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cm BODY AND TOP. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 19.1916. RENEWED NOV- 8. 1918.
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CAN BODY AND T01.
Specification of Letters Patent.
'lPatenteoi Aug. 12, 1919.
Application filed June 19, 1916, Serial No. 104,445. Renewed November 8, 1918. Serial No. 261,717.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM- GnANNIs, a citizen of the United States, residing at ewaunee, in the county of Kewaunee and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Can Bodies and Tops, of which the following is a specification.
This invention is an improvement on the can and top for which Letters Patent were issued to me Feb. 29, 1916, No. 1,17 3,422.
The object of the present invention is to provide for an absolutely tight joint at the juncture of union of the can and its removable top, and also to provide a handle for thetop which will serve to lock and unlock thetop, thelocking means being carried by and working automatically with said handle. In hauling milk and cream to -market, either to a creamery or a shipping point the liquid in the can is splashed upwardly against the sides and top of the can. Then when the cover is removed 'it will run down the sides of the can, and in warm weather will sour on the exterior of the can.
But.in my present invention I not only and form' a tight joint about the can neck the flange of the can top, but I also, by forming a double point of contact, prevent any liquid from getting in between the top and the can neck, so that a joint is formed that will not only prevent leakage while in transit, but will prevent the dripping of any of the can contents down the outside of the can on removal of the cover. v
4 With these various objects in view the invention consists of the novel features of construction hereinafter described, pointed out in 40 the claim and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which v Figure 1 1s a side elevation of the can breast withtop locked in place.
ig. 2- is a vertical cross section theret rough.
Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view through the'can neck and packing.
Fig. 4 is a detail side elevation, of the locking means.
. In the drawing 1 designates the breast of a can the neck of which is formed by a flange 2. In said flange is a circumferential groove 3. Secured to opposite sides of the canare lugs 4, said lugs having upright portions on its lnner face a notches 11 of .eted and soldered in place.
structure, thickening and containing eyes 5, can neck as at 6.
Fitting around the flange 2 is a gasket, preferably of rubber 7, and said gasket has longitudinally extending bead 8, said bead being off and below the longitudinal center of the gasket. This gas ket extends above the flange or neck of the can.
A top 9 is provided with a flange 10 adapted to fit over the said gasket and to press the bead of the gasket firmly into the groove 3, by means of a wedging action.
This top is notched at two opposite points as at 11, The gasket 7 when in position slips into the notches 6 of the lugs. and the the top receive the lugs, and in placing the top in place, as
and notched adjacent the act as a guide Lugs 12 are carried by the can top and provide bearings for a pivoted bail or handle 13. These lugs like the lugs 4 are riv- They are arranged at the notched portions of the flange of the top, and are als notched, the notches of .the lugs 12 and of he flange registering. But as said lugs are soldered and permanent, they may be considered as a unitary strengthening the flange 10 at these points, so that in the completed device the notches of the flange 10 and of the lugs 12 are practically one, so far as appearance and mechanical function are concerned. g
The bail 13 is provided with cam hooks 14 and when the bail is lifted or thrown to one side, said hooks are disengaged, but when the handle is thrown to the other side of the top the cam hooks are forced into the eyes 5 and not only look the top to the can, but as the handle is pressed down the top is pulled down over the can neck.
The inner surface of the top adjacent the flange 10 is provided with a groove 15, and when the top is pressed down by the cam action of the hooks 14 this groove receives the upper, projecting edge of the gasket 7. A
struction will be apparent to those xnanufacturing and using devices of this character.
What I claim is The combination with a can and top, of a 5; depending notched flange carried by the top, vertically arranged outstanding, perforated lugs carried by the can and adapted to enter from below the flange notches, a bail carried by the top, and cam hooks carried by the bail and adapted to enter the perfora- 10 tions of the lugs, after said lugs are seated in said notches. r
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature.