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Publication numberUS1797418 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1931
Filing dateMar 6, 1924
Priority dateMar 6, 1924
Publication numberUS 1797418 A, US 1797418A, US-A-1797418, US1797418 A, US1797418A
InventorsHothersall John M
Original AssigneeHothersall John M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method of attaching lead spouts
US 1797418 A
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March 24, 1931. J. M. HOTHERSALL METHOD OF ATTACHING LEAD SPOUTS Filed March 6, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet ATTORNEYS March 1931- J. M. HOTHERSALL 1,797,418

"METHOD OF ATTACHING LEAD SPOUTS Filed March 6, 1924- 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented=Mar. 24, l931 r me riw c m m eov' i ii 'A p plication filed March 6, ialo!693354;

" This inventionrlelates to the formation and in any eventfailed'tolprovide an even surattachment of spouts tocontainer bodies and face about-ithe nozzle skirt. I "while'the*invention willbe; hereinafter de- Myx-invention contemplates the constricscribed as einbodiedrina spout attachedto a tion andin' fact the reformation; of the skirt s fnozzle or neck of at, sheet'metal'fcan or iconportion oftheispo'ut by uniform pressure and p -:tainereit will be readily manifest ,thatfthe action aboutthe entire, circumference and I "fihventionhas, Wider andxmore general use this ithroughthe employment of'a' greatly less 'Qbeing capable ofbein employed to marked P number of moving parts, all of which maybe advantage inythe attacilingof spouts of coni of sturdyiconstruction 'and-which Willelimi- Flt tainersdot'herwise constructed and-of; otherntte anyfnecessity foradjustmentc 5 materials, for-example, bottles and. jars of Another importa ntobject. of the invention glass and thelike of other materials; i ,is theuprovision of .aprocess and apparatus 7 A principal but byno meanS'Zthe only obfor securing spouts to container'bodies which ""jectfofthe present invention is the-provision will ,Ipermit' of theuemployment, of a much J15 of an improvedrprocessfor attaehing'spou-t-s. greater pressurein the production of the en- 1 q alit 3,

50frelativelyisofirmeteiitoan iupwa-rdly-exgagem'ent than has heretofore been possible ytending neck ofzla can of the type-shown on without danger of ,deforming'or destroying the drawings" and which is welLknown as a the container part to which the spout was bewidely used can! for lubricating-oils of fine ing attached, The pressureisapplied as will i I g V 7: bepre'sentlybett'er understoodgradually and Thesev spoutsa-re' and'have beenconstructed thisaswell as othercircumstances-well adapts" 'Di i "byidie-casting them of soft"1neta1, then 'p1ac the inventiontomvaluahle use in connection I ing theIspout-cver the neck oif'thecan "and withrglass'as well as metal containers. by pressure" rolls engaging the SIm-t, rolling Numerous; otherobjects fand advantages "side. I Suchprocess'ihas required'eoinplicated isbetter understood fromthe following dc t n V andexpensive machinery'end because ofcthe "scripti'on which taken in connection with the accuracy of the. actionreqiiired suchnrachinaccolnpanyingfgdrawingsdiscloses a preferred' cry has been difi'icult to maintainwithin the -embodimentthereof;if; v allowance of; adjustment:. A'nother'process Referring-to the drawings,

i '4 of attaching spoutsiof'this charecterwhich Fig,'-*1 is at ie-rspecti'e- View ofthe 9 mental die construction even engagement has: i tachrnent.

-hajs been-'employedand which issubject to part of a can lforfine lubricating oil-"selected" the same "objections has been the crimping for the purposes of illustrating evaluable or contraction of the spout skirt by laterally application and-use of my present invention,

"number; of segments inoving radially'jin-of the spout and'atjtendant can-part sl iown 1 against-the skirt'toiforcei't in against' the. in; disassembled relation; 1 j p t 1 (ianwneck. This, process has been attended 7 Fig. 3 isia .topp1an vie'wofthemol'd parts c c day;thefurther"evilithat becauseof-the seg-' before "receiving the can and nozzlefor aiti gbeenimpossible about the entire circumfer-Q; Fig; tjis at similar -view showing the mold "ence; The roll process earlier mentioned; partsinioper'ative"positions. I 1 7 caused; at flowing of the metal ahead of the i Figs. 5, G and 7 arefcrossj-sectional yiews 5 '(r 11?vandla looseness at{such location'- -which;'- which i show the 'progressive actions} in the frequentlyfproductiye of leaks and which "spout ettachrnentq e l I 90' the metal into tight engagelnentcto theneck ofthe, invention will be apparent as-theisainepfiuj 5 moving iactive dies, i.'e.diesjconsisting of a s FigxQ is anrenlarged cross-sectional xgijew y Referring to Fig. 1 reference character 11 indicatesthe can body, reference character 12 the can end at the top and reference character 13 the upwardly extending neck provide'd upon the end 12. The spout consists in the present instance of a pouring member 14 and a threaded spout cap 15.

