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Publication numberUS1137248 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1915
Filing dateMar 28, 1914
Priority dateMar 28, 1914
Publication numberUS 1137248 A, US 1137248A, US-A-1137248, US1137248 A, US1137248A
InventorsArthur St John Whitney
Original AssigneeArthur St John Whitney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spouted container.
US 1137248 A
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Patented Apr. 27, 1915.

INVENTOR.

A TTORNE Y.

WITNESSES THE NORRIS PETERS 50., PHOTQL/THQ. WASHINGTON 0 c.

ARTH R srr. JOHN WHITNEY, or sent FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ARTHUR ST. JoHN WHITNEY, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county ofSan Francisco and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spouted Containers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to the class of containers provided with spouts. My invention is applicable ages, containers and other vesselsmade of metal, paper, or other material, for inclosing various commodities. I have, in practice, foundit useful in connection with containers for fluent solids, such, for example, as salt.

.The object of my invention is to provide a spouted container of simple, serviceable, efficient, strong and economical construction, and to this end my invention consists in the novel spouted-container.which I shallnow' fully describe, by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- 7 Figure l is a perspective view of my, spouted-container. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view, enlarged. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view, enl larged. Fig. 4: is a longitudinal sectional view of the outer memberof the spout. Fig.

5 is a similar viewoftheinner member of the spout.

- 1 is the container.

circumference.

The spout comprises an inner member and an outer member. 'The inner member is a' hollow core 2, provided with a flange 3 on one end constituting a disk-like head,

said flange having its inner face beveled or i concaved as shown at 4:, to form a funnellike surface leading to the'hollow of the member. The outer member is a hollow sleeve 5 adapted to fit the core 2. The outer ,member is provided with a flange 6 on one end. These two members of the spout may be made of any suitable material and" of any suitable cross section. In practice, I

prefer, for economical constructive reasons,

I to make them of wood and of circular section. In applying the spout to the container, the

Specification of Letters Patent.

to cans, pack This may be ofany. suitable material and shape. It is here SPOUTED CONTAINER.

Patent-ed Apr. 27, 1915.

Application filed March 28, 1914. Serial No. 828,046.

operator, while the head of the can is still open, passes the inner member 2 from within outwardly through a hole previously made in the can, until the flange 3 of said member fits up closelv against the inner surface of the can wall, surrounding the hole. Then, he dips the flanged end of the outer member 5 in an adhesive,bath,such, for example, as thick glue, so that, asis indicated in Fig. 4, by the dotted line at 7, a thin film of glue attaches itself to the face of the flange 6 and c'rossesthe opening of said. outer member, and thereupon while holding the flange, 3 of the inner member tightly against the inner wall of the can, he now fits the outer member uponthe inner member, until the flange 6 of said outer member is pressed home against the outer surface of the can wall, in which position the outer end of the outer member projects beyond the outer end of the inner member. In this operation the film of glue which had crossed the opening of the outer member, is

squeezed between the adjacent surfaces of the two members, in a more or less complete film, assisindicated by 8 in Figs. 2 and 3, p

.at Sfin said figures, to cause said flange to adhere to the can wall. Acork 10, provided with an extracting string 11, isthen fitted in the spout in engagement with the. core 2..

By thus having the cork engage the inner member, the extraction of the cork will not tend to loosen the outer member from the body as might otherwise be the case.

It will now be seen that the wall of the can is clamped rigidly between the two flanges 3 and 6, which form a tight joint therewith; that the spout is able to resist pressure either from within or from without; that the projection of the outer member beyond the inner member, effectually protects the inner member from any pressure tending to force it inwardly; that because of the concaved or beveled inner facev of the flange 3, making a kind of funnel of it, the contents of the can will flow freely through the spout and be discharged easily; and that by reason of the location of the spout in the side, of the can near its end, the entire contents may be discharged without waste.

I claim i 1. A containerfor salt and the like provided with a discharge opening, and a spout associated with said opening provided with 2/ a II a 1,137,248

a hollow fastening part passed through the opening and formed with a disk-like head engaging the inner surface of the container Wall to prevent outward displacement of said part, the exposed inner surface of said disk'being beveled from the bore o f said hollowpart laterally toward the perlphery of the disk to provide an enlarged-funnel the opening therein, means for securing the parts together, and to SitlCl wall, and a I Copies of thispat'ent rnay be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the I WashingtonyD. C.

stopper engaging the inner hollowpart of the spout and detachable through the end thereof, substantially as described; a

3. A container of the character described provided with'a discharge opening, and a two-part spout associated with said opening and comprising interfitting hollow parts flanged at adjacent ends toreceive therebetween the wall of the container surrounding the opening therein, means for securing the parts together and to said wall, and a detachable stopper removable from the end of the spout adapted to close the opening at said end'of the spout when not in use, substantiallyas described.

4'. A container ofth e character described provided with a discharge opening and a two part spout associated with said opening and comprising 'interfitting hollow parts flanged at adjacent ends to receive therebetween the wallofthe container surrounding a the opening therein, means for securing the parts together to said wall, said last imentioned means comprising an adhesive substance interposed between the inner end of the outer part of the spout and the outer wall of the container and also between the adjacent surfaces of the interfitting partsof the spout, substantially as described.

. 5. A container of-the character described provided with a discharge opening, and a two-part spout associated with said opening and comprising interfitting hollow parts flanged at adjacent ends to receive therebetween the wall of the container surrounding the opening therein, means for securing the parts together and to said wall, said means constituting a direct fastening between the wall of the container and the outer part of the spout, and a direct fastening between the parts of the spout, substantially as described.

6. A container of the character described provided with a discharge opening, and a two-part s'po'u't associated with sa'id'opening and comprising interfitting hollow parts, flanges art adjacent ends to receive therebetween the wall of the container surrounding the opening therein, means for securing the parts together and to said wall, the inters fitting parts of the spout having continuous smooth walls throughout their length and opening outwardly at the same end, substantially as describe In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the two, subscribing witnesses. I I II ARTHUR sr. JOHN WHITNEY. Witnesses: i

WM. -F.--BoorH, D. B. R oiiARns.

presence of Commissioner of Patents,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2740555 *Oct 3, 1951Apr 3, 1956Reginald Howden JosephDevice for dispensing powders, granulated substances and the like in measured quantities
US2923446 *Oct 29, 1956Feb 2, 1960Ankney Robert WCan closures
US4214675 *Feb 27, 1978Jul 29, 1980Schmit Justin MLiquid pouch in a carton with a pouring spout
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/569, 215/296
Cooperative ClassificationB65D25/48