US 1329466 A
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J. S. MILLER. PAPER RECEPTACLE APPLICATION FILED DEC. 2. 1918.
Patented Feb. 3, 1920.
WITNESSES INVENTOR UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES S. MILLER, OF BEAVER FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of -Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 3, 1920.
Application filed December 2, 1918. Serial No. 264,894..
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JAMES S. MILLER, a citizen of the 'United States, residing ,at Beaver Falls, in the county of Beaver and State of Pennsylvania, have invented anew and useful Improvement in Paper Receptacles, of which the following is a full, clear,
and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure l is a perspective view of one form of paper receptacles embodying my invention, and
Fig. 2 is a similar view illustrating the manner of using the same.
tirely remove all the material from such receptacle by the mouth owing to its brittle character and its tendency to crush; and the practice is more or less unsanitary.
The object of my invention is to provide a paper receptacle of this character having portions which can be readily torn away as its contents are eaten, thereby greatly facilitating the removal of such contents.
Referring to the accompanying drawing in which I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 2 designates a paper cone which is formed with a plurality of weakened lines 3 extending downwardl from the top of cone. These weakened lines may extend entirely around the circumference of the cone, or they may be omitted from a portion thereof such as shown at 4 in order that such portion may form a better support for the material in the receptacle. I also preferably provide the weakened portion of the receptacle with edge scallops 5 in order to facilitate the strips being grasped and torn.
-The manner of using the receptacle will be readily apparent in Fig. 2. Any desired number of strips between the weakened lines may be torn downwardly as. the contents of the receptacle are eaten, as shown in Fig. 2.
It will be readily understood that the shape of the receptacle may be widely varied without departing from the spirit of my invention as set forth in the appended claims. Also that the arrangement of the weakened portions may be varied.
1. An open-ended receptacle of the character described, comprising a body having its upper edge scalloped and having its walls weakened along lines extending down wardly from points intermediate adjacent scallops, whereby the scallops form finger holds facilitatin tearing of the walls along said weakened ines, substantially as described. I
2. A paper receptacle of the character described, having a plurality of weakened lines extending downwardly from its upper open end around a portion of its circumference and having the remaining portions unweakened to constitute a support for the contents of the receptacle as the weakened parts are torn away. I
3. A paper receptacle for ice cream and the like of conical form with weakened lines extending downwardly from its upper open end, whereby the receptacle may be periodically shortened any desired amount by tearing along said weakened lines.
4. An open-ended receptacle of the character described, having a portion of its upper edge scalloped, and havin its walls weakened along lines extendlng downwardly from points intermediate adJacent scallops, the section of the wall below theunscalloped edge being unweakened to constitute a support for the contents of the receptacle as the weakened. walls are destroyed, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.
JAMES S. MILLER.