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Jan. 7, 1947.
A. READ
2,413,845
MILK CARTON PROVIDED WITH A CREAM CHAMBER AND A VALVE FOR CONTROLLING
AN OPENING BETWEEN THE MILK CHAMBER AND THE CREAM CHAMBER
Filed June 27, 1945
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ARTHUR READ
INVENTOR
‘2,413,845
Patented Jan. 7, 1947
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
‘2,413,845
MILK CARTON PROVIDED WITH A CREAM
CHAMBER AND A VALVE FOR CONTROL
LING AN OPENING BETWEEN ,THE MILK
CHAMBER AND THE CREAM CHAMBER
Arthur Read, Portland, OregI.
Application June 27, 1945, Serial No. 601,744
2 Claims. (01. 210-515)
2
1
This invention relates to improvements in car
tons and more especially to the type designed for
the delivery and storage of milk.
It is one of the principal objects of the inven
tion to provide a carton of this character which
overlapping portions of the bottom and sidewalls
are secured together by any approved form of
staple ID to provide a leak-proof connectiom
Disposed within the carton at its uppermost
end is a cream chamber generally indicated at l I
provided with means for opening the chamber to
and consisting of a top wall I2, side walls l3 and
a bottom wall l4 formed with openings l6 (see
Fig. 2). A disc I‘! formed with openings I8 is ro
in dispensing the cream and the milk.
?anged at 2| to bear against the underside of the
is of simple, inexpensive and sanitary construc
tion and within which is formed a cream chamber
tatably mounted in wiping contact with the bot
receive the cream as it rises to the top of the milk
and for sealing off the chamber When the cream 10 tom wall M of the cream chamber by means of a
shaft l9 formed with or terminating in, at its low
is to be dispensed and the milk is to be retained
ermost end, a flange 20. The shaft is rotatably
in the carton.
mounted within a bushing or bearing 2|, whose
A still further object is the provision of a new
lowermost end bears against the bottom wall I 4
and novel pouring spout formed at one of the
uppermost corners of the carton for convenience 15 of the cream chamber and whose upper end is
.
top wall l2 of the cream chamber. The upper
end of the shaft extends through said upper wall
of the cream chamber and is longitudinally bored
accompanying drawing and ?nally pointed out in 20 to receive a squared end 22v of an actuating knob
.23 by means of which the disc I‘! may be rotated
the appended claims.
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from an open to a closed position with respect
In the drawing:
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to the bottom wall of the cream chamber.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of>a milk carton
When the carton is ?lled with milk at the dairy,
made in accordance with my invention.
Figure'2 is a bottom plan yiew of Figure 3 show- - the disc “I1 is rotated so that the openings l8
therein are brought into registry with the open
ing the cream chamber in a‘closed position.
ings IS in the bottom wall M of the cream cham
Figure 3 is a sectional elevation taken approxi
ber to allow the cream to rise up into the cream
mately along the line 3—3 of Figure 1.
The foregoing and other objects will appear as
my invention is more fully hereinafter described
in the following speci?cation, illustrated in the
chamber. ‘When the consumer or user of the
Figure ‘l is a view similar to Figure 21 showing
30 carton wishes to dispense the cream only, the disc
the cream chamber in an open position.
I‘! is rotated until the openings I6 and [8 are
Figure 5 is a fragmentary elevation of the bot
moved entirely out of registry with each other to
tom- end of the carton showing the folded over
seal off the bottom of the cream chamber and to
construction of the bottom end walls thereof.
trap the milk within the carton. Then the pour
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary detail view
of a pouring spout associated with the cream 35 ing spout 24, formed as shown and movable about
its hinge line, is swung open for convenience in
chamber and in an open position.
pouring the cream from the chamber. This pour
Figure 7 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional
ing spout is also used in dispensing the milk after
view showing the bottom and side wall construc
the cream chamber has been opened by again r0
tion and means for interconnecting the same.
Referring now more particularly to the draw 40 tating the disc I‘! to allow the milk to pass
through it as desired.
mg:
While I have shown a particular form of em
In Figure 1 reference numeral 1 indicates a
bodiment of my invention, I am aware that many
carton made in accordance with my invention and
minor changes herein will readily suggest them
having top and bottom walls, 2 and 3 respectively,
and four side walls 4 all of the same length and 45 selves to others skilled in the art without depart
ing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
preferably of the same width. In the upper ends
Having thus described my invention, what I
of two of the opposing wallsI form an indenta
claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Pat
tion or cavity 5 for convenience in gripping and
ent is:
carrying the carton.
1. A milk container consisting of a carton hav
For attaching the bottom wall 3 to the vertical 50
ing top, bottom and side walls, a cream chamber
side walls 4, I fold the marginal edges of the bot
having top and side walls and an apertured bot
tom wall downwardly as at 6, then upwardly and
tom wall, said cream chamber being disposed
over on itself, as at l, and again downwardly over
within said milk container, an apertured disc in
on itself, as at 8, to embrace the upwardly folded
portion 9 of the side walls 4. These folded and 55 rotatable wiping contact with the underside of
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the bottom wall of said cream chamber, a tubular
top and bottom walls of said cream chamber, a
element having a ?ange at its upper end and
shaft rotatable in and extending through said
bearing against the underside of the top wall of
bearing and terminating at its lower end in a
said cream container and its opposite end bearing
?ange, an apertured disc attached to said ?ange
against the top side of the bottom wall of the
and held in wiping contact with the bottom wall
cream container, a core rotatably mounted with
of said cream chamber, apertures formed in the
in said tubular element and having its lower end
bottom wall of the cream chamber and adapted
?anged and secured to said apertured rotatable
'to be opened and closed by the rotation of said
disc, the opposite end of the core being bored to
disc, the opposite end of said shaft being pro
receive a squared projection of an actuating knob 10 vided with a knob for rotating said shaft and said
disposed above the top wall of the milk container.
disc, an opening formed in one corner of the con
2. A milk container consisting of a carton of
tainer and in a corresponding corner of the cream
box-like formation having top, bottom and side
chamber, and a spout-forming closure for both
walls. a cream chamber attached to the interior
of said openings.
of the carton at its upper end and having top, 15
ARTHUR READ.
bottom and side walls, a bearing attached to the
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