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March 12, 1935. J, H; u cH 1,993,745
POURINCT SPOUT CONTAINER Filed Sept- 23, 1933 1 INVENTOR ATTdRNEYS Patented Mar. 12, 1935 UNlTED STATES POURING SPOUT CONTAINER John H. Murch, East Orange, N. J., assignor to American Can Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Jersey Application September 23, 1933, Serial No. 690,718
10 Claims. (01. 221-19) The present invention relates to pouring spout containers or cans for edible oils or the like, and has as an object the provision of a sealed and imperforate walled can having a closed nozzle which may be punctured to open the can and having an attachable pouring spout for engagement with I the nozzle which functions in one position as a pouring spout afterthe can has been punctured and opened and which functions in another position as a valve or reclosure for the can opening.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a one piece pouring spout for a nozzle can which is constructed to snap over the nozzle where it is rotatably held while having movement into pouring and non-pouring positions.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a rotatable pouring spout engageable on the extended nozzle of a can and in one position first permitting opening of the can than without '20 spout movement permitting pouring of the can contents at the same time venting the can, the
pouring spout also being movable into a nonpouring position when it acts as a reclosure.
Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as it is better understood from the following description, which, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view, parts being broken away, of a rectangular can body embodying the present invention and illustrating an attached pouring spoutin non-pouring position;
Fig. 2,is a plan view of one end of the can '35 illustrating the pouring spout in pouring position;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the pouring spout showing its position on the dispensing nozzle of the can, part of the can being shown in section;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 4'4 in Fig. 2.
The preferred embodiment of the present invention as illustrated in the drawing comprises a can body 11 having a bottom endlmember 12 secured to the body in any suitable manner as by a double seam 13. An upper or cover end member 14 is secured to the upper end of the body in any suitable manner as by a double seam 15.
The top wall of the endmember 14is preferably projected outwardly near one corner of the can to form a nozzle 17 (Figs. 3 and 4) although such a nozzle may be a separate part secured to the can wall.
5 Nozzle 17 comprises a dished top 18 and shouldered side walls 19. The top wall of the end .member 14 including the nozzle 17 is formed as an imperforate wall and the nozzle wall 18 is scored or partially cut through and weakened at restricted places, two such places being shown. 5 These weakening score lines may be arranged in the form of stars 20, 21 cut in the cover wall as shown, the stars designating places for puncturing the imperforate end wall to open the container.
A pouring spout 25 is provided and is formed with a dished top wall 26 and a depending skirt 27 which is cut vertically in slits 28 to provide intervening spring fingers 29. The wall 26 is extended outwardly along one side to provide a 15 pouring spout trough 31 and is perforated as best illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, there being provided a pouring opening 32 and a smaller vent opening 33 both arranged on the'median or diagonal line extending along the spout trough. o
"Forshipping and after the container has been fillediand closed;ajipouring spout 25 is applied on eachfnozzl'e"-17,its spring fingers 29 being snapped 3 and 4 wherein it lays on the topv of theseam 35 15, its end being well beyond the can wall. Its dished wall 26 at all times retains close'sliding I engagement with the dished wall 18 of the nozzle.
The spout is now in its pouring position, the
opening 32 being directly over the designated -40 through the opening 32 or through-the opening 33 and the nozzle wall at the scored lines is broken 60 through and pressed into the can. A discharge opening 35 (Fi 4) and a vent opening 36 thus result.
This breaking of thewall'constitutes an opening of the container-and the spout 25 then being in pouring position directs the can contents into any suitable place of deposit when the can is tilted .into a pouring position. The contents pass out through the openings 35, 32 and fiow liquid.
The contents of the can are seldom discharged at one time and after each partial discharge the pouring spout may be turned back into its former position wherein its trough 31 lays within the boundary of the cover of the can. In such position the spout acts as a closing valve for the opened can, the openings 32, 33 being moved out of register with the openings 35, 36. The wall of the dished top'26 then covers and closes the nozzle openings 35, 36. By reason of the close fit between the dished walls 18, 26 this is effective as a reclosure.
