US 2204784 A
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J1me 18, 1940- A. ABRAMS 2,204,784
DOUBLE ENDED JAR 0R SIMILAR ARTICLE Filed larch 14, 1938 INVENTOR A ABEET QBPAJMJ ATTORNEY Patented June 18, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
The invention relates to receptacles such as jars or like articles serving as a container for small packaged materials. More particularly the invention is directed to the novel construction of a double ended jar of the character described.
Among the objects of the invention there is the provision of a double ended jar of the character described which shall comprise few and simple readily assembled parts forming an attractively appearing convenient container, which shall be inexpensive to manufacture especially being suitable to form a relatively cheap, small, and convenient dispensing package for quantity 16 production yet being neat and attractive in appearance, and which shall be practical and efIicient to a high degree in use.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the constructions hereinafter described and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a double :0 ended jar constructed to embody the invention.
Figs. 2 and 3 are cross sectional views taken on line 2-2 in Fig. 1 and line 3-3 in Fig. 2, respectively.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing a modified construction of this invention, and
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the jar construction shown in Fig. 4, partly broken away to expose the anchoring means.
Referring in detail to the drawing I0 denotes a double ended jar constructed to embody the invention. Said jar I0 is seen to comprise a single body portion II which preferably is made of any suitable molded or cast material having a prism or cylindrical form (hereinafter referred to prism-shaped") and is here shown as being a non-metallic cylinder having two unequal sized chambers, receptacles or compartments I2 and I3 recessed in opposite ends of said portion II as shown in Fig. 3. The terms prismatic" and "prism-shaped body as used in this application hereinafter, is intended to include "cylindrical" and cylindrical-shaped bodies.
The jar I0 may be utilized as an inexpensive container for packaging any small materials in 5; convenient form in quantity production, and as -jar body portion II, or as shown in the modified here shown serves as a receptacle for a shoe polish P packed in the larger compartment I2, an applicator A, such as a sponge, being retained in the smaller compartment l3. The outer rims on the opposite ends of the body portion I I may have n rabbets Ila and Ill) formed therein with suitable means, such as screw threads He and N11, for releasably engaging and retaining closures I4 and I5 for said compartments l2 and I3, respectively. Said closures I4 and I5 may be of the form shown lb in Fig. 3 in which the top closure cover cap I4 for upper compartment I2 is provided with a flange Ila shaped and sized to neatly fit into the rabbet Ila, the inner side of the cap I4 carrying threads Hb forming a screw connection with the screw 1 threads No. If desired an interliner I6 may be provided in the cap I4 for sealing and cushioning the screw connection and to protect the cap against corrosion when the same is formed of sheet metal such as tin plate. 20
The bottom closure cover cap I5 for lower compartment I3 may be similar to cap I4 described above with a screw connection between the threads lid and the thread I5b of the flange I5a shaped to neatly fit into rabbet IIb, except 25 the outer side I5b of said cap I5 is made flat or the outer surface formed with a slight inward recess to serve as a flat surface base from the jar.
If desired moisture from the sponge A in com- 33 partment I3 may be made available to the polish P in compartment I2 by the provision of one or more bores or fine passages I'I extending through partition wall I8 between said compartments, or said chamber separating partition wall I8 may be made porous.
With packaged materials using jar Ill it is often desirable to provide direction to use the contents or to advertise other products. To this end the jar I0 may be provided with anchoring means for a leaflet booklet B or the like having a string S. Said anchoring means may comprise a long passage I9 extending centrally through the partition I8 to the outside of the construction in Figs. 4 and 5 a short through passage 20 extended between the partition I8 and the walls of the compartments I2 and I3. The string S of booklet B is extended through said passage 20 and fastened against accident 50 disengagement to retain the booklet B to the jar Ill yet permitting said booklet to be folded around the outside of the jar body portion II yet readily accessible for reference. See Fig. 5.
From the above description and the drawing the utility of the invention is readily understood. The larger compartment I2 is filled with shoe polish P or other material when used for any different purpose and the top cover cap ll applied thereto. The sponge A or a different article when used for other purposes is housed in smaller compartment 13 under the bottom cover cap 15. Where the polish P is to be kept damp or moist, one or more passages ll of fine bore are provided as described above and shown in Fig. 3, said passages l1 communicating compartment II with, l3. The sponge A used is preferably thicker than the depth of said compartment I3, that the sponge A when wet and enclosed in compartment I3 is compressed to bring the moisture to the surface thereof making the same available to compartment I2 through passages II.
The booklet B when secured to the jar I0 is anchored by engagement of the string or a wire S within the passage I9 or 20. See Figs. 3 and 4. Instead of said passages l9 or '20, one or more surface grooves 2|, on the jar body portion ll may be provided as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 for receiving the string S of the booklet B in the well understood manner.
It will thus be seen that there is provided means whereby the several objects of this invention are achieved and which are ,well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A package of the character described comprising a jar formed of a molded, one piece body portion having openings extending in from opposite ends thereof and a separating partition located between said ends to provide chamberreceptacles of unequal size, the rim portion oi said ends being rabbeted and formed with screw connections, a moisture dissolving shoe polishing material filling the larger of said chamber-receptacles, an applicator housed in the smaller chamber-receptacle, said shoe polish chamberreceptaele having the end opening thereof at least of as large cross-sectional area as the areas of other cross-sectional portions of said chamber receptacle to give unrestricted access to the interior thereof inwardly from said end opening, and a pair of substantially equal sized shallow cap covers each having flanges seated to engage said screw connections to serve as closures for the receptacles, the caps having main body portions abutting against the ends of the rim portions, at least one of the caps having a substantially flat surface to serve as a base for the package at one end of the jar, the outer surfaces of cap flanges extending even with the outer surface of said body portions.
2. The package defined in claim 1 in which said separating partition is made porous to a degree to permit moisture contained in the applicator to pass therethrough from the smaller chamber-receptacle for preconditioning said shoe polishing material in the larger chamber-receptacle.