US 1814083 A
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July 14, 1931. P. H. FLAUTT 1,814,083
POURING SPOUT Original Filed Aug. 30, 1928 Patented July 14, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT orries PORTER H. FLLUTT, OF BALTIKOBE, MARY LAND, ASSIGNOR OF- ONE-HALF '10 FRANCIS C- YINGLIN'G, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND POIi'RING srour Application filed August 80, 1928, Serial No. 302,901. Renewed. May 25, 1931.
This invention relates to an improved form of can spout, 1particularly of the type for use with the well own friction top can. One of the princi al obstacles encountered in the sale, distri utionand use of such an article as a pouring spout for a can is the manufacturing costs, the time in which it can be made, and its practicability of adaptation to use.
It is the urpose of the present invention of improved form of pouring spout as d sclosed, to fulfill the above conditions with. satisfaction.
Another purpose of the present invention, which is an improved form of the can spout invention as disclosed in my pending application Number 298,669 is to roduce a can spout of a design which may e either made by stamping and die work or made into a casting, thus allowing greater manufaoturlng i scope to an article of this type.
The uses to which this invention may be put are fully disclosed in the above mentioned application.
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated a friction top can pouring lip embodying the various features of my invention 1n their preferred form.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the invention as applied to a friction top can, the same being broken away for purposes of illustration.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the -line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a plan view of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a side elevaton of a modified form of pouring spout.
Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the modified form shown in Figure 4 as appliedto a fragmentary portion of a friction top can.
Fi ure 6 is a fragmentary View of a modified orm of pouring .spout base.
Referring to the drawings by numerals, the invention disclosed is shown as applied to a friction top can 1, the same having a top 2, the top having an annular opening 3 formed by the circumferential flange 4. This flange 4 on the can is used for the purpose of frictionally engaging the well known friction top as used on thls type of can, particularly as used for table syrup. It is the object of the present invention to substitute the pouring spout 5 in the place thereof when the same is used on the breakfast table, thus dispensing with the necessity of pouring the contents into a syrup pitcher, and yet having all the advantages of the same, for pouring and cleanliness, and dispensing with all the disadvantages attributed to either transferring the syrup or using the can on the table.
The pouring spout 5 consistsof a pouring lip 6, an upwardly and outwardly flanged annular body portion 7 forming an opening 8, through which the contents of the can may pour, said opening being covered by a top 9 which may be hinged at 10 to the body portion 7 by means of the bracket and pin 11 and 12, respectively. The top may be held in closed position by means of the coil spring 14. -An extensionor thumb engaging portion 15 is shown as an integral portion of the top.
The top 9 and extension 15 have a downwardly disposed flange 16 about their outer edges for purposes of better sealing the opening and also to lend rigidity to these members.
The annular body portion 7 is provided with an outwardly extending circumferential flange 18, which is formed integral therewith. Below this flange 18 and integral therewith is an annular and downwardly disposed flange 19, the same being formed for the purpose of frictionally engaging the can flange 4 as shown in Figure 1. The outwardly disposed flange 18 is for the purpose of positioning the pouring spout in the can and may be utilized for withdrawing the same from the can by means of inserting a flat instrument thereunder.
Figures 4 and 5 disclose a modified form of pouring spout for friction top cans, the same being formed particularly for the purpose of being cast or molded from a light alloy, bakelite or similar material. This form of pouring spout has a top 22 which may be hinged at 23 and has an extension or thumb rest 24. The upward and outwardly flanged annular body portion 25 forming an opening 28 is so shaped as to make a pouring lip at 26. The lower part of theannular body 25 is integrally engaged at flanged base 27, the same having an outwardl disposed circumferential flange 29 and a ownward- 1y disposed ring-shaped portion 30.
The downwardly disposed ring-shaped portion 30.togeth'er with the flange 29 forms an inverted L shaped frictional engaging surface 31, for the purpose of positioning the pouring spout in frictional engagement to the flange 32 of the can 33 as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 6 is a modified form of base for a pouring spout to be used with a friction top can. The 'body 34 of the same has a circumferential flange 35, and below this flange and integral therewith is an annular and downwardly disposed flange 36 having a frictional or can engaging outer surface 37, which may be turned in slightly at 38 for the purpose of more readily entering the opening in the can. The positionin flange 35 is approximately in the form 0 a half circle and small in size for the purpose of rendering the same more readily manufactured.
The present invention and its modified forms are so designed as to be cheaper to manufacture, are easy to clean and thus more sanitary, and the opening in the spout may be considered approximately as large as the opening in the can, thus allowing a minimum amount of the can contents, such as syrup, to become trapped in the corner 40 at the top .of the can when the same is considered almost empty.
I have thus described my invention specifically and in detail in order that its nature and operation may be fully understood; however, the specific terms herein are used descriptively rather than in their limiting sense, and the scope of the invention is defined in the claims.
, What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A pouring spout for friction top cans having a top thereon, a downwardly depending flange on said top, an annular body portion supporting said top, an opening in said body portion, a circumferential flange about said body portion, a downwardly disposed frictional engaging flange below said circumferential flange, the saidrtwo flanges forming an inverted L shaped can engaging and positioning means.
2. A pouring spout for friction top cans having a downwardly-disposed flanged top thereon, an annular body portion forming an opening approximately as large as the opening in the can, said body portion being flared outwardly and thence inwardly forming a circumferential flange ina horizontal plane for positioning said pouring spout in the can, said circumferential flange having a downwardly disposed annular ring integral therewith forming a frictional engaging sur-