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Publication numberUS1627042 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1927
Filing dateMay 6, 1925
Priority dateMay 6, 1925
Publication numberUS 1627042 A, US 1627042A, US-A-1627042, US1627042 A, US1627042A
InventorsMason Thomas S, Yungk Edwin L
Original AssigneeMason Thomas S, Yungk Edwin L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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- 1,627, 42 May 1927' T. s. MASON ET AL 0 CONTAINER Filed May 6, 1925 3 Sheets-Sheet l May 3 1927.

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, and contour that when the closure is arranged on the container, an air-tight jointwill be established therebetween, and further of such construction that the wei ht of the contents of the container will in uence the said container and closure into tighter fric- 29 tional engagement.

A still further object is the production of a container and closure that permits of a cat number of closures and containers bemg nested together, to provide a small bundle for storage or shipment and which also permits of a number of nested'closures being arran ed upon one container, whereby the several 1 c tainer.

A still further object is the production of a container and a cover therefor, of cheap but waterproof material designed, afteruse,- to be destroyed, and wherein the container and, if desired, the closure is provided with a handle foldable thereagainst when not in use and constructed preferably of the same material as the container and closure.

To the attainment of the foregoing and other objects which will present themselves as the nature of the invention is better understood, reference is to be had to the drawings which accompany .and whichform part of this application. In the drawings:--

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container and closure in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2- is a similar view but illustrating V a slight modification.

, Figure 3 is'an approximately central vertical longitudinal sectional view through the construction illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a similar sectional view through the closure. f

Figures 5 and 6 are perspective views osures maybe individually used for drinking cups for the fluid in the con- 1925. Serial no, 28,437.

a container or of the closure for a container provided with a handle, the handle being shown in closed position in Figure 6.

. Figures 7 and 8 are similar views illustratmg a further modified form of handle construction, the handle in Figure 8 being closed;

Figures 9 and 10 are containers and closures thereon provided with a further modified form of handle, the handlemember in Figure 10 being in closed position.

Figure 11, is a side-elevation of the improvement showing the bail attached to the handles of the container. v

Figures 12, 13, 14 and 15 are cross sectional views of modified forms of'containers or closures'for containers.

Before attempting a detailed description of our improvement, we desire to state that the same is not who restricted to any one Our improved container is' particular use. designed for either solids or liquids, and both the closure and container may be constructed of the same material or the closure may be constructed of one material and the container of another. It is an object to reduce a container and closure which may e cheaply constructed sothat the same can be destroyed after the contents thereof are used, and therefore we may, by preference, construct our'improvement of heavy waxed cardboard. 1

Referring now to the drawings in detail, the container, indicated b the numeral 1, is in the nature of a cylin rical member, same having its bottom rounded or concaved inwardly, as at 2. The edge of the bottom is beaded, as at 3, which provides the side of the container, adjacent the bottom thereof, with a continuous groove there is received t e rounded flanged edge 5 of an auxiliary or reinforcing bottom member 6.. The disk-like member 6 is concavo-convex in cross section, so that its inwardly rounded face will snuglycontact the bottom 2 of the container. It will-be a parent that should the bottom 2 be 7 epressed, by the weight of the contents there- 1n, the same will press upon the auxiliary bottom 6 to cause the rounded flan d edge thereof to more effectively grtilp e bead in the groove, and consequen reinforce the bottom of the containerun or all conditions.

The cylindrical casing 1 is formed with theve 4. In this perspective views of an inwardly flared neck 7 thatmerges into an inwardly directed lip 8 at the mouth of the container. At or slightly above the juncture of the body proper with the flared neck 7 thereof, the container is formed with an outwardly directed rib 8. The walls provided by this rib are flanged in opposite directions, the lower wall merging into a groove 9, which, of course, is continuous, and the lower wall provided by this groove is flanged downwardly and outwardly, in the same direction as the upper wall of the rib. The closure is broadly indicated by the numeral 10. The closure is flared inwardly from its lower end or mouth to its to to coincide with the flared neck portion of the container 1, with which the said closure is designed for frictional engagement. The closure 10 has its upper edge rounded inwardly to provide an open bead 11. The inner wall of the bead is rounded, as at 12, toward the side of the closure, the said wall 12 merging into the top 13 of the said closure. The top is rounded inwardly, as clearly disclosed by the drawings, and it will be apparent that pressure by the contents of the container against the inwardly rounded bottom wall 2 of the container and the inwardly rounded top wall 13 of the closure will have a tendency to bulge the top wall 13 outwardly, with the result that the rounded innerportion 12 of the open, bead 11 will be forced into frictional engagement with the inner wall of the neck. The open bead receives therein the lip 8 in the mouth of the closure, and the said lip snugly engages with the inner wall of the sai head. The open or mouth end of the closure 10 is formed with a groove 14. The groove defines oppositc angle walls adapted for frictional contact with the angle walls provided by the rib 8 of the container. The lower angle wall provided b the groove 14 merges into an outwardly dlrected angularly dlsposed skirt portion 15 which is 1n frictional contact with the lower angle'wall provided by the groove 9 in the container. The skirt in Figures 2 and 4 of the drawings is dispensed with.

