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Publication numberUS1617992 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 15, 1927
Filing dateJan 15, 1924
Priority dateJan 15, 1924
Publication numberUS 1617992 A, US 1617992A, US-A-1617992, US1617992 A, US1617992A
InventorsDrake Rollin L
Original AssigneeTexas Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1617992 A
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- 17 ,992 Feb. 15,1927. RF'DRAKE CAN Filed Jan. 15. L924 2 sums-sum 1 Nu l ll llln vide a can which can Patented Feb. 5, 1927.





Application filed January 15, 1924. Serial No. 686,278.

This invention relates to cans and more particularly to oil cans which can conveniently be carried in automobiles.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide a compact can which can be conveniently packed, together with other cans, without damaging its spout.

Another object of the invention is to probe conveniently and easily handled.

Another object, is to provide a can that may be lifted by the spout acting as a 4 handle, making no other handle necessary.

Another object is to provide a can which. 5 may besealed against unauthorized ing after it has been filled.

tamper- The invention has particular reference to certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, an example of which is given in the accompanying drawings in which: i

Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation of a can embodying the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same can. i

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view of the can dome and spout in nonoperative position.

Fig. 4 is a view taken on the line 44 of Fig. 3, and

Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view of the can dome and a portion of the spout in operative position.

Referring to the drawings the invention comprises a can 10, preferably made of a light yet durable metal, such, for example, as tin, having a substantially rectangular base and top, the top 12 being provided with openings 13 and 14. The opening 14 is nor.

mally closed by a threaded neck 15 upon which a cap 16 is screwed. To prevent The opening 13 is controlled b an outlet structure which comprises a fixe portion in.

the form of a neck or upwardly project' g peripheral flange 20 which is soldered r otherwise secured to the top 12, and a mo able portionadapted to rotate within the neck 20. The movable portion comprises a dome 21 and a tapered pouring spout 22 in open communication with the dome. The

wall of the dome 21 adjacent its lower or open end is flared outwardly to provide a peripheral flange 30.

Midway between the upper and lower extremities of the interior of the neck 20, a circular disk 23 having an opening or port 24 therein is secured. A circular gasket 25 is positioned within the neck 20 so that it rests upon the disk 23. The gasket is prov vided with an opening or port of substantially the same shape as that of the opening 24. Directly above and resting upon the gasket 25 is a second circular disk 27, likewise provided with an'opening orport 28 corresponding in shape and size to the opening24. The disk 27 is provided around the opening 28 with a downwardly projecting peripheral flange 29 which is adapted to project through and engage the walls around the openingin the gasket 25 so that any rotary motion of the disk is imparted directlyto the gasket. in order that the two members may move together. The upper surface of the disk 27 is soldered or otherwise secured to the lower face of the flange' 30 of the dome 21 thus forming a substan-. tiallv chambered member with the disk 27 as its base. The upper extremity of the neck 20 is crimped inwardly as at 31so that the crimped portion serves' to maintain the disk 27 and the gasket 25 in position within the neck 20.

The openings 24 and 28 are so positioned that they can be made to registerwith one another by simply turning the dome 21. It is understood that the disk23 is secured in a fixed position and thatthe gasket 25 and the disk 27 are rotated as a unit until the openings therein register with the opemng 24 in the disk 23.. Figure 3shows the position of the movable members when the opemngs are not in registry, while Figure 5 shows the openings registering with one another so that the contents of the can may be poured therefrom through the 'dome 21 and the spout 22.

When the openings in the movable members are out of registry with the opening 24 in the fixed member, communication between the pouring spout and the can is out 01f and the pouring sp'out is in the position does not pro ect beyond the sides of the can. In this position the spout serves as a conshown in Fi ures 1 and 2; that is, the spout venient handle by means of which the can may easily be carried. Furthermore, when a number of cans are packed for shipment the likelihood of damage to the spout is minimized in view of the fact that it is confined entirely within the limits of the top of the can.

The side walls 35 and 36 of the can are each provided with an elongated finger recess 37 by means of which the can may be easily gripped while the contents are being poured therefrom.

A frangible metal strip 40 is secured at one of its ends to the neck and at its other end to the dome 21. As long as the strip remains unbroken the dome 21 cannot be turned to bring the openings in the movable members into registry with the opening 24. Upon receipt of the can it is simply necessary for the consumer to break the thin metal strip or seal after which the dome can be turned at will. This strip when atfixed at the time the can is filled assures the consumer that none of the contents of the can have been poured ofiprior to the receipt of the same by him.

A can of preferred form and construction has been illustrated and described for the purpose of showing a way in which this invention may be practiced, but the inventive thought upon which this application is based is broader than this illustrative embodiment thereof. It is, therefore, understood that the scope of the invention is not limited by the present disclosure, reference the appended claim for that purpose.

What I claim is: v l

A rectangular shaped can formed with opposed recesses in its opposite sides near one end of the can, and a dispensing spout disposed in the top of .the can near the oppo-' site end thereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 4th day of January, 1923.


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U.S. Classification222/466, 222/536, 222/475, 222/153.8, 222/469, 222/153.6
International ClassificationB65D47/26, B65D47/04, B65D47/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265, B65D47/065
European ClassificationB65D47/26D4, B65D47/06B