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CAN CLOSURE AND POURING SPOUTk Filed July 5, 1928 as ff invento? 4?, oia'grs Patented Feb. y 4, 1930 UNITED STATES.
`RALPH R. ROGERS, OF BAYARD, NEBRASKA PATENT; OFFICE CAN CLOSURE AND POURING` SPOUT Application led July 5, 1928. Serial No. 290,640.
This invention relates to dispensing receptacles and more particularly to a can or simiremoving the closure.
One object of the invention is to provide a closure which may be easily applied to a neck of a can and including a sleeve extending into the can and carrying a tubular member serving as a closure kfor openings formed in the sleeve when in a retracted position and constituting' a spout when moved outwardly.
Another object of the invention is to provide the spout forming tube with a closure lat its inner end so formed that it will serve to guidek liquid poured into the tube through registering openings in side portions of the V'tube andsleeve and thereby allow the can to be easily and quickly filled withoutremoving `r,the-cap carrying the sleeve from the filling -neck of the can.
y 'ing sliding movement kof the inner tube and prevent it from accidentally movmg mward- Another object of the invention is to pr o fvide improvedu means for guiding and limitlyy toa closing position while lling acan.
Theinvention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a View showing the upper portion of a, can in vertical section and the 1mgproved closure yapplied to the filling neck of the can; l
Fig. 2 isa vertlcal sectional view through y'the improved closure with the inner tube ini a retracted or closed position, and
i 4o the closure taken at right angles to the view Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view through shown `in Fig. 2 with the inner tube moved "outwardly to an openspout forming position.
` like. Ears 4 extend upwardly from thehead f 2 and carry a bail or handle upon whlch is mounted a hand grip 6 so that the handle may be easily grasped and the can lifted. It will thus be seen that the can to which the improved closure has been shown applied is of a conventional construction and it will be understood thatit need not be of the specific constrution illustrated.
The closure constituting the subj ect-.matter vof this invention is applied to the can, as
shown in Fig. 1, and includes a tubular sleeve 7 which extends into the can through the filling neck 3 and at its outer end is formed with an outwardly extending annular flange S carryingv a depending threaded collar 9 adapted to be screwed upon the neck 3 in order to firmly connect the closure with the neck of the can. A gasket 10 is disposed against the under or inner surface of the flange 8 to bear against the fiange 11 at the outer end `of the neck 3 so that when the collar is screwedtightly upon the neck a tight joint willbe formed and leakage between the Vneck and collar prevented. Openings 12 are formed in opposed side portions of the sleeve adjacent the free end of the collar, as shown in Fig. 3, and the inner free end portion of the sleeve is formed with a longitudinally extending slot13 having a side arm or extension 111 at its upper end.
In order to provide a dispensing spout and closure for the openings 12, I employ a tube v15 which fits snugly into the sleeve 7 and in spaced relation to its inner end is formed with opposed openings 16 which correspond in size to the openings 12 and are adapted to register therewith, as shown in Fig. 3. The inner end of the tube is closed by a cork or .plug 17 which ts tightly into the same bein place and this pin projects from the tube. l
, should also be noted that, when the tube -is drawn outwardly by grasping the bead 2O about its outer end and exerting a pulling action in an outward direction, the pin willl be moved .to the upper end of the slot and when the tube is turned slightly to move the opening 16 into registry with the openings 12 the pin will be disposed in the side extension 14 of the slot and thereby serve very effectively to prevent the tube from being forced downwardly towards a closed Aposition` by the n weight cf a funnel and material being fed from the funnel into the tube. Adjacent the bead 20, the walls of the tube arethickened' externally to define an' annular shoulder 21 which by engagement with the upper sur-y face of the flange 8 serves to limit .downward movement of the tube when closed andthereby prevents danger of the pin being-bent by Contact with the tube at the lower end of the slot and also prevents the tube from being i worn or torn through at the' lower end of the slot.
