Filed Saturday, 7th October 1905
Published Tuesday, 5th February 1907
Inventor Otto Kampfe
Otto Kampfe didn't like damp salt and had a solution.CPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Otto Kampfe, a citizen of the United States, residing at the borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, city and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Salt-Shakers, of which the following is a specification.
As usually constructed heretofore salt-shakers consist of a body of glass or metal and a removable perforated cap or cover, and a device has heretofore been employed within these shakers in the form of a pronged bar to break up the damp salt in an effort to obviate the trouble that arises from the influences of moisture taken up by the salt in humid weather and at the seashore, which moisture makes it almost impossible to shake the salt from the holder.
The object of my invention is to make it possible to shake the salt out of the holder at all times with substantially equal facility regardless of its condition.
In carrying out my invention I provide a device within the salt shaker or receptacle having a predetermined extent of movement axially of the body of the shaker normally distant from the perforated cap, so as to leave an air-chamber between the same and the under side of the cap, into which the salt enters as comminuted by and shaken through the movable device previous to the salt passing through the perforated cap, said movable device acting to comminute the salt. This movable device is preferably in the form of a foraminous plate provided with a suitable support and a means for limiting its extent of movement, the same being properly guided in the neck of the salt-receptacle and movable along the same. This movable device is provided with series of projections rising from the general plane of the structure either from one or both sides of the same, and where the foraminous plate is employed these projections are preferably from both sides of the plate, and I prefer to employ in connection therewith a center pin adapted to contact with the under surface of the perforated cap at the center thereof, so as to assist in limiting the extent of movement.
In the drawings,
By means of the device employed by me the internal space is separated divisionally at about the base of the neck, so that between the under side of the cap and said point of separation or division there is a chamber formed in the neck, the function of which is to break up the salt in the body portion
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I claim as my invention—
1. A salt-receptacle having one end thereof perforated, a pulverizing device loosely mounted in said receptacle near said perforated end and adapted to produce a chamber near said end substantially separate from the body of the receptacle holding the salt and means on said receptacle for supporting said pulverizing device and for guiding the same to give said device a slight axial movement with respect to said receptacle when the same is shaken.
2. A salt-receptacle having one end thereof perforated, a pulverizing device loosely mounted in said receptacle near said perforated end and adapted to produce a chamber near said end substantially separate from the body of the receptacle holding the salt, means on said receptacle for supporting the pulverizing device and devices forming part of the pulverizing device and extending out from the periphery thereof within said chamber for guiding said pulverizing device during a slight axial movement imparted thereto with respect to the receptacle when the same is shaken.
3. The combination with the body and neck of a salt receptacle or shaker and a removable cap therefor, of a device adapted to fit and temporarily remain within the neck of the shaker and produce therein a chamber substantially separate from the body of the receptacle holding the salt, and said device being loosely held at portions thereof between the cap and portions of the neck of the receptacle whereby a slight reciprocatory movement is given to said device when the receptacle is shaken.
4. The combination with the body and neck of a salt receptacle or shaker and a removable cover therefor, the neck being provided with notches of appreciable depth at intervals in the upper edge, of a device adapted to fit and temporarily remain within the neck of the shaker and produce therein a chamber substantially separate from the body of the receptacle holding the salt, and guide-arms forming part of said movable device whose diameter is slightly less than that of the neck of the receptacle, with overturned ends to the arms received in but of relatively less diameter than the depth of the notches said notches serving as a means of support normally for said movable device whereby an axial movement may be given to said device by the shaking of the structure as held in the hand.
5. The combination with the body and neck of a salt receptacle or shaker, the neck having notches in the rim, and a removable perforated cap for the receptacle, of a foraminous plate adapted to be received and temporarily remain in the neck of the salt-shaker, devices engaging said notches for supporting said foraminous plate loosely in position so that there is formed a chamber in the neck separate from the chamber holding the salt, whereby the salt shaken is obliged to pass through the foraminous plate and through the chamber in the neck before reaching the perforated cap and simultaneous therewith a movement is given to the said movable device axially of the salt-shaker.
6. The combination with the body and neck of a salt receptacle or shaker, the neck having notches in the rim and a removable perforated cap for the receptacle, of a foraminous plate adapted to be received in the neck of the salt-shaker and having pointed projections extending out therefrom and at right angles to the plane thereof and guide-arms whose extreme diameter across the plate is slightly less than the inner diameter of the neck with the upper ends of said arms overturned and received in the notches of the neck and thereby supported, said notches providing for a predetermined and limited movement of the said foraminous plate and its projections axially of the salt-shaker and simultaneous with the removal of the salt.
Signed by me this 4th day of October, 1905.
Geo. T. Pinckney,
Bertha M. Allen.