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Publication numberUS1986741 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1935
Filing dateMay 6, 1933
Priority dateMay 6, 1933
Publication numberUS 1986741 A, US 1986741A, US-A-1986741, US1986741 A, US1986741A
InventorsJeannette K Moser
Original AssigneeJeannette K Moser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Measuring top or cap for containers
US 1986741 A
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J. K. MOSER MEASURING TOP OR CAP FOR CONTAINERS Filed May 6. 1933 V in Patented Jan. 1, 1935 PATENT OFFICE MEASURING TOP R CAP FOR CONTAINERS Jeannette K. Moser, New York, N. Y. Application'May 6, 1933, Serial No. 669,773

' a 1 Claim.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in measuring tops or caps for containers.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a measuring top or cap for containers of any character wherein the cap or topis disposed entirely exteriorly of the neck of the container and may be referred to as being of they coverall type, the capor top being comprised of a single element and being suitably marked or fashioned for use as a measuring device, such as the dosage of medicine, the measuring of powders or liquids as baking powder, malted milk, coffee or the like, antiseptic solutions or other liquids.

will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.

In the drawing: 1 Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a bottle equipped with a measuring top or cap forming the subject matter of this invention, the bottle a being partly broken away; s

Figure 2 is atop plan view of the bottle with the cap or topthereon;

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1, showing the threaded engagement between the cover-all measuring cap or top and the bottle neck with the pouring spout for the cap or top; and

Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the threaded bottle neck with another germ of measuring cap or top detached thererom.

In the form of invention illustrated in Figures 1m 3, the container 5 will hereinafter be rethat this container may be constructed of any materialand shape desired, such'as glass or other bottles, tin or other cans. The bottle 5 is illus-' trated as having a neck 6 providedwith an extemal thread 7 adjacent its outer end.

The measuring cap or top designated in generalby the reference character 8 may also be constructed of any preferred material to be unaffected by the contents of the bottle 5 and said cap 8 is of the cover-all type completely enclosing the neck 6 of the bottle and comprises a top wall 9 and an annular side wall having a cap or cup-form, the annular side wall including a roughened or knurled portion 10 adjacent the top 9, a next plain section 11 headed to provide a With the above and other objects in view that ferred to as a bottle, but it isto be understood thread 12 to take the threads '7 of the bottle neck and an outwardly flared portion 13 for increasing the internal area of the cap. A pouring lip extension 14 projects from the free edge of the flared portion 13 of the cap 8 to facilitate pouring 5 of the contents of the cap therefrom. The flared portion 13 of the cap is annularly beaded or ridged in spaced relation as at 15 forming graduation lines indicating quantities, such as shown in Figures 1 and 2 by the data lines 16 and 17 des- 10 ignating respectively one and two teaspoons. By providing the beads 15 in the flared portion 13 of the cap, they may be readily observed when the cap isplaced upright for use as a. measuring cup so that the height of liquid in the cup may be easl5 ily seen and said beads are to be utilized as the measure lines if desired, to the exclusion of the data lines 16 and 1'7. As shown in Figs. 1 and 2,

the flared portion 13 of the cap and the open edge thereof are materially spaced from the neck and 20 throat of the bottle so that a minimum of contact between the cap and bottle is present. By an arrangement of this charactentheopen flared end of the cap spaced from the bottle may be readily grasped and removal of the cap from the bottle greatly facilitated.

The measuring cap formed of a single piece of material and completely covers the neck 6 of the bottle. There is nothing of an automatic character about this measuring device, it being 80 first necessary to remove the cap 8 from the bottle 5and thereafter pour into the cap the desired quantity of material desired, regulated by graduation ridges 15 and information associated with said ridges.

In the form of invention illustrated in Figure 4:, the bottle 5a has the neck 6a thereof provided with a screw thread 7a and the cap 8a has an annular I externally knurled skirt 10a internally threaded for engagement with the threads on the 40 bottle neck while the head 9a of the cap is of bulbous form and of a size for measuring a predeter mined quantity. Thiscap 8a also being of the cover-all type and requiring removal from the bottle when the latter is in an upright position to thereafter receive the measured quantity of material.

, From the above detailed description of the invention, it is believed that the construction and operation thereof will at once be apparent and while there are herein shown and described the preferred embodiments of the invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

I claim:--- In a. combined bottle closure and measuring cap, a cap of cup formation having a flat end wall,

an annular side wall having a threaded portion 5 for engagement with the threads of a bottle neck,

the annular side wall flaring outwardly towards the open end of the cap and having a pouring spout projecting beyond its free edge, and spaced annular beads formed in the flared portion of the annular side wall and exposed to view when the cap is utilized as a measuring cup and constituting measure lines to indicate diflerent quantities, and the flared portion pouring spout and open end of the cap being spaced from bottle neck and throat to facilitate gripping of the cap for 'removal from the bottle.


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U.S. Classification141/381, 222/551, 215/DIG.700, 215/353, 215/329, 215/230
International ClassificationG01F19/00
Cooperative ClassificationG01F19/00, Y10S215/07
European ClassificationG01F19/00