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Publication numberUS1485408 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1924
Filing dateMar 3, 1921
Priority dateMar 3, 1921
Publication numberUS 1485408 A, US 1485408A, US-A-1485408, US1485408 A, US1485408A
InventorsArthur Miller
Original AssigneeSolar Metal Products Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metal receptacle
US 1485408 A
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March 4 1924. mamas A. -M|LLER METAL RECEPTACLE Filed March 5, 192} SPOT WEI-OED Ohio,

Patented Mar. 4, 1924.



METAL nEcnrrAcLn.

Application filed March 8, 1921; Serial No. 449,331.

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that ARTHUR MILLER, acitizen of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Metal Receptacles, of which the following is a, specification. 7

This invention relates to improvements in sheet metal receptacles, and has particular 10 reference to such like metallic cans or containers as are commonly employed in connection with ice cream freezers and for other analogous uses.

The object of the invention resides in the provisionof a sheet metal receptacle of the character stated which maybe cheaply and economically manufactured'and which will possess strength and rigidity so as to enable the same to withstand successfully the pres; sures and jars of ordinary handling.

'More particularly the invention-consists in the provision of a metallic receptacle wherein is found a lower joint s ructure,

between the 'wall of the can and the bottom thereof and to construct this joint structure so as to provide an 'inwardlyoifset flange upon the lower end of the canbody or wall, which has its edge arranged to be welded to the outer edge of the bottom member, and to provide a reinforcing ring around the joint between the body and the bottom memher, which ring is so ositioned as to engage the inwardly offset ange of the body and to protect the welded joint so th at'a firm, substantial and effective union between the body" and bottom members will be established.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of ajoint structure of this nature wherein the use of rivets, bolts and other analogous fastening elements are eliminated, and to accomplish this in"such mansaid drawing Figure 1 is a vertical sentional view taken through a metallic receptacle constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention, and i Figure 2. is an enlarged sectional v1eW.-d1s

closing more particularly the improved joint structure thereof.

Referring more particularly to the draw-- ings, the numeral 1 designates the improved sheet metal receptacle'comprising the pres 'ent invention in its entirety. {is shown-,the receptacle is formed to comprise a cylindrical body 2, which has its upper'end bent downwardly upon itself as at 3 and reinforced by means of a ring 4 which ring may be welded or otherwise secured to the lower portion ofthe downwardly bent edge 3. By

this construction the upper end of the receptacle is suitably reinforced to enable clo-- sure. or the like, not shown, tobe readily and firmly associated therewith in a tight liquid sea-lingmannep The glowerend of the body 2-.isbent'inwardly to provide an annular shoulder 5, which terminatesin 'a depending circular fian'ge 6. Adaptedto be connected. with this flang'e'is the \ljottom member 7 of the receptacle; In its preferred form. this member is of dished cross-sectional formation and provides Ianupwardly flaring outer circumferential portion 8.

The extreme outer edge of the. portion 8 constitutes a seat for the lower edge of the flange 6,-

and the latter is bent inwardly in such manner that thesame will gradually merge into flush and even engagement withthe ortion 8, the inwardly bent portionofthe, ange 6 being designated by the numeral 9. This construction serves to eliminate sharp corners or crevices in the internal construction of the cam. Also, the joint formed between the body 2 and the bottom member is rigidly establishedby gas welding the portion 9 to the outer edge 8 of the bottom member.

This construction enables; a secure union to be established between the body and bottom members without the use of rivets; w The bottom memberafter forming the edge 8 is bent downwardly to provide a verticalannular wall 10, which extends an ap-- pr'eciable distance below the plane of the bottom member so that the latter will be elevated above the base upon which the re-' ceptaclerests or is placed. To reinforce this and bottoin members.

' 10 so as to surround the latter, and said band is of such height that its ripper edge will overlap the joint between the body and bot- 5 tom members and will engage with the shoulder 5 formed by producing the flange 6. When so positioned, the band 11 may be secured in'plaoe by spot-welding the same to the wall 10. From this construction it will be apparent that by use or" the Wall 10 and the band 11 a strong and substantial base construction will 'be provided for the receptacle and also one which will capably protect the welded joint between the body By engaging with the shoulder 5 the band 11 prevents stresses and jar from being imparted to the welded joint, and thus enables the latter to be successfully employed without'separation under the severe .conditions of practical usage. Moreover, the construction eliminates the use of fastening elements without in any way effecting the general strength and rigidity of the receptacle. 'The internal construction of the can is characterized by its smoothness and absence of inaccessible projections or crevices therein, a feature which -materially contributes toward maintaining the can in a sanitary condition.

What is claimed isi In a sheet metal receptacle, a tubular body member having its lower end formed with an inwardly directed annular shoulder and a depending vertical flange, said flange having its lower edge curved inwardly, a bottom member having its outer edge arranged to constitute a seat for the lower curved edge of said flange and forming, in eflect a continuation thereof, and to enable said flange to bewelded' to saidedge, an annular wall depending from the outer edge of said bottom member, and a reinforcing band arran ed to encircle said wall and lower end of the body and to be welded thereto, said ring having its upper portion positioned to engage said shoulder and to surround and protect the joint'between the body and bottom members.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification220/612, 220/634
International ClassificationB65D8/04, B65D8/22
Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/38
European ClassificationB65D7/38