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Publication numberUS1743283 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1930
Filing dateMar 9, 1928
Priority dateMar 9, 1928
Publication numberUS 1743283 A, US 1743283A, US-A-1743283, US1743283 A, US1743283A
InventorsPorges Gustave
Original AssigneeStrohmeyer & Arpe Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pouring can
US 1743283 A
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Jan. 14, 1930. PQRGES v 1,743,283

' POURING CAN Filed March 9. 1928 avwamtoz 351 ail e13 Patented Jan. 14, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GUSTAVE PORGES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.', ASSIGNOR TO STROHMEYER &; ARPE GOMIhANY,

OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK POURING CAN Application filed March 9, 1928. Serial No. 260,352.

This invention relates to cans such as are used for the preservation of foods and other articles, and aims to provide such can with an integral spout that permits safe and eflicient pouring of a liquid contained within the can.

A particular feature of the invention resides in providing a spout by deforming the rim of the can, without adding any materials or structural parts to the can. In the case of a square can the rim may be deformed adjacent one of the corners to define the spout.

Further novelty is present in the arrangement of a depression forming a drip basin ad jacent the spout, and in the provision of indicating means and/or a weakened portion to guide the user in punching a pouring hole through the top of the can within the boundaries of the depression. The invention.

also contemplates punching a second hole for the admission of air at a point directly opposite the pouring hole.-

While a' preferred form of the invention has been disclosed for purposes of illustration, it should be understood that various changes may be made in the structure without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a can embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the can. n

Fig. 3 is a section on line 33-of Fi 1.

Fig. 4 is a section on line 44 of ig. 1.

In metallic cans commonly. in use'for preserving liquid food materials, such as olive oil, the top of the can is joined to the side walls by a rolled seam. This seam includes.

several plies of the material from which the can is formed, and therefore forms a very stiff rim at the corner where the side walls and top meet. I

The present invention aims to utilize this rim and to take advantage of its rigidity to form a spout for the can. This is accomplished by deforming the rim to produce a V-shaped spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can.

' The drawing shows a square can 10cmbodying the invention, but obviously it can be applied to cans of any style or shape. The

can is shown as having a rolled seam 11 at the line of juncture of the side walls 12 and one of the ends 13. Thespout is formed by bending inwardly the rim 11 and adjacent wall portions as indicated at 14, at opposite sides of one of the corners of the can. The top of the can adjacent the spout is bent downwardly as at 15 to form a drip basin of limited area, and it is intended that the consumer shall puncture the top within the drip basin to form a pouring hole.

To guide the consumer in making such a hole an indicating mark may be placed in the basin or preferably the top may be weakened at a point within the basin by punching a rosette or similar figure into the material of the top as indicated at 16. In the latter case the rosette serves as an indicating mark and also facilitates the puncturing of the top. Ina similarv way an indicating mark or rosette may beplaced on the top at a point 17 opposite the mark 16 to assist the consumer in forming a vent hole to admit air While liquid is being discharged from the pouring hole. I

The advantages and utility of the present structure will be apparent to those familiar with the art. The spout does not project beyond the normal boundaries of the can, so that there is no danger of its becoming bent or broken in shipment or use, and the fact that it is formedby the stiflenedrim 11 further insures its permanent shape. The drip. basin catches any back flow from the spout and keeps it from spreadin over the top surface of the can. 1

I claim: 1. A can having a rim at the juncture of the side wall and the top, said rim being deformed to produce a spout pointlng outwardl from the top surface of the can.

2. X can having a rolled seam at the Juneture 'of the side wall and the top, said seam being deformed to produce a V-shaped spout pointing outwardly from the top surface'of the can.

3. A can havinga'rim at the juncture of the side wall and the top, said rim being deformed to produce a spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can, and

. wardly from the top surface 0 the can", the

top of the can adjacent the spout being indented to form a drip basin, the top of the can being weakened at a point within the drip basin to facilitate the formation of a pouring hole.

6. A can having a rolled seam at the juncture of the side wall and the top, said seam being deformed to produce a V-shaped spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can, the top of the can adjacent the spout the top of the can adjacent the spout being bent downwardly to form a drip basin, the

nose of the spout being located within the limits of the main can "wall contour.

13. A can having a rim at the junction of the side wall and the "top, 'saidrim being deformed to produce a spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can, and the top of the can adjacent the spout being bent downwardly to form a drip basin, the nose of the spout being located within the limits of the main can wall contour, and the spout wall forming one limit of the drip basin, which communicates directly with the spout.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

GUSTAVE PORGES.

being indented to form a drip basin, the top of the can being weakened at a point within the drip basin to facilitate the formation of a pouring hole.

7. A can havin a rim at'the juncture of the side wall and the top, said rim being deformed to produce a s out pointing outwardly from the top sur ace of the can, the top of the can adjacent the spout bein indented to form a drip basin, the top 0 the can being weakened at a point within the drip basin to facilitate the formation of a pouring hole, and the top beingweakened at a point opposite the spout to assist in formmg a vent hole. J

8. A can having a rim at the junction of the side wall and the top, said rim being deformed to produce a spout wardly from the top surface 0 limits of the main can wall contour.

. 9. A can havin a rim at the junction of the side wall 'an the top, said rim being deformed by portions bent inwardly to produce a spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can. I

10. A can having a rolled seam-at the junctlon of the side wall and the top, said seam being deformed by portions bent inwardly pointing outthe can, the nose of the spout being .located within the-- to producea V-shaped spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can.

11. A can having a rim at the junction of the side wall and the top, said rim being deformed to produce a spout pointing outwardly from the top surface of the can, and the top of the can adjacent the spout being bent downwardly to form a drip basin com municating directly with the spout wall.

' 12. A can having a rim at the junction of the side wall and the top, said rim being deformed to produce a spout pointing out-- wardly from the top surface of the can, and

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US3389830 *Jun 29, 1966Jun 25, 1968Gordon SmithCan construction
US4105133 *May 10, 1976Aug 8, 1978Aluminum Company Of AmericaContainer wall with rupturable weakening line
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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/109, 220/906, 222/541.6, 220/268, 222/541.2, 222/572
International ClassificationB65D17/32
Cooperative ClassificationB65D17/24, Y10S220/906
European ClassificationB65D17/24