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March l5, 1939 L. R. DE BUYS NURSING BOTTLE 'Filed DSO. lO, 1936 '\ 2,110,928 Patented ar. 15, E93 tai alienta dllït’t‘i Bßê’ll‘miël ltaurenee E.. De Buys, New @rientra ita. ?tppiicatian December it, i936, Seriali Nc. llliiißêä g @Hag This invention relates to nursing bottles. _ nomical to manufacture. and readily disposable. As is well known, it is the common practice to feed babies from various types of glass bottles A further object is to provide a nursing bottle of the character referred to whereinthe container provided with suitable rubber nipples in accord may be placed in the holder without touching the ' upper edge of the container,v thus preventing any OI 6 ance with the type oi bottles employed. These appurtenances are commonly more or less . sterilized by boiling them in Water. It is a matter of scientific fact that perfect sterilization of the conventional glass bottles and rubber nipples cannot be effected, and while infant mortality has dropped quite materially due to improved methods of handling milk and in exer cislng care in the handling of nursing bottles, there is still room for substantial improvement, particularly because of the impossibility of per fectly sterilizing nursing bottles. There are other disadvantages involved in the use of conventional glass bottles and rubber gontamination from. coming in contact with the ood. ' A further object is to provide a novel type of disposable container which is adapted to be packed singly or nested in groups and sold in 10 sterile packages. " » A further object is to provide a nursing bottle having a metallic or similar holder and a con-y tainer formed of paper or any otherV suitable disposable material, and to so form these ele 15 ments with respect yto each other that the placing of the nipple in position causes a portion of the metallic holder to ream or embed itself into a nipples. For example, injury to the hands not portion of the container and thus render the lat infrequently occurs from burning incident to the handling of the articles in the process of steriliza tion, and where bottle brushes'are employed for ter unfit forA further use. cleaning the bottles there is always the danger of the brushes becoming contaminated. In ad dition, glass bottles are subject to breakage with. consequent possible injury, particularly from the breaking oiï of small pieces from the bottle. The common practice in applying a breast and i A further object is to provide a relatively rigid holder for a container which, in its original form, is provided at its upper end with a depending lip portion, and to form the upper end of the holder in such a manner that it possesses a sub stantial degree of radial elasticity to facilitate the ‘ insertion of the upper end of the holder between the depending lip and the body of the container. A further object is to so form the container nipple to a cylindrical bottle is to ñrst apply' one side of the breast and nipple to one side of the as to facilitate its insertion into the holder by 'bottle and then insert thevflngers beneath the engaging the fingers with the lower end of the ‘ opposite side to stretch it into position. This container through the open lower end of the operation causes contamination of the inside of 'v holder, thus eliminating the necessity for pressing the breast and nipple because of the contact of on the upper end of the container by the iingers. the ñngers therewith. ` Several attempts have been made to overcome the above and numerous other disadvantages in cident to the use of conventional nursing bottles, but so far as I amv aware, such attempts have not 40 been completely successful. Some of the im l following description. In the drawing I have shown several embodi ments of the invention. In this showing: Figure 1 is a side elevation of one form of as provements along this line involve /structures sembled device, which> are relatively expensive, while others fail Figure 2 is a central vertical sectional view through the same showing the nipple omitted and illustrating the container in its original form. Figure 3 is a side elevation of an assembled to provide perfect sterilization. An important object ofthe present invention> . is to provide a nursing bottle which is inex pensive, and which provides perfect sterilization - and protection against contamination of the milk. A further object is i3d-provide a nursing bottle wherein the actual container of the milk is dis posable, and which is rendered unñt for re-use, thus requiring a new and sterile container` for each feeding. . . A further object is to provide a holder having a container therein formed of paper or any other 55 kOther objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the suitable material which is non-brealsable, yeco-4 ' nursing bottle of somewhat modified form, Figure 4 is a central vertical sectional view through the same, showing the nipple omitted and illustrating a modiñed form of container in its original form, ’ Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentarysectional view showing the upper end of the holder and container with the latter in its original form, Figure 6 is a similar view showing the nipple applied, y » 2 2,110,928 Figure 7 is a central vertical sectional view of the upper end of an assembled device of a further modified type, Figure 8 is a perspective view of one form of container adapted for use with the device, and Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view