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Publication numberUS1806256 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1931
Filing dateDec 13, 1928
Priority dateDec 13, 1928
Publication numberUS 1806256 A, US 1806256A, US-A-1806256, US1806256 A, US1806256A
InventorsMontalvo Guenard Jose Leandro
Original AssigneeMontalvo Guenard Jose Leandro
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure receptacle for bottles and jars
US 1806256 A
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May 19, 1931.

J. L. M. GUENARD CLOSURE REGEPTACLE FOR BOTTLES'AND JARS Filed Dec 13, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l lNV ENTOR v (hwnw'cl WITNESSES BY W94 ATTORNEY May 19, 1931. J. M. GUENARD 1,806,256

CLOSURE RECEPTACLE FOR BOTTLES AND JARS Filed Dec. 13, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENYTOR JIM/11011601120 Guenarcl ATTORNEY NITNESS ES v i i? 71 0 Patented May'19, 1931 PATENT oFFicE JOSE LEANDRO MONTALVO GUENARD, OF POIICE, PORTO RICO CLOSURE RECEPTACLE FOR BOTTLES AND JARS Application filed December 13, 1928. Serial No. 325,781.

This invention relates toclosure recepta cles for bottles and jars.

It is among the objects of the present invention to provide in combination with a receptacle, a concealed prize token, whose value may not be determined until after the purchasing and opening of the receptacle, whereby the association of the prize token will add a spirit of speculation to the purchase of the commodity, and thus tend to increase the sales thereof. WVith this basic object of the present invention in view, the invention provides means for readily retaining in conjunction with the receptacle, a concealed prize token. It is thus also among the objects of the invention to provide an improved bottle or jar sealing cap of the crown cap type within which a prize token may be concealed.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a supplementary token-receiving member adapted for association with the base of a bottle, jar or similar retainer.

Another object of the invention is to provide a packing member adapted to receive a.

token, whereby a token of small dimensions may be received within a receptacle designed for a larger dimension token and prevented from motion therein, which motion might indicate the value of the token within the receptacle.

A further object of the invention is to provide a token-receiving chamber adapted for association with a crown cap stopper or cork, which acts as the stopper for a bottle or jar.

With these and other objects and features of the present invention in view, reference may be had to the accompanying drawings, in which the device has been diagrammatically illustrated in connection with a conventional bottle and in conenction with a jar. It will be understood, however, that the invention is readily applicable to many types of receptacles, such as bottles, jars, jugs, and the like, and that the invention is not confined to the particular type of receptacles herein illustrated.

In the drawingsa Figure 1 is a front elevation partly broken away, showing one form of my present 1n- 59 vention associated with the neck of a bottle,

and acting as a stopper therefor, and another form of my invention associated with the base of the bottle for concealing therein a prize token;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the cap illustrated in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a crown cap formed in accordance with my present invention;

Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of the form of 60 my invention illustrated in Fig. 3, with the sealing cork removed;

Fig. 5 is a bottom plan view of the device as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, and with the sealing cork associated therewith;

Fig. 6 is a side elevation, partly in section, of a jar illustrating a receptacle sealing member adapted for association with the mouth thereof, and further illustrating a supplementary base receptacle adapted for retaining a prize token in association with the bottom of the jar;

Fig. 7 is a detail view of the chamber portion of the sealing cap illustrated in Fig. 6;

Fig. 8 is a detail of the sealing base of the cap shown in Fig. 6;

Fig. 9 is a vertical sectional view of a modified form of a receptacle crown bottle closure;

Fig. 10 is a composite view showing the various portions of the device as illustrated in Fig. 9;

Fig. 11 is a bottom plan view of the device as illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10assembled and with the cork sealing member removed;

Fig. 12 is a perspective view, partly broken away, showing a coin-encircling band adapted to increase the outer diameter of a coin for retaining it in tight association with its receiving receptacle;

Fig. 13'is a vertically sectional view of a further form of the invention in which a prize token is associated wit-h a crown cap by a foil bottle cap;

Fig. 1a is a sectional view of the foil cap as illustrated in Fig. 13;

Fig. 15 is a further modification of the present invention in whichan open-sided receptacle is adapted to retain a prize token band illustratedtin Fig. 16

1 j shown inFigssl to-eand 9 to 1-2; and

Fig-LZO -is a bottompl'an view of-thedie shown in Fig. 19..

