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Nov. 13 1923.
E. H. DRYER CONTAINER AND SPOUT Filed March 2,'
I N V ENTOR.
A TTORNEYQ Patented Nov. 113, 1923.
UNHT'ID STATES EDWIN E. DRYER, OF BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA.
CONTAINER AND SPO'UT.
Application filed March 2, 1923. Serial No. 622,253.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWIN H. DRYER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bakersfield, in the county of Kern and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Containers and Spouts, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to containers and spouts, and particularly to a container adapted to carry and confine its own spout.
This invention constitutes an improvement over my co-pending No. 606,118, filed in the United States Patent Office December 11, 1922, for containers and spouts.
The invention has for its object the novel and useful provision, formation, construction, combination and inter-relation of parts, members and features, all as shown in one embodiment in the accompanying drawing, described in the following statement, and finally pointed out in claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary cross sectional view showing the improved spout with a container;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary cross sectional view of the spout and container, said spout being collapsed and within the container; and,
Figure 3.is a cross sectional view of the spout taken on the line 3-3, of Figure 1, and looking in the direction of the appended arrows.
Corresponding parts in all the figures are designated by the same reference characters.
Referring with particularity to the drawing, the improved spout is designated by and B is a container, both of which members are adapted to cooperate to provide a ready means whereby any contents such as oil, gasoline or the like may be conveniently poured from the container B to its point of use. The container B may be conventional in form and in the showing the container includes the usual body member 1 having a spout 2 associated therewith, said spout being threaded as at 3 so as to readily hold a cap 4 thereover and thereon. In the embodiment shown the spout 2 is provided with an annulai flange 5 which extends downwardly within the confines of the spout, all as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. The spout member A is adapted to be received when collapsed within the container application, Serial B, as illustrated in Figure 2, or the spout may be removed in part from said container through the container spout 2, so that the same assumes an arcuate extension, as illustrated in Figure 1. The arcuate form assumed by the spout A renders it convenient to pour liquid from the container through said spout to any given point of use. The spout A consists of a plurality of interconnected and associated sections a, one received within the other, with each section a gradually decreasing in diameter from the bottom upwardly, so that said telescoping action may be accomplished without the various sections becoming disassociated when they are extended. Any number of sections a may be provided, depending upon the use to which the spout is to be put. In the showing the lowermost section a, shown at 6 is associated with the spout 2, and particularly the annular member 5 thereof; the lowermost section shown at 6, at its upper end is provided with an annular flange 7, and likewise the said section is indented as shown at 8. Thus when the said section is received within the confines of the container B, the flange 7 will rest upon the top surface 9 of the spout 2, as illustrated in Figure 2. Each section a at its lower end or the end of greatest diameter, is provided with a series of inwardly projecting spaced flanges 10. One flange 10 might suflice, or an annular flange might be provided. It is a matter of convenience and preference, and the said flanges of all the sections, with the exception of the last section, designated as 11, will cooperate to hold the various sections in position one within the other, when said spout A is collapsed. (See Fig. 2.) The last section 11 will be carried upon the flanges of its next cooperating section, as illustrated at 12, in Figure 2.
Assuming the sections collapsed, as illustrated in Figure 2, it will be seen that each section is carried upon the next adjacent flange of its next cooperating section, and with the last section 6 having its flange 7 carried upon the upper surface 9 of the spout 2 associated with the container B. A cap member 14 may then be applied to the container spout 2 to secure the spout A within the container. Removal of the cap 14 will permit the finger-nail to engage the flange 7 so that the section may be lifted upwardly to position where the last section 11 maybe grasped, whereupon the spout may be pulled into an arcuate extension. While not absolutely essential to the working efficiency of the spout, still I have in the construction shown formed in each section, a longitudinal depression as shown at 15. This depression is inwardly and the depression in one section acts as a tongue within the depression of the next section, all asillustrated in Figure 3. This construction permits each section, which is slightly arcuate, to always assume the same relation to its next adjacent section when the spout A is extended. I
It is obvious that I have provided a spout member A that may be detachably received within a standard container, without the necessity of modifying or reconstructing the container.
Having thus disclosed my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A spout, comprising a plurality of telescoping sections loosely associated and capable of arcuate extension; in combination with a container member, one of said sections of the spout being provided with means for maintaining the other sections when collapsed, in a definite position within the container.
2. The combination with a container, of a collapsible spout member comprising a series of telescoping sections associated therewith; said container being provided with the usual spout member, and said collapsible spout member being receivable through the container spout when the sections are collapsed; one of said sections being provided with a flange adapted tocooperate with the container spout.
3. In a device of the character disclosed, a container, said container being provided with an orifice opening, a spout member, said spout member including a section formed at one end with a flange; there being the usual container spout surrounding said orifice opening, and said flange cooperating with said spout when said first named spout is in one position.
4. The combination' with a container having the usual spout member, of a collapsible spout member formed in a series of sections, each section being provided at one end with an inturned flange, and said flanges being adapted to cooperate when the sections are collapsed thereby holding said sections in a given relation.
5. The combination with a container havin the usual opening surrounded by a contamer flange, of a sectional spout member adapted for arcuate extension, one of said sections of the spout member being formed with an outturned flange adapted to rest upon the container flange when said section is received through the opening in said container.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
EDWIN H. DRYER. Witnesses:
J. SHUTT, J. CALVIN BROWN.