Improvement in bottles
US 146783 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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that the side a" gives 'as much visible and ef- UNITED STATES PATENT V OFFICE.
WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
IMPROVEMENT lN BOTTLES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 146,783, dated January 27, 1874 application filed January 12, 1874.
T0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. RICI-IARD- soN, of Cincinnati, Hamilton county, State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement 'in the Construction of Glass Bottles, of which the following is a specification:
My invention consists of a glass bottle of peculiar construction, the object of which is to secure the following advantages: First, the
r `mcposure ofha larger label surface, having side limits, than has heretofore been attained; second, adaptabihty for compact packing for v shipment; third, adaptability for convenient i composed of three sides, two of which, a a
are right lines, and the other a" curvilinear. The sides 'a a' may be at right angles to each other, as shown, or vary from right angles for special uses. Each of the sides is preferably tapering in the direction of its length, beingof the greater width at the upper end, as shown. The curve'd side a" is for the label, the junction of this side, the sides a a!, defining the It is obvious fective width for label as is attainable in a circular bottle of four times its sectional area. This gives the important advantage of permitting the exposure of four labels to the front in a show-window on four bottles, the united capacity of which is only .equal to one circular bottle having a visible surface for one lable only of the same size. The composite form of the bottle, two straight lines and a curve, provides for the packing of four bottles, at least, compactly in one circular packing-case, B, as shown in Fig. 3, and the tapering forni of the sides enables the bottles to easily enter the case B and to be tightly pressed down within it. The general shape of the bottle being of unique configuration is designed to command sufficient attention to insure the reading of the label, and its form in cross-section is adapted by the prominence of its angles to resist or sustain 'blows without fracture, and to prevent the rolling of the bottle when laid on any oneof its sides.
I claim- 1. A glass bottle, the configuration of which,
in cross-section, is Composed of three sides, two of which are rectilinear and the other curvilinear, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. A glass bottle whose shape in cross-section is made up of two straight lines and a curve, and whose sides are tapering in the direction of its length, substantially in the manner and for the purpose specified.
In testimony of which invention I hereunto set my hand.
WILLIAM H. RICHARDSQN.
R. M. HUNTER, J. L. WARTMANN.