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Aug. 29, 1950 H. E. JACOBSEN SPOUT, INCLUDING A SPLIT CIRCULAR CHANNEL-SHAPED ATTACHING BAND 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 2, 1947 lnventa r Harold E. Jacobsen Y o By g wm W a Att omqys Aug. 29, 1950 Filed July 2, 1947 H. E. JACOBSEN SPOUT, INCLUDING A SPLIT CIRCULAR CHANNEL-SHAPED ATTACHING BAND "2 Sheets-Sheet 2 "z'll I I-b Fig.5.
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Inventor Harald E. Jacobsen w mw Patented Aug. 29, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SPOUT, INCLUDING A SPLIT GIRCIJIJAR GHANNEIbSHAPED ATTACHING BAND Harold Elacobsen, Kingsley, Mich. ApplibatilmJuly 2, 1947, SerialN'o. 758,497
This invention: relates to new and useful 1mprovemcnts in spouts and more. particularly to a detachable spout for containers.
The primaryfeature of? the presentinvention is to provide a spout including a split circular chamei-shaped attaching band which; is so designed as to trictionally grip the edge of the opening in the container.
Another important feature of the present invention i toprovide a devicerof the character referred to which replaces the usualzcouer of a paint or the like and whenpropeizly tightened will provide a solid practical pouring spout which will eliminate waste and; drippings caused when heavy are poured from a full can oi the ordinary flat top variety.
A further ieature lot the. present intention is to provide a spoutthatxjiscquiekly attached to :a container or rcmovedtlfrom the container, and said spout extending upwardly and outward-1y at an-slight angle with the containersothat any liquid on the spout conveniently (drain. back into the interior of the container when. the. container placed with its'lrottom on a flat surface.
A still further feature of the present invention is to provide a spout thati's simple and practical in construction, neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well .adaptedmfor the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction andoperation as more fuily hereinafter described and elaimed; reference being had to the accompanying drawings torrn-ing part hereof, wherein like numerals reier to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the improved spout applied toa usual flat top container having its cover removed therefrom to accommodate the spout;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a rear view of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a longitudinal vertical sectional View taken substantially on the plane of section line Figure sis a fragmentary top plan viewshowing the locking means for retaining band in 1130511?- tion ton the container in slightly modified tonn- Reterringnow to the drawings --in detail, whens. in for the purpose of illustration, there is dis- .closed' a preferred embodiment of the present inventiomthe numeral it represents a circular band substantially channel-shaped. in cross. section and split at its rear portion to form atlia cent edges i2 and M.
Integrally formed with. the band is sutetantiaily concave-convex surface forming a spout is, that: extends slightly upwardly and forwardly an incluied angle the horizontal plane of the band and said spout pravised with a rent or arcuate. cut-rout portion it its rear end; time :forward endoi the spout terminates inanipple is thazt pnojeets outwardly from the band, as best shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings.
In-order to use the spout attachment it is first necessary to memovethe cover normally held at the upper end of a substantially fiat top container 48, so that the band may snugly grip the inner edge 243 01 the opening provided in top of the container when the cover thereto-r is removed.
A sealing compound 22' of any suitable typei-s preferably placed on the inner side of the band to tightly adhere to theedge "2h for holding the band'in position thereto and to prevent and liquid center of arm 24 is a pair of spaced parallel sleeves 32 between which extends the centrally disposed outwardly projecting sleeve 34 at one terminal end of a second arm 36. A pivot pin 38 hingedly connects the arm 36 to the arm 24.
Asleeve (not shown) projects outwardly from the opposite end of arm 36 and is pivotally mounted by a pin 40 between the spaced parallel sleeves 42 projecting outwardly from the vertical edge [4 of the band.
A finger gripping knob 44 is carried by the 3 free end of arm 24 for actuation of the arms to spread or contract the band.
By pushing outwardly with knob 44 one face of arm 24 will bear against one face of arm 36 whereby the band will be spread to frictionally engage the edge of the container.
To release the band from the container, it is merely necessary to pull the knob 44 inwardly whereby the band will be contracted to disengage edge 20 of the container.
Reference is now directed to Figure 8, wherein there is disclosed a modified means for locking the band It to the container top. In this form, a pair of spring arms 46 and 48 are suitably secured to the adjacent edges 12 and 14 of the band and the free ends of these arms project into the opening of the top of the container when the band is applied to the edge 2!! of the container. Finger gripping knobs 50 are provided at the free ends of these arms to facilitate contracting the band for engagement with or removal from the edge 20 of the container. The band being of such resiliency to normally frictionally en- 7 I described and the scope of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A device of the class described comprising a split band of resilient material adapted to grip the inner edge of the opening in a container, an upwardly and outwardly inclined pouring nipple integrally formed with the band for pouring liquid held in the container, a cover integrally formed with said band and said nipple and forming a baiiie for directing liquid to said nipple during the pouring of liquid from the container, and fastening means holding the ends of the band together, said cover having an opening surrounding the fastening means and permitting access to the fastening means.
2. A device of the class described comprising a channel-shaped band in cross section adapted to grip the inner edge of the opening in a container, an upwardly and outwardly inclined spout integrally formed with the band for pouring liquid from the container, and a cover integrally formed with said band and forming a baflie for directing liquid to said spout during the pouring of a liquid from the container.
3. A device of the class described comprising a channel-shaped band in cross section adapted to engage the inner edge of the opening in a container, said band being arcuate and having spaced end portions an upwardly and outwardly inclined spout integrally formed with the band for pouring liquid out of the container, said spout having a concavo-convexed rear portion,
' and a vent provided at the rear portion of said spout to facilitate easy pouring of the liquid in the container and for visibility into the container.
4. A device of the class described comprising a circular band channel-shaped in cross section adapted to engage the inner edge of the opening in a container, said rear portion of the band being split to provide adjacent edges, an arm pivoted at one end to one of said edges, a second arm pivoted to said opposite edge, the free end of said second arm being pivoted to said first arm,'finger gripping means carried by the free end of said first arm for actuation of said arms, and an upwardly and forwardly inclined spout integrally formed with the band for pouring liquid from the container, said spout including a rear portion overlying the band, said rear portion having a vent disposed diametrically opposite from the spout to facilitate easy pouring of the liquid from the container and for visibility into the container.
5. A device of the class described comprising a circular band channel-shaped in cross section adapted to engage the inner edge of the opening in a container, said rear portion of the band being split to provide adjacent edges, means for spreading and contracting said band, and an upwardly and forwardly inclined substantially concavo-convex spout integrally formed with the band for pouring liquid from the container, said band provided with a sealing compound for adhering the band to the inner edge of the opening in the container.
HAROLD E. JACOBSEN.
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