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E. H. WETHERBEE.
APPLICATION man MAY 25. 19w.
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EARL H. WETHEBBEE, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
Specification of matters Patent.
Patented Nov. 12, 1918.
Application filed May 25, 1917. Serial No. 170,871.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EARL H. WETHERBEE, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Containers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in containers, its object being to provide a container of the type'in which a closure is provided which will normally seal the container but which may be actuated to permit the contents to be sifted or poured out, the particular object of my invention being to so construct a container of this type that it may be made out of paper instead of the sheet tin usually employed.
To this end my invention consists in the 3 features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention with one end of the container lifted to better illustrate the closure;
Fig. 2 is a top view of the same;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a modified form of closure;
Fig. 4 is a section on line 44 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Fig. 2.
Referring to the drawings, A represents a container adapted to be made out of pasteboard. The container has suitably folded ends, the top of the container being folded to form an inner top wall 2 and an outer top wall 3. The outer wall 3 is formed along its outer free edge with a flap 4 which is adapted to be bent down over the adjacent side wall 5 of thecontainer and to be glued thereto. This leaves the outer and inner top walls 2 and 3 unconnected between the front and rear walls of the container. Into this space between the inner and outer top walls 2 and 3 of the container is loosely fitted the closure 6.
The closure 6 is in the form of a slide made preferably of paste-board and of a width to fill the space between the inner and outer top walls 2 and 3 of the container.
The closure or slide 6 is formed with a plurality of openings 7 adapted, when the closure is pulled out a predetermined distance, to register with the openings 8 and 9 in the top walls 2 and 3 of the container and allow the contents to be sifted out. One end of the closure slide is formed with a finger flap 10 which may be grasped to shove the slide into closing position or draw it intodischarging position. The flap 10 depends alongside the container, as shown in Fig. 4, and is preferably pasted underneath the ordinary label to hold the flap and slide in position in shipping.
The modified closure slide, shown in Fig. 3, is formed with a full opening 11 instead of the openings 7, giving a freer discharge opening. By means of the features of the construction shown I am able to make a satisfactory container for spices, etc., out of paste-board, thus securing a very much cheaper container than is the ordinary one made out of sheet tin.
A container having opposing side flaps overlapping each other to provide a slideway therebetween, each flap having an area substantially equal to the cross section of the container and being continuous and uninterrupted to constitute top and bottom guide walls for the slideway, said side flaps formed with coinciding openings, a closure slide disposed in the slideway between the superposed flaps for sliding contact with the uninterrupted top and bottom walls of said slideway, said slide being perforated for registry with the flap openings and of an area substantially equal to the lower side flap and a marginal flap along-the free outer edge of the upper side flap, engaging down over the outer face of the container and constituting both an anchoring means for the upperflap and a guide for the adjacent longitudinal edge of the closure slide.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
EARL H. WETHERBEE.
R. A. FISCHER, N. H. HANGAN.