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Publication numberUS2889065 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1959
Filing dateMay 8, 1957
Priority dateMay 8, 1957
Publication numberUS 2889065 A, US 2889065A, US-A-2889065, US2889065 A, US2889065A
InventorsLawlor Martin T
Original AssigneeScovill Manufacturing Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Perfume container
US 2889065 A
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M. T. LAWLOR June 2, 1959 PERFUME CONTAINER Filed May 8, 1957 INVENTOR Martin 'E L awlor TTORNEY 2,889,065 Patented June 2, 1959 Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Application May 8, 1957, Serial No. 657,794

2 Claims. (Cl. 215-12) This invention relates to covered containers for liquids and especially to containers of the type in which small elongated glass bottles are commonly used for perfume or the like, and held inside a metal protective casing.

in the past, considerable difliculty has been experienced in placing small bottles having a screw cap in protective casings, especially when the cap was screwed on too tight or when left unused for a long period of time, in which case the cap would freeze to the bottle neck. In such cases, it was impossible to remove such a cap because there was no way to prevent the bottle from turning within the container. This was particularly true when round bottles were confined in round containers. In other cases, an irregular shaped bottle was confined in a round container which would require an extra member to hold the bottle in place. This was costly to make and required a special shaped casing to accommodate the extra member.

It is, therefore, an object of my invention to provide improved means to prevent the bottle from turning within the protective casing when the bottle cap is screwed on or ofi.

Another object of my invention is to provide a container that will accommodate bottles that have slight variations in length due to commercial tolerances.

A further object of my invention is to provide a protective container for the glass bottle that is attractive in appearance as well as cheap to manufacture and easy to assemble.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description and accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. l is a front elevation of an improved bottle container embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same.

Fig. 3 is an exploded view showing the various parts in position to be assembled, and

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of the lower end of this container taken along the line 44 of Fig. 2.

Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote like parts throughout the several views, the numeral designates generally a hollow cylindrical container within which is confined a glass bottle 11. The bottle 11 consists of a base 12, an elongated body 13 whose exterior surface is of polygonal cross-section having flat sides 14, and a reduced threaded neck 15, providing a shoulder 16 therebetween. The neck is fitted with a screw cap 17 for sealing the contents of the bottle.

The bottle container consists of a tubular upper shell 13, a cup-shaped bottom shell 19 and a cover shell 20 adapted to have a drive fit about the screw cap 17. The upper shell 18 is formed with a short reduced neck 21 at its upper end and has an inturned flange 22 adapted to fit around the neck of the bottle. The open lower end of the upper shell 18 is formed with a reduced portion 23, said reduced portion having two diametrically opposed indentations formed inwardly from its wall, preferably in the form of elongated ribs 24.

The cup-shaped bottom shell 19 is dimensioned so as to be telescopically fitted over the reduced portion 23 of the upper shell 18 with a forced frictional fit for the purpose of completing the container 10 and confining the bottle 11 therewithin. The base of the cup-shaped bot tom shell 19 is provided with a sponge rubber disc 25 for {685011538 will appear later.

The cap 20, as best shown in Fig. 2, is slightly longer than the length of the bottle cap 17 thus providing a skirt portion 26 that is adapted to fit about the reduced neck 21 of the upper shell 18 to provide a coplanar surface for said cover shell and upper shell and also serves to conceal the bottle neck 15 When the cap 17 is assembled thereon.

When it is desired to assemble the perfume bottle 11 into the bottle container 10, the bottle is positioned below the reduced lower end 23 of the upper shell 18. A set of opposed flat sides 14 of the bottle 11 are aligned with the ribs 24 and the bottle 11 is then pushed upward into the body shell until the shoulder 16 of the bottle contacts the inturned flange 22 of the upper shell 18. In this position, the threaded neck 15 projects through the upper end of the upper shell so it can be engaged by the screw cap 17 and at the same time the ribs 24 engage opposed fiat sides 14 of said bottle 11 to prevent the latter from being rotated relative to the container 10. Next, the bottom shell 19 is forced over the reduced portion 23 until its open end contacts a shoulder 27 on the upper shell 18. The bottom shell 19 covers the ribs 24 and the sponge rubber disc 25 contacts the base 12 of the bottle 11 thus preventing the bottle from rattling in container. Variations in the length of the body portion 13 of the bottle 11 are accommodated by the sponge rubber disc 25 in the bottom shell 20. The cap 17 with its cover shell 20 is finally assembled upon the bottle neck 15 to complete the assembly of the container 10*.

Minor changes in details of construction and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention as set forth in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A covered container for liquids or the like, comprising in combination a bottle having a body with a plurality of exterior fiat surfaces adjacent its bottom end and a projecting reduced exteriorly threaded neck resulting in a shoulder between the neck and body, a casing enclosing the body portion of said bottle, said casing consisting of an upper tubular shell and a cupshaped bottom shell, said upper tubular shell having an inturned flange at its upper end and open at its bottom end, said inturned flange extending over said shoulder around the bottom of the threaded neck, said upper shell having projections extending inwardly from its wall adjacent its open end in engagement with the flat surfaces of said bottle to prevent relative turning of the bottle within the casing, said cup-shaped bottom shell having a forced fit over the open end of said upper shell and retaining said bottle within said container, said bottom shell extending a substantial distance over said upper shell and covering said projections to hold them firmly against the flat surfaces of said bottle with which they engage, and an inwardly threaded cap adapted to have threaded engagement with said projecting neck.

2. A covered container for liquids or the like, comprising in combination a bottle having a body with an exterior surface of polygonal cross-section providing a series of connected flat sides and a projecting reduced exteriorly threaded neck resulting in a shoulder between the neck and body, a casing enclosing the body portion of said bottle, said casing consisting of an upper tubular 2,889,065, a I i shell and a cup-shaped bottom shell, said upper tubular shell having an inturned flange at its upper end and open at its bottom end, said inturned flange extending over said shoulder around the bottom of the threaded neck,- said upper shell having elongated ribs extending inwardly from its wall adjacent its open end in engagement with at least some of the flat sides of said bottle to prevent relative turning of the bottle within the casing, said cup-shaped bottom shell having a forced fit over the open end of said upper shell and retaining said bottle within said container, said bottom shell extending a substantial distance over said upper shell and covering said elongated ribs to hold them firmly against the flat sides of said bottle with which they engage, and an in wardly threaded cap adapted to have threaded engage ment with said projecting neck.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification215/12.1
International ClassificationA45D34/00, A45D34/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45D34/02
European ClassificationA45D34/02