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Oct. 11, 1938. T HUSTON TOILET ACCESSORY DISPENSINGDEVICE FiledNov. 4, 1936 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\ N.5, E . Z,N W 2 w, 5 7 46 / JTTO w"‘y ” Patented Oct. 11, 1938 _ 2,132,735 “UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ~ ' 2,132,735 TOILET ACCESSORY DISPENSING DEVICE. . Tom Huston, Hartford, Conn., assignor to Shelby P. Langston, Miami, Fla. Application November 4, 1936, Serial‘ No. 109,139 _ 18 Claims. (01. 221-62) _ ” gFig. 9 is aside elevation of the construction , .My invention relates to toilet accessory dis shown in Figure 8, and pensing devices. ' - . > ~ - ' vIt has among its obje'cts‘to provide an im proved construction for dispensing face powder 5 or the like whereby an exceedingly'convenient, compact, and attractive dispensingcontainer is produced. ‘ A vfurther object of my invention is - v . Fig. 10 is an. enlarged detail perspective view of a, modi?ed form of, closure adapted to use when. dispensing liquids. , " I. ' . ; ‘Referring ?rst to theconstruction illustrated in Figures 1 to 5, it will be noted that I have shown a ‘generally disc-like dispenser of to provide Such a device having improved con. > therein the type adaptedto be carried in a bag or vanity veniently operable closure means associated in an case, this device comprising a containerof an im 1" improved manner With improved container means proved construction and improved closure means containing the. powder or other material to be dispensed and having an improved transparent associated therewith, all as hereinafter more wall,_portion,. all in such manner that the user . may very readily control the amount of material 15 ‘being dispensed and at any time ascertain the color shade and amount of material in the con tainer. Further objects of my invention are to produce such an improved construction which in loneof, its forms is especially adapted to be car 20 riedin a bag or ,vanityycase or the like, while also: being adapted in another form to be em bodied ‘in a. container adapted to stand, on'a dressing tableor‘ the like. 1 These and other ob ‘jects and advantages of my improved construc 25 tion will, however, hereinafter more fully ap pear. . . . V In‘ the accompanying“ drawing, I have shown for purposes of illustration several forms which my invention ‘may assume in practice. 30 ' s In the, drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a so-called disc positions;_ ,7 g I v Fig. 3 is a viewsi ‘lar to Figure2 but of the opposite edgeof the device, showing the pivotal mounting for the closure means; , Fig. 4 is a sectional view on line _4-,-4 of Fig ure 1; , l . ' . Fig. 5 is a detail view of the closure band; Fig. 6 is a side elevation of a modi?ed con struction wherein a disc-like dispenser of the construction shown‘in Figure 1 is disposed in a stand for table use; ~ 50 ' Fig. '7 ‘is a sectional View on line 1-1 of Fig ure6; ” ‘ ‘Fig. 8 is a view similar to Figure 6 showing a further modi?ed construction wherein the stand is formed integral with the base of, a disc-like 55 dispensing device; ‘ '- described. ' .1 V , Referring more particularly to the container, it will be noted that I provide a casing or base 15 member I of hollow disc form and having an up - standing annular peripheral ?ange 2 on one side thereof forminga relatively shallow chamber 3. This member I preferably is of one piece cone struction and formed of' one ofv the'available, 20 light yet strong and attractive molded composi tions, such, for example, as Bakelite or ‘the like, which is adapted to be provided in various vcolors and to take various ?nishes. Further, it will be noted that‘ the ?angeZ thereon is provided sub 25 stantially, midway between its top ‘and bottom with a lateral port or outlet 4 through which the material in the chamber 371s, adapted to be dis pensed when the chamber is covered as herein after described,‘ this aperture ‘4 ‘preferably being ‘ form; of my improved dispensing device, the same being shown as held in the hand when in use asa face powder dispensing device; 2 is an‘ edge elevation of the dispensing device showing the dispensing aperture and the closuremeans associated therewith, the ‘latter being shown in full and dotted lines in open and closed fully ' 30 cast in the composition where a molded composi tion is used. Moreover, the outer face of‘the member I underlying the chamber 3 is herein provided with an attractive curvature, While the ?ange 2 is also provided with attractive sloping 35 vfaces 5, 6 meeting in a center line 1, these faces being extended around the ‘periphery of the disc. As shown, ‘oppositely located transversely ex tending cut out portions 8 .and 9 are also pro- . vided in these faces on the periphery of the ?ange 40 as hereinafter described. more particularly in con nection with the closure means with which they cooperate. . ‘ Also, it will be noted that a transparent, ?exi ble, and somewhat elastic cover member ID is 45 ‘provided over the chamber 3 and ?tted snugly within the ?ange 2 in such manner as to prevent the leakage of powder therefrom while permit ting the discharge‘ of powder through the outlet 2 4' as hereafter described. Herein, this member 50 I0 is formed of “Celluloid”. or one of the avail able equivalent transparent and resilient mate rials, and is also provided with an annular ?ange ll‘ adapted to extend down