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Publication numberUS853497 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1907
Filing dateJul 1, 1905
Priority dateJul 1, 1905
Publication numberUS 853497 A, US 853497A, US-A-853497, US853497 A, US853497A
InventorsEdward W Carnes
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sectional or compartment can.
US 853497 A
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No. 853,497. PATENTED MAY 14, 1907. E. w. GARNES.

SEOTIONAL OR'OOMPARTMENT GAN.

APPLIUATIOR FILED JULY 1, 1906.

UNITED STATES PATENT onnron.

EDWARD WICABNES, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO AMERICAN CAN COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, Y., A-CORPORATION' OF NEW JERSEY.

SECTIONAL OR OONIPARTMENT CAN.

Specification of Letters-Patent. Application filed. July 1,1905. Serial No. 267,968.

Patented May 14, 1907.

vTo alll whom .it may concern.-

B'e itkno'wn that I, EDWARD W. Cannes, a

citizen of the United States, residing in Chi-'1 cago, in the county of Cook and State of Illi- I101S, have invented a new and useful Im provement 1n Sectional or Compartment ans, of which the following is a specifioa tion.

My invention-relates to, improvements in sectional or compartment cans.

provided with screw threads to additionally.

secure. the telescoping members. In these old constructions, the upper end oft'he body of the lower or removable section ofthe can has no annular top to strengthen or stiffen the same or to contract, the size of the opening at the upper end of the lower section, and

the means for connecting the sections and for closing the lower section have been de- 'fective and open to serious objections and difficulties in practical 'use and operation.

The object of my invention is to provides. sectional or compartment can of a simple, strong, efficient and durableconstruction, in which the. two sections ofa the can may be rigidly and firmly secured together in which both sections of the can may have annular tops to contractthe openin sin the u or ends thereof, and to stre t en and sti en the upper ends of the bodies, in which the annular top of the lower section mayhave' an annular upwardly projecting neck, and in which the bottom head of the up er section may serve as a means for 010 mg t e opemn in the annular top of the 10 er section; an also, in connection with the neck of said an-. nular to as the means for "connectlng the two sections of the can together firmly and rigidly, and in which the .two sections of the can may themselves serve as handles or means for disconnectingthe two sections and opening the lower section ofthe can. 7

My invention consists in the means I ernploy to practically accomplish this object or result, That is to say, itconsists' ina sectional or com artment can comprising a lower section aving an annular top proof the lower section of the can, and

I or othei sheet metal.

vided with an annular upwardly projecting neck surroundin the opening in the annular top and preferaily furnished with an in turned,hori zontally projecting flange at the upper edge thereof, and an u per section sections of the can together, t e uppersection having itself also an annular top with a friction cap or other suitable closure therefor: My invention also consists in the novel construction of parts and devices and in thenovel combinatlons of parts and devices herein shown and described.

In the accom 'anying drawing forminga .part of this specification, Figure l is a top. or

plan, view. g. 2 is 'a central vertical section. Fig. 3'is a horizontal sectionon line 33 of Fig. 2. Fig.4 is a top or plan viewdetail central vertical section illustrating a modification.- I

. In'the drawing, A represents the body; B- the annular top and C the bottom head of the lower. section, and-Dthe' bottom head, E the b'Zdy, F the annular. top and G the friction cap closure-of the upper section, of m improved sectional or compartment can a lthe parts of both, sections eing of. tin plate The body A is unitedto the annular topB and bottom head'C of the lower section by seams a a which seams maybe soldered or simplyfolded seams, as desired. The annular top B and'botto'm head C are preferabl countersunk, the annular countersink. wal s .or flanges b c fitting inside the body A and forming with the seams a a annular projecting upper and; lower rims, beads or shoulders I c at the u per and lower ends-of 'the lower section of t e. can, andserving to stiffen and strengthen the same. The annuf *ecting annular neck or wall I), preferably I O0 I lar top B is provided with an upwardly pro-- urnished with a horizontal inwardly ,pro- I 'ecting flange b at its extreme upper ed e.

his annular neck or wall I) surrounds t e circular opening B in the annular top B, and it ma preferably be furnished with screw three s b for more securely connectingit tion of m with the bottom head D of theupper section of the can. i

. The sheet metal body E of the upper secirnproved sectional or compartment can sunited to the bottom head D and annular top F thereof by seams e e, which may be soldered or otherwise, as' desired.-

ders d f at the upper and lower ends of the 1 upper section of thecan.

snugly fits and engages the of the upper section ofthe can is furnished with a circular recess, the integral upward] projecting annular wall or flange d of whic 1 "annular neck I) of the annular'top B-' Of the lower section of the can, while the flat-or disk portion d? of this circular.recess in the bottom head D snugl fits and engages the horizontal'im ward y rojecting annular flange at the a per e go of saidannularneck b and thus e e'cts a tight closure of the opening in the annular top of. the lower section. The annular'upwardly projecting wall or flange d of the bottom head D of the upper section is preferably furnished with screwthreads d which cooperate with the screw threads I) on the neck b of the annular top B of the" lower section, and thus serve to additionally se cure together the upper and lower sections of a a horizontally friction ca the can. The screw threads I) and d also. cooperate tofirmly press together the con tacting surfaces ofthe annular flange b and of the disk portion d of the bottom head D to effect a tight closure of the mouth or opening in the lower section of the can.

