(under the class definition) Apparatus in which two or more concurrent series of filling operations involving successive receivers are carried out, the operation in the separate series being diverse as to some characteristic.
(1) Note. Features establishing dissimilarity of the series or lines may comprise alternate filling operations in different lines, use of one line as a control or test line for the others, lines of different lengths or container spacing as successive concentric circle on a turret, or any other deviation from mere duplication of filling operations as to material supply and receiver handling.
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178+, for filling successive groups of receivers as in trays or crates.
186, for plural lines of successively supplied receivers or plural filling stations.
234, for plural filling heads.
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168, for packaging machinery having selective or alternate supply of plural covers and/or plural contents, subclass 202 for plural lines packaging.