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US1252543A
US1252543A US20409517A US1252543A US 1252543 A US1252543 A US 1252543A US 20409517 A US20409517 A US 20409517A US 1252543 A US1252543 A US 1252543A
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    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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H. S. BRETTON.

CONTAINER.

APPLlcAnoN FILED JULY s. 1913. RENEwEn Nov.26.19|1.

l,252,543 Patented Jan. 8,1918.

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H. S. BRETTON.

CONTAINER.

APPLICATION FILED IuLY 8.1913. IIEIIEWED Nov. 2s. 1917.

HARRY S. BBETTON, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR T0 ASA H. ANDREWS, JB., 0F AURORA, ILLINOIS.

CONTAINER.

Application led July 8, 1913, Serial No. 777,888.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, HARRY S. BRETTON, a

kcitizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Containers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to containers made of metal or other suitable material, and particularly to combined seals orclosures and pouring spouts or lips for cans or other receptacles designed for holding viscousor heavy liquids, and one of its objects is to provide a combined closure and pouring spout adapted to close within the lane of the surface of the container to which it is attached `and which, when opened, will form an elicient pouring spout or lip whereby the contents of the receptacle may be vdischarged, which combined closure and spout is adapted when closed to securely seal the receptacle against evaporation or escape of the contents and against the entrance of dirt, insects or other foreign matter, and to further protect the contents from the drying effect of air.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a closure and spout of the character described which embodies surfaces agpted for engagement with surfaces on the Ab y of the container whereby a close sealing engagement is secured when opened up as a spout or closed down as a seal or closure.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a pivoted, sector-shaped closure and spout having flanges orr side walls provided with comparatively thin'or reduced edges movable through guide notches in the coacting wall of the container and adapted to close within receiving flanges on the container in such manner as to practically her-- metically seal the container when the said combined seal and closure is in closed position.

A still further object of the invention is to provide simple and effective means for preventing undue movement of the combined seal and closure on its pivot, to adapt fsaid combined seal and closure to always move within a determined plane, and to prevent loosening of the hinge, as well as to effect a closure around the hinge forming portions to minimize or prevent leakage between the same.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. S, 191918.

Renewed November 26, 1917..V Serial No. 204,095.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a combined seal and spout of the character described, which is neat, sanitary, adapted to be inexpensively made and applied from the underside in the process of manufacture so as to reduce cost of assemblage, and which may be employed in con junction with containers of different forms or shapes.

With these and other objects in view, which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying draw ings, in which: h

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container embodying my invention, showing the combined seal and pouring spout in open' or discharge position;

Fi 2 is an elevation of the container,

Fig. 8 isy a plan view of the blank from which the same is made;

Fig. 9 isan interior elevation looking toward the outlet; and

Fig. 10 i'sV a similar view, showing a modification.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a, can or container of any desired form and size, and of a type commonly used for C OII- taining and dispensin olive and other oils, varnishes and other lie substances. One of the walls 2 .of this container is provided with a discharge outlet 3. 'This outlet 3 comprises an opening of oblong rectangular form made by cutting out a portionof the wall 2, and, as shown,l the said wall 2 is provided with guide notches 4 which inter.- sect the relatively inner end of the opening in line with its side walls 5 after the marginal edges thereof are turned inwardly to forml the sealing flanges hereinafter described, and which extend inwardly beyond `its inner end wall 6.

The outlet opening 3 is adapted to be Sealed by a combined closure and spout comknuckles 10, through which knuckles a pin-y tle or pin 11 is passed, thus hinging or pivoting the said combined closure and spout to swing or tilt upon said pin as an axls.

The walls 8 are triangular or sectorshaped and have their vertices coinciding with the axis 11, and said walls form with the body or-plate 7 a tilting, sector-shaped,

triangular or trough-shaped spout whereby' the contents of the can may be served or poured out in a neat and cleanly manner, and without liability of such contents dripping or spilling over onto the body of the can. When the combined closure and spout is in open position, as shown in Figs. l and '4, it projects outwardly substantially at right angles to the wall 2, thus enablmg thel contents of the can, when said can 1s prop-- erly tilted, to be poured out. When the combined closure and spout is in closed positlon,

`as` shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 6, the plate 7 occupies the opening 3 and lies substantially flush with the wall 2, while the walls 8 disa pear or project into the can, the combined c osure and spout as a whole, therefore, disappearing or closin within the confines of t e can and within interiorly of) the plane of the wall 2 or sur ace of the can to which said combined closure andspout is attached.