sim ilar to Figure 5 showing a further modified form of container. Referring to Figures 1 and 2, the numeral II designates a sleeve or holder which is preferably formed of metal or other relatively rigid mate rial. For example, the holder may be formed of stainless steel or other metal, or it may be formed of a molding composition. The holder or sleeve is preferably cylindrical throughout its length and open at both ends, and the upper end of the sleeve is turned outwardly to form a hori~ zontal flange I2. While the thickness of the material of the sleeve II is somewhat exag 20 gerated, particularly in Figures 5 and 6, atten tion is invited to the fact that such material, and particularly the portion of the sleeve form ing the flange I2, is formed relatively thin so that the upper edge of the flange I2 is relatively 25 sharp, for a purpose to be described. The upper end portion of the sleeve may be longitudinally slit as at I3 to provide a substantial degree of radial resiliency, for a purpose to be referred to later. 30 A container I4 is adapted to be arranged in the holder II in the manner shown in Figure 2. Such form of container preferably is tapered to decrease in diameter toward its lower end, and . the container is provided with a bottom I5 spaced from the lower extremity of the container to form a ñnger engaging flange I6. At its upper end the body of the container I4 extends outwardly in the form of a horizontal flange I1, and then downwardly to form a depending annular flange 40 I 8 which obviously is spaced from the body of the the holder 2l. The container 24, as distin guished from the container I4, may be cylin drical as clearly shown in Figure 4. The bot tom 25 of the container 24 is also spaced from the lower end of the body of the container to form a finger engaging flange 26. The upper end of the container 24 is formed in the same manner as the upper end of the container I4, being pro vided with an outstanding annular flange 21 and a depending cylindrical flange 28, spaced from 10 the body of the container and adapted to receive the flange 23 therewithin, as shown in Figure 4. Upon the placing of one of the nipples I9 in po sition, the flange 28 will be turned inwardly in the manner shown in Figure 6. While it is preferred to employ a sleeve as a holder for the container, as shown in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, such sleeve may be dispensed with and a simple holder of the type shown in Figure 7 may be employed. Such holder comprises a sleeve portion 29, which is relatively short, and such sleeve portion is provided at its upper extremity with an outstanding horizontal flange 3U. This flange is identical with the flanges I2 and 23 of the forms of the invention previously 25 described, and the sleeve or body portion 29 corresponds to the upper end of the holder 2I, shown in Figures 3 and 4. The form of the invention in Figure 7 is shown in conjunction with one of the containers 24. In the forms of 30 the invention previously described, the holder is retained for permanent use while the containers are .used only once and then discarded. In the form shown in Figure 7, the holder is in the form of a small ring of inverted L-shaped cross-sec 35 tion which may form a part of the container, as purchased, and may be discarded therewith. As previously stated, the holder 2| as shown in Figures 3 and 4, may be provided with the slots 22 through which the height of the liquid 40 in the container may be determined. To facili tate ascertaining the -quantity of food placed in container I4. A breast and nipple I9 of conventional type is adapted to be placed over the upper end of the the containeror consumed therefrom the con tainer may bevprovided with suitable indicia as holder II and container I4, and it WilLbe ap parent that no portion of the holder contacts shown in Figure 8. One of the containers I4 with any portion of the interior of the breast and ~ has been illustrated in Figure 8, but it will be come apparent that indicating markings may be nipple with which the food may come into con tact. The parts, when assembled, occupy the applied equally well to- a container of the type relative positions shown in detail in Figure 6 shown in Figures 3 and 4. Referring to Figure 8, it will be noted that the outer face of the 50 of the drawing. The peripheral portion 20 of the breast and nipple extends downwardly over the container may be provided with suitable indicia upper portion of the flange I8 and forces the 3l by means of which the amount of food in the lower portion of this flange inwardly beneath container may be determined, for example, in the flange I2. For a purpose to- be described, ounces or cubic centimeters. The inner face of the pressure exerted by the peripheral portion the container likewise may be provided with in 2G of the breast and nipple outwardly of the dicia 32 which may be utilized in the filling of the container prior to the placing of the nipple in flange I2 causes this flange to be partially em bedded into the portion of the flange I8 with position. It will be apparent that in the forms of the which it contacts. This operation takes place device previously described, each container is 60 in the form` of the invention described, an in provided with a depending lip which is cylindri all of the other forms to be referred to later. cal and depends below the lip at the upper end of In the form of the invention shown in Fig ures 3 and 4, a holder 2I is