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Publication numberUS1228473 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1917
Filing dateMay 10, 1915
Priority dateMay 10, 1915
Publication numberUS 1228473 A, US 1228473A, US-A-1228473, US1228473 A, US1228473A
InventorsKarl Panay
Original AssigneeKarl Panay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transparent show-jar.
US 1228473 A
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Application filed May 10, 1915.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, KARL PANAY, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and State of Visconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Transparent Show- Jafs, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in that class of horizontal transparent candy jars, for which Letters Patent of the United States, No."722,74:5, dated March 17, 1903, and No. 796,752, dated August 8, 1905 have been issued to me, and my present improvements pertain more especially, among other things, to the elastic cushions which are at-' tached to the side and bottom of the jar to prevent contact of jarswhen placed in a longitudinal series in close proximity to each other. To the pivotal bridge member which spans the space between the door and jar when the former is opened, to the means for supporting the front end of the jar upon a higher plane than the rear end, and to the elastic packing which is interposed and adapted to form an air tight joint between the door and the open end of the ar.

My invention is further explained by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a side view of my horizontal jar.

Fig. 2 is an end view part broken away to show the elastic packing which is interposed between the door and the end of the jar.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical section of the front end of the jar, drawn on line at, a: of Fig. 4, a side view of the door and its supporting mechanism being also shown, and

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the front end of the jar showing the door in its open position.

Like parts are identified by the same reference numerals throughout the several views.

1 is a horizontal transparent show jar which is adapted to be used for storing candies and other confections. 2 are elastic cushions which are maintained in contact with the-surface of the jar both by glue or other adhesive substance and pneumatic pressure. 3 is a bridge member which s ans the space between the cover 4: and the ront Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 5, 191?. Serial in. 28,956.

end of the ar, whereby the hinge mechanism 5 and sprin mechanism 6 and 7 are covered over and prevented from being brought in contact with the candy and other confections as they are being removed from the jar. The bridge member 3 is pivotally connected with the door by the lugs 3', 3, hinge rod 4 and cylindrical member 5, which hinge mechanism permits the bridge member to remain in the horizontal position both when the door 4 is closed and when opened, as shown in Figs. 3 andt. The front end of the jar is preferably supported upon a pair of legs 8, 8 which gives the jar, when in use, the required downward inclination from the front toward the rear. 9 is an elastic packing which may be formed of rubber or other elastic material and is U-shape in cross section, as more clearly shown in Fig. 3, wherebytwo narrow bearings 9, 9 are formed, against which the door 4 is adapted to close. 7

Experience has demonstrated the fact that when an elastic packing is thus formed a tighter and more perfect joint may be made between the door and the end of the jar than it is possible to form with ordinary fiat elastic packing.

The body of the jar 1 is formed of glass or other transparent material and the front end is surrounded with a metallic member 10 which is preferably formed integral with the legs 8 and the same is secured to the front end of the jar in the ordinary manner, as more fully described in my said prior patents.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. The combination with the front end of a horizontal show jar, of a door adapted to close the open end of such jar, a hinge for connecting said door with said jar, a bridge member pivotally connected with the lower edge of said door above said hinge, said bridge member being ada ted to span the space between said jar an door above said hinge when the door is opened, whereby the contents of said jar is prevented from dropping through the space between said door and jar, when said door is open, upon said hinge.

2. In a device of the described class, the combination with a metallic member affixed to the front open end of a horizontal jar, of a pair of vertical legs formed integral With 5 said metallic member and adapted to support the front end of said jar upon a higher plane than the rear end.

In testimony whereof I alfix my signature in the presence of twowitnesses.


Witnesses JAs. B. ERWIN, IRMA D. BREMER.

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US6038737 *Oct 20, 1997Mar 21, 2000Boright; Jerry N.Spring hinged actuator
US6832744 *Aug 29, 2003Dec 21, 2004David M. PittVisual signalling device for service
US20070251465 *Mar 13, 2007Nov 1, 2007The Iams CompanyPet container
U.S. Classification16/305, 248/146, 215/380, 16/297, 215/375, 16/307, 215/244, 211/74, 16/333
Cooperative ClassificationE05F1/1215