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April 5, 1938. c. H. ROLLASON CONTAINER ‘ Filed May 5, 1935 2,113,059 Patented ‘Apr. 5,1938 2,113,059 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,113,059 CONTAINER Charles H. Rollason, Wheeling, W. Va., assignor to Wheeling Steel Corporation, Wheeling, W. Va., a corporation of Delaware Application May 5, 1933, Serial No. 669,52’! 16 Claims. ’ (Cl. 221-19) This invention relates to containers, and more particularly to containers provided with pouring spouts or the like. It relates still more particu larly to sheet metal containers for liquids which 5 are adapted to be poured therefrom. which con tainers are provided with closure or sealing means. - I preferably utilize a spout member cooperat ing with a discharge opening in a container and 10 adapted to assume a plurality of positions with respect thereto. I prefer to seal the discharge opening by a cap ?tted over the spout member. The spout member may be arranged to assume a top 3 at H. The upstanding portion III is ex ternally threaded at I2 for the reception of a cap, as will presently be described. The portion III has a discharge opening therethrough, such opening being substantially circular and being bounded by a wall l3 whichcomprises an upper portion H, a lower portion l5 and an ‘interme diate seat portion IS. The opening is preferably _ eccentric to the portion 10 and has its center positioned generally toward the periphery of 10V the container from the center of such portion. A spout‘ member I1 is provided. which member has a substantially annular connecting portion l8 15 outwardly and so as to prevent application of the and a laterally extending delivery portion IS. The spout member I1 is adapted to be manually cap and another position in which it extends inserted into the discharge opening. and to be generally inwardly so that the cap may be ap plied over it. frictionally held within the wall portion l4. As the wall portion I4 and the portion l8 of the spout member are both of circular cross-section, the spout member may be inserted in any de 20 sired angular position and may, if the friction is not too great, be manually rotated to position the delivery portion l9- in any desired direction. Ordinarily if it is desired to rotate the spout member it should ?rst be lifted at least part way out of the discharge opening so as to reduce the pouring position in which it extends generally Other details, objects and advantages of the 20 invention will become apparent as the following description of a present preferred embodiment thereof ‘proceeds. In the accompanying drawing I have shown a present preferred embodiment of the invention, 26 in which . Figure 1 is a top plan view of a container with a portion cut away; - friction, the bead 20 on the spout member en- , ' Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the upper 30 abling easy gripping thereof for removal‘ and part of the container shown in Figure 1; manipulation by hand. Figure 3 is an enlarged plan view of a portion of the top of the container shown in Figure 1, but with the cap removed and the spout mem ber turned to pouring position; In Figures 3 and 4 the spout member is shown in delivery'or pouring position, that is to say, Figure 4 is a vertical cross-sectional view 35 taken on the line IV-IV of Figure 3; and Figure 5 is a perspective view of a sealing member. . Referring more particularly to» the drawing, a container 2 is provided, which container is pref 40 erably of sheet metal and may be of any pre ferred or well known construction. A top 3 is connected with the body of the container 2 at 4. The connection effected at 4 is preferably more or less permanent in character as it is not con 45 templated that occasion will arise in use of the container for removal of the entire top 3. The top 3 has communicating. depressed por tions 5 and 6 interconnecting at '_l. The de pressed portion 6 is open outwardly to permit 50 draining. ,A handle member 3 is pivotally con nected with-the top 3 in any suitable manner, as by a fastening member 9. The construction thus far described may be of any desired type and no claim is made to such features broadly. An upstanding portion I0 is connected with the with the delivery portion l9 extending generally outwardly or toward the periphery of the con tainer so that upon tilting of the container the contents will be poured out over the lip 2|. In this position the delivery portion ill of the spout member - l1 intersects or extends across the threaded portion I2 of the upstanding portion [0, thus making it impossible to screw on the cap. The spout member may, however, be rotated, or 40 atleast partially lifted and turned, through an angle of approximately 180° until it assumes the position indicated by dotted lines at 22 in Fig ures 1 and 3. In this position all of the spout member is within the con?nes of the threads l2 so that a cap 23 may be placed over the spout member and screwed down onto the container. The cap 23 preferably has a lower portion 24 of relatively large diameter which is provided with threads 25 which cooperate with the threads 50 l2. Above the portion 24 the cap has an inward ly extending seat portion 26, and above such seat portion a dome portion 21 of reduced diam- - eter. The dome portion provides space for the spout member, and the seat portion 26'is adapt 2 2,113,059 ed to be provided with a gasket or washer which, when the cap is screwed down, comes into sealing engagement with the top of the upstanding por tion Ill of the container. Therefore the con tainer can be closed and sealed about the spout sition with said delivery portion turned generally inwardly of the container, and a cap for the container applicable only when the spout mem ber is in the second mentioned position and clos ing the spout member. member without removing the spout member. If > 5. A container, comprising a cap receiving por desired, the spout member may be removed and this will not affect closing and sealing of the con tion, a discharge opening eccentric with respect to said cap receiving portion‘ and whose center is positioned generally toward the periphery of the tainer. ' ' > , When the container is initially ?lled it may be provided with a sealing member II adapted to fit within the wall portion I! of the discharge opening and having an outwardly extending an nular ?ange 29 adapted to seat on the seat por 15 tion It. The sealing member 28 may be forced into place under considerable pressure so as not to be manually removable and so as to make'it 10 virtually impossible to withdraw the contents of the container without puncturing the sealing\ 20 member. When the full container is opened for the first time the sealing member 28 is punc tured and may be removed if desired, the spout member l'l being first lifted out to give access to the sealing member. Also a depression 30 in the top of the upstanding portion III is provided, I and when it is desired to withdraw a portion of the contents of the container the metal is container from the center of the cap receiving portion, a spout member connected with said dis charge opening and having a portion movable to pouring position intersecting the edge of the can receiving portion of the container and thereby preventing application of the cap and movable to 15 non-pouring position within the confines of the cap receiving portion to permit application of the cap, and a cap applicable to said cap receiving portion. 