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Nov. 8, i938. L. P. NEHER 2,135,830
BOTTLE COLLAR Filed Deo. 21, 19361 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 I minimum mlrrlllllmllr' Illlllllllvl l wilful/Hu.
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LEROY P, NEI/ER,
Patented Nov. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES PATNT O'FFI BOTTLE COLLAR Leroy P. Neher, St. Louis, Mo.
Application December 21, '1936, Serial No. 116,853
The present invention relates generally to display ldevices `and `more particularly to bottle collars having connected to the collar per se means for receiving advertising matter and other desirable printed matter or pictorials.
While display devices of the bottle collar type have previously been used, there has been in them .the unavoidable diiculty of restricted advertising space. Booklets or folders have also been used, but their being separate from the bottles, requiring separate handling with increased distribution-costs, has rendered'them none too'practical. The present invention provides a folder or booklet with means to hold it snugly against the .bottle in such way as not to interfere with crating, icing, or handling, thus providing a folder that can be placed on the bottles at the4 bottling plant, and which will stay there, not being injured by handling etc. to carry its advertising message to the-consumer. In addition, the means vfor holding the folder in place comprises a bottle collar, that has the desirable functional characteristic of holding the folder -or booklet against vthe bottle, and also has the inherent characteristics for advertising purposes of the bottle collar itself. The collar'proper may be used to contain leads to the material in the folder.
`An object of the present invention is to provide an -improved display device which is adapted to `be used in conjunction with a bottle, and the like.
Another object is to provide a bottle collar which .carries attached thereto a booklet or folder.
Another object is to provide a bottle collar which carries an advertising display and which further includes a detachable booklet, folder, or the like.
Another object is to provide a bottle collar having a booklet or folder attached thereto, the -design being such that the 'booklet or folder is held snugly against the bottle.
Another object is to provide a bottle collar and 'folder from a single piece of flexible material.
Another'objectisto provide a booklet or folder, with means integral therewith, and if desired removable therefrom, for holdingthe same on the ,neck of the bottle.
`@ther objects and advantages willappear from the following specification, taken invconjunction with .the accompanying drawings, in Which- Fig. 1 is a viewof one form-of -the present invention showing the display device in fiat outline before forming for disposition on a bottle and illustrating a folder as `integral with 'a collar.
Fig. '2 is a front View of the display device shown in Fig. 1 formed into its usable conguration and in place on the neck of a milk bottle, showing the folder lying outside of ythe collar.
Fig. 3 is a side view-of the assemblage shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a rear View of the assemblage shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5--5 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 6 is a front view of the display device shown in Fig. 1 with the folder turned inwardly of the collar.
Fig. 7 is a rear view of a formed display device showing a modified fastening means.
Fig. 8 is a view in flat outline of a modified device showing a detachable booklet or folder connected tothe collar.
Fig. 9 is a perspective of a booklet or folder adapted to be used with the present diplay device.
Fig. 10 is a view in flat outline of another modification showing an additional means for connecting a detachable booklet or folder to the collar of the present display device.
Fig. 11 shows a form of the present display 1 device having means for connecting a detachable booklet, card, or the like, directly over the body of the collar.
Fig. 12 is a view of the present display device formed and in place on the neck of a milk bottle, v showing a booklet removably connected over the body of the collar.
Referring more particularly to the drawings by reference numerals, I5 indicates generally one form of display device constructed in accordance with the present invention. The display device I5 is formed of flexible material such as paper or the like, and includes a collar section I5 and a folder section I'I. The collar I6 is substantially arcuate in form, being defined by the lower arcuate edge I8, the upper arcuate edge segments I9 and 20, the end edge 2l and the end edge segments 22. A projection 23 extends upwardly from 'the collar I6 substantially midway between the end edge 2l and the edge segments 22. The intersections of edges 24 and 25 of the projection 23 with the upper edge segments I9 and 2t of the collar I6 are formed on the arcs of circles as indicated at 2li for a purpose to be described.
A slot 28l is formed adjacent the edge 2| and is adapted to receive a tab 29 formed as a projection between the edge segments 22 for holding the collar in the form of a section of a cone.
