Cork for bottles
US 265007 A
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(No Model) l C. H. BENNETT.
' CORK FOR BOTTLES. No. 265,007 Patented Sent. 26, 1882.
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. UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES H. BENNETT, OF OHELTENHAM, PENNSYLVANIA.
CORK FOR BOTTLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 265,007, dated September 26, 1882.
' Application filed August '1, 1882. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES H. BENNETT, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Oheltenham, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, have invented-certain Improvements in ()orks for Bottles, of which the following is a specification.
One object of my invention is to provide a cork with an eye or ring, whereby it can be readily drawn without the use of a corkscrew, a further object being to make a tighter-fitting cork than usual.
In the-accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the parts of my improved cork detached from each other; Fig. 2, a sec.- tional view of the cork with the eye-bar and its disk in elevation and detached from the cork; Fig. 3, a sectional view of the cork complete, the eye-bar and its disk being in elevation; Fig. 4, a transverse section of the same; and Fig. 5, a sectional plan on the line 1 2, Fig. 3.
An ordinary cork is objectionable because its removal cannot be effected without the use of a corkscrew, and the aim of my invention is to overcome this objection by providing the cork with an eye, so that a firm hold upon the same can be obtained when it is desired to draw the cork. ,y
A represents a cork, andB a bar, having at the lower end a T-head, a, and at the upper end an eye, I), a disk, (1, being secured to the bar immediately below the eye. In the cork is a central recess,f, of the same width as the T-head a of the bar, and of such depth that V when said T-head is at the bottom of the recess the disk 01 will press upon the top of the cork. In the upper ed geof the-cork is an annular groove, g, to which is adapted a ring, h, of rubber or like elastic material, the said ring being of such dimensions that it will pro- V ject slightly above the top of the cork and slightly-beyond the outer surface of the same.
In fitting the parts together the ring it is first adapted to the groove 9, and the T-head of the barB is then thrustiuto the recess f of the cork until it reaches the bottom of the same, the disk d bearing upon and slightly compressin g the rubber ring it. The bar B is then turned quarter-way round, so that its T- head will bite into and embed itself in the cork, which thus serves to retain the bar in place, the resiliency of the rubber ring h causing an upward pressure to be exerted on the disk d, so as to bind the T- head of the bar against the cork and prevent the accidental turning back of the same into the recess f. The rubber ring, fitting around or embracing the body oi the cork, counteracts any tendency of the latter to split when the eye-bar is drawn'upwa-rd to pull the cork from the bottle and binds the cork around the bar, and also serves to insure a tighter joint between the cork and the neck of the bottle than can be obtained with the cork alone. For these reasons the use of the rubber ring is preferred,altl1ough it is not essential to my invention, as the eye-bar may in some cases be used without the rubber ring. When the ring is used it may be forced into the groove 9 after the eye-bar and its disk have been applied to the cork, instead of before the application of the same thereto, as set forth.
In some cases a slot extending completely through the cork may take the place of the recess f, the T-liead of the bar B in such cases bearing against the bottom of the cork when said head is turned around at right angles to the slot.
I claim as my invention- 1. A cork consisting of a recessed or slotted body, A, and a bar, 13, having an eye at one end and a T-head at the other, secured in the body of the cork, substantially as described.
2. A cork consistingof a body, A,.a Theadcd eye-bar secured therein, and a rubber ring, h,
embracing a portion of said cork-body, substautially as and for the purpose set forth.
3. The-combination ot' the cork body A, having an annular groove around its upper edge,