US 1613518 A
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1,613,518- Jan. 4, 1927. KENDALL CLOSED SIFTER CAP FOR CONTAINERS Filed July 10, 1926 INVENTOR William Gilfwdall ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 4, 1927.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.-'
. CLOSED SIFTER CAP FOR CONTAINERS.
Application filed July 10, 1926. Serial No. 121,590.
This invention relates to containers and particularly to an improved sifter cap for containers, the object being to provide an improved structure which is simple, easily operated but effective.
Another object of the invention is to provide a sifter cap for containers whereby a minimum number of parts are used and arranged in such a manner as to not readily get out of order.
In the accompanying drawing- Fi re 1 is a side view of a container provided with a closed sifter top constructed according to the present invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional viewthrough are 1 on line 3-3.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view through Figure 3 on line 4-4.
Figure 5 1s a perspective view of the sliding plate shown in Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the spring shown in Figure 4.
Figure 7 is a view similar to Figure 4 but showing a modified construction.
Figure Sis a perspective view of the modified sliding plate shown in Figure 7.
Figure 9 i a sectionalview through Figure 4 on line 9-9.
Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, 1 indicates a container which may be of any material and adapted to receive any desired contents, as for instance, powder. When the container 1 is formed the same is constructed with a neck or if Flgformed of glass a neck 2 of metal is provided and secured firmly in place by cement or otherwise. The neck 2 is formed with a pressed. out portion forming an outside bead 3 and is also formed with an integral top 4 having a series of apertures 5 and a depressed portion 6 presenting an outside re- A closure member 7 formed in the cess. shape of a cup is fitted over the upperend of neck 2 and has the lowenpart turned over for forming an enclosing bead 8 fitting tightly against bead 3 whereby the parts are held together. The enclosing member or ca 7 is provided with a series of apertures 9 1n line with a rtures 4. A sliding late 10 is arranged tween the to 4 an the u per part of the covering mem r 7. This plate, is constructed as shown particularly in Figures 4 and 5 and is supplied with a mm to ber of holes or apertures 11 held out of registry with the apertures 5 normally by a spring 12. Plate 10 is provided with a notch 13 which receives the upstanding member or button 14 of spring 12. Itis also provided with an integral extension 15 bent for forming a thumb member 16 whereby when the thumb member is pressed toward the neck 2 the.plate 10 will be moved against the action of spring 12 and the various apertures 11 will be brought inregistry with the apertures 9 and 5 whereby the powder may be sifted from container 1 if the same is inverted. Immediately upon the release of the thumb member 16 spring 12 will move the sliding plate 10 until the apertures therein are out of registry with the apertures 5. It will be noted that the top 4 is not only provided witha depression 6 for receiving spring 12 but is provided with a depression 17 in which the plate 10 reciprocates. The
depression 17 prevents any lateral or side movement of plate 10 and causes the apertures 11 to always move into registry with the apertures 5 when the plate is moved inwardly or against the action of spring 12 a proper distance.
In Figures 7 and 8, a modified construction is shown, which modified construction includes aspring 12' formed integral with the plate 10'. In this form of the invention the depression 6 may be used or may be omitted as preferred. Aside from these differences the construction is identical with the preferred form and will, therefore, need no additional description. v
WhatI claim is:
1. A closed sitter cap for containers including a neck portion associated with the container and provided with an apertured top, an inverted cup-shaped closure member secured to said neck portion with the top of the closure member apertured and spaced from the top of the neck, one of said tops being formed with a pressed portion presentin a. slideway, a spring arranged at one polntin said;slideway, said spring be ng arranged wholly within said slideway, and an apertured plate arranged in said slideway, said apertured plate being provided with a handle projecting beyond the neck and closure member, said plate being adapted to be moved by said handle against the action of said spring until the apertures inthe plate register with the respective apertures 1n said BIA closed cap for containers including a neck portion having an annular head intermediate the length thereof and an apertured top, said top being formed with a depressed portion acting as a slideway, a cap fitting snugly over said top, said cap being formed at its lower end with a gripping portion overlapping and tightly gripping said head, said cap being also formed with apertures aligned with the aperturesin said top, a flat plate slidingly mounted in said slideway, said plate being formed with :1
neck extending to a point exteriorly of the cap whereby the plate may be moved manually until the apertures therein register with the. apertures in the top and cap, and 15 a spring arranged in the same plane as said plate and wholly within said slideway for normally holding the plate in such a positionsthat the apertures therein will be out 01' registry with the apertures in the top.
WILLIAM G. KENDALL.