In the disclosure of Fig. 1, the folder section I1 is formed integrally with the projection 23, the connection being scored at 21 to facilitate folding. As is shown the scored line 21 is displaced downwardly on the projection 23 a slight distance from the lower edge of the folder section I1. This allows for the thickness of the folder when the same is turned down, as will be described. The section I1 includes three substantially rectangular sheets or pages 35, 3I and 32, the pages 30 and 32 being foldable about the scored lines 33 and 34 into superposed position relative to the page 3I. If desired, angular slots 35 may be provided in the collar section I6, into which may be fitted the lower corners of the folder, as will be described. These, however, are not essential. Obviously, any number of folds or pages may be provided.
In forming the display device shown in Fig. l for use, the pages 30 and 32 are folded about the scored lines 33 and 34. The folder section I1 is then closed upon the collar I6 about the scored line 21. The tab 29 is carried to and inserted in the slot 28, whereupon a conical section is obtained. The device is then ready for disposition over the neck of a milk bottle.
Figs. 2 4 show the display device I5 in position on a milk bottle 3S, the lower edge I8 encircling the bottle at a point approximately at the shoulder thereof, a disposition which places the collar I 6 about the tapered neck 31 of the bottle. The projection 23 lies against the narrow portion of the taper just below cap-receiving flange 38. The upper diameter of the collar in conical formation is sufficient to pass over the flange 38 of the bottle, and the collar therefore fits nicely against the tapered neck. The projection 23 lies beneath the flange, and prevents accidental removal of the collar by engaging the flange when the collar slips upwardly. A horizontal circle drawn around the neck at the top of the collar would be of smaller diameter than the flange of the bottle.
Figs. 2, 3 and 4 disclose the folder section I1 disposed exteriorly of the collar I 6, the section I1 remaining substantially contiguous to the collar I6 due to the fact that it is forced into an arcuate position (Fig. 5) when the device is placed on the neck of a bottle. The presence of the projection 23 provides a section of the device capable of absorbing the twisting caused by arching the folder against its inherent resistance to such. It is desirable to have the folder arched, because it then tends to cling to the bottle. However, if the projection were not present, the resistance of the folder to arching would tend to tear the same away from the collar at their juncture. The width of the projection, and related to its height, is such that .it may absorb this twisting to some extent, and throughout its length, but still will arch the folder enough to cause it to cling to the bottle. The arcuate corners 26 distribute the tearing forces at these points, and do away with corners concentrating them, in which corners tearing is almost inevitable. It is of course true also that the use of the projection 23 permits the use of a larger folder than could be possible without it.
As has been noted, the slots 35 may be used to receive the lower corners of the folder as shown in Fig. 2. Where, however, the arching of the folder is such as above explained, the use of the slots is not ordinarily necessary, but provides an eXtra precaution against free movement of the folder, These slots are'particularly desirable where the means joining the folder with the collar is not designed so as to cause arching of the folder.
In Fig. 6, the folder section I1 is shown disposed interiorly of the collar I6. The position of the folder section I1 relative to the collar I 6 depends only upon the choice of the user. When folded inside, the wider folder appears beyond the limits of the projection 23, thereby advertising its presence to the ultimate consumer. It also leaves the collar proper open for main advertising on the space otherwise covered by the folder. Likewise, when the folder is disposed interiorly, preferably the sheets added to the attached sheet 3l are folded backwardly as shown in Fig. l. This provides that, similarly to Fig. 2, the exposed sheet of the folder will be the said attached sheet. The relatively loose added sheets will be confined between the sheet 3I and the collar itself. Thus when the sheet 3| is caused by its attachment to arch with the projection 23, the loose sheets will necessarily follow this curvature.
In Fig. 1, the display device of Fig. l is shown with a modified fastening means. The slot 28 and tab 29 are omitted. The edge segments 22 meet in a full line, and staples 4I] are inserted through the collar I6 adjacent the overlapped edges 2I and 22. It is obvious that still other types of fastening means may be employed.
