Improvement in bottle-stoppers
US 136045 A
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A. :le MESTRE.
"WYMWM- UNI'TEE- STATES PATENT OFFICE.
- ADRIEN DE MESTRE, OF'BORDEAUX, FRANCE.
IMPRovEMEN-r IN BOTTLE-s'roPPERs.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 136,045, dated February 18, 1673.
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that I, ADRIEN DE MESTRE, of Bordeaux, France, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bottle-Stoppers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable those skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specilication, in which drawing- Figure l represents a side view of my i11- vention, showing the lead seal in front. Fig. 2 isa similar view ot' the same when the surface ot' the stopper is protected by a metallic cap, the bottle being turned so as to conceal the lead seal. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of my invention when the bottle or other vessel `i'urtherrnore, the operation of opening the bottle is materially facilitated. e
In the drawing, the letterA designates a cap made of one continuous piece of wire of steel, iron, or brass of convenient length, said wire being braided and twisted to form a .network that envelops the stopper B, while the bottom ring a of said net-work catches below the shoulder of the neck of the bottle, as shown l in the drawing. Said cap consists of acentral ring, a., from which radiate a series of twists, b, each of which divides in two branches,
c ei.` These branches are again united, the
branches c to form loops d, while the branches 0*, Fig. 2, which are the last in the series, after having been twisted together, vseparate again to form the "neck-band e, which passes through the loops'd of the. branches c, and the ends of which, after having been passed through the last loop dit, Fig. 1, are twisted together and united by means of a seal, C. This seal is ot' lead or other suitable material, and it may be stamped with a trade-niark or other character to indicate the manufacture contained in the bottle orpother vessel.
1t itis desired to open the bottle the lead seal is grasped with the hand, as shown in Fig. 3, and, by wrenching the same ott', the neckband e of thewire cap becomes loose, and thusl either or'both ends are free to be withdrawn through the loops and the cap can be readily removed.
In some cases I protect theI surface of the i stopper by means of a disk of tin-foil or other suitable material, which is placed beneath the wire cap, as shown in Fig. 2. This wire cap is easily applied, it retains the stopper iirmly and securely in position, and the seal C prevents unauthorized persons from meddling with the contents of the bottle, while said seal also ,serves to facilitate the operation ot' opening the bottle or other vessel.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A bottle-stopper or cap, composed of the central ring a, radiating twists b, branches c 0*, loops c1, and releasing neck-band e, constructed and arranged in the manner herein shown, and adapted to the neck of a bottle and stoppeigas set forth. .y
ADRIEN DE MESTRE. Witnesses:
H. BONNEVILLE, H. GUILLERY.