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Sept 33, 1938.
H. BOND
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2,130,176
PASTE DISPENSER
Filed July 7, 1956
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2,130,176
H. BOND
PASTE DISPENSER
Filed July 7, 1936
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR
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BY
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ATTORNEY.
Patented Sept. 13, 1938
2,130,176
ATE T GFFECE
UNETED SAES
2,130,176
PASTE DISPENSER
Harry Bond, East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Application July 7, 1936, Serial No. 89,313
‘l Claims.
This invention relatesk to paste dispensing de
(Cl. 2221-60)
containing collapsible tubes, that can be alto
vices, and more particularly to those used in
gether operated with considerable ease, eiiiciency
conjunction with collapsible tubes containing
and speed, which is neat and clean in operation
and has a minimum of wastage of the contents;
substances such as toothpaste, shaving cream,
5 jellies, and pharmaceutical, cosmetic or similar
products or anything having the consistency of
in which the amount of paste being discharged
and the manner of its delivery can be readily con
paste.
trolled and visually observed without appreciable
Normally, for the user of such conventional
commercial type tubes it is necessary to undo
10 the screw cap which, as a matter of standard
constraint on the part of the user; a device which
provides for secure mounting of the tube' yet leav
ing the same freely accessible for unimpeded
production, is usually found to serve as a closure
of the threaded mouth portion of the tube so
that a desired quantity of the contents or paste
manipulation of the tube Winding key thereon,
and which permits of expeditious replacement of
the tube; and ñnally a device which is simple,
may be squeezed out for use, whereupon the
compact, and’of smooth, pleasing contours, and
1,5 screw cap is to'be replaced upon the tube mouth
which has inherent to it advertising value with
respect to the tubes used therein or the product
to be dispensed thereby, or otherwise.
So that these objects may be attained this in
vention contemplates employing as a tube closure
means a substantially automatic paste discharge
valve in conjunction with a tube supporting
for required protection of the contents. But not
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infrequently is the cap dropped or lost.
Another inconvenience for the user in handling
the bare tube as such lies in the manipulation
of the tube in the process of ldispensing or dis
placing a portion of the contents as by squeezing.
Normally, for the user of a standard tube con
taining toothpaste, for example, it is inconvenient
after first having to remove the screw cap, to be
compelled to use his one hand to expel or extrude
from the tube a .desired strand of paste, while
his other hand must grasp and hold the tooth
brush or utensil upon which a desired quantity
30
of the paste is to be delivered.
Inthis way with only one hand available to
eiîect the displacement and discharge of a de
sired amount of paste from the tube, it is not
always easy to gauge the desired amount thus
to be displaced, nor one-handed as it were to
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expel the contents evenly, neatly, firmly, and in
a well-controlled manner, even though the ex
pedient of a tube-winding key might be available.
bracket and the tube, all three main components
being arranged in a peculiar cooperative struc
tural relationship.
One of the features of this invention lies in the 25
use of a detachable closure cap for the tube
mouth, which cap has in it a normally pressure
closed paste discharge valve which opens in re
sponse to sumcient super-pressure exerted upon
the tube contents, and which is hereinafter to 30
be termed a valve cap, and in establishing a struc
tural cooperative relationship between the three
main components, that is the tube, the bracket,
and the valve cap, requiring nothing but the
single operation of turning with one hand the
tube winding key to effect the discharge and de
At any rate the general user while haphazardly
livery of paste as desired; That is to say with
the paste discharge means orv valve cap always
squeezing the tube in order to expel ñnal portions
intrinsically ready to operate upon the stimulus
40 of the contents will have to contend with the
rather shapeless, unsightly, perhaps battered
looking form of the tube as the object of his
eiîorts to recover elusive portions of the contents
which under the uncontrolled and perhaps mis
45 directed pressure of the squeezing fingers will not
have been displaced in the proper direction or
expelled positively and properly from the tube.
Therefore, considering the tube being manipu
lated in the every-day fashion, the phase of ex
50 pelling or recovering the final portions of the
contents from the tube has been particularly
laborious, inconvenient, or, as it were, at least not
satisfactory.
Objects of this invention therefore are to pro
55 duce a dispensing device or accessory for paste
of pressure from the tube contents this avoids l
and relieves the user of the need of splitting his
attention as between observing the functioning of
the closure means on the one hand and the act
of causing paste discharge on the other hand.
