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June 5, 1923.
8. BROWN SIRUP CAN Filed June 23, 1922 INVENTOR I f 0/ 50/7.
Patented June 5, 19235.
UNITED STATES PATENT @FFHC.
SOL BROWN, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, ASSIGNOB TO DUNBAR MOLASSES & SYRUP (10., OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, A CORPORATION OF LOUISIANA.
Application filed June 23, 1922. Serial No. 570,296.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SOL BROWN, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sirup Cans; 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, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to sirup cans and has for its object the utilization of an original container as a service vessel.
In accomplishing this object I have provided the improved details of construction hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a can embodying my improvements.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the cover plug removed.
- Fig. 3 is a central, vertical section of the top of the can illustrating the sealingdisc and friction plug in place.
Referring more in detail to the drawings:
1 designates a can, here illustrated as of ordinary construction and comprising a top 2 having a central sealing disc 3 forming-an integral portion of the top but die-scored to permit its easy removal when the can is to be used. The die-cutting is effected with a suitable tool whereby the material is. scored along the line of severance and the material weakened by crystallization so that it may be penetrated by a sharp tool and removed by separation of the disc from the body of the top by pulling the disc away from the top.
It is possible to separate the disc by merely punching the same from the body of the top but the former method is preferable to the latter as it is not desirable for the disc to remain within the vessel.
Permanently attached to the top 2 by soldering or otherwise is a neck 4, on which is formed a stiffened collar 5, extended at one side to form the spout 6, which extends over the rim of the can so that the contents of the can may be poured through the opening made by removing the disc and through the neck, over the spout into another contamer -or onto an edible.
Fitting within the neck 4 is a friction plug 7, which may constitute the utilit cover while the can is not in use, afterthe removal of the sealing disc. The can is especially adapted for containmg sirup, molasses or the like, which may be packed and hermetically sealed in the can at the factory and shipped to and stored by jobbers or merchants. The projection of the spout corresponds to the swell of the lower portion of the can so that there is little danger of damage to the spout in packing and shipping. The merchant receiving the can may display the same in its original container to the customer and may deliver the that the can may be of such ornamental or attractive appearance that it may be readily used on a dining table.
When the contents are to be used, the friction plug is removed and the point of a knife or other sharp tool projected through the weakened scoring of the can top and the sealing cap removed, a slight pull on the disc being sufiicient to sever the edge of the disc from thetop along the line of scoring. IVith the sealing disc removed, the friction plug becomes the cover of the can so that when the can is not in use the plug may remain in place to retain the contents within the can.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters-Patent is:
1. A can comprising a top having a scored portion defining a removable disc, a collar permanently attached to the top and surrounding the disc, said collar having a spout extension projected over the edge of the can, and a friction plug removably located within the collar.
2. A can comprising a top having a scored portion defining a removable disc, and a collar permanently attached to the top and surrounding the disc, said collar having a spout extension projecting laterally therefrom. i a
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
/ SOL BROWN.