A portable laundry detergent dispensing system comprising: a light weight case having a removable cover and bottom and having internal walls and floors for supporting separate containers holding liquid and powder detergents and fabric softeners and having a portion of available space therein for holding a money change holder and for storing other items; a solid dispensing means for dispensing precise quantities of solid connected to the case and said powder detergent container through a cylindrical dump cup supported by a dump cup housing affixed to case and in supporting contact to said powder detergent container; and a pump assembly means for dispensing precise quantities of liquid connected to the front of the case and to the liquid containers through flexible plastic tubing.
FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of the assembled portable laundry detergent dispensing system in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;
With reference to the accompanying drawings, FIG. 1 of the present invention is a perspective view of an assembled portable laundry detergent dispensing system having a plastic light weight case 1 with retractable assemblies inside and a plastic cover 2. The case is provided with a flexible shoulder strap 3 made of any suitable fabric, plastic or leather material attached to the outside of case 1 by loops 4. Within case 1 and separated by walls and floors are three dispensing containers, chemically treated for resisting the caustic action of detergents, the one for liquid detergent 5, a second for liquid fabric softener 6 and a third for powder detergent 7 each having screw caps 8 on their respective tops for loading of their contents and preventing spillage in handling. The two liquid containing containers are each provided with a hand pump assembly 12 connected to retractable flexible plastic tubing 19 (see FIG. 2) of a few feet in length for dispensing the liquid. It may be noted that a typical pistol-grip type pump proved unsuitable for this application due to the viscosity of the liquids involved. At the base of the powder detergent dispensing container 7 can be found a dump cup assembly 10 having as an element thereof a cylindrical dump cup 17 (see FIG. 2) which has an opening therein for the loading and unloading thereof, said dump cup 17 having as an integral part thereof a handle for rotation of the cup to dispense the contents into a removable measuring cup 9 the case 1 having a receptacle 11 for receiving said measuring cup 9. To the rear of the softener container 6 is a storage space 13 made available for holding the measuring cup 9 when not in use, a plastic stirring rod (not shown) for breaking up any lumps in the powder detergent, and other items the user cares to carry. In addition, affixed to the inside rear wall of case 1 is a money change holder 14 for nickles, dimes and quarters, the coinage normally required in a commercial Laundromat™.
It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide a portable laundry detergent dispensing system in which the aforementioned problems can be overcome and which can dispense powdered detergent in addition to liquid, and which has a provision for dispensing fabric softener as well. Furthermore, provision is made to carry coins and other accessories necessary when using a commercial laundry.