Dec. 31, 1946. 2,413,438 G. H. W. DOOSE REVERSIBLE NOZZLE FOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS Filed Dec. 18, 1944 5 Y3 3* ,9l/ R _ _ /0 6' J 7 lI II 5-; [H Inventor é'aZrZeZ/f H4 Z0086’. By min/may 3M55”: We De- #1, 1946 2,413,438 ‘umrso STATES PATENT OFFICE. REVERSIBLE’ NOZZLE FOR SHIPPING ‘ Y ' CONTAINERS . I Gabriel H. W. Doose, New Orleans, La. ' Application December 18, 1944, Serial No. 568,698 3 Claims. (Cl. 222-539) 2 nozzle or spout is disposed at an angle or slanted This invention relates 'to a container for ship ping and dispensing oil and other liquids, and has more particular reference to improvements in containers of the kind having ‘a reversible nozzle so mounted on the body of the container. that it will be within the body for shipping purposes and may be reversed to extended position for dispensing purposes. The primary object of the present invention is to provide a container of the above kind including a body having a threaded neck, a nozzle, and improved means for reversibly mounting the - relative to the axis of the cap 8. ' ' The invention further includes a tubular adapter having a smaller threaded end portion 5v 8 of a size to screw onto the neck- 6 and a larger end portion‘ ill of a size to have the cap 8 threaded " therein. The portions 8 and [0 of the adapter are connected by an offset l I which forms an in ternal annular shoulder on which is seated a re 10 movable closure disc l2. The disc l2 has its mar gin clamped between the shoulder formed by the ' o?’set II and the margin of the ?at circular nozzle on the neck and for closing the nozzle when , v . wall of the cap 8, and it acts to close the adjacent the latter is disposed within the body for shipping purposes. ' larger end of the nozzle or spout ‘I when the lat l5 ter is disposed to extend into the body 5, as shown Another object of the invention is- to provide in Figures 1 and 2, with the cap 8 threaded onto a container of the above kind having a nozzle the neck 6. By threading the cap 8 oil of the which is slanted to facilitate accurate dispensing neck 6, the nozzle 1 may be withdrawn from the‘ of the contents at the desired point, and provided container 5, and when the'nozzle and parts car with an air inlet near its base and at the side 20 ried thereby are inverted, the smaller portion 9 which is uppermost when dispensing the contents of the adapter may be threaded onto the neck of the body, so as to- facilitate entrance of air 6 so as to position the nozzle 1 in an extended into the body and the nozzle and thereby facilitate position outside of the body for dispensing pur ?ow of the contents from the body. ' _poses. When this is done, the larger end of the The exact nature of the present invention will 25 nozzle may be Opened by removing the closure be clearly apparent from the following descripdisc I2. In order to permit re-use of the closure tion when considered in connection with the acdisc l2, it must be removed when the nozzle is companying drawing, and the invention consists inverted to the position of Figure 3, and the cap in the novel form, combination and arrangement 8 is removable from the adapter portion 18 for of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown 30 this purpose. in the drawing and claimed. In the drawing, wherein like reference 'char- ‘ ' - -It will be apparent that when the body 5 is substantially horizontally positioned, the nozzle acters indicate corresponding parts throughout ‘I will slant downwardly to the point at which the » the several views: contents are being dispensed, and will not be in ' Figure l is aview, partly in elevation and partly 35 the line of vision, thus permitting ‘accurate dis charge of the contents at the point desired. The broken away and in section, of a shipping and nozzle ‘I is provided at its larger or base end with dispensing container embodying the present in an air inlet opening I3 that is located in the side vention, the spout or nozzle being. positioned with of the nozzle which is uppermost during the dis in the body of the container for shipping. Figure 2 is a fragmentary view of the upper 40 pensing operation. This opening facilitates entry of air into the nozzle at its inner end and into portion of the container shown in Figure 1, sub the upper portion of the body 5 so as to facilitate stantially in central vertical section. vthe ?ow of the contents from said body 5 and Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 with the through said nozzle ‘I. The length of the nozzle nozzle reversed so as to be in extended position 45 1 and the degree of slant given to the same are for dispensing purposes. only restricted by the depth of the body and the ‘ Referring in detai1 to the drawing, the present ' container comprises a suitable body 5 having a diameter thereof, respectively. From the foregoing description, it is believed threaded neck 6. The device further includes a that the construction and operation, as well as tapered spout or nozzle 1 having its larger or base end ?tted and secured in a central opening 50 the advantages of the present invention, will be readily understood and appreciated by those provided in the circular ?at wall of a threaded skilled in the art. It will be apparent that the de cap 8 which is of a size to detachably screw onto vice may be conveniently and economically manu the neck 6 of the body 5. The cap 8 is arranged factured and assembled and is convenient to use ‘so that its threaded rim or skirt surrounds the adjacent end of the spout or nozzle 1, and the 55 and highly efficient in use. 2,418,488 3 What I claim is: l. A shipping and dispensing container com prising a body having a projecting threaded neck, opening 0! the cap and the larger end or the nozzle, the adapter being removable from the cap to permit removal of the closure disc, the nozzle a tapered nozzle, a, threaded cap having a cen being positionable in an extended position out tral opening and removably threaded onto said 5 side the body when the cap is threaded into the neck with the nozzle projecting into the body, larger threaded end portion of the adapter and ' said nozzle having its larger end rigidly attached the smaller end portion of the adapter is threaded to the cap in communication with said opening and arranged so that the skirt portion of the onto the neck. ‘ ' . 2. The construction defined in claim 1, wherein cap surrounds the larger end portion of the noz~ 10 the nozzle is slanted relative to the cap and ex zle, a tubular adapter having a threaded smaller _ tends adjacent a side and near the bottom of the end portion adapted to removably screw onto said body. neck, a larger threaded end portion removably 3. The construction de?ned in claim 1, wherein threaded onto the cap and adapted to have the the nozzle is slanted relative to the cap and ex cap removably threaded therein when the 15 tends adjacent a side and near the bottom of the threaded smaller end portion is threaded onto the body. and wherein the nozzle is provided at its neck, and an o?set portion connecting said larger end and adj acent the cap with a transverse threaded portions and de?ning an internal an air inlet opening through the side thereof which nular shoulder, and a closure disc seated at its is disposed uppermost when the container is used margin upon said shoulder and clamped between 20 for dispensing purposes. the latter and the cap for closing the central GABRIEL H. W. DOOSE.