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Publication numberUS2660344 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1953
Filing dateJan 25, 1949
Priority dateJan 25, 1949
Publication numberUS 2660344 A, US 2660344A, US-A-2660344, US2660344 A, US2660344A
InventorsStarner John W
Original AssigneeOwens Illinois Glass Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing closure and container
US 2660344 A
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Nov. 24, 1953 J. w. STARNER 2,660,344

DISPENSING CLOSURE AND CONTAINER Filed Jan. 25, 1949 VJIZ%W// Patented Nov. 24, 1953 DISPENSING CLOSURE AND CONTAINER John W.

Starner, Toledo, Ohio; assignor to Owens-Illinois Glass Company, a corporation of Ohio Application January 25, 1949, Serial No. 72,579

Claims.

My invention relates to containers for talcum or other comminuted materials, and means for dispensing the contents of the container. The invention provides a container which may consists of a molded plastic and which is provided with a closure or cover rotatably mounted thereon for opening and closing a dispensing aperture and. which cover may also consist of a molded plastic.

An object of the invention is to provide improved means for rotatably mounting the cover.

A further object of the invention is to provide a construction which permits the contents of the container to be dispensed in an easy and satisfactory manner.

A further object of the invention is to provide improved means for sealing the outlet opening when the cover is in closed position.

Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter.

Referring to the accompanying drawings:

Fig. l is a top plan View of the container with the cover in closed position.

Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation at the line 22 on Fig. 1, a portion of the container being broken away.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view, on a smaller scale, of the container with the cover removed.

Fig. 4 is a part sectional side elevation of the container with the cover removed.

Fig. 5 is a side view of the cover.

Fig. 6 is a bottom plan view of the cover and liner.

Fig. '7 is a plan view of the liner.

Fig. 8 is a plan view on a comparatively large scale of the fastener.

Fig. 9 is a side elevation of the same in inverted position.

The container I0 as shown, comprises a rectangular body with vertical sides I l, tapered shoulder portion I2 and a rectangular top portion I3 from which rises a substantially cylindrical dome I4 with a flat horizontal top Wall I5. The container is preferably made of a molded plastic such as polystyrene or other plastic, but the invention is not limited to the use of any particular material.

The closure of cover It comprises a substantially rectangular flat top and an integral depending skirt I! which is downwardly flared to align with the tapered shoulder portion I2 of the container. The cover I6 is formed with a cylindrical stem I8 depending from the top at the center thereof. The dome I4 is formed with a central opening I9 through which the stem I8 extends freely to permit rotation of the cover. The container is provided with an elongated discharge opening 2| in the top I5 of the dome, said opening extending in an arc concentric with the central opening I9. The cover I6 is provided with a discharge opening 22 of the same shape as r the opening 2| and which is brought into and out of register therewith by rotation of the cover. The openings 2| and 22 when brought into register provide a dispensing aperture.

A liner 24 which may be made of paper or other suitable material, for sealing the opening 2|, is mounted within the cover I6 and is glued or cemented to the cover. The liner is formed with an opening 21 in register with the cover opening 22.

The cover I6 is rotatably held in position on the container by a fastener 30 in the form of a disc which consists of resilient sheet metal or material. As shown in Fig. 8, the fastener is formed with parallel slits 3|. A square section of the disc is cut away to provide a central opening to receive the stem I8. The construction provides a series of prongs 33 which may be sprung outwardly as shown in Fig. 9. When the cover I6 has been assembled with the container, the fastener 30 is placed in position on the stem I8. The fastener 30 may be introduced through the lower open end of the container before the bottom plate of the container is placed in position. The prongs 33 grip the stem I8 and hold the parts in assembled position. The top I5 of the dome is formed on its under surface with an annular boss 35 against which the fastener disc 30 is held.

