US 2455769 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 7, 1948. HERMAN] 2,455,769
DISPENSING CONTAINER I Filed May 25, 1945 IN V EN TOR.
Zoazlsffrmani BY 2am, Willi 2w Patented Dec. 7, 1948 OFFICE.
DISPENSING commune" Louis lierinani, Baltimore, 'Mdl assig nor to (3n tinen-tal Can Compan 1m York, ,NJYLI acorporation f N Theinvention relates to new and useful imrovements in, dispensin containers and more particularly to apouring-spout construction there- An object of the invention st!) providers. dispensing containertwithaspoutwhich can readily be attached to the outside of the top end of the container and which may be swung in a. vertical -ipla ne from a housed position-within and beneath the endiseam joiningthetop end to the body of "the container to-aposition =over hanging =the same for pouring.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a dispensing container with the improved spout construction and with the spout in nested position within and beneath the end seam. Said end being broken away to show the hinged connection for the spout;
Figure 2 is a sectional view on the line 2--2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure l but showing the spout in pouring position and the end broken to provide a pouring opening and also to provide a vent opening;
Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a plan view of the spout from the container.
The invention is shown as applied to a sheet metal container which includes a body portion I having a top end 2 secured thereto by an end seam 3. The top end is deformed or shaped inwardly so as to provide a recess in which the pouring spout may be partially housed. The side walls 4 and 5 of the recess are substantially vertical. The portion of the bottom wall indicated at 6 inclines from the line upwardly toward the end seam 3. The portion 8 of the bottom wall inclines from the line I upwardly toward the opposite side of the container end. The bottom wall is scored as indicated by the broken line 9 so that when this part of the end is pressed upon it will be ruptured along the scored line and forced downwardly into the container thus providing a pouring opening Ill. At the inner end of the recess there is a dome shaped portion ll adapted to be punctured at I2 to provide a vent opening.
The pouring spout for receiving and directing the liquid dispensed through the pouring opening includes a bottom portion 13 and side walls [4, l4. These side walls M are at substantially right angles to the bottom of the spout. The side walls are inclined from the receiving end [5 of the spout to the discharge end l6 thereof. The side detached .dentations Application.May.25,1945, he t s-.816; 3'Claims. (CL-*2-b2 4t8l V 2' wail sfl, 5 ofthe recess in the containerend-ar-e inclined siml'larfto the walls of the spout. These sidewalls 4 :5:ofthe-recess-are provided with in- .IT one of which is shown sec-- tion in Figural: The-side walls of thespout are provided "with projections 18; I 8 which maybe readily snap ed intotheindentations N, 11 when his desired to attachthe spout tothe container end; :This-formsa pivot on which the spout may be swungrrom the position shownin- Figures :1
and "2' 'to the position shown- Figures 3 and 4. when the spoutis positioned as shownin Fig ures 1" and 'is partiallyhoused in the recessor depression in the container end and is wholly housed beneath a plane containing the upper edge of the end seam. This housing of the spout enables one container to be placed upon another without interference of the spout. The spout is also provided with detents l9, l9. These detents are wedged between the side walls of the recess and will hold the spout yieldingly in its I nesting position or in its pouring position. The
spout at its outer end is folded underneath as indicated at 20. When the spout is in nested position it will rest upon the dome shape portion H and when in its pouring position the bottom of the spout will rest upon the inclined portion 6 of the container end and the outer end of the spout will project well beyond the end seam.
It is noted that the inner end of the bottom wall terminates at 2| which is close to the outer face of the end. The pouring opening I0 is spaced inwardly slightly from this end 2| of the spout and the portion 8 of the bottom of the recess inclines upwardly so that the pouring opening I0 is so related to the inner end of the spout when said spout is in pouring position that the flow stream during dispension will contact the spout outwardly from the inner end and be directed out through the spout.
It is obvious that minor changes in details of construction and shape of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
1. A dispensing container comprising a body portion, a top end seamed thereto, said end having a recess extending from a line adjacent the end seam inwardly therefrom, said recess being defined by sidewalls and a bottom wall, said bottom wall having inner and outer portions integrally joined and inclined upwardly from the line of juncture, a spout hingedly connected to said side walls adjacent the line of juncture of the bottom portions and adapted to be swung seam inwardly therefrom, said recess being d efined by side walls and a bottom wall, said bottom wall having inner and outer portions inte rally joined and inclined upwardly from the line of juncture, a spout hingedly connected to said side walls adjacent the line of juncture of the bottom portions and adapted to be swung so as to overlie the inner inclined portion of the bottom when in closed position and so as to overlie the outer inclined portion and project beyond the end seam when in pouring position, said inner inclined portion being scored adjacent the line of juncture so that it can be ruptured when desired for providing a pouring opening, said inner portion of the body having an upwardly dome-shaped portion on which the spout rests while in closed position which dome-shaped portion is scored so that it may be punctured for venting-the container to aid in pouring, said recess, dome-s aped portion and spout being dimensioned so that when the spout is in closed position itlies beneath the plane containing the outer edge of the end seam to facilitate the stacking of containers one on another.
3. A dispensing container comprising a body portion, a top end seamed thereto, said end having a recess extending from a line adjacent the end seam inwardly therefrom, said recess being defined by side walls and a bottom wall, said bottom wall having inner and outer portions integrally joined and inclined upwardly from the line of juncture, a spout hingedly'connected to said side Walls adjacent the line of juncture of the bottom portions and adapted to be swung so as to overlie the inner inclined portion of the bottom when in closed position and so as to overlie the outer inclined portion and project beyond the end seam when in pouring position, said inner inclined portion being scored adjacent the line of juncture so, that it can be ruptured when desired for providing a pouring opening, said spout having protuberances adapted. to engage the side walls of the recess for selectively holding said spout in closed position and in pouring position.
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UNITED STATES PATENTS 7 Date Geertsen- Nov. 23, 1943