2c, 7 closed in association withthe top of abottle,

and be secured to abottle by the convention al cork Wiring; I

. Fig. 16 .illustrates the open-sided receptacle as shown in Fig. 15 secured to the bottle by the provision of a bendable annular securing band;

Fig- 17 is a detail perspective view Fig. 18 illustrates a further modification of the invention inwhich a token is secured within a cap and in association witha bottle by asealing member;

Fig. 19 is a sectional view of a specifically formed capping die adapted to be used in connection with that form of the invention Referring more particularly to Figs. 1 5, inclusive, ofthe drawings, there is dis a crown typesealing member including a body lflhaiving crimped side flanges 11 and 7 an upwardly extending chamber forming top 12;. A cork sealing member 13 is provided adapted tobe secured in position. by the flanges 11, and thus providebetween it and the "apertureditop 12,v a chamber li within which a prize token,- such' as a coin, may be so. i 7

received. V s In use of this form ofthe invention, the coin 15 is positioned within the top 12, assuming the: position indicated in Fig. 4i The cork 113 is then placedover the coin-and secured bythe side flanges -11, the'device thus.

assuming the position'shown in Fig. 5. The cap may then be placed on and" removed from the bottle in the usual manner. After removal of the cap the cork 13 may beremoved and the token recovered. It willbe seen that the token is hidden from view by this construction and thusv contributes to the element of speculation involved in the' purchase of the bottle.

- Referring tothe lower portion of Fig. 1, a case-engaging cap "16 is provided, being enlarged asat 17 to. provide a prize-package space 18;; This, form of the invention' is adapted to be secured to the conventional base rib-ofa bottle through crimped flanges 19,

asdiscl'osed. It will be readily seen that this form of the i-nventi'on. also provides for the reception of a concealed prize in association:

with the bottle. 7 Ineither thesealing cap or the receptacle base hereinill-ustrated, it will be understood that asuitable bonding label may be provided, rupture of which willindicatelthat the prize has been tampered with.


Referring more particularly to Figures 6, 7 and 8 of the drawings, there is'here provided a jams, which, -obviously,.'niay be of any desired design or configuration. .A-closur'e ca -'21 is provided for the which includes I the usual crimped side flan es, and a seal-Q ing member 21 received by the cap and seof the- 23, aisuitable prizeor prize token is adapted to be received. i

In the use. of this form of the invention, a prize or prize token is placed within the supplementary cap 23, the prongs 24 are inserted I inthe apertures 22 in the sealing cap and'are bent back against the top of the sealing cap 20,and the sealing-member 21- is then inserted and assists in securing the prongs 24 in posi-'= tion, as indicated in Fig. 6. The cap assembly may then be placed'and secured in the coil.

ventionalmanner. If desired, sealing'rneansmaybe provlded whereby removal of the capv will rupture the same to: indicate that 'the receptacle has been tampered with.

Referring more particularlyfto the'lowcr portion of Fig. 6,-it will be seen that a fur-' ther prize or prizetoken receiving. chamber 25 may be provided similar to the rec1cptacle '16, which-may be used in connection with the bottle, thegeneral configuration and mode of operation of-there'ceptacle 25 b ing substantially as described in connection with the receptacle 16in Fig. 1- In this connection it. will be seen that {in usual cases only one of the prize containing receptacles will be USGCliIIlCOHIlGCtlOIl wlth one ar.or bottle.

Thus should the lower receptacle. 25 be used,

the cap or sealing means of. the jarmay be of any conventional type; or if the prize receiving cap is utilized, the lowerpriz'e receiving receptacle'will not usually beused. It is,

howevenwitliin. the scope of the invention to use either one or both of the receptacles, as

. desired.