employed which may the holder. In Figure 9, a slightly modified form be generally similar to the holder I I and made of of container is illustrated. The container is in dicated as a whole by the numeral 32, and may any of the same materials. The holder 2|, how ever, does not employ the longitudinal slits I3, be either tapered similar to the container I4, or being substantially radially rigid at its upper cylindrical similar to the container 24. The con tainer in Figure 9 is illustrated as being arranged end. The holder 2| may be provided with dia metrically opposite longitudinal slots 22, as shown . in one of the holders II wherein the slits I3 are in Figures 3 and 4, to permit the quantity of fluid consumed to be determined. The upper end of the holder 2| is provided with a flange 23 which is preferably identical with the flange I2 previously described. ~ ' A container 24 is adapted to be arranged in 45 50 55 60 65 provided in the upper end of the holder to permit 70 contraction thereof. f ‘ As clearly shown in Figure 9, the upper end of the container 32 is smaller in diameter than the corresponding portion of the holder, an annular space 33 thus being'provided to permit the con 75 ananas traction of the upper end of the holder for a purpose to be described. 'At its upper end the container extends outwardly in a horizontal flange portion 3i and then downwardly in a short cylindrical portion t5 which surrounds the outer edge of the iiange i2. Below the cylindri cal portion 35, the material of the container ex tends horizontally inwardiy as at 36, the edge of the material engaging the surface of the con tainer when the upper end of the latter is in its normal shape. The width of the annular space 33 is at least equal to the width of the flange i2 to permit the outer edge of the latter to clear the inner edge of the flange 36 when the upper end of the holder is contracted. ¿ The operation of the form of the invention shown in Figures i and 2 is as follows: Because of the tapered construction of the containers it, these containers may be nested 20 whereby they may be sold in groups in a sterile carton or container of any desired type. For example, six of the containers iii may be nested in a carton or the like to provide a fresh con While the ' taincr for each of a. day’s feedings. 25 tapering of the containers facilitates the nesting thereof, it will be obvious that they need not be nested but may be sold individually packed. The containers Id are sold or dispensed in a perfectly sterile condition and may be handled 30 without the fingers coming into contact with the interior of the container or the exposed surfaces of the flange I‘I or I8. The holder II, however, need not be sterile, since it obviously does not come into contact with any of the surfaces of the container just referred to. If the containers are sold in nested groups, it is preferred that the proportions of the containers be such that the flange- portions of successive containers will be spaced apart a sufficient distance to permit the 40 outside of thè body' of’ each container to be grasped in the fingers without contacting the upper face o'f the fiange I 'I of .the next lower con tainer. For example, the bottom I5 maybe i 3 plied. In connection with the previous filling of the container, it will be noted that several con tainers may be kept in arefrigerator with an in dividual feeding in each container and with the upper end of the container closed by a suitable cap, such as the caps now commonly employed as closures for commercial milk bottles, with de pending skirts overhanging the upper extremi ties of the bottles. Such caps, in perfectly sterile condition, may be sold in packages with the con tainers or in sterile packages' wholly separate therefrom. It is preferred that the containers i ii be made of waterproof land heat-proof material. Such material permits the previous ñlling of the con tainers and the storage 'of the filled containers in a refrigerator. Upon the placing of the con tainer in the holder, therefore, the bottom of the latter is adapted to support the device in an up right position to be heated to the proper tem perature in a container of water. The inside in dicia t2 facilitates the filling of each container since the indicia may be viewed through the top of vthe container while the latter is being filled. Assuming that the container is in position in the holder and filled with food in the proper amount, the breast and nipple I9 may be placed in position ready for the feeding. The down ward pressure exerted in placing the breast and nipple in position and the inward radial force 30 exerted due to the elastic nature of the nipple causes the outer relatively sharp edge of the flange I2to cut into or embed itself in the portion of the container flange I8 against which it con tacts. The lower annular portion of the breast and nipple contracts beneath the iiange I2 and forces the lower portion of the flange inwardly to the position shown’in Figure 6. After the parts have been thus assembled, the device is ready for 40 use. Upon the completion of the feeding,.the breast and nipple may be removed,~and its removal tends further to cause the edge of the fiange I2 to embed itself into the flange I8. The turned in portion of the flange may be pulled outwardly to facilitate 45 tremity of‘the container to support the lower ex the removal of the container from the holder, tremity> of >the next upper container to substan tially space the-flange