In-Fig. 8, there is shown a modified folder section 45 which includes a protective fold or page l5 and a supporting fold 41, the former being foldable about the scored line 48 into superposed relation to the latter. A booklet 49, or the like, (Fig. 9) is connected to the fold 46 by staples 5U, or the like. The folder section 45 is connected to an above described projection 23 and is foldable relative thereto about the scored line 21. The page or fold 46 may be omitted; but it has been found useful both for the purpose of carrying additional advertising matter and for serving' as a protective cover or binder for the booklet 49. It is to be understood that the section 45 folds into either an exterior or an interior relationship to the collar I5 in the same manner as the section I1 of the display device shown in Fig. 1. It is contemplated as Within the scope of the present invention to fasten the booklet 49, or other attachable piece, along the edge of the fold 41 which is contiguous to the projection 23.
In Fig. 10, there is shown a modified means of securing the booklet 49, or the like, to the fold 41. Slots 52 are provided in the page 41, one adjacent each corner thereof, which are adapted to receive the corners of the booklet 49. The section 45 is, of course, folded either interiorly or exteriorly relative to the collar I6 in the same manner as section I1.
In Fig.. 11, the collar I6 is shown withA four slots 54 ldisposed in predetermined relation substantially centrally thereof. The slots 54 are adapted to receive the four corners of the booklet 49, or the like, as is shown in Fig. 12. In this modification the folder section I1 may be omitted entirely.
It is understood, of course, that the collar I 6 and the folder sections I1 and 45 carry advertising and display matter of any nature desired. Likewise, the booklet 49, or other removable piece, may be of any desired outline.
It is thus apparent that there has been provided a display device adapted to be used upon the neck of a bottle which obtains all of the advant'ages and objects sought. It is to be understoodv that the foregoing description and accompanying drawings have been givenv by way of illustration and example and not by way of limitation, the invention being limited only by the following claims in which where the term folder is used, unless specified otherwise, the said term is understood to include a singlesheet or series of sheets formed as in Fig. l, or as in Fig. 8, or otherwise.
What is claimed is:
1. In aremovable display device for the necks of tapered neck bottles, a first sectionr comprising an elongated piece of flexible material having a generally arcuate lower edge', means joining the ends of said section together to form an enclosed conical loop device to surround the bottle neck with the lower edge forming the base of the cone, a folder' comprising a plurality of superposed sheets, and means attaching said folder to one edge of said rst section, whereby the same may be caused to overlie said first section.
2. A display device for use on a bottle having a tapered neck, comprising an arcuate section, an integral extension extending radially from said section, a folder connected to said extension, and means joining the ends of said section to form the same into a portion of a cone adapted to fit over said tapered neck.
3. A display device comprising a first section, means connecting the ends thereof and forming said section into a portion of a cone to fit over the top of a bottle and rest on the tapered neck thereof, a second section extending from one edge of said iirst section including two folds, one of which is adapted to be folded into superposed relation relative to the other, and a folder removably connected to one of said folds in a manner to be included therebetween when in superposed relation, the second section with the folder being then foldable down over the first section.
4. A display device comprising a first section adapted to be formed into a portion of a cone, a second section including a folder, connecting means between the first section and the second section comprising an extension including defining edges having curved intersections with the connecting edges of at least one of the two sections, said second section being foldable over the first, and means to provide for the separation of the two sections.
5. A display device for a bottle comprising an elongated piece of flexible material, and a folder having a plurality of sheets adapted to lie against the bottle, the ends of the piece being adapted for attachment together to form a circular band, and means joining one edge of the outer sheet of the folder to said band along a lateral arched edge of the band causing the outer sheet to arch with said circular band, and thereby to cling to said band, and to hold the inner sheets also against the band.
6. A display device for use on the neck of a tapered neck bottle, comprising a piece of iiexible material including an elongated portion the ends of which are adapted to be joined together to form a portion of a cone to t over the top of the bottle and onto the tapered neck, a projection extending from a part of the upper edge of said elongated portion toward the top of the bottle neck, a folder extending from said projection and including a plurality of sheets adapted to be folded into superposed relation, the sheets thus superposed being then foldable over said projection to overlie said elongated portion.