The annular top, F- of the upper section of the can is furnished with a depending annular flange or wall f twhich .tightl fits and engages the annular flange or wa l 11' per section of the can. The friction ea is furnished, or preferabl furnished, projecting fo ded rim or flange g which serves as a means for prying ofl' the G, the annular shoulder f servin asarucrum. f

the modification illustrated in Fig. 5, the screw threadst" and d 'oni the annular walls or flanges b d are omitted, and the annular walls'or flanges 6* d simply fit together with a snug tight friction fit and thus serve to'connect the two sections of the can together,-'as well as" to closethe opening in the annular top of the lower section of the can .by a friction fit closure similar to that be- 60 tween the annular top'F and friction cap G.

The abutting annular shoulders b d serve tobrace, stiffen and strengthen the two sections when connected together, and the means for so holding or connecting them, and also as a fulcrum for separating the two The lower head D upwardly g of the .friction cap G which closes the opening in the upwardly projecting annular neck furnished with an inward] y and horizontally projecting fiangeat its upper edge, and an upper section having a bod and a bottom head provided with a circular recess surrounded and formed by an annular upwardly projecting wall or flange, rece1ving, fitting and engaging 'the u wardly projecting annular neck on the annu ar top of the lower section and connecting the two sections together and closing the opening in the annular top of the lower sect1on,isaid upper section having an annular top provided with an opening therein, and a friction cap fitfing in and closing the same, substantially as specified. v

2.".A sectional or compartment can, comprising in combination a lower section having 5 a-body and an annular top provided with an upwardly projecting neck, and an upper'section having a body and a bottom head fur- Iiished-with a circular recess, and an integral projecting annular wall or flange fitting the neck of the annular top of the lower section, said recessed bottom head of the lower section constituting a closure for the opening in the annular top of the lower section, and-a means for connecting thetwo sections of the can together, substantially as specified. a

3. A- sectional or compartment can, comprising in combination a lower section having abody and an annular top provided with an upwardly projecting neck, and an upper section having a body and a bottom head furnished with a circular recess and an integral upward] projecting annular wall or flange fitting the neck of the annular top of the lower section, said recessed bottom head of the lower section constituting a closure for the opening in the annular top of the lower section and a means for connecting the two sections of the can together, the annular walls of said bottom head ofv the upper section and of said annular top of the lower section having interengaging screw threads, substantially as specified.

4. A sectional or com artment can, comprising in combination a ower section having a body and an annular top provided with an upwardly projecting annular neck furnished with an inwardly and horizontally projecting flange at its upper edge, and'an upper section tom head of the upper section bei I nished with screw threads, substanti lyas having a body and a bottom head' provided with a circular recess surrounded and formed by an annular upwardly projecting wall or flange, receiving, fitting and engagi'n the upwardly projecting annular neck on t e annular top of the lower section and connecting the two sections together and closing the opening in the annular top ofthe lower section, said upper section having an annular top provided with an opening therein, and a friction cap fitting in and closing the same, said upwardly projectin neck of the annular top of the lower section eing furnished with screw threads and said upwardly projecting annular Wall of the circular recess in the botfurspecified;

5. A sectional or compartment can, comprising n combination a lower sectlon having 1 a body and an annular top provided with an upwardly projecting neck, and'an u per section having a body and a bottom liead furnished' with a circular recess, and an integral upwardly projecting annular wall or flange fitting the neck of the annular top: of the lower section, said recessed bottomhead of the lower section constituting a closure for the openin sect-ion an a means for connecting the two sections of the can together, said upper section of the can having an annular top with an opening therein and a cap for closing the same, substantially as specified.

6. A compartment-can comprising an uper ormain section having a'can body and a ottoln head, said bottom" head bein' provided with an imperforate walled axial y disposed recess with a-screw threaded cylindric wall, the annular or peripheral portion ofsaid 3 bottom head between the cylindric wall of said recess and the cylindric or side wall of said can bod y being resilient and yieldable, and a in the annular top of the lower detachable lower or compartment section havin abody and an annular top head secured to said body and provided with an n wardly extending axially disposed screw t readed necklike extension adapted to said threaded recess in the bottom head of the uppersection, one or both of said sections being provided at their meeting ends with an annular :projectionconcentric with and remote from can, a detachable loweror compartment section having a body and a to head secured to the body and provided wit an axially dispose reduced extension adapted to said recess in the bottom head of said main or upper section, interfitting and interlocking parts formed upon said reduced extension and upon the interior of said recess portion, respectively, and a flange-like extension on one of said sections extending around the perimeter of its end which meets the" other section whereby the proximate heads of the "sections are spaced and held positively apart at their peripheral portions and are free to yield under drawin action of the interlocking parts, substantially as specified.

' EDWARD W. CARNES. Witnesses: I

H. M. MUNDAY, PEARL ABRAMS.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/0219