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Publication numberUS1310083 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1919
Publication numberUS 1310083 A, US 1310083A, US-A-1310083, US1310083 A, US1310083A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 1310083 A
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w. 0. 11111110011. COLLAPSIBLE TUBE. APPLICATION EILED MAR. 26. I9l 9.

Patented my 15, 1919.

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To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, WILLIAM G. Hnnroon,

"a citizen of the United States, residing at Providence, in the county of Providence and State'of Rhode Island, have invented a new and useful- Improvement in Collapsible Tubes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in a collapsible tube of the type commonly employed for containing and dispensing tooth paste, shaving cream and like material, and it has for its primary aim and object to provide means for corn veniently expelling. the paste from its collap'sible container, such means being incorporated or embodied in the tube construction as totorm a permanent part thereof when sold to the purchasing public.

The invention consists in a clip-like attachrnent for the lower end of the tube and i is extended to one side to provide a handle or hold whereby the clip may be rotated to thus wind the tube about it and thereby effeet a collapsing of the container for expelling the paste contents from the opposite or discharge end of the tube. In the drawing Figure 1 is'a side elevation of a collapsible tube embodying the present invention.

Fig. 2 is an edge view thereof depicting the improvement in end elevation.

Fig. 3 is a fragmental -vertical section through the lower end of a tube having the clip applied thereto, said View being taken about on line 3 3 of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 4: is, a plan view of the blank from which the'clip is formed.

Referring more in detail to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the collapsible metal tube such as is commonly used in the dispensing of tooth paste to the public, the same having the, usual screw cap closing'its discharge end while its lower or bottom end, which i'sulsually secured closed b a clip or doubling over of its bottom edge, as the improved clip applied thereto.

The clip is struck up from a blank 2 of more or lessL-shape in design and being of a length greater than the width of the collapsed tubewhereby the lateral projection or wing 3 will extend therebeyond, and along one edge of the body portion of the blank is pecifieation of Letters Patent.

rolled edge 3. The construction is cheap and sing I applied in the manner that binding clips Patented July T15, lidtd.

Application filed March 26, 1919. Serial Etc. $85,257.

formed a row of perforations llhe blank is bent along its longitudinal center to form a clip body of substantially U-section, and between the sides of this clip body are inserted the bottom edges of the tube after which, by means of a punch orthe like, the metal is punched to interlock the several thicknesses as Well as force tit-like projections into the perforations 4, as is depicted in Fig. 3, thereby securely fastening the clip body to the lower edge of the tube.

The projecting end 5 is also of U-section tolend strength to the handle thus formed thereby, and the projecting wing is rolled inwardly over the oppos1te edge of the U-shaped handle 'to bear thereagainst and also close the space between the sides of said handle. This rolled edge not only eftects a neat finish for the handle but reinforces the same since when pressure is applied to the handle to rotate the clip the rolled head will exert pressure down onto'the opposing edge of the Ill-handle and prevent thesainefrom yielding. 1

In practice, the handle 5 is grasped and twisted to turn the cli over the tube thereby collapsing the tn e and expressing the contents thereoi out through the oppo site end. The projecting handle afiords ample surface for being readily gripped, all sharp edges being obviated by means of the therefore economical to produce, and

have heretofore been applied no additional operation is requisite except as to the rolling of the head 3. i

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire .to secure by Letters Patent is- A collapsible tube having a binding clip 10f U-section embracing its bottom edge to close the same, said clip extended beyond the tube to form a handle, one side of the U-sectioned handle having an'upwnrd extension rolled over the opposite side thereof.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of twosubscribing witnesses.

4 WILLIAM C. H'UNTOON. Witnesses: V


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US2467719 *Jul 30, 1947Apr 19, 1949Aluise Robert RRemovable and reusable key for extracting contents from collapsible tubes
US2633270 *Jun 14, 1948Mar 31, 1953Young Reuben LWinding key for dispensing tubes
US2638251 *Jan 12, 1948May 12, 1953Houldsworth Wallace MHydraulic dispenser for collapsible tube containers
US5014879 *Sep 19, 1986May 14, 1991Robert HillLockable tube roller
US5579956 *Aug 14, 1995Dec 3, 1996Seale; Milton A.Tube tab and method of use
U.S. Classification222/99
Cooperative ClassificationB65D35/32