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Publication numberUS1090422 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1914
Filing dateJul 22, 1912
Priority dateJul 22, 1912
Publication numberUS 1090422 A, US 1090422A, US-A-1090422, US1090422 A, US1090422A
InventorsJohn W Stovall, John T Furniss
Original AssigneeJohn W Stovall, John T Furniss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle-seal-detaching device.
US 1090422 A
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Patented Mar. 14'?, 1914.









Specification of Letters atent.

Patented Mar. 17, 191e.

To all whom itxmay/ concern Be it known that we, JOHN W. S'rovALL and JOHN T. Funnies, both of Stovall county of Coahoma, and State of Mississippi7 have invent-ed certain new and useful Improvements in Bottle-Seal-Detaching Devices; and we hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form'part of this specification.

This invention is a novel improvement in means for detaching seals from bottles, and` its object is to provide a device whereby bottle seals, of the kind commonly called crown seals and the like, can be quickly detached from the bottle and the seals be direct-ed into a suitable receptacle out of the way. The device can also be made more or less ornamental in appearance.

The invention consists in the novel construction of the device such as illustrated in the accompanying drawings and hereinafter described with reference thereto.

In said drawings Figure '1 is a front view ofthe complete device. Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view on line 2-2, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse section on line 3 3 Fig. 1.

-Thc device as shown in the drawings may be conveniently made of sheet metal and comprises a metal base plate which has a seal detachcr l near its upper end which is preferably formed by stamping a portion of the metal outwardly from the plate so as to detach the projection' from the plate at its lower edge butvleave it united therewith at top and sides. As shown the projection is parti-globular in shape and presents an ornamental appearance. The lower projectv-v ing edge 1 ot this dctacher is preferably? bent inwardly as shown at l both tov strengthen the lower edge of the detacher and also to insure the catching of the edge of the bottle seal when inserted thereunder v (see Fig. 2).

Below the seal detacher 1 is a seal catcher '3, which is preferablyiiormed like, but rehowever is preferably flared outwardly as shown at 3 to insure its catching the de tached seals.

The strip of metal2between the detacher and catcher is preferably corrugated vertically, as shown, to lessen the liability of lateral slipping of the bottle neck or seal under the detacher lip when the seal is being detached and to prevent chipping the mouth of the bottle. Y

The device may be attached to a support 4 by screws '4a or other suitable means; and this support may be of any suitable kind, and may be the side of a counter or box; and the support 4 is provided with an opening 4b which coincides with the seal catcher 3 so that the detached seals caught-by the catcher are directed into this opening 4b and thence into a chute 5 the upper end of which may be attached to the support 4 beside and over the opening 4b; and the lower end of this spout or chute may be ext-ended to any suitable point where it is desired to discharge t 'e detached seals. As shown the chute directs the detached seals into a boX Gwhich may be placed on the licor. The chute may be of any desired cross section, and can be made of metal or other suitable material.

The operation of the device is very simple; the head of the bottle with theseal is introduced beneath the detacher 1 and against the corrugated strip 2 with the upper edge of the seal engaging the lip 1B of the detacher, as indicated in full lines in Fig. 2; the body of the bottle is then lowered to the position indicated in dotted linesl in Fig. 2, which causes the detacher to force the' seal off they' bottle neck; and the seal drops into the 1 catcher 3 and thence passes through the *chute 5 into the receptacle 6, or other suitable receiver.

The device would be useful if attached to an imperforate wall or support, as catcher' 3 would hold a number of seals.

What we claim is:

1. A bottle seal de-taching deviceV comprising a plate having a projecting detaching device. said plate also having a projecting parti-globular seal catcher below the said detaching device. .f`

i 2. A bottle seal detaching device comprising a plate having a projecting detachng device provided with a seal-cngaging lower edge, a corrugated slip preventing strip below the detacher, and a projecting seal catcher below the said strip.

3. A seal det-aching device comprising a plate having a projecting detaching device 3.0 stamping the metal outwardly from the plate so'as to leave an intermediate strip.

'4. The herein described seal detaching device comprising a plate having a projecting parti-globular detaching device provided with a seal engaging lower edge, a c0rru' from the plate.

In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our own, we allix our signatures Ain presence of two witnesses.'


In presence of- A CHAS. W. CLARK,


. Copies ofl this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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US4869133 *Jun 24, 1988Sep 26, 1989Novatek Medical Inc.Device for removing and retaining contaminated stoppers
US7556623Aug 3, 2004Jul 7, 2009Amgen Inc.Tool for use with a medication vial and/or a syringe
U.S. Classification81/3.8, 81/3.27
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/16