Referring more particularlyto Figs. 9,;10

' and of the drawings, a modification of the; crown type'cap is here illustrated, the con-- struction bein substantially similar to the construction; ofv the jar cap as -illustra;tejd in Figs. .6, 7 and 8. f In; this form of the invention a crown cap 30. is provided having crimped =flangesq3l, the capflhaving apertures as ate-2 to receive therethrough tongues 33 of a supplementary token-receivingcap 34, anda sealing member 35 is provided for ef 'fecting a vfluid-tight seal between the bottle and 'cap130, and for assisting in retaining the;

tongues 33 in'proper relation'with respecttothe top: of -the cap 30.-

In this form of'the invention the sealing member 35 is'removed from the crown and a prize token 86 is positioned within the supplementary cap g l. :The tongues 335 51113 extended through the apertures 32. and turned packing ring 37, which is adapted to encircle the prize token 38 and thus extend the size of the token to conform to the sizeof the receptacle within whichit is adapted to be received. Thus movement of the token withinthe receptacle is prevented and no indica- 'ing member 37 is purely optlonal.

the receptacle.

tion of the size and thus indication of the value of the token is permitted. Obviously the size and configuration of the annular packing member 37 is such as to conform to the check or token with which it is adapted to be associated and with the receptacle which is adapted to receiveit.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 13 and 14, it will be seen that the present invention maybe carried out by the association with the usual crown bottle sealing member as illustrated at 40, of aprize token positioned on the top-thereof and, if desired,

utilizing the band 37 as illustrated. The

prize token 41 is secured upon the top of the crown by the provision of a tin or aluminum foil covering, or the like, as illustrated at 42 in Figs. 13 and 14. As in the usual practice, the tin or. aluminum foil covering 42 is crimped about the lower edge of the upper bulge of the neck of the bottle, the bulgebeing indicated at 43 in Fig. 13 and the crimped portion being indicated at 44. It will be understood that the use of the pack- By the use of such member feeling of the tin or aluminum foilcap 42 will not give an indication of the size or value of the token concealed thereby.

. Referring more particularly to Fig. 15, in this form of the invention a token 45 is illustrated received within a supplementary open-sided cap 46, the token resting directly upon a cork or other suitable stopper 47 for The open-sided cap 46 is adapted to be secured over the cork 47 by a suitable wiring 48, which may be of conven tional manner and which may be sealed Y 7: through a suitable lead sealing means 49.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 16 and 17 of the drawings, there is here illustrated an improved method of securing the open-sided cap 46 to the top of the bottle.

This means includes an annular band 50 of curved configuration, as illustrated in F 17, the band being apertured as at 51 to receive therethrough a tongue 52 carried by the opposite end of the band. The tongue preferably passes through the aperture 51 from the outside to the inside and thus effects a neat method of insuring a tight look upon the band 50.

In that form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 18, a lead foil or other soft covering 53, is provided, which is cut away as at 54, to disclose a token 55 covered by the cap 46 and secured to the top of the bottle through the provision of the cover 53. It will be seen that the cover 53 is similar to the cap 42 illustrated in F 13 and 14, but preferably of softer or more flexible material than the cap 42 and may be formed preferabiy of paper, lead, foil, rubber, hide, orthe like, and sealed by a suitable band 56.

Having thus described the invention, it will be seen that numerous interrelations of the various forms of the invention herein illustrated may be used without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention. It will be understood that the particular type of receptacle herein illustrated does not confine the invention and that the invention is applicable to many types of bottles, jars and other receptacles. It is further understood that various moditications of the invention as illustrated in Figs. 9 to 18, may be applicable to the ar as illustrated in Fig. 6, and that devices formed in accordance with these structures may be utilized in connection with the base of a receptacle. It will thus be seen that numerous changes and modifications and the full use of equivalents may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the present invention as outlined in the appended claims.

In connection with the use of the present invention, reference may be had to my copending application, Serial No. 325,232, filed Dec. 11, 1928, in which means for associating the prize token with the side of a receptacle has been disclosed.

lVhat is claimed is:

1. In a device of the character described, a receptacle, and means associated therewith for securing thereto a prize token, said means including a crown sealing device having a token receiving chamber associated therewith and removable therefrom, said chamber having projecting prongs adapted to extend through said crown for retaining said chamher in association with said crown.

