US 1222765 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. A. Hudson;
COMBINED LABEL, SEAL, AND CORK FULLER.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 13, L916.
l,2%%,,765 Patented Apr. 17,1917.
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E. A. HUDSON.
COMBINED LABEL SEAL, AND CORK FULLER. APPLICATION FILVED APR. 13. I916.
1L,%i22,?65 PatentedApr. 17,1917.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
EDWARD A. HUDSON, 0F ARTESIA, NEW MEXICO.
COMBINED LABEL, SEAL, AND CORK-PULLER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. it, 191?.
Application filed April 13, 1916. Serial No. 90,914.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD A. Henson, a citizen of the United States, residing at Artesia, in the county of Eddy and State of New Mexico, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combined Label, Seal, and Cork-Puller; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention is an improved article for sealing and labeling bottles and for extracting the corks thereof when desired, the object of the invention being to provide a device of this class which may be manufactured easily andinexpensively, yet an article which will be highly eificient and will possess a number of advantages.
With this general object in view, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction and in unique combinations of parts to be hereinafter fully described and claimed, the descriptive matter being supplemented by the accompanying drawings which constitute a part of this application and in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the first step in applying one form of the invention to use;
Figs. 2 and 3 show additional steps;
Fig. 4 isa perspective showing the article completely applied;
ig. 5 is a vertical section through the de vice and the neck of the bottle;
Figs. 6, 7 and 8 are perspective views showing different steps in arranging the device to be used as a cork extractor;
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of another type of the invention;
Figs. 10 and 11 are vertical sections taken at right angles to each other and showing this style of the device in use;
Fig. 12 is a detail vertical section disclosing a different manner of securing the device to the bottle cork; 1 i
Fig. 13 is a view similar to Fig. 12 dis closing the manner in which the shape of the cork and bottle may be varied in order to allow the improved device to be reliably attached to the cork;
Fig. 14 is a perspective view of one of the devices showing a modified form of connection between the two ends of the handle forming strip, this strip being in position for forming the handle therefrom;
Fig. 15 is a similar view showing the two ends of the strip connected in the form of a handle; and
Fig. 16 is a sectional View through the meeting ends of said strip.
In Figs. 1 to 8 of the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a flat strip having flexible qualities, such strip being constructed of any preferred material such as fabric, light or heavy paper, extremely thin tin, etc. The center of this strip 1 is shown as formed with a circular opening 2 into which the upper end of a bottle cork'3 is secured, said cork being forced downwardly through the opening 2 which latter isof less diameter than the body of said cork, whereby the edge of the opening will be curled downwardly, as shown clearly in Fig. 5. This clownwardly curled portion constitutes an annular flange which snugly receives the upper end of the cork therein, this connect-ion being usually ample although glue or the like 5 is preferably run into the space between the extreme upper end of the cork and the upper portion of the aforesaid flange as depicted in Figs. 1 and 5.
Preferably, the central portion of the strip 1 is formed with a circular enlargement 6 through which the opening 2 is formed, a circular sealing flap 7 being formed integrally with and hingedly connected to one edge of the enlargement 6, as shown clearly in Figs. 1 and 2. In the manufacture of the device, the flap 7 will preferably be pro vided with a coating of glue or other appropriate viscous material, whereby said flap may be secured over the cork as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 5. which is exposed when the article is in use may be employed for advertising, as a label, or to contain any other printed matter which the manufacturer of the goods contained in the bottle may wish.
The two ends of the strip 1 are adapted to be folded downwardly in contact with the neck N of the bottle B and to be secured in this position when the article is used for sealing the contents of such bottle. Said ends, however, are also designed to cooperate for the purpose of forming a finger loop The side of the flap 7- (see Fig. 8) when the cork 3 is to be eX- tracted. For securing the aforesaid ends of the strip 1 in position upon the bottle, a sealing band 8 is temporarily secured at one of its ends to one end of said strip, as shown at 9, said band being adapted to be passed around the neck N and also around the aforesaid ends of the strip 1, being secured in position by glue or the like 10 (see Figs. 3 and 4). \Vith the parts thus arranged it will be impossible to remove the contents of the bottle without breaking some part of the improved device.
As is the case with the seal 7, the end of the strip 1 and the band 8 may be used for displaying any printed matter desired. The band will preferably carry directions for opening the bottle.
