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Publication numberUS2214437 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1940
Filing dateOct 4, 1939
Priority dateOct 4, 1939
Publication numberUS 2214437 A, US 2214437A, US-A-2214437, US2214437 A, US2214437A
InventorsBidwell Lawrence L, Punte William F
Original AssigneeContinental Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing container
US 2214437 A
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Sept. 10, 1940. w. F. PUNTE ET AL I DISPENSI-NG CONTAINER Filed Oct. 4, 1939 lm N Patented Sept. 10, 1940 DISPENSING comma William F. Punte and Lawrence L. Bidwell, Syracuse, N. Y., assignors to Continental Can Company, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation oi New York Application October 4, 1939, Serial No. 297,950

4 Claims. ,(01. 206-42) drawing, the container is illustrated as including a relatively small tubular body portion l0. The body portion is provided with upper and lower outward peripheral beads ll, i2 adjacent the The present invention relates to new and usei'ul improvements in containers, and more particularly to improvements in a sheet metal dispensing container.

An object of the present invention is to provide a dispensing container wherein end closure members are provided for maintaining the edges of the body wall of the container in abutting relationship and wherein the inherent resiliency of the body wall serves to maintain the same in tight fitting engagement with the end closure members.

A further object of the invention is to provide a dispensing container of the above type wherein the body wall is substantially in the form of a tube and is outwardly beaded around the periphery thereof to strengthen the same and to further aid in preventing the abutting edges of the body wall from slipping past one another.

A still further object of the invention. is to provide a dispensing container of the above type wherein one of the end closure members has the skirt portion thereof shaped to snugly fit over an outward peripheral bead on the body wall so that the closure member is restrained against endwise movement relative to the body wall, but is capable of being rotated relative thereto whereby to control dispensing openings in the closure member and the adjacent portion of the-body wall.

The invention still. further aims to provide a dispensing container of the above type which is of extremely simple construction and which is inexpensive to manufacture.

The 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 1 is a perspective view showing the tubular container with the top end closure member in a position permitting dispensing of the contents.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the container shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectional view, similar to Figure 2, but showing the top end closure member shifted to a position closing the container.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective viewof the dispensing end oi the body portion of the container, showing the butt seam between the longitudinal edges of the body wall.

Figure 5 is a sectional view, taken along the line 55 of Figure 8.

Referring more in detail to the accompanying the body wall and to prevent the abutting longitudinal edges Illa, lllb thereof from slipping past one another. As particularly shown in Figure 4, a simple butt seam is provided between the longitudinal edges Illa, lb of the body wall of the container throughout the entire extent thereof.

The lower end portion iii of the body portion below the lower bead i2 is adapted to receive a bottom closure member M, the skirt portion [5 of which tightly fits over the outer surface of the end portion l3 so as to provide a friction closure. The free edge of'the skirt portion i5, may abut against the bead l2, as shown in Figures 2 and 3.

The upper end portion it of the body wall above the upper bead ll has a portion thereof cut away, as shown at H, to provide a dispensing opening bounded at one side by the longitudinal edge I 0b of the body portion. A top closure member I8 is adapted to fit over the portion It to close the open end thereof. This closure member is provided with a skirt portion i9, the lower end 20 of which is shaped to snugly fit over and enclose the outward bead I I. In this manner, the closure member I8 issecured to the body portion of the container and is restrained against endwise movement relative thereto, but is permitted to rotate. Thus, the bead II and the portion 20 on the closure means for connecting the closure to the container. This closure member I8 is provided with a slot 2| around a portion of the side wall thereof. As shown in Figures 1 and 2, this slot 2i substantiallyregisters with the cut away portion H in the end portion [6 of the body wall of the container so as to permit dispensing of the contents of the container. As shown in Figure 3, the closure member l8 has been shifted to a closed position wherein the slot 2| is out of register with the cut away portion l1 on the body portion of the container.

A container of this type may be conveniently used for holding and dispensing small articles, such astablets or the like'and it is to be noted that the sheet metal body wall is shaped to provide a relatively small tubular body portion 'with the longitudinal edges of the body wall abutting against one another so as to provide a simple l8 provide inter-engaging butt seam', as shown in Figure 4. The top and 1 ends thereof. These beads serve to strengthen 5 bottom closure members l8, II, respectively, serve to prevent expanding of the body wall of the container, and the inherent resiliency of the body wall normally tends to force the same outwardly into tight contact with the skirt portions of the closure members. Thus, the butt seam is maintained in proper position. Furthermore, the outward beads ll, l2 on the body wall of the container, in addition to strengthening the body wall, serve to provide an additional means for preventing the abutting edges of the body wall from slipping past one another. The upper bead II also serves as a means for rotatably maintaining the top closure member l8 on the body' edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, a

top closure member for closing the opposite end of the container and also serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, one of said closure members and the body wall of the container having dispensing openings adapted to. be brought into and out of register for controlling dispensing of the contents from the con-.

tainer, and means for connecting the closure member which includes the dispensing opening to the body wall of the container for movement stantially tubular body portion having the longitudinal edges thereof abutting against one another throughout the entire extent thereof and providing a butt seam, a bottom friction closure member for closing oneendof the container and serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, a top closure member for closing the opposite end of the'container and also serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, said top closure member and the body wall having dispensing openings adapted to be brought into and out of register for controlling the dispensing of the contents of the container, the inherent resiliency of the tubular body portion of the container serving to maintain the edges of the body portion in tight fitting engagement with both of said closure members, and

means for rotatably connecting said top closure member to said body portion whereby to control the dispensing of the contents of the container.

3. A dispensing container comprising a substantially tubular body portion having the'longitudinal edges of the body wall thereof abutting against one another throughout the entire extent thereof and providing a butt seam, a bottom friction closure member for closing one end of the container and serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, a top closure member for closing the opposite end of the container and also serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, the inherent resiliency of thetubular body portion serving to maintain the edges thereof in tight fitting engagement with both of said closure members, said top closure member and the body wall having dispensing openings adapted to be brought into and out of register whereby to 'control the dispensing of the contents of the container, means providing an outward bead around the body wall of the container, and a skirt portion on said top closure member shaped to snugly engage said outward bead whereby to rotatably connect the said top closure member to the body wall of the container.

4. A dispensing container comprising a substantially tubular body portion having the longitudinal edges of the body wall thereof abutting against one another throughout the entire extent thereof and providing a butt seam, a bottom friction closure member for closing one end of the container and serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, a top closure member for'closing the opposite end of the container and also serving to maintain the edges of the body wall in abutting relationship, the inherent resiliency of the tubular body portion serving to maintain the edges thereof in tight fitting engagement with both of said closure members, said top closure member and the body wall having dispensing openings adapted to be' brought into and out of register whereby to control the dispensing of the contents of the container, a pair of outward peripheral beads around the body wall of the container for strengthening the container and for preventing the abutting edges of the body wall from slipping past oneanother, the bottom closure member having a skirt portion abutting against the lower outward bead and the top closure member having a skirt portion shaped to snugly fit and enclose the upper outward bead for rotatably connecting the top closure member to the body wall of the container whereby to control the dispensing openings.

WILLIAM F. PUNTE. LAWRENCE L. BIDWELL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/536, 220/253
International ClassificationB65D47/04, B65D47/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/263
European ClassificationB65D47/26D2