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Publication numberUS2601939 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1952
Filing dateJan 6, 1949
Priority dateJan 6, 1949
Publication numberUS 2601939 A, US 2601939A, US-A-2601939, US2601939 A, US2601939A
InventorsGrob Merle L
Original AssigneeGrob Merle L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can holder and punch
US 2601939 A
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July 1, 1952 M. L. GROB CAN HOLDER AND PUNCH Filed Jan. 6. 1949 Merle L. Grab INVENTOR.

BY non Wavy MA Patented July 1, 1952 ,l UNITED STAT-ES. PATENT OFFICE it -K 2,s01,9s9 I can HOLDER AND PUNCH Merle L. Grob, Peoria, 111.

Application January 6, 1949, Serial No. 69,468

1 Claim.

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in can holders and punches and embodying a dispensing receptacle in which a can may be placed for serving the contents directly from the can.

An important object of the invention is to provide a receptacle or shell for placing over a can and embodying means for puncturing the can as the shell is placed thereon, for pouring the contents of the can directly therefrom by means of a spout formed with the shell and also for venting air from the can to facilitate pouring of the contents.

A further object of the invention is to provide a dispensing holder and punch for a can which completely encloses the can, which possesses a neat and attractive appearance to enhance its desirability for table use, and which, at the same time, is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same isintended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective vew;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view;

Figures 3 and 4 are transverse sectional views taken respectively on the lines 33 and 4-4 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on a line 5-5 of Figure 3; and

Figure 6 is an enlarged detail of the interlocking connection between the shell and its base.

Referring now to the drawing in detail wherein, for the purpose of illustration, I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates a shell having a top 5 integrally formed therewith and open at its bottom for resting on a bottom flange 1 of a ring-like base 8.

The outer surface of the shell 5, adjacent its lower edge, is formed with a plurality of locking lugs 9 received in a bayonet slot I!) on the inner side walls of the base 8, the slot Ill having an inclined upper edge It under which the lug 9 rides to pull the shell downwardly as the lug enters the entrance I2 of the slot and the shell 5 and base 8 then turn relative to each other to lock the lug in the slot in a usual manner.

A spout [3 projects upwardly at one side of the top 6 of the shell and to which a hollow punch I4 is connected to extend downwardly in the to form a can-penetrating prong l5.

A vent opening I6 is also formed in thetop 6 at a diametrically opposite side from the spout I3 and to which is also attached a hollow punch l! which also extends below the top 6 and is also formed with a can-penetrating prong l8.

Gaskets l9 are provided for the punches l4 and I1 and are held thereon at the under side of the top 6. r

In the operation of the device, the shell 5 is removed from base 8 and a can 20 placed in the base to rest on the flange l and the shell 5 is then placed over the can and forced downwardly to cause the punches l4 and I! to penetrate the top of the can. The openings formed in the top of the can by the punches are sealed by the gaskets l9.

The shell 5 with the can positioned therein is then turned in base 8 to lock the shell to thebase and the can is thus firmly held in the shell during handling thereof while pouring the contents of the can from the spout l3.

To facilitate removal of the can from shell 5, finger openings 2| are formed at diametrically opposite sides in the lower edge of the shell for gripping the can after first removing base 8, and

then pulling the can downwardly to free the top of the can from the punches l4 and H.

The base 8 is formed with inwardly projecting lugs 22 to center the can on the base.

In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention, the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and within the scope of the appended claim. I

Having described the invention, claimed as new is:

A can punch and pouring dispenser comprising a base ring for seating a can, a shell closed at its top and having an open bottom for positioning of the shell downwardly over the can and into the ring and for removal of the can out of the shell when the shell is removed out of the ring, a hollow punch in the top of the shell for punching the can, internal bayonet slots in said ring each having an upwardly opening end Whatv is 3 4 and an inclined upper edge, bottom lateral lugs REFERENCES CITED carried by the Shell for positioning downwardly The following references are of record in the in the open ends of the slots and rotation against file of this patent:

the upper edges of said slots by rotation of the can whereby to lock said shell in said ring, said 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS shell having bottom edge finger openings therein Number Name Date for gripping the can to pull the same out of the 1,072,588 Duncan Sept. 9, 1913 shell, said openings being hidden from view by 1,745, 56 Shuler Feb. 4, 1930 the ring when the bottom of the shell is posi- 1,823,861 Michelin Sept. 15, 1931 tioned in the ring, 10 1,960,152 Grundhand et 211. May '22, 1934 2,144,155 Jahnke et a1. Jan 17, 1939 MERLE L. GROB. 2,266,570 Searls Dec. 16, 1941 2,299,789 Black Oct. 27, 1942

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US2676732 *Feb 16, 1952Apr 27, 1954Hal Greenwood IncPitcher
US3184110 *Nov 29, 1962May 18, 1965Gabriel L DeryPitcher assembly for a liquid container
US5025945 *Jul 13, 1988Jun 25, 1991Lyon Christopher JBeverage containers
US5292021 *Apr 26, 1990Mar 8, 1994Lyon Christopher JHolder for liquid containing package
US20040074905 *Jan 28, 2002Apr 22, 2004Haggard Tim Michael DebonnaireContainer
USD748949Jul 1, 2014Feb 9, 2016United Food Group, Inc.Coffee additive dispenser
U.S. Classification222/86, 220/278
International ClassificationB67B7/86, B67B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/28
European ClassificationB67B7/28