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Nov. 19, 1929. w. M. JOHNSON COMPARTMENT JAR Filed July 5. 1927 Patented Nov. 19, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, OF URBANA, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE W. H. MARVIN COM- PANY, 0F URBANA, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO COMPARTMEN'I JAR Application filed July 5, 1927. Serial No. 203,449.
This invention relates to a jar provided with a plurality of compartments in which commodities of different kinds can be placed, together with means for sealing the jar as a whole and also sealing each individual compartment one from another.
An object of the invention is to provide a jar of the character referred to which will be simple in construction, economical in manufacture and effective for the purpose forwhich it is designed.
A more specific object of the invention is to provide a jar with a plurality of compartments, each individual compartment of which as well as the jar as a whole can be sealed with a single sealing cap.
In the accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the jar.
' Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the sealing cap.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation partly broken away and shown in section of the jar cap.
' Fig. 4 is a section on the line aa of Fig. 2.
Referring to the drawings, 1 represents the outer wall of a jar or other container, which in the present case is of cylindrical form. This jar is preferably formed of glass, but any other suitable material may be employed. The jar has a plurality of compartments formed by integral radially-extending vertical walls 2 integrally formed with each other at the vertical center of the jar. In the present case three of these walls are shown so as to form three compartments, but any suitable number of division walls may be employed to provide any desired number of compartments. The upper surfaces of the walls 2 preferably stand flush or on a level with the upper surface of the outer cylindrical wall of the jar.
In order to seal the jar as a whole and also to seal each individual compartment from adjacent compartments, I provide a cap 3, preferably of metal, which is formed with an annular rim 4 to fit the outer wall of the jar. The cap is formed with an annular channel 6 to receive the upper end of the cylindrical wall 1 of the jar, and is also provided with a series of radially arranged channels 7 to receive the upper ends, respectively, of the division walls 2. Before the cap is applied, a suitable sealing compound, indicated at 8, is placed in the channels and in order to properly register the channels 7 with the walls 2, there ispreferably formed on the jar 1 a small boss or protuberance 9 and in the rim 4 of the cap a pocket 10 to receive the boss, this boss and pocket compelling the cap to be applied in a manner to cause the channels 7 to'properly register with the division walls 2. The cap is secured in position on the jar in any suitable manner, such as by crimping the rim 4 over the jar.
By the construction described, commodities of different natures can be packed in the same jar, and be effectively separated and sealed one from another.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A container provided with a plurality of compartments formed by an outer wall and a plurality of inner walls connected with the outer wall and with each other, the upper surfaces of said outer wall and inner walls being on the same level, and a cap for sealing said compartment as a whole from outside air, said cap being provided with a plurality of sealing grooves registering with each division wall to provide air tight joints between said compartments.
2. A container provided with a plurality of compartments formed by an outer wall and a plurality of inner walls, all integrally formed, said inner walls extending radially from the center of the container to the outer walls, the upper surfaces of said walls being on the same level, and a cap provided with an annular air tight sealing groove for the outer wall and with radially extending air tight sealing grooves for the inner walls.
3. In a compartment jar, and outer wall, a plurality of radially-extending inner division walls integrally formed with each other at the vertical center of the jar and also integrally formed with the outer wall, the upper edges of all of said walls being at the same height, a single cap having an annular flange adapted to fit the exterior surface of said outer wall, said cap having an annular groove. adapted to coincide with the upper ed e of the outer wall and a-plurality of grooves ada. ted to COiIlCldB with the upper edges of sai division walls, and sealin material in said grooves.
n testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 23d da of June, 1927.
- WIL IAM'M. JOHNSON