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July 9, 1946- J. CÓYLE ¿TAL ' 2,403,788 COLLAR CAN COLLAR MOUNTING Filed July '7, 1944 l l Snventors Gttornegs Patented July 9, 1946 l 2,403,788 UNITED STATES PATmT> OFFICE COLLAR CAN COLLAR MOUNTING ` John Coyle, Baltimore, Md., and William F. Punte, Passaic, N. J., assignors to Continental Can Company, Inc., New York, N. Y., a cor poration of New York ~ . Application July 7, 1944, >Serial No. 543,858 1 Claim. (Cl. 5520-54) 1 2 The invention relates generally-to well known tear strip or collar can structures and primarily The body 5 is provided with an outwardly di rectedl bead 8 adjacent the upper end thereof, seeks togprovide a; novel collar structure and and is scored in a manner well known in the art to p-rovide a tear strip 9 just above said bead. mounting therefor. The tear strip is so placed that when it is wound In the well known tear strip cans `it is custo about a key in a manner well known in the art mary to provide a collar Within the upper >p0r so as to be torn out of the body of the can, it will tion of the can in position for projecting up separate the main b'ody 5 of the can from a wardly beyond the end of the can b'ody after the skirt portion I0 in effecting an opening of the tear strip is torn out to effect an opening of the can, thereby to provide a mounting neck over 10 can. The skirt portion III remaining attached to the top end closure 'l is disposed to be tele which the skirt or body portionk remaining at scoped over the collar which is constructed and tached to the top closure of the can when the mounted in the novel manner hereinafter de tear strip is removed can be telescoped in order `scribed in order to e?l’ect a reclosure of the to effect a reclosure of the can. It is an object ~ of the present invention to provide a novel collar 15 container. The collar includes a cylindriform main body structure so constructed and mounted as `to ac portion Il which is snugly telescoped into the complish the intended purpose of providing a upper end portion of the body in the manner illus reclosure mounting without presentation of any trated in Figures 1 and ‘3 so as to project above raw metal edge portions in position where they can be contacted by a hand of a user of the can. 20 the upper extremity of the body when the tear strip is removed in the manner above described. In its more detailed nature the invention re . At its upper end the collar is provided with an sides in providing a can structure of the char inwardly directed curl I2, and at its lower end acter stated with an outwardly directed bead ad-A portion said collar is bent inwardly as at I3 and jacent the upper end thereof, and a collar snugly ' telescoped in said upper end in position for ex 25 then outwardly as at I4 to present a lower edge extremity which normally does not extend beyond tending above the upper end extremity` of the the diameter of the main body I I. See Figure 2. can body providedv by tearing‘out of the tear> It will be apparent by reference to Figure 3 of the drawing, that the juncture of the inwardly wardly bent lower end extremity which is dis 30 and outwardly bent portions I3 and I5, respec tively, of the lower portion of the collar is well posed within the diameter of the collar when the rounded and spaced a considerable distance in collar is initially inserted in the can and which wardly of the internal diameter of the collar main during the mounting of the collar is mechani body portion so as to provide a protective shoul cally bent outwardly into the outwardly directed can body bead so as to form a. collar anchoring 35 der effective toguard the raw metal edge extend ing into the can body bead 8 against contact by a edge portion protected b'y said bead against con strip, said collar including an inwardly‘curled upper ‘end extremity, an inwardly and then out hand ofv a user of the container. In the mount tact by the hand of a user of the can. ing of the collar the main body of said collar is With the above and other objects in view that snugly telescoped into the upper end of the can will hereinafter appear, the nature of the inven tion will be more clearly understood by reference 40 body 5 and then the lower outwardly bent end extremity I4 of the collar is mechanically dis to the following detailed description, the ap placed outwardly so as to project as an anchor as pended claim, and the several views illustrated in at I5 into the outwardly directed body bead 8. the accompanying drawing. The bending of the lower end extremity of the In the drawing: 45 _collar into the body bead 8 serves the two-fold Figure 1 is a side elevation and part vertical purpose of anchoring the collar II in the can, cross section illustrating a can embodying theY invention. Y Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical cross sectional view of the collar per se. and also to place the lower edge extremity of the collar in said bead in position Afor being pro ' tected byfsaid extension into the bead against ’ Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical 50 contact by a hand of a user of the can. The inwardly directed curl I2 'at the upper extremity cross sectional view illustrating the c ol l ar of the collar alsol assures against presentation of mounting. ’ ' raw metal edge portions for contact by a hand of Ip the drawing the invention is illustrated as a user of the can, and this curl additionally serves embodied in a can structure including’ a body 5, 55 to facilitate telescoping of the closure skirt por a lower end closure 6 and a top end closure 1. 2,403,788 4 tion lll over-the collar in effecting reclosure of and scope of the invention as defined in the ap the can. pended claim. It is to be understood that the collar herein We claim: disclosed may comprise an endless band such as In a sheet metal container, a body portion, an would be formed from a drawn ring, or it may be shaped from a strip joined at its ends in anap upper end closure sea‘med onto the body portion, said body portion having an outwardly directed bead adjacent its upper'end, the body portion be proved manner. An example ofthe last men tioned type of collar is shown in the copending application for U. Si. Letters Patent Serial Num tween said bead and the closure being scored to provide a tear strip, and a collar snugly fitting ber 543,655, filed by William F. Punte on July 6, 10 the body and having a main body portion lying opposite and extending above and below the tear 1944. When collars formed from end joined strips are employed, the joint or seam disclosed by Punte strip and a lower end portion bent inwardly of will be found desirable because in this form of the main body portion of the collar and then joint or seam the multiple thicknesses of collar outwardly to present a raw metal end extremity band metal are disposed only at the central cylin 15 as an anchor housed in said bead, the juncture driform body of the collar and no overlapping of of said inwardly and outwardly bent portions wall thicknesses is presented at the upper edge curl or the lower edge band portions of the` collar. While one form of the invention has been shown for purposes of illustration, it is to be clearly understood that Various changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit being well rounded and spaced a considerable dis tance inwardly of the internal diameter of the collar main body portion to provide a protective shoulder effective to guard said raw metal edge ~ extremity against contact by a hand of a user of the container. ` ` ` « ' JOHN C‘OYLE. WILLIAM F. PUNTE.