US 1813190 A
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July 7, 1931,. E. F. MORIN BEVERAGE BOTTLE CARRYING RECEPTACLE Filed Sept. 8. 1930 v INVENTOR RNEYI Patented July 7, 1931 UNETED; STATES PATE T OFF-ICE .nMEnY F. Moran, r- SIOUX CITY, IQWA BEVERAGE BGT'ILE'GABRYING RECEPTACLE V ApplicationpfilcdSeptember 8,1980. Serial No. 480,377.
the wall of the jug so that the latter may accommodate a plurality of bottles.
A number of problems are 'met with in providing a suitable device of this character among'which is the problem of supporting the bottles, securelyenough so that there will be nodanger ofcontact withthe lining of the jug and consequent breakage. Another problem is that of arranging the supporting structure so that the bottles can be given the proper movement in translating them from stored positions to the exterior of thebottle and vice versa without interference between the bottles. This problem arises from the economical desirability of storing the'bottles as com pactly as possible within the jug- My invention contemplates the solution of these problems in :a practical and feasible. manner.
Another object of, my invention-is, to provide a construction in which the supporting mechanism may be" removed from the jug and I the jug used independently for carrying liquids.
With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement'and combination of the various parts of my device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in'my claims,and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which: I 7 Fig. 1 is a vertical, central, sectional view through the jug and bottle supporting apparatus constructed according to my inven tion, only one ofthe individual bottle supports being shown; a
Fig. 2' is a horizontal, sectional view taken usually found insuch a jug.
'tremity of the'ring 15..
through the body of the ug, all ofthe bottle supports beingshown.
- Fig. 3 is an enlarged, detail, plan viewof the bottle supporting ring. Fig. 4 is a vertical, sectional view of the same. 7
I Fig. 5 is a detail, interior, elevational view of the same. I
Fig. 6 is an enlarged, detail, sectional view of the same.
Fig. 7 is an inverted, plan view of one of the individual bottle supports and Fig.8 is an elevation of the same. I have used. the reference character 10v to indicate generally the outside casing of a thermally insulated jug having the threaded neck portion 11 The interior casing 12 is hung from the neck portion ll and spaced from the casing 10. The interior casing 12 has the fru'sto-conical neck 13,v in which a corkis ordinarily inserted. 7
. A cap 142 is-threaded onto the threaded neck portion'll;
The parts ust describedare similarin construction to any of'the standard types of thermally. insulated jugs with the exception 'thatthe dimensions are somewhat varied to accommodate a plurality of beverage bottles and the neck 13 is somewhat larger than is v l'providea bottle supporting ring 15'which has a peripheral shoulder 16 at its'lower edge, against which is seated a sleeve 17 of yielding material such as rubber held. in place by: a peripheral ring 18 pressed againsta shoulder 19 and a collar 20 formed The purpose of the sleeve 17 is to provide a 15 and the neck13. The resiliency, of the material has the further effect of providing a cushion interposedibet'ween thering and theneck of the bottle toxabsorb' vibrations and to protect the bottles and bottle supports; A cap Qlfrests against the upper extremity of the ring'15 and is sealed by-a rubber seal ing ring 22 (Fig. 6) which lies against thering 18. The cap is tightly pressed into place by the screw cover 14.
The ring' is rovided witli i lur lity at the upper extight, sealing engagement between the ring Vertically disposed grooves 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, respectively, each of which in cross section comprises somewhat more than the half of a circle. This is clearly illustrated in Fig. 3.
The grooves 23 and 28 are grouped quite closely together and the remainder of the grooves areequidistantly spaced as shown.
The bottle holders each comprise a straight, cylindrical shaft 29, bent at its lower end at right angles to form the arm 30 and bent at its upper end at 60 to the plane of the shaft and arm 30 to form the handle 31.
A cup 32 is secured to thearin 30 and serves to receive the neck 33 of a beverage bottle 34. A yoke 35 of spring material is secured to the arm intermediate its ends and serves to support the body portion of the bottle 3%.
The arm 30 is rovided with a pair of op posed grooves 7. The purpose of these grooves is to allow the shaft 29 to be inserted into one of the grooves ofthe ring 15 while the arm projects radially of the ring. The shaft may be then slid downwardly through the groove 25 until the handle 31 rests upon the upper face of the ring 15. The handle 31 will then have the position shown in dotted. lines in Fig. 3. The "shaft may then be rotated by pushing the handle in the direction indicated by the arrow 38 to the full line position shown in Fig. 3 when the handle will slip into a notch 39 provided in the upper face of the ring 15 and w il'lbe thereby securely held against rotation. While the handle is i nthe position shown in dotted lines in Fig.
