|Publication number||US1571049 A|
|Publication date||Jan 26, 1926|
|Filing date||Jun 12, 1924|
|Priority date||Jun 12, 1924|
|Publication number||US 1571049 A, US 1571049A, US-A-1571049, US1571049 A, US1571049A|
|Inventors||Frederick D Gatchell|
|Original Assignee||Frederick D Gatchell|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jan. 26 1926. 1,571,049
F. D. GATCHELL MULTI UNIT PACKAGE Filed June 12 1924 Patented Jan. 26, 1926.
UNITED STATES FREDERICK D. GATGHELL, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed June 12, 1924. Serial No. 719,529.
T all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK D. GA'roH- ELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Multi- Unit Packages, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to containers for the transport, storage, and dispensing of liquids and has special reference to cans, cartons or other containers which are adapted to contain oil and from which oil can be poured in fixed or measured quantities, directly into the car or other machinery to be lubricated.
The invention has as one of its main objects the packaging of oil in multiple sealed containers secured relatively as a unit, and each containing the necessary fill for the element to be lubricated, for example the crankcase of an automobile engine, the individual container being readily parted from mated containers and, after discharging its contents, thrown away.
The invention comprehends mated sealed containers having a metallic connection vhich is readily partible, the package hav ing means to permit convenient handling and also means whereby it may be secured until required for use.
The invention has been devised with particular regard to the requirements of motorists and has the advantage that it provides for dispensing small quantities of lubricant, without the hazard and annoyance of leak age from partially filled or open cans, resulting in soiled hands, clothes, and car equipment.
One embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, form ing a part hereof, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pack age consisting of mated units,
*igure 2 is a perspective view of the clip,
Figure 3 is a sectional view, showing the complete assembly, and
Figure 4 is a section on line 44 of Figure 3.
In the embodiment of the invention selected for illustration, 5 and 6 are sealed cylindrical cans or cartons of relatively small diameter and of say one quart capacity each, that being the ordinary fill for the crankcase of the average automobile engine. Be gardless of the nature of the material used in the construction of the cylindrical walls 7, the headers or tops and bottoms are preferably formed of metal with angularly disposed reversed flanges 8 to clench and seal the flanges 9 of the walls 7. The cans are assembled in parallelism and metallicall joined at each end, as by solder 10. While this style of connection sufiices to prevent accidental disengagement, it may be readily ruptured manually by a slight twisting movement.
The mated cans, secured relatively as de scribed, are assembled as a unit in a holder 11. The latter consists of a channeled strip 12 having two sets of spring fingers or clips 13 and having end lugs 14:. The clips 13 are designed to embrace one of the mated cans or containers and the end lugs serve to prevent the longitudinal displacement of the container. The strip 12 has openings 15 for the passage of screws or other fastenings whereby the assemblage may be secured without liability of rattling or of shifting from one place to another.
There is also provided a hand hold con sisting of a pivoted bail 16 for convenience in carrying the outfit or for handling the particular container to which it is attached.
It will be evident from the foregoing that when it is necessary to lubricate the crankcase or some other element, one 01"- the filled units is separated from its mate by parting the metallic joint, whereupon it is ready for use by simply puncturing the end or head. Since each unit contains no more than the required amount of lubricant, I prefer to construct them inexpensively so that they may be discarded after use.
I am aware that the mated cans or units might be relatively secured by means other than the metallic bond described and illus trated, but I prefer the metallic bond because it serves as an assurance that the multiple package has not been tampered with and contains original goods.
Having described my invention, I claim:
A multi-unit package comprising inde pendently sealed containers having end mar gins and arranged with such end margins in point contact, and a rupturable bonding means uniting such end margins at their points of contact, the remaining lengths of the containers being free of each other.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
FREDERICK D. GATCHELL.
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|U.S. Classification||220/23.4, 220/752, 220/23.8, 220/23.2, 206/145, 206/820|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S206/82, B65D81/3205|