portions of the containers and it.will be apparent that the cutting or em bedding of the `flange I2 into the fiange I8 sub for the purpose stated. One of the containers, with the body vportion stantially destroys the container and prevents re. 50 thereof grasped between the fingers, may be use thereof. Thus it is necessary to’use a new and spaced a sufficient distance from the lower `ex dropped into the upper end of the holder II. It _is unnecessary for the person handling the de vice to press upon the upper face of the flange sterile container for each feeding. , In the form of the invention shown in Figures 3 and 4 a cylindrical container 24 has been illus trated. although it will be apparent that one of the tapered containers I4 may be employed. The cylindrical container 24 is preferably slightly smaller in diameter than the holder 2i to facili tate the insertion of the container in the holder. While the flange 26 is of such diameter as to pre vent the grasping thereof between two fingers, as 60 in the form of the invention previouslydescribed, it has been found that the fingers may be fric stantial degree of radial resiliency. According ly while the thumb and foreñnger of one hand is - tionally engaged with-the inner face of the fiange 26`to permit the container to be pulled down pulling downwardly on the flange I6 of the con tainer, the upper end of the holder may be wardly tov the proper position as shown in Fig « ' grasped in the other hand to flex the upper end ure 4. The operation of the device with respect to the of the holder inwardly to permit the flange I2 fianges 23 and 28 is the same as in the form of to be easily inserted into the flange I8. the invention previously described, and need not When the container has been completely in , serted in the holder the parts will occupy the be repeated. 'I'he slots 22 facilitate determining the height positions shown in Figure 2 with the fiange I1 seating against the .flange I2. The container is of the liquid in the container. For convenience, now ready to be filled with milk or other liquid two ofthe slots 22 are preferably provided at food, or, if the container has been previously diametrically opposite points as shown in Figure filled, the breast and nipple is ready to be ap- . 4. The containers may be made of paper or any 75 I1 to properly position the container within the 55 holder. It will be noted that the lower end of the holder is entirely-.open and unobstructed in any way, and the thumb and foreiinger of one hand may be inserted into the holder to grasp . _the lower end of the flange I6 and pull the con 60 tainer downwardly into the holder. The slits I3 vprovide the upper end of the holder with a sub 4 2,110,928 other suitable material, and transparent or semi transparent material is preferably employed ln order to permit the height of the level of the liquid in the container to be more readily determined. The placing of the slots 22 at points spaced a substantial distance apart permits light to pass across the container between the slots, thus per mitting the height of the liquid in the container to be very readily determined. It will be noted that the holders previously de 10 scribed greatly facilitate the handling of the con tainer. For example, as previously stated, these holders facilitate the heating of the food in the containers, and facilitate the supporting of the 15 containers in upright position on any flat surface. However, the use of the holders of the device shown in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive is not essential, The principal feature of the holder lying in the provision of the rigid flange I2 for the purpose 20 described. Therefore, instead of a long cylin drical holder, only a relatively short ring need be provided, as shown in Figure 7. The relatively short sleeve 29 and its flange 30 provide the nec essary rigid support for the flange 21 of the con 25 tainer, and the outer edge of the flange 30 per forms the same function as the flanges I2 and the container. The removal of the container may take place without contracting the upper end of the holder, in which case the flange I2 likewise substantially damages the flange 36 of the container. From the foregoing it will be apparent that the device is inexpensive and that it embodies numer ous advantages over other structures. For exam ple, its use is less expensive than the use of glass bottles; it savesthe time and fue‘- employed iu sterlizing glass bottles; it saves the hands from possible injury due to broken glass and to burn ing incident to the sterilization of glass bottles, etc. Most important, however, is the great ad vantage of perfect sterility of the device, the con 15 tainers being perfectly sterilized before being packaged whereas perfect sterilization of glass bottles is impossible under ordinary conditions. As previously stated, the food containers may be made of paper or any other desirable rela tively cheap disposable material. ' It will be under 20 stood that the material employed in the making of the containers, and at least with respect to the portions of the several types of containers which are engaged by the flanges at the upper ends of the holders, is relatively soft so as to permit the outer edgeof the flange I2, 23 or 30 to readily embed itself to a substantial extent in the over 23 of the forms of the device previously described. It will be noted that the holders II and 2| are not in any sense containers, but merely hold and 30 support either