|Publication number||US895719 A|
|Publication date||Aug 11, 1908|
|Filing date||May 22, 1907|
|Priority date||May 22, 1907|
|Publication number||US 895719 A, US 895719A, US-A-895719, US895719 A, US895719A|
|Original Assignee||Henry Bradley|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (6), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
PATENT-ED AUG. 11, 1908.
11. BRADLEY. BOTTLE AND JAR CLOSURE. APPLIQAT'ION FILED MAY 22, 1907.
1 8 mm wtoz UNITED STATES HENRYBRADLEY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Borer-Ln AND JAR CLOSURE.
Speq fication of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 11, 1908.
, ii afit flna na 22, 1907. Serial No. 875,180.
To all whom it may concern: i
Be it known that I, HENRY BRADLEY, a citizen of'the United States, a resident o' the borough of Brooklyn, county of King's,tcity and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Bottle and Jar Closures, of which the following is 'a specification. I
The purpose of thisinvention is to provide, and the-same relates to, pulp board and paper cap closures for bottles and jars having a small shoulder or cap seat upon which the closure'is mounted within the neck of the receptacle, and having means within itself for removing the cap intact and evenly from the neck of the receptacle together with all dirt and other foreign matter which may have accumulated thereon without breaking through the cap and without'outside attachments. g t
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings as follows: Figure lrepresents'my ini roved cap seated in the neck of a milk bott e and shows a flexible tongue or flap cut in the lZ ody of the cap, within its circumference, am here raised by the finger to a position convenient for seizure by thumb and finger, as a means for removing'the cap from the neck of the bottle. The under side of the opening caused by the raising of the tongue from its reclinhi position within the body of the cap is here shown as closed by an under layer or facing formin a part of the finished closure.- Fig.2 is a p an view of the improved closure showing a tongue or flap cut in the body of the cap by an elli tical groove or slit and also a small narrow slbt or groove at the freeend of the tongue for access thereto. Fig. 3 is a sectional view, on lines 3 3 of Fig. 2 and shows an additional layer or facing underneath the tongue through which the slit forming the tongue does not pass. Fig. 4 is a sectional View on lines 4 4 of Fig. 2 and shows a cross section of the slot, which forms the means for access to the end of the tongue. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on lines 4 4 of Fig. 2, with the tongue raised and shown in the grasp of the thumb and finger in position for removal from the neck of the receptacle. Fig. 6 is a sectional view on lines 6 6 of Fig. 5 and shows the full face of the under side of the tongue which is here raised from the body of the ca In the drawings like numera s refer to the .55 same parts in each of the different views.
In the ractice of manufacture, the cap 1 is preferably made of pulp-board stock, with a lower layer or under facing 2,- of thin pulpboard or paper material, secured to the up er portion in the course of manufacture, by g ue or otherwise. The upper portion of the cap 1 as shown, is cut, withinits circumference, with an elliptical slot 3 which it will'b'e observed, does not pass through the lower layer 2, and which slot forms a tongue or flap 5. At the free end of the tongue is also cut a small narrow groove 6, for access thereto by thumb nail or otherwise, and said tongue is connected by hinge 7 to the main body ofthe cap}, and is sup cited in its reclining position within the bo y of the cap by said under layer 2, which, it will be noted, is not glued, or secured to said tongue except through the connection made through the main body of the cap by the hinge 7, and said tongue is therefore easily raised but can not be depressed without forcing its way through the under layer.
When the cap 1 is in use in the neck of a \bottle or jar and it is desired to remove the same the free end of the tongue 5 is lifted by thumb nail or otherwise from its reclining position within the body of the cap and seized upon as a thumb piece or hand e and the cap raised thereby bodily from the neck of the receptacle, the shape and location of said tongue being such as to cause the cap to be held naturally in an even and horizontal position in the act of removal, and thereby retaining the dirt accumulations upon its surface.
In cutting the slot or groove 3, thin sharp blades are used leaving the edges of the thaterial abutting each other in close proximity, none of the material of the cap being removed in the operation except at the groove 6 which is cut away only sufiiciently for the insertion of a thumb or finger nail or other thin instrument. These closures being; thoroughly bathed in-and coated with par'afiin in the course of manufacture are thereby made absolutely water-proof on both surfaces, at the edges and in the grooves thereof.
It will be seen, therefore, that I have provided a cap closure for bottles and jars with a simple and improved means Within the cap itself or removing the same from the neck of the receptacle, and which combines sim licity and cheapnes s of manufacture wit I a new and absolutely sanitary and hygienic means of preventing dirt accumulations on the top of the cap from being projected into the receptacle in the act of opening the same.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. A. pul -board bottle and jar closure, constructe in the form of a disk shaped cap, having a flexible tongue out in the body of the cap within its circumference and extending through a portion only of the thickness of the closure, and said tongue being adapted to be raisedfrom the body of the cap as a thumb-piece or handle for lifting and removing said closure from the mouth of the re ceptacle, and said cap being also provided with a small slot' at the free end of said tongue suitable for access thereto.
2. In a pulp-board bottle and jar closure, constructed in the form of a disk shaped cap, the combination of a flexible tongue cut in the body of the cap within its circumference, and an under layer forming a closure to the under side of the space occupied by said tongue, and adapted to support said tongue and to prevent dirt and other foreign. matter from falling or being projected through said s ace into the inside of the receptacle inv the lifting of said tongue, and said cap also beirig provided with a small slot at the end of said tongue suitable for access thereto.
3. In a pulp-board bottle and jarclosure, constructed in the form of a disk shaped cap,
the combination of a flexible tongue cut in the upper side of the body of the cap within its circumference, and an under layer covering the area of the under side of, and supporting, said vton ue, but not secured direct thereto, and sai cap being provided with a narrow slot at the free end of said tongue.
4. A pulp-board bottle and jar closure, constructed in the form of a disk shapedcap, with a flexible tongue out in the body of the cap, and said cap being alsoprovided with a narrow slot at the free end of said tongue adapted to form means for access thereto, and which tongue is adapted to be raised from the body of the cap as a thumb piece for removing said cap from the neck of the receptacle. 1
5. A disk'shaped bottle and jar closure constructed of two separate layers of fibrous material, secured one to the other, and having a flexible tongue cut'in the upper of said layers within its circumference, and which tongue is adapted to be raised as a thumbpiece for removing said closure from the neck of the receptacle.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of I/Vitnesses BERTHA P; BRADLEY, LINA Posr.
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