The curved edges12 of the walls 8 move in Athe guide notches 4 and are thus positively guided in their movements to' preventv -lateral movements of the combmed closure and spout and to maintain said walls 8 1n close contact with the walls 5 to seal the sides of the outlet 3 against the escape of the contents'of the can and the entrance of dust, dirt, etc. These edges 124 are beveled down, thinned or tapered to lmife edges, so

that they will free the notches 4 of any material tending to clog therein and so that they will also enable guide notches of comparatively restricted width to be used, and the walls of the notches and thesurfaces 8 to be accurately fitted in order to avoid entrance of air or leakage of the contents at this point. I'may, however, omit the beveled surfaces and have the edges 12 of the same thickness as the material of the walls 8.

shown,- theinner free edges of the walls 8 have flanges or portions 14 facing forwardly and bent parallel with said walls to provide hook-shaped flanges, which flanges are adapted for ooaction with inwardly-extending resilient flanges 15 bent inwardly from the side walls 5 of the opening 3. The

lianges 14 and to be received and inclosed thereby when the combined seal and closure is opened, thus securel sealing or closing the spaces or crevices between the walls 5 and walls 8 to positively prevent any escape of the confined material at such points when the combined seal and spoutis opened. It will further be seen that these anges are also. adapted to interlock to ether, thus firmly and rigidly supportingt e combined seal and closure when o ened and relieving the hinge pin'or pint e from any strain which might otherwisefall thereon. The combined seal and closure will, accordingly, be positively guided in its opening and clos- /lng movements, prevented from wabbling or playing laterally on its hinge, and the hlnge stayed or reinforced a ainst all strain, thus obv1ating any when the combined seal and closure is closed. It will further be seen, from the foregoing description, that the interlockingianges serve ossibillty of loosening of the parts and lea age through the outlet stantially at a right angle to the wall 2,

while the plate 7, forming in this operation the bottom of the trough-shaped spout, will have a somewhat greater angle of inclination in order to facilitate the outflow of the contents. For the purpose of further stayknuckle 9, so as to close the space between said knuckle and the lower en d wall of the outlet 3 against `the admission of air or leakage of the contents, while providing a resiln 'ient member which maintains a constant frictional bearing contact against the hinge knuckle 9 to reinforce the hinge while at the same time holding the combined seal and spout in its fully opened, fully closed or any intermediate stage of adjustment. The outer or free end wall 17 of the plate 7 is provided with a thumb or finger-piece or projection 18 which is offset outwardly or made of concavo-convex Y. form, so that, when the combined seal and spout is in closed position, the

' shown in Fig. 10.

From the foregoing description it will be apparent that the invention provides adevice which, when open, will project and form a pouring lip or spout whereby the contents' of the can or receptacle may be conveniently and cleanly discharged, and which, when closed, will lie wholly within the can or receptacleand flush with the outer surface thereof, thus sealing the outlet against leakage, evaporation or drying out of the contents from the effects of air, as well as the entrance of dust, dirt and insects, while permitting the can or receptacle to be packed in close engagement with others of its kinds for storage, shipment or display. The conveniences of the device in providing a seal or closure which serves .as a pouring spout when opened and disappears into and lies flush with the outer surface of the receptacle when closed will be readily apparent and it will be seen that the present invention provides special reliable and eiiicient means for reinforcing the combined seal and closure at all times, staying and reinforcing the hinge and relieving it from excess strain and removing from the combined seal and closure any portion of the contents of the can which may adhere to the side walls thereof. While, in the present instance, I have shown the application ofthe invention to one of the flat side walls of a rectangular can or receptacle, it is to be understood that the invention may be applied to other forms of receptacles, such as to the depressed end Walls of condensed milk cans and the like, and that accordingly the invention is not restricted in its application to any particular type of container or receptacle.

