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Publication numberUS1221641 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1917
Filing dateMar 10, 1915
Priority dateMar 10, 1915
Publication numberUS 1221641 A, US 1221641A, US-A-1221641, US1221641 A, US1221641A
InventorsJoseph Williams
Original AssigneeJohn e walker, Joseph Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glass.
US 1221641 A
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l. WILLIAMS.

GLASS.

' APPLICATION FILED mm. 10. 1915.

1 ,221,6%1 Patented Apr. 3.1917.

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JOSEPH WILLIAMS, 0F CHEROKEE, KANSAS, AtSSIGrNOR 0F ONE-THIRD 10 JOHN E.

' WALKER, OF PITTSBURG, KANSAS.

GLASS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 3, 19117.

Application filed March 10, 1915. Serial No. 13,396.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cherokee, in the county of Crawford and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Glasses, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to glasses and more particularly to a cover for the same.

The primary object of my invention resides in the provision of a novelly formed glass having its cover movably associated with the upper ends thereof and arranged to be automatically actuated and to be opened when the same is raised from a support and closed when again replaced on the support.

Another object of my invention resides in the provision of a novelmeans for mounting a cover on the glass, the cover having novel connecting means associated with the base to facilitate the raising of the cover when the glass is raised.

Another object of my invention resides in the provision of a novelly constructed glass comprising two sections, the body being peculiarly associated with the base, so as to be guided during its movements when the glass is actuated.

A further object of my invention resides in the provision of a novel elastic means mounted from the upper end of the rod for contact with the bottom of the body, when the same is being actuated to absorb the shock and jars that are transmitted thereto, thus reducing the likelihood of breakage to a minimum.

A still further object of 'my invention resides in the provision of a device of the character described that is simple in construction, efficient in operation and one that can be manufactured and placed on the market at a minimum cost.

Other objects as well as the nature, characteristic features and scope of my invention will be more readily understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claims forming a part of this specification.

Referring to the.drawings:

Figure 1 is a side elevational View of my invention, showing the preferred embodiment of my invention with the cover in a closed position,

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of my invention taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1 in the direction in which the arrow points,

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view, showing a ring applied to the upper edge of the glass for facilitating the mounting of a cover.

Fig. 4: is a rear elevational view of my invention in a slightly modified form, showing the cover in an open position,

Fig. '5 is a top plan view of a modified form of cover. i

Referring more particularly to the draw ings, in which similar reference numerals designate like or corresponding parts throughout the different views, I. provide a glass 1 including a body 2 and a base 3, the body being slidably associated with the base and when in a normal position, assumes a contour similar to an ordinary wine glass. Both the body and the base are formed preferably, but not necessarily, of glass, the body in the preferred embodiment of my invention, as shown in Fig. 1, having a sleeve 4 depending centrally therefrom and telescopically arranged about a rod 5 upstanding from and formed integrally with the base 3. The free edge of the sleeve t is arranged in abutting relation with the upper surface of the base, while the upper edge of the rod is arranged in spaced relation with the bottom of the body, so as to receive a suitable elastic disk element 6, the latter conforming substantially to the contour of the upper edge of'the rod which is preferably cylindrical in cross section, and also contacts with the bottom of the body to absorb shock and jars likely to be transmitted to the body, when the same is being operated in a manner to be hereinafter disclosed. The sleeve is provided with an opening 7 at a point adjacent the inner end thereof, which permits the exit of air when the body is being slid on the base, thus greatly facilitating the operation of the parts.

In order to close the glass, I provide a cover 8, which in this instance is formed preferably from light sheet metal, the cover being of a contour similar to the contour of the periphery of the glass body. Formed integral with the periphery of the cover are a pair of spaced depending ears 9, the latter receiving a resilient split ring 10, which facilitates the pivotal mount ing of the cover on the body, the ring being engageable in an annular groove 11, formed by depressing the 110 For the purpose of automatically raising the coverwhen'the glass is lifted from a table or other support, I rigidly secure a' substantial bell-crank lever'13 to the upper surface of the cover 8 at a point approximately intermediate the ears 9. The bellcrank leveror bracket 13 is formed from a single piece of metal, the upstanding or angular arm projecting a slight distance beyond the outer periphery of the cover and terminating in a loop 1 1, in which is engaged the looped end 15 of a connecting rod 16, the latter being arranged substantially parallel with the outer surface of the body and has the lower portion thereof curved slightly inwardly and terminating in a loop 17, which loop is engageable with the looped end 18 of an upstanding bracket 19, rigidly mounted on the base 3 at a point adjacent the outer edge thereof and substantially directly beneath the pivotal point of securement of the cover. By this arrangement, it can be seen that when the body is engaged by one hand of the user, (not shown) the base 3 which constitutes a substantial weight will slide from the body, and at the same time, exert a pressure on the bell-crank lever 13, consequently raising the cover 8 simultaneous with the downward movement,

thus providing an efficient means for automatically raising the cover from the glass.