When it is desired to dispense a portion of the contents of the container, the top is rotated as indicated by the arrow (Fig. to bring the openings 2| and 22 into register. The rotation of the top is limited in both directions by a stop lug 36 formed on the under surface of the cover and which fits in an arc-shaped recess 31 formed in the periphery of the dome I4. The end walls of the recess 31 form stops which cooperate with the stop lug 36 to limit the rotation of the cover'in both directions. In both said limiting positions of rotation of the cover the side edges of the cover are parallel with the sides of the container body, and the cover skirt I! in register with the tapered walls of the shoulder portion I2.

As shown in Fig. l, corrugating marks are provided on opposit walls of the rectangular body I and on opposite sides of the rectangular cover. These marks are brought into register when the openings are out of register (Fig. l). The consumer may thereby determine at a glance whether the openings are in or out of register.

Modifications may be resorted to within the spirit and scope of my invention as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. The combination of a container comprising a substantially rectangular body and a rectangular top covering said body, said top including a central cylindrical dome having a diameter less than the width of the top and a marginal horizontal surface surrounding the dome and extending horizontally outwardly to the sides of the container, said dome having a horizontal circular top wall formed with a central opening therethrough, a rectangular cover seated on the top wall of the dome, said cover having a flat horizontal under surface which makes slidable sealing contact with the top wall of the dome, said cover being formed with a depending marginal skirt overlying the marginal horizontal surface of the top, the outer wall surfaces of the skirt 1a substantially rectangular body and a rectangular top covering said body, said top including a central cylindrical dome having a diameter less than the width of the top and a marginal horizontal surface surrounding the dome and extending horizontally outwardly to the sides of the container, said dome having a horizontal circular top wall formed with a central opening therethrough, a rectangular cover seated on the top wall of the dome, said cover having a flat horizontalunder surface which makes slidable sealing contact with the top wall of the dome, said cover being formed with a depending marginal skirt I overlying the marginal horizontal surface of the top, the outer wall surface of the skirt being substantially flush with the outer wall surfaces of the container therebeneath, said cover having a central cylindrical stem depending therefrom and extending through said central opening, and a fastener mounted on said stem and holding the cover seated on the container while permitting rotation of the cover, said top and cover each being provided with an arc-shaped opening concentric with said stem and brought into register by rotation of the cover, said cover being formed with a stop lug on the lower side thereof, and the top of the dome being formed with an arc-shaped recess at its outer edge forming a guideway for said stop lug.

3. The combination of a container having a horizontal top wall formed with a central opening therethrough, a cover seated on the container and having a central stem depending therefrom through said opening and rotatable therein, a fastener comprising a flat disc of thin resilient sheet metal, said disc having an opening through which said stein extends and gripping prongs engaging said stern, said top Wall of the container being formed with an annular boss on the under surface thereof surrounding said central opening, said boss being downwardly convex in cross section and thereby presenting a rounded bottom surface against which the disc bears and which makes a circular line contact with the disc.

4. The combination of a container comprising a body and a top covering said body, said top including a central cylindrical dome having a diameter less than the width of the top and a marginal horizontal surface surrounding the dome and extending horizontally outwardly to the perimeter of the container, said dome having a horizontal circular top wall formed with a central opening therethrcugh, a cover seated on the top wall of the dome, said cover having a fiat horizontal under surface which makes slidable sealing contact with the top wall of the dome, said cover being formed with a depending marginal skirt overlying the marginal horizontal surface of the top, the outer wall surfaces of the skirt being substantially flush with the outer wall surfaces of the container therebeneath, said cover having a' central cylindrical stem depending therefrom and extending through said central opening, and a fastener mounted on said stern and holding the cover seated on thecontainer while permitting rotation of the cover, said top and cover having openings brought into register to provide a dispensing aperture when the cover is in one position and, moved out of register when the cover is rotated to another position, thereby closing said aperture.

5. The combination set forth in claim 4, said cover being formed with a stop lug on the lower side thereof, and the top of the dome being formed with an arc-shaped recess at its outer edge forming a guideway for said stop lug,

JOHN N. STARNER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/548
International ClassificationB65D47/04, B65D47/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265
European ClassificationB65D47/26D4