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Jan. 25, 1938. G. B_ JENKlNsoN ’ CAP REMOVER FOR CONTAINERS AND THE LIKE Filed Feb. 24, 1936 2,106,639 Patented Jan. 25‘, 1938 2,106,639 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE " George Brockley Jenkinson, Prescott, Ontario, Canada . _ Application February 24,1936, Serial No. 65,505 1 Claim. ‘This invention‘ relates to a cap remover for con tainers and the like. An object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be readily made out of ‘bar-"like material to provide an opener either (01. 65-116) cap remover shown in engagement with the cap of a bottle. ~ > ' l ‘ Figure 9 is a similar view to Figure 7, showing the same cap remover in an alternative position engaging the cap of a bottle, and \ vin the form of a simple one-piece member which v Figure 10 is a transverse section of bar-like ma will e?‘iciently remove the caps» from containers, terial alternative to Figure 3 from which the cap .bottles'and the like upon a downward pressure on remover in some forms may be constructed. . Y its handle or shank or may be made in the form Referring to the drawing, and particularly Fig 10 of a‘ composite member which will remove caps ures _1 to 3, A indicates a cap remover for con either by downward pressure or an upward pres tainers, bottles and'the like which-is constructed sure on its shank or handle. A further object of the invention is to provide I' a, device of this character which may be readily» 15 made in several forms. 0 from a single piece of bar-like material and bent to form a shank l0 having at one end a cap en gaging member B. The cap engaging member is - formed with a portion ll inclined to the normal With these and other objects in view the inven- " plane of the shank It], the outer end of the in tion consists in an opener formed from bar-like clined portion being bent to form a second portion material providing a shank formed with a cap- en ’ I2 which extends substantially at right angles to gaging member formed at one end thereof, having ' the ?rst portion, the outer end of the second por 20 a portion projecting therefrom at an incline, a tion being again bent as at l3 to provide a third second portion bent substantially at right angles to the ?rst portion and a third portion bent sub portion extending substantially at right angles to 20 the second portion and substantially parallel to stantially at right angles to the second portion, . the ?rst portion, the third portion being of lip-. the third portion being of lip like character and like character as indicated at M, thinner and being thinner and wider than the other portions, wider than saidother portions, to ?t under and to ?t under and engage the edge of a bottle cap. - In a second form this structure is coupled with a ‘ second element having a shank designed to abut the shank of the ?rst element and having a cap engaging member at one end of the shank in‘the form of a projecting lip terminating intermediate the ends of the cap engaging member of the ?rst element to ‘?t under and engage the edge of a caplor to ?t on top of the cap when the cap en “ ' gaging member of the other element_ ?ts under engage the edge of a cap. The edge of the lip-like portion I4 is formed concave or inwardly curved as at I5 so as to ?t around the bead of the neck of a bottle or container without catching the bead or neck, the ‘juncture of the side edges and curved portion l5 of the lip forming projecting points l6 which project under the edge of the cap along with a portion of the curved edge I 5 positively to ~ engage with the edge of the cap. The inclined portion II is designed to lie along the top of the and engages the edge of the cap as described in ‘ cap of a container or the like during the process of removing the said cap, the second portion l2 ‘accompanying drawing which form part of “ the ?ts around the edge of the cap and, the lip l4 " j'same. under the edge. In this position the shank III] is In the drawing, Figure 1 is a side elevation of ‘ projecting upwardly at an' incline from the cap one form of construction according to the present so that under downward pressure the shank will invention. fulcrum on the slightly'curved part I‘! at the point ' Figure 2 is‘a bottom plan view of Figure 1. where the inclined portion I I joints the shank l0 Figure 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Figure 2. ‘and the lip 14 will readily lift off a cap from the Figure 4 is a side elevation partly in section of container. The inclined portion II is preferably an alternative form of cap remover. of a length slightly shorter than the width of a Figure 5 is a section taken on the line 5-5 of standard container cap to provide for the appli Figure 4. cation of considerable force at the lip l4 when the Figure 6 is a further alternative construction of shank is depressed, but of course the opener would cap remover. operate quite efficiently if the shank portion were Figure '7 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of of a length slightly greater than the width of the Figure 5 showing the construction of the engag cap. I ing lips of the remover as employed in the struc The shank l0 may be encased in a suitable ture of Figure 5 and Figure 6. ~ handle if desired, but in a simple form of opener -55 Figure 8 is a fragmentary pictorial view of the it is preferable to leave it without a special handle. ‘they following speci?cation and illustrated in'the 2,106,639 2 In this construction the extreme end of the shank may be tapered as at l8 and upwardly bent as at 19- to provide a utility member having a screw driver-like end 20 which