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Publication numberUS2684167 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1954
Filing dateMar 17, 1950
Priority dateMar 17, 1950
Publication numberUS 2684167 A, US 2684167A, US-A-2684167, US2684167 A, US2684167A
InventorsBruns Lawrence A
Original AssigneeCrosse & Blackwell Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Composite bottle
US 2684167 A
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July 20, 1954 A. BRUNS COMPOSITE BOTTLE Filed March 17, 1950 Lwzwwe A Bruns Patented July 20, 1954 COMPOSITE BOTTLE Lawrence A. Bruns, Baltimore, Md., assigner to The Crosse & Blackwell Company, Baltimore, Md., a corporation of Maryland Application March 17, 1950, Serial No. 150,288

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to a composite bottle, the title connoting a bottle which in eiiect is two containers, integrally related so that they can be vended as a unitary package, An obvious utility for such a bottle is for packaging cocktail components, one part being for the licuid constituent, the other for the cherries, olives, or etc. Other uses for such a bottle are within the purview of the invention.

O/ne of the objects of the invention is to provide a composite bottle comprising a large or primary bottle, for the cocktail liquor, for example, and a smaller, secondary bottle for the cherries or etc., the secondary bottle preferably being shaped to give the effect of an extension of the neck of the primary bottle, the secondary bottle being coupled to the closure of the primary bottle, becoming a unitary part of said closure so that the secondary bottle may be used as a handle in opening or closing the primary bottle.

Another object of the invention is to provide, in a composite bottle of the type described, a passage between the two bottles above the closure of the primary bottle through which to pass the revenue stamp essential to the sealing of the primary bottle, where the contents are alcoholic.

Other objects of the invention will appear as the following description of a preferred and practical embodiment thereof proceeds.

Referring to the drawings which accompany v and form a part of the specification and throughout the several figures of which the same reference characters have been used to denote identical parts:

Figure 1 is a front elevation, partly in section, showing a composite bottle embodying the principles of the invention;

Figure 2 is a similar view of the upper part of the composite bottle, viewed from the side;

Figure 3 is a cross-section taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the smaller bottle.

Proceeding now to the detailed description of the invention, the composite bottle as a whole is indicated by the numeral l. It comprises a lower or primary bottle 2, which is generally the larger, and the upper or secondary bottle 3, which is generally smaller than the primary bottle. The primary bottle has a neck 4 with threads 5, and is closed by a screw cap 6 of conventional construction, having the embossed threads 1, which engage the threads of the neck. The secondary bottle 3 rests upon the screw cap coaxially therewith. The bottle 3 has such cross-sectional dimensions as to lie within the upward projection of the neck of the primary bottle. 'I'his gives the secondary bottle the appearance of being a neck extension of the primary bottle.

The secondary bottle at its base is provided with the external circumferential bead 8. A ring nut 9 iits over the bottle and rests upon the bead 8, said ring nut being screwed to the external threads of the screw cap 6, securing the secondary bottle firmly to the screw cap and making it a unitary part of the closure of the primary bottle. The screw cap has a polygonal boss l, pressed upwardly therefrom, and the bottom of the secondary bottle 3 is provided with a complementary polygonal recess Il, into which the boss l0 fits, the interiitting of said boss and depression preventing relative rotation between the screw cap and the secondary bottle. The secondary bottle may therefore be employed as a handle, being twisted to unscrew or screw the closure oi the primary bottle.

The secondary bottle is formed with a depressed channel I2 in its bottom face, said channel extending diametrically across the bottom of said bottle, the depth of said channel being such as to extend above the top level of the ring nut 9, as shown in Figure 2, thus forming an open ended passage between the primary and secondary bottles and across the top of the closure cap of the primary bottle. This passage is for the insertion of a revenue stamp I3, indicated in Figure 1, the ends of which are pasted to the sides of the primary bottle. The number of sides of the polygonal boss and depression l0 and Il is preferably sufciently large so that no matter what may be the angular position of the screw cap 6 when it is tightly screwed onto the primary bottle, the secondary bottle can be arranged with the channel l2 directed toward the sides of the bottle so that the end of the revenue stamp will not lap over the label face i4 of the primary bottle.

In assembling the composite bottle, the primary bottle is rst illed with the liquid constituent of the cocktail. The screw cap is then tightly applied. The secondary bottle already filled with the cherries or olives and closed by the screw cap I5, is then placed upon the screw cap 6 with the channel I2 directed toward the sides of the primary bottle. The ring nut is then dropped over the secondary bottle and screwed to the screw cap 6 until the ring nut bears forcibly upon the bead 8. The revenue stamp may then be pushed through the channel l2 by any type of flat carrier, and the free ends pasted against the sides of the primary bottle.

It Will be understood by those skilled in the art that the use of this bottle is not limited to cocktail mixtures or components, but that it is of general application wherever it is desirable to Vend in a single package any related components or ingredients capable of being packaged in bottles.

It will.` also vbe understood ,byA those skilled in the art-that the=specifc details: of` construction and arrangement of parts, as shown, are by way of illustration and not to be construed as limit-- ring nut about said secondary bottle engageable with said bead and screwing upon saidY screw'vcap to.' rigidly secure said secondary bottleand` screw 2. A `composite `bottle Acomprising va 'primary bottle with threaded neck, a` closure cap therefor internally threaded to engage the threads-on said neck, and'externallyY threaded, a secondary rbottle mountedon the closure` cap of thel primary bottle havingaV laterally projecting peripheral'bead Vat'the base, a ringnut about saidl secondary bottle engagingwith said vbead and with theexternal screw 'threads oftheV closure cap for 'clamping said secondary bottle to said closure cap,.and a turnkey connection between said secondary bottleand the closure cap of the primary bottle.

3. Composite bottle comprising a primary bottle for a potable alcoholic liquor, a closure engageable with said primary bottle at its upper end, a secondary bottle for a substantially nonalcoholic ingredient to be used with said liquor, including a closure therefor, said secondary bottle being formedwith a peripheral beadabout its base, be-

ing seated with Vits base 'abutment'with the closure of said primary bottle and having a turnkey connection with said closure, the abutting faces of said bottles being substantially congruent,

:..aringnut engaging said bead and screwed to the VVclosure. of primary bottle for holding said i-.b'ot'tles inlxed engagement, said secondary bottle .fbeingformedwith a transverse open ended slot in its bottom extending depthwise to a plane :above-said ringnut, constituting a passage for a revenue stamp.

References Citedlin the le of this patent YUNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date `'88,105 Whitney Mar. 23, 1869 "769,615 Kosansvich Sept.' 6,1904 1,626,930 "Gregg May3, 1927 -2,077,219 .Corner Apr. 13, 1937 2,093,730 Kurkjian 'Sept.21, 1937 2,215,161 Sapery "Sept; 17, 1940 2,385,648 'Prager Sept'.` 25, 1945 k2,488,611 'Stallings Nov. 22, 1949 2,522,864 Degrof Sept, 19, 1950 FOREIGNV PATENTS "Number Country `,Date

:512,566 France Oct. 16, 1920 '259,040 GreatBritain Oct. 7, 1926

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U.S. Classification215/6
International ClassificationB65D81/32
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/3205
European ClassificationB65D81/32B