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Sept. 27, 1938-
1. P. TAYLOR ET AL
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2,131,233
COMBINED CAN OPENER AND DISPENSER FOR OIL, ANTIFREEZE MATERIAL, AND THE LIKE
Filed Jan. 14, 1938
Red 6.15 ai/‘es,
Patented Sept. 27, 1938
2,131,238‘
PATENT OFFICE
UNITED STATES
2,131,238
COMBINED CAN OPENER AND DISPENSER
FOR OIL, ANTIFREEZE MATERIAL, AND
THE LIKE
Irving Paul Taylor and Fred G. Bates, Highland
Park, Mich.
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Application January14, 1938, Serial No. 184,978
12 Claims. (Cl. 221-23)
This invention relates to combined can ‘open _ that the'cover or top can be pierced by an opener
ers and dispensers, which are particularly adapt
provided with a relatively sharp opening point
ed for use in opening cans of oil or anti-freeze or points, upon the application of suf?cient force
material at service stations, but which may be or downward pressure. The combined canopen
5 used for other purposes.
er and dispenser, as herein shown, is provided
In order that the principle of the invention with a cap 4 preferably of rubber orsome like
may be readily understood, we have shown a or satisfactory flexible material that may be
single embodiment thereof in the accompanying placed over the top of the can, as indicated in
drawing, wherein
Figs. 1 and 2. If the cans are not all of a stand
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the combined can
opener and dispenser as applied to the upper
end of a sealed can;
Fig. 2 is a view, mainly in vertical section and
upon a larger scale, of the can opener and dis
15 penser in use;
Fig. 3 is a transverse section upon the irregu
10
ard size, it is evident that the cap 2, being some 10
what expansible, can be ?tted down tightly over
different sizes of cans.
Suitably secured with the upper tubular por
tion of the rubber cap 4 is a preferably very strong
metallic tube 5, within the upper end of which 15
is also suitably secured the dispensing ‘element
or ?exible tube 6, which is desirably formed of a
relatively thin metal strip which is constructed
lar dotted line 3--3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a detail showing, in face View, one
of the downwardly extending cutting portions of
as a coil or spiral, and so thoroughly coated or
20 the can opener instrumentality; and
can after the same has been opened in accord
japanned that the oil or other liquid being dis
pensed will not leak through thewall thereof.
The tube 6 at the end indicated at l in Fig. 1, is
ance with our invention.
So far as we are aware, there is not upon the
of such form or shape that it may be readily ap
plied to the oil receiving openings of the engine, -
Fig. 5 is a plan view showing the top of the
25 market an entirely practical combined can open
etc., or, if anti-freeze materiaLto the radiator 25
er and dispenser that can be economically man
ufactured and is of such rugged construction as
to stand the inevitable hard use to which such
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after the removal of the radiator cap. Obviously,
the device is so constructed that it may be used
for other purposes, and in such case the liquid
or partial liquid contents will be poured into the
an appliance is necessarily subjected.
As is well known, automobile oil, anti-freezes
and the like are obtained by service stations,
proper receptacle or place in an obvious manner.
The lower end of the metallic tube 9, which, as
garages and the like, in a sealed condition, so
stated, is strongly secured in any suitable man
ner into the neck of the rubber cap 4, is cut
away, preferably upon opposite sides, as indicated
at 8-8 in Fig. 2, so as to provide draining points
for the liquid. The number of openings 8 may
be varied within the scope of our invention, but
we, have found the provision of two such cut
away portions to be very effective.
We have represented at 9 in Figs. 2 and 3 the
parts of the tube 5 between the cut-away por
tions 8. These should be of su?icient extent in
that it is necessary to pierce the cover‘or top
of the can before the contents can be dispensed.
to ,u! A mere can opener is not satisfactory for the
' purpose, because after opening the can, it is nec
essary to lay down the can opener and then to
apply a funnel or dispenser to the top of the
can. This requires additional time and renders
40 it necessary to provide as separate articles a can
opener and a dispensing device.
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While it has heretofore been proposed to com
bine a can opener with a dispensing element, a
circumferential direction to avoid all danger of
thoroughly practical article has not heretofore
45 been provided so ‘far as we are aware.
We will proceed to describe the preferred em
bodiment of our invention without, however, lim
iting our invention thereto further than is set
forth in the claims.
