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1935- A. s. SANDERS 2,017,163
SLIPPER NAPKIN FOR DRINKING RECEPTACLES Filed Dec. 10, 1934 INVENTOR.
Patented a. 15, 1935 SHIPPED-Rm FOB DRINKING RECEPTACLES Arnold S. Sanders, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application December 10, 1934, Serial No. 756,836
3 Claims. (Oi. 65-53) This invention relates to slipper napkins to envelop the foot portion of goblets and similar drinking receptacles to prevent liquid overflow from soiling linen, table tops or the hands and clothing of the person using such receptacles.
Low cost of manufacture, simplicity of construction, and efilciency in performing the intended protecting function are among the objects and advantages of the invention.
By this invention a satisfactory protecting device of sheet material is provided at such a low cost that it may readily be sold, like an ordinary paper napkin, for being used a single time and then discarded.
- Other objects, advantages and features of the invention may hereinafter appear.
Referring to the accompanying drawing, which illustrates what is at present deemed to be a preferred embodiment of the invention,
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the napkin showing it applied to the base portion of a conventional goblet.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the napkin seen in an extended or unfolded condition.
Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modified form thereof unfolded as in Fig. 2.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the base 80 member 5 of the napkin is intended to underlie the base portion 6 of a goblet I. The said base member is united, by means of a neck or isthmus 8, to a cooperating top or cover member 9. Said member 9 has through its central portion an opening ii to receive the stem I 2 of the goblet, there being a split or narrow slit l3 which leads diametrically from the central portion of said member 9 to its periphery.
The base member 5 is shown having a peripheral flap or ear l4 having an adhesive coating I by which, when the napkin is attached to the tumbler in the protecting position, it may be adhered 'to the outer portion of the slitted part of the disc 9 in a position wherein it bridges the slit 5 l3 and thus maintains the protecting napkin in its attached position in a more secure manner.
Also the cover disc 9 may have gummed ears or flaps IE to aid in securing it to its fellow 5, as illustrated in the drawing. Said ears it are shown diametrically opposite to each other, but
they may be located in other positions if desired.
In applying the napkin to a goblet the bending occurs-principally along the folding line H. The cars it and it are gummed at Me and ltc respectively. J
In Fig. 4 the modified napkin members in. and to are each shown octagonal in shape, but the appendages and cuts being substantially the same are lettered in the same manner except that the ears "a, both formed on the member 5a [0 take the place of the ears It. In this form the bottom of the applied napkin is smooth, the tabs or ears all being folded upwardly.
In Fig. 4, 92:, 16c and designate gummed areas. ii
In both forms of the invention the outer end of the slit l3 terminates at a point in the slitted sheet which is substantially diametrically opposite to the hinge portion or line H. Hence when a goblet is placed concentrically upon the unslit- Q ted sheet the folding over of the slitted sheet into its operative position is facilitated.
1. A napkin consisting of two discs foldably united to each other by a neck, one of said discs :5 having a central opening and a slit leading from its periphery to said opening, and the other of said discs having an adhesive flap foldable against the slitted part of its fellow to unite the material thereof at opposite sides of said slit. :0
2. A napkin consisting of two cooperating portions hingedly united to each other, one of said portions having a central opening and a slit leading from an edge thereof to said opening, and the other of said discs having an adhesive flap foldas able against the slitted part of its fellow to unite the material thereof at opposite sides of said slit.
3. A napkin consisting of two sheets hingedly united to each other, one of said sheets having a slit to admit the stem of a goblet to its central 40 portion, the outer end of said slit terminating at and edge portion of the sheet in which it is formed and at a point substantially diametrically opposite to the hinge union between said sheets, and an adhesive tab formed on the unslitted sheet, 45 and foldable against the slitted part of its fellow to unite the material thereof at opposite sides of said slit.
ARNOLD S. SANDERS.