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Publication numberUS2177589 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1939
Filing dateJul 31, 1937
Priority dateJul 31, 1937
Publication numberUS 2177589 A, US 2177589A, US-A-2177589, US2177589 A, US2177589A
InventorsNelle Jacker
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ground spice container
US 2177589 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 24, 1939. N, CK 2,177,589

GROUND SPICE CONTAINER Filed July 31, 1937 INVEN TOR.

BY Neugazmker A TTORNEY Patented Oct. 24, 1%39 *U'NETED S'E'A'EES GROUND SPEGE CONTAINER of New Jersey Application July 31, 1937, Serial No. 156,668

1% Claims.

This invention relates to a ground spice container which is made with one end of the container provided with a large opening capable of being completely closed or being closed with a perforated-plate as desired by the user. The objCtS Of this invention are, to provide the container with a sufliciently large enough opening to permit the introduction'of an ordinary teaspoon and to provide two slides for said opening, the one slide completely closing the opening, and the otherslide provided with perforations to register with the perforations in the first named slide to permitsprinkling of the contents of the container therethrough; to provide a stop on the one slide which will limit the movement of one slide on the other in two directions, i. e., to have the perforations in the two slides register and to not have them register; to provide a handle or small finger piece on the movable slide to manipulate the same; to provide a=srna1l handle or finger piece on the'other slide to manipulate the same; to make'the several parts of simple and cheapconstruction, and other objects to become apparent from the description.

The-above named objects are capable of being attained by other constructions than those illustrated in the drawing forming a part of this specification and therefore I do not limit myself to the exact construction illustrated and desire that the appended claims be construed broadly. In the drawing Figure 1 is a plan view of the top of container provided with elements to conform with my invention showing the perforations open; Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the perforations closed; Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the large opening open; Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line i of Fig. l, and Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 2. Similar reference numerals refer to similar parts.

As is seen in the drawing the container is a round sheet metal can and the two slides are constructed to be moved about a central pivot; however, the objects of my invention can be obtained in a similar manner by having the container or can of rectangular shape and having the two slides move back and forth in ways provided therefor; however at present it is considered that the construction illustrated is of cheap construction and preferred.

In the drawing; '3 is the container body; I is the top or end closure plate; ii is a hole in said plate 'l of semicircular shape; 9 is the under plate of semicircular shape; it is the upper plate of semicircular shape; both plates 9 and i9 are secured in place and are pivoted. abQU-t the two (Cl. Ebb-64) prongs ii punched up from plate or top I and bent over to form a fastening; l2 indicates the perforations in plate 5 shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2; It indicates the perforations in plate H); M is the bent-up edge of plate 9 to form a finger piece and stop, and i5, 55 are the bent-up edges of the plate l0 to form finger pieces and stops. While the bent-up edges M and it as shown serve as both finger pieces and stops these finger pieces and stops may be differently made without 10 in the least departing from the scope of the invention.

In operation, to completelyclose the container so that no spice can be removedfrom same, the plate 9 is moved about its pivot to completely close the hole 8 in the top '5, and the plate i0 is moved about its pivot by pressing the finger piece i5 against the stop or finger piece it on plate as clearly shown in Fig. 2. To open the perforations so that spice can be sprinkled out of the container the plate 9 is moved about its pivot to close the opening 8 in the top '6, and the plate i9 is moved about its pivot to have its perforations it register with the perforations l2 in plate Sbymoving the finger piece i5 against the stop or finger-piece M. on plate 9 as clearly seen in Fig, 1. To open the large opening 8 the plate 9 is moved about its pivot to have its straight edge approximately register with the straight edge of the hole 8 as clearly seen in Fig. 3.

When the large opening 8 is open as seen in Fig. 3, the overabundance of spice which may be on the work bench or table can easily be returned to the container and also when a teaspoonful or a half teaspoonfui of spice is desired to be taken from the container, the spoon can be insorted through the opening 8 and when withdrawing the spoon from the container the straight edge of opening 8 is used to scrape the spice in the spoon flat with the top edge of the spoon. To be able to insert a spoon into the spice container and by removing the spoon from the container scrape the spice in the spoon level with the top of the spoon is an important feature of this invention. Heretofore such manipulation with spice containers and spoons has been impossible. The movement of two plates one on top of the other on a spice can in a manner to uncover either a plurality of perforations or a large opening quickly and easily is also a novel feature of this invention.

Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

l. A container provided with a large opening in one end, a slide to co-operate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and having a portion bent up to serve as a stop and a second slide to co-operate with the first slide to open or close the perforations in same and provided with a bent up portion to cooperate with the bent up portion of the first slide to serve as a stop for the second slide.

2. A container having a fiat end provided with a large opening, a fiat slide guided to co-operate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and arranged to entirely cover said large opening in the end or entirely uncover said large opening in the end and a second fiat slide to co-operate with said first fiat slide provided with a plurality of perforations to cover and uncover the perforations in said first named fiat slide.

3. A container having a fiat end provided with a large opening, a fiat slide to co-operate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and having a stop and a second fiat slide to co-operate with said first named fiat slide provided with a plurality of perforations to co-operate with the perforations in the first slide to open or close the same and having a stop to co-operate with the first slide.

4. A container having a flat end provided with a large opening, a fiat slide to co-operate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and having a portion bent up to serve as a stop and a second fiat slide to cooperate with the first fiat slide to open or close the perforations in same and provided with a bent up portion to co-operate with the bent up portion of the first slide to serve as a stop for the second slide.

5. A container having a circular shaped fiat end provided with a large segmental shaped opening, a segmental shaped flat slide guided to co-operate with said large opening in the container end provided with a plurality of perforations and arranged to entirely cover said large opening in the end or entirely uncover the same and a second segmental shaped fiat slide to cooperate with said first fiat slide provided with a plurality of perforations to cover and uncover the perforations in said first named flat slide.

6. A container having a circular shaped flat end provided with a large opening, a segmental shaped fiat slide to co-operate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and having a stop and a second segmental shaped fiat slide to co-operate with said first named fiat slide provided with a plurality of perforations to co-operate with the perforations in the first named slide to open or close the same and having a stop to co-operate with the first slide;

7. A container having a circular shaped fiat end provided with a large segmental shaped opening, a segmental shaped fiat slide to cooperate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and having a portion bent up to serve as a stop and a second segmental shaped flat slide to co-operate with the first fiat slide to open or close the perforations in same and provided with a bent up portion to co-operate with the bent up portion of the first slide to serve as a stop for the second slide.

8. A container provided with a large opening, a slide guided to co-operate with said large opening provided with a plurality of perforations and 7 the first slide to open or close the same and having a stop to co-operate with said first named slide stop. 1

10. A container provided with a large opening,

a slide to co-operate with said opening provided with a plurality of perforations and having a portion bent up to serve as a stop and a second slide to co-operate with the first slide to open or close the perforations in same and provided with a bent up portion to co-operate with the bent up portion of the first slide to serve as a stop for the second slide.

NELLE JACKER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6691901Dec 14, 2001Feb 17, 2004Gateway Plastics, Inc.Closure for a container
US8066158Sep 3, 2005Nov 29, 2011Gateway Plastics, Inc.Closure for a container
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/480, 222/506
International ClassificationB65D47/04, B65D47/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265
European ClassificationB65D47/26D4