The can, the contents of which are to be dis
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pensed, is indicated at l in Figs. 1, 2 and 5. It
is provided with a cover 2 that is sealed in some
suitable manner to the body of the can, as dia
grammatically indicated at 3 in Fig. 2 Such cans
55 are of sheet metal of such degree of thinness
breakage.
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Below the cut-out openings or draining points
8 the said metallic tube 5 is preferably of full
diameter, as indicated at ill in Fig. 2. Preferably,
also, the said lower end Ill of the tube 5 is ex
ternally threaded, as indicated at H for the re-v
ception of the two lock nuts l2 and i3 which re
ceive between them the cutting element, gen
erally indicated at l4 in Fig. 3. The said cutting
element is desirably formed as a metallic mem
ber of verysubstantial thickness, as indicated in
Fig. 2, and of considerable width, as indicated in 55
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Fig. 3. The mid portion of said member is flat
or horizontal, as indicated at E5 in Figs. 2 and 3,
and is provided with a large opening desirably in
ternally threaded as indicated in Fig. 2, so that
it may be threaded onto the lower threaded end
ill of the tube 5. The lock nuts 12 and 13 are
positioned one above and one below the said
horizontal portion l5 of the cutting member 14.
Preferably both ends of the cutting member [4
ity to the lower edge of the dispensing member
that the act of pressing said dispensing member
?rmly onto the surface of the can, causes the
said edge or edges of the said opener member
to penetrate the can and provide a dispensing C1
opening or openings.
2. A new article of manufacture in accord
ance with claim 1, but wherein the said trans
versely extending can opener member is pro
10 are down turned or inclined, as indicated at l6, , vided with one or more downwardly directed can
I‘! in Figs. 2 and 3, so as to provide relatively
penetrating pointed formations.
sharp points l9, 2!] and beveled side cutting edges
3. A new article of manufacture in accordance
2 l , 22, best indicated in Fig. 3. It will be observed
that the inner surface 23 of the rubber cap con
15 tacts with the upper face of the cutting element.
with claim 1, but wherein lock nuts are provided
This may be effected in any suitable manner, as, '
for example, by forming longitudinally extend;
ing ribs, indicated at 23, spaced at intervals
around the inner surface of the said rubbercap.
20 This permits the proper application of pressure
not‘ only directly through the tube 5, but also
through the interior face of the rubber cap '4
onto the upper face of the cutting element Id at
suitable points, as, for example, substantially
25 where the parts l6, I‘! start to diverge down
wardly.
While. the cutting end or ends of the cutting
element may be of any suitable shape, they are
preferably
substantially
triangular,
as
best
30'. shown in Figs. 3 and 4.
In using the combined can opener and dis
penser, the device is positioned preferably over
the upper end of the can, as indicated in Figs.
1 and 2, and the necessary downward pressure
35 is applied to the device, so that the points l9, 2'0
penetrate the top of the can, as indicated at 24,
25 in Figs. 2 and 5, at suitable points, which are
desirably near the upright wall of the can, but
which may be elsewhere if desired. The down
ward pressure on the device is continued until
openings 24, 25 of su?icient size are formed to
permit the dispensing of the liquid contents.
For dispensing the contents, the can is inverted
with the rubber 4 still in the applied position
. " shown in Figs. 1 and 2, so that the contents flow
out through the openings 24, 25 in the top of
the can, thence ?nding their way both through
the lower open end of the tube 5, ID‘, as well as
past the sides of the elements l5, l6, H into the
end of the saidpouring tube.
4. A new article of manufacture in accordance
with claim 1, but wherein the can opener mem
ber is provided with an opening by which it may
be received upon the lower end of the said pour
ing tube, and wherein means are provided to 20
secure the said can opener member ?xedly onto
said tube.
5. A new article of manufacture in accordance
with claim 1, but wherein the said dispensing
member is ?exible and is shaped to ?t upon an
end of the ‘can, and wherein the said trans
versely extending can opener member is provided
with two opposite, downwardly extending, can~
penetrating, pointed ends that, when the device
is pressed ?rmly down onto the upper end of
the can, penetrate the top of the can at two oppo
site areas substantially close to the upright wall
of the can.
