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June 25, 1935.
2,006,194 ; I‘
Filed May 2, 1934
2 Sheets-Sheet 1 v
Charles F. Bertschingel‘
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J1me 25, 1935-
2,006,194 '
Filed May 2, 1934
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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Patented June 25, 1935
" .l '_ STATES:
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}. vo0Mmm'riorz CAN (‘)PENER', FUNNEL, AN'n
Charles F. 'Bertsjchinger, Waterbury, Conn"- as-‘~ '1'
signor to The Scovill Manufacturing Company,
Waterbury, Conn., a corporation of. Connecticut ‘
Application May 2, 1934, Serial No. 723,520, '
This invention relatesto liquid handling ap~ taken_‘through‘the funneli'b‘owl and ‘adjustable
paratus and more particularly to a combination
canéopenin'g knife.
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can opener and funnel, the latter having a ?exible
Fig. 8» is a front viewof the‘same;
tube attached to the spout thereof.
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Fig. 9 isa side view of the combination device
One object of this invention is to provide a de- as it appears when supported by the D-ring.
vice of the above nature in which the discharge
Fig. 10 is a side view of vthe same when sup
spout projects up into the funnel and is provided ported by'the apertured handle.
upon its upper end with an adjustable cutting
Referring now to the drawings in which like ref
knife and a co-operating can rim engaging hook. erence numerals denote corresponding parts
10 said knife being adapted to pierce a holein the throughout‘ the several views; the numeral Ill in- Y 10
side wall of thecan for emptying the contents. dicat'es a“ furmel' bowl preferably made semi:
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A further {object is to’ provide a device of the, bell-mouth ?ange || ,circumscribing its upper
above nature in which the ?exible tube is de-
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15 tachably secured to the pouring end of the funnel
The ‘body of the bowl 10 is provided with'an 15
spout for the purpose of directing the poured eccentric drifted opening |2 adapted to‘ receive
contents in various directions to points which an elongated taperingspout l3, which projects
would otherwise be di?icult or impossible toreach. upwardly through the‘ funnel bowl‘ loi'iandr ex
A further object is 'to provide a device of the tends slightly 'above'the plane‘ of therb‘ell-imouth
20 above, nature in which means are. provided for ?ange'l |,_the upper rim M of said spout being out; 20
holding the ?exible tube detachably with its end
in an upwardly bent position to catch the draih-
wardly ?ared, as shown.
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The axis of the spout i3 is located at an angle
ings from the funnel when-it is suspended from’a' of approximately 30° from the vertical axis of the
supporting hook or allowed to rest upon a ?at bowl l0, and said spout |_3 is preferably joined
surface. 7
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A :further object is to provide a device of the
above naturewhich‘will be simple in construction,
to the bowl by means of ' a ‘continuous fillet‘ of
solder 15.
(See Fig. 7.)
In order to puncture'the (can, which maybe
inexpensive to manufacture, easy to assemble and either cylindrical or otherwisehprovision is made
manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance. of a‘ concave knife |6 which vis detachably 'se-‘
30 and very e?icient and durable in use.
cured to the upper vfront end of the spout I3. and 30
With these and other objects invie'w there have is adapted to extend upwardly a substantialdis-
been illustrated on the accompanying drawings, tance above the open ?anged'end of ‘said spout l3;
two forms in which theinvention may be conven- The knife 'I 6 is preferably made of temperedsteel
iently embodied in practice. ' .
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and is “cupped” at its‘upper end l1 to presenta
pair of sharp'cutting edges |8;"|8 which intersect 35,
' Fig. 1 represents a side ‘elevation of the com-4
bination can opener, pouring funnel and ?exible
at a sharp puncturing point l9.
The knife “3' is detachably and adjustably see
tube as it‘ appears in use with certain parts cured to the funnel spout l3'within the bowl 10
broken away ‘to Show ‘the . interior. construction by means. of a Pair 01. ‘clamping plates 11.0 and 1!,
Fig.2‘ is a detached détailblan"view‘of‘the’ positionedfins'idelthe spout‘: liandoutside the 40‘
expan'sible tie member'for retaining the ?exible knife l6 respectively,‘ said fplates being‘ held to
tube in bent position when the funnel is out of, g'ether by means of a pair of headedscrews 22, 22.
