US 2046745 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
AJuly 7,1936. RQ HOA@ l 2,046,745
CONTAINER CAP Original Filed May 12, 1933 l 7 ENTOR-l i ,l BY
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Patented July 7, 1936 2,046,745 CONTAIER CAP Philip O. Hoag, Newark, N. J., assigner to The Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, N. J., a. corporation of New Jersey Application May 1.2, 1933, Serial No. 670,627 Renewed April 23, 1936 5 Claims.
description and the annexed drawing, in which 5 I have shown selected embodiments of the invention and in which:
Fig. 1 is a view of the top of a cap made according to my invention;
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1 and showing one formwhich the invention may take;
but on an enlarged scale and showing the parts separated;
Figs. 4, 5, and 6 are views corresponding to Fig. 2 but showing other forms which the invention may take;
Fig. 7 is a sectional view o-f the three disks showing how they may be fastened together;
Fig. 8 is a view showing a still further embodiment.
Referring first to Figs. 1, 2, and 3, the cap is shown as having a wall I provided with threads adapted to engage the threaded neck of a bottle 25 to secure the cap in place. The cap is also provided with a top 2 which is continuous in this form so as to form, With the wall l, a complete closure for the container to which the cap may be applied. I have omitted any showing of the container as unnecessary to an understanding of the invention.
lThe top 2 is of substantial thickness, as indicated, and is shown as having therein a recess in the form of a circular groove 3. This groove is preferably continuous and is adapted' to receive downwardly extending flanges on one or more disks or pieces of sheet material. In the form shown in Figs. l, 2, and 3, three such disks are shown, the bottommost one 4 being of metal, the intermediate one 5 being of paper, and the uppermost one t being of celluloid or other transparent protective material. As best shown in Fig. 2, these disks have flanges l, 3,' and 9 which t closely over one another and are received within the groove 3. The groove is preferably formed in the molded material of the cap top, and then the flanges are inserted in the groove with a suitable adhesive, thus securing the sheets rmly in place on the cap.
In the fonftbeing described, the metan disk t closely lits the upper surface of the top 2 of the cap, so that it is uniformly engaged by the cap, and the paper disk may be used to carry any legend or illustration which, for example, may be used to identify the contents of the con Fig. 3 is a view on the same plane as Fig. 2I
tainer on which the cap is placed. The celluloid disk 6 protects the paper and the legend or other data thereon.
While in Fig. 3 the several disks are shown as separated, they may be united before being at- 5 tached to the cap and then the composite piece formed of three disks rriay be put in position and secured to the cap by inserting the three flanges in unison into the groove 3, preferably with a suitable adhesive t`o hold them there. Such an 10 arrangement is indicated in Fig. 7, in which it will be seen that the flanges of the disks 5 and 6 are bent or crimped around the edge of the flange of the disk 4.'
In Fig. 4 is shown a slightly diil'erent form 15 of the invention, except that in this instance the paper disk has been omitted. The legend' or other identifying matter may be applied by suitable known processes directly to the surface of the metal, and then the protective `covering of 20 celluloid may be put in place as before.
In Fig. 5 is shown still another form in which the metal disk is omitted, using only the paper and protective disks as before, while in Fig. 8 the metal disk is used alone and the data applied directly to it.
In Fig. 6 is shown another form of the invention in which the wall l carries a top 2' having -a central opening i@ therein, in this form surrounded by a downwardly extending flange Il.
Disposed in this opening is the head l2 of a rod. i3, the opening and the head being shown as of wedged or conical shape s'o that the head cannot pass through the opening. The rod may be of any suitable form or material, and by the use of the word rod I do not intend to limit myself to any particular shape thereof. This rod may, for example, be of glassor it may be the handle of a brush or any other suitable instrument for use with the contents of the particularbottle or other 40 container with which the cap is used, so that when the cap is removed, the instrument may be used to apply the contents of the bottle where desired.
The rod may have its head forced into engagement with the walls of the opening l@ and may be further fastened i'n place by a suitable adhesive if so desired. In any case, it will be seen that the head cannot be moved downwardly, so that the rod I3 cannot be displaced into the contents of the container. The upper surface of the head i2 preferably conforms to the surface of the top'' and may be covered by a plurality of disks, as indicated, for example, in Figs. 2 and 3. While I have shown the invention as embodied in certain specific forms, it is to be understood that various changes in details may be made without departing from the scope of the invention, and I therefore do not intend to limit myself except by the appended claims.
1. In combination, a cap adapted to close an opening in a container, means to secure said cap to said container, said cap having a continuous groove in the upper surface thereof, a piece of sheet material having a depending flange secured within said groove, said piece of sheet material being adapted to carry data thereon to identify the contents of the container, and a protective covering disposed over said piece of sheet material and likewise extending into said groove.
2. In combination, a member having a continuous groove in a surface thereof, and a, plurality of superimposed pieces of sheet material having depending flanges crimped together and secured within said groove, the topmost piece being of transparent protective material and the next lower one carrying indicia thereon.
3. In combination, a cap adapted to close an opening in a container, means to secure said cap to said container, said cap having a continuous groove inthev upper surface thereof, and'three superimposed pieces of sheet material having depending flanges secured within said groove, the
lowermost piece being of metal, the intermediate piece being of paper having thereon data to identify the contents of the container, and the uppermost piece being of transparent protective material. 5 4. In combination, a cap adapted to close an opening in a container, means to secure said cap to said container, said cap comprising a top having an opening therethrough, a rod having a head disposed in said opening and larger than the l0 -smallest dimension of the opening, whereby it cannot pass therethrough, and a piece of sheet material disposed on said top and extending over said head to conceal the same and secured to said top, 16 5. In combination, a cap adapted to close an opening in a container, means to secure said cap to said container, said cap comprising a top having an opening therethrough, a rod having a head disposed in said opening and larger than 20 the smallest dimension of the opening, whereby it cannot pass therethrough, and a plurality of superimposed pieces of sheet material extending over said head and concealing the same and Vsecured to said cap, the topmost piece being of 25 transparent protective material, and the next lower one carrying identifying data thereon.
PHILIP O. HOAG.