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I Oct; 12; 1926. 1,602,551
G. RAMSEY CAP AND DAUBER Filed July 8, l 925 Patented Oct. 12, 1926.
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GEORGE RAMSEY, or BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, AssIeNoR TO ANCHO CAP Aim oLosU E CORPORATION, or LONG ISLAND our, NEW, YoRK, A CORPORATION or NEW YoRm.
- CAP AND DAUBER.
Application flle d luly 8, i
The present invention relates to closur caps and packages andmore particularly to caps and packages having daubers associated therewith. a
An object of thepresent-invention is th provisionof a metallic closure cap to which a dauber may be readily and effectively-secured without interferingwith the'subsequent sealing of the cap on a vessel.
Anotherv object of the invention is to facilitate the attachment of a dauber toa metallic screw cap by roviding in the cover portion of the "c osure a crescent shaped annular shoulder to which the coiled upper end of the dauber shank may be attached. I V
A further object of-the inventionis the adaptation of a metallic'screw cap for the attachment of a dauber-thereto, wherein'a recess in the center portion of the closure is adapted to receive and securely retain the upper end of a dauber shank, and wherein an annular zone'about .the recess is adapted to seat a fiat gasket, which may-extend over said recess and conceal the upper end of the dauber shank to form a perfect edge seal independently of the dauber attachment.
Other and further objects of theinvention will be in part obvious and will in'part be pointed out hereinafter in the specification following by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application and wherein like parts are represented by like characters throughoutthe several figures thereof.
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a vessel sealed in accordance with the present invention. v v
Fig. 2 is a detailed view of the dauber support ready to be applied to a closure.
Fi 3 is a detailed cross sectional view showing a dauber a plied to a closure; and a 1925. Serial No. 42,162.
Such caps may be made readily and inexpenslvely by suitable machines from thin sheet metal and when applied to containers are positively held in position and not likely i to become unsealed in transit or by subsequent handling; Furthermore, the caps may be removed and replaced as ottenas desired without impairing in any way the effectiveness of theseal; and therefore the contents of the packages, not being subjected to contact with the atmosphere, may be kept indefinitely. A convenient way ofattaching a dauber to a screw capis to coil the upp end of :1:
the dauber shank' so that it may be contraoted to engage the skirt of the cap and retain the shank, eXtendingdownwardly therefrom, "in proper positioni' Since the coil must be contracted for insertion into the cap, there is necessarily a space between the free ends of the coil and when a fiat gasket is placed 'over the coil in a closure ca for the formation of an edge seal on a suitable vessel, the existence of the coil between the gasket and the cover portion of the cap materially afiect's the sealing operation. For the best results the coil must be eliminates these difficulties by providing a recess in the cover portion of the cap having 2 a crescent shaped shoulder adapted to engage the outer edge of the coil when it is sprung into the recess. Afiat gasket may then extend over this coil and an edge seal may be made with the gasket between the cover portion of the cap and; the edge of the vessel."
Referring to the drawings, there is shown a container 1 threaded at its upper end to ,i
receive a-metallic screw cap 2, having a cover portion 4 and a skirt 5. The skirt has suitable screw threads therein adapted to engage the threads at the mouth of the vessel, andwif desired, it may be finished with a wire edge atthe lower part thereof. The cover portion of the cap has an annular fiat -zone6 adjacent the skirt with the centerportionof the cover raised out of the plane of the annular zone to form a recess 7. The
"side of the recessis preferably formed into a crescent shaped shoulder 8, having a height substantially the same as the diameter of the wire to be attached thereto. A suitable wire is bent at one end into a resilient coil 10, as shown in Fig. 2, in a plane perpendicular to the downwardly extending shank 11, and has a radial portion 12 connecting one end of the coil to the shank. The coil 10 is preferably formed so that there is a slight space or gap 14: between its ends so that it may be contracted sufiiciently to be inserted into the recess 7 of the cap to engage the shoulder 8 thereof and be retained in position. The downwardly extending shank 11 may be bent upwardly at 15 to accommodate a suitable dauber 16 for dispensing and applying polish or the like as desired. I
,A suitable gasket 17 having an aperture 18 at its centerto fit about the shank 11 is adapted to fit into the upper part of the cap and to beseated on the annularzone 6. While the coil 10 is adapted to beheld in place by the shoulder 8, the gasket 17 may be glued to the upper part of the cap or secured in any other suitable manner to the cover portion of the closure to supplement the action of the shoulder 8 and assist in holding the dauber securely in position. The outer edge of the gasket is adapted to lay between the zone 6 and the mouth of the vessel to form an effective edge seal when the closure is applied to the vessel.