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The-screws 22,22 ?t closely in'suitableapertures
Fig. 3 is an enlarged‘ fragmentary sectional view
45 of the bayonet lock collar for'detachably connecte
ing the tube with the end of the funnel spout.
Fig. 4 is a perspective fragmentary view of the
end of the funnel spout, showing the bayonet lock-
23 in the outside plate 2| and are loosely located
in an elongated slot ‘24 in the lower part of the i5
knife |B.' 'The ends of the screws 22, 22 are ven- "
gaged in. tapped holes 25,‘ 2‘! in the inside plate- 20.
Theupper end of the outside plate 2| has an
ing groove.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of the
funnel bowl showing the attached handle. . '
Fig. 6 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 3 show-
integral hooked lug 28, so formed and positioned
that the rim 29 of a can 30 may be engagedthere- 50
by prior to thegcan-opening operation. The lug
28 constitutes a fulcrum, on which the can may
ing a modified form of screw connection for at- be‘tilted rearwardly with sufficient leverage to
taching the ?exible tube to the vfunnel spout.
cause the knife IE to penetrate and cut a tongue
Fig"? is an enlarged vertical sectional view 3| out of thefside wall of the‘ can 30 and bend 55
the same against the adjacent end cover of the to the end of the chain 43. The end link 5i 0!
can, leaving an unobstructed opening 32 through the chain 43 which engages the loop 50 is soldered
which the contents of the can may be emptied. , or otherwise held rigidly in place so as to lie in
v(See Fig. 1.)
It is to be noted that the can open
the same plane as the ring 46.
By means of
this construction, the gripping e?ect of the sharp, (El
GI ing 32 is so cut as to lie in alinement with the
?ared open end l4 or the spout to permit the interior corner of the square stock of the ring
46 upon the flexible tubing 31 is enhanced;
contents 0! the can to ?ow ireely'thereintoa
In order‘v to support the funnel when not in use,
By positioning the spout i3 at an angle relative
to the vertical axis of the bowl I0, as previously a D-ring '52 is pivotally attached to the outside
surface of the funnel bowl it! by means of a ver
10 described, the can 30 will be caused to lie in an in-. ;
clined position with the sheared hole 32 extends tical bail lug 53 spot welded thereto. (See Fig.
ing downwardly when‘ said vcan is forced backTas 1.) The tunnel-may then be hung upon a pro—v
tar as permitted, it being understood that the jection ‘such as a nail 54 by means'of the 'D-ring
spout will normally be substantially vertical when - 52 in the manner as. shown in ‘Fig. 9, in- which
15 in use. It will thus be seen that the entire con casethe ?exible pipe 31 is bent upwardly as shown
tents of the can will be discharged throughthe‘ and retained in such position by sliding the ?ex
opening 32 into the funnel. .A trough-like handle ible tie member ,42' to the position shown, thus
member 33 having an end aperture 83a is at; catching'the residual liquid draining from the
taehed to the outside of the bowl l0 and projects. tunnel and preventing it from becoming lost.
The tunnel mayxalso be supported as shown in
outwardly substantially in the same plane of the
upper edge oi'said bowl to‘serve as a support'tor Fig. 10, by hanging it upon a‘nail 55 engaging
in the aperture 33a provided in the outer end of
The size oi‘ the opening 82 sheared in the can the bowl handle 33. I The ?exible tube 36
30 may be varied by‘adiusting the position‘oi the then be ?exed as shown in Fig. 10 andretained in
the emptying can“.
knife l6 relative to the spout II, which adjust this position by the ?exible tie member 42.