Consequently this leaves one hand wholly free to
handle the paste-receiving article o-r toothbrush '
or shaving brush in the most convenient and un
constrained manner while the-other hand causes
the delivery thereto of a desired dose of paste.
Another feature lies in a novel way of anchoring
or rooting the tube shoulder portion and the
mouth ofthe tube securely and ñrmly in a ñxed
bracket or holder by means of an anchoring and
position securing nut member, for example the
valve cap.
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Another feature lies in the peculiar mutually
position determining relationship as between the
tube, the bracket, and the detachable tube clo
sure means or valve cap.
That is to say, the
very act of tightening the valve cap upon the
threaded mouth portion of the tube, with the
bracket interposed, is adapted to condition at
once all parts for operation requiring merely the
manipulation of the tube winding key to effect
paste discharge.
Other features have to do with meansfor quick,
ready, and convenient replacements of the tube;
and with cumulative advantages as regards the
functioning of the paste discharge, resulting from
the use in novel combination of the valve cap in
conjunction with the tube bracket.
Further features have to do with the special
shape and construction of the tube bracket per se;
and with means for attaching or afñxing the same
20 to a wall or the like.
Still another feature has to do with the adver
tising value inherent to the device, and more par
ticularly to the value which is due in this regard
to the shape, construction, and appearance of
25 the bracket.
The invention possesses other objects and fea
tures of advantage, some of which with the fore
going will be set forth in the following descrip
tion. In lthe following description and in the
30 claims, parts will be identiñed by specific names
for convenience, but they are intended to be as
generic in their application to similar parts as
the art will permit. In the accompanying draw
ings there has been illustrated the best embodi
35 ment of the invention known to me, but such
embodiment is to be regarded as typical only of
many possible embodiments, and the invention is
not to be limited thereto.
Fig. 1 is la side view showing the device with
40 the tube ready assembled for use.
Fig. 2 is a sectional plan view upon the assembly
shown in Fig. l.
Fig. 3 is a sectional detail showing means tend
ing to prevent rotation of the tube in its seat on
45 the bracket.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view with parts drawn
apart to disclose the manipulation thereof when
mounting or exchanging the tube.
Fig. 5 shows a modified tube bracket.
The numeral I0 designates a tube; II the col
lapsible body portion thereof filled with paste;
I 2 the slightly conical shoulder portion of the
tube; and I3 the threaded mouth or paste-delivery
portion from which there may issue a strand of
paste. A tube winding key I4 is shown to be
attached to the end of the collapsible body por
tion, and it may be manipulated to cause portions
of paste to be displaced and discharged from the
tube.
The numeral I5 designates a bracket structure
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for supporting the collapsible tube. This bracket
being very simple in form is easy to manufacture
either from metal or as a composition mould or
from other suitable material.
IThe bracket is
shown to comprise a horizontally extending body
portion I6 for example of substantially rectangu
lar or square shape and a vertically extending
back portion I'I by virtue of which latter the
bracket is adapted to be fixed or fastened to a
wall I8 or the like. A marginal skirt or ñange I9
extends from and around the horizontal portion
IB for stiifening and otherwise substantiating the
same, and in a manner to add to the attractive
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appearance of the device. Otherwise expressed,
the bracket I5 with its body portion I6 and skirt
portion I9 can be said to constitute a horizon
tally extending downwardly open shell portion.
By way of example the skirt portion is shown to
extend along the three sides and from the edge
portions of the body portion I6, with the outer
surface of the skirt portion I9 joining or sub
stantially continuing into, or else smoothly
merging into the body portion I6. The back por
tion I5 is shown to exten-d substantially at right
angles from the fourth or rear edge portion of l0
the body portion I6. Due to the substantially
smooth or unbroken outlines of the bracket and
with the skirt portion I9 arranged to extend
downwardly, dust and dirt catching corners or
the like are avoided.
