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Publication numberUS397163 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1889
Filing dateJun 7, 1888
Publication numberUS 397163 A, US 397163A, US-A-397163, US397163 A, US397163A
InventorsWilliam Zinsser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
William zinsser
US 397163 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 397,163, dated February 5, 1889.

Application filed-June '7, 1888.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM ZINSSER, J r., a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Can-Jackets, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to jackets or casings for enveloping cans in which oils, varnishes, 3

or powdered or viscous substances are illclosed for transportation.

The object of the invention is to devise an enveloping-jacket for the purpose stated which shall be inexpensive to make, easy of application to the can, and readily removable therefrom, and which, also, shall cover and protect the entire can and not its main body only.

The invention is hereinafter described, and the features of novelty for which protection by Letters Patent is desired are specified in the claims at the end of this specification.

I11 the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, and in which like features are indicated by like figures of reference in the several views, Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a can provided with my jacket or casing. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the 1 acket-blank. Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line acof Fi 1. Fi 4: is a cross-section on I the line y y of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a view in elevation of a can provided with a jacket embodying a modification of the surface configuration. Fig. 6 shows the manner in which the ears for the attachment of the hail of the can are made, and Fig. 7 shows in elevation the upper part of a can and the manner of applying the ear-bail thereto.

Referring to the drawings, 8 indicates the main body of the enveloping-jacket, and 9 that portion thereof which in closes the upper contracted part of the can. This jacket, though preferably composed of sheet metal,

may be made of other substancessuch, for

instance, as wood, papier-mach, and paperand-cork compositionsand it will be formed by stamping, molding, or otherwise, according to the usual or approved methods of giving form and surface configuration to the material selected for the jacket.

Serial No- 276,376. (No model.)

I In Figs. 1 to it the jacket is provided with 1 corrugations or grooves which extend longi- 1 tudinally of the same, while in Fig. 5 the sur- 1 face configuration comprises external circular elevations with corresponding depressions on the inner surface of the jacket. I shall by preference make use of the longitudinal corrugations in themanufacture of the j aekets, as affording greater strength and rigidity, though my invention is not limited to such a surface configuration, since any form of indenting the surface of the jacket may answer equally as well as those shown in the drawings. The enveloping-jacket 8 9 may be made in one piece, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and this, perhaps, will be the more economical method of manufacture; or it may be made in two pieces and the parts united to each other in the manner shown in Fig. 5-that is, by a lap-joint, 10, compressed by apair of pliers; or, when the material of which the jacket is 1 composed requires it, rivets or a suitable water-proof adhesive substance may beemployed for making this joint secure. The joint 10, it will be seen, forms a circumferential rib at the juncture of the main body of the can 18 and its contracted portion, which strength is specially desirable. hen the jacket is made in a single piece, as in Fig. 1, the circumferential strengthening-rib is formed at the same time and in the same manner as are the longitudinal corrugations. The jacket-blanks S 9 will of course be made of sizes corresponding to the sizes of the cans I to be enveloped. In preparing the jacket for application to the can its longitudinal ends will be bent and united together so as to form a locked lap-joint, 11, which is flattened or compressed by a suitable instrument to prevent its working loose. This joint is shown in Figs. 3 and 4, and it is capable of being I completed either before the can 18 is put in I the jacket or afterward. This character of I joint is sufficiently substantial for the purpose, and by its use I avoid the necessity of t employing the more expensive methods of soldering, riveting, and the like. I

The bottom 12 of the jacket consists of Wood or other suitable material, which may be seadds strength to the jacket at a point where cured in illace by rivets or nails, as shown, or otherwise.

The upper part, 9, of the jacket is also provided in the process of manufacture with a narrow elongated opening, 13,.for the passage of one member of bail llwhen applying the jacket to the can, a similarslit being cut in an appropriate place for the passage of the other member of the bail. after the can has been slipped into the jacket and the slit 13 brought in proper relation to one member of the bail. The part 9 of the jacket may then be drawn in close around the neck of the can 18, and in doing this the upper extremity of part 9 is slightly turned outward, as shown, in order-to provide a more secure hold for the wire 15, which fastens that part of the jacket in place by being, drawn tightly around the neck by a pair of pliers. In the process of preparing the jacket-blank a depression or elevation, 16, may be provided the ein for the placing of the name, &c., of thebusiness-house making use of the can.

To strengthen the can 19 without interfering with the application of the protecting j aeket, I split the car 17 and spread it, as shown in Fig. (i, and then solder the spread ends to the can in a horizontal manner, as illustrated by Fig. 7. .l-ly this means a larger surface of the can is covered by the ear, and hence a better hold aflorded.

To remove the jacket from the can for repairs of the latter, it is simply necessary to rclease the wire 15, which secures the gatheredin edge of the upper part, 9, of the jacket around the cans neck, and then the jacket may be slipped off the can without any in jury either to can or jacket, and the jacket may be as readily replaced and secured in position.

By the use of this jacket it will be seen that the whole of the can is covered and 'n'otected and not merely its main body portion. It will also be apparent that the jacket may readily be applied, removed, and replaced without the aid ol. a skilled workman.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by llctters Patent, is

1. A removable can-jacket of indented or corrugated sheet metal or other suitable material, comprising a body-section and a necksection separated by a circumterential. I strengthenirig-rib, 10, and having its longit tudinal edges joined together-by a locked lapjoint, 1], suliistaiitially as set forth.

2. The coinl'pinatio'n, with a can for containing oil or the like, of a removable en velopingjacket of indented or corrugated sheet metal or other suitable material, provided with a i circuinferential strengtheningrib between I the neck and body sections, alocked lap-joint uniting its longitudinal edges, and a bottom of wood or other suitable material, and a wire l confining in place the gathereddn mark-section, substantially as set forth. i Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State ol. New York, this .l-tli day of June, A. l).

\VlLlQlAlll ZINSSE 1, JR.


J. E. M. Bowen, W. E. Bowen.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D77/0466