Referring now to Fig. 2 it will be'noticed that the neck 13 is of non-uniform diameter being bulged out adjacent the top as indicated at 16 to provide an abutment or shoulder 1?! beneath-which the -spoutfis "to {be en gaged. Atthe top a ledge18' xtending inwardly is or may be provided and .uponathis is or may be seated ,a gasketJ-Q. Tllopouring portion 14 of the'sl'poutis provided with i a downwardly extending;skint-Q1 ;adgpted{to pass over and about the enlarged pa rt 16 of the neck 13. The spout illustrated:jnflfig. 2 may be considered a blank for the reason that 5 its formation particularly of *the skirt portion is incomplete. The skirt ;is made with a thickenetldower part 22 which is j thicker than the anal thickness r the skirt when theassembling is complete, and, of

course, the skirt portion has to'fbe reformed into engagement with the smaller portion of the neck.

In accordance-with -niy present invention it is intended that the nozzle a fterbeing placed upon the neck of the can-will be moved relatively-with respect to a-niold by :pres

sure upon the surface 'a'bove the skirt and in the relative i movement of the;assembled can and spout with respeot tothis mold,

the skirt -will=be reformed into tight-bindin}: engagement with the spout.

' The mo'ld preferably consists of two pivotedl halves 3 1 and '32 pivoted at and '84 upon a suitable bed 85, These -mo'ld parts more tothe open pos tion shown in Fig 3 r and may be closed 'by'insertingthe can neck SllW11'111 Flg. 4. Vhenin the position:shown, in Fig. 4 the mold is in-operativeposition andthroughout the assembling action ispassiv e. The active assembling member is a between-them -to swingthem to :the position plunger or die 86 shown in 5,15 and T.

hThis is of cylindrical forin havingan opening 37130 receive the pouring PQIfUOILO'f the spout and having an under surface 38 to engage upon the surface 23ofrthe spout during the assembling action.

member-s31 and 32, the bed or table and the plunger-or die 36 are shown on'sthe drawing since 'it'is belier e'd :that these are all that is necessary to :an understanding of the present invention. 3 These-operative members can "of course be' illCOFPOIHiGtl -lll any suitable supporting and actuating meeha- Iiism. I, "however, gprefer to employ the mechanism of my Patent 91,444,418 {issued b ue i 9 I V It Wil'be noted'that themold' provides a passage of .annular form'about "the neck of' Qnly the mold the can in which maybe received the skirt of the spout blanln Referring to Fig. it will be noted that between the top surface of the mold at 39 and a lower point therein at 41 the mold passage is cylindrical. Below the point 41 the passage is constricted as indicated at 42. As the plunger or die 36 descends the skirt portion is first constricted or contracted by engagement with the curved connection 43 beneath the portion 41 of the mold. -T his curvature is substantially that gin the present'instaneeiofthe neok'il'3 in or beneath its-part of the enlarged-diameter. As 1 the .die or plunger descends it carries the nozzle and. can downwardly forcing the metal of theskirtfirst into the form shown in -F g., 6 andthen thins the metal as shown in Flg. 7, reforming the entire skirt by contraetin'g it laterally against the neck and also by flowing the metal axially as may be seen-by comparing Figs. =5 and 1 Theibottom of the passage between the neck and'the -mo'ld-isopen to permit extrusion. ofthe' metal as to anyexcess that may .be provided. 7'

1 It will be-maniifestithat the pressure applied faxially .of the vcan is graduallyzconverted into ipowenful :lateral pressure -felt uniformly about :the entire neck. and it will be apparent also that without :the use of complicated activ'eaor passive members powerful holding pressure .is supplied .to the spout aboutiits; engagement with .the .neck lfOI' the formation of. a tight, seal.

, Throughout 5 this specification Land in :the .cla ms the spout ;is 5831C]. Ito ibe of soft metal Jand ofi course,.:this imeansf-any metalicapahle .of being formed in .-this:fashion vunder :the

7 independently. of the spent soas to preserve the form [of the spout. portion, on the =t0pv of ,the skirt portion inxa-n axial direction and thereby causing theme'tal ofthe skirt portion to flow-axially and conform with the mold and also with a portion of thefcontainer and form an extended skirt- *ti 'ghtly around "the 'latter. g V

- ,2. The method "of securing soft metalv spoutsto containerswhich comprises providing the=conta 1ner with a spout engaging portion of non-uniform thickness and the spout with the skirt adapted to embrace said portion, arranging the spout on said portion,

then applying axial pressureto the top of the skirt all around the spout and independently of the spout and forcing the skirt into a restricted passage and contracting said" skirt to engage behind or beneath a container part of larger diameter and then reforming the contracted portion of said spout skirt into tight engagement with the container portion of lesser diameter.


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U.S. Classification29/511, 222/566, 222/551
International ClassificationB21D51/38, B21D51/42
Cooperative ClassificationB21D51/42
European ClassificationB21D51/42