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Publication numberUS1862088 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1932
Filing dateMay 21, 1931
Priority dateMay 21, 1931
Publication numberUS 1862088 A, US 1862088A, US-A-1862088, US1862088 A, US1862088A
InventorsJones James F, Nelson Robert W
Original AssigneeJones James F, Nelson Robert W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle seal
US 1862088 A
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June 7, 1932. g F, JONES-ET AL RECEPTACLE SEAL Filed May 21, 1931 awn W008 J2 Frames w i O J I Patented June 7, 1932 UNITED STATES PAENT oFFicE,


This invention relates to closures or sealing devices, and more particularly to means for sealing a receptacle containing a liquid so as to permit the ready removal of the liquid from the receptacle, the .seal being such as to permit the sealing of' the receptacle after a portion of the contents has been removed therefrom. V

An object of this invention is to provide a sealing device of this kind which is preferably mounted on a metal can containing a liquid, the device engaging one end of the can and sealing: apertures in the end of the can.

Another object of this invention is to provide in a sealing device of this kind means by which the seal may be rocked or swung away from the apertures in the end of the can so as to permit the removal'of the contents thereof following which the seal'may be swung into engagement with the end of the can whereby to maintain the seal.

The above and various other objects and advantages of this invention will in part be described in and in part be understood from the following detailed description of the present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a detail top plan view of a device constructed according to the preferred embodiment of this invention;

Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 22 of Figure 1, and

Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 designates generally a can or receptacle having an end or head 11 which is secured thereto by means of crimping 12, or the like. The end or head 11 of the can 10 is preferably inset, the crimping 12 providing a flange extending outwardly from the periphery of the head 11 and in alinement with the wall of the can 10. The head 11 is provided witha pair of apertures '13 therethrough which are disposed substantially diametrically opposed to each other adja- 1931. Seria1No.53 9,08(l.

cent the periphery of the head 11, these apertures 13 being formed by punching holes in the top 11, and the marginal edges of the openings 13 are preferably disposed on an upward inclination'so as to provide a seat 14;, the purpose for which will be hereinafter described. I

A rockable sealing member, generally des ignated as 15, is disposed on theouter sur-:

provided in the crimped'portio'n 12. The

end of the loop 17 has a sharpened edge por-v tion 21 which engages theinner surface of the flange or crimped portion as to place the sealing member 15 under tension when the loop portion.15 has been disposed substantially flat against theouter face of the head-11. V

These loops or eyes 18 are posed'in substantial alinement with the loop- 17. and extend in the same direction as, the loop 17 so that when the loop 17 is raised away from the surface 11, the eyes 18 will be raised therewith. A sealing member 22 is carried by the eyes or loops 18, the sealing preferably dismember 22 having a stud 23 which is disposed within the eye 18 and a closure or head 24 which engages the seat l lyso as to effectively close the opening 13. v This sealing member 24 is preferably constructed in the form of a resilient or flexible member such as rubber or other relatively soft material which will be placed under tension when the loop 17 engages the rim or flange 12.

In the operation of this device, the top 11 of the can is initially provided with the seats 14- and the openings 13, one of the openings 13 being adapted to permit the material within the can "to pass. outwardly thereto remove any of the contents of the can 10,

crimped portion 12, so thatone can may be set on top of another one without engaging the seallng member 15. When it is desired the loop 17, which constitutes a handle, may be raised by inserting a tool or the like between the loop and thetop 11, so as to force the locking portion 21 away from the flange 12. The raising ofthe loop 17 will coactively raise the eyes 18 and carry the sealing members 22 away from the seats 14 so as to permit the material to be poured out of one of the apertures 13. When a desired quantity of liquid has been removed from the can 10, the looped handle member 17 may be swung into its locking position so that the locking portion 21 will engage the inner surface ofthe, rim 12. In this position, the sealing member 15 is placed under tension and in like manner, the sealing members 22 will be maintained in tight engagement with the seats 14. As disclosed in Figure 3, the flange or crimped portion 12 may be provided with serrations or detents for holdingthe this invention without departing from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications i being restricted only by the scope of the folhandle-17 in locked position.

It is, of course, understood that various changes and'modifications may be made in the details of construction'and design of the above specifically described embodiment of lowing claims.

We claim 1. A sealing device of the character described comprising the combination with a closed receptacle having flanges and a plura'lity of openings in one end thereof, of a 'rockable operating member pivotally carried by flanges on one'end of the receptacle, and sealing members carried by said operating memberand adapted to overlie said openings for sealing thereof upon rocking of said operating member toward said receptacle. 2. A sealing device of the character de scribed comprising in combination with a closed receptacle having a plurality of openings in one end-thereof, a bar disposed diametrically across the end of the receptacle, said bar engaging at each end thereof the flanged end of the receptacle to rockably mount the bar on the receptacle, sealing members carried by the bar adjacent each end thereof, and a transversely disposed operating member carried by the bar and releasably1 engaging the flanged end of the recep tac e. r 1

3. A sealing'deviceof the character de- "ing thereof, and a U-shaped operating memher formed with the bar intermediate the ends thereof and intermediate the eyes whereby to manually rockthe bar for unsealing the openlngs. o V

, 4. A sealing device of the, character de-' scribed comprising in combination with a receptaclehaving acrimped end portion, an elongated resilient bar disposed across the end of the receptacle and rockably engaging the crimped portion of the receptacle, eyes formed with thebaradjacent each end thereof, yieldablesealing members carried by the eyes, and a U-shaped operating member formed with thebar intermediate the eyes and disposedtransversely thereof, said operating member having releasable locking means at the closed end portion" thereof adapted to engage the crimped portion of the receptacle for releasably securing the'bar in sealed position. I -v oIn testimony whereof we hereunto aifix our signatures. e



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US3042267 *May 19, 1958Jul 3, 1962C G Reynard IncLiquid dispensing device
US4770325 *Jul 29, 1986Sep 13, 1988International Paper CompanyPour spout for containers
U.S. Classification222/484, 222/556
International ClassificationB65D51/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/00
European ClassificationB65D51/00