US 838122 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED DEC. 11
A. T. KRUSE.
SHEET METAL CAN.
APPLICATION FILED 001212. 1905.
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A. T. KRUSE.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
v ALFRED T. KRUSE, OF DEFIANCE, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE AMERICAN STEEL PACKAGE COMPANY, OF DEFIANCE, OHIO. A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
To all, whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALFRED T. KRUSE, a
residing at De- 1n the county of Defiance and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Im rovements in Sheet-Metal Cans, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in sheet-metal cans specially designed for the shipping and storing of ice-cream and other I substances which it may be desired to have. .ke t cool in transportation and storage.
he aramount object of the invention is to pro uce a generally improved can of this 15.
.dinary standard ice-cream can which will class designed to, receive and contain the orpos'sess great stren th and durability and which, by reason specialfeatures of con- 1 struction provided by the formation of the sheet metal, will be better adapted to its intended purposes than any other device of the j lid or cover, require a large amount of ice to I proved lid or cover mounted same class with which I am acquainted.
The ordinary wooden tubs now in common use are open to many objections, chief among which are that they are generally without a keep their contents cool, and soon become decayed and filthy.
By means of the covered sheet-metal can herein shown and described the objections named are obviated and a generally-improved rece tacle is provided.
T e articular features of the improved receptacl e orcan are the air-chambers formed, between an inner and outer vessel and an imand interposed between the upper ends of said inner and outer vessels an flush with the same. Further objects and advanta es of the invention will appear from the ollowing description, taken in connection with the ao-/ companying drawings.
Referring now to the drawings forming a part of this s ecification, Figure 1 is .a sectional view 0 the improved can or receptaole. Fi 2 is a perspective view of the outer vessel 0 the same. Fig.- 3 is a detached detailed view showing the manner of forming the seam of the outer vessel. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the inner vessel. Fig, 5 is a detailed view ofone of the handles attached to the sides of the outer vessel. Fig. 6 is a top plan view of the lid or cover. Flg. 7 is a deta1led view of the hinge connection of the Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed October 12, 1905. Serial N 0. 282,428.
Patented Dec. 11, 1906.
lidor cover with the can proper. Fig. 8 is a detailed view of the locking mechanism for the lid or cover. Fig. 9 is a cross-sectional view of a portion of the lid or cover, showing peripheral or annular beading of same. Fig.
The improved can or receptacle comprises an inner and outer cylindrical vessel 1 and 2, preferably formed from a blank of sheet metal 1 and 2 respectively, of cylindrical form, as most clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 2 of the drawings.
The blank 2', forming the outer cylindrical vessel 2, has its edges bent over and about'to interlock with each other (see Fig. 3) to form a seam 3, and opposite the bentover portions of the edges is a cut-away portion or recess 4 of a depth approximately cor respondin with the width of the marginal edges 5, a apted to be bent over and about a wire 6 to form an annular circumferential beading 7 at the upper and lower edges of the can proper, as shown most clearly in Fig. 1 of the drawings.
At the proper edges of the blank 2 (see Fig. 2) there are found oppositely-disposed recesses 8, adapted to-receive the hinge and lock fastem'n s of the lid or cover, to be hereinafter descri ed. W
The outer vessel 2 is provided with a series of circumferential outwardly-extending corrugations 9 and a pair of straps 10, provided with lugs 11, carrying handles 12,. whereby the vessel proper may be lifted about.
Referrin now to the inner vessel 1, it will be observe upon reference to F ig; 4 that the blank 1 is united by means of a seam 13, similar to the seam 3, hereinbefore referred to, and is provided at its lower edge with a downwardly and outwardly extending annular flange 14, adapted to be engaged y a similarlyshaped annular Hang: 15, formed about the base'or bottom 16 of t e inner vessel, the latter being bent over and about said annular flange 14 to form a seatfor and support the same.
It will be seen that the outer edge of the annular flange 15 rests and is supported against the inner meeting edges of the outer vessel 1 and its bottom 17, and the bottom 16 is further supported by means of the coacting annular supporting-ribs 18, formed in the bottorns of the inner and outer vessels, as shown most clearly in Fig. 1 of the drawings.
The bottom 17 of the outer vessel has its edges bent over and about the beading 7 at the lower edge of the outer vessel'to form a double or second strengthening-beading 18' about this portion of the improved can or re ceptacle.
The u per portion of the inner vessel, formed 0? the blank 1,, is bent outwardly to form an annular supporting flan e or shoul der 19 and is then bent to form the marginal flange 20, (see F ig. 4,)adapted to have the lower portion of the flange 20 rest within the upper portion of the outer vessel and the uper portion thereof bent over and about the heading 7 at the upper portion of the outer vessel to form a double or second strengthening-beading 21 about the portion of the improved can or receptacle. I
It will also be seen upon referring to Fig. 4 that the upper portion of the blank 1, forming the inner vessel, is provided with oppositely-dis osed recesses 22, adapted to register with t with them adapted to afford an opening about the wire 6 for the reception. and fastening of the hinge andlock fastenings of the lid or cover, to now be described.
Referrin to Figs. 1 and 6, it will be seen that the li or cover is formed of two disks,
the first or inner one, 23, of which is provided with an annular flange 24 and an annular beading 25, formed y having the upper edges of the flange 24 bent over and about a wire 26. The second .or outer disk 27 is provided with an annular flange 28, (see Fig. 9,) resting Within the flange 24 and provided with an annular recess 29, forming a seat for the annular beadin 25. a The second or outer disk 27 is provide with oppositely-dis osed recesses 30, ada ted to register with tie recesses 8 and 22, hereinbefore referred to, and afford pockets within which the hinge-strap 31 and lug or stud 32 are attached.