It will be seen in the above construction that' the attachment of the dauber to the cap does not affect the application of the gasket to the cover, nor does it affect the subsequent sealing operation. The outer edge of the gasket is engaged between the zone 6 and the mouth of the vessel to form a very effective seal. The recess 7 in the cover portion of the cap holds the dauber rigidly in position and permits the gasket 17 to fit smoothly thereover. Such a construction is both pleasing in appearance and effective in operation.
It must be understood that many varia tions can he made from the preferred embodiment described herein Without departing from the spirit of the invention, and the above description is therefore to be taken as illustrative and not in a. limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. As an article of manufacture, a metallic closure having a cover portion with an annular zone about its outer edge adapted to seat a gasket, the center portion of the cover being raised out of the plane of said zone to form a recess in the upper part of the closure having a depth substantially equal to the diameter of the wire to bejseated therein, a wire adapted to receive a dauber at its lower end and having itsuppe-r end coiled to seat resiliently in said recess Whereby said wire is attached to the closure, and askirt depending from said cover portion having screw threads therein for engagement with a vessel.
2. The combination of a vessel having suitable screw threads at the mouth thereof, a closure cap having a threaded skirt adapted to engage the mouth of said vessel, a cover portion having an annular zone adjacent said skirt, the-center part of said cover being raised out of the plane of said zone to form a cup shaped recess with the lower periphery reduced in'size, a wire having its upper end coiled to be sprung into said recess and having its lower end adapted to accommodate a dauber, and a gasket adapted to be seated on said annular zone to form an edge seal on said vessel.
3. As an article of manufacture, a metallic closure having a skirt adapted to engage the mouth of a vessel, a cover portion having an annular zone adjacent said skirt adapted toseat a gasket, the center portion of said cover being raised out of the plane of said zoneto form a cup shaped recess having the lower periphery thereof reduced in size to receive and retain the coiled upper end of a suitable Wire.
4. As an article of manufacture, a metallic closure cap having a skirt adapted to engage the mouth of a vessel, a cover portion having an annular zone adjaeentsaid skirt adapted to seat a gasket, the center portion of said cover being raised out of the plane of said zone to form a recess of sufficient depth to receive a single coil of Wire with the side wall thereof extending outwardly and upwardly to form an abutrnent onthe bottom of the recess.
5. As an article of manufacture, a metallic closure cap having a skirt adapted to engage the mouth of a vessel, a cover portion having an annular zone adjacent said skirt adapted to seat a gasket, the center portion of said cover being raised out of the plane of said zone to form a recess of sufficient depth to receive a single coil of wire, with the side wall thereof extending outwardly and upwardly to form an abutment on the bottom of the recess, and a dauber comprising a shank and a single coil of wire on the upper end thereof adapted to be sprung into said recess above said abutment.
6. An article of manufacture, a closure having a cover portion provided with an annular zone adjacent its outer edge adapted to seat a gasket, the central portion of. said cover portion being raised from said zone to form a pocket with the side walls thereof being recessed to a larger diameter than the mouth of said pocket, a wire supporting member having its upper end pro vided with a resilient head adapted to seat into said pocket and be held therein by resilience of said head pressing against the recessed portion of the side walls of said pocket above the mouth thereof, and a depending skirt adapted to engage the mouth of a suitable vessel.
7. An article of manufacture, a closure cap having a top portion provided with an annular zone ad acent its outer edge adapted to seat a gasket, the central part of said top portion being disposed out of the plane of the said annular zone to form supporting means, the side wall of said supporting 15 against the side wall of said supporting means, a gasket within said cap, and a skirt depending from said top portion to secure said cap to the mouth of a suitable vessel.