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July 16, 1946.
M. ‘H. HILL
2,404,066
CAP REMOVERS AND SUPPORT THEREFOR
Filed May 4, 1944
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Patented July 16, 1946
2,404,066
UNITED‘ STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,404,066
CAP REMOVER AND SUPPORT THEREFOR
Maxwell H. Hill, Rochester, N. Y.
Application May 4, 1944, Serial No. 534,117
1 Claim.
(Cl. 206-79)
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This invention relates to an article of manu
facture comprising a series of bottle cap re
movers and a support on which they are mounted
in nested relation.
for lifting a crown cap from the lip of a bottle
which it is sealing. This wire remover is pro
vided at one end with a pair of spaced legs 6, 6
adapted to rest against the lip of a bottle under
the crimped portion of a conventional crown cap.
The remover is provided at its other end with a
closed loop 1 which facilitates the feeding of the
remover to a capping machine and which serves
In my copending application, Serial No. 445,
400, ?led May 29, 1942, there is disclosed mech
anism for applying a bottle cap removed under
the crimped edge of a bottle cap while it is being
sealed on the lip of a bottle. In this mechanism,
it is necessary to feed the bottle cap removers one
at a time from a magazine to a station in the
capping machine where the cap and the cap re
as a handle when the remover is used to disen
gage a cap sealed on a bottle.
In accordance with the present invention, each
remover as soon- as it is generated on a wire
forming machine, is caused to engage a support
8. This support preferably comprises a strip of
a loop at one end and to provide spaced legs at 15 material having the characteristics of a conven
the other end thereof. Since the cap remover
iently long, narrow strip of cardboard which has
a thickness such that it will be wedged between
thus constitutes an open framework, 3, number
mover are crimped on the bottle. Each cap re
mover is made of wire bent on itself to provide
of them when put together promiscuously, would
the legs 6, 6 of a remover and each remover will
become hopelessly entangled. In such a condi
tightly grip the respective surfaces of the strip.
tion, they would be useless in a magazine which 20 The successive removers, as made, are applied in
slightly spaced relation along one edge of the
is intended to feed them one at a time to the
bottle-capping position.
strip so that a series of removers project beyond
the strip in nested parallel relation with the end
In accordance with the present invention, there
loops 1 thereof presented toward the feeding
is provided a support with a series of cap re
movers in nested relation gripping one edge 25 mechanism attached to the capping machine.
The present novel combination provides an ar
thereof. It is proposed to mount the cap re
rangement for insuring that a series of removers
movers in this nested relation on the support, as
are securely maintained in a predetermined rela
soon as the removers are formed from wire.
Thus, this arrangement insures that the re
tion for use in connection with a capping machine
movers Will not become entangled but instead 30 in spite of any rough handling to which the re
the proper end of each remover will always be
movers are subjected during transit.
What I claim is:
presented at the right position for engagement by
An article of manufacture comprising a series
the feeding mechanism.
of crown cap removers, each cap remover includ
For a clearer understanding of the invention,
35 ing a loop at one of its ends and a spaced pair
reference is made to the drawing in which:
of legs at its other end, each’ of said legs being
Fig. 1 is an end view of a support with a cap
formed from a piece of wire doubled back on
remover gripped thereon; and
itself, said legs de?ning a relatively short notch
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of a support with a
therebetween and a strip of material having sub
series of cap removers gripped thereon in nested
relation; the complete series being not shown in 40 stantial thickness, the notches formed by the
pairs of legs of said cap removers having the edge
the drawing but being indicated by the broken
of said strip wedged therein whereby the looped
line.
ends of said removers project in parallel relation
In the drawing, the numeral 5 generally desig
beyond said strip.
nates a cap remover which‘ is formed from a sin
MAXWELL H. HILL.
gle piece of wire bent into the shape best indi 45
cated in Fig. 1, to provide a light frame-like lever
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