Upon'referring to Figs. 7 and 8, it will be seen that the hin e-strap 31 extends up and over the annular beading 25 and is fastened to the Wire 6 by being bent over and about the same and flush with the annular beading 7 at the upper edges of the can. The haspstrap 33 is similarly attached to the wire 6 and is bent to conform to the contour of the beading 25 of the lid or cover and down to take within the adjacent recess 30 and is provided with the opening 34, ada ted to take over the lug or stud 32. A sma l openin 35 is formed in the lug or stud 32, aflor in means for securely locking or sealing'the li or cover in its closed position. Furthermore, it will be seen that air-chambers 36 are rovided between the side and end walls 0 the e recesses 8 of the outer vessel and lar beadmg and strengthened inner and outer vessels, providing perfect refrigeration, W herebya great saving in ice is accomplished. The ordinary standard icecream can 37 is employed and ice packed about the walls of the same as usual. In the present instance it will be seen that these airchambers are formed between the inner and outer bottom and one between the inner and outer walls of the lid or cover. This number however, may be varied as may be found necessary or desirable to meet varying conditions or requirements.
An annular beading 38 is formed about the outer wall of the lid or cover, and the name of the party purchasing andnumbers may be embossed in the metal, if desired.
A drainopening is formed in the inner and outer vessels by means of a tubing 39 and secured by means of collars 40, screwed thereto. A thumb-screw pliig 41, screwed into the outer end of the tubing 39, is adapted to open and close.
Having described my invention without having attempted to set forth all the modes of its use or'all the forms in which it may be made, I declare that what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A sheetmetal-can, consisting of an inner and outer vessel, an annular beading tom secured to the outer vessel by having its edges bent over and about said annular beading, a bottom secured to said inner vessel by means of an annular supporting-flange, an
annular supporting flange or shoulder forme about the upper edge of said inner vessel and adapted to be bent over andabout the annular beading formed about the upper ed es of the outer vessel,a lid or cover mounte and interposed between the upper ends of said inner and outer vessels, and means for securing the same therein.
2. A sheet-metal can or receptacle, consisting of an innerand outer vessel, an annular beading formed about the upper and lower edges of said outer vessel, a bottom secured to the lower edge of said outer vessel by having its edge bent over and about to form a second beading, bottom secured to the inner vessel by mea'ns'of an annularsupporting-flange, an annular'supporting flange or shoulder formed about the upper edge of said inner vessel, a heading formed therewith and inclosing the heading formed about the upper edge of the outer vessel, and a lid or cover mounted therein.
3. A sheet-metal can or receptacle, comprising an inner and outer vessel united at their upper edges by means of a double annuand supported at their lower edges by means of an annular supporting-flange and double beading formed about the lower edges of the inner and outer vessels, respectively.
formed about'the u per and lower edges of, 5 said outer vessel an inclosing a wire, a bot-' IIC 4. A sheet-metal receptacle, comprising an outer vessel provided with a bottom secured thereto by means of an annular beading, an inner vessel provided with a bottom secured thereto by means of an annular supportingflange, an annular beading formed on the upper edges of'said outer and inner vessels, and a lid or cover mounted within the upper edge of the receptacle.
5. In a sheet-metal receptacle, the combination with an inner and outer vessel secured? at their tops by means of an annular double heading; of a bottom secured to the inner vessel by means of an annular downwardly and outwardly extending flange, and a bottom secured to the outer vessel by means of an annular heading and abutting against said downwardly and outwardly extending flange.
6. In a sheet-metal receptacle, the combination with an inner and outer vessel providing air-chambers between the walls thereof and secured at their tops by having their edges bent over and about to form an annular beading; of a lid or cover provided with an annular beading mounted and interposed between the ends of said inner andouter vessels, and means for securing said lid or covertherein.
7. A lid 01' cover for sheet-metal recep tacles, consisting'of two plates of sheet metal united to form an air-chamber, one of the plates being provided with an annular upwardly-extending flange and beading and the other with a downwardly-extending flange and an annular recess forming a seat for said beading.
H 8; In a sheet-metal receptacle, the combination with an innen-and outer vessel; of a two-part bottom having annular supportingribs, providing air-chambers, saidpartsbeing secured to said inner and outer vessels by means of an annular flange and heading respectively.
9. In a sheet-metal rece tacle, the combination with an inner an outer receptacle connected at their upper edges by means of an annular beading inclosing a wire and provided with oppositely-disposed recesses; of a lid or cover mounted therein and provided with a hinge-strap and hasp-strap taking into said recesses and over and about said Wire.
10. In a sheet-metal receptacle, the combination with an inner vessel provided with an annular supporting flange or shoulder and an upwardly-extending flange adapted to rest within the upper portion of the outer vessel; of an outer vessel secured thereto by means of an annular double beading formed at the upper edges of the vessels, and a twopart lid or cover mounted upon and within said supporting-shoulder and upwardly-extending flange, respectively, and rovided with an annular beading within sai annular double beading.
11. In a sheet-metal receptacle, the combination with an inner and outer receptacle spaced apart so as to form air-chambers and having their upper edges rolled into an annular beading lnclosing a wire; of a recess in the walls of said receptacles adjacent to such beading, a lid for the receptacle of two parts spaced apart so as to form an air-space and provided with a hinge-strap taking into said recess and over and about said wire.
In=testirnony whereof I aflix my signature in. presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ALFRED T. KRUSE.
CURTIS M. WILLOCK, MAY PARTEE.