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Nov. 3, 1925- 1,559,624
P. E. KO PP CONTAINER FOR LIQUIDS Filed June 3, 192
Patented Nov. 3, 1925.
UNITED STATES PHILIP E. Kerr, or Kansas CITY, MIsso -ar CONTAINER FOR LIQUIDS.
Application filed June 23, 192 Serial No. "721,728.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, PHILIP E. Korr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Container for Liquids, of which the following'is a specification.
My invention relates to containers for liquids, and the object of the invention is to provide an inexpensive, useful and efficient device of this character having a special form and structure designed .for holding liquids and pourable substances and from which the contents may be conveniently and completely poured without manipulating the container from that purpose, thus saving to the consumer of the contents the loss of contents through inability to completely drain the container.
I attain these objects and advantages by means of the structure and features of construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which-Figure 1, is a perspective view of a container embodying my inven-' tion; Figure 2, is a top plan View of, the same; Figure 3, is afront elevation of the container and showing the contour of the same, and Figure 4, is a longitudinal section of the container, on the line 44, in Figure 2.
Similar numerals of reference refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawingsthe numeral 1, designates a container for liquids constructed in accordance with my invention. The container is made of any suitable ma terial, such as tin or metal plate, glass, and the like, preferably'of tin for general use. It is preferably a four sided hollow vessel having a closed upper and lower end. In this instance the container has a plane bottom plate 2, a plane back plate 3, partially flat and partially convexed side plates 4, partially flat and partially convexed front plate 5, and a plane top plate 6, all of which plates are assembled and joined together in any suitable manner to form the container. The front edge of the top plate 6, is cut away on a radius tangent to its sides, the curved edge of the plate being plainly shown at 7, in Figure 2, also shown in Figure 1. In uniting the side and front plates to the curved edge of the top platethe upper portions of the front and side plates are drawn to and joined with the curved edge of the top plate and, thereby, the front corners of the container are convexed, the convexlty thereof tapering downward to the lower ends thereof, and thus leaving substantially a triangular plane portion 8, on the front plate and a fiat portion 9 on the side plates, the convexed portions.
of the side and front plates being shown at 10. In the top plate is secured a spout or faucet 11, arranged and located at the center of'the radius of the curved front edge of thetop plate and close to the edge, sothat the spout shall be at the center of the convened, front plate. A handle 12, is mounted on the top plate.
The container is usable for liquids of every description and may be used for powdplates were flat throughout, the convexed tapering corners of the front of the container not interfering with their being packed with uniformity and compactness. The convexed upper end of the front ofthe container and the location of the spout at the very center of the radius of the front edge of the top plate are provisions for the thorough and complete draining of the container and whether or not the same is held by the hand or laid upon its front side, the
in Figure 1.
latter position being shown I In either of the positions mentioned the contents will pour from the spout and, because of the concaved inner portion of the container, at the spout, the container will'be entirely drained. In using containers of large proportions they may be laid upon their front sides and a faucet or spicket arranged in the spout, so that the'contents of the container may be drawn in desired quantities. The use of a container embodying my invention assures a saving to the consumer, because, he is able to completely drain the contents therefrom, which is not possible in tin containers in general use having their spouts located at the center of the top of the can.
Having described my invention what I claim is In a container for liquids, a fiat rectangular lower end wall, a flat upper end wall having a portion having its perimeter corresponding to the perimeter of half the area of said lower end wall and a portion having a periphery describing a semicircle, a hollow body having the lower ends of its vertical walls united to said lower end wall to thereby provide a rectangular form to the lower portion'of the body in cross section and having its upper portions 1 of its vertical walls united to said upper end wall to thereby provide for the upper portion of the body a form partly rectangular and partly semicircular in cross section, and a filling and emptying spout mounted in the semicircularportion of said upper end wall and at the peripheral edge thereof at a point; substantially ninety degrees of arc of said periphery.
Dated Kansas City, Mo., June 18th 1924.