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Publication numberUS2013615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1935
Filing dateSep 9, 1932
Priority dateSep 9, 1932
Publication numberUS 2013615 A, US 2013615A, US-A-2013615, US2013615 A, US2013615A
InventorsHaviland Fontan Le Roy
Original AssigneeNapier Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drink mixer
US 2013615 A
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Sept. 3, 1935. LE ROY H. FONTAN DRINK MIXER Filed Sept. 9, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 BY ri ATTORNEY. I

Sept. 3, 1935. LE ROY H. FONTAN DRINK MIXER Filed Sept. 9, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Sept. 3, 1935 UNETED STAT orrics DRINK MIXER of Connecticut Application September 9, 1332, Serial No. 632,383

27 Claims.

My invention relates to drink mixers.

It has among its objects to provide an improved drink mixer, and, more particularly, such a mixer of the cocktail shaker type. A further object of my invention is to provide such a mixer having improved means for indicating to the uninitiated the proper constituents of the various drinks to be mixed therein. Another object is to provide an improved construction whereby, through the use of difierent indications on inner and outer members, herein an inner liquid container and an outer casing member, it is made possible to indicate the proper ingredients of a series of selected drinks with facility and certainty, and without in any way interfering with the ordinary functions of the mixer or shaker. A still further object of my invention is to provide an improved construction whereby the inner liquid container and the outer casing, while retained together for normal use, are readily rotatable one relative to the other to indicate the ingredients of different selected beverages. Other objects are to provide an improved construction wherein these parts are capable of being readily separated whenever desired, as, for example, for cleaning, and to provide an improved construction wherein the casing member during use is also kept so separated from the indicia on the outside of the inside liquid container as to prevent the former from being so worn 01f as to become illegible. .Zhese and other objects and advantages of my improved construction will, however, hereinafter more fully appear.

In the accompanying drawings, I have shown for purposes of illustration, three embodiments which my invention may assume in practice.

In these drawings,

Figure l is a side elevation of a drink mixer or cocktail shaker of my improved construction, certain portions of the same being broken away to facilitate illustration;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the outer casing member;

Fig. 3 is a similar side elevation of the inner liquid container;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged partial transverse sectional view on line 4-4 of Figure 1;

Fig. 5 is a partial vertical sectional View of the upper ends of the liquid container and outer cas- 5;

Fig. 6 is a similar vertical sectional View of the lower ends of these members;

Fig. '7 is a view similar to Figure 6 showing a modified form of that construction having an opening in the bottom;

Fig. 8 is a view generally similar to Figure 6 but showing a modified construction of releasable connecting means between the bottoms of the members;

Fig. 9 is a bottom plan view of the liquid container member shown in Figure 8;

Fig. 10 is a bottom plan view of the outer casing member shown in Figure 8;

Fig. 11 is a view similar to Figures 6 and 8, but showing a still further modified form of connec tion between the members;

Fig. 12 is a bottom plan view of the construction shown in Figure 11 when in assembled position;

Fig. 13 is a similar bottom plan view, but showing the parts in process of separation;

Fig. 14 is a detail sectional view showing the position of the parts relative to one of the lugs when in connected and separated positions, and

Fig. 15 is an enlarged detail bottom plan view showing one of the lugs.

In the illustrative construction shown in Figures 1. to 6, it will be noted that I have shown a drink mixer or cocktail shaker of generally usual type including a liquid containing body, generally indicated at i, a top member 2 adapted to fit on the top thereof, and carrying a usual strainer 3 therein, while a cover 4 is adapted to fit on a usual flange 5 carried on the member 2.

Herein, the body I is of an improved construction. As shown, it comprises two tapered members 6 and i, one telescopically received in the other, and of which the member 6 is the liquid containing member, while the member i is an outer indicator member or casing member. As

shown, the member 6 has a cylindrical upper rim portion 8 projecting above the top of the member 1. Further, it will be noted that the member 6 is rotatably mounted in the casing member I, while the latter member is freely rotatable around the member 6. Herein, the latter member, in addition to being of slightly larger internal diameter, is also provided with an internal bead ill on its upper edge adapted to engage the tapered body of the member 6 just below its cylindrical portion 8. The member l herein is also provided with similar spacing means above its bottom, herein in the form of a series of peripherally spaced, bent in projections ll adapted, upon relative longitudinal movement of the members, to be snapped into or out of an annular groove l2 near the bottom of the member 6. Thus it will be evident that it is made possible to space the outside surface of the member Hi from the inside surface of the member 1 throughout the length of these members, while also enabling the two to be held together and to be relatively rotatable while being readily separable longitudinally, as for cleaning. Here attention is also directed to the fact that the member I is also provided on opposite sides of each of the projections l l with a pair of vertical slits 13 adapted to give the desired resiliency to the projection H and permit it to snap readily into or out of the annular groove l2.

