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June 23, 1925. v 1,543,209
C. V. FULTON MEDICINE CONTAINER AND SPOON Filed March 17, 1920 lm'uvrbx CLAUDE Y/crok F01 7'00! Patented June 23, 1925.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
MEDICINE CONTAINER AND SPOON.
Application filed March 17, 1920. Serial No. 366,611.
1 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that CLAUDE VIo'roR FULTON, electrical engineer, a subject of His Majesty the King of Great Britain, residing at 29 Esmond Street, Hyde Park, in the State of South Australia, in the Commonwealth of Australia, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Medicine Container and Spoon, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a combination medicine container and spoon, the object of the invention being to provide an appliance of such a nature that medicine having an unpleasant taste or liable to exert a corrosive influence on the teeth can be administered and passed well into the patients gullet with but very little discomfort or inconvenience and danger arising fromthe foregoing conditions. My device is also furnished with a graduated quantity scale.
In order that my invention may be clearly understood I will now describe the same by aid of the accompanying illustrative drawings wherein Figs. 1 and 2 are side elevations of the dev1ce.
Fig. 3 is a front view of same.
Fig. 4 is a modification of the same invention showing the spoon arranged at a different angle.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the device showing a detachable construction of the spoon.
In each of the illustrations similar letters of reference are used to denote similar or corresponding parts wherever they occur.
In the drawings a is the body of the container and may be of china, glass or other suitable material, and if metal is used it is desirable that it should be made proof against the corrosive action of certain classes of medicine.
Incorporated with the container, and preferably as an integral part thereof I arrange a spoon-like extension the bowl of which is shown at b, the sides being indicated by the reference letter 0. In the'preferred form the spoon may be regarded as a vertical continuation of a portion of the container as indicated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, but if so desired the extension may be of horizontal form as shown in Fig. 4 in which case it is desirable that the sides of the spoon should be elevated above the top of the container substantially as illustrated in the figure above referred to.
The constructional material most preferred is clear glass by the use of which the medicine can be easily measured by'theaid of a graduated scale d, the marking of which will be in accordance with the usual custom of measuring drugs or medicine.
The extreme end of the spoon may be in the customary form but in Figure 3 I have shown a convenient modification which consists of reducing or recessing the extremity as illustrated at e.
In Figure 5 I have shown my invention as constructed in two separate pieces, the spoon being fitted to, but nevertheless detachable from the cup. In such an arrangement the spoon could with advantage be made of bent metal and is furnished with a band or collar f of suitable diameter and shape to enable it to be introduced from the bottom of the container so that it will slide upwards and firmly grip the upper portion of the vessel as will be well understood.
As applied to practical use the medicine is poured into the container until the exact dose is registered by the scale. It is then administered to the patient by placing the spoon extension into the mouth well above the tongue of the patient. If the medicine is unpleasant to taste or is of a corrosive nature it can be poured well into the gullet of the patient, the sides and general construction preventing it from coming into contact with the palate, tongue or teeth.
Having now fully described and ascertained my said invention, and the manner in which it is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is A medicine glass comprising a container having an open and a closed end and a straight wall tapered outwardly toward the open end, a segment of said wall being continued in a straight plane beyond the plane of the open end to provide an open spout, said segment being. tapered towards the spout, and having a V shaped lip, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
CLAUDE VICTOR FULTON.
JOHN HERBERT CooKE, ELMA MAVIS TOLLAND.