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' Oct. 20, 193.6. F. c. ARAMENDIA I 2,
DISPENSING CONTAINER I Filed July 6, 1935 Patented Oct. 20, 1936 PATENT QFFlQE DISPENSING CONTAINER Frank C. Aramendia, Los Angeles, Calif., assignor of one-half to Donato Martin, Los Angeles,
Application July 6, 1935, Serial No. 30,122
V 3 Claims.
This invention is an oil or other liquid dispensing can and concerns that type of can which is normally closed and imperfo-rate and has only a discharge spout for outlet of liquid and inlet of air; the liquid being expelled by compression of the shell at some portion, and air being inducted when pressure is released from the said portion.
A particular feature of the invention is the provision of a rectangular can with a flexible wall to effect expulsion and having the spout so constructed and disposed as to provide for very compact arrangement of numbers of the cans in cases for shipment and storage and for shelf arrangement; the spout being so incorporated with the can as to offer no obstacle to close packing, and being of such character that it, the spout, may be flexed to an outer, permanent position for most convenient use of the can in dispensing the liquid therefrom.
More particularly an object is to provide a can of rectangular shape and one of the corners of which is provided with a small or restricting spout which initially occupies a position within the included angle formed by the projection of two intersecting side lines, of the can; thus providing for side-to-side placement of the cans, and the spout being located between the top and bottom planes of the can to provide for bottomto-top stacking of the cans.
The invention consists in certain advancements in this art as set forth in the ensuing disclosure and having, with the above, additional objects and advantages as hereinafter developed, and whose construction, combinations and details of means, and method of manufacture will, with the manner of operation, be set forth in the description of the herewith illustrative embodiment, it being understood that modifications, variations and adaptations may be resorted to within the scope, principle and spirit of the invention as it is more directly claimed hereinbelow.
Figure 1 is a perspective of the can.
Figure 2 is a detail sectional view of the spout mounting of the can.
Figure 3 is a plan of fragments of side-to-side cans, and showing in section a coffered or indented corner of the can with the intruded spout, in plan.
Figure 4 is a sectional detail of a portion of a can tilted over on one side to effect discharge of liquid from the can.
Figure 5 is an elevation of a slight variant of the spout.
The can 2 is made of some material and of such shape enabling the inward fiexure of some part thereof to momentarily compress the air content of the can with the function of causing a discharge of fluid from the can through its spout 3; the can material tending to resume its normal position, most any sheet metal sufiicing.
To secure a. close packing efficiency of the cans the spout 3 is, in the present invention, mounted on the can in a position wholly within the included angle formed by projected side lines which intersect, Fig. 3, and, further, is located between the top and bottom parts i and 5 of the can.
It will be noted that the top and the bottom parts are entirely plane and are wholly separate from the spout and are of plan form to correspond to the cross-section of the can body to facilitate the usual can seam junctions therewith with a minimum of flange depth so as to enable the placement of the spout 3 very close to the top or upper end of the can.
The spout 3 is preferably of inelastic, flexible or ductile metal tubing having one end fixed on a part of and leading into the container wall or shell and the upper end of the spout preferably having a removable cap 6; but when no cap is desired the top end of the spout may be sealed for shipping and storage purposes by closing engagement with a small piece of packing material 1 clinched by the spout end against a contiguous area of the can.
The mounting of the spout is preferably accomplished by indenting an upper portion of a corner of the can to form a recess locally large enough to receive the entire spout and its cap 6. The indent 8 extends from immediately below the seam of the top 4 downward enough to accommodate the tube and its cap; this latter just clearing the recess wall 9. The lower end of the spout tube is shown as stepped on a basal ledge IU of the indented corner of the can.
It will be noted that the ledge Ill provides an opening I2 at the inner end of the spout which lies in the path of liquid L flowing along the valley formed by the corner of the can to which the spout is aflixed when the can is tilted over on its side for the purpose of discharging the liquid. Thus the last drop of liquid may be drained from the can.
While it is not entirely essential, the upper free end of the spout may be and preferably is flexed out from the side of the can, as seen in Fig. 4. In the form of the spout of Fig. 5 this out-flexing of the spout is requisite to open the spout from its seal 1.
The cap 6 may be retained movably on the spout end and have a discharge port I3 for liquid and inducted air flow.
In the use of the device it is only necessary to tilt over the can and occasionally compress its side or sides to expel liquid through the opened spout; air being inducted therethrough when hand pressure is released to allow the return of the can side to normal relation.
The invention relates especially to containers in the form of cans, a form of which is shown in Fig. l, in which are packed more or less readily flowing liquids capable of egress through the small spout 3; the can being devoid of any practical provision for its re-filling, as is obvious from the construction of the disclosed can and the type and size of the irremovable spout 3, and this being of ductile metal inherently incapable of repeated bending to and from the outer, pouring position.
What is claimed is:
1. A liquid dispensing container having a sealing top and having an indent located in its shell just below the seal line of the top, and a pouring spout located wholly within said indent and within the confines of the container proper apart from the top and consisting of a stifi, ductile tube whose base is rigidly aflixed to a surface of the indent.
2. A liquid dispensing container of rectangular body section having a corner, at intersecting side walls, which has a longitudinal indent, and a stiff, ductile discharge spout afiixed rigidly at one end in the detent and lying parallel within and thereto.
3. A rectangular can having a discharge spout fixed on a vertical corner thereof; said corner forming a'narrow, internal valley when the can is inverted'for discharge, and the corner being inwardly indented and providing a basal area interrupting the valley and on which the spout is mounted for outlet from the can.
- FRANK C. ARAMENDIA.