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Publication numberUS2600866 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 17, 1952
Filing dateMay 18, 1950
Priority dateMay 18, 1950
Publication numberUS 2600866 A, US 2600866A, US-A-2600866, US2600866 A, US2600866A
InventorsCornelius Gaasbeck
Original AssigneeCornelius Gaasbeck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container opener
US 2600866 A
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June 17, 1952 c. GAAsBEcK CONTAINER OPENER Filed May 18, 1950 Patented June 17, A1952 CONTAINER OPENER Y Cornelius Gaasbeck, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application May 18, 1950, Serial No. 162,710

7 Claims.

This invention relates to container openers, and the main object is the provision of a useful, practica1 and simple implement having means -for puncturing the tops of tin cans, means for lifting the lids off bottles, jars, and the like, and further having adjustable means whereby the implement may be readily adapted to accommodate the size of the `container or cap to be Worked upon.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container opener so constructed as to permit of removal of a bottle cap, jar lid or the like without damage to the cap or lid so that the same may be reapplied as a closure.

The above broad as well as additional and more specific objects will be clarified in the following description, wherein characters of reference refer to like-numbered parts in the accompanying drawing. It is to be understood that the drawing is intended solely for the purpose of illustration, and that it is therefore neither desired nor intended to limit the invention necessarily to any or all of the exact details of construction except insofar as they may be deemed essential to the invention.

f Referring briefly to the drawing, Fig. l is a perspective view of a container opener embodying the useful features of this invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line.2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the slidably adjustable gripping tongue of the implement, per se.

Fig. 4 is a sectional View taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2. K

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary elevational view of a tin can, with parts broken away and partly in section, showing also in side elevation the tool of this invention applied thereto in the operation of puncturing the top of the can.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary elevational view of a bottle, showing the tool in side elevation applied thereto in the operation of removing the bottle cap.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary elevational view of a jar, showing the tool in side elevation applied thereto in the operation of removing the lid.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral I indicates the tool or implement of this invention, which comprises an elongated ilat body having an opening I2 on one end whereby it may be hung from a hook or the like. The other end I3 of the body Il is deformed to extend generally downward therefrom at an angle thereto. The deformed end I3 tapers to a nose I4. The base I of the end I3 extends at approximately 45 degrees to the body II, and the intermediate portion I6 of the end I3 lies at an angle of approximately degrees to the base I5, and the nose I4 at an angle of approximately 60 degrees to the body I I'. As a result, the nose I4 is turned downward, with respect to the body I'I. at a greater angle than the base I5 of the end I3. The bight |`I between the base I5 and the intermediate section I6 of the end I3. is rounded, at least to a small degree.

A central longitudinal slot I8 extends part way of the length of the body I I from a point near the base of the end I3. A carriage I 9 comprises a flat plate 20 whose width is greater than that of the slot I'8 and which may be equal to that of the body II. A rectangular block 2| whose width is very slightly less than the Width of the slot I8 so that it may register in the said slot, is formed integrally with the upper surface of the plate 20. A screw 22 passes upward through a hole 23 in the plate 20 and an aligned hole 24 through the block 2| and projects a distance above the latter. 'I'he carriage I 9 is slidably mounted on the body I I by registering the block 2| in the slot I8. A wing nut 25 engages the screw 22 to clamp the carriage I9 to the body I`| at any position along the slot I8, and a washer 26 is preferably interposed under the nut 25.

The forward end 21 of the plate 20 is deformed substantially as shown to provide a grip 28 positioned below the plane of the plate 20 and approximately parallel therewith.

In use, the carriage I9 is rst positioned along the slot I 8 to accommodate the device to the size of container to be opened, in an obvious manner. When applied to puncture the top of a can, as shown in Fig. 5, the grip 28 is engaged under the bead 29 of the can, whence a forceful anti-clockwise rotation of the implement about the edge of the grip 28 causes the nose I4 to puncture the can.

When used to remove a bottle cap, as shown in Fig. 6, the grip 28 is engaged under the overhang of the cap 30. It is to be noted that the bight between the body II and the base I5 of the end I3 is well rounded, as shown at 3|. The carriage I 9 is here so positioned that the rounded bight 3|' engages the rim of the cap 30, so that on swinging the implement in a counter-clockwise direction the forward end of the body I I serves to support a substantial portion of the cap surface including that under the bight 3|. Thus, the cap is removed by the implement without damaging it so that it may be reapplied to the bottle as a seal.

In removing the lid 32 of a jar 33, as shown in Fig. 7, the grip 28 is again engaged under the overhang of the lid, with the carriage i9 so positioned on the body l I that the section I6 engages the opposite edge of the rim of the lid. Thus, here also the engagement of the rim at the point opposite the grip 28 controls the lid so that when the counter-clockwise movement of the implement removes the lid the latter remains undamaged so that itv may again be applied as a seal on the jar.

Obviously, modications in form or structure may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention.

I claim:

l. An implement of the class described comprising an elongated flat body having the forward end thereof deformed and; extendmg downward at an angle to the plane of the body, said` deformed end tapering toward its extremity thereby providing a nose at the extremity of said deformed end, said body having a longitudinal slot therethrough extend-ing partway' of the length of the body from apoint rearwardof .said deformed end, a carriage slidably mounted on said body and having a blockthereon registering slidably in said slot,A rel'easable means for locking said block a-nd hence said carriage at any longitudinal position within the range o said slot, said carriage having an extension thereon extending downward from the plane of said body, said extension having thev extremity thereof extend-ing forward approximately parallel with said plane.

The implement set forth in claim 1 said deformed end of said body being rounded at the,

juncture thereof with said body;

3. The implement set forth in claim 1,l said deformedv end of said body being' rounded at the juncture thereofwith said body; said deformed end comprising in addition to said nose a base section and anA intermediate section, said base section extending at approximately anl angle of 45 degrees to said plane of the b,ody said intermediate section extending at approximately an angle of 120 degrees to said base section, and said nose extending at an angle of approximately degrees to said plane of the body.

4. The implement set forth in claim 1, said means comprising a screw extending from said block through said slot and a nut on said screw to clamp said body between said carriage and said nut.

5. The implement set forth in claim 1, said means comprising a screw extending from said block through said slot upward from and at right angles to said plane, a washer having a diameter greater than the width of said slot positioned on said screw above said plane, and a nut on said screw above said washer to clamp said body between said carriage and said nut.

6'. A container opener comprising an elongated flat body having the forward end thereof deformed and extending downward at an angle to the plane of the body, said body having a longitudinal slot therethrough extending partwayof the length of the body from a point rearward of said deformed end, a carriage slidably mounted onv said body, said carriage comprisingA a block registering slidably in said slot, a plate secured to the lower end of said block and having its upper surface in slidable contact with the lower surface of said body, said plate having a width greater than the width of said slot and having an extension thereon extending downward from the plane thereof, said plate extension having the extremity thereof extending forward approximately parallel with the planel of said body, said carriage having means for locking the same on said body at any longitudinal position Within the range of said slot.

'7. The device set forth in claim 6, saidmeans comprising a screw extendingupwardl from saidblock; and a nut on said screw to clamp said' body between said plateandsaid nut.

CORNELIUS' GAASBECKl Noy references cited'.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2964763 *Dec 1, 1958Dec 20, 1960King Kan Opener IncCombined can punch and cap remover
US3305924 *Nov 5, 1964Feb 28, 1967Caravella Frank SCan piercing device
Classifications
U.S. Classification7/152, 30/450, 81/3.42
International ClassificationB67B7/44, B67B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/44
European ClassificationB67B7/44