US 2252915 A
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A 19, 1941- 'F. o. CONILL v I 2,252,915
CONTAINER FOR LIQUIDS Filed Ma 11, 1937 some! A 19, 1941.
.umrso STATES PATENT OFFICE Fm com", N" York, N. Y.
1937, but constitutes an improvement thereover.
An object of my invention is to provide a container .for liquids which is cheap and easy to manufacture tion.
Another object of my invention is to provide and which is of sturdy construca container for liquids which can also be employed as a drinking vessel.
Yet another object of my invention is to provide a liquid container which can be opened without theuse of an opening instrument.
To accomplish the above and other objects in view, my invention comprehends providing a receptacle for containing liquids with means whereby the device can be converted into a drinking vessel. In the preferred embodiment of my invention, I provide apertures in the top closure of the container which are adapted to be normally sealed by means of a toggle member, yet which can be uncovered with ease to convert the container into a drinking vessel.
In order to render my invention more easily understood, there is shown in the accompanying drawing several forms of devices which may be used for carrying the same into practical effect.
In the drawing in which like numerals designate similar parts:
Figure 1 is an elevational view in'section show ing'the preferred form of my invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device shown in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the manner of opening the apertures inthe top of my container. I
' Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the operation of my container during the pouring step. v
Referring to the drawing and'more particularly to Figure 1, I have shown a container designated l. The container is provided with a concave top closure 2 and a lower closure 3. As clearly'shown, the container] is made of glass or similar material and is molded into a single member. 7
Diametrically opposed apertures I are provided The closure I comprises a cap member 1 which is adapted to fit over each of the apertures 4. Each of the capsisprovided with the usualcork filler 8 for affording a leakproof joint. Ears I are formed on each of the caps I.
A link It is pivotally mounted in the ears I as at H, andcarries a free end. 4
Another link It is pivotally mounted in the ears 9 of the other cap I as depicted at I l. The link It is pivoted at its free end, as shown at II, to the link It.
' It is believed apparent from the above that the above described closure toggle link arrangement.
The closure 6, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, when in the extended position, will afford a fluid tight fit and seal each of the apertures l.
When it is desired to pour the liquid from the container l, the user by merely grasping the gripping portion I! will pivot the links In and I3 about point i5. This pivotal movement of the links ill and I3 removes each of the caps 1 from the apertures 4.
apparent that by the employment of my invention, the receptacle which is used to contain the liquid may be readily converted into a drinking vessel. Moreover, by having a closure member which may be actuated'to open and closethe apertures in the topclosure, it is possible to reuse the container. The container can be cheaply constructed and its outward appearance in the concave top portion 2. The apertures are l is adapted to close the apertures I.
is substantially the same as a conventional vessel.
In view of the foregoing, it is believed apparrent that I have devised a liquid receptacle which may be easily and readily opened. Furthermore, my container is highly efli'cient and can be cheaply manufactured. In addition, the receptacle may be converted into a drinking container.
1. A receptacle having a concave outer wall provided with two oppositely positioned openings facing each other, a closure for each opening, and a toggle linkage connection said closures and adapted to press said closures onto the openings.
2. A receptacle having a pair 0! spacedopenings in a wall thereof, said openings facing each other, a closure for each opening, a pair oi toggle links pivoted together, means for pivoting gripping portion II at its structure is in eflect a 2 H theireeendsotsaid links to the closures. and
. means for limiting movement ofth'e links to a point slightly past their dead center to retain the closures pressed onto the openings.
3. A receptacle having a pair of spaced openaflording a finger gripfor breaking the toggle jointl the closure members. said seatsiacing each other,
"ings in a wall thereof, at
opening, a seat surrounding each opening for a' link pivotally connected to each closure member, and means pivotally connecting said links together in the form of a toggle linkage, whereby 4. A receptacle having a pair of spaced opendisplacement of said pivotingmeans to increase the angle between the two links will force the closure members apart onto their seats.
5. A receptacle having a pair of spaced openings in a wall thereof, said openings facing each other, a closure for each opening, and a toggle linkage connecting said closures and adapted to press said closures onto the openings.
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