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Publication numberUS1924999 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1933
Filing dateOct 13, 1932
Priority dateOct 13, 1932
Publication numberUS 1924999 A, US 1924999A, US-A-1924999, US1924999 A, US1924999A
InventorsMills Wallace C
Original AssigneeClark Mfg Co J L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Aug. 29, 1933.

w. c. MILLS 1,924,999

CONTAINER Filed Oct. 13, 1932 Invenff 016/009 C7 Patented Aug. 29, 1933 1,924,999 I ooNrArNEa Wallace 0. Mills, Rockford, 111., assignor to J. L.

Clark Manuiacturing (30., Rockford, 11., a corporation of Illinois Application October 13, 1532. Serial No. 637,572

4 Claims. (Cl. 221-452) The invention pertains to containers for condiments and the like and has especial reference to a container having pouring and sitter holes adapted to be covered or uncovered by a slide mounted in the top wall or" the container.

The object of the present invention is to make provision for a pouring spout adapted for use in conjunction with the pouring opening when the slide is in a position to cover the siiter holes and thereby facilitate the removal or" the contents of the can by pouring.

In the accompanying drawing, forming part wall comprising a top plate 8 secured to the upper edge of the body in any suitable way as by means of a seam 9. The top plate 8 is apertured to provide a relatively large opening of oval shape, defined by an upstanding rib 10 having a downturned friction flange ll. Into this opening is irictionally fitted a' removabl cover, generally designated 12, to complete the top wall.

The cover 12 comprises a flat plate 13 with a vertical side flange 14 adapted to engage with the flange 11 of the top plate. The upper edge of this flange 14 terminates in a lateral bead 1 2 in the form of an inwardly opening fold, which bead forms a stop on the cover for engagement with the rib 10 on the top plate.

The cover plate 13 is provided with a series of sifter holes 15 and a pouring hole 16; mounted to slide u on the plate 13 exteriorly thereof, is a slide plate 1'7 having a series of sitter holes 18 and a pouring hole 19. The slide is adapted to occupy any one of three positions. In one of these positions (Fig. 1) both sets of sitter holes 15 and 18 and the two pouring holes 15 and 19 are out of registry and hence the slide is in what may be termed a closed position. In another position (Figs. 2 and 3), the pouring holes 16 and 19 are in registry and in this position the two sets of sifter holes are out of registry. In the first position, the slide is in its extreme left position as shown in Fig. l, and in the other instance the slide is in its extreme right hand position as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. In a third or intermediate position, the pouring holes 16 and 19 are out of re istry and the sitter holes 15 and 18 are in registry.

The slide plate 17 is retained in position upon the cover plate 13 by means of a pair of laterally extending flanges or tongues 20 on opposite sides of the slide engaging in channel shaped guides 21 formed at the upper edge of the flange 14 of the cover at opposite sides thereof. The guide flanges 20 are formed at the upper edge of an upstanding flange 22 on the slide plate 17; and the channel shaped guides 21 are formed by raising the upper part of the fold which forms the head 14 on the cover plate 13.

To facilitate the pouring operation when the slide is in the position shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the spout 23 is formed at one end of the slide adjacent the opening 19 therein. Preferably, this spout is formed integral with the slide, being in the present instance in the form of a rounded lip projecting upwardly and outwardly from the flange 14 at the end adjacent the hole 19. It will be seen that by mounting the spout upon the slide, its proper position with res act to the pouring holes 16 and 1.9 is assured. At the same time, the spout constitutes a practically negligible addition to the cost of construction, and it serves the added function or" a finger piece by means of which the slide may be conveniently manipulated.

I claim as my invention:

l. A container of the characte set forth having a body with an end wall comprising a top plate with a series of sift-er openings therein and a pouring opening, a slide mounted on the top plate exteriorly thereof and also having sifter and pouring openings with said openings arranged so that in one position of the slide the pouring openings are adapted to register and in another position of the slide the sitter openings are adapted to register, and a spout mounted on the slide adjacent the pouring opening therein.

2. Acontainer of the character set forth having a plurality of sitter openings and a pouring opening in one end wall, a slide mounted for movern nt on said end wall exteriorly thereof and also having a plurality or" sitter openings and a pouring open ng selectively movable in the operation of the slide into and out of registry with the sitter and pouring openings in the end wall, and a pouring spout formed integral with one end of theslide, the pouring opening in the slide being located adjacent said spout.

3. A container or" the character set forth having a body with an end wall comprising .a. top plate with an elongated aperture therein, a closure plate fitted into said aperture and having a series of sifter openings therein and a pouring opening, said closure plate having an upstanding peripheral flange with laterally opening guide channels formed in opposite sides at the upper edge of the flange, a slide plate also having an upstanding flange With laterally extending tongues at the upper edge thereof entered in said channels, said slide plate having sifter openings adapted in one position of the slide to register with the sifter openings in the top plate and a pouring opening adapted in another position of the slide to register with the pouring opening in the top plate, and a pouring spout formed integral with said upstanding flange on the slide plate adjacent the pouring opening.

4. A container of the character set forth having a body with an end wall comprising a top plate with an elongated aperture therein, a closure plate fitted into said aperture and having an up standing peripheral flange with a laterally extending bead at its upper edge in the form of an inwardly opening fold, said closure plate having a pouring opening at one end and a plurality of sifter openings, a slide plate mounted on said closure plate exteriorly thereof and also having an upstanding peripheral flange with laterally extending tongues at opposite sides of the slide plate, said flange on the closure plate having guide channels formed in the fold of said laterally extending bead and adapted to receive said tongues, said slide plate further having sifter openings adapted in one position of the slide to register with the sifter openings in the top plate and a pouring opening at one end of the slide plate adapted in another position thereof to register with the pouring opening in the top plate, and a pouring spout adjacent said pouring opening in the slide, said spout being in the form of an extension of the peripheral flange on the slide plate at the end adjacent the pouring opening therein.

WALLACE C. MILLS.

Referenced by
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US2618411 *Dec 29, 1949Nov 18, 1952Flaherty Edward JCondiment dispenser
US2903167 *Oct 3, 1957Sep 8, 1959Eckles William JDispensing apparatus
US3144181 *Jan 23, 1963Aug 11, 1964Stetecka John CParticle dispenser
US3332586 *Dec 13, 1965Jul 25, 1967Colgate Palmolive CoDispensing container closure
US8286817Oct 20, 2008Oct 16, 2012Mccormick & Company, IncorporatedTamper resistant container with locking rim
USD615862Apr 30, 2009May 18, 2010Mccormick & Company, IncorporatedTamper evident lid for a container
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/480, 222/531
International ClassificationB65D47/28, B65D47/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/286
European ClassificationB65D47/28D