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Publication numberUS1063154 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 27, 1913
Filing dateApr 4, 1912
Priority dateApr 4, 1912
Publication numberUS 1063154 A, US 1063154A, US-A-1063154, US1063154 A, US1063154A
InventorsFrank Bergen
Original AssigneeJoseph Nester
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Packaging bottles.
US 1063154 A
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F. BERGEN. PAGK AGING BOTTLES. APPLICATION PILED APB.4, 1912.

Patented May 27, 1913.

* UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

FRANK BERGEN, OF EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO JOSEPH NESTER, OF EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS.

PACKAGING BOTTLES.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 2'7, 1913.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FRANK BERGEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of East St. Louis, St. Clair county, and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Packaging Bottles, of which the following is a specification.

I-Ieretofore it has been the general practice of bottle manufacturers to deliver the bottles to their customers without adequate care to prevent dust and germs getting into the interior thereof or immediately around the mouth; and the object of my invention is to safeguard the bottles against dirt and germs until the customer is ready to use them.

Other objects of my invention will be apparent hereinafter.

The invention consists principally in a package formed by pressing the bottle, with a sheet of paper or suitable fabric over its mouth, into a flexible or resilient jacket of protective material adapted to clamp or bind the paper in place; and it also consists in themethod of packaging such bottle.

In the accompanying drawing, which forms part of this specification, and wherein like symbols refer to like parts wherever they occur, Figure 1 is a side view of a package embodying my invention; Fig. 2 is a sectional view thereof, and Fig. 8 is a detail of the sheet of paper.

When the bottle comes from the furnace it is perfectly aseptic; but before it is used,

it may become contaminated by dust or germs floating in the air.- To avoid this condition, according to the present invention, the bottle 1 is provided with a'cork or stopper 2 inserted lightly into the mouth thereof, so that it may be easily withdrawn tobe permanently inserted afterthe bottle is filled.

A jacket or protective shell 3 is made of corrugated paper or other material adapted for the protection of bottles. This jacket is of such size that thebottle may be inserted into it lengthwise, and, when inserted, will be held frictionally therein by the resilience of the jacket. Preferably, the jacket is open at both ends and of a length slightly longer than the body portion of the bottle.

Before inserting the bottle endvvise into the jacket, a sheet of paper t is laid bet-ween the bottle and the jacket so that the rela tive movement of the bottle and the jacket will carry the middle portion of the paper entirely through the jacket leaving the marginal portions thereof clamped between the jacket and the bottle. In order to keep the paper in this condition, the sheet of paper must be large enough to reach from the mouth some distance below the shoulder of the bottle.

The package above described has the important advantage of holding the lightly inserted cork in place so as to prevent the loss of the cork and insure the cleanliness of the interior of the bottle. At the same time, the paper protector prevents the dust and germs from getting access to any portion of the neck of the bottle. Besides, each bottle being packed separately is not only protected against breakage during shipment, but the protection of each individual bottle continues until it is ready for use. When particular precaution is desirable, the cork may be treated with some aseptic or antiseptic preparation and the sheet of paper or fabric may likewise be treated with any desired preparation or coating to more fully protect the bottle.

What I claim is:

1. A package comprising a bottle, a protective jacket therefor and a sheet of paper or like material extending over the mouth thereof and frictionally held by thejacket against the surface of the bottle.

2. A package comprising a bottle, a cork lightly inserted therein, a jacket and a sheet of paper or like material extending over said bottle and frictionally held by said jacket against the body of said bottle.

3. A package comprising a bottle, a jacket of protective material therefor and a sheet of paper or like material, the middle portion of which rests against the month end of the bottle and the marginal portions of which are frictionally held by the jacket against the surface of the bottle.

4. A package comprising a bottle with a band of corrugated paper constituting a Signed at St. Louis, Missouri, this 30th continuous jacket open at its ends, and a face of the bottle. sheet of paper or like material whose middle portion rests against the mouth end of the FRANK BERGEN bottle and Whose marginal portions are fric- \Vitnesses:

t nal y eld by s d ba d gain t t s J AM CA R,

face of the bottle. ALBERT H. CROISSANT.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, hin ton, D

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/89
Cooperative ClassificationB65D23/0842