US 2657837 A
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Nov. 3, 1953 R. BERNHARDT 2,657,837
DISPENSER CLOSURE TOP WITH POURING SPOUT AND SLIDABLE CLOSURE Filed Aug, 18, 1949 IN V EN TOR. Ruglglph Bernhardt Patented Nov. 3, 195.;
DISPENSER CLOSURE TOP WITH POURING SPOUT AND SLIDABLE CLOSURE Rudolph Bernhardt, Chicago, Ill. Application August 18, 1949, Serial No. 111,013
It is frequently desirable to provide jars or containers for honey, or the like, with pouring tops for convenience in discharging the contents. Such tops add to the salability of the contents of the containers, and as they form part of the package, it is desirable that they be made at a low cost in order to avoid the necessity of substantially increasing the selling price.
The present invention pertains to devices of this kind and the principal objects are to provide a neat and attractive closure top which may be made at low cost and which will be particularly efiective in use.
Other objects are to provide a device of this kind which can be readily assembled and disassembled as for cleaning, or the like, and to provide such other advantages and improvements as will be described more fully in the following specification.
In the accompanying drawings illustrating this invention,
Fig. 1 is a side view of a portion of a jar or container such as used for dispensing honey and provided with my improved pouring or dispensm (301 Fig. 2 is an inside or bottom view of the top;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a top with the closure swung to disengaging position;
Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view of the top;
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing the closure member sprung to disengaging position;
Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on the line 65 of Fig. 5; and
Fig. 7 is a perspective view showing the bottom of the closing blade.
As shown in these drawings, H3 represents a jar or pitcher having the usual threaded neck portion for receiving the correspondingly threaded cap II. This cap has a slightly raised or domeshaped central portion I2 with a pouring spout l3 at one side of the cap. The cap has a transverse slot l4 extending diametrically across the same and terminating adjacent to the pouring spout as best shown in Figs. 2 and The surface I5 adjacent to the slot is made fiat to provide a guideway and seat forthe closing slide or blade It. The cap and slide are preferably made of suitable plastic material which may be molded and which will give'the slide the desired amount of flexibility. The slide has a downwardly or inwardly extending T-shaped fastening and guiding member or button IT. The head of the button is flattened on the sides so that it may be inserted through the slot I4 and then turned to n a ng posit on to hold he slide on the seven turned under the same for holding the The slide is shaped or formed at one end as shown at [8 for engagement with the thumb or finger for operating the same. It also has a downwardly extending lug l9 which fits in the slot it in order to hold the slide in normally operating position.
As shown in Fig. 4, the button or guide member I! has been inserted through the slot which may he done with the slide in position as shown in Fig. 3 and then the slide is turned until the lug or projection 19 fits in the slot, thus holding the slide in position for longitudinal movement. When the slide is moved forward as shown in Fig. 4, it securely covers the spout l3 and will prevent discharge of the contents of the container. When such contents are to be poured out, the slide is drawn back to open the spout and after a suflicient amount has been discharged, it is moved forward and serves to cut off the material and thus prevent undue dripping. When it i desired to remove the slide as for cleaning, the closure end is raised as shown in Fig. 5 until the lug I 9 is out of the slot and the slide may be turned to position shown in Fig. 3 whereupon it may be removed from the top. It will be understood that the slide is made of suitable material so that it will be sufliciently resilient to permit such removal and when again placed in position, will serve as a closure and cutoff member.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A dispenser closure top consisting of a cap for engagement with a container, having a transverse fiattened surface with a pouring spout at one end thereof and having a transverse slot adjacent to the spout, a closure blade adapted to cover the slot and spout when in closed position, said blade having a thumb-piece for actuating the same and having an integrally formed T- shaped button with a head having flattened sides whereby it may be inserted through the slot and blade in operating position, theblade also having a lug adapted to engage with the slot to hold the blade in operative position, the blade being sufficiently flexible so that the lug may be raised out of the slot for removing the blade from the cover.
2. In a device as per claim 1, a slide or closure member formed of resilient plastic material and having a T-shaped button formed integrally therewith, the head of said button being flattened on the sides so that it may be inserted through the slot when the slide i at right angles to the slot and then. turned under the adjacent portion of the cap to hold the slide in operating position, and a retaining projection spaced at a distance from the button, substantially as described.
3. The combination with a jar having a threaded neck, a cap threaded for engagement with the neck and having a guideway across the top thereof terminating in a pouring spout, a transverse slot in the guideway, a closure member formed of resilient plastic material adapted to engage with the guideway to cover the slot and spout, a button on the closure member adapted to engage with the slot having a head which extends beyond the slot and engages the adjacent wall of the cap to hold the closure member in operative position and may be turned into alignment with the slot for disengaging the closure member from the cap, and a lug adjacent to the button also adapted to engage with the slot when in operative position, the closure member being sufliciently flexible so that the lug may be raised out of the slot to permit turning of said member to disengaging position.
4. A server top having a pouring spout at one side thereof and having a guideway extending across the top, a transverse slot in the guideway, a blade engaging with the guideway and adapted to close the spout and slot, said blade having a substantially T-shaped inwardly extending fastening and guiding member with a head which is flattened on the sides so that it may be inserted through the slot and then turned to engaging position to hold the blade in operative position on the server top and may be turned so that the head is in alignment with the slot for disengaging the blade from the server top, a projection spaced from the fastening member and also adapted to engage with the slot to prevent turning of the blade, the blade being formed of resilient plastic material whereby the projection may be raised out of the slot to permit turning of the blade to unfasten the same from the top.
5. A pouring top for a container, consisting of a cap to be applied to the container outlet and having a raised top with a pouring spout at one side of the cap, said cap having a transverse slot extending across the top which terminates adjacent to the pouring spout, a guideway across the top of the cap, a closing blade slidably engaging with the guideway, and an integrally formed inwardly extending button on the blade having a head with flattened sides which may be extended through the slot and rotated to engage with the cap to hold the blade in slidable operative position, said blade being adapted to be rotated to turn the button so that it may pass through the slot into disengaging position whereby the blade may be detached from the cap.
Peterson Date Mar. 2, 1943 Number