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. PAPER CUP HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 15, 19.17.
` l Patemdselm 6,1921.
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1,389,594. Application mea september To all lwhom t may concern f' Beit known that I, HUGH MOORE, a citizen of the United States, residin at Leonia, county of Bergen, State of New ersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Paper-Cup Holders, of whichthe following, taken in connection with the accompanying lsheet of drawings, is a full, clear, and con- The use 0f pa er drinking cups or receped in recent yearsto the soda fountain, where ice cream sodas, mixed drinks, etc., are served, the character of which generally requires the use of Spoons in their consumption.
" Various forms of paper drinking cups have been manufactured. A convenient form is one in which the bottom of the :cup isa separate piece from the side wall and -is raised a short distance above the lower edge of the side wall thereof. In other words, thelower edgel of the side wall of the cup extends somewhat below the bottom of the cup which is made of a separate circular di'sk of paper. f
y present invention relates to certain improvements in cup holders for paper cups and the combination of cup and holders, particularly adapted for use with paper, drinking cups, made; of light, fragile material which may be ruptured by use of aspoon or other utensilf ag'amst the sides or bottom of the paper cup, when filled with liquid.`
One of thel objects-of this invent1on 1s to provide an immediate or direct support for i the bottom andv lower sideu walls of the paper cu to prevent the cu from being ruptured wliin a spoonor Ot er' utensil 1s jammed against it with suiiicient force to rupture or displace the fragile side wallor bottom,
- were 1t. unsupported.
ings, I have il Another object of this invention -is to provide a holder in such form that it will catch' and. retain any small amount of 1i uid that might drip or flow over the outsi e of theA nother object of this-invention is to provide a sufhclentl extended base for the holder so that t e holder and the 1 ht, fragile paper-cu filled with liquid, wil not be easily upset w en placed upon the counter to the accompanying drawustrated a preferred embodiment of my invention,` and will proceed to In referrin'gi Specification of Letters latent."
15, 1917. Serial No. `191,572.
bodiment of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view on they line a a of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of a cup holder and cup with 'a to show the interior vof the cu holder.
Figfl is a sectional view o a paper cup, being used without the holder showing the position of a spoon therein in dotted line, at the instant of rupture.
lThe cup as shown is preferably frustoconical. in form, having a bottom raised above the lower edge of the side wall, upon which the cup rests. Referring to the accompanying drawings 1n detail, l represents one form of cup Patented sept. 6, `1921.
part of the cup broken away:
holder made according to my invention and 2 a paper cup contained withinth'e holder, 3 the support for the bottom of the paper cup, 4 an annular depression or 'recess adapted to receive 'the lower extended portion of the side walls of the cup and any small amount vof drippings which may trickle over. the outside of the cup.` 5 represents the extended base of the holder and`6 the upper out-turned lip of the holder which willcatch the small drip ings and direct them downwardlythroug grooves 7 between the'outside of the cup and the inside of the holder. I prefer to employ a cu" of such size as will just fit within the hol er.
In Fig. 4 wherein without a holder, dotted lines) pressed downwardly vagainst the paper bottom 8 with suiiicient force to distort it as shown at 8a unless it is supported in sonic way other than by its own strengthj, 10 represents the base of the paper cup formed b the lower edge of the rim thereof.
When the cup 2 of the proper sizethat is to say, of a slightly lesser diameter than that of the interior of the holder, is inserted into the holder as shown in Fig. 2, its bottom 8 will rest upon the raised portion 3 of the -base of the' holder 1, the lower edge of the supportin rim 10 of the cup extending into the annu ar depression or recess 4. The fragile bottomof the cup, it will'be seen, is
a cup is shown in use vv 9 represents a spoon (in the raised portion 3 of the base of the holder thus positively and directly supported by 1, so that it will be impossible to distort or rupture the bottom 8 of the cup by the spoon 9, or other utensil used in .dispensing the beverage contained in the cup being brought into ordinary contact withl said bottom. Furthermore, the wall of the cup is' supported by the wall of the holder an'd by forming my holder in the manner illustrated and described, it will be obvious that the paper cup is not only protected against rupture and consequent spilling of its contents, but it is possible to fill the cup with beverages o f liquids, or combinations of liquids and solids of a greater weight than the iinsu ported cup could hold.
he out-turned lip 6 of the holder 1 or the wall of the holder adjacent to the lip is formed with grooves or depressions 7 to provide for the retentionV of the drippings or the overflow from the cup within the holder, the drippings passing through the grooves or depressions of the holder into the depression lor recess 4 formed in the base thereof.
