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No. 884,761. PATENTED APR. 14, 1908.
G. J. RICHARD. CAN SPOUT.
APPLICATION FILED BEPTJS, 1907.
UNITED STATESFATEN T OFFICE.
GEORGE J. RICHARD, OF WATERBURY, CONNEPTIOUT, ASSIGNOR TO NOERA MANU- FACTURING OMPANY, OF WATERBURY, (ONNEFTICUR A CORPORATION OF GAN-SPOUT.
Application filed September 23, 1907.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 14, 1908.
Serial No. 394,045.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE J. RICHARD, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Waterbury, county of New Haven, State of Connecticut, have invented an Improvement in (lanSp out-s, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawing, is a specification, like letters on the drawing representing like parts.
This invention relates to sheet-metal can spouts, and more particularly to spouts for oilcans, and it has for its object the production of novel and simple means for securing together the spout and the base by or through which the spout is connected with the can.
The construction and arrangement is such that the various parts are fixedly and readily secured without the use of solder, the spout being firmly held in the base at separated points and laterally sustained, any longitudinal movement of the spout relatively to the base being prevented.
The various novel features of my invention will be fully described in the subjoined specification and particularly pointed out in the following claims.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a spout and base embodying one form of my invention; Fig. 2 is a lower end elevation thereof; Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the flanged and threaded sleeve forming one member of the base; Fig. 4 is a much enlarged-vertical section on the line 4-4, Fig. 2, showing the relative positions of the several-cooperating parts.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 4 the tapering spout 1 is in practice made of sheet-metal, and I provide it near its lower end with an external annular enlargement, herein shown as a rib or bead 2, formed by spinning or in any other suitable manner. The base or means by which the spout is secured to the can is in my present invention made in two parts, one of which is a circular cap 3 havin a depending peripheral lip 4 and a centra hole 5, of less diameter than the bead 2 but large enough to permit the lower end of the spout to be passed through it. Said cap is made of stamped or spun sheet metal in well known manner, and when placed upon the spout it is butted against the rib or bead 2 and in ractice the edge of the hole in the cap is slightly turned in, as at 6, Fig. 4, to more tightly fit against the bead 2. The
other part of the base is a sheet-metal sleeve 7, shown separately in Fig. 3, externally screw-threaded and having at its upper end a lateral, out-turned annular flange 8 While the opposite or lower end of the sleeve is inturned to form a flange 9, Fig. 4, toembrace the spout 1 near its end.
As shown in Fig. 4 the flange 8 is of such diameter that it will enter the lip 4 and seat upon the cap 3, the arrangement preventing relative lateral movement of sleeve and cap while the latter forms a firm support for the sleeve. Said sleeve is considerably longer than the depth of the lip 4, Figs. 1 and 4, and the inturned flange 9 embraces the larger end of the spout quite near its extremity, the projecting portion of the spout being turned over or spun down upon the outer face of the flange 9, at 10, as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 4.
It will be manifest that the sleeve is rigidly held between the cap and the turned over or upset end 10 ofthe spout, the ca in turn being held against the retaining or limiting enlargement 2 on the s out, so that the two-part base is securely he d together and also upon the s out. The. s out cannot move longitudinally, as it is he (1 from such movement by the bead 2 and the turned over part 10, cooperating with the to and bottom of the base, and the spout is hel from lateral movement by the base, as will be clear from an inspection of Fig. 4. The projecting end of the sleeve 7 is screwed into the usual threaded mouth of the can, and an annular gasket or washer 11 of leather or other suitable material is forced into the space be tween the lip 4 and the opposite portion of the sleeve, such gasket or washer bearing against the edge of the can-mouth and making a tight joint at such place. The base is secured to the s out without the use of solder, and similar y the two arts of the base are connected, though if esired a dro of solder may be applied at the junction 0 the bead 2 and the cap 3.
The construction -is very simple, the several parts are easily and cheaply made, and the assembling is effected readily and rapidly and while solder is dispensed with a tight joint is secured. When the spout end is turned over, at 10, the part of the spout is spread in the operation to make a tight joint with the flange 9, the overturning at 10 completing the oint, while the washer or gasket 11 prevents the oil from flowing along the sleeve 7 and thence around its flange 8 into the interior of the base.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. The combination with a tapered spout, of a two art base comprising a cap surrounding and flxed upon the spout and having a depending lip, and an externally threaded sleeve seated at its upper end upon the cap within the lip and having an inturned flange at its lower end to embrace the exterior of the spout adjacent its end, the projecting part of the spout below the flange being turned over upon the flange to clamp the cap and sleeve together and retain them on the spout.
2. The combination with a tapered spout having an external enlargement, of a cap apertured to receive the spout and bearing against said enlargement, a depending annular lip on the cap, and an externally threaded sleeve seated at its upper end on the cap within the lip, the spout passing through the sleeve and being turned over upon its lower end, to clamp the sleeve and cap together and fixedly hold them on the spout.
3. The combination with a tapered spout, of an annularly lip ed, centrally apertured cap and an external y threaded sleeve seated upon the cap within the lip thereof, the spout passing through the cap and sleeve, and annular enlargements on the spout engaging and clamping between'them the cap and sleeve.
4. A centrally apertured cap, an elongated, externally threaded sleeve seated thereon, a tapered spout extended through the cap and sleeve and laterally su ported at separated points by the lower en of the sleeve and the cap, and means on and integral with the spout to overlap the cap and the lower end of said sleeve to clamp them together and fixedly connect them with the spout.
5. The combination with a tapered spout, of a cap fixed thereon and havin a depending, annular lip, and an elongate externally threaded sleeve seated at its u per end upon the cap and at its lower end liaving an inturned flange to embrace the s out, the adjacent end of the latter below t 1e flange being turned over outwardly upon said flange to rigidly hold the sleeve upon the cap and spout.
6. The combination with a tapered spout, of a cap fixed thereon and havin a depending, annular lip, and an elongate externally threaded sleeve seated at its upper end upon the ca and at its lower end having an inturned flange to embrace the spout, the adjacent end of the latter being turned over upon said flange to rigidly hold the sleeve upon the cap and spout, and an annulargasket or packing forced into place between the lip of the cap and the adj aoent portion of the sleeve, the lower end of the latter extending beyond the 7; The combination with a tapered spout, of a cap fixed thereon and having a depending, annular lip, and an elongated externally threaded sleeve having a lateral flange at its up er end seated upon the cap within the lip an provided at its lower end with an inturned flange to embrace the spout, the adjacent end of the latter being turned over upon said flange to close the joint and hold the sleeve seated upon the cap, the sleeve projecting beyond the lip, and a gasket within the li and seated on the lower face of the lateral ange.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
GEORGE J. RICHARD.