Drinking sleeve for a beverage container
A molded plastic drinking sleeve (20) for push-on assembly to a neck portion (21) of a container (22) according to a typical embodiment includes an annular body formed by an annular sidewall having a uniform taper from a first open end to an opposite second open end, the annular sidewall defining an open interior. The annular sidewall further includes a series of external threads (23) and a roller abutment (61) at the base of the threads for stopping the roller equipment used to help fabricate a metal closing cap (24) that is designed to thread onto the plastic drinking sleeve. The cooperating metal container that receives the drinking sleeve includes a portion (52) that is curled over the upper edge of the drinking sleeve. A free edge (28a) of the curled portion is embedded into the plastic of the drinking sleeve.
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Publication date: 04-11-2007
Applicant: RIEKE CORP (US)
Inventor: LAVEAULT RICHARD A (US); STALIONS STEPHEN E (US); LAW R BRIAN (GB)
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