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Publication numberUS1837257 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1931
Filing dateSep 22, 1930
Priority dateSep 22, 1930
Publication numberUS 1837257 A, US 1837257A, US-A-1837257, US1837257 A, US1837257A
InventorsRobert Eames
Original AssigneeRobert Eames
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fruit jar cap remover
US 1837257 A
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-Dec. 22, 1931. 4 R'. EAMES h l,837,257

FRUIT JAR CAP REMOVER Filed Sept. 22, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Invcnlor ?aber? Eames A llomey Dec. 22, 1931. R. EAMES FRUIT JAR CAP REMOVER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2' 'Filed Sept. 22, 1930 Invenlor ?52 61 Ea mes Allomey Patented Dec. 22, 1931 i e UNITED -STATES APATEN'I'I OFFICE ROBERT EAMES, OF DETBOIT, MICHIGAN FRUIT JAB. CAP REMOVER Application filed September 22, 1930. Serial No. 483,638.

The present invention relates to a device rality of teeth 9. Each of the flanges 7 and for removing fruit jar caps and the like and 8 is connected with the outer part of each has for its prime object to provide a device limb of the U-shaped member by a downof this nature which may be permanently Wardly and inwardly sloping part 11 and the mounted under a shelf or the like so that the bight part 5 has its ends connected with the w fruit jar cap may be engaged therein and inner edges of the flanges 7 and 8 by the outboth hands used on the jar to unscrew the wardly and downwardly sloping part-s 5'. same from the cap. i Thus when the device is fastened to the under A still further very important object of part of the shelf or the like, shown at 10,

10 the invention resides in the provision of a by nails or the like passing through holes device of this nature which is extremely 11' in the outer edges of the leg portions and simple' in its Construction, inexpensive to the bight part the flanges 7 and 8 will be manufacture, stron and durable, throughspaced from the shelf'so that a jar 12 can ly eflicient and relia le in use and otherwise be placed in engagement with the free edges 15 well adapted to the purpose for which it is of the flanges 7 and 8 without interference designed. from the shelf.

With the above and numerous other ob- A fruit jar may be lifted and its ca injects in View as will appear as the descripserted between the opposed edges o the tion proceeds, the invention resides in cerflanges 7 and 8 and then the fruit jar turned tain novel features of Construction, and in `so as to unscrew it from its cap, it being 55 the combination and arrangement of parts understood that the cap will be wedged beas will be hereinafter more fully described tween the flan es 7 and 8 and the teeth 9 and claimed. 'will bite into t e cap sufficiently to prevent In the drawingszthe same from slipping.

25 Figure l is a fragmentary front elevation It is thought that the construction, utility of a pantry or kitchen dresser showing my and advantages of the present invention will device mounted under a shelf thereof. now become apparent to those skilled in this Figure 2 is a. sectional view taken substanart without a more detailed description theretially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1 to illusof. The present embodiment of the inven- 30 trate the location of the device. tion has been disclosed in considerable detail '15 Figure 3 is a top plan view of the device. merely for the purpose of exemplification Figura 4 is a rear elevation thereof. since in actual practice it attains the fea- Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantures of advantage enumerated as desirable 3? tially on the line 5-5 of Figura 3. in the statement of the invention and the 'Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view above description. It will be apparent that taken through the limbs of the device as changes in the details of Construction, and in shownvin Figure 3. the combination and arrangement of parts Referring to the drawings in detail, it will may be resorted to without departing from be seen that the device is in the form of a the spirit and scope of the invention as here substantially U-shaped body having a cross inafter claimed or sacrificing any of its adportion 5 and sides 6. The sides 6 areformed vantages. V with downwardly ofl'set flanges 7 and 8, the Having thus described my invention, what inner or opposed edges of which converge I claim as new is rearwardly toward each other and the said A device of the class described comprising edge of the flange 8 is formed with a pluasubstan'tially U-shaped body, the inner sides of the limbs of which are formed with ofl'set flanges extending inwardly toward each other, said flanges terminating in edges which converge toward each other in the direction of the cross member of the body, and one of the edges being formed with a pluralty of teeth and means whereby the outer portions of the legs and the bight of the U-shaped member can be fastened to the under part of a shelf or the like.

In testimony Whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification81/3.25, 81/3.4
International ClassificationB67B7/00, B67B7/14
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/14
European ClassificationB67B7/14