by Thomas Hawk
An object of weed killer is to provide a dispenser which will automatically dispense weed killer down along a pole such as a telephone or telegraph pole.
Another object of weed killer is to provide a weed killer dispenser which is inexpensive to manufacture and easy to install on poles, such as telephone and telegraph poles.
A further object of weed killer is to provide a weed killer dispenser which when dispersed in rain water can flow down along the pole to kill any weeds or vines thereon.
A further object of weed killer is to provide a weed killer dispenser which requires minimal servicing.
The above objects and others are achieved by providing a weed killer dispenser which is adapted to be mounted on and disposed about a pole such as a telephone or telegraph pole. The dispenser includes a box-like holder for water and weed killer which is dispersible in the water. The holder has a recessed top which defines a water receiving perforated tray through which rain water may flow into the holder. The top is readily removable from the holder. Weed killer containers, such as porous nylon bags, are provided in the holder. The containers are connected to the top of the holder so as to be readily removable therewith from the holder and readily replaceable. The dispenser also includes a liquid distributor comprising a pair of tubes. Each of the tubes has a first substantially semi-circular part adapted to surround substantially one half of the pole and a second substantially vertical part connected to the first part. The second part is in direct fluid communication at one end thereof with the holder through the bottom thereof to receive weed killer dispersed in the water from the holder. Each of the tubes may be pivoted relative to the holder through the second part thereof so as to be openable and closable for mounting and dismounting the dispenser on the pole. A spring is provided between the two tubes for biasing them toward each other so as to normally close them about the pole. The first part of each of the tubes has a plurality of spaced radially outwardly extending holes therein through which the weed killer dispersed in the water may flow downwardly along the pole to kill any weeds or vines thereon.