Improvement in cans for oil and paint
US 136575 A
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J. T. WILLIAMS.
Cans for Oil and Paint Patented March 4, 1873.
UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOB T. WILLIAMS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
IMPROVEMENT IN CANS FOR Qll. AND PAIN'I Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 136,575, dated March 4, 1873.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, JOB T. WILLIAMS, of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and valuable Improvement in Cans; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construc tion and operation of the same, reference bein g had to the annexed drawing making a part of this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon.
Figure l of the drawing is a perspective of the can with cover detached. Fig. .5 is 'avertical section of the can.
My invention consists of a can designed principally for holding paint, though it mn y be used. with advantage for other materials or substances, as oil, fruit, 870. The object of my invention is to make a tight can, one which may be easily and cheaply constructed, and which will not leak at the seam. My improvement consists in providing a solid breast for the can, which is constructed and applied as hereinafter fully described.
In the drawing, A represents the can, the
transported for a great distance; but it wi'llbe found of advantage if generally employed.
The solid breast is best produced by simply bending a continuous fian'ge on an annular disk of tin or other suitable material; but I do not confine myself to this method. After the solid breast is formed it isapp'lied and properly secured to the can-body.
The advantages of this construction are obvious. The breast being made solid, without a seam, and the cap lieingconstructed in the same way, the two fit snugly together, and there is no place allowed for leakage. As the cap is flush with the sidesof-the can a label may be applied in a veryneat style.
By this means soldering is wholly dispensed with in applying the lid or cap after the can has been filled. If desirable, paste, white lead. or other material may be put around the edge of the cap; but this I deem wholly unnecessary, as the can is perfectly air-tight.
The breast maybe made of any suitable metal, though I prefer t-in.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A solid seamless breast for cans, constructed and applied as shown, and made either with or without an annular groove, as described.
In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses. I
- JOB-T. WILLIAMS. Witnesses:
GEO. G. SHELMERDI'NE, M. DANL. OONNOLLY.