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Publication numberUS1908444 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1933
Filing dateSep 9, 1931
Priority dateSep 9, 1931
Publication numberUS 1908444 A, US 1908444A, US-A-1908444, US1908444 A, US1908444A
InventorsPraechtl George J
Original AssigneePraechtl George J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle cap
US 1908444 A
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May 9, 1933. G. J. PRAECHTL BOTTLE CAP Filed Sept. 9, 1931 Inventor eor e J Praec/afz Patented May 9, 1933 UNITED STAITESAPAT GEORGE J. PBAEGHTL, OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK BOTTLE CAP Application filed September This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bottle caps particularly for milk bottles and has for to provide, in a manner its primary object as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character embodying a foldable or collapsible spout through wh ch the milk may be poured, thereby ehminating the necessity for removin g the cap from the bottle when it is desired to remove the milk 0 and materially promoting sanltatlon by reason of the fact that the milk, when poured, does not contact the bottle.

Other objects of the in with the mouth of vention are to provide a milk bottle cap of the aforementioned 0 jects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken 1n connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein like characters of reference designate corre- 5 sponding parts throughout the several vlews,

and wherein Figure 1 is a View showing a cap in accordance with the invention in side elevation in the mouth of a bottle, said bottle being broken away in section.

Figure 2 is a view in top plan of the cap. Figure 3 is a view in bottom plan of the cap.

Figure 4 is a View in 5 substantially on the line Figure 5 is a view in at right angles to Figure the line 5-5 of Figure cross section taken 4-4 of Figure 2. cross section taken 4, substantially on 2.

Figure 6 is a view in cross section through the cap with the spout extended for use.

Referring now to the it will be seen that the 1 designates the upper drawing in detail, reference numeral portion of a milk bottle having the usual form of mouth 2.

The cap constituting the present invention comprises a disk 3 which is of material thickness and preferably board or heavy paper.

the disk 3 has formed th substantially oval recess formed from card- In its upper side erein an elongated, 4 of a depth sub- 9, 1931; Serial No. 561,961

stantiallyrequal' to one-half of the thickness of the disk, asbest seen in Figure'4 of the drawing. At one end the recess 4 has communication with the interior of the bottle 1 when said cap is in use thereon through a 5 circular opening 5. a

; The reference numeral 6 designatesa pouring spout of suitable material, preferably cellophane, which will permit said spout. to be readily folded or collapsedinto the recess 4 in a manner to requirea minimum of room or extended to its operative position, as seen in Figure 6 of the drawing. One end portion of the pouring spout 6 extends through the opening 5 and is extero5 nally flanged, as at 7, and secured by suitable means to the inner or lower side of the disk 3.

The reference numeral 8 designates a cover or closure conforming in shape to the recess 4 and adapted for disposition in said recess in a manner to protect and conceal the spout 6 when said spout is in inoperative position. The closure 8 is removably retained in the recess 4 by the staples 9 extending across the rounded end portions of said recess 4. The correspondingly rounded end portions of the closure 8 are inserted beneath the wire staples 9.

In use, the closure 8 is removed, thus freeing the spout 6. Then, if the bottle 1 is tilted, the weight of the milk will project the spout 6 to operative position without the necessity of touching said spout with the hands and thereby possibly contaminating the same. After the desired quantity of milk has been poured, the spout 6 may again be folded or collapsed and disposed in the recess 4 and in this manner the spout is closed. The cap is provided with a vent 10 for the admission of air to the bottle.

It is believed that the many advantages of a bottle cap in accordance with this inventionwill be readily understood, and, although the preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to 2 a recess in one side and further having an which Will fall Within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. A milk bottle cap comprising a disk having an elongated recess in its outer side and further having an opening extending from one end of the recess to its inner side, a collapsible spout having one end portion anchored in the opening and adapted, when in inoperative position, for disposition in the recess, a closure for removable disposition in the recess over the spout in a manner to conceal and protect said'sp'out, and 7 means for retaining the closure in the recess, said means comprising Wire staples extending across the end portions of the recess, the end portions oi the closure being insertable beneath the staples.

2. A bottle cap comprising a disc having opening extending from the recess to its other side, a collapsible spout secured in the opening and foldable into the recess, a staple mounted on the cap and extending across the recess, and a removable closure in the recess engaged beneath the staple.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4407425 *Feb 22, 1982Oct 4, 1983Marvin CombsContainer closure lid including drinking spout means
US6237817 *Jul 8, 1999May 29, 2001Paul SonDrink or other liquid container with unfolding spout
U.S. Classification222/528, 215/309, 215/363
International ClassificationB65D47/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/06
European ClassificationB65D47/06