6. A container, comprising a discharge opening 20 and a cap receiving portion about such opening, a spout member connected with the discharge opening and movable by planar rotation between operative and inoperative positions, and a cap applicable to the container at said cap receiving 25 portion and over said spout member and sealing the container about said spout member. ‘ i punched through at 30 to provide a vent to admit 7. A container, comprising a discharge open air into the container -to displace the contents ~- ing, a removable spout member having an eccen discharged therefrom through the discharge tric spout portion associated with such opening, opening. and a cap_adapted for application to the con The construction described. provides a cheap tainer over and about the spout member so as to and convenient pouring container having a spout encompass the same when in upright position and at the elevation it occupies when operative. facilitating pouring of the contents in a prede 8. A container, comprising a discharge open termined stream without interference by the rim of the container, and yet also capable of being ing, a removable spout member associated with’ closed and sealed independently of the spout. such opening, and a cap adapted for applica The cap receiving portion is spaced a desirable tion to the container about the spout member, distance inwardly from the rim of the container, the spout member being maintained at all times this being possible by reason of the movable in upright position and at substantially the same distance from the inside of the container. spout construction. 9. A container having a portion extending While I have shown and described a present preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to from the surface thereof‘ inwardly toward the be distinctly understood that the same is not inside of the container and having a discharge limited thereto, but may be otherwise variously opening therethrough, a frangible sealing member embodied within the scope of the following sealing such opening, a removable spout member applied tosuch opening separately from said frangible sealing member, and a cap covering the I claim: _ ' 1. A container comprising a spout member and spout member. 10. A container having a portion extending a cap, the spout member being movable by planar rotation to pouring and non-pouring positions, from the surface thereof inwardly toward the the cap being attachable to the container only inside of the container and having a discharge opening therethrough, a frangible sealing mem when the spout member is in non-pouring po ber sealing such opening, a . removable spout sition. 2. A container, comprising‘ -a spout member member having a lower substantially annular portion insertable within such opening to lie movable by planar rotation to a plurality of po sitions with respect thereto, and a cap applicable above said frangible sealing member, and a cap covering the spout member. over the spout member, the parts being so con 11. A container having an outward projection structed and arranged that the cap may be ap plied when the spout member is in one of such adapted to receive a cap, -a portion of the ma positions but not when it is in another of such terial of said projection extending inwardly to claims. ‘ ‘ - 30 35 40 - 50 55 60 positions. ward the inside of the container and having a 3. A container having a discharge opening and a cap receiving portion about such opening, a cap applicable to the container at said cap re ceiving portion, and a spout member connected with said discharge opening movable to one posi tion in which a portion thereof intersects the edge discharge opening therethrough, and a spout member movable by planar rotation to operative and inoperative positions associated with such 65 opening and adapted in one position to lie within the area of said‘projection to permit application. of a cap over said projection. 4. A container, comprising a spout member movable to one position with the delivery portion thereof adjacent the periphery of the container 12. A container having a portion extending from the surface thereof inwardly toward the inside of the container and having a discharge opening therethrough, a frangible sealing mem ber sealing such opening, a removable spout member associated with such opening, and a cap to permit pouring therethrough and another po covering the spout member. of the cap receiving portion and prevents appli cation of the cap and another position in which application of the cap is permitted. 75 3 . 2,118,069 ' 13. A container having a portion extending . and at the elevation it occupies when operative. from the surface thereof inwardly toward the inside of the container and having a discharge opening therethrough, a frangible sealing mem ber sealing such opening, a removable spout mem ber having a lower substantially annular portion 15. A container, comprising a discharge open ing, a‘removable spout member having a con necting portion removably ?tted to said discharge insertable within such opening, and a cap cover opening, and a cap adapted for application to the 5 container about the spout member, the spout member being maintained at all times in upright ing the spout member. 14. A container, comprising a-discharge open position and at substantially the same distance from the inside of the container. 10 ing, a removable spout member having an eccen tric spout portion and having a connecting por tion removably ‘fitted to said discharge opening, 16. In combination with a can, a spout at tached thereto, the upper edge of which is above the top of the can, and a ?anged cover for the and a cap adapted for application to the con spout, a portion of which cover bears against and - tainer over and about the spout member so as is supported by the top of the can. 15 to encompass the same when in upright position CHARLES H. ROLLASON.