US 1650440 A
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Nov. 22, 1927.
- E. F. GLACKEN BOTTLE Filed NOV. 29, 1924 amvawtoz 6 4 3,,
atent Nov- 1927' -ITED STATES EDWARD F. GLACKEN, F BROOKLYN, NEW YQRK.
Application filed November 29, 1924. Serial No. 752,869.
This invention relates to improvements in Wide mouth bottles and more particularly milk or cream bottles.
Milk bottles, after filling, are deposited in compartment boxes or racks from which they are delivered by the dealer or so-called milkman to his customers.
The bottles delivered are handled by the dealer or milkman at the neck below the lip in removing them from and placing them in the box or rack. Such handling has resulted in serious loss due to breakage of filled and empty bottles and spilling of the contents of the filled bottles.
The reason for this loss is that, the bottle neck being smooth, the grip of the dealers or milkmans hands thereon is insecure and the bottle is liable to and frequently does slip out of his hand.
This is particularly true of bottles handled by milkmen making deliveries to the houses on their milk routes. Such deliveries are made in the early morning and must also be made quickly so that the milk will be 25 delivered at all the houses on the route before a certain early morning hour,and, in the winter season, these deliveries are often made in the dark.
In making these deliveries the milkman seizes the bottles by their necks below the lips thereon, removes them from the rack in his wagon, carries them in his hands to the house and deposits them there on a porch, shelf or other designated place. He then takes from the porch &c. the empty bottles left there by the householder and carries them to his wagon, where he deposits them in the rack.
Frequently in removing the filled bottles from the rack and carrying them to the house, and also in lifting the empty bottles from the porch, etc., and carrying them to and depositing them in the rack in his wagon. the bottles, because of the smoothness of their necks, slip from his hand and are broken.
I have discovered that this loss may be avoided to a considerable extent by providing the bottle neck with gripping projec-g tions beneath the bottle lip, where, as ust stated, the milkman grips it, such pro ect1 ons preventing turning of the bottle in the milkmans hands and also its endwisemovement tions are further useful to the milkman as a means of identifying his bottles so that he can tell simply-by touch Whether or not empty bottles found by him on a porch or in making deliveries are'his. This is of considerable importance Where deliveries are made in the dark, as they frequently are, because milk bottles are very much alike and a milkman cannot distinguish one empty bottle from another, and-therefore cannot be certain that he is taking only his own empty bottles, unless he has sufiicientlight to read the labels or names blown in the bottle.
According to the improvements of the present invention these hand-gripping and bottle-identifying projections are formed on the bottle neck during the'operation of molding the lip of the'bottle.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a vertical elevation of a milk bottle embodying the present invention in its preferred form.
Figure 2 is asectional elevation of the upper portion of the same on an enlarged scale.
Figure 3 is a horizontal section on the line 3 of Figure 2.
Referring to said drawings a represents the bottle body and b the lip thereof at the upper or pouring end of the bottle.
Beneath the lip b the bottle is provided with a plurality of hand-gripping projections 0 which are preferably vertical and are sufiicient in number and of such shape and dimensions laterally, and in such proximity to each other, that they will, as a group, provide, at all points around the bottle neck, a secure grip for the hand.
The group of gripping projections 0 is,
as best shown in Figure 2, within the vertical plane of the lip b. By so arranging them, relatively to the lip, all danger of the projections being broken off or chipped by contact of one bottle with another is avoided.
The projections c are integral with the bottle itself and are formed thereon during the operation of molding the bottle lip.
\Vhat I claim is A Wide mouth bottle having a laterally projecting lip with a smooth, unbroken pouring end and substantially vertical integralgripping projections crowded together below and inside the vertical plane of and in close proximity to said lip.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set as hand. i
y EDWARD F. GLACKEN.