In case the funnel is supported by the D-‘ring
ment may be readily accomplished merely by
loosening thescrews 22 ‘and moving the knife 52' with the flexiblev pipe 36 detached from the‘
along the spoutas desired. If any of
oil or spout i3, said D-ring 52 is so positioned with re-- ~
other. ?uid contents of the can," vspills over out spect to'the center of gravity of the funnel that 30
side of the spout during the‘pouring operation, it the‘ axis’ of the spout l3 will lie-substantially in
will be caught in the bowllli oi the vtunnel and a horizontal plane so that any liquid in the fun-A
drained back into the spout I! through a plu- ' nel will be caught in that segment of the bowl
rali'ty of holes 34 provided in said spout l3 ad which is subtended by- the dot and dash line 51
jacent thebottorn oi the bowl Ill. (See Fig. 1.) in Fig. l.
for attaching "
the can“ to a point difficult to reach bythe the ?exible pipe 36 to the end of the spout I! as
straight spout i3, such as the filler pipe ll 0! ‘an shown in Fig. 6 is similar in all respects to the
automobilecrank case, ‘provision is made'oi' a collar 4|! ,0! the ?rst form“, with the exception-that '
?exible metal tube. generally indicated by the the upper part of the collar is "provided ‘with an
~ numeral 36 which may be detachably titted to the interior thread 59 which is adapted to threadedly 40
740 pouring end of: said spout II. The tube 38 is engage upon a pair of staggered outwardly pro
preferably made vof a‘ section of spirally wound iecting nubs 60 positioned upon the spout l3 ad- '
metalhose 31, and‘asshown in' Fig. 1, has its iacent thepouring'end thereof. ‘
While there have been disclosed in this'speci
lower end providedwith a ring-shaped nozzle 38.
45 In the ?rst form shown in Figs. ,1 and 3 the upper ?cation two forms in which the invention may
end of the tube 36 is preierably'?ttedinte an en-_ be embodied, it is to be understood that these
larged socket 39 formed in the adjacent end oi’ iorms'are shown for the purpose of illustration.
a tubular attachingicollar‘ 40. The collar 44 is, only, and that the invention is not to be limited
adapted to slip over‘ the lower-'end'oi the spout i4 to the speci?c disclosures} but'may be modified
and is detachably locked ‘thereupon by means, oi and embodied in various other forms without ,de-V
an inwardly projecting knob 4| positioned on ‘the parting'irom' its spirit. In short, the invention
interior of said‘collar 4i adiacent the upper edge includes all the modifications and embodiments
thereof, said knob being adapted‘ to?t in a bayonet coming within the scope'oi the following‘ claims.
Having thus fully described the invention, what
slot '42 iormed in the lower end or said spout t3.‘
‘Inorder to retain the ?exible ,tubing' II with is claimed as new and for which it 'is'de‘sired'to
its end bent at any desired angle sofas to prevent
dripping after they can 30 has been‘emptied'and
the tunnel has been removed from the ?lier ‘pipe
35, provisionis made of a ?exible tie member gen
60 erally indicated by the numeral 42‘an‘d including
va section of "saiety” chain 43, a helical expansion
secure Letters Patent is:
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1,, In a can-opening spout or i'unneljarticle, an
open‘ bowl, a tube extending through saidv bowl
and sealed in the base thereof; and a" cutter se
cured to said tube for piercing the side of a can.
said tube having apertures above the-base oi said
spring .44. and a pair of "end pipe-engaging split bowl to permit liquid to drain from said bowl to
rings '45 and 48. ‘ The ringv 45 is connected to said spout, the .top of said tube being located
the" spring 44 and is made of round stock having above the plane of the top of said bowl.
.65 semii-circular ends 41 connected by a radially on
2. -In a can-opening spout or tunnel article, an
set loop 48 to which the adjacent eye or the open
bowl, a tube extending .through'said bowl
spring 44 is attached. The semi-circular ends 41
in the base thereoi’, and a cutter-‘se
arev adapted to‘ have swiveling engagement in an
to said tube ior piercing the side of a can.
arcuate groove 48 surrounding the intermediate cured
said tube having apertures above the base of said 70
70 portion of the collar".
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' The split ring 48 on the opposite end of the bowl to permit liquid to drainirom said bowl
chain '42 is preferably made of square stock and tosaidspout.