It is noted that the horizontal portion I6 of
the bracket is provided with a seating portion
for the tube shoulder and for instance formed
with a socket portion or shallow conical ,depres
sion 20 having in the bottom thereof an opening 20
2I, socket and opening being adapted to accom
modate therein the shoulder and the mouth por
tion respectively of the tube, the opening normally
being wide enough to clear the outside diameter
of the threa-ded mouth portion passing there
through. The socket portion proper despite its
shallowness can be said to be in the nature of a
truncated hollow cone having an inner conical
surface 22 and a corresponding outer conical sur
face 23, and it is shown to be spaced a suitable 30
distance from the back portion Il. From the
inner surface there are shown to rise slight pro
trusions or radial ridges 23a or the like which
are to serve as rotation preventing means for the
tube when positioned in the socket. By virtue 35
of the tube shoulder per se being seated in the
socket, the tube as a whole is adapted to be
sustained upon the bracket in a stabilized opera
tive position for paste discharge and to be se
cured in such stabilized position by an anchoring
or nut member or more specifically by a valve
cap hereinafter to be described.
The upwardly extending back portion I'I may
be given any configuration that might be desir
able for mechanical-structural purposes, or for
the sake of manufacture, as Well as for decora
tive reasons.
Therefore, one aspect of the configuration,
special shape, and structure of the bracket is
their advertising value in general or for instance ,
to the manufacturer or distributor of the tubes to
be used therewith or of the product thus to be
dispensed. From this angle the back portion I‘I,
as well as the skirt portion I9 may have com
bined in them features of structural advantages
along with features of decorative or neat appear
ance, the front face portion of the skirt I9 in
particular being well adapted to carry an in
scription or the like at once conveniently visible
to the user, and which it may be desired to 60
impress upon him.
However, with respect to the broad structural
features of this bracket, it is herein also con
si-dered that the back portion of the bracket may
extend downwardly (see Fig. 5) instead of up 65
wardly, in which case the stiffening skirt portion
I9 coacts with the back portion I1 to give the
bracket as a whole a compact box-like shape, an
increased measure of mechanical rigidity, and
otherwise render its shape and qualities desirable
for requirements of manufacture and merchan
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dising.
In one form of embodiment of the bracket lt is
contemplated to make the back portion I1 sub
stantial enough to serve as a secure basis for 76
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its attachment toa wall or thelike; and` more
overy to provide for meanswhich permit attach
ingV ori añixing the bracket to a wall or- the like
in a ma‘nner'to'avoid the use of nails, hooks, or
other- such- elementsv that need be .driven into
the" wall, and for this reason the rear face of
direction in? which it can be‘prop‘erly handled.
With the tubeA thusposition'ed the valve cap I5y
is then> appliedfrom underneath:thebracket` to
close the mouthi I3.and isscrewedthereon sufli
ciently‘tightïso that'the tuber will be ñrmly. held
in: place> in the socket permitting in` turn the
the backv portion may for instance be riii‘led,
firm handling» ofï the tube winding key I4; As
roughened or otherwise prepared or conditioned
so> that it may bev afiixed to the wall surface by
some kind'ofV suitable bonding means which may
the tube is tightened upon its seat the radial
ri'dges- 23» will tend to impressthemselves into
the material of the‘tube shoulder, and this will 10.
tendl to` prevent- an> undesired rotation of the
tube in the'seat, and there willbe no undesired
twisting or deformation» of the relativelyv soft
body of thev tube. As will be seen thev position
ofA theI respective main component parts- isfeffec'
be- cold solderl or some other suitable or uni
versal bonding substance as indicated by the
numeral I'Ta in Fig; 1. The bracket may be
moulded' from suitable composition or the like,
and as shown it- hasV a rounded, compact, and
pleasing- appearance, and smoothfaces and edges,
tively securedA by'virtue of the tight' engagement
easy- to' clean'and to handle.
Ina‘smuchl as the bracket herein shownA and
uponY one-another of the respective Contact faces
described‘mayfbe used for the mounting thereon
offpafste-containing- tubes of standard makes, this
bracket in View of the inherent features de
scribed, islh'erein also considered per se as a new
andïuseful article of manufacture.
The vnumeral 24v designates a valve cap adapted
25 to‘be> applied to the threaded mouth portion of
the tube. This Valve cap when tightly screwed
in place has a .dual function, as will be seen
more clearly hereinafter, as an- automatically
pressure responsive paste discharge meanson the
30 handland'as a position-securing anchoring means
for‘thetube on the other hand. This valve cap
is shown to be provided withv a knurled crown
portion 25er' the like to' facilitate the handling
of' the valve“- cap when tightening the same in
35 place. A circular groove 2'6 marks the crown
portion 25”' as against the edge portion 2'I of the
valve cap, the latter portion shown to have an
inner conical face 28 corresponding to and
adapted to engage upon the aforementioned coni
cal surfaceY 23` at the underside of the bracket.