We have stated that the container proper may be constructed of different material from the closure therefor, but either the container or closure is constructed of slight ly yieldable material so that when the closure is pressed over the mouth of the container the coengaging parts thereof, above described will be brought into frictional engagement, and it will be thus noted that the container is not only closed but is hermetically sealed by the arrangement of the closure thereon.'

It may be further desirable to provide the container and the closure therefor with handles.

In Figures 5 and 6 the handle 16 is formed from a single strip of suitable bendable material, preferably waxed cardboard. The strip is folded upon itself, and the confronting ends of the same are suitably attachedr Of course, if desired, the strip may be in the nature of a U-shaped member. The strip has only its portion 16 attached to the con tainer or the closure, and is formed with fold lines 16", .at diametrically opposite points on its inner and outer arms. By such construction the handle may be brought to the position illustrated in Figure 5 of the drawings, wheii the same is. desired for use and may be folded flat, as illustrated in Figure 6 of the drawings when not required for use.

In Figures 7 and 8 a container or the closure therefor is provided with another form of handle. The handle 20 is centrally folded upon itself and, at its said folded portion, is attached to the container or the closure in any desired or preferred manner. The handle 20 is centrally provided with an opening 20, serving as a finger hold. or for the reception of the eye ends of a bail when two of such handles are employed. The active position of the handle is disclosed by Figure 7 and the inactive position by Figure 8.

In Figures 9 and 10, the handle is also constructed of a single piece of material having its central portion 17 secured to both the container and the closure therefor. From its said central portion the handle is provided with spaced score lines 17 affording flaps 18 outward of the said fold lines. These flaps are provided with finger or bail openings and when the handle is in active position the :flaps have their outer edges swung against each other, as disclosed in Figure 9 and when in inactive position the said flaps are brought against the outer face of the closure and container.

In Figure 11 we have illustrated the bail 19 attached to the opening or eye portions of the handle construction disclosed in either of Figures 78, 9-10.

We do not desire to restrict our improvement to any particular form or shape and therefore in Figure 12 the improvement 21 is triangular in cross section. In Figure 13 the improvement 21 is square or rectangular in cross section.

In Figure 15 the container 22 presents five angular sides, while in Figure 14 the container 23 is substantially elliptical in cross section.

It is believed that the foregoing description, when taken in connection with the drawings will fully set forth the construction and advantages of our improvement to those skilled in the art to which such inventions relate, but we desire it understood that we do not wish to be restricted to the recise details of construction herein set orth and hold ourselves entitled to such changes therefrom as fairly fall within the .scope of what we claim.

Having thus describ claim 1. A container and a closure therefor, the container having an inwardl flared neck terminating in an inwardly directed lip, a closure having an inwardly bulged top and of a length approximately equalling that of the neck of the container and shaped complemental to said neck for frictional engagement therewith, and having its top formed with an inwardly directed opened beadto receive therein the lip of the container. 1

2. A container and a closure therefor, the container having an inwardly bulged bottom and an inwardly flared neck that terd the invention, we

inmates in an inwardly directed lip, a closure of a length approximately equalling that of a neck of the container and shaped complemental to said neck for frictional engagement therewith and formed at its top with I a an open bead to receive therein the lip of the container.

3. A container and a closure therefor, one of which being formed of yieldable material, the container having an inwardly bulged bottom and an outer reinforcing bead therefor and having an inwardly flared neck portion terminating in an inwardly directed lip,

the closure having an inwardly bulged top, an open bead at the upper edge thereof and its side wall flared complemental to the neck of a closure for frictional engagement there 7 with, and the open bead of the closure designed to receive the lip of a container therein when the closure is positioned on the container.

4. A container and a closure therefor,the container having an inwardly flared neck whose end is formed with an inwardly directed lip, and said container, at the juncture of the body thereof with the neck being formed withvan outwardl directed rib, the

closure having an inwar y bulged top and an open head of the closure tainer therein, flared complemental to the neck of the closure and being formed, adjacent to its open end, with a continuous groove that receives the outwardly directed rib of the container therein when the closure is arranged on the container,

5. Avcontainr and a closure therefor, the

between the top and the side to receive the lip of the ,con-

container having its bottom rounded inward,

the outer edge formed with an inwardly directed groove, a false bottom having a lipped edge to be received in the groove, the neck of a container being flared inwardly and terminating in an inwardly directed lip, andthe body of the containenat its juncture with the neck being formed with an angle bead, the closure having an inwardly rounded top formed at its periphery with an open bead, and whose body is flared outwardly and formed with an angled groove adjacent to the inouth thereof to receive the angle bead of the container therein when the closure is frictionally arranged thereover and the bead of the closure receiving therein the lip of the container when the. parts are assembled.

6. A container and a closure therefor, the container having an inwardly flared neck terminating in the lip, the closure having an inwardly bulged topand being of a length approximately equalling that of the neck and shaped complemental thereto for frictional engagement therewith, an open bead at the top of the closure to receive the lip of the container therein.

said closure having its body In testimonywhereof we aflix our signa-' tures.

THOMAS SQMASON. EDWIN L. YUNGK.

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