3, the bottle will be substantially coaxial with the neck of the jug as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 3. By moving the handle through an angle of 120, the bottle will be moved to a position adjacent the wall of the inner casing'l2. This stored position of the lmttle isshownat B in Fig. 2 wherein it will be seen that the line between the axis of the bottle and :the axis of the shaft 29 projects at an angle of about 60 to the radius passing through the center of the jug'and the axis of the shaft '29.
The object of so arranging the bottle holder is to 'make possible the movements of the bottles fromstored'to removed positions and vice versa.
The respective bottle holders are indicated 'iin'FigaQ by the reference characters A, B, C, D, E and F. The position of the bottles carried by the holders A, B, C and D relative to the respective shafts "29 is the same. The mils fo'f the holder E, however, projects at an angle from the plane passing through its eh'aiitiand the ce'nter of the jug in an opposite direction from the holders A, B, C and D, said angle being substantially the same as the iang-le df the other holders. This is due to the positioning of the grooves 23 and '28 very close together to make room for the extra projecting to the center of the jug. It may be noted at this point that the parts might be so arranged that the shaft of the holder F would be positioned close to one of the other shafts and the other holders thereby allowed to project at the same angle and in the same direction from the radial planes of their re spective shafts. However, the arrangement shown provides more freedom of space for the central holder F for the reason that if the holder F were "in theposition of the holder E, there would .be some interference between the yoke of the holder F and the shaft 29 of the holder E. j
I will now describe in detail the method of removing the bottles from the receptacle.
Assuming the bottles to the in positions shown in Fig. 2, which are the normal packed positions, the holder F is first raised directly upwardly, the bottle and holder passing through the neck of the receptacle as the shaft 29 slides vertically in its groove 24:. Then the lower end of the shaft reaches the ring 15, the grooves 37 will allow the holder to be lifted entirely out of the receptacle, receiving the edges of metal adjoining the groove '23.
It will now be noted that suiiicient space is left between the holder E and the holder D so that either of these may be rotated about the of its respective shaft 29 through said space into the central space directly 'below the neck of the receptacle. One of the holders Dor E is thus rotated after the operator has lifted the handle 31 out of its groove 39 and when it has reached the central position, it is lifted directly upwardly and removed in the 831116 manner as the holder F was removed.
The succeeding holders may then be rotated through the enlarged space formed by the removal of "the preceding holders in the same manner :as just described for the holder 1) or E.
In replacing the holders, the action is just the reverse of that described for that of removing them, the holder F being the last to enter the receptacle.
In order to facilitate lifting upon the handles 31, 1 provide niches in the ring 15 opening into the depressions 39 but of less length than said :depressions so that the end of each handle 31 may be securely locked in the end extremity of its depression '39.
When the cap '21 is in place, it engages all of the handles and securely locks them in their respective "depressions so that the holderscannot rotate while the're'ceptacle is being carried. This is an important feature since it guards the bottles against collision and breakage.
The yolzes 35 are of spring material to allow easy insertion and removal of the bottles and yet to snugly grip the hettles "groove Qt which accommodates the holder F when embracing thesam'e.
The removal of the ring 15 and the holders from the receptacle allows the latter to be used as a simple thermos jug. v
The invention is most useful in carrying bottled beverages to picnics and the like and the bottles may be kept cold in this manner very effectively. If desired, the receptacle maybe filled with ice water after the bottles have been placed in it.
Some changes may be made in the constructionand arrangement of the parts of my invention without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims any modified forms of structure or use or mechanical equivalents, which may be reasonably included within their scope.
I claim as my invention:
1. In a cooling receptacle for beverage bot-' tles, a heat insulated receptacle having a general cylindrical interior compartment and having a neck coaxial with said compartment, supporting means in said neck provided with a. plurality of grooves parallel to the axis thereof and a plurality of'holders each comprising a shaft slidable in one of said grooves and bottle supporting means carried by said shaft in a position to allow a bottle to pass through the neck of the receptacle as the shaft is slid longitudinally in its groove.
