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Publication numberUS2147849 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1939
Filing dateAug 23, 1937
Priority dateAug 23, 1937
Publication numberUS 2147849 A, US 2147849A, US-A-2147849, US2147849 A, US2147849A
InventorsDominic Leo William
Original AssigneeDominic Leo William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tobacco container
US 2147849 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb.'21, 1939. 4 LE0 2,147,849

TOBACCO CONTAINER Filed Aug. 25, 1937 (II/{1 0m D. Leo,



Patented- I 'eb. 21, 1939 UNITED STATES" PATENT OFFICE This invention relates to closures designed for containers in whichtobacco, or similar pulverized -or finely ground materials are packaged, the primary object of the invention being-to provide a v closure which may be readily and easily manipulated by the thumb of the person removing the contents oi. the container. An important object of the invention is to provide a cover of a construction which will permit the contents or the container to be poured therefrom so that when used as a cover for tobacco cans the required amount of tobacco for filling a pipe or cigarette paper, may be removed, without waste or without spilling the tobacco.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein described, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit oi. the invention.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a tobacco closure constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a view showing the closure as moved to its open position.

I Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through a tobacco can equipped with the closure.

Figure 4 is a plan view of a modified form oi! the invention.

Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view through the modified form of closure.

Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view through the modified form of closure;

Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 designates a tobacco can, and the refleg portions ll, bent laterally into engagement with the plate 8. the headed member 8 acting as a finger piece whereby the plate 8 may be p o operated.

; The member 9 operates in the elongated opening H formed in the hinged closure 8. so that by means oi the headed member 9 that has its sliding movement oi. the closure 8 will be permitted.

In the form 01 the invention as shown by Figure 4 of the drawing, a plate I! is provided which plate I2 is provided with spurs l3 at its corners, adapted to be extended through the end of a container constructed of cardboard or heavy paper material, securing the plate in position.

A discharge opening [4 is formed in the plate,

through which material beingpoured from the 10 container, may pass. The plate I! is also pro-' vided with an elongated opening through which the headed member i5 operates, the headed member being secured to the sliding closure l6 which operates between the flanges l'|,.depending from 15 the longitudinal side edges of the plate l2.

From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a sliding closure for a container which may be readily and easily operated by the thumb 20 of the'hand holding the can, to the end that the required amount of tobacco or material to be poured, may be insured at all times.

While I have shown and described the closure as used in connection with tobacco cans, it is to 25 be understood that the closure may be used in connection with containers used in packaging finely ground materials, such as salt, pills and pellets, cereals or the like.

It might be. further stated that the material 30 of which the container is constructed may be tin, cardboard or the like, and the size and shape of the opening covered by the closure, may be changed to meet various requirements, without departing from the spirit of the invention. 35

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:

A closure for containers having discharge openings, said closure comprising a plate. secured directly under the opening and having an opening 40 registering with the discharge opening of the container, said plate having depending flanges, a sliding-closure plate of a width-to extend over the entire space between the flanges, whereby the sliding closure plate is held against lateral movement, prongs extending from the first mentioned plate and adapted to be extended through the container securing the first mentioned plate in the discharge or material through the openings.


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U.S. Classification229/125.12, 229/125.19, 222/561, 229/125.14, 206/267
International ClassificationB65D47/28, B65D47/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/286
European ClassificationB65D47/28D