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Publication numberUSD3376 S
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1869
Publication numberUS D3376 S, US D3376S, US-S-D3376, USD3376 S, USD3376S
InventorsCharles Pratt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Design for a sheet-metal can
US D3376 S
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Design No. 3,37 6, (lated Februa/ry 16, 1869.


The Schedule referred to ln these Letters Patent and making part of vthe same llo all 'whom it may conce/rn:

Be it known that I, CHARLES PRATT, of New York, in the county of New York, and State of New York, have invented a new and improved Design for Sheet- Metal Cans; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof', which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

This invention relates to an improved design for the form of sheet-metal cans.

Figure l represents a perspective view of' a can constructed according to my improved design, and

Figure 2 represents a view of the same.

Similar letters of' reference indicate corresponding parts.

The top, A, of the can is turned down at the outer edges, and joined to the sides in a manner common for forming the joint; but, according to my design, the said edge is elevated to some extent above the plain surface of the said top; and the said top is provided with two deep grooves, C and D, in its surface, eX- tending around the same, the one, C, immediately within the edge, A, and the other, D, inside of an elevated plane, E.

F represents a plane surface, enclosed by the inner groove, D.

The centre of this plane is slightly recessed, and the handle secured thereto in the said recess, a sheet of' tin, G, to which the handle is secured, and formed to correspond with tlm www msm. .\1,i...1 L

groove Gis turned across the same, leaving a large depressed plane, wherein the opening is made for the admission and removal of the substance the can is made to hold; and the inner groove is constructed in conformity with the same.

The sides of the can are provided with grooves or depressions, I, adjacent to the edges; and the corners K project materially from the body, the sides thereof' representing lines radiating from the centre; and the said corners have curved outer surfaces.

The bottom, L, is elevated at the edge, and united to the sides, similar to the top. It is also provided with two grooves, M and N, the one, M, immediately within the edge, and the other within an elevated plane, O, inside the outer groove.

Within the interior groove, N, is a plane, P; and the latter is united to the plane O by the ridges, Q, at the corners.

The said ridges may, however, be located at any other portion of the groove N.

By this improved design of arrangement of the several parts, the can is materially strengthened, and is rendered very ornamental.

Having thus described my invention,

I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent- Thc design for sheet-metal cans, herein Set forth and shown.

GHAS. PRATT. Witnesses