US 1847879 A
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A. c. KNECHT ICED DRINK ACCESSORY Filed Sept. 4; 1929 rik Patented Mar. 1, 1932 ALVIN c. xNEoHnor nhir'ron, onro 1on1) DRINK AooEssoRYf Application filed September 4,19: 2 9 seriarno. 390,383.
This invention relates to the icing of sodas or other iced drinks, and has for its principal object the provision of a member cooperating with a drinking tube to confine the ice in a glass to the area from which the liquid is drawn into the drinking tube.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a member which may be attached to a drinking tube so that .upon insertion of the tube within a glass of iced liquid'the ice will be confined to the bottom of the glass adjacent the opening of the drinking tube; the member being very simple in construction, inexpensive to produce and of such nature that it may be discarded after a single usage. 7
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description, the accompanying drawings and the appended claims.
In the drawings,
Fig. l is a vertical sectional view of a drinking glass, in which is illustrated a preferred embodiment of the invention; and
.orjit maybe of a more durable nature.
tube 13. [The member 14' is usually spaced 7 Fig. 2 is a plan View of the ice retaining member.
In imbibing iced drinks such as are served within a drinking glass or a similar container at soda fountains and the like, and which comprise a liquid and lump or cracked ice for chilling the liquid, usually partaken of by means of a drinking tube such as a paper drinking straw, the chilling effectof the ice is not effectively imparted to the liquid as the ice remains on top while the liquid is withdrawn by mean-s of the drinking tube from the bottom portion of the glass. This invention discloses a means for effectively chilling the liquid as it is drawn into the drinking tube by confining the ice to the area adjacent the opening of the drinking tube.
Referring to the drawings, in which like characters of reference designate like parts of the various views, the numeral 10 designates a receptacle such as an ordinary drinking glass commonly employed for containing sodas or beverages and which may be of any suitable design. The receptacle serves as a container for the liquid 11 and ice 12 which is added to the liquid to cool it. 1 The ice is erally sufiicient to accommodatea suitable usually added in the form of smallchips or piecesfloryof a size referred to asjcrac-ked' ice. Av drinking tube 13, such as the commonly used, paper drinking straw, is providedfonimbibing thefliquid and may beef 5 any suitable material such as that mentioned;
Positioned upon' the drinking tube 13 adjacent; the lower end thereof is a perpendicularly disposed-member 14 which, upon insertion of the tube 13 within the receptacle 10, is adapted to force the ice12 which normally floats at thetop-of-the liquid down toward the bottom offthereceptacle 10. Thus when the liquid'is partakengof by means of the tube l8-the liquid 11 will be drawn through the closely packed ice 12 whichis confined. to an area surrounding the tube end and will thereby, be properly chilled ,before entering the" a sufficient distance from the end of the tube 13 to permit the tube end to reach thebottom of 'the glass when the ice is moved-down by themember '14 against the bottom of the. glass' A spacing of an inch or so is gen-f as desired. v I
QThe member lis preferably disk like in shape although it may made either flat or be somewhat cupped, and may be .of any shapesuitable for moving the ice into the bottom portion of the glass when the member isintroduced thereinto. The member 14-; is provided with an opening 15 to'permit theinsertion of the tube or straw 13 which is preferably held thereto by frictional engagement, as the hole 15 is just large enough to receive the straw without deforming it. The member 14 may, however, be formed as an integral part of the drinking tube. In a. preferred form member 14 is made of cardboard, although it may readily be made of other suitable material, and is provided with a plu- I rality of openings 16' through which the liquid passes as it is drawn from the glass into engagement with the ice and through the tube 13. The disk 14 is preferably of a size sufli- V cientlyless than the inside dimension of the glass to permit its easy insertion therein, but
quantity of ice but this distance may be variednot small enough to permit the ice to pass between the wall of the glass and the edge of the disk. The member 14 when made of cardboard is very inexpensive to produce and may be thrown away after a single usage thereby eliminating the need for washing or other attention after use. The surface of the member 14: provides a suitable area for printing or the insertion of an advertisement.
There is therefore provided an extremely inexpensive article of great practical value in providing the chilling eifect so desirable in an iced'drink, and which when made of cardboard is so inexpensive that itmay be disposed of with the soda straw after use. The ice confining disk may be attached to the straw with great facility, and may be slipped along the straw to a distance from the straw end approximately in accordance with the amount of ice in the drink. The entire drink is cooled effectively, and it is unnecessary to stir the drink or wait until the ice melts to provide the desired cooling efiect.
While the form of apparatus herein deseribed o titutes a preferred embodiment of the inventiom'it is to be understood that the invention is not limited-t0 this precise form of apparatus, and that changes may be made therein without departing from the scope of the invention which is defined in the appended "claims.
What is claimed is 1 1, Means for confining ice within a drinking glassor the like containing iced liquid, comprising, a perforate member adapted to be received within the lower portion of the glass to confine ice thereunder, said member having holes in one of which a drinking tube may be inserted for frictional engagement therewit perforate member being a diameter of the sa nf io der h d ete vof the jac t portions of the glass and adapted to confine ice thereunder upon insertion within the glass.
In testimony whereof I hereto aiiix my signature. I
' ALVIN G. KNE OHT.
H 2, In combinatioma glass 111mm]: holding iced liquid, a drinking tube, and a perfo e member a tac d to said tube, f