Suitabley means (not shown) may be provided
for loosely connecting as by a flexible or chain
connectionk or the like the detachable valve cap
with the' bracket, to prevent slipping away and
22», 23, 28'-, between the parts when in place.
It is clear that the valve cap 24 in the combi
nation and relationship shown helps to establish 20.
an effective anchoring for the tube, which enables
the user to exercise a firm and otherwise un
impeded grasp upon the tube key I4l for the
purpose of positively and conveniently controlling
the extrusion of paste. Moreover it is peculiar
to this device that the very act of applying the
Valve cap in the manner described is adapted at
once to condition the tube as well as the paste
discharge means» for immediate paste delivery
as may be effected through the mere turning of 30
the winding key I 4l. It will be noted> that the
tube II is'spaced from the back portion I1 of
the bracket to provide accessibility‘from all sides
of the tube body and operating clearance be
tween the tube and said back portion to permit 35
convenient operation of the tube key I4' and
accessibility from all si-des of the'valve cap 26.
The internal mechanical details of the valve
per se have not been particularly shown since
various types ofy known valves may be used in 40
View of the broad idea underlying the present
combination. However, the valve cap may be
generally .described as of the type that will per
mit adequate and proper pressure exerted upon
dropping of the valve cap when removed from
its place on the tube mouth. A portion of the
tube contents in the form- of ay length of strand
29 of paste is shown extruded from the valve,
that is to say emanating from the smooth and
slightly convex" end face 3U thereof.
cally as the pressure is released.
In'asmuch as it` may be desirable in conjunc
tion with> the bracket to provide means permit
cream or any such other cream that is applied
with the bare ñngers. In this case the user’s
ting utensils to be suspended therefrom or held
thereby for use along with the paste, according
very- finger may receive a strand of paste by
readily and conveniently wiping an extruded por
tion simply off the end face 30 of the valve cap
to one preferred embodiment there are provided
simple holes 3| in the corner portions of the
the tube contents to extrude some ofthe paste,
but will shut oliE the paste discharge automati
An advantage of utilityA and convenience be
comes apparent when the device is used for the
dispensing ofr` brushless shaving cream or cold
24, while the opening and closing ofthe valve
substantially rectangular horizontally extending
discharge per se functions automatically as
bracket portion I 6, which holes are adapted to
desired.
receive for instance a toothbrush placed therein
with its>` handle pointing downwar-d. From the
disclosure in Figs. 4 and 5 respectively it is noted
that theprovision of brush holding means by
way of such holes in the free available corner
area of the bracket detracts nothing from the
simplicity and- smoothness and from other desir
able characteristics in the structural form and
appearance of the bracket.
The operation of the device, simple as it is,
will have been understood from the foregoing.
With respect to assembling the device it is
noted that the tube with the cap removed is posi
tioned upon the bracket by seating the shoulder
portion I2 in the socket with the threaded mouth
portion I3 passing loosely through the opening
75 2|, and the tube key positioned to point in a
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With respect to the advertising value of the
device and more specifically with respect to the
configuration of the bracket, in this respect the
skirt portion I9 adapted to carry advertising
matter, say, in the way of inscription or other
wise, has been shown to extend downwardly in
an embodiment where the catching of dust or
dirt or other undesirable matter upon the bracket
is reduced to a >desirable minimum.
I claim:
1. For use with a paste containing tube having
a collapsible body portion, a shoulder portion at
one end of the body portion, and a relatively
constricted paste discharging mouth portion eX
tending from said shoulder portion; a dispensing
device comprising a bracket having an opening
arranged and wide enough to permit straight 75
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passage therethrough and protrusion therefrom
of the tube mouth portion, said bracket having
a socket portion adapted to receive therein and
to sustain said tube shoulder portion and thereby
the tube as whole in a stabilized operating posi
tion for paste discharge therefrom, the seating
surface of said socket portion being provided
with protrusions adapted to impress themselves
into the material of said shoulder portion to
10 prevent rotation of the shoulder portion relative
to the socket; and anchoring means adapted to
be applied to the protruding tube mouth portion
in a manner to secure the seated stabilized posi
tion of the tube as a whole by virtue of said
15 anchoring means bearing tightly against a corre
sponding adjacent surface portion of said bracket.
