Title:
Liquid container
United States Patent 2093905


Abstract:
This invention relates to containers for perfumes or similar liquids in which a substantially air-tight container must be provided to prevent deterioration and evaporation and where it is essential that the container present as attractive an appearance as possible. Perfumes and similar compositions...



Inventors:
Spalding, Bowen Alice
Application Number:
US6826436A
Publication Date:
09/21/1937
Filing Date:
03/11/1936
Assignee:
S & G GUMP COMPANY
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
217/6
International Classes:
A45D34/02
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Description:

This invention relates to containers for perfumes or similar liquids in which a substantially air-tight container must be provided to prevent deterioration and evaporation and where it is essential that the container present as attractive an appearance as possible.

Perfumes and similar compositions contain a substantial portion of alcohol as a carrying agent and, as a result, are affected by evaporation and by light and heat. In addition, they are active substances and will combine with or saturate many materials. It is desirable, therefore, to package perfumes in glass containers, but, since such containers are exceedingly frangible, some means of protection against breakage must be provided. It is likewise desirable to afford some means of protecting the liquid from excess light and heat.

In certain fields, such as the perfume industry, it is essential that the containers in which liquids are packed be attractive to the eye and it is desirable that they be unique or unusual in appearance. Bottles or containers of perfume are quite often displayed on dressing tables and in other similar places, and for commercial purposes the entire package must be attractive in appearance in addition to having the features outlined above.

In the past various manufacturers have packaged their merchandise in expensive containers of glass and enclosed the containers in elaborate packages in order that the product might be attractive to the eye of the purchaser and at the same time ornamental in use. It has been customary, however, to have separate packages, that is, a glass bottle and a cardboard or, in some cases, leather box in which the bottle is inserted to be removed therefrom whenever used. This subjects the perfume or similar preparation to exposure to light and affords no protection against heat. Moreover, the outer containers are often misplaced or broken and the bottle allowed to remain in the open for long periods of time.

An object of this invention is to provide a container in a single unit having a suitable lining and an exterior attractive in appearance which will not only protect the contents from heat and light, but which will to some extent guard against the possible breakage of the lining.

A further object of the invention is to provide a container having a glass interior and a wooden outer surface constructed in such a way as to make the container appear to consist only of wood.

A further object of the invention is to provide a means of constructing such containers in such a way that they appear to be carved from a solid block of wood, in order that the finished product may present as attractive an appearance as possible.

With these and other objects in view, as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of the novel method of construction, combination of elements and arrangement of parts.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 shows a half of a block of wood which has been prepared to receive a bottle, Figure 2 is a view of the corresponding half which, with Figure 1, constitutes the entire covering, Figure 3 shows the block with the bottle placed therein, Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view showing the bottle as it is fitted into the wood with the two portions fastened together, Figure 5 shows the container in a semi-conpleted state before carving, Figure 6 shows the manner in which the top is prepared, Figure 7 shows the completed and finished container, and Figure 8 is a cross-sectional view of a modified construction.

Referring to the drawing, in constructing my container I provide two blocks 10 and 11, which may be cut from a single block of wood, or may be two separate pieces. The center portion is hollowed out to form the depressions 12 and 13, the upper part of the block 15 being carved to fit the neck of a bottle 16. The bottle 16 is then inserted in the depression 12 and the two blocks 10 and 1 are fastened together by glue or other adhesive, as shown in Figure 4, to hold the bottle 16 firmly in place. The two blocks 10 and I are cemented or glued together in such a way as to provide an almost seamless line at their junction. An ordinary glass screw top 11 is embedded in a wooden top 18 and the entire container is then ready for carving. The container is then carved with an ornamental design and buffed in such a way that the seam 19 is invisible. When the finished product, as shown in Figure 7, is completed, the seam 19 is not visible and the bottle may be carved as shown in Figure 7, or in any other suitable design.

In the modified form shown in Figure 8, a solid block 20 is used and a hole large enough to fit the neck of the bottle 21 is bored at one end at 22. The block 20 is then bored through from the other end at 23, the hole being made large enough to allow the insertion of a bottle 24. A plug 25 is then fitted into the hole at 23 and sealed therein. The entire block is then carved and finished in any desired design.

What I claim is: S A container for liquids comprising an inner bottle portion having a threaded neck, a plurality of outer covering portions adapted to fit snugly and permanently around the inner bottle portion to entirely encase said inner bottle portion except the neck which projects beyond the outer covering, cooperating means on the neck and inner wall of the outer covering for supporting the Inner bottle by the outer covering, the upper outer end of the outer covering forming a shoulder, a cap providing a closure for the inner bottle formed of the same material as the outer covering and having threaded engagement with the threaded neck, the inner face of the cap being in frictional engagement with the shoulder.

ALICE SPALDTNG RrBOWN