Attention here is further directed to the fact that the member 6 carries on its cylindrical rim 8 a series Id of names or name plates for diiferent beverages, and also carries on its body below the rim 8 the names (and, if desired, the proportions or amounts) of the various ingredients of the several beverages listed on the rim 8, with the first ingredient directly under the name of the beverage; the second ingredient in the next row below, but in the next column to the right; the third in the second row below, and in the second column to the right, etc. Further, it will be noted that the casing l is provided with a series of apertures 65 extending spirally downward and around the same, herein adapted simultaneously to expose the materials referred to above and required in mixing any selected beverage. Further, in the present form, an indicator or arrow "5 is disposed on the member 1 above the top aperture l5, and points to the name of the selected beverage which appears on the portion 8 above the arrow when the ingredients of that beverage are displayed in the apertures l5.

Thus it will be evident that when it is desired to mix any selected beverage, it is only necessary to bring the members 6 and i into such relationship that the indicator or arrow l6 points to the desired beverage in order to indicate through the apertures l5 the required ingredients of that beverage. Thus, for example, if lemonade is selected, when the indicator or arrow i6 is opposite the name Lemonade on the rim 8, the word Lemons, and the number or proportion of the same, if desired, will appear in the topmost aperture 15, while the second aperture l5 will expose the word Sugar and the amount or proportion thereof, the third, Water, etc.

As a result of my improved construction, it will be evident that, while the drink mixer is adapted to its normal use, the construction is such as not only to permit the same to have the wholly new indicating function set forth, but also such as to permit the parts 6 and l to be readily separated when desired. Thus, for example, it is only necessary to pull the part 7 relative to the part 6 in order to cause the projections H to be sprung out of the groove l2 and let the parts be wholly separated for cleansing. If desired, the member 1 may also be provided with an aperture ll in the center of its bottom to permit the bottom of the member 6 to be engaged with the fingers and forced upward to separate it from the member '5, as shown in Fig. 7, the portion of the member 6- then also properly resting on the rim of the aperture IT as also shown in that figure. Moreover, it will be noted that the structure, including the rim 8, is such as to enable the names of a large number of beverages to be placed on the latter, while the body of the member 6 is, of course, adapted to carry the ingredients of a corresponding number of beverages. Attention is also directed to the fact that due to the spacing of the member '5 from the outer surface of the member 6, there is no tendency of the member I to wear oil the names on the member 6. Due to the spacing of the members, it is also made possible to obtain an improved insulating efiect arising from the limitation of circulation of air, and thus, not only retard the rate of melting of the ice, but prevent the outer member from becoming too cold to handle comfortably. This spacing also makes it possible to minimize condensation on the outer surface of the outer member, and the resultant difiiculties arising from condensation, such as moistening of the hands and trickling down of liquid upon any surface on which the shaker is set. In providing a construction wherein either the member 6 or i may be held and the other member rotated, an exceedingly convenient construction is provided. Also, it will be evident that if desired a handle may be provided on the member 7. These and other advantages of my improved. construction will, however, be clearly apparent to those skilled in the art.

In Figures 8 to 10, I have illustrated a modified construction which, while not preferred, may be used if desired. In this construction it will be noted that the inner member 6 is spaced from the outer member I at the bottom by the same peripherally spaced projections ll of the preferred construction, but that the annular groove l2 on member 6 is omitted. However, here it will be not-ed that the bottom of the member 6 has a disc 2!] suitably fixed thereto. This disc 26 is,

in turn, provided with a depressed rim or ring 9 portion 2% having a series of notches 22, herein three, spaced around the outer periphery thereof. Herein, the member 7 also has beneath its bottom a corresponding loose ring 23. This ring 23 in turn is provided with a series of raised projections 2 t adapted to be received in the apertures or notches 22 when brought into registry and moved longitudinally, and then to be received between the bottom of. member 6 and the ring portion 2! of the disc 25 between the apertures 22 when rotated. Thus it will be evident that when the parts 6 and l are telescoped, they may be readily connected together by relative rotation until the projections 25 enter the notches 22, and then held in place by further longitudinal movement and further rotation until these parts are out of registry and the projections are supported on the ring portion 2|.

In Figures 11 to 15, I have illustrated a further modified construction. In this construction, it will be noted that the inside member 6 is provided on its bottom with a series of lugs 25 radially disposed and herein three in number, which project laterally beyond the side walls of the member 6 at radially disposed points, and preferably are provided with slightly tapered outer edges, as indicated at 26. The member "5, on the contrary, is provided with an open end 27, and has the same so closely disposed to the member 6 on the bottom, that this end Zl is adapted to be supported upon the lugs 25 when the parts are in telescoped relation. In this construction, it will also be evident that the lugs 25 will hold the casing l in position on the member 6, while the parts may be readily separated by a combined rotary and longitudinal movement, i. e. a spiral movement of one relative to the other, the spring of the metal between the lugs 25 then being sufficient to permit the latter to enter the outer member I, as shown in Figure 13, and the latter member to be drawn down oif of the member 6, as illustrated in dotted lines in Figure 14.

