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Publication numberUS908205 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1908
Filing dateJun 14, 1906
Priority dateJun 14, 1906
Publication numberUS 908205 A, US 908205A, US-A-908205, US908205 A, US908205A
InventorsFord M Clapp
Original AssigneeOhio Varnish Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 908205 A
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Patented Dec. 29, 1908.



ran stares raranr roan M. GLAPP, or CLEVELAND, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE onio'vasulisn COMPANY, OF



Specification 01. Letters Yatent.

Patented Doc. 29, 1908.

Application filed June 14, 1906. Serial No. 321,535.

together but which deteriorate when mixed-L My can keeps the constituents entirely separated and is so arranged as to form a single complete package. It may be easily separated, and when so separated, each part is a complete packing vessel in itself and may be subsequently used as desired.

The invention is more fully hereinafter described and its essential characteristics set out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my compartment can complete with a label around it. Fig. 2 isa vertical central section through the can. Fig. 3 is an en.- larged sectional view of a portion of the can adjacent to the junction of the two compart ments. My can comprises two compartments each having its friction cover and the upper compartment having near its bottom'a downwardly extending flange which engages the outer wall of the lower compartment and holds the parts in place.

As shown in the drawing, the lower compartment is designated A and it the usual cylindrical wall with an inward tlange a at its upper end, and a bottom a which. maybe flanged and soldered t the wall as shown, The compartment has a ction cover a seating within the opening in the flange a and. not extending as outwardly as the outside of the can. Similarly, the upper compartment B has the flange 5" and a friction cover 5 This compartment, also has a. bottom b secured to the cylindrical wall. A; the lower edge oi the compartment 13 is the downwardly extending flange b which in its preferred form is a continuation or" the wall B, the bottom 3) being within such continuation.

In use, the compartment llsurmounts the compartment A, and. the flange b fitting snugly on the, compartment A, firmly holds the parts together. To prevent accidental displacement thereof, I put a'wrapper 3 about the complete can, which wrapper is preferably a paper label. A line 0 around this label indicates where the same should be cut-to allow the compartments to be separated. It the two compartments are of the same diameter, as shown in the drawing, the flange b is offset outwardly, as. shown, to embrace the lower wall. This ofiset formsa useful stop for the flange of the bottom F2, as shown.

\Vhen the compartments are togethi and while they are always maintained separate and may thus be preserved. When the cans are separated for use, each compartment forms a complete can and has its own cover so that there need be no waste of material, by evaporation or otherwise. vMoreover, after the compartments are emptied, each may be used for other purposes if desired.

It has heretofore been proposed to make a compartment can wherein the upper portion seats within the lower portion and constitutes the cover. Such can has the disadvantage that when liquid'is employed in the lower compartment, the bottom of the upper compartment when removed is covered with the liquid and cannot be put down separately without soiling its support. Moreover, it is very diliicult in such a case to make a tight enough joint to cold liquid inthe lower compartment, for the projection of the upper-compartment may cause it to be moved vslig itly in shipping, which would work it suficiently loose to allow the escape of the liquid. ,lVith can, such movement does no harm. la as; if the two rte were entirely separated there would 5* escape of the contents.

I claim 1. In a compartment can, the combination outer flange oi. the annular niembe and onto the Wall of the lower compartment.

In a compartment cam the combination of a lower compartment having at its upper edge an inward annular {hinge whose upper Surface is depressed a depressed trietion cover having a wall adapted to engage in the opening provided by such ainuilar flange and itself having a flange extending across the annular member and stitl'ened by sing bent on itself, thedhickened portion thus provided being accminnodated by the depression in said annular member, and an upper compartment having near its lower end a flange extending around the lower member and trietionally engaging the same.

111 a compartment calm the combination of a lower con'ipartmcnt having a lmtton'i and a cover which seats Within an opening in the top, an upper compartment having a bottom,

a sn'iooth-tlange formed by an oltset down-. ward extension of the slde wall ot the upper eoaeoe a downward extending across the compartment and adapted to snugly engage the outer surface ofthe lower compartment by friction only, the bottom of the upper compartment being within such offset and having an upturned flange which abuts against the shoulder caused thereby.

47- In a compartment can, the combination of a lower compartment having a bottom, a side wall and an annular member at the upper edge flanged over the outside of the side Wall, a friction cover seated in the central opening provided by such annular mem-' her and held thereto by friction, and an upper compartment having a downward flange extending around the outer flange of the annular meniber and onto the Wall of the lower compartment.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto affix my signature in the presence of two Witnesses. FORD M. CLAPP.

Witnesses ALBERT H. BATES,

WV. L. Coonn.

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