US 1179403 A
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H. V. CLAUSEN. BOTTLE STOPPER RETAINER.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 4,1915.
Patented Apr. 18, 1916.
ATTORNEYS HOLGER V. GLA'USEN, 0F BUCARAMANGA, COLOMBIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 18,1916.
Application filed May 4, 1915. Serial No. 25,754.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HOLGER V. CLAUSEN, a subject of the King of Denmark, and residing at Bucaramanga, Santander, Republic of Colombia, South America, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bottle-Stopper Retainers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to that class of bottles in which the stoppers, usually glass, are vended with a ribbon, twine, or wire seal, as for perfumeries, and the main object of the invention is to provide means for holding such seals in such manner as to positively compel the cutting or breaking of the ribbon, twine, or wire, whereby use thereof, after once opening the bottle, is positively precluded, thereby preventing reuse of the bottle by dishonest persons in an effort to vend a spurious article under the label of the original commodity.
My invention is fully described in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawings form a part, 1n which like characters refer to like parts in each of the views, and in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary, perspective, view of a bottle provided with my invention, sealed; Fig. 2 is a central vertical section therethrough; Fig. 3 is a plan view of the bottle only; Fig. 1 is a side view of the bottle, partly broken away, looking in a direction toward the right hand side of Fig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4, but showing a modification thereof.
In the drawings forming a part of this application I have shown a present preferred embodiment of my invention, in operative connection with a bottle 6 provided with a stopper 7 having an enlarged head 8 and a reduced neck 9, said bottle being provided with a vertical groove 10 in one side of the neck flange 11, and a recess 12 vertically arranged in said flange diametrically opposite the groove 10, segmental in form as shown and centrally enlarged at 13, Fig. 8.
In practice the ribbon, twine, or wire 14 is securely knotted around the bottle just below the flange 11 thereof, the ends then being arranged in the groove 10 and passed one end on each side of the stopper 7 at the reduced neck 9, after which the ends are knotted securely together and forced into the recess 12 by means of a small plate 15 previously placed in the loop formed by knotting the ends together, this plate 15 being notched at its lower end to prevent the knotted ends from escaping therefrom or forced into'the recess, although I may, as
shown, employ a cement l6 to serve as a binder between the bottle and the plate 15, as it is my intent to have the plate 15 permanently-secured in the recess against any possibility of removal.
The retainer will be tightly drawn in order to prevent its being cleared from the stopper as would be possible if any slackness existed in the retainer, and I may knot the same on each side of the stopper in order to positively insure removal thereof except by destroying the retainer, as by cutting or breaking. After this seal or retainer has been cut or broken to permit the removal of the stopper from the bottle, no such retainer can again be used to hold the stopper in place because of the impossibility of removal of the plate 15 and this plate is in plain sight of a contemplative purchaser of the bottle, if re-filled, and warns him of the deception.
In Fig. 5 is shown a slight modification in the formation of the recess and the retainer lock, the latter being of wire formed into a loop and having spring arms 17 which engage beneath shoulders 18 in the upper portion of the recess, thus permanently engaging the retainer lock within the recess, but I do not seek to limit myself to the specific form of retainer look, as many forms thereof may be conceived, within the scope of the following claim, provided that it is adapted for permanent engagement in an inaccessible position in the bottle.
My invention is very simple in construction and installation, very inexpensive, and provides a positive preventive means against vending spurious imitations or substitutes of the original commodity vended in the bottle.
Having fully described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s:
The combination With a bottle provided 10 thereof, and a lock for said retainer provided with a notch in the lower end thereof for engagement With the looped end of said retainer permanently secured in said recess.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of tWo subscribing Witnesses.
HGLGER V. OLAUSEJ. lVitnesses J. O. LARsEN, PHILIP D. RoLLHAUs.
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