US 1376994 A
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-S. T.. ARNOLD.
lBOTTLE OPENER. APPLICATION FILED DEC- II, 1919. RENEWED MAR- 1611.921.
1,376,994, PatentedMay 3,1921.
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SATTERLEET. ARNOLD, or rADUcAH, KENTUCKY.
Specification of Letters Patent; 1921.
Application led December l1, k1919', Serial No. 344,103. Renewed March lr6. 1921. Serial No; 452,718.
To all whom it may cof/cem f Be it known that I, SATTERLEE T. ARNOLD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Paducah, in the county of McCrackenand State of Kentucky, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Bottle- Openers; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
' This invention relates to improvements in bottle cap removers.
The principal object is to provide a simple and practical cap remover which` is easily operated and so constructed as to easily and quickly remove crimped caps from bottles without the danger of breaking the bottles. 1
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel features of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts as will be more fully described and claimed.
I attain these objects by constructing i cap remover as illustrated in the accompanying` drawing, in whichvFigure 1 is a side elevation of my cap remover about to be operated;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section, showing the position of parts just after the removal of a cap;
Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view ofthe Adevice; and,
Fig. 4, a section on the line 4f4 of Fig. 1.
Similarl numerals of reference designate similar parts throughout the several views.
Reference is now had to the drawings in which the cap remover is shown mountedvon a shelf or'table 1 and includes a body 2 provided at its upper end with aflat plate 3 which is preferably though not necessarily substantially T-shaped, providingv ears in which are formed apertures for receiving therethrough screws or other suitable fastening elements by which the plate is 'secured to a support. Formed integrally .with the lower end of the body 2 is a flat substantially horizontally disposed ledge 4, the outer end of which is substantially U- shaped to 'provide a bottle neck receiving recess and a pair of parallel spaced fingers 5 whose upper faces are flat to form bearings for a pair of pivoted jaws to be described.
. pivot pin 17.
Although a pairofvjaws of any preferred shape may be mounted on the ledge, l have shown and prefer,usingy jaws 6, substantially L-shaped, said jaws each having an opening adjacent its rear end through which is passed a screw 7 which is threaded into a suitable socket in the ledge and forms a vertical pivot for the jaw. The jaws arecut away to` form curved corners Sy whereby they may be opened and are beveled on their inner adjacent edges at 9 to form edges which will readily engage the lower yedge of a bottle cap as illustrated. Y
- Although other suitable means may be employed for retaining the jaws in firm engagement with a bottle neck, I prefer using j a coil spring 10 whose extremities are connected to the jaws by means of screws or f the like fasteners 11. The action of this spring 1s to Vpull the two jaws together and in order that this inward movementy may be limited, a stop 12 in thel form of a pin or projectionon the ledge 1s provided. f rlfhe inner adjacent angular corners of Athe jaws are provided with short lugs or lower face at a point near its inner end with a irecess 18 having a transverse pivot pinl upon which is mounted the stem 19 of a plunger-having on 'its' lowerend an en- The lever is provided in its i larged circular head 20 whose convex llower face is adapted to strike a cap yC when beingoperated. l Y
In' removing the cap of the bottle, the neck is forced between the yieldable jaws,
the yedge 9 taking under the oppositelower f edges of the cap and the upstanding tongues 13 are positioned under the edges of said cap. When theflever is depressed the plunger head strikes the cap and expands the cap flange and the bottle is pulled downwardly, removing the cap. It is readily seen that the .curved adjacent corners on the front end of the jaws assist in guiding the bottle neck into position.
While I have described a specilic struc? ture for the lever and plunger it is understood that any other suitable or preferred type of lever and plunger may be employed with good results.
From the `foregoing description, taken in connection with the acpompanying drawings, the construction and operation of the invention will be readily understood without requiring a more extended explanation.
Various changes in the form, proportion and in the minor ldetails of construction may be resorted to without, departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of the claimed invention.
l. A bottle cap remover comprising a support, cap engaging jaws on said support, a lever disposed above said jaws and pivoted to said support, anda depending plunger pivotally vmounted on said lever for limited swinging movement and adapted to be forced against thecap to assist in removing the same.
2. A bottle cap remover comprising a sup.-
l port, having a horizontal portion, cap engaging jaws on said support, a lever disposed above the jaws and pivoted to said support, said lever lhaving a recess in its lower face, and a plunger having a stem pivotally mounted in said recess and an enlarged head for engaging and assisting in removing a cap when the lever is pressed downwardly, the wall of said recess limiting the swinging movement of said stem.
3. A bottle cap remover comprising an attaching bracket having a vertical body, a flat apertured plate on the upper end of said body for'liastening the bracket to a support and a horizontal ledge on the lower end of said body being substantially U-shaped at its outer end, a pair of verticalpivots on said ledge, Va pair of jaws mounted on said pivots and movable horizontally toward and from each other to take under the opposite' lower edges of a cap, a lever disposed above the jaws and pivotally mounted on said body and means on said lever to engage and assist in removing said cap.
y 4;. A bottle cap remover comprising a supportV having a horizontal portion, a pair of `pivots on said portion, a pair of jaws mounted on said pivots and movable horizontally toward and from each other to take under the opposite lower edges of a cap,
Vmeans Jfor lmoving the jaws toward each and assist in removing the cap when the y lever is depressed.. y
5.` A bottle cap remover comprising a support having a horizontal portion, said portion being substantially U-shaped on. one edge, a pair of pivots on said portion, a pair of substantially L-shaped jaws mounted on said pivots and movable horizontally toward and from each other to take under the opposite lower edges of a cap, a pair of upwardly directed tongues on the inner adjacent ends of said jaws to engage the lower edge of a cap, means for retaining the jaws in firm engagement witha bottle neck and means on the lever to strike the cap and assist in removing they same.
6. A bottle cap remover comprising an attaching bracket having a vertical body, a fiat apertured plate on the' upper end ef said body for fastening the bracket to a support and a horizontal ledge on the lower end of said body being substantially `U-shaped at its outer end, a pair of vertical pivots on said ledge, an apertured lug on said body, a pair of substantially L-shaped ljaws mounted on said pivots and movable toward and from each other to take under the opposite lower edges of a cap,upstanding tongues on the inner adjacent ends of said jaws to engage the lower edge of a cap, a coil spring connecting said jaws to retain themrin firm engagement with a bottle neck, a stop on said ledge to limit the inward movement of said jaws, a lever disposed above the jaws and pivoted to said lug, said lever Yhaving a recess in its lower face, and a plunger having a stem pivotally mounted in said recess and an enlarged head for engaging and assisting in removing a cap when the lever is depressed, the wall of said recess limiting the swinging movement of said stem. l
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.'
SATTERLEE T. ARNOLD.