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Publication numberUS1430552 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1922
Filing dateOct 22, 1920
Priority dateOct 22, 1920
Publication numberUS 1430552 A, US 1430552A, US-A-1430552, US1430552 A, US1430552A
InventorsHothersall John M
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pouring spout for containers
US 1430552 A
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APPLICATION FILED 001. 22. 1920.

Patented Oct 3, 1922,

Patented Oct. 3, 1922.




To all whom it may concern:

' Be it known that I, Joan M. HoTnnRsALL, a citizen of the United States,.residin in Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and tate of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Pouring spouts for Containers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates in general to containers and has more particular reference to a combined pouring spout and temporary closure to be used therewith, while the contents are being consumed.

A principal objectof the invention is the provision of a convenient pouring spout, which is removable and which may be easily opened and closed after being attached.

A further important object of the invention is the provision of a spout adapted to be used in connection with filling hole closures of an improved general type, having a central depression and retainlng wall.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of an improved combination of a pourin spout and a temporary closure which may e easily positioned and removed by the user and which, therefore, may be used indefinitely, if desired, with cans of the same type.

Another highly important object of the invention is the provision of a spout inserted within a receiving wall in the container and movable from a pouring position extending over the edge of the container to an inoperative position within said edge.

- Other objects and advantages of the invention'will be apparent as it is better understood from the following description when considered in connection with the accomao panying drawing illustrating a preferred embodiment thereof.

Referring to the drawings,

Figure 1 is a top plan view of a container upon which the invention is employed;

Fig. '2 is a side elevation of thecontainer;

Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the spout and closure taken on the line 33 in Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a vertical section of the spout;

- Fig. 5 is a vertical section of the depressed 5o closure; and.

Fig. 6 is a vertical section of the fillinghole neck.

The drawings disclose an exempli'fication of my invention and it will be noted that they show a container body 11, which may Application i led October 22, 1920. Serial No. 418,693.

be of any preferred general construction, and which has in one end 12 a filling hole 13 having an upstanding neck 14. A closure 15 is attached by a three-wall joint, as indicated at 16, to said upstanding neck. Said closure is centrally depressed and its wall 17 is slightly tapered, the bottom being larger than the top part thereof.

The spout 18 has an upstanding wall 19, which may be of any preferred design. V In it is an extended lip 21 over which the contents of the can are poured. 'A plug portion 22 of said spout is tapered to correspond with the tapering in the closure 15 and is thus adapted to be snapped into said closure and to be frictionally held thereby. Of course, other suitable means of attachment might be employed, but frictional engagement is perhaps the simplest and an entirely satisfactory means. When so held, the spout may be freely rotated, but can not be easily displaced.

An eccentric orifice 23 is provided in the base 24: of said spout. The closure 15 maybe punctured by the user in such manner as to provide an opening 25 at the same distance from the center as is the orifice 23. This. may best be done by puncturing a hole in the material immediately beneath the orifice when the spout is in pouring position. When said spout is turned so that said orifice and opening are in registration, the position 26 indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1 will be assumed and the contents of the can may be discharged. By a quarter turn the position indicated by the referenma numeral 27 will be assumed and the opening in the closure will be efi'ectively closed. It is thus apparent that my invention serves both as a temporary closure during the time when 95 the contents of the can are being consumed, and as a discharging spout as previously stated.

The method of attachment heretofore described renders possible an indefinite use of the spout, as it may be removed from an emptied can and attached to a full one of the same type. It is, therefore, not essential that the spout be provided with each container, and it may be independently furnished if desired.

. It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages willbe understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes 110 may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing all of its material advantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

I claim:

1. In a container,.the combination of an end formed with a hole and an outstanding neck around said hole, a closure having an opening and otherwise closing sa1d hole and formed with seam flanges embracing said neck, the inner flange of said closure tapering outwardly, and a pouring spout having a base which tapers outwardly and opening and secured to said end over said hole, said closure having an outwardly. tapering peripheral flange, and a spout formed with a base which tapers outwardly and is seated in said closure so as to be rotatably confined therein by the tapered flange thereof, the base of the spout having an ecccntrically located orifice adapted to beregistered with or cut off from the opening. of the closure by the turning of the spout.

3. A container comprising a body of any usual or preferred construction, a closure for a filling hole in an end thereof, and aremovable pouring spout having an upstanding wall, an extended lip, and an upwardly tapered plug portion adapted to be snapped into a corresondingly tapered depression in said closure and being rotatable therein, said plug portion having an eccentric orifice adapted to be turned into and out of mg istration with an opening provided in said closure.


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US2627367 *Dec 6, 1950Feb 3, 1953Bork William FDetachable can spout
US2717726 *Sep 22, 1951Sep 13, 1955Mart Harry ACombined spout and cock
US3115284 *Jul 15, 1957Dec 24, 1963Ankney Robert WDispensing spout for metallic containers
US3158110 *Jun 30, 1961Nov 24, 1964Canadian Res And Dev FoundatioCollapsible container with interchangeable spouts
US4054205 *Jun 22, 1976Oct 18, 1977Blow Jr James HCombination product container and attachment for beverage cans
U.S. Classification222/498, 222/570, 222/536
International ClassificationB65D47/04, B65D47/06, B65D47/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265, B65D47/065
European ClassificationB65D47/06B, B65D47/26D4