6. A new article of manufacture in accordance
with claim 1, but wherein the said dispensing
member is flexible and is shaped to ?t tightly
upon an end of the can so as to prevent leak
age of the can contents, notwithstanding ex
treme tipping of the can and dispensing member
in use.
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bined can opener and dispenser for liquids com
prising a dispensing member adapted to be
pressed onto the outer 'surface of the can, and
having a pouring tube in liquid-pouring com
munication with said member, and a trans~
versely extending can opener member provided
with a middle portion that is directly secured
to the lower end of the said pouring tube and with
dispensing openings 8-8, and thence to the place
opposite downwardly extending can penetrating
portions having sharpened edges for can penetra
tion, the said can opener member being posi
tioned in such proximity to the lower edge of the
dispensing member that the act of pressing said
dispensing member ?rmly onto the surface of
tion' being set forth in the following claims.
We claim:
1. As a new article of manufacture, a combined
can opener and dispenser for liquids comprising
a dispensing member adapted to be pressed onto
the outer surface of the can, and having a pour
ing tube in liquid-pouring communication with
said member, and a transversely extending can
opener member positioned within said dispens
ing member and directly carried by the pouring
tube of the dispensing member and provided with
a can-penetrating edge or edges, the said can
75 opener member being positioned in such proxim
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7. As a new article of manufacture, a com
of use.
The lower end of the rubber cap 4 ?ts tightly
about the edge or perimeter of the can I, so as
to prevent any leakage of the contents of the
can, notwithstanding any extreme angle to which
the can and dispenser may be tipped in employing
the contents.
Having thus described one illustrative embodi
ment of the invention, it is to be understood that
60 although speci?c terms are employed, they are
used in a generic and descriptive sense and not
for purposes of limitation, the scope of the inven
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to secure the can opener member onto the lower
the can causes the said edge or edges of said
opener member to penetrate the can and provide
a dispensing opening or openings.
8. As a new article of manufacture, a com
bined can opener and dispenser for liquids com 60
prising a dispensing member adapted to be
pressed onto the outer surface of the can, and
having a pouring tube in liquid-pouring com
muncation with said member, and a transversely
extending can opener member directly supported
upon the said pouring tube, the lower part of the
wall of said pouring tube being partly removed
to afford additional draining facilities so that
the can contents may pass into the pouring tube
along both the upper and lower surfaces of said
transversely extending can opener member, the
latter being provided with a downwardly di
rected can-penetrating edge or edges.
9. As a new article of manufacture, a com
bined can opener and dispenser for liquids com
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with claim 9, but wherein the said transversely
extending can opener member is adapted to be
over the outer end of a can or container to be
directly supported upon the lower clear end of
said pouring tube, and cooperating means to
secure the said transversely extending member
in ?xed position.
opened, a pouring tube distinct from but mounted
within the said dispensing member and having
its lower end extending su?iciently downward
within said dispensing member to be clear at its
lower end from the inner wall of said dispensing
member, and a transversely extending can opener
10 member supported upon said clear end of said
pouring tube and provided with a can-penetrat
ing edge or edges, said transversely extending
can opener member being positioned in such
proximity to the lower edge of the dispensing
15 member that the act of pressing said dispensing
member ?rmly onto the surface of the can
causes the said edge or edges of said can opener
member to penetrate the can and provide a dis
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prising .a dispensing member, the lower end of
which is of su?‘iciently enlarged diameter to fit
pensing opening or openings.
10.’ A new article of manufacture in accordance
with claim 9, but wherein the said transversely
extending member is threaded onto the lower
clear end of said pouring tube.
11. A new article of manufacture in accordance
12. As a new article of manufacture, a com
bined can opener‘and dispenser for liquids com
prising a dispensing member of rubber or like
?exible material adapted to be ?tted tightly onto 10
an end of the can or container to be opened, a
metallic pouring tube mounted within the'upper
end of said dispensing member,the lower end of
said pouring tube extending sufficiently idown- _
wardly into the interior of the said dispensing 15
member to be clear at its lower end of the inner
wall of said dispensing member, and a trans
versely extending can opener member directly
carried by the said clear end of said pouring tube
and provided with a can-penetrating edge or 20
edges.
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IRVING PAUL TAYLOR.
FRED G. BATES.
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