US 1602391 A
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Oct. 12 1926.
J. C. CREAVER CONTAINER Filed Oct. 29. 1924 H m I Patented ct. l2, 1926.
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Application-filed October 29, 1324. Serial 'Nol 7425,6133.l
This inventionv relates to containers and particularly to' bottles from which the con-V4 tents are ada-ptedtobe dispensed by meansv offa pouring or shakingaction. Quite often after Aa bottlehas been use df a' portionv ofthe contents thereof passes down frointhe-mouth, uponthe .faces ot,y the. bottle, as av result; or
which 'said'1 faces become' moistened, causing the bottle toslip fro1n.tlie.grasp,.of. the user. rl"his slipping' action' is particularlyencountered where the contents of the bottle are soapy; it is also encountered where the contents are dispensed by means of shaking, which is the usual manner employed in dispensing hair tonics and similar fluids.
fin object of the present invention is to provide means for preventing slippage of the bottle from the hand, by providing specially designed linger grips upon the surface of the bottle or container, whereby the bottle, even though slippery, is securely held, yet without the necessity of using undue pressure for holding it. 1
Another object is to provide means which are inset within the outlines of the bottle to prevent the same from being readily chipped, resulting in sharp or cutting edges.
Another object is to provide means for preventing' slippage of the fingers upon the surface of the container, so arranged as to lie in the direction taken by the fingers and `thumb when the container is held in inverted position.
Other objects and advantages will be inanifcst from the detailed descriptionV when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the container in inverted position, with dotted lines indicating the manner in which the same isv held;
Figure 2 line 2-2- of Figure l; and p Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view through onewall of the container provided with the` grasping surfaces.
VReferring to the drawing in detail, l .clesignates the body Of the container, having front and rear walls 2 and 3, side walls 4fl and 5 and a bottom G. Y
rlhe side walls and 5 are providedwith depressions, 7 and 8 respectively, which eX- tend substantially throughout their entireV lengths. The wall 7 offdepression 7 adja-4 is a transverse sectional view onv ceiit'the front, wallv 2 ofl the container vis sharply inclined'to the base 9; andthe `wall 7"ofdepression' 7 adjacentthe back vvall. 3 of the container is graduallyv inclined tothe- .'baseQ., The'wallS" of,y depression 8' adjae cent t-lie back wally 3 of the container. is sharply inclined to the'base l0, andl the 'wall' S vof depression '8 adjacent the front wallr 2.of` the container is gradually inclined to tlie base l0. By ythis construction, when the containerl is grasped from the direction of either the yfront or back wall, the thumb of the user will lie in a depression 4; or 5 and against one of the gradually inclined walls 7 or 8 of the depressions and the fingers will abut against the sharply inclined walls 7 or 8 of the depressions.
'A plurality of ribs 1'1 extend diagonally across the depressions l and 5, and are inset so as to be within the outer edge 12 of the side walls, as shown in Fig. 3. All the ribs on one side are substantially parallel; however, t-he ribs on one side slope inthe opposite direction from the ribs on 'the other. By reason of this construction the thumb of the user will rest upon the diagonally arranged spaces between one set of ribs, and the lingers of the user will rest upon the diagonally arranged spaces between the other set-of ribs of the other depression, and the spaces will extend in the same general direction as is assumed by the thumb and fingers of the user when the container is inverted. ln other words, the spaces between the ribs extend in such directions that the fingers and thumb naturally engage .such spaces.
As more clearly,A shown in Figure 3, the ribs il are vformed in the depressions 7 and 8, and grooves 13 are formed on the interior surfaces of the depressed walls of the vconl. 'A container including a body portion provided with` longitudinally extending de pressions on opposite sidesy thereof, ribs arranged within onedepression and extending diagonally across the depression in la d1`rection upwardly from the side thereof adjacent one face of the body, and ribs arranged diagonally" across the opposite depression and extending in a direction downwardly from the sarne face of the body, whereby the diagonally arranged spaces between the ribs in one depression and the diagonally arranged spaces between the ribs in the opposite depression will provide ineans for gripping the container when in use.
2. A container including a body portion provided with longitudinally extending gripping depressions on opposite sides thereo'lQveach depression having one side wall sharply inclined and the other side wall gradually inclined to its base, the sharply inclined walls and gradually inclined walls alternating around the surface of the container whereby the thumb of the user will engage the base and gradually inclined wall of one depression and the fingers will engage the base and the sharply inclined wall of the opposite depression when the contained is grasped from either side.
3. A container including a body portion having longitudinally arranged sets of ribs on the sur' ace thereof, the ribs of each set being parallel, while the ribs of one set slope in a direction opposite to the ribs of another set oppositely disposed on the container.
4. container of glass or the like, having a depression of substantial area thereon, and a plurality of ribs extending across the depression, the ribs terminating in the edges of the depression, the top edges of the rib being` inset within the plane of t-he edges of the depression.
In testimony whereof I aHX my signature.
JACK CLINTON CREAVER.