7. A display device for use on thelneck-'of a tapered neck bottle, including an elongated piece of flexible material, means joining the ends of the piece to form the same into a portion of a cone adapted to be fitted over the top of the bottle andonto its neck, a folder, means attaching one edge of said folder to one lateral edgeof said elongated piece, said folder being adapted to overlie said band, and means adapted releasably to hold the opposite part of said folder against said ban-d. l I 8. A display device comprising yan elongated piece of flexible material, a portion of which has one arcuate edge, a projection extending radially from one lateral edge of said strip, a second elongated portion attached to said projection and extending laterally relative thereto, said second elongated portion being adapted t6 be folded into a folder composed of a plurality of pages, and to be folded then as a unit down over the arcuate strip and the projection, and means joining the ends of said arcuate strip togetherto form a portion of a cone adapted to fit over the neck of a tapered bottle, the projection being arched by the bending of the arcuate strip, and transmitting a reduced amount of such arching to the folder.
9. In a bottle collar adapted to be fitted over the top and onto the neck of a tapered neck bottle, yan elongated piece of flexible material, means joining the ends of said piece together to form a portion of a cone adapted removably to embrace the neck ofthe bottle and to rest loosely thereon, a folder including a plurality of pages, said folder being attached to one lateral edge of said piece and adapted to be folded either inside or outside the circular collar, said collar with said folder being then engageable over the bottle.
10. A bottle collar adapted to fit on the neck of .a tapered neck bottle, comprising an elongated piece of flexible material, means joining the ends of the piece together to form it into a portion of a cone, the cone portion being of a size to fit over the top of the bottle and to rest upon the tapered neck, the upper edge ofthe piece having an extension -projecting therefrom, said extension having a sheet attached to one of its lateral edges and adapted with said extension to form a folder, and the extension being adapted to be folded so that the folder lies against the elongated piece and thereby to rest substantially within the limits of the tapered neck of the bottle.
11. A bottle collar formed from a piece of iiexible material, and .adapted to iit on the neck of a tapered neck bottle, comprising an elongated strip, an extension projecting from one lateral edge of the strip, said strip and extension being divided by cuts extending inwardly from the ends of the material and defining the upper edge of the strip and the lower edge of lateral projections on the extension, the cuts terminating short of each other to leave a portion of the extension attached to the strip, the projections being adapted to be folded over the attached portion of the extension, and the extension then being adapted to be folded onto the strip, and means joining the ends of the strip to form the same into ,a portion of a cone of such size as to slip over the top of the bottle and rest on the tapered neck thereof.
l2. In a removable display device for a bottle having a tapered neck, a first section having its ends joined together and shaped into a portion of a cone to fit over the top of said bottle and rest on said tapered neck, said section having an upper edge portion spaced upwardly from the shoulder of the bottle between the neck and the body portion thereof, and a folder extending from said upper edge and adapted to be folded over the rst section, said folder being of an extent not greater than the distance between said shoulder and the upper edge of the tapered neck. 13.7A removable bottle collar for use on the neck of a tapered neck bottle having a flange at the top thereof including an elongated piece of flexible material, means joining the ends of said piecetogether to form of it a portion of a cone, the lower part of the cone being of a size to engage the lower part of the bottle neck, and the upper part being of a size to fit over the-flange of the bottle and rest beneath the ange on the bottle neck, said piece having a section extending upward thereon further than other portions vwhereby the linear extent of the upper edge is greater than the circumference of the bottle at the top of the upwardly extending section, a folder, and means securing the folder to the extending section, said folder being limited in size to the vertical dimension of the tapered neck of the bottle so as to be contained within the vertical limits thereof.
14. In a bottle collar, an elongated piece of flexible material, means joining the ends of said piece and forming of it a portion of a cone, a folder, said piece having an extension on one edge to which the folder is attached, said extension, with the folder, being then foldable over the piece on the inside of the cone, and said folder being sized to project beyond the limits of the piece when so folded and thereby to be visible from the outside of the cone.
LEROY P. NEHER`