US 1228357 A
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- T. DOMOTO. METALLIC CONTAINER. APPLICATION H'LED NOV. 8. 1916- 1,228,357. Patentd May 29, 1917.
INVENTOR WIT ESSES:
Takanoshinflomato & BY Y W0,
TAKANOSHIN DOMOTO, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 29, 1917.
Application filed November 8, 1916. Serial No. 130,147.
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, TAKANOSHIN DoMo'ro, a subject of the Emperor of Japan, residing in the city and county of San Francisco and bitate of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Metallic Containers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a metallic c011- tainer which is particularly adapted for containing inflammable materials during shipment, storage or otherwise.
One of the objects of the present inven tion is to provide a simple, cheaply 1nanufactured, metallic container, which is adapted to be constructed of comparatively light gage tin or sheet iron; and particularly to provide a reinforced bottom and head for same which can not only be readily applied when the container is packel for shipment but which will also strengthen and rein.- force the container as a whole to such an extent that it will stand much greater eX- terior pressure and rough handling than would otherwise be possible. Further ob jects will hereinafter more fully appear.
The invention consists of the parts and the construction and combination of parts as hereinafter more fully described and claimed, having reference to the accompany- 111g drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view, partly broken away, showing the container.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the cover section of the container.
Referring to the drawings in detail, A indicates the body section of the container; B the bottom; and C the cover. The body section is in this instance constructed of a single sheet of comparatively light weight tin or sheet iron 2, which is bent to form the rectangular shape here shown; the two edges of the sheet being riveted or soldered together, as indicated at 3. The bottom of. the container is also constructed of the same grade of metal and consists of a plate 4 having upturned flanges 5, interiorly of which flanges is placed a reinforcing plate 6, preferably made of wood or other material which is adapted to receive nails as will hereinafter be described.
The bottom section containing the wooden reinforcing plate 6 is placed within the body section of the container and is here secured by nails 7 which are driven through the lower edge of the body section, the flanges 5 and directly into the wooden reinforcing plate. This manner of securing the bottom is not only cheap but the reinforcing plate with which the bottom is provided preduces a rigid structure sir-able where certain articles are being handled and shipped.
he cover section C also consists of a .upper edge 12 of same will enter the channel 11. The cover is then secured by nails 13 which are driven through the flanges 9, the upper edge 12 of the container and directly into the wooden reinforcing plate 10. This plate, therefore, serves as a body to receive the nails by which the cover is secured and also reinforces the structure to such an extent that a much greater rigidity is secured.
A container constructed as here shown is particularly adapted as a shipping case or storage container for matches and other inflammable materials, this being particularly true in view of the fact that the container as a. whole is completely covered by metal. The reinforcing heads 6 and 10, as before described, increase the rigidity of the container and, therefore, permit a container to stand much heavier handling and exterior pressure than would otherwise be possible. The wooden reinforcing plates, furthermore, eliminate the necessity of soldering when the bottom and cover sections are applied, as they form a body for the. reception of the nails whereby they are secured.
he reinforcing plates 6 and 10 may be secured to their respective metal covering plates in any suitable manner, but preferably by nails, such as indicated at 14, and while the container body, together with the bottom and cover sections, is rectangular in shape, it is obvious that it may be round, square or otherwise formed. The materials and finish of the several which is very departs of the metallic container may also be changed as the experience and judgment of the manufacturer may dictate.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- A container comprising a metal body, a wood member fitted in an end of the body, a thin metal plate having notched corners rigidly secured to the top face of said wood member and having freely movable and independent flanges projecting downwardly thereirom and extending between the Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the notches, and nails driven through the flanges through the said end of the body and into 15 the wood member to draw the flanges against the body and to secure all of the parts rigidly in position.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing 20 witnesses.
JOHN H. HERRING, W. N. HEALEY.
Commissioner of ?atents,
Washington, D. C.