Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1301118 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1919
Filing dateJan 14, 1918
Priority dateJan 14, 1918
Publication numberUS 1301118 A, US 1301118A, US-A-1301118, US1301118 A, US1301118A
InventorsAlfred Gartner
Original AssigneeAlfred Gartner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for candy, nuts, and the like.
US 1301118 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




Patented Apr. 22, 1919.


m w m Md A. GARTNER.



1,301, 1 18. Patented Apr. 22, 1919.



' coNrAmERron cAivDY, NUTS, AND THE LIKE. e

To all whom it may concern:

citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Containers for Candy, Nuts, and the like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in containers for candies, nuts, dinner favors, surprises and the like, and its object is to provide such a container of eatable or other suitable material, of simple, inexpensive construction, and which can be in an effective manner broken open, or opened up, to thus quickly and readily expose its contents.

The invention consists in the improved container, in the means for opening or breaking open the same by the pressure of gases formed by burning powder, or from other explosives, and in the combination and arrangement of the various parts, there of, substantially as will be hereinafter more fully described and finally embodied in the clauses of the claims.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, in which like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the several figures:

Figure 1, is a front elevation showing one form of my improved container;

Fig. 2, a cross sectional view of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3, a View showing the container and its contents after being broken open, spread upon a suitable dish or plate shown in section- Fig. 1 illustrates a container of diiferent shape;

Fig. 2 a cross sectional view of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 8 a view similar to Fig. 1*, showing the container opened to expose its contents.

In said drawings, (Figs. 1 to 3) a represents a container in the shape of a hollow thin shell bomb, made of any suitable, easily breakable material, preferably chocolate, or sugar, provided with a nipple b, in which is arranged a fuse 0, containing powder or other explosive, and extending into the container, and, having its lower end enlarged as at e, which enlargement provides a sufficient predetermined charge of explosive, to break open the container without scattering its pieces and contents ol.

In the modified form shown in Figs. 1 to Applicationfiled January 14,1918. Seria1 No.21 1,f89d.

Specification of Letters Patent. 7 Patented Apr. 22, 1919.

3 the container formed in the shape of a fire-crackeror cylindrical box or, having a lid or cover I) which fits tightly either on the inside of the top portion of the container, or on the outside thereof, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2

Said lid or cover is provided with a nipple 6, having a fuse 0', extending through the same into the container, and likewise having an enlargement 03, containing a sufiicient amount of powder or other explosive to either force the lid or cover from the container or if desired to break the container into pieces, as will be manifest.

The container of either shape may be made of any suitable material, but preferably of chocolate, sugar or other sweetmeats, and can be filled with candies, nuts, almonds, etc., or may contain dinner-favors, surprises, presents, souvenirs, and the like It is of vital importance to have the charge of explosive contained in the enlargement of the fuse, predetermined and ascertained according to the thickness of material and size of the container, so that the same is only gently broken open, or opened up, without scattering its pieces or contents all over or without any excessive detonation or noise.

For opening the containers and giving the desired effect, the outer end of the fuse is lighted, and the gas formed within the container does the rest.

I do not intend to limit myself to any particular shape of container, as other shapes and forms may be used, without changing the scope of my invention.

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

1. A confection explosive bomb consisting of a thin shell of eatable material and containing confection in its bottom, a fuse entering the container, and a predetermined amount of explosive connected with the inner portion of the fuse and located near the upper portion of the container, and above the confection, the explosive being only sufficient to gently break the shell without disturbing the confection.

2. A confection explosive bomb comprising a thin shell of eatable material containing confection, a predetermined explosive charge located adjacent the surface'of the shell to be broken and at a point remote from the confection, and a fuse connected the confection and the unbroken portion of the shell retains the confection in place.

A confection bomb comprising a shell of eatable material and provided Wlth-COI1- fection, an explosive charge located inthe,

shell containing the confection but spaced from the latter, the eziplosiire being disposed'adjacent the surface of the shell to .be broken, aau'zlia' fuSeLcQnne'cted to the explosive charge and extending through the shellwhefeby whenthe charge is exploded the shell beyond the confection Will be broken and the confection retained in-the unbr ken nQntionof said shell.


Copies 01' this patent maybe obtaine d fo'r five cents each, by addressing" the G'onnjnisslon'enefPatents,

; Washington, b

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4015364 *Sep 29, 1975Apr 5, 1977Ramiro OquitaPinata having weakened bottom wall and means for breaking same
US5792496 *Jan 10, 1997Aug 11, 1998Fekete; FerencEdible shell/thermoplastic container system
U.S. Classification446/5, 446/401, 426/115, 426/104, 426/112, 426/138
Cooperative ClassificationA63H37/00