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Publication numberUS1094192 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 21, 1914
Filing dateJul 23, 1913
Priority dateJul 23, 1913
Publication numberUS 1094192 A, US 1094192A, US-A-1094192, US1094192 A, US1094192A
InventorsEmmett L Bean
Original AssigneeEmmett L Bean
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jar cap and handle.
US 1094192 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 21, 1914.

Application filed July 23, 1913. Serial No. 780,723.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EMMETT L. BEAN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Erie, in the county of Erie and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Jar Gaps and Handles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to jar caps and handles designed more particularly for use with milk jars, but which is capable of use on various kinds of cans, ars, bottles and similar receptacles.

One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a cover and cap for milk jars which will prevent dirt and dust gathering around the mouth of the jar after it has been filled with milk or cream and which will also serve as a handle for carrying the jar from place to place and which when removed from the jar will leave the milk can practically clean and in the same condition it was when it was originally filled.

Milk jars are usually provided with a paper disk cover and are handled by grasping the nozzle of the jar and in this way dirt and filth are collected by the nozzle of the jar and since it cannot be well cleaned with a paper disk cover, many times disease germs are carried by the neck and nozzle of the jar.

My invention is designed particularly to serve as a sanitary precaution and to give to the user a clean jar top and to prevent dust, dirt and germs from collecting around the top of the jar before and after it has been delivered to the customer.

These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a jar cap and handle secured to the upper end of a milk jar, said cap and handle being made in accordance with my invention; Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the neck and mouth of the jar and through the cap and a portion of the handle; Fig. 3 is a top plan View of the same showing in dotted-lines the two members of the handle swung outward to release the cap from the bead at the top of the jar; Fig. 1 is an under side plan view of the cap and showing the handle members and the clamping elements in one position in dotted lines and the other position in full lines; Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the renewable paper cover for the top of the jar; Fig. 6 is a side elevation of a portion of the top of the cap and showing the slot for the sliding paper cover and the handle member removed from the cap.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates a metal cap adapted to fit over the neck of a milk jar or other receptacle and provided with a flaring lower end 2 which is adapted to rest upon the body of the milk ar 3. The cap 1 is provided with a comparatively thick, soft, compressible rubber disk 1 which is held up against the inside of the top 5 by friction. The cap 1 v is provided with a slot 6 on a line with the lower side of the compressible disk 1 toreceive a removable jar cover 7 which may be made of paper or similar inexpensive material which may be readily renewed whenever desired. This cover 7 is provided with stop ears 8 to prevent said cover from being pushed too far into the cap 1.

The handle is formed of two resilient wire members which are pivoted in parallel relation by extending horizontally through the cap 1 and the terminal ends of the handle members are pivoted at their ends in annular bosses 9 and these ends are headed up as at 10 to prevent their removal. The handle members comprise the cams or eccentrics 11 which are adapted to engage the neck of the bottle or jar 3 immediately under the mouth bead 12 and to pull the mouth of the bottle upward against the paper cover 7 and the compressible disk 4:, when the handle members are engaged as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Extending from the members 11 are the vertical portions 13 of the handle and the members 13 are bent inwardly as at 14 and the terminal ends of the inwardly bent portions 15 are bent at right angles to form engaging lugs 16, said lugs being grooved to form seats for the members 15 and to hold them in engaged position. When the two members 13 are pressed together by the hand, the handle members are disconnected, owing to the fact that the lugs 6 move downward and permit the two members 13 to swing into the position shown in dotted lines in Figs. 8 and 4. When these members are thrown in this position, the cam members 11 are released from the bead 12 of the jar and the cap can then be readily removed from the jar.

From the foregoing, it will be obvious that a jar cap and handle made in accordance with my invention, can be readily 'milk or cream While the nozzle and mouth of the jar are clean and after it has been once placed in position, the jar can be moved about by means of the handle and the mouth of the jar is kept clean and sanitary. When ever it is required to remove the cap, a slight pressure by the hand upon the two members 13 Will disconnect the tWo inner ends of the handle and permit the members to be thrown down to release the cams from the bead 12 and permit the cap to be removed.

My invention is comparatively simple in construction, is cleanly, is sanitary and will prevent the collection of dust, dirt and germs around the jar of milk or cream.

I claim:

1. A jar cap and handle comprising a cap provided with a compressible disk inside the same, said cap having a slot therein, a renewable cover adapted to be inserted in said slot, a jar having a mouth bead, handle I members pivoted to the cap and provided With eccentric members to engage said .mouth bead, and adapted to be brought t0- gether and interlocked at their ends, and unlocked by pressing the members together.

2. A jar handle and cap comprising a jar having a mouth head, a metal cap toextend over the neck of the jar, a compressible rubber disk in the cap, the latter being slotted to permit a paper cover to be inserted over the top of the jar, pivoted handle members having cam portions to engage underneath the mouth bead of the jar, said handle mem bers having locking lugs at their terminal ends to engage the members of the handle and to be released for Withdrawing the cap from the jar.

In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in presence of two Witnesses.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents. each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4161257 *May 24, 1977Jul 17, 1979Genossenschaft Vebo Solothurnische Eingliederungs-Statte fur BehinderteClosure for vacuum bottles and the like
U.S. Classification215/316, 215/396, 215/349
Cooperative ClassificationB65D41/02