US 577640 A
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H. BOKELMANN SEAL ATTACHMENT FOR BOTTLES.
Patented Feb. 23, 1897.
FIG-2 I INVENTOR: HERMAN BOKELMANN.
' seal attachment for bottles hereinafter set in connection with the parts of the seal illusllnr'rnn STATES PATENT Fries.
HERMAN BOKELMANN, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGN OR ()F ONE-HALF TO MARGARETI-IA SCHMITT, OF SAME PLACE.
SEAL ATTACHMENT FOR BOTTLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 577,640, dated February 23, 1897.
Application filed qh 25, 1896.
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, HERMAN BOKELMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at New ark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Seal Attachments for Bottles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention has reference to a novel attachment for closing the neck of a bottle; and the invention has for its primary object to provide a combined seal and holding means to be used in connection with the ordinary cork in the mouth of the neck of the bottle, which prevents the pouring of the liquid from the bottle unless said seal is destroyed, and one can readily detect when the liquor in the bottle has been tampered with, certain parts of the broken seal being still permanently secured to the neck of the bottle.
The invention therefore consists in the novel forth, and also in the minor arrangements and combinations of parts to be more fully described in the accompanying specification and finally embodied in the clauses of the claim.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 represents in elevation the neck of the bottle provided with my novel construction of seal attachment, and Fig. 2 is a vertical section of all the parts illustrated in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an elevation of a portion of the seal attachment.- Fig. 4 is a perspective View of a looking or holding collar to be used trated in Fig. 3, and Fig. 5 is a similar view of a suitable sleeve to be used on the lower portion of that part of the seal attachment represented in Fig. 3.
Similar letters of reference are illustrated in all of said above-described views to indicate like parts.
In said drawings, A indicates my novel construction of seal attachmentor device to be Serial No. 584,724. (No model.)
arranged upon the neck b of' a bottle and over the mouth thereof, in the manner clearly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, and for the purposes to be hereinafter more fully set forth.
As will be seen from an inspection of Fig. 2, the neck of the bottle is provided with an annular flange 1), formed integral therewith, and has a correspondingly-arranged annular recess b forming an annular shoulder 19 substantially as illustrated. In the mouth b of the neck of said bottle is the ordinary cork c.
The seal attachment A is preferably made from sheet metal, and consists, essentially, in a cap or hood or, provided with the downwardly-extending solid portion a, which completely fits over the top of the neck of the bottle and the cork c therein. Connected with said solid portion a are any desirable number of narrow strips a which are connected at the bottom with a sleeve-like portion (1 substantially as illustrated in Fig. 3. As has been stated, said parts are all formed integral with each other, being drawn out from sheet metal, but they may be made in pieces and then secured togetheiyas will be clearly understood.
As shown, the sleeve-like portion is of a slightly-increased diameter over the diameter of the other parts of said attachment, whereby an annular shoulder a is formed. Into this sleeve and abutting against said shoulder a is forced a suitable holding or locking device 01, (see more particularly Fig.
4,) which is made from sheet metal, having its body portions (1 and 61 connected by a strip 01 and is provided with an inwardly-extending flange d forming an opening The said body portion 01 is provided with longitudinally-extending slots (1 and d and any desirable number of spring tongues formed integral with said portion at, having their free ends 01 extending inwardly, substantially as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 4. Thus it will be evident that when the hold- 5 ing device 01 has been forced into the sleevei like portion a of the seal attachment or device A and the latter is arranged over the neck of the bottle in the manner stated, and as clearly illustrated in Fig. 2, then the said free ends (i of the spring-tongues d will be forced into the annular recess 19 and under the shoulder 12 on the neck of the bottle, and the attachment Awill be securely locked in position on the neck of the bottle to prevent the withdrawal of the cork 0 unless the narrow strips or bands a are cut and the cap or hood a removed.
Owing to the construction of the parts a of the device A and the locking or holding device d it will be seen that these cannot be removed when once in position on the neck of the bottle and will remain as a telltale to the purchaser of the liquor in the bottle that the other parts of the seal attachment have been removed and that the liquor in the bottle has probably been adulterated.
The sleeve-like portion a 'of the device or attachment A has arranged over it a protector-sleeve 6, provided with the inwardlyextending portion 6 at the top, which fits over the annular shoulder a of said portion a and is also provided with a correspondingly-arranged and inwardly-extending portion 6 which fits over the lower edge of the portion d of the holding or looking portion d, substantially as illustrated in said Fig. 2.
The protector-sleeveemaybe made of glass or metal and when once formed over said sleeve-like portion a of the device cannot be removed therefrom.
From the above description it will be evident that I have devised a simply-con structed attachment or device to be applied to the neck of a bottle or over the cork in the mouth thereof which acts as a safeguard to prevent the withdrawal of the cork previous to the sale of the contents in the bottle and hence prevents any adulteration of the liquid within the bottle without detection.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. A seal attachment for bottles, comprising therein, a seal cap or hood, strands or strips depending from said cap or hood, a sleeve-like portion having an annular shoulder a, with which said strands or strips are connected, a protector-sleeve 6 arranged over said sleeve-like portion, having an inwardlyextending portion 2 adapted to be locked over said shoulder a and a looking or holding means connected with said sleeve-like portion, adapted to be forced into holding or locking engagement with the neck of the bottle, said means consisting, essentially, of a sleeve (1, having spring-tongues d substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
2. The combination, with the neck of the bottle, having a depression 19 and a shoulder 6 of a seal attachment, comprising therein, a seal cap or hood, strands or strips depending therefrom, a sleeve-like portion a with which said strands or strips are connected, an annular shoulder a on said portion a a protector-sleeve 6 arranged over said sleeve like portion 0L3, having an inwardly-extending portion 6 adapted to be looked over said shoulder a, and a looking or holding means connected with said portion a adapted to be forced into holding or locked engagement with said shoulders (9 substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
3. The combination, with the neck of a bottle, having a depression Z2 and a shoulder b of a seal attachment, comprising therein, a seal cap or hood, strands or strips depending therefrom, a sleeve-like portion a with which said strands or strips are connected, an annular shoulder a on said portion a a protector-sleeve 6 arranged over said sleeve-like portion a a looking or holding means connected with said portion a adapted to be forced into holding or locked engagement with said shoulder b consisting, essentially, of a sleeve at having spring-tongues 01 an inwardly-extending portion 6 on said sleeve 6 adapted to be fitted and locked over the upper edge of said sleeve cl, and an inwardlyextending portion a on said sleeve 6 adapted to be fitted and looked over the lower edge of the said sleeve d, all substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 23d day of March, 1806.
HERMAN BOKELM ANN.
FREDK. O. FRAENTZEL, WM. H. CAMFIELD, Jr.