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Publication numberUS1723790 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1929
Filing dateJul 31, 1928
Priority dateJul 31, 1928
Publication numberUS 1723790 A, US 1723790A, US-A-1723790, US1723790 A, US1723790A
InventorsKirkland Needham L
Original AssigneeZabiah M Aldrich
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle and jar closure
US 1723790 A
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' ug- 6, 1929. v N. L. KIRKLAND 1,723,790

BOTTLE AND JAR CLOSURE Filed July 51. 1928 IN VEN TOR.

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M L. KIRKLAND, 0F TAMPA, FLORIDA, ASSIGNOR OF ONEfHALF T0 ZABIAH M.

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Application tiled July 31,

rlhis invention relates to a closure for bottles or jars and has for its primary object to provide, in a. manner as lhereinafter set forth a .closure cap so constructed and arranged whereby a carbonated beverage, when desired can be discharged in a small stream from a. container such as a bottle or :l further object of the invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth a closure cap that will hold the contents of a bottle when under pressure, and further capable of being expeditiously and` conveniently opened, without the` removal thereof from the neck of the bottle to permit of the 'content of the latter being discharged in a small stream. A'

Further objects of the invention are to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth a bottle or jar closure which is simple in its construction and arrangement, strong.,-du` rable, compact, readily installed with respect i to, the bottle or jar, conveniently and quickly,

opened when occasion requires, andinexpensive to manufacture.

lVith the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter more specifically described and illustrated in 4the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted'to which fall .within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

ln the drawings wherein like referencev characters denote corresponding' parts throughout the several views:

Figure l is an elevation of a bottle neck showing the adaptation therewith of a closure or cap therefor inl accordance with this invention. t

Figure 2 is ra top plan of the closure or cap upon an enlarged scale and yprior to the opening thereof.

Figure 3 is a section on line Figure 2 and with the closure or cap secured to the y bottle neck.

192s. serial No. asiento.

Referring to the. 'drawings in detail 1 denotes the neck, 2 the mouth edge and 3 the breast of a bottle, and with the latter illustrated for thepurpose of showing the adaptation therewith of an embodiment of a closure or cap in accordance with this inven-` tion. I

With reference to Figures l to 5 the closure or cap comprises a fiat body t of circular forni formed with a. depending, crimped flange or rim 5 which engages under the peripheral bead 6 on the neck l to maintain the I -less than that of the body. The Wall of the recess provided by the portion l is indicated. at 8 and is formed with a depressible, severable part 9 of circular contour and which is provided by reducing the thickness of the wall 8 to form a vweakened part, as at l0. The part of reduced thickness is provided by slitting the outer face of wall 8, as .at 11. rlhe slit does not extend entirely through wall 8, is of arcuate form and has its ends spaced from each other tov provide a coupling part 12 between part 9 and the remaining portion of wall 8, when part 9 is depressed as shown in Figure 4. W'hen part 9 is depressed it will form a small. opening 12,' in the closure or cap to enable the contents of the bottle to be discharged in a small stream. The coupling part l2 prevents part 9 from fallingv into the bottle. Any suitable means may be employed 'tol depress part 9 and which is expeditiously and conveniently depressed. on slight application of pressure directly7 thereto by use of any objectisuitable for such purpose.

As the depressible, severable part 9 is inset with respect to the outer face of body t it is protected from accidental displacel ment, especially when stacking and handling crates or cases of bottles or jarsprovided with a closure, in accordance with this invention, or when handling the bottle or jar.

Arranged against the inner face of the body 4:, is a sealing disk 13, of any suitable material, preferably cork and which is formed with anopning- 14 to 'provide a clearance for part 9 when depressed and the latter is arranged over .and is of less size than that of the opening 14. The depressed portion 7 does not extend entirely through opening 14, but only in the outer part of such open- 1n0'. i

lhe form shown in Figure 6 is the same `as thatillustrated in Figure with this exception the slit linith'e wall 16 of the recess formed bythe, depressed portion 17 in the body v18, Figure 6, is formed inthe inner face of wall 16.

Itis thought that the many advantages of a closure or cap, in accordance with this invention and for the purpose set forth can be readily understood, and although the prefferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described yet it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction can be -had which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

VhatI claimis: j 1. A bottle closure of the cap type com- V `prising a anged, flat body having an inthat part of the wall ofthe recess between said ends providing a coupling for said severable part and depressed whereby the lat- ,ter will be suspended from the remaining portion of thewall of the recess, and a sealing disk positioned throughout and against the inner face of said body and formed with an opening to provide a clearance for said severable part when depresed, said depressed part extending into and terminating at a point outwardly with respect to the inner end of said opening.

2. A bottle closure of the cap type comprising a flanged, flat body-having an inwardly extending, depressedv portion forming a recess opening at the outer face of` the .'body, the ywall of said recess between its center and point of joinder withsaid body having a part thereof of reduced thickness -to form a central, severable part to provide when depressed a discharge opening having its wall spaced -from the outer face of said l body, said part of reduced thickness having ends arranged'in proximity to each other, that part of the wall of the recess between said ends providing a coupling for said severable part and depressed whereby the latter will be suspended from the remaining portion of the wall of the recess, and a sealing disk positioned throughout and against the inner face of said body and formed with an opening to provide a clearance for said severable partwhen depressed, said depressed part extending into and termlnating at a point outwardly with respect to the inner end of said opening, said depressed partarranged at the axis of said 'body and providing said recess of concavo-convex cross section.,

3. A bottle cap having at the axis thereof a circular depressed port-ion of concavo-convex cross section, said depressed portion forming a recess openingat the outer face of the cap, one face of the wall of said recess being slitted, the depth of the slit being less than the thickness of said wall, said slit being of arcuate form and greater than a half circle, the ends of said slit spaced a substantial distance from each other, said slit providing said wall with a circular depressible severable part for suspension from such wall, in combination with a sealing disk positioned within and abutting throughout the inner face of the cap and having an opening to provide a clearance for said severable part when depressed.

4. A bottle cap having at the axis thereof a circular depressed portion of concavo-convex cross section, said depressed portion forming a recess opening at the outer face of the cap, one face of the wall of said recess being slitted, the depth of the slit being less than the thickness of said wall, said slit being of arcuate form and greater than a half circle, the ends of said slit spaced a substantial distance from each other, said slit providing said wall with a circular depressible'scverable part for suspension from such wall. in combination with aA sealing disk positioned within and abutting throughout the inner face of the cap and having an opening to provide a clearance for said severable part when depressed, and said depressed portion arranged within the opening and spaced outwardly with respect to the inner end of the latter.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature hereto. l

NEEDHAJI L'. KIRKLAN D.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2428782 *Jun 18, 1941Oct 14, 1947Browne Katherine GReceptacle and closure therefor
US3933265 *Sep 19, 1972Jan 20, 1976Karlan Jac HBottle closure
US3960287 *May 5, 1975Jun 1, 1976Vermont Marble CompanyEasy-open ecology crown cap
Classifications
U.S. Classification215/253, 215/307, 413/8
International ClassificationB65D41/42, B65D41/32
Cooperative ClassificationB65D41/42
European ClassificationB65D41/42