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July 9, 1946-
' 2,403,788
Filed July '7, 1944
Patented July 9, 1946
l 2,403,788
` 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)
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
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
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.
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`
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.
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