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Publication numberUS1544817 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1925
Filing dateJun 18, 1923
Priority dateJun 18, 1923
Publication numberUS 1544817 A, US 1544817A, US-A-1544817, US1544817 A, US1544817A
InventorsDavisson Junius M
Original AssigneeDavisson Junius M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cup cover
US 1544817 A
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J. M. DAVISSON July 7, 1925.

CUP COVER Filed June 18, 1923 i \QA.L {M0 gwvenfoz 'fromthe spirit of the invention.

Patented Jul 1, 1925.


I cur covEa.

Application filed June is, 1925:. Serial in. 648,232.

To all whom it may concern. Be it known that I, JUNIUS M. DAvIssoN,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Birmingham, in the county of Jefferson and 5 State of Alabama, have invented a new and useful Cup Cover, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a cover designed primarily for use on coffee cups and the like 1 in cafeterias and other places wherein it-is necessar to convey filled cups and other receptac es from place to place. It is well known that it is a difficult matter to carry a filled cup on a tray without spilling the contents thereof. One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive coverv that can be placed readily on the cup or other similar container so as to prevent-the contents of the cup'from splashin and also to protect the contents against dust, insects, etc. A further object is to provide a cover of this character which will be held in place by friction, it being intended to-throw away the cover after it has-been used.

-With the foregoing andiother'objects in view \vhich will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing In the accompanying drawing the preferred form of the invention has been shown.

In said drawings Figure l a plan view of the cover.

Fig, 2 is a section on line 2-2, Fig; 1, a portion of a cup being shown by broken lines. v

Referring to the figures by characters of reference 1 designates a disk of paraflined paper or other suitable material, the marginal portion of which is curled inwardly as indicated at 2 to rovide a resilient gripping jaw or bead. becured to the bottom of this disk 5.0

is a ring 3 one edge of which 'is and concentric paper curled outwardly as shown at 4 to provide a I resilient jaw or bead, the two jaws 2 and 4 cooperating to form an annular or circular channel 5. The width of this channel is such that when a cover is placed on a cu or other container of one size the jaw will it:- tionally engage the outer surface-thereof; However when the coveris placed on a small sized container, the jaw-4 will press outwardly against the inner surface of the container. Thus, it will be obvious that the jaws can be placed under more orless pressure-to adapt the cover for use in connection with different sizes of cups, etc. It is not necessary to make a cover for every size of cupused. Instead a cover of one size can be used with cups of several sizes. This has been found to be a feature of considerable importance, in cafeterias, lunch rooms, and other places Where cups, glasses and the like of various sizes are used.

What is claimed is 1. A cover for frictional en the, inner or outer surfaces 0 containers of different diameters comprising a paper disk 'aws upon one face of the disk and spaced apart to provide an annular container receiving channel, the said jaws having portions converging toward the agement with "disk, the said portions being yieldable for 'frictibnal engagement with difi'erent containers within predetermined size limits.

2. A cover for containers of different sizes including a paper disk and concentric jaws on one .face of the disk, each jaw comprising a curled or rolled paper portion having its freeedge extended-toward the disk, said jaws convergin upwardly toward the disk and the free edge portions being shiftable to varv the width of the channel between the jaws, thereby to receive within the channel containers of different diameters and to fric- 'tionally engage the same.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

J UN IUS M; DAVISSON. Witnesses:


Mrs. ANNA H. Dram.-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5392949 *Nov 29, 1993Feb 28, 1995Mckenna; Paul A.Universal beverage container lid
U.S. Classification215/319
International ClassificationA47G19/00, A47G19/26
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/26
European ClassificationA47G19/26