US 2036407 A
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AM m m@ E, C. @WHEY @www COCKTAIL SHAKER Filed Feb. 28, 1955 INVENTOR.
f fa/Mm@ Goa/ff@ ATTORNY Patented pr. 7, 1936 STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
My invention relates to an improved mixer for drinks or the like, a common example of which is commonly known as a cocktail shaker.
An object is to provide an improved article of the class described comprising a body portion, which may be formed of suitable plastic material such as bakelite or other alcohol resisting material, and which is preferably of greater diameter at one end than at the other, and provided with a removable closure at each end. A strainer is formed integrally within the body portion at the discharge end and which, as here shown, is the smaller of the two ends.
A further object is that the large end is for filling and the small end is for dispensing the contents and the body at the small end is provided with a strainer which is built into the body and is preferably integral therewith. This strainer is'positioned inwardly of the outlet thereby preventing clogging of the outlet.
The end closure at the discharge end is detachably connected with the outlet spout at su'ch end and has a skirt which is adapted to abut the projecting side wall of the body portion which extends outwardly beyond the end wall of the body po-rtion forming a collector channel within which any liquid running down the outer side from the spout will collect.
A feature is that the container body is of a generally cylindrical shape provided with panels of decorative material, such as German silver or the like, inset in the body material. Openings which may indicate lettering giving ingredients of liquid mixtures may be formed in the inset panels and, in the manufacture of the article the body material will ll such openings so that the lettering appears in such body material against the background of the panel. The entire structure will therefore resist the attack of alcohol or other fluid contents.
Another feature is that each end closure is adapted to support the mixer or shaker in the upright position and longitudinally extending beads are formed on the body portion and each end closure is provided with corresponding beads which form continuations of the body beads and extend over onto the end face of the closure forming protuberances which support the article in the upright position with the end face of each closure slightly spaced from the table upon which the article rests. These beads also provide a good gripping surface.
Other advantages and meritorious features will more fully appear from the following description, appended claims, and accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through a mixer embodying my invention,
Figure 2 is a plan view of the body portion having the ller cap removed,
Figure 3 is an elevation partly broken away showing one end closure removed, and
Figure 4 is a. fragmentary sectional View taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3.
As shown in the drawing, my invention is embodied in a container of the type adapted for use in the mixing of drinks. An example of containers of this type is what is commonly known as a cocktail shaker. The body of the container is indicated as l0. As shown it is the generally cylindrical form but tapers from one end to the other. The large end is interiorly threaded to receive a closure cap l2 which is provided with an interiorly threaded seat It within which is removably supported a measuring cup I6.
The opposite or small end of the body is provided with a Wall I8 which slopes inwardly and then turns outwardly forming an outlet spout 20. This outlet spout is extericrly threaded asindicated in Figure 1 to detachably receive a cap or closure 22. This closure 22 is provided with an inwardly extending tubular flange 24 that is interiorly threaded to engage with the thread on the outlet spout 20 as shown in Figure 1. The cap 22 is provided with a skirt 26 adapted to abut a projecting portion or flange like extension 28 of the outer wall of the body of the container as shown in Figure 1. This projecting flange 28 forms with the sloping wall I8 a recess or channel for a purpose hereinafter described. There is provided a strainer indicated as 30 which is preferably formed integrally with the body and comprises relatively narrow and relatively deep portions or sections of the character shown in Figures 1 and 2.
The body portion may be formed of any suitable material but a material which is satisfactory is a suitable plastic material such as bakelite or the like which is not subject to attack by alcohol or other uid ingredients that might be placed within the container. I embody in the exterior wall of the body panels 32 which may be formed of suitable decorative material such as German silver and which may be inset therein as shown in- Figure 4. These panel portions may be cut out as shown in Figure 4 providing space for lettering which embodies instructions or recipes for dii-ferent drink combinations.
In the formation of the body portion the plastic material is molded and is allowed to ow through the openings made in the panel 32 filling up such openings as indicated at 34 in Figure 4 so that the lettered instructions appear against the background of the panel in the color of the body material. This constitutes a method of fixing the wording of the recipes which is not susceptible to attack of fluid content thatmight flow over the outer surface of the container.
The body portion is also provided with longitudinally extending beads 36 separating the panels providing a decorative exterior and also a good gripping surface for grasping the shaker. The closure members E2 and 22 are provided with corresponding beads which form extensions of the beads of the body as shown in Figure 3. The bead portions on the closure members are each extended over the ends as appears in Figure l at 38 so that when the shaker is supported on either end it is supported on the protuberances 38. This prevents the formation of a ring due to the collection of moisture on the flat end face of the closure members resting against a table top or the like.
The large end of the container is used for lling. The cap l2 is unscrewed and the contents to be dispensed are poured into the body. The measuring cup I6 may be detached for use if desired. Following the preparation of the mixture the container is turned end for end and the small end cap 22 is unscrewed and the large end seated upon the table. 'Ihis forms a particularly stable support because of the large diameter end constituting the bottom of the device when in use. The width of the strainer sections 30 is such that the tendency to clog upl is reduced and the contents flow freely through the spout 20. Any liquid content which ows downwardly over the outer wall of the spout 26 will be collected in the groove between the sloping Wall I8 and flange 28 and prevented from flowing over the outer surface of the body portion. Any liquid content which may ow over the outer surface of the body portion will not contact a supporting table except as it may collect on the small protuberances or beads unless the discharge is so great as to drop from the outer wall.
As set forth hereinabove, the beads on the closures form continuations of the body beads when the end closures are secured to the body. This may be accomplished as will be readily apparent by so arranging the threads that the end closures are screwed up to a position of securement where the beads align with the body beads.
What I claim:
1. An article of the class described comprising a hollow container body open at each end and being of a larger diameter at one end than at the other, a closure detachably associated with the large end, said body having an end wall extending interiorly thereof from the wall of the body spaced from the small end and terminating in a centrally disposed foraminated portion and in a tubular outlet of reduced diameter surrounding said foraminated portion and projecting beyond the small end of the container body, and a closure detachably engageable with said tubular outlet and having a skirt adapted to form an abutting engagement with the small end of4 the body wall.
2. An article of the class described comprising a hollow container body open at each end and tapering to a larger diameter from one end to the other, a cup-shaped closure adapted to be threaded onto the larger end and having a flat bottom for supporting the body in vertical position, said body provided with a discharge spout at the opposite end having an integrally formed strainer extending across the spout opening, and a closure adapted to be threaded onto said spout having a cup-shaped flange projecting laterally beyond the spout and adapted to form an abutting engagement with the side wall of said body coextensive with its taper, said last mentioned closure having a at bottom for supporting the body in vertical position.
EDWARD C. GODFREY.