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T. c. ADAMS BOTTLE OR JAR Filed Oct. 28, 1927 WWW @Jdjg Apr. 22, 1930 PATENT OFFICE THOMAS C. ADAMS, OF GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA BOTTLE OR JAR Application filed October 28, 1927. Serial No. 229,501.
My invention relates to bottles or jars, provided with screw caps, such. as are usually used as containers for petroleum jelly, cold creams, pomades, salves, etc.
V 5 My object is to provide a device of this character with convenient means for securely engaging and holding the lid while a portion of the contents of the bottle is being removed therefrom for use; thus relieving the user of the necessity of either holding the lid in his hand, or else laying it down.
It is often inconvenient for the user to hold the lid in his hand, because he is likely to need both hands while removing from the jar a portion of the contents thereof for use one hand for holding the bottle, and the other for holdin a spoon or other implement for 1 removing 51c desired portion of the product from the jar.
In the next place, it is undesirable to attempt to hold the lid while removing a portion of the product from the bottle, because the product is almost always of an oily nature; and at least a'little thereof is apt to get on the lid in handling; and then, when the lid is finally laid down (as is apt to be the case in most instances), whatever it is laid upon is in danger of being soiled.
As the preparations mentioned are used 3 mostly about the home, the lid when laid down, is apt to be laid on a book, or a linen table cover, or something else that is easily soiled by a very slight portion of anyoily substance.
Again, when the lid is removed from the bottle in the usual way and laid on the mantle, or a chair, or table, or elsewhere about the room, it is not always easily accessible when it is desired to put it back on the bottle.
For the above reasons, and others, I have provided simple and effective means for keeping the ,lid always with the bottle, so that nothing need be soiled thereby, and so that the lid will never be out of reach of the bottle.
The invention consists in 'the novel construction and arrangement of certain of its parts, as will be hereinafter shown and described, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one of my jars in its normal closed condition; and,
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the jar as it appears when open with the lid secured on the bottom, and shown in section.
Referring further to the drawings, the numeral 1 indicates the body of the bottle or jar, which is provided with the upper threaded neck 2, and the lower threaded neck 3. The upper neck 2 is open at the top in the so usual manner; and the lower neck 3 is closed at its bottom, so that in reality it simply forms the bottom of the bottle.
The lower neck 3 is preferably shorter than the upper neck 2, for a reason that will prescntly appear. The two necks are of equal diameters, so that the same cap will fit both.
The jar is provided with an ordinary screw cap 4.
In operation, when the cap is removed from the neck 2, to open the jar, said cap is simply screwed onto the neck 3 at the bottom, and is I thus quite out of the way, leaving both hands of the'operator free tohold the bottle and remove the contents therefrom. But the cap is always close at hand and accessible when it is desired to again close the bottle. In thisway the cap can never get lost or misplaced.
The bottom threaded neck 3 is made short, being provided with only one or two threads, so that while the lid is positively held at the bottom of the bottle against accidental displacement therefrom, it is easily and quickly attached to, or detached from said bottle nec Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is Y 1. A receptacle of the character described, comprising a vertically disposed cylindrical body open at its upper end and closed at its lower end to form a bottom for the receptacle to normally rest upon, and having an externally threaded portion at'each of said ends; and a single cap of a diameter approximately equal to that of the main body of the recep tacle, and arranged for positive engagement with either of said threaded portions, said cap being arranged, when placed on the lower end portion of the receptacle, to form an auxiliary bottom therefor with a space intervening between-the same and the main bottom.
2. A receptacle of the character described, comprising a vertically disposed body portion having a neck at each end, the upper neck being open and the lower neck closed to form a bottom for the receptacle to normally rest upon; and a single cap arranged for positive engagement with either of said necks, said cap having its outer end flat, whereby to adapt the cap to form an auxiliary bottom for the device when placed on the neck at the lower end thereof, said lower neck being shorter than the depth of the cap, whereby to hold the outer end of the cap which forms the auxiliary'bottom', spaced from the main bottom of the device when said cap is secured on the lower neck thereof.
3. A receptacle of the character described, comprising a vertically disposed cylindrical body having alined necks, one at each end thereof, the upper neck being open and the bottom neck closed; a single cap arranged forpositive engagement with either of said necks, the lower neck being shorterthan the depth of the cap, whereby when the cap is placed thereon its outer end will be spaced from the bottom of the receptacle and out of contact therewith, said closed end of said cap being flat to adapt the same to serve as a second bottom upon which the device may be supported in vertical position. I
4. A receptacle of the character described,
masses and form a cover therefor when it is desired to close the same, and also to fit the lower and shorter threaded end of the receptacle to form an auxiliary bottom therefor with a space intervening between the same and the main bottom when it is desired to have thereceptacle open for the removal of a portion of the contents therefrom.
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature.
THOMAS C. ADAMS.
comprising a vertically disposed cylindrical body having alined necks, one at each end thereof, the upper neck being open and the bottom neck closed to form a bottom for the receptacle to normally rest upon; a single cap provided with a fiat outer. end and arranged for positive engagement with either'of said necks, the lower neck being shorter than" the depth of the cap, whereby when the cap is placed thereon, its outer end will be held spaced from the bottom of the receptacle out of contact therewith, said flat outer end of the cap serving'as a second bottom upon which the device is supported in a vertical position when said cap is in operative position on the lower neck of the receptacle.
5. A receptacle of the character described,
comprising a vertically disposed cylindrical body having a main central portion with a reduced portion at each end thereof, said main central portion being of a diameter approximately equal to its height, the upper reduced end of the device being open and the lower reduced end being closed and fiat on its outer end to form a bottom for the receptacle to normally rest upon in its vertical position. each of said reduced ends being of the same diameter and externally threaded, the lower reduced end being shorter than the upper re duced end; and a single threaded cap arranged to fit the upper end of the receptacle