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Publication numberUS2301087 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1942
Filing dateAug 2, 1940
Priority dateAug 2, 1940
Publication numberUS 2301087 A, US 2301087A, US-A-2301087, US2301087 A, US2301087A
InventorsSnyder James E
Original AssigneeWingfoot Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cover for bottles
US 2301087 A
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Nov. 3, 1942- J. E. SNYDER COVER FOR BOTTLES Filed Aug.

Patented Nov. 3, 1942 COVER FOR BOTTLES James E. Snyder, Akron, foot Corporation, Wi

tion of Delaware Ohio, assignor to Winglmington, Del., 2, corpora- Application August 2, 1940, Serial No. 349,592

1 Claim.

This invention relates to a cover for bottles, made from sheet material, preferably transparent. It protects the bottles and labels from dust, etc. and also prevents their being soiled when handled by clerks and prospective customers. The cover'may be made of any sheet material such as regenerated cellulose, cellulose esters or ethers, preferably containing a heat-sealable coating, rubber hydrochloride, plasticized polymerized vinyl derivatives, etc. Although an uncolored transparent sheet is generally preferred, a sheet colored with opaque pigments may be used, as well as a sheet which has been tinted with dyestuffs, etc.

The covering of this invention is so formed that it can be slipped over the top of a bottle and fastened by bringing the bottom edges of the cover together over the bottom of the bottle.

The invention will be further described in connection with the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 illustrates the bottle cover;

Fig. 2 is a front view of a covered bottle;

Fig. 3 is a side view of the same; and

Fig. 4 illustrates a modified form of cover.

The cover shown in Fig. 1 is formed from two pieces of sheet material, identical in shape, which are superimposed over one another andunited along certain of their edges. The sheets compose a hood portion I and a'body portion 2. They are sealed along the side edges 3 and 4 and along the top of the hood 5 and the sloping sides of the hood 6 and 7. If a heat-sealable material, such as rubber hydrochloride film, is used for making the cover, the seams are advantageously formedby the application of heat to unite the edges of the film. An adhesive or solvent may be used.

The shoulder portions 8 and 9 are advantageously made parallel with the bottom l0. These shoulder portions are never sealed and the bottom edges of the hood and I2, which slant up from the shoulders and connect them with the sloping sides 6 and l, are never sealed.

To use the cover the two sheets of film are separated along the bottom in and slipped over the top of a bottle as shown in Fig. 2. If the bottle has perpendicular sides the perimeter of the body portion 2 of the cover is just enough larger than the perimeter of the body of the bottle to form a suitable cover for the bottle. The top 5 of the hood flattens out over the top of the bottle and the side seams of the hood, 6 and 1, are flattened out and cover the space over The notches at the shoulder prevent the" for the shoulders and around the neck of the bottle. 55

bottle between the shoulders. The angle and size of the notch will depend upon the ratio of the width of the bottle shown in Fig. 2 to its thickness shown in Fig. 3 and will also depend upon the angle between the top of the bottle and the shoulder. The notches may be so cut that a small opening is formed at the shoulder as shown in Fig. 3.

If, instead of having the shoulders 8 and 9 parallel with the bottom in of the cover, these shoulders slant up toward the edges Ii and I2, the shoulders 9 will overlap the edges I2 of the hood and the shoulders 8 will overlap the edges ll. These shoulders may then be united to the edges of the hood by heat-sealing, adhesive or transparent tape.

After the cover has bottle, the bottom edges Hl are ioided under in any suitable manner and fastened with adhesive, or by heat-sealing or with a tax stamp, or in any other suitable way.

Instead of using two pieces of film, a single piece may be used and loided at one euge or at the top or in any other convenient place.

If adhesive is used for uniting contacting surfaces of him, instead of heat-seahllg, the cover may be made as shown in big. 4. n single sheet of the film is Iolded at the edges w and united with adhesive along the seam 21. The top edges 22, 23 and 24 are then united with adhesive.

Instead of providing a mat top to the cover, such asshown in Figs. 1 and 4, the top might come to a point or be rounded. The rial. top does not lie fiat on a hat bOttlE! stopper, but because the cover must be flattened out, there are ears 25 at both sides of the top OI the bottle which are preiel-aoly folded to the bottle as shown in Fig. 2. if preferred, instead of sealing the top of the hood 5, the top may be leit open so that the flaps may be folded hat across the top or otherwise united and sealed. If the bottle is closed with a cork which extends above the top of the bottle, a pointed cover, rather than one with a fiat top. may be preferred.

The drawing is illustrative. The invention in cludes various modifications of the cover shown, although essentially the cover comprises a body portion which is united at both sides and a hood portion which comprises two sloping edges, such as the edges 6 and 1, which are united through at least a portion of their length. If the walls of the bottle are not straight and perpendicular the edges 3 and 4 of the cover are not necessarily been snugly fitted to the cover may be made from a preformed tube, if desired.

I claim:

A bottle cover which comprises two flat similar portions of film, each comprising a rectangular body portion and a hood portion, the sides of which hood converge toward the top, the lateral edges of the body portion of one of the flat portions of the film being united to the corresponding lateral edges of the other flat portion of the film and the converging sides of one hood portion being united to the corresponding converging sides of the other hood portion, each of said flat portions having registering notches in the opposite lateral edges thereof at the zone of juncture of the body and hood portions thereby separating the hood from the body portion, said cover when in operative position being free from wrinkles due to the notches forming openings between the hood and body portions of the cover at the shoulders of the bottle covered thereby. JAMES E. SNYDER.

Referenced by
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US3063614 *Jul 25, 1961Nov 13, 1962Orsini ReneVolumetrically deformed flat sachet having at least one flat face
US4696403 *Sep 16, 1986Sep 29, 1987Sonoco Products CompanyBottle bag
US4872766 *Nov 18, 1988Oct 10, 1989Sonoco Products CompanyTwo-compartment plastic bag
U.S. Classification229/89, 493/189
International ClassificationB65D75/30, B65D75/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/30
European ClassificationB65D75/30