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Sept. 25, 1928.
O. B. CASE CONTAINER Filed Aug. 17, 1926 INVENTOR Z114 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 25, 1928.
UNITED STATES OSCAR 3. CASE, OF WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA.
-'Application filed August 17, 1926. Serial No. 129,742.
' My invention relates to containers and refers particularly to hermetically sealed containers.
One of the objects of my invention is a container which is hermetically sealed during transit/and storage but which may be readily placed inopen position when access to the contents thereof is desired.
Another object of my invention is a revoluble cap container, the cap and neck of which are threadless.
These and other objects of my invention will be evident upon a consideration of my specification and its accompanying draw- V hile I do not limit myself to collapsible tubes, or containers, my device adapts 1tself so advantageously to containers of that character that my description herein is directed particularly to containers of a collapsible nature.
In collapsible containers intended for pastes and liquids, it is essential that they be hermetically sealed durin thelr period of commercialization, in or er that there may be no leakage of the contents, and they must also possess the property of easy access to the contents during the use thereof, and
a further feature of the closure of the exit,
between periods of use.
The use of cork, or other similar material, as an element of the closure is objectionable, as it absorbs some of the container contents, becomes soft and breaks and tears u-nder usage, especially where it is an element of one of the revoluble members and hence, subjected to abrasion and wear during use.
Threaded revoluble members are ob ectionable in devices of this character as they are expensive in production, require a large amount of metal in order to make them sufficiently rigid and become clogged with material during use, the threads acting as capillary means for the container contents.
The device of my invention possesses all of the above, and other, desirable attributes and avoids the objectionable features abovementioned.
In the accompanying drawings illustrating one form of the device of my invention, similar parts are designated by similar numerals.
Figure 1 is a top view of one form of my device.
Figure 2 is a cross section through the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure '3 is a cross section through the line 3- -3 of Figure 2.
. The particular form of the. device of my invention shown in the accompanying drawings comprises a collapsible tube having the body side 10, which is extended into the shoulder 11 and the vertical neck 12, the top portion of the neck 12 being closed by the integral closure 13. The neck 12 has an annular recess 14 and the closure 13 has a recess 15, causing a decreased thickness of the closure 13 at the recessed portion 16.
Situated upon and around the neck 12" is a revoluble cap having the top 17, the annular downwardly extended side 18, the lower portion of which 19 is inclined inwardly to abut upon the face of the recess 14 of the neck 12, thus maintaining the cap from re- ,moval from the neck and also acting as a guide for the revoluble movement of the cap around the neck. The cap top 17 has an opening 20 capable of revoluble alignment with the recess 15 of the closure 13 and the outer edge 21 of the top 17 is preferably knurled in order to present. a finger hold.
For'purposes of convenience, the outer face of the shoulder 11 carries indicia 22, '22 indicating when the opening 20 of the cap 17 and the recess 15 of the closure 13 are, and are not, in alignment.
lVhile the container tube of my construction is in commerce, that is during shipment and sale, it is in the condition shown in the accompanying drawings.
It is to be noted that as the closure 13 is integral with the container, and 'is of the same metal construction, the device is absolutely hermetically sealed, and that the contents of the container, even if liquid, can not escape, that there can be no evaporation of the contents andthat there is no cork, or other absorbent materiahin contact with the contents.
When it is desired to obtain access to the contents of the container, the cap is revolved until the opening 16 is opposite the indicia marked Open thus bringing this opening '16 in alignment with the recess 15 of the closure 13 and by means of a knife, or other suitable instrument, the weakened portion 16 of the closure 13 is removed or broken, thus producing an opening into the container, through which the contents may be j removed.
When the cap is revolved to Shut position, the openings in the cap and closure are irrespective of the revolved position of the cap. 7
It is to be noted that both the neck of the container and the revoluble cap are threadless, thus allowing of economy and ease of production and ease of operation.
I do not limit myself to the particular size, shape, number, arrangement or material of parts as shown and described, as these are given simply as a means for clearly describing the device of my invention.
What I claim is:
1. In a container, in combination, a collapsible metallic receptacle; a threadless neck to said receptacle having an exterior annular recess; a closure extending across said neck opening and having a recess in a portion thereof causing a reduction of the thickness of the closure at the recess portion; a cover for the device comprising an upper cover portion having an opening therein capable of revoluble positioning in alinement with the closure recess, and having a downwardlyextended annular flange positioned around a portion of the exterior face of the'neck and revoluble thereon, and an at the recess portion; a cover for the device Signed at Williamsport in the county of- Lycoming and State of Pennsylvania, this 13th day of August, 1926.
OSCAR B. case.