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Jan. 25, 1938‘ 1.. H. AMRINE COVER AND APPLICATOR ‘ 2,105,313 ‘ Filed Jan. 29, 1936 IN VEN TOR. 2,106,313‘ Patented Jan. 25, 1938 UITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,106,313 COVER AND APPLICATOR ‘ Leclare H. Amrine, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Im perial Molded Products Corporation, Chicago,v Ill. . Application January 29, 1936, Serial No. 61,327 5 Claims. (G1. 91'—67.4) My invention relates to applicators and par ticularly to those serving the combined purpose of an applicator and cover for the container with which they are used. The object of my invention is to provide a com bined cover and applicator in which the cover has a protruding ?nger grip which isfuseful both in turning the cover to release it from the container and in manipulating the applicator itself. Another object is to provide in a combined 10 cover and applicator for jars containing mustard or the like a ?nger grip for the cover which has inserted in it a flat sided applicator in the same direction as the grip so that the grip gives the impression of being an extension of the appli cator, which, being rigid with the cover, serves to loosen up the contents of the container, when the cover portion is turned oif or on. Further objects and advantages will appear, as 20 the description proceeds, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this speci?cation. In the drawing Fig. 1 shows the application 25 - of my device to a conventional jar. Fig. 2 is a side view of the combined cover and applicator. Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the cover portion with the applicator removed. Fig. 4. is a top view of the device. While my invention is susceptible of embodi 30 ment in many different forms I have shown in the drawing and will describe in detail one such embodiment with the understanding that the present disclosure is to be considered as an exem pli?cation of the principle of the invention and is not intended to limit the invention to the em bodiment illustrated. The scope of the invention will be pointed out in the appended claims. Applicators combined with jar tops have been cover portion is to be used with other condiment is an added bene?t. ‘ The illustration shows a transparent jar I hav ing a screw thread top on which is mounted the cover portion 2 of my device.' A ?at spoon-like applicator 3 is mounted in the cover. On the cover portion 2 is a wedge-shaped ?nger grip 5, . ‘ higher at one end 6 than at the other and wider at the same high end 6 than at the other. The‘ generous grip furnishes a ?rm cormnodious eX-‘ tension which can be solidly grasped by the thumb and fore?nger much as the user would lift a fork, spoon or other utensil. In using the wedge-shaped grip herein shown, there is a marked advantage. Ordinarily there is a tend ency for the ?ngers. to slip when picking up an article having a smooth thin, perfectly ?at handle is and the tendency is greatly multiplied when'the handle is greasy and slippery. By making the grip of unequal width it has been found that a 20 ?rmer hold can be taken of it with the'tendency to slip greatly minimized. When the grip is taken hold of, the thumb of the user lays! along one side with the wide part of the wedge prefer ably at the base of the ?rst joint. The index 25 ?nger will ordinarily be doubled back on the other side and the wide portion of the wedge will fall in or near the base of the ?rst joint of " the ?nger so that the ?rst joint partially squeezes the. base of the wedge and the second joint 30 squeezes the side. Grasped in this manner, which is natural to the average person, a secure hold will be had on the cover which will greatly facilitate its use. The utility of this feature of the device is of marked bene?t when it is used 35 in restaurants and other public eating places where carelessness takes precedence over clean liness. In the under side of the cover portion 2 is a 40 used but the use has been largely con?ned to narrow slot 1 made in a size to ?t the handle 8 40 brushes and other applicators for ?uids where the direction of application is immaterial and of the applicator 3. The applicator itself is pref erably shaped at the bottom like a ?at spoon or spatula 9 and the handle 8, which ?ts tightly into the slot 1 is made long enough so that the end of the spoon almost reaches the bottom of the 45 jar with which it is to be used. Making the ap-v wherein the contents of the container or jar ?ow to the applicator to replace the supply removed thereby. The applicator herein described is de signed to work with pastes having more body than will permit them to how freely, such as mustard, paste, marmalade and the like, or with substances which need occasionally to be stirred or loosened up. It is also extremely useful where it is desired to butter or spread the contents of the jar on the food or where it is desired to scoop up a quantity of the contents to remove them from the jar. The replaceability of the rigid 55 applicator when it becomes dirty or when the plicator thus, of wood, ?ber or other similar ma terials allows it to be freely replaced by another when occasion requires. It should be noted that the applicator 3 and the grip 5 are positioned in 50 the same direction flatwise so that the user when clasping the grip for buttering the condiment is holding the applicator in the same general di rection as the handle. The sensation given is similar to that of clasping the applicator itself 55 2 2,106,313 by the handle. The applicator, being rigidly fas tened to the cover portion is turned when the cover portion is screwed on or 01f to the end that some of the contents may be picked up by a twist of the cover when the level gets so low that the laterally extending cover portion would prevent spooning them out otherwise. Having thus described my invention what I claim and seek to secure by Letters Patent is:10 1. A combination cover and applicator com prising a cover attachable to a jar, a substantially ?at elongated grip molded integral with and ex tending diametrically across the top of the cover operable to be conveniently gripped with the ?n 15 gers at the flat sides thereof for placing the cover upon and removing it from the jar and for ma nipulating it in accordance with its intended use, said cover having therein an elongated aperture extending in a diametrical direction, and a flat 20 spatula-like applicator comprising a rigid ma-_ terial having a correspondingly ?at handle adapted to reception into the aperture so that the plane of the handle and applicator is maintained in a ?xed de?nite relation with the plane of the 25 grip, said applicator being movable simultane ously with said cover and grip and removable 3. A combination cover and applicator com prising a cover attachable to a jar, a grip‘ molded integrally therewith formed with opposed ?at sides spaced so as to be grasped by the ?ngers, said cover having formed therein an aperture with sides disposed in a direction predetermined with respect to the direction of the sides of the grip, and an applicator constructed for use when turned in a speci?c direction having a handle formed for reception into the aperture so that 10 when inserted therein the position of the appli ca'tor with respect to a lateral direction is main tained in a?xed relation to the position of the grip. 4. A combination cover and applicator com prising a rotatable cover attachable to a contain 15 er, an elongated grip integral with the cover and shorter in length than the diameter of said cover having a thickness progressively increasing from one end to the other and a height in excess of the maximum thickness and extending across the 20 top of said cover in a position operable to be gripped by the ?ngers for rotating and manipu lating said cover, and a ?at, separable spoon-like applicator, said cover having an aperture there in extending in the same lateral direction as said 25 grip, adapted to‘ the reception of said applicator from the aperture for replacement. in the same ?atwise position laterally as said 2. A combination cover and applicator com prising a cover attachable to a jar, an elongated grip. 5. A combination cover and applicator com prising a cover attachable to a receptacle, an 30 30 grip molded integrally with the cover operable to be conveniently gripped with the ?ngers at the sides thereof for placing the cover on and removing it from the jar, said cover having an elongated aperture therein, and a detachable 35 applicator having a laterally elongated handle corresponding in shape to the aperture and adapted to be snugly received therein so that it may be detached at will for cleaning and there after be replaced. elongated ?nger grip of unequal Width extending across the top of the cover having a heighth in excess of the maximum width operable to be grasped at the sides by the ?ngers for manipu lating said cover, and a long ?at applicator, said 35 cover having an elongated aperture therein adapted to the reception of said applicator in the same position laterally as said grip. LECLARE H. AMRINE.