US 1357304 A
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M. ALVAREZ Y VALDES.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 15. 19 I9- 1,357,304, I Patented Nov. 2, 1920;
INV'ENTOR' ATTORNEY UNITED STATES:
Application filed May 15, 1919.
T0 (522 107mm it may concern Be it known that I, MANUEL ALvAnnZ Y Vane 's, citizen of the Republic of Cuba, and resident of l-labana, Republic of Cuba, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Containing Devices, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to containers, and more particularly to pasteboard packages or receptacles adapted to contain granular or powdered substances.
it is an object of the invention to improve upon the closing devices now used with pasteboard packages; to provide a metal closing device capable of effective use with a pasteboard or cardboard package, and to construct such a device in a simple and inexpensive manner.
Eeterring to the accompanying drawings which illustrate several embodiments of the invention,
Figure l is a top view of the package without the closing device.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of package.
Fig. 23 is a top view of the package with the device secured thereto.
"lg. 2 is a side elevation.
W is a section on the line of Fig.
in the direction of the arrows.
is a section on the line 66 or Fig. in the direction of the arrows. rig. 7 is a detail view, showing one way of securing the device to the top of the packa e and Fig. *4 is another detaii showing "her way of securing the device.
l in. S is a side view of the device.
7 9 a horizontal projection of Fig. 8.
1. is a package made of pasteboard or the like which may be of any suitable or desirable shape. T his package has the usual lid 2. S is the top cover or top surface of said lid. which is formed with a round opening 4.- and with slits or grooves 5, preferably oi? arcuate shape, disposed the same distance from the center of said opening.
5 a sheet metal plate formed with a central opening registering with opening a: and having a star shaped outline, as best seen in 9. The radiallyprojecting portions or branches of the plate terminate in prongs Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 2, 1920.
Serial No. 29?,245.
7 which are adapted to be bent upward and inserted through. the slits 5 in the cover 3 in the manner hereinafter explained. A hollow tube or spout 8 is welded or otherwise secured to ormay be integral with the plate 6. The outer surface of the tube 8 is threaded as shown at 9, so as to provide means for reniovably securing a covering cap 10.
One way to secure the plate 6 to the cover 3 or" the package is to pass the tube 8 upwardly through the opening i in said cover 3, insert he upturned prongs or points 7 through the slits 5, and bend. said points down upon the upper surface of the cover 3, as is clearly shown in Fig. and in Fig. 7. i-inother way to secure the plate 6 to the cover of the package is as shown in Fig. 2. In this instance, the package is provided with two top covers, 8 and 11. The horizontal, radially projecting portions or branches Slit between the two sheets 3 and 11. @bviously, it is not necessary to have the slits 5 in this case, for the points 7, it provided at all, may be flattened out; but such slits may be made and used in this embodiment also, if desired.
Having thus described my invention, 1 claim,
The combination, with a container having a cover of relatively stiff sheet material which is provided with a circular opening and with a series of slits disposed at equal distances from the center of the opening; of a closing device comprising a flat, starshaped. metal plate disposed against the inner face of the cover and having a circular opening which registers with the cover open ing, and an upstanding, externally-threeded tubular spout which incloses the plate opening and projects upwardly through the cover opening, the radiating branches of said piate having rip-bent terminal prongs which are inserted through the slits in said cover and then bent over against the outer face of the cover to hold the plate in place; and a screw cap threaded upon said spout. Signed at city of Habana, Republic of Cuba, this 24: day of April 1919.
MANUEL ALVAREZ Y VALDES.