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G. H. PATTERSON & A. WATSON.
APPLICATION FILED 0014,1906.
. @bwu PATENTED APR. 7, 1908.
@BQTENT GEORGE HOWARD PATTERSON AND ALAN WATSON, OF NEWGASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND.
PACKA GE No. scenes.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 7, 1908.
Application filed October 4:, 1906. Serial No. 337,476.
Be it known that we, GEORGE HOWARD PATTERSON, manager, and ALAN WATSON,
" assistant manager, subjects of the Kin of Great Britain, both residin at Cere os Works, Ellison Place, Newcast eupon-Tyne, England, have invented new and useful improvements inPackages, of which the following is a specification.
According to this invention, the package is provided with a collapsible spout which may consist of a central portion having wings on either side rovided with projections, the central portion having afiange at its base, the whole being so'constructed as to be ca able of being flattened out or bent up to ma e a spout.
in the package is an openin for allowing the materials to flow out and s its to receive the wings and so allow the spout to slide in venting the spout from being pulled entirely out of the package, and a tongue is provided for reventing the spout from being pushed bac when in use.
The spout may be attached to the lid itself, or to an inner disk within the lid. In the latter case the lid .will protect the spout from injury. To facilitate the withdrawal of the contents in the latter case without re-,
moving the lid, a portion of the lid is cut partially out in a position corres onding to that of the s out underneath. This portion still attache to the lid may be raised by a tape when it is desired to use the s out.
When the spout is attac ed to the lid itself it .rnay be protected by a piece of cardboard or other suitable material fastened to the outside of the lid and raised by a tape as described above.
The advantage of the collapsible sliding or folding spout is that the packages to'which it is attached can be conveniently and closely packed together without the extra space occupied by or the d anger of breaking incidental to a rigid or projecting spout.
The drawings illustrate a package made in accordance with this invention.
Figure 1 is a side elevation partly in section; Fig. 2 is a transverse section, the spout being pulled out; Fig. 3 is a view of an end I of the package with the spout removed; Fig.
is a plan 0 the ing material and Wrapped in waxed paper I) vFvhose edges 0 are turned in as shown in d is the outer part abutting against the edges of which are the flanges of the ends 6 e the whole forming a continuous and even surface. The ends e e are lined with waxed paper.
The spout (Fig. 5) consists of a central portion f having a fiange.or hinge-"g and wings 71, it. provided with projections i i. The end 6 (Fig. 3), which may represent either the lid itself or the inner disk to which the spout can be attached, has an-opening j for the materials to flow through and slits is k to allow the spout to slide in and out. The spout is secured to the end e by the flange g which is fixed to it by adhesives or other means and the projections i i prevent the spout from being pulled entirely out of the package. A tongue Ziis fixed to the end e (Fig. 1) which tongue holds the. spout 1n position when in use and assists it to resume its position against the rear wall of the front ofpushed back the wings engage with the tongue and push it back a short distance, then the wings spring outwards and the tongue springs back into its original position.
A portion m of the end e is cut around and provided with a tape it, a piece of paper or other material being fixed above the portion m. When it is desired to use the spout the tape n is pulled up and the paper tearing,
the portion m opens as shown in Fig. 1.
'What We clann is V i 1. The combination of a package having a discharge opening and a spout at the opening having a central portion connected with the.
package and folding wings on either side thereof and means for flattening out the wings against the rear wall of the front of the package when the spout is pushed back.
2. The combination of a package having a discharge opening, a spout at the opening having a central portion, a flange on the central portion attached to the package, folding Wings on either side thereof, means for flattening out the wings against the rear wall of the front of the package when the spout is pushed back and projections on the wings for limiting the outward lnovernentof the spout.
3. The combination of a package having a discharge opening, a spout at the opening,
'- package and folding wings on either side thereof which are flattened out against the rear wall of the front of the package when the spout is ushed back, projections on the wings for 'miting the outward movement of the spout and a tongue secured to the package and adapted to engage the wings to flatten them out.
4. The combination of a package having a discharge opening and a collapsible spout havi a central portion, a flange thereon attache to the package, on which the s out hinges, folding wings on opposite sides 0 the central portion and means within the package for collapsing the wings.
5. The combination of a package having a discharge opening and slotted above the discharge opening and a spout hinged to the package at the opening having folding wings operating through the slots at the discharge opening and provided with stops for limiting the outward movement of t e spout and means for flattening out the spout against the rear wall of the front of the package when the spout is pushed back.
6. The combination of a package havin a discharge opening and slots above the ssspss charge opening, a spout hinged to the package at the discharge opening and provided with win s operating in the slots, stops for limiting t e outward movement of the spout and a tongue within the package engaging the wings and operating to flatten out or collapse them when the spout is moved inwards.
7. The combination of a package having a discharge opening and a spout having a central portion and side wings and which is hin ed to the front of the package and means Wit 'n the package for flattening out the spout against the rear wall of the front of the package when the spout is pushed back.
8. The combinatlon of a package having a discharge opening, a spout connected w1th the package at the opening and which is adapted to flatten out against the rear wall of the front of the package when it is pushed back and means within the package for caus- I ing the spout to thus flatten out.
GEORGE HOWARD .PATTER SON.
ALAN WATSON- Witnesses:
' WM. H. NIXON,