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Publication numberUS1001218 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1911
Filing dateJul 28, 1910
Publication numberUS 1001218 A, US 1001218A, US-A-1001218, US1001218 A, US1001218A
InventorsNapoleon Pabenteau
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,001 ,21 8, Patented Aug. 22, 1 911.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. '22, 1911.

Application filed July 28, 1910. Serial No. 574,391.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, NAPOLEON PAREN- TEAU, a citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Drinking-Tubes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of theinvention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in drinking tubes and is especially designed to be used to drink water from a running spigot, although it may be submerged in any body of water; it is also designed to be telescoped into compact form and to also be used as a pencil holder.

IVith these ends and objects in view, my invention consists in the details of construction and arrangement hereinafter more fully set forth.

In order that those skilled in the art to which my invention appertains may fully understand its construction and advantages, I will proceed to describe the same, referring by numerals to the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a longitudinal section of my improved drinking tube made in two seotions and constituting also a pencil holder with the pencil secured in the end of one section and protected by the other. Fig. 2 is a similar view, but showing the section of smaller diameter in reverse position to that shown in Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a modification.

Similar reference numerals indicate like parts in the several figures of the drawing.

1 is what I denominate the outer tubular section, terminating at one end in an en largement or head 2, with an opening 3, communicating with the interior of the tube. The opposite end is adapted to receive a telescoping section 4, tubular in form and having its inner end open and its outer extremity closed, but with perforations 5 constituting a strainer which is preferably supplemented by any suitably contained straining and purifying material 6. The normally disposed inner open end of this section is designed to receive an ordinary pencil 7, which may be readily removed when the tube is used for drinking purposes, and when used for writing, the inner section is reversed in its relation with the outer section 1, and as shown in Fig. 2.

From the construction thus far described, it will be readily perceived that with the pencil 7 removed and with the two sections 1 and 2 in the relation shown at Fig. 1, the head 2 may be located beneath an ordinary spigot through which water is permitted to flow, and with the opposite or mouth end of the section 4:, in the mouth of the user, water may be drawn through the tube into the mouth. When not in use as a drinking tube, a pencil 7 may be located within the inner end of the section 2 and may be concealed and protected as shown in Fig. 1, or placed in operative position, as shown in Fig. 2.

A modification is shown in Fig. 3, which illustrates the tube made of a single piece and possessing all of the advantages of the tube as a drinking tube, shown in Figs. 1 and 2, but devoid of the capacity of being also used as a pencil holder, but I prefer the construction involving the two telescoping sections, not only because of its capacity as a pencil holder, but for the further reason that the two sections, when telescoped as shown in Fig. 1, reduce the length of the device.

While the tube with its head 2 and open ing 3, especially adapts it to receive water from a vertically flowing stream, it will be apparent that should said head be submerged in a body of water, the latter may be readily drawn up and through the tube to the user.

The structure as a whole and when made in two sections, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, may be adjusted into compact form and utilized as heretofore explained, as a very convenient and useful pencil holder.

I claim 1. A drinking tube terminating at one end in an enlarged hollow head, the head having a single opening at its upper side for receiving water from a vertical stream, and the opposite end provided with means for straining the water drawn through the tube.

2. A drinking tube comprising two telescoping sections, one terminating at one end in an enlarged hollow head, the head having a single opening at its upper side for receiving Water flowing downwardly from a spigot, and the outer end of the other section provided with means for straining water passing through the tube.

3. Ina drinking tube the combination of end, whereby the device serves the purpose two telescoping sections, one terminating at of a drinking tube and pencil holder. 10 one end in an enlarged hollow head, the In testimony whereof I aflix my signature head having a single opening at its upper in presence of two witnesses.

side for receiving water flowing down- NAPOLEON PARENTEAU.

wardly from a faucet, and the other section Witnesses: adapted to receive a pencil in its inner end, JAMES BURKE, and provided with a strainer at its outer ALEXANDER MAYNARD.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,- Washington, D10.

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U.S. Classification239/33
International ClassificationC02F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationC02F1/002
European ClassificationC02F1/00D2