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Publication numberUS1153356 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1915
Filing dateJan 21, 1914
Priority dateJan 21, 1914
Publication numberUS 1153356 A, US 1153356A, US-A-1153356, US1153356 A, US1153356A
InventorsFred C Truesbury
Original AssigneeJ L Clark Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sifter-top closure.
US 1153356 A
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Application filed January 21, 1914:. Serial No. 813,361. v

Rockford, in the county of Winnebago and the State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sifter-Top Closures, of-which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to closures for containers adapted to contain pulverulent or granular material, particularly when it is desired to sift or sprinkle the substances out of the container and also attimes to pour out larger quantities. I

lhe closure which I show and describe herein as an exemplification of my invention is so constructed that the sifter is adapted not only to open and close the sifting apertures in the container top, and close a pouring opening. When the sifter is in one position the container is but also to open' closed, when in another position the sifting apertures are open and the pouring aperture closed, and when in a third position or entirely removed the pouring aperture is open.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1- is a perspective view of a container which embodies features of my invention and which shows the container with its pouring aperture open. Fig.2 is a cross section along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. 3 is a 2 but of a modified form'of container top and sifter closure. Fig. 4: is a plan view of an embodiment of the preferred form of my invention.

' Referring to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the top 1 of the container 2 may be attached to the sides 3 by any well-known or preferredmeans, for example, by crimping-the flanges t upon the upper edges ofthe sides 3 of the container. Near the central portion of the top 1 is an upwardly elevating a portion the sifter closure 6. the elevated portion of ing 7 through which large substance may be passed or removed therefrom.

quantities of the into the eontainer The, sifterfclosure 6* has on each side thereof downwardly and inwardly extendingflanges 8 which respectively project into grooves 5 formed in the flanges 5 of the top and so adjusted that the projecting flange. ,5} 1e of the "top n; the top is the open-' the ridge 11, so that the shape. of the pouring sifter closure may be readily slid along the upper portion of the flanges 5 so as to respectively close or open, as desired, the pouring or the sifting apertures.

In addition to the pouring aperture 7 are sifting apertures 9. When the sifter closure 6 is in the position shown in Fig. 1, the sifting apertures are-closed as indicated and the pouring aperture is opened. When,

however, the sifter closure is pushed farther onto the elevated portion 1 of the top, the pouring aperture 7 is closed and the sifting apertures 9 in the top register with apertures 10 in the closure, so that the contents of the container may be sifted through the registering openings. By sliding the closure onto the top until the downwardly projecting flange 14 on one end of the closure comes aga nst flange 5, apertures 9 and 10 will no longer register and at the same time the opening 7 will be closed and thus the container itself will be entirely closed.

If desired, instead of the inwardly projecting groove 5 in the container" top,


or a corresponding portion of theflange 5 Y may be pressed outwardly so as to.form' a ridge 11 on each indicated in Fig. 3. and inwardly projecting flanges 12 of the closure may be formed so as to extend below the closure in that manner will be slidably mounted on the top.

side of the flange 5' as And the downwardly By these,means an exceedingly simple and effective sliding connection is obtained be-,

tween the closure and the top so that the closure may be readily moved to any position desired on the top, or may be entirely removed. V

An upwardly extending circular ridge 13 may be pressed into the closure. By placing the finger within the space boundedby the ridge the closure may be more readily slid into the desired position.

Fig. 4 shows an alternative constructionof top which exemplifies the preferred form of my invention. By positioning the sifting apertures 9* in a single row on one side 0 the pouring aperture 7*, and locating the apertures 10 correspondingly, a larger pouring aperture is provided for by remdving the closure entirely from the top, and aperture is better adapted to receivea spoon or other flat ingated space,

strument. The large size of the aperture 7 also facilitates the operation of filling the container.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a container, a sheet-metal top having an integral perpendicular flange extending upwardly therefrom and defining an elona flat horizontal portion integral with the upper edge of said flange and partially closing the space defined by the flange, said horizontal portion defining a relatively large opening and also being provided with a series of sifting apertures, a closure plate overlying the upper edge of said flange and said horizontal portion and having a series of sifting apertures arranged to register at times with the other series of apertures, the portions of the flange at opposite sides of said space being straight and parallel and each of said portions of the flange being provided with an indentation of less Width than the height of the flange to form longitudinal guideways, and depending flanges on the opposite straight edges of said closure plate having their edges bent inwardly to engage said guide- Ways, whereby the closure plate will be guided for rectilinear sliding movement to uncover said relatively large opening or to ring said two series of sifting apertures into register.

2. In a container, a top having a relatively large elongated aperture, a closure mounted on said top to slide reetilinearly lengthwise of said aperture, said top having a row of comparatively small apertures .therethrough adjacent to and substantially parallel with said large aperture, said closure having a corresponding row of small apertures arranged to register with the row in the top, said closure being slidable to bring the two rows of apertures into registry and also being movable to uncover the large elongated aperture.

In a container, a sheet metal top having an integral elevated portion of elongated shape consisting of a flange and a horizontal portion at the upper edge of the flange, there being a relatively large elongated opening alongside said horizontal portion, and the latter having a row of comparatively small apertures running parallel to the longer dimension of said large opening, the said flange at opposite sides of the elevated portion being straight and parallel and being bent to provide guideways, a closure plate overlying said elevated portion, and depending flanges at opposite sides of said plate engaging said guideways, Whereby the plate will be slidable rectilinearly lengthwise of said elongated portion, the plate having a row of small apertures adapted to register with the apertures in the horizontal part of saio. elevated portion.

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


Witnesses F. COLSON, D. J. LARSON.

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US3169671 *Oct 23, 1962Feb 16, 1965American Can CoContainer for powdered and granular products
US8286817Oct 20, 2008Oct 16, 2012Mccormick & Company, IncorporatedTamper resistant container with locking rim
USD615862Apr 30, 2009May 18, 2010Mccormick & Company, IncorporatedTamper evident lid for a container
DE1193458B *Aug 11, 1959May 26, 1965Dobson Ltd W E & FWandernder Grubenausbau
U.S. Classification222/480
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265