US 1165787 A
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J. H, LANCE.
PiTCHER. APPLICATION FILED SEPT- 30, I914.
Patented Dec. 28, 1915.
from the pouring lip,
JOHN H. LANCE, 0F WILKES-BARBIE, PENNSYLVANIA.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JOHN H. LANCE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wilkes-Barre, in the county of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pitchers, of whichthe following is a specification.
My invention relates to new and useful improvements in pitchers and the object thereof is'to provide a pitcher with means to return into the pitcher any drippings which would otherwise fall from the pouring lip thereof.
A further object of my invention is'to provide a device of this character which can be readily and easily cleaned and which can consequently be kept sanitary without \Vith the foregoing and other objects in I consists in certain constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts, the preferred form of which will be first specifically described in connection view my invention with the accompanying drawings and then the invention particularly appended claim.
Referring to the drawings wherein the same part is designated by the same reference numeral wherever it occurs, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a pitcher provided with the preferred embodiment of my invention; Fig. 2 is a side view of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is atop plan vieW; Figs. 4 and 5 are sections on lines 44 and 5-5 of Fig. i and Fig. 6 is a section on line 66 of ig. 1.. l
10 designates a pitcher of any ordinary or desired type having the usual pouring lip 11 and the sides 12 downwardly inclining said lip being shown as concaved on its upper edge, and the sides 12 as being convexly curved, as usual.
13 designates an outwardly extending flange, which as shown, starts from one side of the pouring lip 11 in a downwardly inclined direction around the outside of the pitcher beyond a point 14 on the side of the pitcher beyond where the inclined portion pointed out in the 12 terminates, the inclination of the flange 13 being less than the inclination of the side Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed September 30, 1914.
pressed front edge and Patented Dec. 28, 1915. Serial No. *88fl 234.
12 so that the upper edge of the flange crosses the upper edge of the side and at its termination extends into the pitcher. This flange forms an open channel 15, the various cross sections of which are best shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 and by having the flange terminate beyond the inclined portion 12, the edge of the flange will rise above the edge of the pitcher proper and cause liquid caught in the portion of the channel immediately beneath the lip to be returned into the pitcher without permitting the liquid to flow down the outer surface thereof. It should be particularly noted that because of the open character of the channel, there is no difficulty in easily washing and cleansing the same and the pitcher is in fact no more difficult to clean than one of ordinary construction.
I am aware that considerable variation is possible in the details of construction herein shown and described, without departing from the spirit of my invention, and I do not intend to limit myself thereto, except as pointed out in thefollowing claim, in which it is my intention to claim all the novelty inherent in the structure shown and described as broadly as the state of the art will permit.
\Vhat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
The combination with a pitcher having a pouring lip with elevated sides and desaid sides eXtending downwardly and rearwardly to the top edge of the pitcher, of a drip flange integrally formed on said pitcher extending from a point near the upper edge of one side of the lip above the pouring edge diagonally downward and around beneath the pouring edge to a point on the opposite side of the pitcher opening into the pitcher at its top edge whereby a channel is formed to catch the drippings from the lip and conduct the same back into the itcher.
In testimony whereof I a x my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN H. LANCE.
WILLIAM M. RECK, LELAND S. RHODES.