into the chamber 3 vand frictionally engage and ?t the inside. wall 55 2 2,132,735 of the ?ange 2 in such manner as to prevent leakage. Obviously, if desired, the ?ange l I may be suitably connected by adhesive to the ?ange 2, but as a result of the use of my improved mem ber ID, the frictional ?t between the parts is such as not to require the use of adhesive. Here also it will be noted that a hole I2 is also provided in the ?ange H in registry with the hole or ap erture 4. in the ?ange 2 of the base I. Thus, it will be evident that a container is pro duced which is not only adapted to be very con veniently carried in a bag or vanity case, but also one which is adapted to permit the user at'all it is adapted to be very conveniently carried in a bag or the like, while presenting an attractive ap pearance and permitting the user always to de termine how much powder remains therein, the band l3 then being in its closed or dotted line position shown in Figure 2. When it is de sired to use the powder, it is only necessary to move the thumb or ?nger of the hand holding the disc, along the outer surface of the latter in order to swing the band from its closed to its open po 10 sition. With the container thus opened, it will be evident that the powder may be very con veniently fed out of the container in‘the desired times to ascertain how much face powder or other ' amount by pressure on the ?exible face of the material is in the chamber between the base and‘ cover It, the amount of powder discharged de cover. Further, it will be evident that, while dis pensing by shaking the material through the registering apertures I2 and 4 is also possible, the material may be much more conveniently, easily and certainly dispensed by suitably ?exing the exposed face of the member If! to discharge the material in any desired quantity through the out lets l2 and 4; the portion l0 springing back into its normal or raised position illustrated in Figure 4 as soon as the pressure thereon is released. Cooperating with my improved container just described is also improved closure means carried by this container. This closure means herein in cludes a closed band l3 extended around the pending upon the amount of pressure and the pressure being readily applied as illustrated in Fig. l by the thumb of the hand holding the con; tainer over the‘ powder puff. Obviously, there after, the aperture 4 is closed by a reverse move ment about pivot 8, .whereupon the container will be effectually closed against loss of powder, the band being retained securely in its closed posi tion by friction. ‘ As a result 10f my improved construction, it’is made possible to eliminate altogether various objections to ordinary powder containers. For example, I eliminate the di?iculty in obtaining the desired amount of powder ordinarily ex closed disc formed by the members I and I0 and ' perienced when 'a powder puff is inserted in a 30 passing through the cut out portions 8 and 9 in the periphery of the ?ange 2. This band I 3 is formed of a ?exible material which is also some what resilient. For example, I may use therefor a thin- closed band of the same material used container containing exposed loose powder. Fur ther, ascompared with such containers wherein the’ powder is in loose powder form beneath a gauze .or the like, it is also made possible to eliminate altogether the spilling or flui?ng about ' 1 for the cover member I0; it being found that the of powder, while also eliminating all dif?culty in same is su?iciently elastic to permit springing obtaining enough powder upon the puff, due to such a'band into the assembled position indi the failure ofthe powder to come up through cated and that it provides a satisfactory closure, 40 while also being readily adapted to be furnished , the gauze or other cover therefor. Instead, in my improved construction, the amount of powder in transparent form or colors as desired Herein, dispensed may be regulated very closely by varied it will also be noted that the band is of substan or repeated pressure on the flexible face of the tially the width of the cut out portion 8, and that container, all in such manner as to’ prevent Waste the latter consists in a transverse rounded bot of powder and soiling with powder while control tomed slot in the periphery of the ?ange 2 in ling the amount used. as desired. Attention ., such manner as to produce a pivot for the band further is directed to the fact that the dispensing l3. Further, the cut out portion 9 is of substan-, device is of‘ a type which may be both negligible tially the same shape as the cut out'portion 8 but in weight and also is very compact, no provision longer, and is so located that it extends a sub for carrying a puff therein being necessary. 