Whena cup holder with the raised bottom is used, it, supports cup and in ordinary use is less likely to rupture the bottom and almost impossible to cut a hole through the paper bottom with the ordinary spoon, thus permitting the use of individual paper drinking cups at soda fountains where spoons and other utensils are used in th'epaper cup and proves a very important adjunct in the sanitation and cleanliness of such places.
Having thus my invention what I claim as new herein and desire to secure by Letters Patentis- 1. A holder for paper cups having a base and side walls, said base having an interiorly formed annular depression 'providing a raised support for the bottom of a paper cup, whereby the bottom of the cup will not be subject to distortion by the contact of a spoon or a like' utensil therewith;
2. A holder for paper cups formed with an outwardly extending of and a supporting base, saidsupporting base having an interiorly formed annular depression to provide a raised annular support, the periphery thereof being spaced inwardly from 'the wall of the base of the holder.
3. A holder for a paper drinking cup having a lower rim and a bottom spaced upwardly therefrom, said holder having a wall for supporting thewall of the cup, a base and an interiorly .formed annular depression in said base providing a raised support for the bottom o the paper cup, the lower rim o fv the cup extending into the said depression.
4. A holder. for a' paper drinking cup 7 down the interior of the wall the bottom of the paperl to support the wall of 'porting plane of the bottom of the cup, described one embodiment of.
lip at the top therehaving a lower supporting rim and a bottom spaced upwardly therefrom, said holder. being formed to support the side wall of said cup and including a base having an interiorly formed annular depression providing a centrally located raised portion to directly support the bottom of the cup when placed in the holder, whereby the supporting rim of the cup will extend into the base of said holder, and rupture or distortion of the bottom of the cup by a` spoon, or like utensil coming in contact therewith will be prevented. 5. A holder for paper cups havingv wall formed with an out-turned ip surrounding its upper edge, a su porting base having a portion to reinforce t e wall of the cup, and a depression formed therein providing araised support adapted to underlie the bottom of the paper cup to constitute a rest for the latter and means of communication between the lip of the holder and the depression in the base thereof, whereby the overflow of the contents of the cup contained in said holder will be retained in the depression lin the base thereofuntil the cup is removed from the holder.
6'. A holder for a paper cup formed with a supporting rim and a bottom spaced upwardly therefrom, said holder having a wall the cup, a base, and a bottom spaced upwardly from said base and having a portion formed to provide a direct support for the bottom of the paper cup.
'7. A holder for a paper cup having a suprim extending below the horizontal said holder having a wall tosupport the wall of the cup, an outwardly spaced upwardly from the lower supporting surfaceof the base, and having a portion formed to project within the supporting rim of the paper cup and providing a direct su port for the bottom of the paper Culp, t e area of said support being substantia y coextensive with that of the paper bottom of the cup.
8. A holder for paper cups of a frustoconical configuration having a lower supporting `rim and a bottom spaced inwardl therefrom, said holder having a side wal tapering downwardly from the upper edge thereof to support .the annular base of a greater diameter than the diameter of the mouth of the holder and a bottom spaced upwardlyfrom the supporting surface of the base, and havingv a raised portion adapted to lie' within the supporting rim of the cup when placed in the holder and directly supporting the bottom of 'the cup for the purposes described.
9. Means for supporting and rendering thin paper cups, designed for a sin le service and immediate destruction,
in a manner for which they are alone incaa side extending base and a bottom` wall of the cup, an
capab e of use i'so pable comprising means for enga ing and bracing the surrounding paper Wal of the cup, said means'being formed to snugl 'receive said Wall to prevent bulging o the latter under interior weight or manipulation of the cup contents, andv means including a surface on which the bottom of the cup may bear over substantially its entire area to resist displacement or puncture of said bottom under manipulation of the cup contents by a spoon or the like.
10. Means for supporting and rendering thin paper cups, designed for a single service and immediate destruction, capable for use in a manner for `Which they are alone incapable, comprising means for engaging and bracing the surrounding paper Wall of the cup, said-means being formed to snugly receive said Wall to prevent bulging of the latter under interior weight or manipulation of the cup contents,'and means including a surface on which the bottom of the cup may bear to resist displacement or puncture of said bottom under manipulation of the cup contents by a spoon or the like, said bottom supporting means occupying an elevated position with its marginal edge approximately in line with the cup wall bracing means but offset slightly inwardly therefrom to accommodate any depending flange portion on the cup.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
' HUGH MOORE.