When the closure is in place, the sleeve 7 extends through the neck 3 into the body portion of the can and the collar 9 isrscrewed ntightly upon the neck so that the gasket 8 will be compressed and a tight joint formed. In order to dispense liquid vfrom the can, the tube is grasped by its bead and drawn outwardly until yupward movement is-stopped by the pincontacting with the sleeve at the upper end of the slot and a turn-ing motion is then imparted to the tube to move'the pin into the side extension of the slot and thereby dispose the openings 16 in registration with the openings 12. The tube will now project outwardly, as shown in Fig. 3, and constitute a spout through which the contents ofthe can may iow when the can is tilted in order to allow its contents to pass through theregistering openings formed in the sleeve and tube. After a desired quantity has been poured from the can, it is returnedto an upright position and the tube again grasped by its outer end and the'tube turned to again move the pin into the upper end of the slot and pressure exerted to force the tube downwardly to the closed position shown in Fig. 2. When in this position, the openings ,16- are disposed lwell below the openings 12 and sincethe tube lits snugly within the sleeve the. contents of the can willv be con-fined therein and there will be no danger of the contents of the can losing its strength or being spilledy if the can should be accidentally turned over. When the can is empty and it is desired to refill it, the tube maybe drawn outwardly and secured in the position shown in Fig. '8.v and a funnel placed in the upper end of the tube so that liquid or other easily owing matter may be fed into thetube. As thematerial fed into the tube moves downwardly, it strikes the beveled surfaces 18 and is thereby guided towards the yopenings of the tube and sleeve and easily Having thus described the invention, I Y.
` 1. A can closure and spout comprising a sleeve open at its outer end and formed with a side opening intermediate itslength, ay collar adjacent the outer end of said sleeve and en- V.gageable with a filling neckof a receptacle to' support the sleeve in the neck,a tube vslidable longitudinally through said ksleeve from an.V extended spout-forming position to a rei tracted position, the sleeve and tube being formedwith side openings registering when the tube 1sr 1n an extended-position and disposed out of registry when the tube is retracted, a plug. fixed in the lower end portion of the tube having its outer end shaped to define a beveled surface sloping downwardly toward the lower margin ofthe opening in the` tube, and means to limit movement of the :tube through the sleeve in one direction beyond a position in which the openings register.
2. A can closurel and spout comprising a sleeve open at its outer end and formed with a side opening intermediate its length,a collar connected with the outer end of said sleeve and engageable with a filling, neck of a receptacle to support `the sleeve in the'neck, a tube slidable longitudinally through said sleeve from an extended spout forming lposition to a re'- tracted positio nthe sleeve and tubebeing formed with side openings registering. when thev tube is in `an' extended position and disl posed out ofregistry when the tube is retracted, a fixed closure for the inner end of the tubeV having a beveled outer surface sloping downwardly toward the lower edge of the side opening of thetubeand means to limit movement of the tube through theV sleeve in one direction beyond a position in which *the openings register. n 3. A can closure and spout comprising a tubular sleeve open at its outer end and formed with a side openingy intermediate its length, an external annular flange'at vthe outer end of said sleeve, a: depending collar carried by said iange and adapted to'be engaged with a Aneck of receptacle to supportthe sleeve axially of the' neck, a tube snugly fittingvintoV said `sleeve and formed withla side opening in spaced relation t-o its inner end,l a iixed closure for the inner end of said tube, the closure terminating adjacent the side opening of the tube and having a beveled surfaceY sloping downwardly towards thelower marginal edge of the opening, saidtube being slidable lony gitudinally through the sleeve from a retracted to an extended spout forming position and whenextended having its opening registering with the opening in the sleeve, and means to limit movement of the tube through the sleeve in one direction beyond a position in which .s u the openings register;
4. A can closure and spout comprising a Vsleeve open at its outer end and having a side opening intermediate its length and adjacent one end being formed with a longitudinally extending track, an attaching collar adjacent the other end of the sleeve adapted to engage n a neck of areceptacle and mount the sleeve axially of the neck, a tube fitting snugly with- Y in the sleeve and slidable longitudinally 1,5 therein, the tube having a side opening moved -into registry lwith the side opening' of the sleeve when the tube is in an extended position with its outer portion projecting from the sleeve to providea spout, a plug in the inner end portion of said tube having its outer 'j end shaped to define a beveled surface sloping vdownwardly towards the lower margin of @the opening, and a securing pin for said plug extending transversely thereof with one end portion propecting from the tube and received in the track of said sleeve to guide and limit movement of the tube.
In testimony whereof I afix my signature,
RALPH R. ROGERS. [La]