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Oct. 18, 1938.
T. J. TAHENY
2,133,758 -
NONREFILLABLE BOTTLE CLOSURE
Filed Feb. 15, 1937
ATTORNEYS
2,133,758
Patented Oct. 18, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,133,758 ,
NONREFILLABLE BOTTLE CLOSURE
Thomas J. Taheny, l’awtucket, R. I. '
Application February 15, 1937, Serial No. 125,922
1 Claim.
(01. 215-22‘)
This invention relates to non-re?llable bottles,
and its general object is to provide a closure for
bottles or other containers, that will allow for
the free passage of the contents therefrom, but
5 prevents re?lling after the original contents has
been dispensed.
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A further object is to provide a closure for a
bottle or the like, that renders the same non
re?llable, which can be originally secured to the
10 bottle in an easy and expeditious manner, but
cannot be removed therefrom without breakage
or damage to the bottle or closure.
'
Another object is to provide a non-re?llable
closure for a bottle, that will assure the genuine
16 ness of the contents thereof, will retain the con
tents free from exposure until completely dis
pensed, and will prevent the contents from ?ow
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The closure includes 'a hollow body 4 of inverted
cup-shape formation ‘and the body is provided
with a top 5 having centrally arranged thereon
and formed therewith an exteriorly threaded nip
ple 5' for threadedly receiving a cap 6, the nipple
acting as an? outlet for the contents of the bottle, 10
as it passes through the closure as will be ap
parent, and the cap 6 may have a gasket 6’ there
in providing sealing means, so that the contents
will ‘remain free from exposure and contamina
tion until completely dispensed from the bottle.
15
Formed about the lower end of the body 4 is a
upon its side, thereby avoiding waste.
A still further object of the invention is to pro
allow expansion of the ring 3, so that when the
closure is applied to the bottle, pressure on the 20
vide a non-re?llable closure for a bottle, that is
ring will cause the same to expand over the ?ange
neat and simple in construction, inexpensive to
manufacture, and extremely e?icient in operation,
2, for disposal in the groove thereof, as shown,
therefore it will be obvious thatthe closure can
not be removed from the bottle without breakage
This invention also consists in certain other
features of construction and in the combination
or damage to the neck or the closure.
,
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and arrangement of the several parts, to be here
inafter fully described, illustrated in the accom
Threadedly secured within the body adjacent
to the juncture of the bead '! thereto, for the pur
pose of being seated upon the upper edge of the
panying drawing and speci?cally pointed out in
neck or mouth of the bottle is a ?at ring member ,
In describing the invention in detail, reference
will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein
like characters denote like or corresponding parts
throughout the several views, and in which:
. Figure l is a longitudinal sectional view taken
through the closure which forms the subject mat
ter of the present invention attached to the neck
of a bottle, with the parts in normal position.
Figure 2 is a similar view illustrating the fact
40 that the valve remains closed, even though the
bottle is tilted on its side to a horizontal position.
Figure 3 is a similar view with the bottle in
verted for pouring the contents therefrom and
through the closure.
45
be later'described.
head ‘I having an annular groove 8 in the interior I
surface thereof, and the groove 8 is of a depth to .
30 the appended claim.
35
of receiving a split resilient ring 3 for securing
the closure to the neck in a manner which will
ing therefrom in the event the bottle should fall
use and service.
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having an annular groove therein, for the purpose
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Figure 4 is a detail view of the conical member
of the closure.
Figure 5 is a detail view of the valve disk.
Figure 6 is a detail view of the clamping ring.
Figure 7 is a view illustrating the parts of the
50 closure separated and showing the relative posi
tion thereof with respect to each other.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the refer
ence numeral l indicates the neck of a bottle
which is enlarged exteriorly about the upper end
55 or mouth thereof to provide an annular ?ange 2
9, the central opening I 0 of which provides a pas
sage for the contents of the bottle as will be ap
parent, and the ring member 9 acts as a seat for a
disk valve l l which is slidably mounted for vertical
movement in the body. The disk valve II is re
duced annularly about its outer edge on the lower
side thereof, and the reduced portion is provided
with relatively narrow arcuate shaped slots I2
therein, as clearly shown in Figure 5, to act as
?uid passages, for the contents of the bottle.
Threadedly secured within the body above the 40
ring member 9 and provided with an annular
threaded flange l3 for that purpose, is a trun
cated conical member l4 having a closed top and
providing a chamber for a ball weight l5 which
is preferably formed from glass or other non 45
corroding material and normally rests upon the
disk valve 1 l to hold the same seated against the
ring member, as best shown in Figure 1. The
?ange I3 is likewise provided with arcuate slots
I6 following the shape thereof, as best shown in
Figure 4, and which also provides ?uid passages
for the bottle contents. It will be obvious that
the disk valve I l is slidably mounted between‘ the
ring member and the ?ange l3, and in order to
prevent tilting of the disk valve I provide guide 55
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pegs I1, the latter being secured thereto and
depending therefrom in annular formation for
loose ?tting engagement with the wall of the
opening of the ring member 9. By reducing the
contacting surface of the valve member with
respect to the ring member and providing the
guide pins I1 and the ball 15, it will be further
obvious that it is practically impossible for the
valve member to become tilted or stuck in either
made in the construction and in the combination
and arrangement of the several parts, provided
that such changes fall within the scope of the
appended claim.
What I claim is:
A non-re?llable closure for containers, and
comprising an inverted cup-shaped body having
an outlet in the top thereof, detachable means
for closing the outlet, means for permanently
clamping the body to the container, disk shaped
ment thereof to and from its respective positions ‘slidably mounted valve means in said body for
is assured.
controlling the passage of ?uid therethrough and
In the use of. my non-re?llable closure device, being reduced annularly about its outer edge on
it will be obvious that when it is desired to pour its lower side, the reduced portion having arcu
15 the contents of the bottle therefrom, the cap ‘6 iate slots therein and providing ?uid passages, a 15
is removed, and the bottle tilted to the position ring member threaded to the wall of the body
10 an open or closed position, therefore free move
of Figure 3. When so arranged the ball weight for disposal against the upper end of the con
l5 will drop within the chamber provided in the : "tainer-and providing a seat for the valve means
member I4, and allow the disk valve todrop ,_ to receive the lower side of the latter, a Weight
20 away from the central opening ID of the ring
engageable with the valve means for holding the 20
member, therefore the contents of the bottle will same normally seated, spaced ‘pegs depending
pass freely through the vopening ID, the slots I2
and I6, and the nipple 5, but when the bottle is
disposed to its normal upright position of Figure
,1, the ball weight will force ‘the disk valve on-its
seat, thereby closing the opening l0, and which
will remain closed even though the bottle is
tilted to a horizontal position of Figure 2, there
fore the contents cannot ?ow from the bottle
30 should it become accidentally knocked over.
It is thought from the ‘foregoing description
that the advantages and novel features of the
invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be
from the'valve means in annular formation and
arranged in‘the opening of the ring member for
loose ?tting-engagement with the Wall thereof
to guide the valve means, substantially truncated
conical chamber means for the weight and over
lying the same to prevent ‘access to the valve
means, an annular ?ange included in the cham
ber means and surrounding the chambered por
tion thereof, and said?ange being threaded to
the wall of the body :and having arcuate slots
therein providing ?uid passages.
' THOMAS J. 'I'AHENY.
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