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Publication numberUS1156784 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1915
Filing dateNov 30, 1914
Priority dateNov 30, 1914
Publication numberUS 1156784 A, US 1156784A, US-A-1156784, US1156784 A, US1156784A
InventorsWilliam L King
Original AssigneeWilliam L King
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Molasses and syrup pitcher.
US 1156784 A
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APPLICATION FILED NOV 30 1914 Patented Oct. 12, 1915.


4 Mo AssEs' Ann SYItUi? IP ITCHER.

Specification of Letters fatent.

Application f led November 30, 1914.; Serial No. s74,s30'.-- i

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM L. KING, a citizen of the United States, residing at Houston, in the county ofiTexas and State of Missouri have invented certain new and useful Improvements in-Molasses and Syrup Pitchers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which'itappertains to make and use 'the s'ame. Q

This invention comprehends certain new and useful improvements in molasses and syrup pitchers and has for its primary object to provide a pitcher of this character which will be provided with a spout of such form as to prevent the contentsthereof from dripping from the spout to the outer face of the pitcheror the table or which it is positioned.

The invention has for another object to provide a pitcher of this type which will be provided with a spout of such form that the molasses or syrup will drain from the same back into the pitcher. v

The invention has for a further object to provide a pitcher of the above stated nature provided with a deflecting lip which will prevent molasses or syrup gathered upon the spout carrying flangebelow the same, from running off of the edge of the pitcher.

The invention has, for a still further object to generally improve and simplify the construction of pitchers of this character and increase the efliciency thereof without materially increasing the cost of the same.

With these and other objects in View, the

invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed. 1

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal section through a pitcher constructed in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a transverse horizontal section on the plane of line 22 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the spout and supporting plate for the same.

vReferring in detail to the drawings by numerals, 1 designates the body of the pitcher having a suitable handle 2 of conventional form secured to the rear side support upon body 1 at the forward or front portion thereof. The clip 8 is extended for some distance toward each side of the body 1, and while rearwardly and upwardly projecting. finger eXtens1on'5 atits rear edge by means of which the covermay be readily raised by downwardpressure upon said finger 8Xt11-' sion'5. I

lVhen'the cover 3- is in closed position, the upwardly offset portion 6 thereof, which is Patent ed Oct. 12, 1915. w

me nw ile overs is hinged ag tate-1 peredge of'sald body 1 at the rear side thereof, as shownat a, and hasa suitable inclined forwardly, rests, adjacent' its .for-

ward end above the upper extreniityof the I spout 7. This spout 7 isof substantially semi-circularform in cross section and inclined outwardly toward its upper end with theupper end of saidspoutinwar'dly of'ther forward edge of the body 1 and above'the" inwardly and downwardlyextending grip catch 11p 8 formed on theupper edge ofthe said lip Sis wide in its center, it tapers to a narrow. point at its opposite ends, decreasing gradually. in width from its centenl It will be understood that the spout 7 is inclined at such angle that the upper end-f thereof is inwardly of the inner edge of the hp 8 as well as above the same, whereby any molasses, syrup or the like dripping from the outer end of the spout-7 after the pitcher e 1' is returned to upright position, will miss the 11p and drop uponthe spout carrying and supporting plate 9 which is inclined downwardly from its outer or forward edge 7 to its rear edge and also from its center to" its opposite end, said plate 9 being of substantially crescent shape and having its opposite ends extended to' within a short distanoeof the transverse center of the opposite sides of the body 1. p

The center of the innerilowe'r edge of the plate'9 is curved upwardly, as shown at 10,

to connect with the lower end of the spout 7, and it will be understood that the opposite sides of 'the'spout are beveled toward their upper ends and curved so that the spout 7 gradually decreases in width toward its upper end. The plate 9 is also shown as having its outer edge 11 turned downwardly and secured to the inner face of the body 1,

beneath the lip 8 but it will be understood that this edge 11 may be secured to the body 1 in any suitable and Well known manner, or if desired, the plate 9 may be formed with the body 1-. i

It will be evident that should any of the contents of the body 1 gather upon the up per face of the plate 9 and move toward the upper edge of the body 1, when the same is tilted, said contents will be preventcurved downwardly, as shown at 3 for engagement against the upper edge of the pitcher 1, along'the front thereof, so that no dirt, dust or foreign matter of any character may, enter the pitcher when the cover 3 is in closed position and hold the same against engagement with the spout.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without Copies of this patent may be obtained for departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.

WVhat is claimed is 7 A pitcher having a body provided with an inwardly extending flange around a portion of its upper edge, said flange being inclined inwardly anddownwardly, a spout structure secured to the interior of said body and positioned directly below the inwardly inclined flange, said spout structure comprising a curved plate secured to the body portion adjacent its upper edge, a downwardly extending inclined drip catch lip formed from the upper edges of said plate, its lower portion being curved upward to form a concaved spout tapered toward :its upper terminal, said spout extending upward beyond the inturned flange on the body portion and inclined toward the same.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.


five cents each, by addressing the Gommissioner of Patents.

Washington, D. G.

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US2652701 *May 31, 1952Sep 22, 1953Longhurst Thomas JHeat dispersing drinking cup
US2676472 *Nov 10, 1949Apr 27, 1954Prisk PaddockDrip return sirup pitcher
US4850501 *Nov 24, 1987Jul 25, 1989The Procter & Gamble CompanyDispensing container
US5181630 *Jun 19, 1991Jan 26, 1993The Procter & Gamble CompanyVessel having dual function pouring spout for spot treating or rapid transfer of viscous liquids
US5228596 *Jun 19, 1991Jul 20, 1993The Procter & Gamble CompanyOutwardly projecting directed pour spout exhibiting thread compatible cross-sectional profile
U.S. Classification222/111, 222/566
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/40