Improvement in butter-packages
US 178693 A
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W. B. WHITE;v
No.178,693. Patented June13, 1876.
UNITED STATES PATENT QFFIGE.
WALTER B. WHITE, OF'NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT.
IMPROVEMENT IN BUTTER-PACKAGES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 178,693, dated June 13, 1876; application filed February 25, 1876.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WALTER B. WHITE, of New Britain, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements Pertaining to a Butter Package, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, where- Figure 1 is a view of the top of the jar. Fig. 2 is a view of the cover. Fig. 3 is a central vertical section of the jar closed and sealed.
This invention is a package or jar more particularly intendedfor sending butter to market, though it can be used for other cannedgoods.
The common fruit-jar almost always makes use of a rubber sealing-ring for getting a tight joint between the jar and its cover. Now, butter is one of the most sensitive things as to smells and odors. All makers of good butter jealously isolate the milk, the cream, and the butter from all possible contact with any odors whatever.
I have found that if good butter is packed in a jar, sealed by means of a rubber cap or ring, it surely tastes of the rubber down fora considerable depth into the jar.
Again, all fruit-jars with which I am acquainted have a neck or mouth smaller than the body of the jar, and if butter be packed in them it is with some difficulty gotten in, and upon taking out must be dug out with a knife in unsightly lumps.
I am aware that a butter-pail has been patented which has a tapering body, largest at the top; but I do not claim such a construction separate from the other features specified in the combination claimed hereinafter.
I am also aware that a barrelrhas been patented having its cover fastened in place by flange-sections on the cover meshing with flange-sections in the barrelthe same, so far as it goes, as the method employed by me. herein; but Ido not claim such a construction separate from the other features specified.
in the combination hereinafter claimed.
My jar cures all these troubles. It is so constructed that in the place of rubber a sealin g com pound-as, for instance, and preferably,
but a small quantity of the sealing compound is needed.
Again, I not only make the neck or mouth as large as the body of thejar, but even larger,
the jar growing regularly less in diameter from top to bottom, so that the butter can be started out by a gentle rap, and a slice shaved oil as wanted for use.
The jar consists of the downward-tapering body a, the ledge or shoulder bat the top, and the flange c, rising above the cover, bearing the interior wedge-shaped flange-sections d; The cover 6 lies upon the ledge 1), covering the whole of the opening into the butter-contain- 7 ing part of the jar, having the exterior wedgeshaped flange-sections f, which lock under the interior flange-sections d, and also bearing the flange g, overlying and covering up the flangesections, so that the sealing'compound cannot get into them. On the top of this flange g is an annular groove, i, for the reception of the sealing compound, which, it it lay above the level of the top of the cover, might be accident-ally scraped ofl' at one or more points, While by lying in this groove it is prevented from such accidents.
1 claim was my improvement The jar, having the tapering body a, ledge b, flange c, rising above the cover, and flangesections d, in combination with the cover 0, having flange-sections f, flange g, overlying the flange-sections, and the annular groove 41, all substantially as described, and for purposes set forth.
WALTER B. WHITE.
Witnesses I F. H. CHURCHILL, ISAAC PORTER.