of the types of containers described. For simplicity and economy in manufacture, the hanging flange of the container. Accordingly the removal of the containers, particularly in view of the crimping of the overhanging flanges of holders I I and 2l are preferably cylindrical so as the containers beneath the flange of the holder, to provide substantial stability for supporting the container in an upright position. However, if so damages the container as to render it unfit for further use thus requiring the use of a new desired, the lower ends of the holders may be pro vided with any suitable means for assisting in container for each feeding. Of course, in the form of the invention shown in Figure 9, the flange 36 will be preformed for arrangement be neath the ñange I2, and accordingly will not be crimped in the assembly of the parts, but the flange 36 will be substantially damaged upon the 40 removal of the container, in the manner previ holding them in vertical position, although such means has been found to be wholly unnecessary. The holders II and 2| are intended for perma 40 nent use as previously stated, while the containers are intended to be sold in sterile packages. The containers I4 are adapted to be nested to be sold in groups, although it will be apparent that nest ing is not possible with the cylindrical container 24 shown in Figure 4. When the holder of the type shown in Figure 7 is employed, the simplicity and cheapness of manufacture of the holder per mits its embodiment with each of the containers. In such case, the holder and container both will 50 be discarded after use, or the holder may be made separate from the container and retained for permanent use. In using the form of the invention shown ln Figure 9, the upper end of the holder will be con CI Ul tracted, when the container is dropped into the holder, to move the inner surfaces of the upper end of the holder into contact with the outer sur face of the body of the container. Under such conditions, the outer edge of the flange I2 will 60 clear the inner edge of the flange 36, whereupon the container will drop into position "with the flange 34 supported on the flange I2.- 'I’he upper end of the holder then may be released to expand to its normal position; in which case the flange I2 will move outwardly into engagement with the inner surface of the flange 36, as shown in Fig ously described. It is to be understood that the forms of the in vention herewith shown and described are to be taken as preferred examples of the same and that various changes in the shape, size and arrange ment of parts may be resorted to Without depart ing from the _spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims. I claim: l. A nursing bottle comprising a holder having an outstanding substantially flat flange at its upper end and having longitudinal slits in its upper end to provide the latter with a 'substan tial degree of radial resiliency, and a sterile dis 55 posable container receivable in said holder, said container having its upper end turned outwardly to form an outstanding flange portion adapted to seat on the flange of said holder, then down wardly to form a depending annular skirt por 60 tion surrounding the flange of said holder and then inwardly to form a horizontal flange portion spaced from said outstanding flange portion to receive the flange of said holder therebetween and spaced from' the body of the container a distance at least equal to the'width of the flange of said ure 9. holder. After the parts have been assembled as indi 2. A nursing device comprising a relatively cated, the breast and nipple will be placed in rigid holder having an outstanding substantially 70 position over the flanges 34, 35 and 36 as in the flat horizontal flange at its upper end formed thin forms of the invention previously described, the at least at itsedge, and a sterile disposable con outer edge of the flange I2k becoming embedded tainer receivable in said holder, said container in the flange '36 to thus destroy or substantially having its upper end turned outwardly to form an damage the container upon the removal of the loutstanding flange portion adapted to seat on the 75 breast and nipple to prevent the further use of, flange of said holder, and then downwardly to 75 2,1 10,92@ form a depending annular flange lying adjacent and outwardly of the edge of the flange of said holder and depending therebelow, said depending being receivable in an elastic nipple, the material flange being lreceivable in an elastic nipple, the material of said depending flange being suili of said depending flange being sufficiently soft whereby the edge of said outstanding flange will cut into the depending flange of said container sufficiently to prevent removal of the nipple with ciently soft whereby the edge of the flange of said out destroying the'flange of said container to holder will cut into the depending flange of said ` render said container unñt for re-use. container suillciently to prevent removal of the nipple without destroying the flange of said -con 10 tainer to render said container unfit for re«use. 3. A nursing device comprising a relatively rigid holder having an outstanding substantially ilat horizontal flange at its upper end formed thin at least at its edge, a sterile disposable container 15 receivable in said holder, said container having its upper end turned outwardly to form an out standing ñange portion adapted to seat on -the flange of said holder, and then