|Publication number||US1866805 A|
|Publication date||Jul 12, 1932|
|Filing date||Jan 8, 1930|
|Priority date||Jan 8, 1930|
|Publication number||US 1866805 A, US 1866805A, US-A-1866805, US1866805 A, US1866805A|
|Inventors||Haywood Harry H|
|Original Assignee||American Paper Goods Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (23), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
July 12, 1932. H. H. HAYWOOD CUP HOLDER Filed Jan. 8, 0
.15 holder with a cup therein.
Patented July 12, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HARRY EL H AYWOOD, OF NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGN OR TO THE AMERICAN rerun GOODS comrm, or annsntr MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEW our nonnnia Application filed January 8, 1930. Serial No. 419,302.
My invention relates more particularly to a holder especially applicable for holding paper drinking cups, and an object of my invention, among others, is the production of a holder that is simple in construction, inexpensive to produce and at the same time particularly eficient for the purpose for which it is designed.
One form of a drinkingcup holder embodyio ing my invention, and in the construction and use of which, the objects herein set out, as well as others, may be attained, is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is a side view of my improved Figure 2 is a similar view but looking from a point at right angles to the point of view of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a view in cross section through a cup and an end view of the holder, looking into the cup. 7
Figure itis an end view showing the holder flattened for storage or transporting purposes,
Figure 5 is a side view of the same.
At various places where beverages are served the paper drinking cup has come largely into use, not only onaccount of the sanitary question, but also as a matter of economy. lit is important, however, that some sort of a holder be provided for such cups on account of their flexible nature and also of their rapid transmission of heat to the hands of the user, if a holder is not employed. %5 Heretofore metallic holders have been used to a great extent, but it has been found that this use of metallic holders is expensive and largely ofisets the economy in use of paper cups for the reason that the holders disappear O with the cups, being frequently unintentionally or otherwise appropriated by users in taking drinks in the cups away from the places where they are served, as to waiting automobiles, or picnic parties in near-by places. 5 This loss is possibly induced to a large extent from the fact that it being intended that the cups shall be discarded or destroyed, consequently the holders go with the cups, or, in
any event, often times are not returned.
It is a purpose of my present invention to what greater than that required to extend lifted. This strip is folded substantiallyat provide a holder so inexpensive that it may be thrown away with the cup or, in any event, that shall not be intended for return and, as
a consequence, little loss is incurred. I have, therefore, provided a holder that will not only attain this end, but it is also of such construction that it may be easily reshaped to occupy but little space and it may therefore be readily transported or stored.
. Such a holder is shown in the accompanying drawing in which the numeral 6 indicates the body of the holder composed of some comparatively inexpensive flexible material, preferably paper, that will readily conform to difi'erent shapes. This body is of a length to extend around a cup 8 which it is intended the holder shall receive.
In making the holder a strip of paper of the desired width is cut to a length somearound a cup, the extra length being for the purpose of providing tabs 7 to serve as a handle for each holder and by means of which cups contained in the holder may be its center 9 and the tabs at the end opposite the fold are secured together, preferably by means of some adhesive, and at such distance from the end as to provide a body large enough to receive a cup 8, and as shown in Figure l of the drawing. The tabs may be bent into proper shape before being secured together, or the paper may be scored or otherwise treated to define the dividing line be-J tween the tab and the body of the holder.
The paper cups commonly in use at the present time are tapered, being larger at the top than at the bottom, and the holder is made to conform to this tapered shape. The ends of the blanks are oppositely tapered, as at 10, and the fold 9 at the center of the blank and the folds 11 dividing thetabs forming the body of the holder are also tapered, and as shown in Figures 1 and 5. Each blank is also formed with two inwardly curved portions 12 each extending from the central fold 9 to a fold 11 creating one of the tabs, and the opposite edge of each blank is also formed without outwardly curved parts 13, these curves being of such radius that when the holder is 100 has been found that this sort of a expanded to receive a cup the planes of the top and bottom edges will be substantlally parallel, and as shown in Fi ures 1 and 2.
The paper or other materlal that may be used to'oompose the holder will, of course, be sufiiciently stiff andstrong to withstand the uses to which the holders may be ut, and it older answers all the requirements of a metallic holder and has the further advantage of being inexpensive and'of occupying not required for use as a holder.
In accor ance with the provisions of the patent statutes I have described the princiles of operation of my invention, together with the device which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof; but I desire to have it understood that the device shown is only illustrative, and that the invention may be carried out by other means and applied to uses other than those above set out.
1. A cup holder open at the bottom-end composed of foldable flexible material, said holder including a body folded at opposite ends on oppositely inclined lines to conform to a paper cup, and tabs extending from said folds and permanently secured together to comprise a handle. i
2. A cup holder open at the bottom and composed of flexible material said holder including a body folded at opposite edges on oppositely inclined lines and repeatedly expansible to receive a tapered drinking cup, the top and bottom edges being outwardly and inwardly curved to lie in parallel planes when the body is expanded, and tabs extending from one of the folded edges to comprise a handle.
HAR Y H. HAYWOOD.
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|U.S. Classification||294/31.2, D07/622, 220/737|
|International Classification||A47G23/02, A47G23/00|