While I have in this application specifically described three embodiments-which my invention may assume in practice, it will be understood that the same are shown for purposes of illustration, and that the invention may be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit or the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:-

1. In a drink mixer, a liquid container member having a removable top member, a casing rotatable on one of said members, and co-operating recipe indicating means on the latter member and casing disposed in different indicating relations in different positions of said casing for selectively indicating different recipes.

2. In a drink mixer, a liquid container member having a removable top member, a cooperat ing member on one of said members, said cooperating member and the member carrying the same being relatively adjustable into different angular relations, and cooperating recipe indicating means on said last mentioned members and disposed in different indicating relations in different relative positions of the samer'or selectively indicating different recipes.

3. In a drink mixer, a liquid container member having a removable top member, a cooperating member on said container member, said co operating member and container member being relatively adjustable into different angular relations, and cooperating recipe indicating means on said last mentioned members and disposed in different indicating relations in different relative positions of the same for selectively indicating different recipes.

4. In a drink mixer, a liquid container having a removable top, a casing rotatable on said container, and co-operating recipe indicating means on said container and easing disposed in different indicating relations in different positions of said casing for selectively indicating different recipes.

5. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid container member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising a selecting and indicating member on one of said members mounted therewith for relative rotation and co-operating sets of name and ingredient indicating means stationary with respect to said member when the latter is rotated and selectively indicated by said member in different positions of the parts.

'0. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid container member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising a rotatable selecting and indicating member on one of said members and co-operating sets of spaced name and ingredient indicating means stationary with respect to said rotatable member and selectively co-operating with the latter, said selecting and indicating member being apertured to selectively expose said ingredient means in any set and also carrying indicating means simultaneously indicating the corresponding name means. 7. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid container member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising a rotatable selecting and indicating member on one of said members and co-operating sets of name and ingredient indicating means stationary with respect to said rotatable member and selectively indicated by said member in different positions of the latter, said rotatable member having aperture means indicating a selected beverage name while exposing the corresponding ingredient indicating means.

8. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid container member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising a rotatable selecting and indicating member carried by said container member and co-operating sets of name and ingredient indicating means stationary with respect to said rotatable member and selectively indicated by said member in different positions of the latter, said rotatable member having aperture means indicating a selected beverage name while exposing the corresponding ingredient indicating means.

9. In a drink mixer, a liquid container having a rim and a removable top thereon, a casing rotatable on said container below said rim, and co-operating recipe indicating means on said container and easing comprising indicia on said rim and on said container below said rim, and aperture means in said casing exposing different indicia in different positions of said casing for selectively indicating different recipes.

10. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid c0ntainer member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising an indicating member rotatable on one of said members and a plurality of sets of co-operating beverage name and ingredient indicating means stationary with respect to said rotatable member and selectively co-o-perating therewith in different positions thereof, said rotatable member being apertured and exposing different indicating means in different positions of said member and each set of said co-operating indicating means comprising spaced means one on the body of one of said mixer members and another nearer one end of one of said members.

11. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid container member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising an indicating member rotatable on one of said members, and a plurality of sets of co-operating beverage name and in gredient indicating means on the same member, stationary with respect to one another and said rotatable member and selectively co-operating with the latter and with one another in different positions of said rotatable member, said rotatable member being apertured and different ingredient indicating means being exposed thereby when said rotatable member is in different predetermined positions relative to said name indicating means.

12. In a drink mixer comprising a liquid conr tainer member and a top member, recipe indicating means comprising an indicating member rotatable on one of said members, and a plurality of sets of co-operating beverage name and ingredient indicating means on the same member,

stationary with respect to one another and said rotatable member and selectively co-operating with the latter and with one another in different positions of said rotatable member, said rotatable member being apertured and different ingredient indicating means being exposed thereby when said member is in different predetermined positions relative to said name indicating means, and both said beverage name and ingredient indicating means being on said container member and said rotatable member likewise being rotatable on the latter.

13. In a drink mixer, the combination of inner and outer concentric casing shells one of which has an upper rim portion extended above the other, a cover for said inner casing shell, and means permitting angular rotation of said shells relative to each other, said inner shell having beverage identifying means on the rim portion of the same and beverage formulas also on the same and normally obscured by said outer shell and said outer shell having means for simulta neously exposing a selected one of said formulas and also indicating the corresponding name.