It is thought that the invention and many of .its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various'changes maybe made in the form,
construction and arrangement of the parts with-- out departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing all of its material advantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.
l. A container having an imperforate top wall, a projecting nozzle associated with said top wall, and a pouring spouthaving an .opening and spring fingers, the spout being adapted for attachment with and for sliding engagement on said nozzle with its said fingers holding against the sides of the nozzle and movable intoa pouring position with its opening in register with a punctured opening made in the container at the time of its opening and permitting flowing of its contents through container and spout openings by way of the spout when the container is tilted.
2. A container having an imperforate top wall, a projecting nozzle associated with said top wall and a pouring spout having an opening and spring fingers, the spout being adapted for sliding engagement relative to said nozzle with its said. fin-' gers snapped over the latter, such sliding engage-- ment permitting rotation of said spout on said I nozzle into a pouring position wherein it projects beyond the container wall with its top opening in register with a punctured opening made in -the container to effect its opening, and also being rotatable into a non-pouring position with-the said nozzle opening closed by a wall of said spout.
3. A container having an imperforate top wall formed into a projecting nozzle the outer wall of which is adapted to beperforated to open the container, and a. pouring spout having an open- 'ing and spring fingers, said spout being movable on saidnozzle when its said. fingers have been snapped over the nozzle and having a pouring position. wherein it projects beyond the container A Wall and wherein its openi'ng'is located to permit perforation of the .nozzle wall to open the 0011- tainer, said spout being also movable into a non-- pouring position within the container wall and closing ,the perforation in the said nozzle.
4. A container having an imperforate top wall formed into aprojecting nozzle having a dished ings permitting vent of the fitting and slidably engaging the dished top of said nomle and also having spring fingers for snapping over the shouldered wall of the 'nozzle to hold said spout in a pouring position wherein it projects beyond the container wall with its top perforation in register with the punctured no'zzle opening made in the opened container.
5. A container having an end member secured thereto, a projecting nozzle formed in said end member and having a dished top and shouldered side walls,'the former being puncturable to open and second a non-pouring position wherein the spout is confined inside of the edges of said end member.
6. A container comprisinga body, an end member secured to said body and having an imperforate top wall formed intoa projecting nozzle which is adapted to be punctured to open the container, and a pouring spout adapted for application on said nozzle and having a perforated top and a depending skirt which is" slit at intervals to provide spring fingers for snapping over said nozzle to rotatably hold said spout on the nozzle, its top perforation being brought into registration with the punctured nozzle opening when the spout is to be used for pouring of the container contents.
7. A container having a projecting nozzle formed with a dished top and shouldered side walls, the former having a' designated portion for puncturing to open the container, and a pouring spout. adapted for application on said nozzle and having a perforated dished top for rotatably fitting the top of said nozzle, the said spout top 'spout being rotatable in one position to register its perforation with the opening, formed at said designated nozzle section when the container is opened, the spout then being in position for pour-- ing of the container contents, the spout also being rotatable intoja second or non-pouring position with the spout perforation out of register with the said nozzle opening and with the'top wall of the spoutclosing thelatter.
. 8. A containerhaving a top which is formed with an integral upwardly projecting nozzle formedwith a dished top and shouldered side walls, the former having two designated sections for puncturing to open the container, and a' pouring spout adapted-for application on said nozzle and having 'a dished top with two perforations, the spout rotatably fitting on the top of said nozzle and having one position wherein its two perforations register with thetwo punctured nozzle openings-made when the container is opened, one of container contents and the other registered open- I container during such pouring action. 4
.the registered openings permitting pouring of-the,
9; A pouring spout adapted for application .on
the nozzle of a container, having a perforated dished top for rotatably fitting a similar surface of said nozzle, the said dished top merging into-de'-- pending spring fingers adapted to snap over the nozzle and to hold its dished top in close surface to surface contact on the dished top of said nozzle. the said spout after application being rotatable in one position to register its perforation with the opening of said punctured nozzle to permit pouring of the container contents.
10. Arectangular container having an imperiorate top wall formed into a projecting nozzle, and a pouring spout having an opening and spring fingers, the spout being adapted for attachment ing channel for the contents flowing out through the container and spout openings when the container is dispensing its contents.
JOHN H. MURCH.