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Publication numberUS1432252 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1922
Filing dateJan 4, 1922
Priority dateJan 4, 1922
Publication numberUS 1432252 A, US 1432252A, US-A-1432252, US1432252 A, US1432252A
InventorsLeicht Edward H
Original AssigneeLeicht Edward H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can closure
US 1432252 A
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Application filed January 4, 1922. Serial No.`526,879.

T 0 all wiz-0m t may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD H. Lnicirr, a citizen of the United States, resident of Burlington, in the county of Des Moines and State of iowa, have made a certain new and useful invention in Can Closures; and l declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it apperta-ins to make and use the invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Figure l is a perspective view of the can with top removed.

5Figure 2 is a similar view of the top of the can.

Figure 3 is a section on the line 8-3 Figure l.

Figure l is a fragmentary plan view of the can.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view on the line 5--5 Figure l.

The invention has relation to can closures of the slip top type, having for an object to so adapt the closure that when the slip top is removed, the contents may be more readily poured from the can.

rllhe invention consists in the novel construction and combinations of parts, as hereinafter set forth.

In the accompanying drawings illustrating the invention, the numeral l designates the can body, and 2 is the marginal annular portion of the top, having thel downturned inner marginal flange 3, said annular top portion having a cut-out portion or notch a, which extends from said flange to a point near the circumferential edge of the top, the flange 3 being preferably stamped to extend also entirely around said notch as shown at 5.

rlhe slip top is shown at 6, and is provided with a radial extension 7, matching the radial notch Ll of the complemental portion of the top, a marginal fiange 8 being provided as usual and being in the present case also extended downwardly from the radial extension 7, the top 6 and its extension 7 being provided with an outwardly extending horizontal flange 9, which when the slip top is pressed into place to' close the can, will overlie the horizontal marginal portion 'of the complemental portion 2 of the top.

When the slip top is removed, the can body will have its top provided with radial cut-out or notch wherein upon tilting the can, the fluid contents will be directed to flow in a confined stream. In this way the fluid contents of the can may be poured readily wherever desired without danger of spilling where not wanted, this being especially important in the case of sticky syrups or molasses for which the invention is mainly designed.

There are many instances when a can of syrup or milk is used upon the table, and if the contents can be more readily poured, the tablecloth and clothes of those at the table will greatly benefit.

There are several ways of making the can with the radial cut-out or notch forming a spout extension of the opening of the can when the slip top is removed, and the way shown and described is designed to enable the slip top and its complemental portion to be stamped each in one operation and at the same time to effect an air and liquid tight joint. rilhe notch l may be made of such varying width or length as is best adapted for serving the contents of the can.

l claim l In a can closure, a slip top having a radial extension, said top and said extension having a continuous downturned flange, and a body having an annular top portion provided with an opening wherein said slip top fits and a radial notch wherein fits the said extension, said annular top portion having also downturned flange extending continuously around the same and around said notch, the latter forming a spout extension of said opening.

ln testimony whereof l affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification222/563, 220/695
International ClassificationB65D25/42, B65D25/38, B65D43/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2543/00546, B65D2543/00509, B65D25/42, B65D2543/00064, B65D43/022, B65D2543/00435
European ClassificationB65D25/42, B65D43/02S5D