When the contents of the bottle are to be discharged, the band 8 will be broken and removed, whereupon the two ends of the band 1 will be brought together to form the finger loop shown in Fig. 8, one of said ends being formed with a tongue 11 to be received in a slot 11 in the other end, while both ends of the strip are provided with tongues 12 on one edge, said tongues being formed by the L-shaped slits 13 shown most clearly in Fig. 6. When forming the finger loop above referred to, the tongues 12 will interlock as shown in Fig. 8, and when the two ends of the strip 1 are held in frictional contact by the thumb and forefinger of the user, the article will serve as an eflicient extractor for the cork 3. i
In Figs. 9, l0 and 11, a strip 1" is shown identical With the strip 1 with the exception that both of its edges are provided with tongues 12 adapted to interengage when the finger loop is formed. This type of the device is provided with a depending flange a having integral extensions 49 depending therefrom to be glued or otherwise secured to the cork 8 In addition to this fastening means, however, glue or the like 5 will be preferably run into the space between the upper portion of the flange 1 and the cork as shown in Fig. 10.
As illustrative of the fact that two sealing "flaps may be used if desired, I have shown the center of the strip 1 equipped on its opposite edges with two of said flaps as shown at 7 in Fig. 9.
In Fig. 12, the cork 3 is inserted a considerable distance into the flange 1* depending from the central opening in the strip 1 the upper portion of this flange being entirely filled in with glue, gum, a. metal, or other appropriate plastic material as shown at 5, one or more seals 7* being secured over this filler. In addition to this fastening means, the lower end of the flange n will be glued to the cork. In fact, this method may be used in all types of the invention.
Yet another form of the device is depicted in Fig. 13, in which the neck N of the bottle is flared outwardly at its upper end into a bell mouth as shown at N, the cork 8 being provided with an enlarged head 3 shaped similarly to said bell mouth. This formation prevents the cork retaining flange flz from being disengaged from the cork even though the twov may not be secured together. Preferably, no glue will be used in this type of the invention. 7
- In Figs. 141, 15, and 16, a strip 1 is shown which is adapted to operate in the same manner as the strips before described, it being provided with any preferred means for securing it to the cork, and having a sealing flap 7. This type of the device will also be equipped with a sealingband such as that indicated at 8 in Fig. 1, this hand, however, being removed from Fig. 1 1 since it is assumed that the article has been detached from the neck of a bottle and is in position to form the cork pulling handle. to effectively connect the ends of the strip 1 to form this handle, one of said ends is provided with a pair of spaced transverse'slots 11, while the other end thereof. is formed with a pair of tongues 12 adapted to be inserted through the slots as shown in Figs. 15 and 16. This forms a reliable connection-which cannot be easily broken when grasped by the user.
In the foregoing, a number of styles of the device have been described, and in the accompanying drawings such styles have been illustrated; It will be obvious, however, that the. invention might well be embodied in other forms varying in numerous details. In view of this, I reserve the right to make numerous changes in construction falling within the scope of the invention as claimed. It will be understood, however, that regardless of the exact details, the article will be not only highly desirable, but will be efficient both as a seal and as a cork extractor.
I claim 1. A device of the class described comprising a strip of flexible material having between its ends an opening whose edge is curled downwardly to form an annular flange increasing in diameter from its lower to its upper end, a cork inserted snugly in said flange and having its upper end spaced from the upper end of the latter, and a filling of plastic material in such space, the ends of the strip being adapted to be secured in contact with the neck of a bottle when the device is in use and to cooperate to form a finger loop when the cork is tobe extracted.
2. A device of the class described comprising a strip of flexible material having between its ends an opening in which the upper end of a bottle cork is to be secured, and a sealing flap hinged to said strip and adapted to be secured over the cork, the ends of the strip being adapted to be secured in In order contact with the neck of a bottle when the device is in use and to cooperate to form a finger loop when the cork is to be extracted.
3. A device of the class described comprising a fiat strip of flexible material having in its center an opening in which a bottle cork is to be secured, a sealing flap hinged to and formed integrally with one edge of said strip and designed to be secured over the cork and opening, the two ends of the strip being adapted to engage the opposite sides of the bottle neck when in use and to cooperate in forming a finger loop when the cork is to be extracted, said ends having interengaging fastening means for securing them together for the last named purpose,
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner and a sealing band having one end attached temporarily to one of the aforesaid ends of the strip, said band being designed for passage around the bottle neck to secure said ends of the strip in position thereon when the bottle is sealed, said band being adapted to be broken, however, when said ends of the strip are to be used for forming the aforesaid finger loop.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing wit nesses.
EDWARD A. HUDSON. Witnesses:
A. C. KEINATH, ELIE RIVERS.
Washington, D. G.