may be used as a screw driver and also may be conveniently used as a pry to- lift the lids of paint cans and the like. The bar-like material from which the construc tion is formed may conveniently be half section material as indicated in Figure 3 formed with an upper rounded surface and a ?at base. On the 10 other hand it may conveniently take a form ellip tical in cross-section, as indicated in Figure 10. as projections interengaging between the shanks to assist in preventing relative longitudinal move ment of the shanks. This type of construction To provide a composite member wherein the caps may be removed with a downward pressure or an upward pressure on the handle of the opener may be ?nished with the usual ferrule or the like 26. This general construction may be given another formation which I have devised and which is shown in Figure 6, wherein the shanks l0 and 2| are continued to form handle portions 21 and 28. In one form of construction the shanks may be 10 formed separately, the extensions thereof being curved at 29 and 30 to provide a relatively wide and readily gripped handle, the shanks being preferably welded together at 3| and the free ends of the extensions welded together as at 32. On the other hand, this construction can be formed from a single member wherein the cap Figure 4 it will be seen that the shank ID of one engaging portion B is formed at one end of the element is relatively shorter than that shown in V piece and the cap engaging portion 22 for the sec Figure 1, and is provided with a similar cap en ond element C is formed at the opposite end, a second element is provided. On referring to gaging member B having the various portions I I, A second element C is coupled with this structure having a shank 2| which abuts the shank it! of the ?rst element and is formed with a cap engaging portion 22 at the end of the shank 2| in the form of a projecting lip disposed in alignment with the shank and terminating in— termediate the ends of the cap engaging member of the ?rst element. The cap engaging member of the second element is of lip like form having a reduced outer edge 23 thinner and wider than its 30 shank, the upper surface 24 being in the same plane as the upper surface of its shank which is disposed below a parallel plane intersecting the lip H of the cap engaging member element whereby the lip 14 ‘of the cap engaging member B of the ?rst element may project below the edge of the cap while the, cap engaging lip 23 whereupon the whole piece of material is bent to provide the skeleton handle construction illus trated in Figure 6 and the shanks l0 and 2| are welded together to form the complete article. It will be apparent from the foregoing that I have provided a complete and simple cap re of element C bears upon the top of the cap as illustrated in Figure 8. Thus the cap may be removed by applying a downward pressure to the handle of the cap remover, the latter fulcruming on the lip 23. Alternatively the lip 23 may ?t be neath the edge of the bottle cap with the lip- l4 bearing on top of the cap whereby the cap may be removed by applying an upward pressure to the handle, in which case the cap remover fulcrums on the lip M, the ?at surface 24 of lip 23 ?rmly j engaging the lower edge of the cap, and if desired the lip 23 might be concaved or formed with a curved portion similar to the portion 15 shown . 50 in Figure 2. ‘ The abutting shanks I0 and 2| of each element are carried according to Figure 4 in a handle ' 24, and they may be formed in any suitable way in CA to prevent twisting within the handle. For in stance, each shank may be provided with a ?ange the lower surface of which constitutes a continu ation of the ?at abutting surfaces of the shanks so that the flanges projecting into the material of the handle will prevent turning. On the other 60 hand the external surfaces of the shanks might be roughened to ful?ll this function. At the same time the shanks may be formed with means such mover which can be made in various convenient forms and which will operate e?iciently. Various modi?cations may be made in this in vention without departing from the spirit thereof 30 or the scope of the claim, and therefore the exact forms shown are to be taken as illustrative only and not in a limiting sense, and it is desired that only such limitations shall be placed thereon as ‘are disclosed in the prior art or are set forth in 35 the accompanying claim. What I claim as my invention is:— _A cap remover for containers and the like com prising a pair of bar-like elements abutting one another, each having a shank connecting with a 40 handle, one of said elements being formed with a cap engaging member at one end of the shank, said cap engaging member having a portion pro jecting at an incline to the plane of the shank, a second portion bent substantially at right angles to the ?rst portion and a third portion bent sub stantially at right angles to the second portion so as to. extend substantially parallel with’ the ?rst portion, said third portion being of lip-like character to engage the edge or top of a container ' cap, vthe second element having a cap engaging member in the form of a projecting lip in align ment with the shank and terminating inter mediate the length of the cap engaging member of the ?rst element, the cap engaging member of ; the second element engaging either the edge or top of the container cap according to the position of the cap engaging member of the first element when applied to a bottle cap whereby a container cap may be removed in two ways, by upward or downward pressure on the handle. GEORGE BROCKLEY J ENKINSON.