US 1441793 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan., 9, 1923. LMLJQ.
A. GAY.. VACUUM BOTTLE CARRYING CUP CAP.
FLLED, MAR. 26, 19421.
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application filed ll'larch $36, 1.921. serial No. 455,933.
To @ZZ 't0/wm it may concern;
Be it known that l', lira Gar, citizen ot the `United States, residing@1 at Chicago, in the county ot @ook and tdtate out illinois, have invented certain new and usci-'ul lun prow-)niente in Vacuum-Bottle Carrying @up yCaps, ot which the t'ollowing is a specilication. t
This invention relates to an .improved vacuum bottle carryingcup cap andhas as oneot` its principal objects to provide a device oithis-character by ineans'oiE which a vacuum bottle `inay be easily and conven iently carried.
llhe `invention has as a further object to pr'ovide a cap having a handle which may be grasped for carrying; thebottle to which the cap is applied and wherein, when the capis used as a cup for hot fluids, the handle will provide a means for holding;` the cup without bln'ning the linger rind the invention has as a still. iurther object to provide a cup cap whicl'i may be securely locked upon the 'vacuum bottle.
Other and incidental objects will appear hereinafter.
ln the drawing:
Figure l is a side elevation showing my improved device in :onnection with a vacuuin bottle oit conventional design, the device being; illustrated in section,
Figure 2 is a perspective view showing,` tho device in detail, and
Figure 3 is a perspective view showingn the cap inverted to provide a cup.
lit present, a case tor the usual vacuum bottle .is employed in order that the bottle may be convenientlyhandled and carried about and although vacuum bottles oll the type commonly known. as unbreakable do not require a case, a case is, nevertheless, also usually employed in conjunction with this type of bottle to Jiacilitate handling and carryinp; ot the bottle The present invention, therefore, seeks to provide a ineans whereby the need for a case will be eliminated while, at the saine time, a vacuum bottle equipped with the device may be handled and carried with entire convenience Referring `more particularly to the dravvinp,l have shown the invention in connection with a conventional vacuuni bottle including a metallic jaclret or casingu l which is formed at its upper end With a threaded neclr ll at the base ot which is a shoulder l2., it being ob-J served that the neck is provided with a smooth portion l'between the threads thereon and said shoulder. ln carrying the invention into eilect, l einploy a preferably inetal cap la threaded to coact with the threads ot the neel; lll. oit the casing o'l.5 the bottle, the threadsI et the cap being preferably pressed troni the wall thereof. Below said threads, thecap isprovidedwith asinooth portion l5 to overlie the smooth portion 13 ot the neck ll while `at its lower end, the wall of the cap is rolled outwardly7 to torni a lip l@ seating; against the shoulder l2., lntec ally iorined on or otherwise secured to the smooth portion l5 oi the cap is a radial lug;` il' having spaced ears and pivoted hetween said ears is a cani lever 18 movable to closed position lying at its outer end against the cap wall and projectinpat its inner end through said wall to inipinge the smooth portion i3 oli the neclr 11. Consequently, att J the cap has been screwed down tight against :ae shoulder l2, the cani lever inay be swung; to coact with the neclr of the casing),` tor locking the cap thereon so that, in the practical use oi the device, accidental displacement ci the cap will be el'liectually preventedn ln applyinpV the improved cap to :in ordinary vacuum bottle, the lever iii will, whei'l. initially swung to its active i'iosition, press an indentation .in the portion i3 oit the noch ll and no means other than the lever will be found necessary to torni the indent-ation. The indentation will, ot course, provide a secure purchase for the inner end ci the lever and by screwing1 the cap tightly against the shoulder l2, as will, under ordinary circuins'itances, be coininonly practiced, the lever will be moved to register with the indentation so that the lever will engage in said indentation each time the cap is applied Spanning the cap at its upper end is an opstanding handle 19 which may be integrally formed on or otherwise secured to the cap, :is best shown in Figure El, the handle is provided with curved end portions which converge :inwardly to the side wall ot the cap and are joined by a straight 'dat connecting portion spaced above the upper end ot the cap, it being observed in this connection that the connectinp` portion 2O lies diainetrically f of the cap. .tis will be perceived, the handle 19 may, after the cap is applied, he readily ygrasped tor carrying the vacuum bottle so that no carrying case will be necessary. Fnrthernmrej the handle will provide a. con- 'venient means whereby the cap may be applied or removed.
Attention is non' directed to the l'act that when the cap is removed, the cap may he employed as a drinking cup into which the contente ot the bottle may be poured. As is well known, the ordinary vacuum bottle cap, being` ot metal, often becomes too hot to handle when lled with hot lnide. However, the present invention efectnally overcomes this disadvantage since the handle 19 may7 when the cnp is filled with a hot tlnid, be grasped 'lier holding the cup so that the cup may be readily handled Without bnrning .the fingers. Furthermore, by forming?r the handle with the straight 'fiat connecting portion 20, the handle is, when the cap is -inverted to provide a cup, adapted to form 9. base or foot for the cup so that the cup may, Jfor instance. be rested upon a table without marring the table. I accordingly provide. a highly efhcient device for the purpose set forth and a cap which may be readily employed in connection with ordina-ry vacuumv bottles Without the necessity for structural change therein.
rHaving thus described the invention. wha t, is claimed as new is:
l. A bottle cap including a can holly, a handle carried thereby, and piroted lockingr means upon, the cap body to operatively ro.- aet with the bottle ifor securing the rah thereon.
2. The combination with a bottle having; a casing, ol" a cap tor the bottle having threaded. connection with said casing.y a hair dle upon the cap adapted to he gian-ipod lor carryimg` the bottle, and a can: lever monnhwl upon the cap and movable to inlpinnc the casing locking the cap thereon.
3. The eon'xbination with a bottle ha\ in n a easing, of acarp for the bottle detarhahlr connected to the casing`r and lorlinnY means carried by the cap to impingo the casini.;V for securing the cap thereon.
l. The combination with a bottlefr and a casing` therefor, of a cap detarhably con nected to the casing normally housing the month of the bottle, and a handle npon the cap exposed for the carrying ol' the hotth and formed to support the ap in inwrh-ll position providing a cnp.
ln testimony whereof l. allix in v signataire.
IRA A. GAY. Ins]