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Publication numberUS2294393 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1942
Filing dateApr 6, 1939
Priority dateApr 6, 1939
Publication numberUS 2294393 A, US 2294393A, US-A-2294393, US2294393 A, US2294393A
InventorsErne Charles H
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2294393 A
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Sept. 1, 1942. c. H. ERNE 2,294,393

' I CONTAINER Filed Aprii 6, 1939 JizgZ INVENTOR.


Patente cl Sept. 1, 1942 i CONTAINER Charles H. Erne, Maywood, N. J., assignor to American Can Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Jersey Application April 6, 1939, Serial No. 266,364

2 Claims.

This invention relates in general to containers and more particularly to an outer sheet metal container for holding and protecting an inner filled container and helping to dispense its contents.

While the present invention is adapted to be used in connection with a great many different types of containers filled with a. variety of products, it is exemplified herein in connection with a scouring powder container having a fibre body and metal ends. Such powder containers are usually kept in or about kitchen sinks where they come in contact with water or moisture or wet hands which tend to soften and soil its fibre body and adversely affect its contents. Also the metal ends when exposed to this moisture have a tendency to rust.

It is an object of the present invention to provide an outer container, for receiving, holding and protecting a scouring powder or other inner filled container, which will effectively prevent its coming in contact with Wet or moist surfaces and at the same time function as a convenient manipulating device for dispensing the contents of the protected inner container.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of such a holding and manipulating device which will keep the inner container in a steady, non-shifting position at all times :Still another object of the present invention is the provision of such ,a holding and protective device, which is of attractive appearance and lends itself to ornamentation in colors or designs.

Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as it is better understood from the following description, which, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevational View of a preferred embodiment of the present invention with parts broken away and others in cross section to show details of construction.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional View showing a modified top construction; and

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the container shown in Fig. 1.

Referring in more detail to the preferred embodiment of the invention exemplified in Fig. 1, A represents generally the outer container or manipulating device or holder and B the inner container to be protected and from which the contents are to be dispensed.

The outer container A comprises a sheet metal body II having a full bottom I2 preferably permanently joined to it in a double seam I3. The bottom I2, inwardly of the double seam l3 has a countersunk wall, which is substantially fiat except for an annular groove I4 concentric with the body wall and spaced inwardly from it. This groove is of a depth and width tosnugly receive the bottom joint or seam of the inner container B.

The body II is provided withscrew threads l5 around its upper annular margin adapted to be engaged by corresponding threads of the depending flange I6 of a clamping cover or ring IT. The

\ latter, inwardly of its threaded flange I6, has

a horizontal wall or shoulder I8, a depending inner wall I9 which is substantially parallel with the threaded flange I6 and terminates in an annular horizontal clamping flange 2|, bent inwardly at substantially right angles to the wall I9 and adapted to bear down upon the top of the inner container A loop shaped band 22, having attaching flanges 23, is secured to the side wall of the body II, functions as a manipulating handle C, and completes the construction of the outer container,

The inner container B, exemplified as a scouring powder container, comprises a tubular or cylindrical body 24 made of "fibre stock, a countersunk metal bottom or end 25 joined to the body b th usual crimp seam Zli, and a metal top or end 21 also joined to the fibre body by a like crimp seam 28 In a scouring powder container the metal top 21 is provided with a series of sifter holes 29 through which the powder may be sifted. Fig. 2 illustrates vairiod-ified. top construction, with all the parts the sam eas' those described in connection with Fig. 1, except that the depending inner wall I9 of the cover terminates in an inwardly offset and downwardly curved "annular clamping flange 2'If which engages the top seam 28 of the inner container.

In actual use the inner filled container B is inserted in the outer container A with the bottom seam 26 resing in the groove I4. The cover or ring member I! is then threaded over the outer container until the flange 2| engages and clamps down upon the top 2], with the result that the groove l4 and the wall 19 which fits snugly within the seam 28, hold the inner container 13 against radial or lateral shifting and the flange 2| in the construction shown in Fig. 1 and the flange 2| in the construction shown in Fig. 2 hold the inner container clamped tightly against axial movement. It will be noted that the bottom I2 of the outer container being a full or solid one and being in permanent and liquidtight interlocked engagement with the body ll, effectively protects the inner container against water or moisture or other adverse elements. It will also be seen that the cover flange 2| or 2| being of narrow annular width will leave the sifter openings 29 fully exposed for dispensing the contents therethrough when the outer container ismanipulated-by its handle C into dispensing position.

It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the -spirit,and scope of the invention or sacrificing all of its material advantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

I claim:

1. A holder for dispensing containers, comprising-- a permanent outer container :body threaded at its open upper end adapted to receiveand hold against displacement an inner replaceable filled container of materially less diameter and having a countersunk top wall from "which thecontents-aretobedispensed, said outer container having an imperforate bottom wall permanently secured thereto in a liquid tight joint, and an integral annular clamping ring having threaded engagement with the open end of-said outer container and adapted to expose a :portion of the inner container top for dispensing purposes, saidring terminating at its inner portion in a depending integral annular clamping 'fiange spaced inwardly from said 'threadedly enagainst relative displacement an inner replaceable filled container of materially less diameter and having a perforated countersunk top wall from which the contents are to be dispensed,

said outer container having an imperforate bottom w-all permanently secured thereto in a liquid tight joint, said bottom wall having an annular groove spaced radially inwardly from the wall of the outer container and adapted to receive and hold against displacement the peripheral portion of -the bottom'of'the'inner container, and an integral annular clamping ring-having threaded engagement with 'the open upper end of said outer container body to expose the perforated portion of the inner container top wall for dispensing purposes, said ring having an inwardly disposed integral depending annular flange 'spaced inwardly from said threadedly engaged portions and adapted to peripherally engage within the countersunk top wall of said inner container to clamp the latter between said'flange 'and s'aid bottomgroove against lateral and axial shifting when said ring is screwed home on said outer containerbody.


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U.S. Classification222/183, 220/23.87, 222/565, 220/737, D07/591
International ClassificationB65D77/04, A45D33/16, A45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D77/0493, B65D7/00
European ClassificationB65D77/04F1A, B65D7/00