Soap dispensing device

  • US RE42,707 E1
  • Filed: 05/23/2008
  • Issued: 09/20/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A dispensing device comprising a base, a cover and a valve, in which the cover is releasably attached to the base by means of first hinge means, movement of the entire cover defined by first hinge means acting to operate the valve, and in which the cover is also attached to the base by second hinge means, the movement of the cover defined by said second hinge means exposing the base for loading or unloading a container of material to be dispensed, said movement defined by the second hinge means being prevented unless the cover is detached from the first hinge means, and in which the dispensing device is provided with retention means adapted to prevent the release of the cover from the first hinge means until a resiliently biased trigger member is depressed.

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