TODAY’S PATENT – NONCORROSIVE LINED CONTAINER
The NONCORROSIVE LINED CONTAINER was invented by Richard S Rheem on the 23rd of September 1937, bearing patent number US2071602A.
This present invention generally relates to heavy duty metallic containers or drums usually formed of sheet steel and designed for use in shipping and storing liquids and the like attendant with a corrosive action on the steel or other metal forming the body of the container, and more particularly the invention relates to containers of this character provided on the interior thereof with a noncorrosive liner. The use of containers, such as barrels and drums for shipping and storing liquids and the like having corrosive effect on the material of which the drums are constructed, have heretofore been attempted and such containers have been lined on the interior with a protective sheet of some non-corrosive material.
The mere provision of such a liner has been more or less satisfactory where all the strain on the liner is outward and thereby such strain may be readily absorbed by the sides and ends of the drum. The problem however arises where it is desired to use the drums for shipping and storing substances such as fruit juices and other edible products, since for this use, the interior of the drums is subjected to an intense evacuation operation as part of the sterilizing and sealing process.