50 stantial distance to one side of the aperture 4 Moreover, it is also possible for the purchaser, as I, and a shorter. distance to the other side thereof, a result of the transparent portion Ill, to deter the total length of the cut out portion 9 being mine the shade of color in the container without substantially twice the width of the band 13. opening the latter. vThe device is also especially Moreover, the location of these portions 8 and 9 ' adapted to use in connection with the small type 55 is such that a straight line may pass midway be-, of sanitary puff adapted to be used once and tween the ends of each. thrown away. Further, while producing the at Thus, with the band I3 having a snug ?t on tractive, useful and convenient dispensing con the surfaces of the ?ange within the cut out por tainer described, my improvements also make tions 8, 9, the ?exible band I3 is free to move it possible to produce the same very inexpensive about the portion 8 as a pivot to one side or .ly; in fact so inexpensively that the entire con the other of the point of intersection of the above tainer is ordinarily thrown away when emptied. line with the cut out portion 9 while maintaining These and other advantages of my improved con an equally ?rm grip on the bottom of the portion 9 in each of its positions in the latter. Accord~ ingly, it will be noted that the band l3 provides an effective closure for the aperture 4 in one position, i. e. when it is over the aperture as shown in dotted lines in Figures 1 and 2, while also being adapted to be moved about its pivot 8 to open the outlet 4 and being retained by friction in the open position shown in full lines in these ?gures, and further being adapted to be readily moved from one position to the other. In the use of my improved construction, it will be evident that when the container is not vin use, struction will, however, be clearly apparent to those skilled in the art. In Figure 6 I have illustrated a modi?ed form of construction wherein, if desired, the disc-type container heretofore described may be mounted upon arsuitable stand M for table use. The stand in this construction is provided with a slot IS in its upper edge portion l6 adapted to receive 70 and support the edge of the previously described container in upright position. Further, if desired the latter may be suitably connected to the disc container by any suitable means, as for example pins I1. In Figure 8, I have‘ shown a further 75 3 2,132,735 modi?ed construction in which the base member I of the container heretofore described is formed integral with ai'supporting- base la, the band l3 in this construction being extended‘ through a suitable'aperture ‘19 in thev base I8. Obviously in these constructions‘, the powder dispenser may and having a pivot opposite said outlet, said con tainer having peripheral cut-away portions en gaged by said band. be conveniently disposed in upright position upon _a dressing table or the like, and'where the con tainer is ?xed to the stand, still conveniently used while being held in the hand‘ in substantially- the same manner as shown in Figure 1. I -» ~ 5. In ‘a dispensing device, a container present ing an enclosed chamber portion having a lateral outlet, and a closure band‘for the latter extending around opposite walls of said portion and having a pivot-opposite said outlet, ‘said container hav ing peripheral cut-away portions engaged by said band and said band being. elastic. - - V 'In Figure 10 I have also shown a form of band which may be used when dispensing liquid. Here it will be noted-that while the band I3 is of the 15 same construction as heretofore described, a short strip 20 of cork or the'like, and preferably one of‘the same width as the band, is provided in such manner as thereby to prevent any possible leak age of liquid from the much smaller aperture 4. 20 Here also it will be understood that, if desired, the ' 10 6. In a dispensing "device, a container present ing an'enclosed chamber portion having a lateral ' ' outlet,'and a band extending around opposite Walls of said portion and having a pivot on said container oppositev said I ‘outlet, said enclosed chamber portion having a transparent wall across which said band extends and] through which the material in said chamber is visible. '7. Ina dispensing device, a container having a ?lling aperture and an outlet, and a resilient transparent ?exing portion forming a closure for said‘ ?lling aperture and- operable to discharge aperture 4 may be varied in size and located at different distances from the end walls of the ~ materiallthrough said outlet. ' I slotted portion 9 to meet different conditions. 8. In a dispensing device, a container having In the manufacture of my improved container, an outlet and a ?exing portion operable to dis 25 it will be evident that the chamber 3 may be ?lled charge material through said outlet, and a clo and the cover I!) thereafter ?tted into the same without ?rst providing the hole or aperture [2 in the container ?ange. Instead, in practice, it is preferred to assemble the elements I and ID in sure pivoted on said container and extending 30 this manner and thereafter to insert a drill ing pivot forming means for said closure spaced through the outlet 4 to drill out the hole l2. Then the band I 3 is slipped into position, the same being suf?ciently resilient to permit it to move over the periphery of the disc when in one 35 cut out portion 8, 9 and snap into the other. Further, in the form shown in Figure 8 it will be evident that the band will not be continuous but will be connected after being passed through the aperture I9, such a connection being readily 40 made with the material employed which has ad hesive characteristics when heated. Attention is iruther directed to the fact that my improved container, and particularly the disc form thereof, is adapted to be ?lled and have the cover applied 45 thereto by automatic machinery. While I have in this application speci?cally de scribed several forms which my invention may assume in practice, it will be understood that the same are shown for purposes of illustration, and 50 that my invention may be modi?ed and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit or the scope of the appended claims. What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In a dispensing device, a container presenting 55 an enclosed chamber portion having a lateral out let, and a closure for the latter extending across opposite faces of said portion and having a pivot on a closed wall thereof opposite said outlet. 