14. In a drink mixer, inner and outer concentric shell members having their corresponding side walls spaced apart from each other, means supporting said shells in the aforesaid relation also permitting relative rotation of said shells about their coincident axis, a top for one of said shells forming a fluid tight closure therefor, co-operating beverage name and ingredient indicating means on said shells, and means governed by the relative angular position of said shells selectively indicating corresponding beverage names and the ingredients thereof.

15. In a drink shaker, a member forming a part of the shaker during shaking and carrying indicating means comprising cooperating name and ingredient indicating indicia, and a cooperating outer apertured member enclosing said first mentioned member and selectively indicating ingredient indicating indicia thereon while indicating a corresponding name, said members being mounted for relative rotation.

16. In a drink shaker, a member forming a part of the shaker during shaking and carrying indicating means comprising cooperating name and ingredient indicating indicia, and a cooperating outer apertured member enclosing said first mentioned member and selectivelyindicating ingredient indicating indicia thereon while indicating a corresponding name, said members being mounted for relative rotation, and means for holding said members against longitudinal separation releasable to permit such separation at will.

17. In a drink shaker, a member forming a part of the shaker during shaking and carrying indicating means comprising cooperating name and ingredient indicating indicia, and a cooperating outer apertured member enclosing said first mentioned member and selectively indicating ingredient indicating indicia thereon while indicating a corresponding name, said apertured member having a series of spirally disposed apertures and said first mentioned indicating member having said name and ingredient indicating means disposed to cooperate selectively with said apertures.

18. In a drink mixer, a liquid container hav ing name and ingredient indicia thereon and a removable top, a rotatable indicator member on said container below said top and apertured to indicate selected name and ingredient indicia by the rotation of said member, and means normally holding said container and member against longitudinal separation and releasable to permit such separation at will.

19. In a drink mixer, a liquid container having indicia thereon and a removable top, a rotatable casing housing said container below said top having indicating means selectively cooperating with said indicia, and means normally permitting relative rotation of said container and casing and releasable to permit longitudinal separation thereof at will.

20. In a drink mixer, a liquid container having a rim and carrying indicia thereon and on the container body, an apertured casing on said container below said rim for selectively exposing indicia on said container body while indicating indicia on said rim, and means for mounting said casing and said container body for relative rotation.

21. In a drink mixer, a liquid container having a rim and carrying indicia thereon and on the container body, an apertured casing on said container below said rim for selectively exposing indicia on said container body, and means for rotatably mounting said casing on said container body while spacing the same from the indicia thereon.

22. In a drink mixer, a liquid container having indicia thereon and a rim, a rotatable casing on said container below said rim having indicating means selectively co-operating with said indicia, and means for maintaining said container and casing in spaced relation comprising spacing means for the upper ends thereof and snap connectible longitudinally separable journal means between the opposite ends thereof.

23. A journal connection for drink mixers or the like having an inner liquid container and an outer longitudinally separable casing comprising an external annular groove in said container and internal projecting means on said casing adapted to be snapped into or out of said groove upon relative longitudinal movement of the parts;

24. A journal connection for drink mixers or the like having an inner liquid container and an outer longitudinally separable casing comprising an external annular groove in said container, projecting means on the inside of said casing adapted to be snapped into or out of said groove upon relative longitudinal movement of the parts, and slits in said casing on opposite sides of and spaced from said projecting means.

25. A journal connection for drink mixers or 1 the like having an inner liquid container and an outer casing comprising an annular groove in said container, projecting means on said casing adapted to be snapped into or out of said groove upon relative longitudinal movement of the parts, and aperture means in the bottom of said casing permitting access to the bottom of said container.

25. In an interconnecting mechanism for drink mixers or the like having a liquid container and a casing rotatable relative thereto, ring members disposed under the bottom of said container and casing, and interconnecting slots and projections on said ring members disposable in registry and interlocking upon longitudinal and rotary movements thereof.

27. In an interconnecting mechanism for drink mixers or the like having an inner container member and an outer casing member rotatable thereon, laterally projecting lugs on the bottom of said inner member normally forming supports for the bottom of said casing member, and adjacent resilient portions on said container between said lugs permitting the latter upon a spiral movement of one of said members to free said casing member to effect longitudinal separation of the latter over said lugs.

LE ROY HAVILAND FONTAN.

Referenced by
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US5873477 *Dec 13, 1995Feb 23, 1999Chivas Brothers LimitedBottle having a base structure on which it can be spun about its central axis
US20120273503 *Apr 29, 2011Nov 1, 2012Yen Chih-ChengModular shaker
Classifications
U.S. Classification220/568, 73/427, 220/23.87
International ClassificationA47J43/27, A47J43/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47J43/27
European ClassificationA47J43/27