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_ March 89 1938. M. J. PETERS 2,110,713 DISPENSING DEVICE Filed June 1, 1936 i9 ‘ 1111111.!!! v . ‘ INVENTOR. Marl-m J: Pefer‘s BY . ‘ 2,110,713 Patented Mar. 8, 1938 ‘UNlTED STATES PATENT oFFicE 2,110,113 _ DISPENSING DEVICE Martin, J. Peters, New York, N. Y.,' assignor to Moore Brothers Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York ‘ Application‘June 1, 1936, Serial No. 82,866 ' y. 1 Claim. (01. 221-9s) This invention relates to dispensing devices, and more particularly to such as are for the dis pensing of granular materials, especially soap powder. ‘ 1 Objects The objects of the vinvention are to provide a non-clogging dispensing device of the char acter indicated; to exclude moisture'from the 10 container; to provide for ready ?lling; to confine the mechanical moving parts to attachment upon or with respect to a metallic cap; to thus provide for a removable part for ?lling which screws into the metallic cap; to mount the device for 15 oscillatory inversion by means of said metallic cap; to provide for limiting oscillation by stops on said metallic cap; to provide an operating lip on said cap; to discharge a limited quantity of the granular material while measuring the next 20 quantity to be discharged; to secure simplicity of construction and operation; and to obtain other advantages and results as may be brought out in the following description. 25 Drawing having an edge collar or rim l1 encircling said neck. At diametrically opposite positions next the- lower edge of this rim H are radially pro jecting pintles l8, l8 which enter the aforesaid alined pivotal supports of the yoke arms H. 5 Above these pintles are horizontally and radially disposed ears l9, [9 which serve both as shields to the pivotal mounting and as stops to limit the oscillation in both directions- Preferably, the pintles and ears are integralparts of the metallic l0 cap. 1 At the mid part of the cap is provided a thread ed opening 20 of a size appropriate as a ?lling opening for the container. This opening, while the device is in dispensing assembly, is normally 15 closed by a plug 2| having external threads to ?t those of the opening and having a shouldered spout at the exterior top side of the‘cap It. Within the‘ container, axially disposed with re spect to the plug, is a measuring cup 22 the 20 upper edge of which is soldered, brazed, welded or otherwise secured in the lower end of the plug. This cup is shown cylindrical with a closed lower end 23 integral with the cylindrical side walls. The inside center of the lower end 23 is shown 25 with a depression 24. Near the upper end of the cylindrical wall of this measuring cup 22 are pro vided a plurality of holes 25 therethrough around Figure 2 is a sectional view of the cap and con tainer on line 2-—2 of Figure 1, the plug and the entire circumference of the cup. These holes 25 are for entry of a limited supply of the granu- 30 measuring cup therein being shown in eleva lar material into the cup in operation. tion; Within the cup, coaxial therewith but of less Figure 3 is a sectional view of the plug and diameter, is a funnel tube 26 the upper end of measuring cup on line 3—3 of Figure 2, the dis which is pressed into a central passage 21 through charge funnel being shown in elevation; and the plug 50 as to remain permanently assembled 35 Figure 4 is a complete section similar to Fig therewith. The lower end ofthis funnel tube 26 ure 3, on the same section line 3-3 of Figure 2. ?ares, providing a funnel head of greater diamDescription eter than the tube but a little smaller than the in In the speci?c embodiment of the invention side diameter of the cup and spaced from the illustrated in said drawing, the reference numeral I bottom or lower end 23 of the cup about the 40 l0 designates a base or mounting member here same distance as the peripheral separation of indicated as of the nature of a wall bracket with the funnel head from the cylindrical cup wall. In use, the receptacle is tilted, as by a lip- 28 forwardly directed yoke arms II the outer end projecting forwardly from the lower front edge portions of which constitute alined pivotal sup ports for an oscillatable receptacle l2. It is from of the cap, and preferably an integral part there- 45 this receptacle l2 and by virtue of its oscillation with. The oscillation will substantially invert that the granular material, such as soap powder, the receptacle through nearly 180° displacement Figure 1 is an elevation ‘of a dispensing device, in its normal position, embodying my invention; 30 35 40 45 is dispensed. Receptacle l2 preferably comprises a globular, glass or other container 13 having a neck I 4 at one‘ part which for convenience will be termed the top- of said container. This neck ll! of the container is cemented or otherwise secured, pref erably permanently, within a downwardly di 55 rected hollow or dome l5 of a metallic cap 16 until ear l9 strikes the yoke arm. Such inver sion of the receptacle causes the granular con tents of the container to move toward and rest 50 upon the inside of the inverted cap. The ma terial accordingly has been actuated toward the holes 25 in the cup 22 and both because of the force developed and because the material then surrounds the cup, material enters the cup 55 2 2,110,713 through said holes. When the receptacle is al lowed to swing back to its normal position, the material thus received in the cup falls to the bottom thereof and enters, in considerable pro portion, under the ?are of the funnel head. The next inversion of the receptacle causes the mate rial opposed to the funnel head to ?ow out through funnel tube 26 and central passage 21 of the plug to discharge for use. The same in version which thus discharges a supply of mate rial also obtains introduction of a measured or limited reserve into the cup ready for the next inversion and discharge. - I wish to emphasize that the receptacle com 15 prises a preferably glass container with only the one engagement with the metal parts, namely around the neck of the container. The cap pro vides the means for p-ivotally mounting upon‘ the yoke, for e?ecting the limitation of oscillation, for receiving the plug made removable for re?ll ing purposes, and for providing the protruding lip by which the user imparts the oscillatory movement. The construction is simple and rugged and provides a trap construction at'the 25 bottom of the cup by which moisture is pre vented from entering into the container. Fur ther, since the granular materials resting in the bottom of the cup will absorb some moisture entering the tube, it is preferable to prevent any 30 of this material returning into the container. This result is secured by spacing the holes 25 ;a short distance from the upper end of the cup, so that, when the cup is inverted the material there in not passing out of the funnel tube but remain ing in the cup will fall to the end of the cup to ward the plug and not be opposite the holes. I claim: A dispensing device comprising an invertible receptacle having a container for material to be dispensed, a. cap at the top of the container hav ing pivotal supporting means thereon whereby 10 the receptacle may be oscillated, said cap having a central opening provided with internal screw threads, a discharge plug having external screw threads adapted to be ?tted within the central opening of said capv and having a central passage 15 longitudinally thereof within said cap and con tainer, said plug having a downwardly depend ing and vertically disposed cup with a closed bottom and openings towards the top thereof for receiving the material therein, a discharge funnel ?xedly secured within the bottom of the plug and in alignment with the central passage and extending downwardly and parallelly within the said cup and adjacent the bottom thereof, and said funnel having a flared end at the bottom 25 whereby when oscillating the receptacle the ma terial received through the openings in the cup will be discharged outwardly through the funnel and central passage of the plug. 30 MARTIN J. PETERS.