8. In a can-opening spout or tunnel article,ian
is formed in a shape similar to the ring 4!, i. e.,
having semi-circular clamping ends 40 connected open bowl, a‘ tube extending through saidbowl
and sealed in the base thereof, and a-cutter se- 75
75 by a radially oi'iset loop l0 adapted to be joined
cured to said tube for piercing the side of a can, ‘ber also serving as a handle for manipulating said
> said tube having apertures above the base of said spout.
bowl to permit liquid to drain from said bowl to
8. In a combination can opener and funnel ar
said spout, the top of said tube being located above ticle, a funnel bowl, an upwardly extending cut- .
the plane 01' the top of said bowl, the center axis ter rigidly supported with respect to said bowl,
of said tube being disposed at an’ angle to the a fulcrum member rigidly supported with respect
center axis of said bowl.
to said cutter, and means for permitting said ar
4. In a combination can opener and funnel, a ticle‘to be suspended after it has been used so
tube, a V-pointed cutter and a fulcrum all rig that liquid will not drip from said bowl but will
10 idly connected together as a unit, said fulcrum remain in the side of said bowl.
being engageable by the rim of a can, and the ‘ 9. In a funnel including a connected bowl an
relations being such that an opening will be tube, a flexible pipe detachably joined to the lower
pierced in the side of the can when said can is end of said tube, a ?exible and resilient chain fixed
swung around the fulcrum, and means for per at one end to said tube and slidably and adjust
15 mitting longitudinal adjustment of said cutter‘ ably connected at its other end to said pipe, and
with respect to said tube and fulcrum to produce means cooperating with said chain for holding
a variable size of cut in said can.
the lower end of said pipe curved upwardly to
5. Ina combination can opener and funnel, a
prevent‘ liquid from dripping therefrom when
tube, a V-pointed cutter and a fulcrum all rig
20 idly connected together as a unit, said fulcrum
beingengageable by the rim of a can, and the
relations being such that an opening will be
pierced in the side of the can when said can is
swung around the fulcrum, said cutter having an
said funnel is hung up after it has been used. ,
10. In an attachment for a funnel having a
connected bowl and tube, a ?exible pipe detach
ably joined to the lower end of said tube, and
means for adjustably holding said pipe with its
lower end curved up to prevent liquid from drip
25 elongated slot near its lower end, and screw means ping therefrom when said funnel and attach
passing through said slot for detachably clamp
ment are hung up as a unit after using, said means
ing said cutter in adjusted position upon the ex including a pair of split end clamps for engaging
terior of the upper portion of said tubewhereby the exterior of said tube and pipe‘ respectively,
a variable size of cut may be made in the side and a connected chain and a coiled spring lo
30 of said can.
cated between said end clamps.
6. In a combination can-opener and funnel, a
11. In a combination can opener and funnel
' tube for insertion in a receptacle, a V-pointed
article, a connected tube and bowl, a cutter knife 1
cutter having a flat lower end lying in contact and fulcrum unit rigidly supported above the base
with the exterior of said tube, a hooked fulcrum of said bowl, a flexible metal hose detachably
35 plate lying upon the outside of said cutter, an connected upon the lower end of said tube to
anchor plate located inside said tube behind said facilitate the delivery of liquid from said fun
cutter and fulcrum plate, and screw means pass
nel‘to any desired location, a pair of hook mem
ing through saidv fulcrum plate, cutter, and an bers for use in selectively hanging said article in
chor plate for detachably clamping said cutter two different angular positions, and yieldable
40 in adjusted position with respect to said tube means for adjustably holding the lower end of
said hose curved up to prevent dripping of liquid _40
and fulcrum to produce a variable size of cut in
the side of the can,
12. In a combination'can-opener and spout, a
'7. In a‘ combination-can opener and spout, a
tube open at both ends, a knife attached to said tube open at both ends, a knife attached to said
45 tube at the top thereof for puncturing the side
of a can, a fulcrum ?xed adjacent said knife
tube at the top thereof for puncturing the side
of a can, a fulcrum ?xed adjacent said knife and 45
and adapted to be engaged by the rim of a can adapted to be engaged by the rim of a can to cause
an opening to be pierced in the side of said can
to cause an opening to be pierced in the‘ side of
when said can is swung about said fulcrum, a
said can when said can is swung about said ful funnel bowl surrounding said tube in, liquid seal
crum, a funnel bowl surrounding said tube in liq ing relation to receive liquid which spills there
uid sealing relation to receive liquid which spills from, and a laterally extending member secured
therefrom, and a laterally extending member, se to said bowl,‘ serving as a handle for manipulating
cured to said bowl to support said can when swung said spout.
down to pierce the opening therein, said mem
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