is provided with enlargements 6 of triangular formation with abrupt lower faces which are adapted to be engaged by spring-arms 7, said arms being provided with angular offsets 8 for this purpose and with outwardly-flaring ends 9, extending therefrom. The upper extremities of the spring-arms pass through the connecting portion of the caps and are offset slightly inward, terminating 1n 1 1p\ vardlyprojecting ears 10, between which is pivoted an arm eX-.
tending from a 11d 11. This arm, as best shown in Fig. 2, has inclined faces with a flat or d adapted to be engaged by aspring-pressed hollow linger 13, slidably mounted between the spring-arms 7. For normally pressing this finger upwardly a spiral spring 14 is ineased therein and is seated at its lower end upon an angular bracket 14*, the latter having a tongue 15 cut therefrom, which is turned upwardly into the bore of the spring, maintaining the spring from accidental displacement.
Each side of the lid 11 carries a series of conical projecting pins 16, adapted to enter and close the perforations in the caps 4 and 5, respectively, when not in use and acting to keep the perforations in a free and open state. An arm 17 projects from the 11d 11 and serves as a means for turnlng the lid on its pivot.
It is obvious from the construction of the pivotal arm of the lid that the spring-pressed finger 13 will keep the rojecting pins 16 in tight engagement with t e perforations of the cap, over which it is placed. Further, by reason of the fiat extremity of this arm when the lid is turned to a vertical position the springressed finger will cause it to be maintained in this relation until thrown to one side or the other.
It is further obvious that the spring-arms will automatically engage and disengage the enlargements on the web 3 when the caps are respectively placed on and drawn from the condiment receptacles or holders. For placing these caps on the receptacles, as well as on removing them therefrom, the lid 11 will be found to serve as a convenient handle when pressed in the vertical position referred to.
The precise embodiment of the invention is not material, provided. the essential characteristics are employed, as pointed out in the annexed. claims.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A condiment-holder comprising a plurality of receptacles, perforated caps covering the receptacles, and a lid pivoted between the ca s having conical pins projecting from each si e for keeping the perforations in the caps free and open.
2. A condiment-holder com rising a plurality of receptacles joined toget or by an intermediate web, perforated sheet-metal caps joined together and fittingpver the receptacles, a spring-arm fixed to the caps, and an enlar ement on the web adapted to be engiige by the spring-arm when the caps are in ace. I
p 3. A condiment-holder comprising a plurality of receptacles joined together by an intermediate web, perforated caps constructed of a single piece of sheet metal slidably embracing the receptacles, enlargements at each side of the web, and spring-arms carried by the caps adapted to engage said enlargements when the caps are in lace.
4. A condiment-ho der comprising a plurality of receptacles joined together, perforated caps oinod together and slidably embracing the receptacles, spring-arms carried by the caps, coactin with means carried by the receiptacles for, olding the caps in place, and a 1i pivotally connected between the caps adapted to close the perforations in the caps.
end, pivotally connected between the caps 5. A condiment-holder comprising a l1'1rality of receptacles joined together, perf grated caps for covering the receptacles, a lid havin an arm with inclined faces and a flattened and 'means yieldingly'pressing on said arm,
for the pu ose described. 6. A con iment-holder comprisinga plurality of receptacles joined together, perforated caps for covering the receptacles, a lid having an arm wlth'a flattened end pivotally connected between the caps, a hollow finger arranged under the arm, and a spring partly mcased in said finger and acting to normally press it against the arm.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presenee of two subscribing witnesses.
LYMAN B. PARKER. Witnesses:
J. B. KENNARD, G. W. ELLIS.