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Publication numberUS1617253 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1927
Filing dateJun 28, 1926
Priority dateJun 28, 1926
Publication numberUS 1617253 A, US 1617253A, US-A-1617253, US1617253 A, US1617253A
InventorsHosking Jr Robert
Original AssigneeHosking Jr Robert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can opener
US 1617253 A
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Feb. 8 1927.



ATTORNEY Patented Fa. s, 1927.


Application filed June 28,

This invention relates to a can opener and seal, the general object of the invention being to provlde a device having a pair of projections thereon which are adapted to be 6 forced through a can top to make a pair of holes therein so that milk can be poured from the can and air can enter the can to replace the milk, the device being adapted to remain on the can top to close the holes to prevent dirt and insects from enterin the can and also to prevent clogging of the openings by the milk. v I

Another object of the invention is to so form the device that a number of them can 1 be stacked together for storage or shipment.

This invention also consists in certain. other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, il-

lustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing my inveniton in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying 5 drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several yiews, and in which 2-- Figure 1 is a top plan view of the device.

Figure 2 is an edge view with parts in section.

Figure 3 is a bottom plan view.

As shown in these views, the device is formed of a disk 1 of metal of a size to rest on the top of a can. A pair of elon- 3 gated openings 2 is formed in the device adjacent the periphery thereof, the openings being oppositely arranged and a pair 0 tongues or projections 4 are punched from the metal, the metal between the cuts being bent downwardly to form the projections. These projections are formed w1th pointed ends 5 and they are oppositely arranged.

1926. Serial No. 119,175.

When a number of the devices are stacked together, the projections on one device will engage the openings 2 in another device and thus enable a plurality of devices to be placed together.

The device is laced on the top of acan and then the device is pressed upon to force the projections through the top of the can. Thus a pair of oppositely arranged holes will be formed in the'can top, through one of which the contents of the can can be poured, the other acting as an opening for the admission of air to replace the milk. When the can is not being used, the device is left thereon so that'the projections will seal the holes, thus preventing foreign matter from .entering the can through the holes and also prevent the milk from clogging co the holes.

Advertising matter may be placed on the to of the device, as shown in Figure 1.

t is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.

I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is A can opener and seal comprising a disk adapted to be placed over the top of a can and having a pair of projections. punched therefrom, said projections being oppositely arranged on the disk, said disk also having a pair of elongated holes therein of arc shape f for receiving the projections on another disk when the disks are stacked, said holes being so oppositely arranged on the disk and located a uarter turn from the ro'ections.

n testimony whereof? a my signature.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2784488 *Aug 24, 1955Mar 12, 1957Le Roux Clifford MPerforating device
U.S. Classification30/446, D08/18, 220/278
International ClassificationB67B7/48, B67B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/24
European ClassificationB67B7/24