downwardly to form a depending annular flange lying adjacent and outwardly of the edge of the flange of said holder and depending therebelow, and an elastic nipple adapted to be stretched over said depend ing flange and to be supported by the flange of said holder, the material of the said depending 25 ilange- being sufliciently vsoft whereby radially in ward pressure of said nipple will cause the edge -of the flange of saidrholder to cut into the annular flange of said container sufficiently to prevent re moval of the nipple without destroying the flange of said container to render said container unfit for re-use. y f 4. A nursing device comprising a relatively rigid holder having an outstanding substantially flat horizontal flange at its upper end formed thin 35 at least at its edge, a sterile disposable container receivable in said holder, said container having its upper end turned outwardly to form an out standing fiange portion adapted to seat on the flange of said holder, and then downwardly to 40 form a depending annular flange lying adjacent and outwardly of the edge of the flange of said holder and depending therebelow, the periphery of the flange of said holder normally correspond ing in shape and size to the interior of the de pending ilange oi.' said container, said holder having longitudinal slits in the upper end thereof to provide the upper end of said holder with a substantial degree of radial resiliency to permit it to be radially contracted for insertion within said- annular flange, and an elastic nipple adapted to be stretched over said depending flange and to be supported by the flange of said holder, the material of said depending flange being SufB-_ ciently soft whereby radially inward pressure of 55 said nipple will cause the edge of the flange oi.' 6. A nursing device comprising a relatively rigid cylindrical holder having an outstanding sub stantially flat horizontal flange at its upper end formed thin at least at its edge, a sterile dis posable container shorter than ~said holder and receivable in the upper end thereof, saidcontainer having its upper edge turned outwardly to form a horizontal flange adapted to seat on the flange of said container and then downwardly to form a depending annular flange surrounding and dependingv below the adjacent edge of said out standing flange, and an elastic nipple adapted to be stretched over~ said depending flange and 20 to be supported by the flange of said holder, the material of said depending liange being sum ciently soft whereby radially inward pressure of said nipple will cause the edge of the flange of said holder to cut into the depending flange of 25 said container sufllciently to prevent removal of the nipple without destroying the‘ilange of said container to render said container unfit for re-use. ` 7. A nursing device comprising a relatively rigid 30 holder of L-shaped cross-section including a de pending substantially cylindrical ilange and an outstanding horizontal flange formed thin at least at its edge, and a sterile disposable con tainer arranged in said holder, said container 35 having its upper end turned outwardly to form a horizontal flange seated on the flange of saidholder, and then turned downwardly. to form a depending annular flange surrounding and de pending below the edge of said outstanding flange, 40 said depending ñange being receivable in an elastic nipple, the material of said depending flange being sufllciently soft whereby the edge of said outstanding flange will cut into the depend ing flange of said'container sufficiently to prevent 45 removal of the nipple without destroying the ilange of said container to render said container unfit for re-use. I 8. A nursing device comprising a relatively rigid holder of L-shaped cross-section including a depending substantially cylindrical flange and 50 an outstanding horizontal ñange formed thin at least at its edge, and a sterile disposable con tainer arranged in said holder, said container having its upper end turned outwardly to form a 55 said holder to cut into the annular flange of said . horizontal l:ilange seated on the flange of said container sumciently to prevent removal of the nipple without destroying the flange of said con tainer to render said container unfit for re-use. 60 5. A nursing device comprising a relatively holder, and then turned downwardly to form a rigid cylindrical holder having anoutstanding said depending ilange and to be supported by the outstanding flange of> said holder, the mate rial .of said depending flange being relatively soft whereby radially inward pressure of said nipple will cause the-edge of said outstanding flange to substantially flat horizontal flange at its upper end formed thin at least at its edge, and a sterile disposable container shorter than said holder and 65 receivable in the upper end thereof, said con tainer having its upper edge turned outwardly depending annular flange surrounding and de pending below the edge of said outstanding flange, and an elastic nipple adapted to be stretched over cut into the annular flange of said container to form a horizontal flange adapted to seat on sufliciently to prevent removal of the nipple with the flange of said container and then down out destroying the flange of said container to wardly to form a depending annular flange sur render said container unñt for re-use. 70 rounding and depending below the adjacent edge ì 10 . of said outstanding flange, said» depending flange i LAURENCE R. DE BUYS.