2. In a cooling receptacle for beverage bot-' tles, a heat insulated receptacle having a general cylindrical interior compartment and having a neck co-axial with said compartment, supporting means in said neck provided with a plurality of grooves parallel to the aXis thereof and a plurality of holders each-comprising a shaft slidable in one of said grooves and bottle carrying means carried by said shaft in a position to allow a bottle to pass through the neck of'the receptacle as the shaft is slid longitudinally in its groove, the shafts being rota-table int-heir respective grooves and the receptacle compartment being of such diameter as to allow a plurality of bottles to be grouped in the region surrounding'the space directly below said neck.
3. In combination with a heat insulated re ceptacle provided at its top with a' neck, a plurality of bottle holders each comprising a shaft longitudinally slidable relative to the receptacle along an'axis substantially parallel to the axis of the neck and bottle receiving means carried by said shaft in position to support a bottle so that the latter may pass through the neck of the receptacle as the shaft is moved longitudinally, the region surrounding the space directly below said neck being sufficiently large to receive a plurality of bottles positioned so as to leave room for a central bottle in said central space and the bottle holders being rotatable relative to the receptacle to carry the bottles from the positions in said central space to positions in said surroundingregion and vice versa. l. In combination with a'jug shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, means supported in said neck for individually supporting a plurality of beverage bottles and for-moving them individually'through the neck into the central space below the neck within the receptacle compartment and thence from said central space intothe region surrounding said central space w1th1n the receptaclecompartment and vice versa. 5.. In'combmatron with a pig shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, a ring,
supported in said neck and removable therefrom andindividual bottle holders supported by saidring and each movable relative thereto to'carry a'beverage bottle through the neck of the receptacle into thecentral space directly below said neck within the receptacle and thence from said central space to the region within thexreceptacle surrounding said centhe receptacle into the central space directly below said neck within the receptacle and thence from said central space to the region within the receptacle surrounding said central space and vice versa, said ring being removablysupported in the neck of the res ceptacle. a p
7 4 In combination with a jug shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, a plurality of bottle holders mounted for combined sliding and rotating movementrelative to the "receptacleon aXes parallel to the axis of the 'neck whereby each of said holders may carry abottlethrough the neck of the receptacle into'the central: space directly below said neck and from thence into the region surrounding said central space within the receptacle and vice versa and a cap for saidreceptacle coactingwith saidjbottle holders to secure them in positions wherein their respective bottles are positioned in said region surrounding the central space within the receptacle.
8. In combination with a jug shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, a plurality of bottle holders each including a shaft mounted for longitudinal sliding movement and rotating movement on an axis substantially parallel to the axis of said neck bottle, receiving means carried by said-shaft in position to carry a bottle as the shaft slides longitudinally through said neck into the central space therebelow within the receptacle and thence from said central space into the region within the'receptacle surrounding said central space, the handle on the upper end of said shaft projecting at right angles to the shaft and a cap for the receptacle adapted to engage said handle and to thereby lock the holder in position in said surrounding region.
9. In combination with a jug shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, a ring supported in said neck and provided with a plurality of grooves parallel to its axis, a plurality of bottle holders each including a shaft slidably supported in au'espective groove and rotatable within said groove, a handle on the upper end of said shaft, a depression in the rim of said ring to receive said handle and a cap for the receptacle to engage the handle and hold it in said depression.
10. In combination with a jug shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, a ring supported in said neck and provided with a plurality of grooves parallel to its axis, a
' plurality of bottle holders each comprising a shaft slidably mounted in a respective groove and rotatable therein, an arm formed on the lower end of said shaft and projecting at right angles thereto, a cup supported on said arm to receive the head of a beverage bottle and means carried by the intermediate portion of said shaft for receiving the body portion of a beverage bottle, said arm being provided with a pair of opposed slots to receive the edges of the groove in which its shaft slides to allow said bottle holder to be completely removed from the receptacle.
11. In combinationwith a jug shaped, heat insulated receptacle having a neck, a ring provided with an outer sleeve provided with resilient material frictionally engaged with said neck to support said ring and a plurality of beverage bottle holders longitudinally slidable and rotatable in grooves formed in said ring on axes parallel to the axis of the ring whereby bottles carried by said holders may be passed through the neck of the receptacle into the central space therebelow and from thence into the region surrounding said central space within the receptacle and vice versa.
Signed this 7th day of September 1930 in the county vof WVoodbury and State of Iowa,
EMERY F. MORIN.