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Sept. 27, 1938. 2,131,596 .1. H. MULCAHY CAN‘OPENER AND SEALER _ Filed Aug. 15, 1936 . vy?uvimon BY @661, ATTORNEYS r Patented Sept. 27, 1938 2,131,596 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Y 2,131,596 CAN OPENER AND SEALER James H. Mulcahy, Los Angeles, Calif. Application August 15, 1936, Serial No. 96,269 , 5 10 15 20 25 2 Claims. (Cl. 220-51) This invention relates to can openers, and its The inner ends of the shanks are threaded as at general object is to provide a device of that char 5 to receive nuts 6 which are countersunk in re acter that is primarily designed for use on cans of cesses ‘l in the upper surfaces of the body I, and liquid, such as condensed milk, juices and the like surrounding the shanks are tapered sleeves 8 and is capable of punching a pouring opening and formed from rubber or other pliable material, with a vent opening in the top of a can, in an easy and their upper or enlarged ends countersunk in the expeditious manner and with minimum effort. undersurfaces of the body, while their small or A further object of the invention is to provide a lower ends are received in the grooves of the head. can opener in the form of a stopper, in that it in It will be noted that the lower ends of the sleeves cludes sealing means for the openings punched are of a diameter to be ?ush with the upper edges thereby, so that the contents of the can will be re of the heads, and that feature is clearly shown tained in a fresh, clean and sanitary condition in Figure l. until completely consumed or poured therefrom. The body I has formed on one end thereof a Another object is to provide a combined can handle 9 which is disposed at right angles with opener and sealing device, that includes a handle respect to the body and in a manner to depend which likewise acts as a guide for placing the therefrom for the purpose of engaging one edge pouring opening adjacent to the edge of the can, of the top of a can, as shown in Figure 4, so as to to facilitate the pouring of the contents there not only act as a handle for applying and removing from. the device, but also as guide means so that the A still further object is to provide a combined pouring opening punched by the adjacent punchcan opener and sealing device that is simple in ing member will be disposed adjacent to the outer construction, inexpensive to manufacture and ex edge of the top of the can to facilitate pouring the tremely efficient in operation, use and service. contents therefrom. A like handle may be pro This invention also consists in certain other fea vided on the opposite end of the body as will be ap tures of construction and in the combination and parent. In any event, one of the punching memarrangement of the several parts, to be herein bers is arranged adjacent the handle, for the pur after fully described, illustrated in the accom pose set forth. panying drawing and speci?cally pointed out in the appended claims. 30 In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing where in like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which: Figure 1 is a fragmentary sectional view taken 35 through one form of my invention, applied to a can, after an opening has been punched therein, to act as a sealing means for the opening. Figure 2 is a view of a modi?ed form. Figure 3 is a top plan view of the form as shown 40 in Figure 2. Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the form as shown in Figure 1. Figure 5 is a bottom plan view of the form shown in Figures 1 and 4. 45 Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be noted that the form of the invention as disclosed in Figures 1, 4 and 5 includes an elongated body I having extending through the ends thereof the shank 2 of the punching members that have 00 formed on the outer ends thereof conical heads 3 provided with penetrating points 4 at their outer ends, while the inner end portions are provided with channel grooves surrounding the shanks, as best shown in Figure 1, for a purpose which will 55 be presently described. 5 . 10 l5 20 25 In Figures 2 and 3 I have illustrated individual ' punching members that are used separate and distinct from each other, or in other words not 30 in connected pairs, as shown in the form of Fig ures l, 4 and 5, and the only difference between the form of Figures 2 and 3 and that of the other ?gures, is the fact that a disk body I0 is pro vided therefor ‘and which has the shank extend- 35 ing therethrough and held thereon by a nut in the same manner as best shown in Figure 1, the nut being countersunk in the body H), as will be ‘apparent. In the form of Figures 1, 4 and 5, it will be ob- 40 vious that the openings can be punched simul taneously in the top of the can, merely by applying the penetrating points of the punching members thereto, and punching upon the body I, and for distinction the opening provided by the punching 45 member adjacent to the handle 9 is indicated by the reference numeral H, and acts as a pouring opening, while the other opening l2 acts in the capacity as a vent opening. The punching members of Figures 2 and 3 are 50 preferably used in pairs, one for providing the . pouring opening, and the other the vent opening, so that they can be used as sealing means for the openings punched thereby, it being obvious that after the openings have been punched, the punch- 55 s,1s1,sos ing members can be readily removed and replaced with respect to the openings, and when disposed therein, the sleeves 0 seal the same, as clearly shown in Figures 1 and 4. It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the in vention will be readily apparent. It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination 10 and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the ap pended claims. What I claim is: Y ' l. A can opening device comprising a body, punching member secured thereto and including a shank. a‘ conical punching head formed on the lower end of the shank and having a groove in the upper end thereof surrounding the shank, and tapered pliable means surrounding the shank sub stantially the entire length thereof and having its ends countersunk in the body and the groove re spectively, the lower end of the pliable means be ing flush with the upper edge of the head and said pliable means adapted to enter an opening punched by the head so as to seal ‘the opening. 2. A can opening device comprising a handled elongated body, a pair of punching members se 5 cured to and depending from the body in paral lelism with each other, each punching member in cluding a shank extending through the body and having a threaded upper end, a nut countersunk in the body and threaded to the upper end of the shank, a conical punching head formed on the lower end of the shank and having a groove in the upper end thereof and surrounding the shank, a tapered pliable sleeve surrounding the shank subst tially the entire length} thereof and having its en countersunk in the body and the groove respectively, the lower end of the sleeve being ?ush with the upper edge of the head and said sleeve adapted to enter an opening punched by the head so as to seal the opening. JAMES H. MULCAHY.