Abstract: A filtering apparatus for use with threaded nipples or sprinkling cans having dispensing spouts and a base and cap. The base has a neck and head. The neck features an upper end and a lower end wherein the lower end is fittable to the dispensing end of a sprinkling can spout. The neck further includes a lower chamber in fluid communication with the dispensing end of the sprinkling can spout such that the lower chamber can receive a filtering element therewithin. Preferably, the head is hollow and includes a threaded open upper periphery and a lower surface in fluid communication with upper end of the neck. Finally, a removable perforated cap is provided for dispensing fluid. The cap has a threaded lower periphery cooperable with the threaded open upper periphery of the hollow head for forming an upper chamber in fluid communication with the neck for receiving granular or wafer born elements.
Abstract: A spout or pouring lip having a subsidiary lip arranged transversely across the spout or pouring lip below the pouring edge. The subsidiary lip is formed from the edge of a groove, notch or indentation arranged transversely below the pouring lip. The face of the groove, notch or indentation nearer the pouring lip is arranged to be substantially vertical. The inner surface of the spout or pouring lip may in addition be constructed to form a raised transverse fence-like form. The invention may be an integral part of a pouring vessel such as a teapot, jug, kettle or pouring can or it may form an additional component as attached, either during the vessel's manufacture or as an addition to an existing pouring vessel.