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Nov. 15, 193$. c‘ 3 HUMPHREY _ 2,136,508 DISPENSING TOP FOR CONTAINERS Filed May 20, 1936 . BY INVENTOR. 6454/ S. ?u/w/mzy ATTORNEYS 2,136,508 Patented Nov. 15, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. . 2,136,508 DISPENSING TOP FOR CONTAINERS Clen S. Humphrey, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application May 20, 1936, Serial No. 80,661 2 Claims. (Cl. 221-61) This invention is directed to a dispensing top pensively produced and which is highly efficient for a container and while not necessarily re stricted to such use, the same is primarily de signed as a dispensing top for tooth powder 5‘ containers. ‘ The invention comprehends a dispensing top for ‘tooth powder containers which is so con structed and arranged as to provide means whereby the requisite quantity of tooth powder 10' may be applied to the cleansing area de?ned by the ends of the bristles of the tooth brush di rectly from the container and in such a manner as to avoid waste while at the same time oh viating the previous unsanitary, messy practice 15 of ?rst depositing a quantity of the powder from the container in the palm of the hand. Due to the fact that the free ends of the bristles of tooth brushes de?ne cleansing areas which vary widely in size and contour, the pres 20 ent invention further provides a dispensing top structure for a ‘powder container which is so constructed as to permit of the forming of out lets therein which will substantially conform to the size and contour of said cleansing areas in 25 order to deposit the powder wholly within the con?nes of said brush cleansing areas. More particularly the invention resides in the provision of a dispensing top structure of the indicated character which consists of a hollow 30 substantially hopper-shaped breast element hav ing an integral upstanding neck which is of sub for its intended purpose. With the above and other objects in view, ref~ erence is made to the following speci?cation and accompanying drawing in which there are 11- 5 lustrated several preferred embodiments of the invention, while the appended claims cover variations and modi?cations which fall within the scope of the invention. In the drawing: 10 Fig. l is a collective perspective view illus trating a dispensing top structure for a container with the closure cap removed therefrom and shown in juxtaposition thereto. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View of the top 15 structure with the cap applied. Fig. 3 is a similar sectional view taken on a plane indicated by the line 3-3 in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 illustrating the top structure in inverted position with the 20 closure cap removed and illustrating the manner in which the contents are applied to a tooth brush. Fig. 5 is a similar view taken approximately on the line illustrated at 5—5 in Fig. 4. 25 Fig. 6 is a top plan view of a modi?ed form of the invention. Fig. 7 is a similar view of a further modi?ca tion. Referring to the drawing by characters of ref- 30 erence, ll] designates a portion of a container stantially oblong con?guration in horizontal body and H generally the dispensing top struc cross section, which is preferably formed in tegral with the restricted upper end of the breast element and in which said neck includes par ture consisting of a breast element l2 which is allel elongated side walls and parallel opposite end walls with inwardly directed ?anges span ning either the side or end walls of both of them so as to de?ne webs joining said walls, the free 40 edges of which ?anges and/or walls de?ne an outlet opening corresponding approximately to the contour of the cleansing area of the tooth brush bristles and of slightly lesser size than the same to direct the tooth powder thereonto and 45 wholly within the con?nes thereof, the flanges in addition to serving as means for strengthen ing the side and end walls of the neck and ren dering them rigid, also function as means adapted to contact with the free ends of the 50 bristles to prevent the same from protruding into the outlet opening and clogging the same. Other objects of the invention reside in the provision of a dispensing top structure for con tainers which is comparatively simple in its con 55 struction and mode of use, which may be inex of hollow substantially hopper shape and formed with an integral upstanding neck l3 at the re- 35 stricted upper end thereof. As illustrated in Figs. 1 to 5, inclusive, the neck which is substantially of oblong con?guration in horizontal cross sec tion, includes parallel elongated side walls l4 and parallel opposite end walls l5, said end walls 40 being provided with inwardly directed ?anges l6 extending towards each other and spanning the side walls so as to de?ne webs joining the same, the free edges of the flanges and the free edges of the side walls l4 de?ning an outlet 45 opening ll corresponding to the contour of the cleansing area de?ned by the free terminals of the bristles B of the tooth brush and of slightly lesser size than the same so as to direct the tooth powder thereonto and wholly within the 50 con?nes thereof when the top structure is dis posed in the inverted position illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5.. A closure cap, designated generally by the ref erence character 18, is adapted to be remov- 55 2 2,136,508 ably ?tted over the neck and conforms generally to the shape thereof and said cap includes op posite resilient side walls l9 which are normally bowed inwardly towards each other to provide UK a tension for frictionally retaining the cap on the neck, the walls l9 being provided adjacent their upper portions with longitudinally extend ing beads 20 to facilitate the removal of the cap. As illustrated in Fig. 6, the side walls M of 10 the neck III are provided with inwardly directed ?anges 2| extending longitudinally and joining the ?anges or webs l6 provided on the end walls l5 so that the inner free edges of the flanges l6 and 2| de?ne an outlet opening 22. In the variation of the invention illustrated in Fig. 7, the ?anges l6 are omitted on the end walls l5 of the neck 13, while the side walls I 4 are formed with inwardly directed longitudinally extending ?anges 23 which span the opposite end walls l5 and de?ne together with the free edges of the end walls l5 and the inner edges of the ?anges 22 an outlet opening 724. What is claimed is: 1. A dispensing top for tooth powder contain ers including a hollow hopper-shaped breast ele ment, an integral upstanding oblong neck at the restricted upper end of said breast element, said neck including parallel elongated side walls and parallel opposite end walls and inwardly directed ?anges on two opposite walls de?ning together with the remaining walls a single oblong outlet opening, and a closure cap removably ?tted over said neck: conforming generally to the shape thereof and including resilient side walls cor responding to the side walls of the said neck, said side walls being bowed longitudinally in 5 ward towards each other to provide a tension for frictionally impinging the side walls of the closure cap against the side walls of the neck to retain the cap in place against unintentional displacement. 10 2-. A dispensing top for tooth powder contain ers comprising a hollow substantially conical breast element, and an upstanding hollow neck formed at the upper restricted end of the breast element, said neck including parallel elongated 15 side walls and parallel opposite end Walls and inwardly directed ?anges formed on two of said opposite walls extending inwardly therefrom and perpendicular thereto and joining the remain ing adjacent walls to de?ne together with the 20 edges of the ?anges and said adjacent walls, an outlet opening of a size and contour to direct a quantity of the tooth powder onto and wholly within the con?nes of the cleansing area of a tooth brush when the container is inverted and 25 positioned thereover, said ?anges presenting sub stantial surface areas with which the free ends of the tooth brush bristles are adapted to con tact to prevent the entrance of the same into the outlet opening. 30 CLEN S. HUMPHREY.