In Fig. 1 of the drawings, I have shown a slightly modified form of the glass. In this instance, the rod 5 is formed integral with and depends centrally from the lower part of the body and is arranged to slide vertically within the sleeve 1,.formed integral with the base 3. The air opening 7 is provided. at the inner end of the sleeve, adjacent the base, to effect an eflicient operation of the parts.

In'Fig. 5 of the drawings, I have shown a modified form of cover, which included a ring element 20 having a piece of screening 21 secured thereto. The piece of screening 21 constitutes a substantial strainer, and is preferably of an arcuate configuration in cross section.

lows:

Assuming that the glass 1 is on a suitable support and is in a position as shown in Fig.1, with the cover closed when the user engages one of his hands (not shown) upon the body 2 and lifts the same from the support, (not shown) the body 3 which constitutes a substantial weight will slide from the body through the medium of the rod and sleeve connection. This downward movement of the base causes the cover 8 to The operation of my invention is as folto assume its normal position as shown in Fig. 1 and simultaneous with this movement, the weight of the cover will resume its normal position.

Although I have herein shown and de scribed the preferred embodiment of my invention, I desire it to be understood that I am not. to be limited to the exact details shown, however, I desire that great stress be laid upon the arrangement of the glass which is formed in two pieces having the cover mounted on the body thereof and actuated automatically through the medium of the base which constitutes a weight and which is in linked connection with the cover.

From the above description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it can easily be seen that I have provided a device that is simple in construction containing but a few simple parts that can be cheaply manufactured and assembled and when assembled can be placed upon the mar ket and sold at a minimum cost.

It will be understood that the above description and accompanying drawings comprehend only the general and preferred embodiment of my invention and that various minor changes in detail of construction, proportion and arrangement of the parts may be made within the scope of the appended claims and without sacrificing any of the advantages of my invention.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. glass including two sections slidably associated with each other, closing means mounted on one of the sections, and means for automatically operating the closing means with the moving of the sections relatively to each other.

2. A glass including two slidably connected sections, said sections having together the configuration of a wine glass, a cover mounted on one of the sections, and means connecting the cover to the other section for automaticallyoperating the cover simultaneously with the relative moving of the sections.

3. A glass including a body, a base for supporting the body to slide vertically, a cover pivotally mounted on the body, and means for connecting the cover and the base for automatically raising and lowering the cover simultaneously with the raising and lowering of the body from and to the base.

4:- A glass including a body section, a sleeve depending centrally therefrom, a base sect on, an upstanding rod on the base engaglng the sleeve to support the body and guide the vertical sliding movement of the body, a cover for closing the body and means for automatically actuating the cover simultaneously with the raising and lowering of the sections.

5. A glass including two slidably connected sections, means for guiding and supporting the sections during vertical sliding movement, a closure pivoted to one section, and a connecting rod associated with the closure and with the lower section for simultaneously actuating the closure upon relative movement of the sections.

6. A glass including a body, a sleeve depending centrally therefrom, a base, an up standing rod on the base for engaging the sleeve for guiding and supporting the body, an elastic element carried by the rod for engagement with the body for absorbing shocks, said sleeve provided with means for facilitating sliding of the parts, a cover pivotally mounted on the body, and means connecting the cover and the base for automatically actuating the cover simultaneous With the raising and lowering of the body.

7. A glass including a body, having an annular groove provided about its outer periphery adjacent the upper edge thereof, a Sleeve depending centrally from the body, a base, an upstanding rod on the base for engaging the sleeve for guiding and supporting the body, a resilient split ring mounted in the groove, a cover pivotally mounted on the ring for closing the body, and means connecting the cover and base for automatically actuating the cover simultaneous with the raising and lowering of the body.

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

JOSEPH WILLIAMS. Witnesses:

JASPER GREEN,

GEORGE SINGLETON.

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

Classifications
U.S. Classification215/235, 215/377
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/0814