Herbert D. Bartels - Palos Heights IL
Leonard A. Maliszewski - Western Springs IL
The Continental Group, Inc. - New York NY
A container assembly formed of two cup-shaped container halves which are combined with their open end portions in telescoped relation and being secured together by way of a coupling sleeve. The coupling sleeve is internal in the preferred embodiment, but may be external. The overlapped free end portions of the container halves may be disposed immediately adjacent one another, or may be separated by the coupling sleeve. Except when the coupling sleeve is located externally, the raw edge of the free end of the inner free end portion is always protected by the coupling sleeve. The coupling sleeve may have a socket in which one or both of the free end portions is seated. The container halves are formed of metal and the coupling sleeve is formed of a plastics material and bonded to a coating on the metal halves.