US 541734 A
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A. A. FREEMAN.
Patented June 25, 1895.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ALBERT A. FREEMAN, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO JOHN H. SGOTT,'OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 541,734, dated June 25, 1895.
Application filed July 31, 1894. Serial No.'5l9,109. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALBERT A. FREEMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bottles, which-improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings.
It is Well known that bottles of certain shape or with trade mark -chara cteristics thereon are refilled, thus conveying the impression that the contents of the reused bottles are thesame as those originally,which may work injustice to the manufacturer, dealer or bottler who first employed the bottles.
The object of my invention is to make bottles so valuable that they will be broken after being emptied, the effect of which is evident.
Figure 1 represents a partial side elevation and partial vertical section of a bottle embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a horizontal section thereof on line as, as, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 represents a sectional view of a detached portion.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several figures. V
Referring to the drawings: A designates a I glass bottle, which excepting the features of thus remaining permanently in the bottle as long as the latter is intact, and it is visible from without or may have attention'directcd to it by its loose nature, it being evident that when the bottle is broken, the object is accessible and removable, but as the bottle is primarily enhanced in value, when it is emptied, it will be broken, so as to obtain possession of the object B, by which act the further use of the bottle is rendered impossible.
In order to prevent the object B from bevingin contact with the contents of the bottle which would possibly affect or contaminate the same, I place a casing O of glass or other suitable transparent substance around the object as shown in Fig. 3, the effect of which is evident.
Having thus described my invention,what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A glass bottle having Within it an unremovable object such as B, of greater value than the bottle, said object having a protective covering of greater diameter than the mouth or neck of said bottle, substantially as desc ribed.
2. A glass bottle having within it an article of greater value than the bottle, said article having a transparent cover or casing of greater diameter than the mouth or neck of the bottle, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
' ALBERTA. FREEMAN.
JOHN A. WIEDERSHEIM, R. H. GnAEsEn.