2. For use with a paste containing tube having
a collapsible body portion, a shoulder portion at
one end of the body portion, and a relatively
constricted paste discharging threaded mouth
portion extending from said shoulder portion,
and having a winding key connected with the
bottom portion of the tube; a dispensing device
comprising a bracket having a substantially hori
25
zontally extending body portion defined by an
upper substantially plane surface, and having a
marginally and downwardly extending skirt por
tion, and formed with a socket portion inter
rupting said surface, which socket portion is
30 adapted to receive freely positionable therein
said tube shoulder portion and has a smooth
edged round opening vdesigned for the straight
passage therethrough and protrusion therefrom
of the threaded mouth portion of the tube, said
bracket further having a back portion extending
substantially at right angles from the rear edge
portion of said horizontal body portion, and
adapted to be fastened to a vertical supporting
surface or wall, said socket portion being spaced
from said back portion to provide accessibility
40 from all sides of the tube body and operating
clearance between the tube and said back por
tion to permit convenient operation of the tube
key and accessibility from all sides of the nut
member hereinafter mentioned; a nut member
adapted to be applied to said protruding mouth
portion in a manner to secure the seated sta
bilized position in said socket of the otherwise
freely rising tube body by virtue of said nut
member bearing against a corresponding adjacent
surface portion of said bracket, and paste deliv
ery means responsive to pressure exerted upon
the paste by said key, and unitary and rotatable
with said nut member.
3. For use with a paste containing tube having
a collapsible body portion, a shoulder portion at
one end of the body portion, and a relatively con
stricted paste discharging threaded mouth por
tion extending from said shoulder portion, and
having a winding key connected with the bottom
portion of the tube, a bracket structure compris
ing a substantially horizontally extending down
wardly open shell portion, a back portion extend
ing substantially at right angles from said shell
portion and adapted to be fastened to a vertical
supporting surface or wall, said shell portion
having a substantially horizontally extending
body portion provided with a marginally and
downwardly extending skirt portion the outer
surface of which merges directly into that of Ul
said body portion, and furthermore provided with
a socket portion interrupting the top surface
continuity of said body portion, which socket
portion is adapted to receive freely positionable
therein said tube shoulder portion and has a 10
smooth edged round opening designed for the
straight passage therethrough and protrusion
therefrom of the threaded mouth portion of the
tube, said socket portion being spaced from said
back portion to provide accessibility from all 15
sides of the tube body and operating clearance
between the tube and said back portion to per
mit convenient operation of the tube-key and
accessibility from all sides of the nut member
hereinafter mentioned; a nut member adapted 20
to be applied to said protruding mouth portion
in a manner to secure the seated stabilized posi
tion in said socket of the otherwise freely rising
tube body by virtue of said nut member bearing
against a corresponding adjacent surface portion 25
of said bracket, and paste delivery means re
sponsive to pressure exerted upon the paste by
said key and unitary and rotatable with said nut
member.
4. For use with a paste containing tube having 30
a collapsible body portion, a shoulder portion at
one end of the body portion, and a relatively
constricted paste discharging threaded mouth
portion extending from said shoulder portion,
and having a winding key connected with the 3.5.
bottom portion of the tube; a bracket structure
comprising a substantially horizontally extend
ing downwardly open shell portion and adapted
to be fastened to a vertical supporting surface or
wall, said shell portion having a body portion
provided with a marginally and downwardly ex
tending skirt portion, said body portion further
more provided with a seating portion adapted
to receive freely positionable thereon said tube
shoulder portion and having an opening designed 45
for the straight passage therethrough and pro
trusion Idownwardly therefrom of the threaded
mouth portion of the tube, said opening being
spaced from said back portion to provide acces
sibility from all sides of the tube body and oper
ating clearance between the tube and said back
portion to permit convenient operation ofthe
tube key and accessibility from all sides of the
nut member hereinafter mentioned; a nut mem
ber adapted to be applied to said protruding l
mouth portion in a manner to secure the seated "
stabilized position on said seating portion of the
otherwise freely rising tube body by virtue of
said nut member bearing against a corresponding
adjacent surface portion of said bracket, and
paste delivery means responsive to pressure ex
erted upon the paste by said key and unitary
and rotatable with said nut member.
HARRY BOND.
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