For greater security in sealing the outlet and preventing possible accidental opening ofthe combined seal and spout until the container is to be opened for use of its contents, an auxiliary sealing device 19 may be employed, the same consisting of a strip of soft brass or other soft (malleable) metal or material of sufficient dimensions to overlie and cover the outlet and combined seal and spout. This strip is secured to the wall v2 all around the opening 3 by means of soft solder or a suitable cement 20 so as to hermetically close the outlet and `hold the combined seal and spout against opening movement. At one end said strip is provided with a finger'tab 21 by which it may be gripped and removed when it is desired of cement employed permitting of said strip being clearly detached. This strip enables the receptacle to be safely packed and shipped and kept hermetically sealed for an indefinite period and it further serves as a protection against fraud or refilling, as visual evidence will be given of any displacement of the strip or its removal and replacement or the substitution of another strip. Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. A container having a discharge opening and guide notches at one end of said opening in alinement with the side walls ,to open the can, the soft solder or character thereof, and a closure for said opening pivoted to the opposite end wall thereof, said closure comprislng a body plate havingrigid side walls to form a pouring spout, Said side walls of the closure being provided with longitudinally-curved, beveled-edge projections extending on an arc concentric with the pivot and movable within said guidenotches.

2. A container having an opening therein, straight ianges extendlng inwardly in parallel relation from the side walls of the opening, a combined closure and spout hinged or pivoted to said containerand movable within said opening, and portions upon the side walls of the s out bent forwardly from the ends thereo to provide hookq shaped flanges adapted to receive and interlock with said straight anges when 'said combined closure and spout is moved outwardly to open position.

3. A container having an opening, a combined closure and spout pivotally supported for movement within said opening, and interengaging iianges upon the container and combined closure and spout adapted to ,interlock when the said combined closure and spout is open to reinforce the same and seal the sides of the opening against the escape of the contents of the container.

4. A container having a discharge opening, anges along the side walls of said opening, a combined closure and spout hinged or pivoted to swing through said opening, said combined closure and spout including side walls and anges upon the inner edges of said side walls disposed parallel with said side walls and adapted to receive and engage the fianges on the container when said combined closure and spout is opened.

5. A container having a discharge opening provided with parallel side walls, a sector shaped combined closure and spout pivoted to one of the end walls of the opening to swing therethrough, said closure comprising a bottom or body plate and side l opening disposed parallel with the side walls of the closure and having free edges acting as wipers thereon, and stop members at the rear ends of said side walls of the closure adapted for engagement with said wiper flanges to limit the outward motion of the receptacle.

6. A container having a discharge opening, a sectorshaped'spout pivotally mounted at its vertex at one end of the opening to swing therethrough, said spout comprising a body or bottom plate and side walls rigid therewith, said side Walls having rear edges with forwardly bent flanges adapted to come substantially in parallel relation to the side walls of 'the opening when i the spout is f swung outwardly, and coacting inwardly extending flanges upon the side walls of the opening adapted for interlocking engagement to e'ect a sealing connection when the spout is thrown open, the said fl .es upon the side walls of the openings also serving as wipers having free edges arranged to scrape the surfaces of the side walls of th spout.

7. As a new article of manufacture, a spout for containers comprising a sectorshaped body, said body consisting of a bottom plate, side walls rigid with the bottom plate and having longitudinally-curved free edges, said walls having their inner ends projecting beyond the inner end of the bottom plate, al knuckle at the inner end of the bottom plate, a finger tab at the outer end thereof, and portions bent backwardly from lthe inner ends of the side Walls to form stop flanges. v

In testimony whereof I aiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.

HARRY s. BRTTON.

Witnesses CHAS. HENDERSON, STEPHEN J. GUNN.

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US2713956A (en) * 1953-08-26 1955-07-26 John E Everett Hermetically sealed coffee can
US3096913A (en) * 1962-03-02 1963-07-09 Corley Clifton Dispensing container and apparatus
US3341091A (en) * 1965-10-23 1967-09-12 Charles L Lovercheck Container cover
US3628707A (en) * 1968-09-28 1971-12-21 Norddeutsche Affinerie Packing container for scatterable particulate material

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2713956A (en) * 1953-08-26 1955-07-26 John E Everett Hermetically sealed coffee can
US3096913A (en) * 1962-03-02 1963-07-09 Corley Clifton Dispensing container and apparatus
US3341091A (en) * 1965-10-23 1967-09-12 Charles L Lovercheck Container cover
US3628707A (en) * 1968-09-28 1971-12-21 Norddeutsche Affinerie Packing container for scatterable particulate material

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