2. In a dispensing device, a container presenting 60 an enclosed chamber portion having a lateral outlet, and a closure for the latter extending around opposite walls of said portion and having 65 a pivot on a closed wall opposite said outlet. 3. In a dispensing device, a container present ing an enclosed chamber portion having a lateral outlet, a closure band movable over the latter ex tending around opposite walls of said portion and having a pivot opposite said outlet, and 70 means for obtaining an equal grip by said band in its closed and open positions. 4. In a dispensing device, a container present ing an enclosed chamber portion having a lat eral outlet, and a closure band for the latter extending around opposite walls of said portion along said flexing portion and movable to open and close said outlet, said ?exing portion forming one face of said container and the latter hav from said outlet. . 9. In a dispensing device, a container having an outlet and a ?exing portion operable to dis charge material through said outlet, and a clo 35 sure loop pivoted on said container and extend ing across said ?exing portion and movable to open and close said outlet, said ?exing portion being transparent and said loop extending across said portion and pivotally mounted on said con tainer opposite said outlet. 10. In a dispensing device, a container compris ing a base having a peripheral ?ange, a trans parent resilient cover sheet having a ?ange there on extending in the opposite direction from said ?rst mentioned ?ange and ?tted with the latter, and outlet forming means in said ?rst mentioned ?ange through which material in said container is discharged upon ?exing said cover sheet. 11. In a dispensing device, a container'com— 50 prising a base having a peripheral ?ange, a transparent resilient cover sheet having a ?ange thereon extending in the opposite direction from said ?rst mentioned ?ange and ?tted within the latter, and outlet forming means through which said material in said container is discharged upon ?exing said cover sheet including register ing outlets in said ?anges. 12. In a dispensing device, a container com prising a ?anged base, a transparent resilient 60 cover having a flange ?tted with the ?ange on said base, outlet forming means through which material in said container is discharged upon ?exing said cover, and closure means carried at oppositely located peripheral points on said con tainer and adjustable to close or open said outlet forming means. 13. In a dispensing device, a container com prising a ?anged base, a transparent resilient cover having a ?ange ?tted within the ?ange 70 on said base, outlet forming means through which material in said container is discharged upon ?exing said cover, and closure loop means en closing said container and adjustably mounted thereon to-close or open said outlet means, the 75 4 2,132,735 ?ange on said base having oppositely located'cut away peripheral portions of di?erent length in Which said loop is disposed and'said outlet being located in the longer of said cut-away portions. 14. In a dispensing device, a container disc hav tion, and means‘for connecting said disc to said base. I ' 17. In a dispensing device,v a base disposable in upright position and having an'upstanding mate rial containing and dispensing portion including ing a resilient transparent face and a lateral out- ' a resilient transparent face portion and an out let in its periphery, and a resilient closure mem ber. comprising an enclosing band pivotally mounted on the periphery of said member oppo 10 site said outlet and cooperating with the latter. 15. In a dispensing device, a container disc having a resilient transparent wall, a peripheral outlet, and a movable closure band extending around said disc and cooperating with said out let, and a base having a disc receiving portion adapted to support said container disc in upright position. 16. In a dispensing device, a container disc having a resilient transparent wall, a peripheral outlet. and a movable closure band extending around said disc and cooperating with said out let, a base having a disc' receiving portion adapt ed to support said container disc in upright posi 5 let in the periphery of said dispensing portion, and a closure band pivotally mounted on said base andextending around said face portion and cooperating with said outlet. ' ' ' 18. In a dispensing device, a base disposable in upright position and having an upstanding mate 10 rial containing and dispensing portion including a resilient transparent face portion and an out let in the periphery of said dispensing portion, and a closure band pivotally mounted on said base and extending around said face portion and cooperating with said outlet, said outlet being in the top of said dispensing portion and said base having an aperture‘ therein through which said 20 band extends. TOM HUSTON.