2. In a device of'the character described,

, the'refromfiald chamber having projecting pron'gsadapt'ed toex'tend throu h said 010- sure for retaining said chamber in'association vvith said closure. 7 g

4. In a device of the character described, an-apertured crown seal bottle closure, a

chamber-forming member including peripheral prongs for removably retaining said member With said crown, the upper surface of said 'crownforming a sealing closure for said chamber-formingmember, and a sealing cork Within said crown for sealing the bottle to which said crown is applied and op- A erable to conceal said prongs thereunder.

5. An article recontaining and concealing device, comprising the, combination of a container closure, a cap member and means to 'detachably'connect the cap member With said closurewhereby to form anenclosure for the article, said means being accessible to detach, said cap member, sub ect to the removal of the closure from article. v 6. An article 'contammg and concealmg the container, to release the device comprising the combination ofaa contrainer closure, a cap member, and bendable portions onrsaid cap member which. are ongageablewith said closure to detachably connect said cap member'and' closure together to form an enclosure for thearticlasaid portionsbeing dlsengageable to detach said cap member, subject to the removal of the clo- 7 sure from the container, to release the article.

7. An article containing and concealing device comprising the combination of a contamer crown seal,-a cap member, and coacting means on said crown seal and cap memberrtov detachably connect them together,

whereby to form a space to receive the ar ticlefsaid means being accessible to detach the'cap member from the crown seal,-subject to the removal of the crown sealfrom the container, to release the article.

, USQA closure vfor abottle, jar, or the'like,

Whichcomprises a'metal cap provided with a peripheral 'crimped flange for" gripping the I outer surface of the'bottle near its open end,

- a sealing member Within the cap held in con} tact 'vvith the edge of the bottle opening by, a portion of the cap adjacent said flange, said cap having another portion free of said sealing member to form a receptacle, an'object in said receptacle, said objectbeing accessible and removable only upon removal of the cap from the bottle and of the sealing member from the cap.

9. A; closure fora bottle, ar, or the like,

Which comprises a metal cap provided with .means for firmly-securing the cap to the i in said receptacle, said- "being accessible and removable only apes removal er the cap from the bottle and of the sealing member from the cap;

10. A closure for a bottle, jar or similar receptacle which comprises a metal cap having a crimpedperipheral flange for gripping the outer surface of the bottle near itsopen ing,a sealing member inthe cap operable when the cap is position on the bottle to seal the bottle against loss Qf'its" contents; and a chamber defined in part by said cap and in part by said sea-ling member,- an object in said chamber,-the object being accessible and removable only upon removal of the cap from the bottle and of the sealing member from the cap.- a j lli'A closure'for' afbottle,'jar or similar receptacle which comprises a metal-cap having a fiat topan'd a crimped peripheral flahg'e for gripping the outerjsnrfaceor the bottle near its opening, a suh stantially fiat sealing member in the cap operable When the capis in position on the bottle to seal the bottle against loss of'its contents, and a chamber defined in part saidcap and in part by said sealing member, a flat object within said chamber, the obj'ectb'eing' accessible re movable only upon removal ofthec'ap from the bottle wand of the sealingmember fron'i thecap 12. A closure 'o'ra; bottle, jar or similar receptacle Which comprises a'metal cap hay ing a crimped peripheral fiange'fo'r gripping" the outer surface ofthe bottlene arits'bpir ing, a sealing-member inthecap operable when the cap isinposition on the bottle to seal the bottle against-loss of contents, said cap containing an inwardly extending rim engaging the edge of the sealing member and forcing the sealingniember into a sealed en'- ga'gement with the bottle opening, said sealing member being spaced mm the central portion of the cap {to' provide ah enclosed chamber, a token in said chamber; the token being accessible and removable only span removal of the cap fromthe bottle" afid'of the sealing member from the cap. i j I Jos'f: LEAND'RO MoNTfALvo cram;


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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5379499 *Sep 22, 1993Jan 10, 1995Jackson; Robert L.Cremation urn
U.S. Classification215/227
International ClassificationB65D55/06, B65D51/28, B65D55/02, B65D51/24
Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/28, B65D55/06
European ClassificationB65D51/28, B65D55/06