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ug- 8, 193'9. F.- J. o'BRlEN ET AL 2,168,608
Y CONTAINER AND DETACHABLE POURING SPOUT Filed July 25, 1938 Patented Aug. 8, 1939v UNITED sTATEs CONTAINER AND DETACHABLE POURING SPOUT Frank J. OBrien, Pelham, and William F. Punte, Syracuse, N. E., assignors to Continental Can Company, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application July 25, 1938, Serial No. 221,254
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in dispensing containers, and more particularly to improvements in a container having a closure and a pouring spout adapted to be 5 attached thereto for dispensing the contents of the container.
An object of the present invention is to provide a container of the above type having a bung closure to which a pouring spout may be rotat- 10 ably and detachably secured for dispensing the contents.
A further object of the invention is to provide a container of the above type wherein the bung closure is provided with an inwardly extending l5 bead and wherein the pouring spout is provided with spacedholding lugs adapted to engage beneath the bead on the bung for rotatably and removably attaching the pouring spout to the closure.
'I'he above and other objects of the invention will in part be obvious, and will be hereinafter more fully pointed out.
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure l is a top plan view of a container with the pouring spout turned to a closed position.
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view of the container showing the pouring spout turned to a dispensing position.
Figure 3 is a further enlarged fragmentary tu sectional view showing the connection between the pouring spout and the closure.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the bottom of the pouringspout. i In the accompanying drawing, one form of the nu invention is shown for purposes of illustration. In this form of the invention, there is shown a container having a cylindrical body portion I0, although it is to be clearly understood that the body portion may be of any suitable configuration.
im A can end II is secured to the body portion by the usual double seam I2. The-can` endl II is provided with an upstanding neck portion I3 which extends around the edge of a lling opening therein. t5 A closure is provided for the opening in the can end, and this closure is 1n the form of a bung having a vertical wall portion I4 and a AbottomY wall I5 which is disposed within the container.` l
bead I6 which is spaced from the bottom wall I5. This inward bead I6 provides a holding ledge or flange,'the purpose of which will be hereinafter more fully pointed out. The bottom wall I5 of the bung closure is provided with a scored portion which may b'e punched through to provide a dispensing opening I'I.
A pouring spout I 8 is constructed so that it may be removably and rotatably attached to the bung closure. The spout I8 is provided with a dispensing portion I9 and with a depending cylindrical wall portion 28. The bottom wall 2l of the spout is provided with an opening 22. The depending ve'rtical wall portion 20 of the spout I8 is slit at intervals and the metal between the slits is forced outwardly to provide outwardly extending lugs 23. These lugs 23 provide resilient holding fingers which are adapted to engage beneath the bead I6 on the vertical wall portion I4 of the bung closure, as shown particularly in Figure 3. The depending wall portion 20 of the pouring spout is of a diameter less than the diameter of the vertical wall portion I4 on the bung closure.
When the container has been filled and the bung closure seamed thereto, the pouring spout I8 may either be attached directly to the bung closure, or it may be furnished separately for subsequent attachment thereto when it is desired to open the container and to dispense the contents thereof. In attaching the spout to the bung closure, the depending cylindrical portion 20 of the spout is forced inwardly of the bung closure 4so that the resilient holding lugs 23 will pass over the inner edge of the bead I 6 and become engaged beneath the bead, as shown in Figure 3. Thus, the lugs 23 maintain the spout in position on the container and permit rotation of the spout relative to the bung closure. When the spout is rotated to the position shown in Figu're 1, the opening 22 therein isout of register with the opening I1 in the bottom wall I5 of the bung closure so' that the container is closed. When, however, the spout is rotated to the position shown in Figure 2, the openings 2 2 and I1 are in alignment so that the contents of the-container may bepoure'dthrough the spout portion I9. `'When th containerjisfenipiiy, the spout I8 may berem'oved from the bung'iclosure and used again with another container of the same general type. I
While one form and described for purposes of illustration, it is to be clearly understood ithat minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts of the invention has beenshnwn may be made without departing from the scope oi' the invention as setforth in the appended claims.
1. A container comprising a body portion. a container end secured to said body portion and having a filling opening therein, a closure having a bottom wall and a depending side wall portion iitting within the lling opening in said container end and having the side wall thereof secured to said container and around the lling opening therein, the depending side wall portion of said closure being provided with an .inwardly extending bead spaced above the bottom wall and -the bottom wall of said closure having a scored portion adapted to provide a dispensing opening, and a spout having a depending side wall portion adapted to extend within the side wall portion on said closure and having a plurality of spaced outwardly extending resilient holding lugs adapted to engage beneath said bead for rotatably and removably attaching the spout tothe closure, the bottom of said spout being shaped to provide an opening adapted to be brought into and out of register with the dispensing opening in the bottom wall of said closure whereby to control the dispensing of the contents oi' the container.-
2. A container comprising a body portion, a container end secured to said body portion and having a iilling opening therein, said container end being provided with an outward ange.
around the said filling openinga closure having a bottom wall and a depending side wall portion fitting Within the opening in said container end and having the side wall thereof secured to said outward iiange, the depending side wall portion o'f said closure being provided with an inwardly extending bead spaced above the bottom wall thereof and the bottom wall of said closure having a scored portion adapted to provide a dispensing opening, and a spout having a bottom wall and a depending side portion adapted to extend within the closure and having a. plurality of spaced outwardly extending resilient holding lugs adapted to engage beneath said bead for rotatably and removably attaching the spout to the closure, the bottom wall of said spout having a dispensing opening for controlling the dispensing of the contents of the container through the dispensing opening in the bottom wall of said closure.
FRANK J. O'BRIEN. WILLIAM F. PUNTE.