|Publication number||US2036120 A|
|Publication date||Mar 31, 1936|
|Filing date||Dec 26, 1935|
|Priority date||Aug 4, 1934|
|Publication number||US 2036120 A, US 2036120A, US-A-2036120, US2036120 A, US2036120A|
|Inventors||Ernest Goodwin Walter, Tom Cheetham|
|Original Assignee||William Newton Bate|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
ZMQEJEE Mwdh M W T. CHEETHAM ET AL.
POURING ARRANGEMENT OF TEAPOTS, COFFEEPOTS, JUGS AND THE LIKE Filed Dec. 26, 1935 INVIEN was: Tom CMEETHHP'I WHLTER ERNEST Goobwm I nTToRNJEfl Patented Mar. 31, 1936 UNITED POURING ARRANGEMENT OF TEAPOTS, COFFEEPOTS, JUGS, AND THE LIKE Ravenhead, St. Helens, England Application December 26, 1935,3 4 567,256 I In Great Br tain August '4' 1934 2 Claims.
This invention has reference toa method for preventingthe drops or small streams of liquid which run down the front face of teapot spouts, jugs, and the like vessels from their pouring orifices, reaching the bottom of the said vessels and fouling the table cloth, Sac, and contemplates an improved method of so doing by an arrangement which is automatic in action, positive in control, hygienic in principle, and low in cost.
As is well known, in the case of tea-pots, coffee-pots, jugs, and like vessels, it is almost impossible to make a spout or pouring orifice that is a perfect non-drip under all conditions and circumstances of usage. Sooner or later a drop will form on the under side of the lip of spout or outlet and run down to the bottom of the vessel, so tending to soil the table cloth or table top, and the object of the invention is to over.- come this inherent fault. The object of the invention is not to make defective spouts and pouring orifices into good or passable ones, but to provide spouts or pouring orifices that function in the way they are intended, by the provision of a receptacle which is integral with the spout of the tea-pot or front of jug or the like for the purpose of intercepting, catching, collecting and trapping the drops when they occur, the said receptacle having. an internal partition or its equivalent which forms a pocket and acts as a trap to prevent the drops being ejected or emptying when the tea-pot, coffee-pot or jug is again being used in ordinary fashion.
The invention consists ofin the case of a tea-pot-a spout, with preferably, a flat front face, having a projection on the lower extremity, the fiat portion extending downwards from just below the bend of the pouring orifice to the projection on the lower extremity, the lower extremity forming a seating. On the front of the fiat facein the case of a circular cross sectioned spout-is formed and secured a semi-circular cover, which fits, rests or abuts against or on the lower extremity projection and against the flat front edges of the spout, forming a receptacle having an open end at the top, the outside of the receptaclaconforming with the general contour or outline of the finished spout. From the open end of the semi-circular cover and in a downward direction, is formed a partition or its equivalent, extending the full width of the cover and approximately three-quarters way down, the upper portion of the partition being integral with the cover, but the lower portion of the partition having a space between it and the cover gradually increasing in width towards its lower extremity, so forming a semi-circular angular space or pocket s imilar to ink-well cut in half with the sides of the inside lip joined to the outer h fli em -circular ee l e forming the pocket or trap for receiving and prev n zxii any liquid which has entered the receptacle through or by way of the 'e en end from being ejected when the tea-pot is next used.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 shows a side cross-section of one form of spout, with receptacle and pocket or trap.
Fig. 2 shows a front elevation of spout with one half of receptacle removed exposing the flat front of the spout and the lower projection.
Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line Fig. 1.
a is the entrance to spout from tea-pot.
b is the spout pouring orifice.
c is the cover which forms the receptacle.
d is the open end of the receptacle.
e is the partition which forms the pocket or trap.
f is the seating or projection on the lower extremity which forms the abutment or seating for the cover a.
g is the space in the receptacle.
The letter h (in Fig. 2) denotes one half of the flat front face of spout to which the cover 0 is attached.
The action of the device is as follows:
When liquid is poured out of the spout, it emerges or issues through or by way of the outlet orifice b. After pouring is discontinued and a drop of liquid forms on the under-side of the lip of the outlet orifice bit runs down the front of the spout, through the open end of the receptacle d and drops off the lower or bottom end of the partition e into the space q where it remains providing it does not evaporate by the heat from the hot liquid in the vessel-and is prevented from being ejected when liquid is again poured out of the spout by the partition e which forms the trap or pocket, into which the drop or drops of liquid automatically run when the pouring angle of the tea-pot is again reached.
To empty the receptacle, the pouring tilt is reversed or the tea-pot is poured in a backward direction when the receptacle automatically empties.
The cover 0 which can be separately formed, is applied and secured in the example illustrated by slip or adhering the abutting inner edge of the receptacle to the fiat front face h on the spout a. during manufacture of the tea-pot, or in similar fashion according to the class of tea-pot, coffee-pot or the like. The application of the separately formed cover 0 applied to the fiat front face h of the tea-pot spout a is well shown at Fig. 1.
Notwithstanding that a particular type has been described it will be perfectly obvious that other types and sections of spouts can and will be similarly dealt with and that the invention can be applied to the whole range of shapes and designs of tea-pot and coffee-pot spouts and the pouring orifices of jugs and such like vessels.
We declare that what we claim is:
1. A combined pouring spout and drip catcher including a spout having an exteriorly substantially flat front face extending downwardly of the spout from a point spaced from the upper extremity of the spout, said spout having its front wall thickened at the lower end of the flat portion to provide a boss having its upper face extending forwardly and downwardly from the lower end of the flat portion of the spout, a wall having a front portion extending upwardly from the lower end of said upper face and having side portions connecting said front portion of the wall with the spout at the sides of its fiat front face, and a lip extending between the side portions of the wall downwardly from the front portion of said wall, said lip being spaced from the spout and having its lower part spaced from the front portion of said wall.
2. A combined pouring spout and drip catcher including a spout having an exteriorly substantially flat front face extending downwardly of the spout from a point spaced from the upper extremity of the spout, said spout having its front wall thickened at the lower end of the flat portion to provide a boss having its upper face extending forwardly and downwardly from the lower end of the flat portion of the spout, a wall having a front portion extending upwardly from the lower end of said upper face and having side portions connecting said front portion of the wall with the spout at the sides of its flat front face, and a lip extending between the side portions of the wall downwardly from the front portion of said wall, said lip being spaced from the spout and having its lower part spaced from the front portion of said wall, said wall and lip being each concavo-convex in cross-section with their concave sides confronting the spout.
TOM CHEETHANI. WALTER ERNEST GOODWIN.
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|International Classification||A47J36/14, A47G19/00, A47J36/00, A47G19/14|
|Cooperative Classification||A47G19/145, A47J36/14|
|European Classification||A47G19/14B, A47J36/14|