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Publication numberUS1606038 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1926
Filing dateSep 12, 1925
Publication numberUS 1606038 A, US 1606038A, US-A-1606038, US1606038 A, US1606038A
InventorsM. Norman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Max norman
US 1606038 A
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Nov; 9 1926. 1,606,038

M. NORMAN 1 v SPOON Filed Sept. 12, 1925 ldatented -lov. 9, teas. 1,66,3g

stares rear rte- MAX NORMAN, 6F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

V sroon.

Application filed. September 12, 1925. Serial No. 55,957.

This invention relates to spoons and parspoon and showing another modification; ticularly devices of th1s class used 1n servand, ing ice cream sodas and like drinks wherein Fig. 7 1s a cross section on the line 7-7 a combination of solids and liquids are e1n' of Fig. 6.

5 ployed; and the object of the invention is to In servlng ice cream soda ,and other bevprovide a spoon with a tubular passage ex erages, it is common practice to employ a tending longitudinally of the handle portion spoon and in addition thereto, a straw, for thereof and opening into the head of the removing the liquid contents of the beverage spoon and outwardly through the end of the from the container bysuction; and the ob- 10 handle portion whereby the spoon may be ject of my invention is to provide an article used for its usual purposes in dishing out in the form of a spoon which combines the ice cream and whereby the liquid of an ice two articles commonly employed, namely, a cream soda may be withdrawn through the spoon and straw, whereby the device may tubular passage of the spoon structure in the be used for either or both purposes.

15 manner of the use of straws commonly em- It will be understood that my improved ployed in the service of ice cream soda and spoon construction may be made of any deother liquid drinks; a further object being sired material, andit is preferred that the to provide a spoon of the class specified, spoon be constructed from paper or similar which is preferably formed from pressed inexpensive material whereby the cost of 20 paper or paper board treated to permit of producing the same will be very slight. In its use for the purposes intended whereby Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, 1 have shown one form the spoon may be constructed at a nominal. of construction for carrying my invention 7 cost and rendered sanitary in .,use, it being into effect, which consists in forming the understood that after the spoon has been spoon from two separate top and bottom used, the same is discarded; a further object sheets 10 and 11 of paper, of a consistency being to so construct the tubular passage in sultable for use in liquids for the purposes the spoon structure as to extend to a point specified, said sheets being secured together sufficiently low upon the head of the spoon by any suitable means such for example as to facilitate the removal of a liquid from a an adhesive, and both of the sheets 10 and 30 glass or other container; and with these and 11 in the figures mentioned, are fashioned to other objects in view, the invention conslsts form the head 12 of the spoon, shank 13 in a device of the class and for the purpose and handle portion 14;, the head 12 being specified which is simple in construction, concavo-convex in form as clearly seen in efficient in use, and which is constructed as Fig. 2 of the drawing. Extending longitu- 35 hereinafter described and claimed. dinally of the shank and handle portion is a The invention is fully disclosed in the foltubular passage 15 formed by longitudinally lowing specification, of which the accomand outwardly pressed beads 10 and 11 on panying drawing forms a part, in which the the separate sheets 10 and 11. The passage separate parts of my improvement are deslg- 15 opens outwardly through the end of the 40 nated by suitable reference characters in handle portion 1 1 as seen at 16 and through each of the views, and in which: the end face of the head 12 substantially Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of centrally thereof as seen at 17 spoon made according to my invention. The shank and handle portions of the Fig. 2 is a side and sectional view of the spoon are preferably shaped to give artistic e5 spoon shown in Fig. 1. appearance thereof, and while the shank and Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional View handle portion are shown straight in Figs. through the shank of the spoon with part of 1 and 2 of the drawing, the same may be the construction shown in perspective. curved as seen in Fig. 6 of the drawing in Fig. lis a cross section through the shank the usual manner of constructing spoons. It

0 of a spoon showing a modification. will also be apparent that the spoon may be Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 and constructed from a single body of suitable showing another modification. material instead of from separate 'parts such Fig. 6 is aside edge and section view of a as the parts 10 and 11 as above described,

that the spoon may be formedfrom'fibrous material, metal, glass or the like? In F 1g. 5 of the drawing, I have shown another modification which differs only from the structure shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, in that the top part 10 equivalent to the part 10 is made fiat or thebead 1O is eliminated, while the part 11 only is provided with a bead 11 similar to the bead 11 on the part 11 as seen in Fig. 3 whereby the passage 2-0, equivalent to the passage 15 is formed in the part 11 only, said passage being closed in the construction shown by the part 10 In, Fig, 6' of" the drawing; I have-shown; another modification whereinthe shank 13 ofthe spoon is curved-as seen at 21' instead of being straight, and in this form of construction I have also shown the tubular passage 15 extending tothe tip 22 of the head 12- of the spoon instead ofterminati'ng centrallyof said head as shown at 17 in Fig. 2 of the drawing. 7

From the foregoing, it will be apparent that my invention isnot necessarily limited to the specific material employed in the construction of my improved device, nor am-I necessarily limited to the manner of forming the tubularpassage which extends through the shank and handle portion of the spoon, and various other changes in and modifications of the construction herein shown and described may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit ofmy invention or sacrificing its advantages.

eos 038 Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A paper spoon fashion'edfrointwo substantially similar sheets" having shank, handlwand head portions, the shank and handle'portion's of'the separate sheets being fashioned to form centrally and longitudinally thereof, oppositely whereby when the separate sheets are secured 'togetlierto form a spoon, a passage is formed by and between the beads of the sheets, and said passage opens outwardly through the handle and head end portions of the spoon.

2. A spoon of the class described composed offwov fibrous bodies fashioned to form head, shank and handle portions and between said bodies .a'tubular' passage ere tending centrally and longitudinally through the shank and handle portions when said parts are secured together, and said pas-- sage opening outwardly through the handle portion and said head portion.

3. A spoon of the class described fashioned from two substantially similar sheets of material having, head, shank and handle portions, said sheets being placed one upon the other and secured together, and the cross sectional form of the shank and handle por tions being siniilar'and' forming when the sheets are-secured together and between said sheets, a tubular passage extending longitudinally from the shanka-nd handle portion and opening outwardly and through the handle portion and said head portion.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing asniy invention I have signed my name this 10th day of Sept, 1925.


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U.S. Classification30/141, 493/379, 30/345, D07/300.2
International ClassificationA47G21/00, A47G21/18
Cooperative ClassificationA47G21/181
European ClassificationA47G21/18B