US 2075217 A
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March 30, 1937. F. s. MILBVURN 2,075,217
BOTTLE HOLDER Filed June 13, 1935 1 .3 5, 15 flaw/z f MMWA/ A'ITO Y.
Patented Mar. 30, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Claims.
This invention relates to a holder for bottles. Its objects are to provide an easily attached device of this character in combination with drip preventing means.
The advantages of my holder are (1) that a non-slipping grip on the bottle is afforded (2) that heat transfer between the bottle and the hand is greatly reduced (3) that drip isprevented when the bottle is inverted for pouring U (4) that the marring of furniture by the bottle base is prevented.
Referring to the accompanying drawing Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my holder and of a bottle to which it is applied.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the holder only, the scale being somewhat reduced.
Fig. 3 is a full size plan detail of the upper part or clamp of the holder.
Fig. 4 is a plan view and Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the base of the holder and of the grip, the latter being sectioned a short distance above the base.
The holder comprises three main parts, a base it, a grip H, and a clamp 2. The base is in general, a cylindrical metal cup in practice not over inch high. Shapes other than cylindrical may be used. As may be seen from Figs. 1, 2, 4, and 5, the bottom and top edges are rounded; the top one to the extent of a half circle. The lower rounding i3 is for the purpose of preventing the marring of table tops while the top edge I4 is in fact an inverted gutter which catches drip or condensate from the bottle when the entire as sembly is tilted. It has been found in practice a that unless there has been an unusual amount of spillage, from the bottle, that a gutter of /8 inch radius is sufiicient to prevent wetting of the users face or clothing.
If desired, a sheet of soft material such as felt may be attached by an adhesive to the bottom of the base to prevent even minute scratching of the table top and to prevent noise. G5 in Fig. 5 indicates such a sheet.
The grip H is formed of a single flat strip of metal having a curved sectionsuch as shown at IS in Fig. 4, to make it stiffer and more comfortable to the fingers. The general shape of the grip is that of a U but at its lower end, the tip has an 8 curve I]. The lower tip of the 8 is attached to the side of base ID by means of one or more rivets [8 or by electric welding. The 8 curve acts. as a spring in keeping the clamp l2 in engagement with the bottle neck.
The upper end of the grip II is, as shown in Fig. 1, substantially horizontal and as to the bottle neck, perpendicular. It is split, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 at IS; the two tines or ears 20 thus formed, being each given a quarter turn so that their plane is vertical. They are formed into a semi-circle the radius of which. is somewhat smaller than the bottleneck to be held; that is, just enough smaller to provide a snug snap fit. Enough of an opening is left in the circle to allow the bottle neck to enter with only slight manual effort, the tines being provided with reasonable spring tension for this purpose.
The method of using the holder is to grasp the bottle by the neck and set its base inside the cup or base ill. The neck is then brought to a position opposite the opening between the tines 2E] and then pushed into this opening so that the tines nearly encircle the neck as shown in Fig. 1. The holder is then grasped by grip H and the contents of the bottle decanted. Removal of the empty bottle from the holder is accomplished by reversing the operation. During decantation the drip or spillage runs into the gutter M and as long as the capacity thereof is not exceeded, liquid will not run out of the holder. I
It lies within the scope of my invention to make the holder of one piece of metal. The metal used for the grip member must be good enough so that the tines 20 will have a reasonable degree of spring tension.
I claim as my invention:- 1. A bottle holder comprising a cup shaped base adapted to receive a bottle base, an inverted centering gutter on the top edge of said holder base, a grip member attached to said holder base and arising therefrom and means integral with said grip member and formed from a single forked piece of sheet metal on the upper end of said grip member to engage and retain the neck of a bottle, the base of which bottle is at the time resting in the cup shaped holder base.
2. A bottle holder comprising a cup shaped base adapted to receive abottle base, an inverted centering gutter on the top edge of said holder base, a grip member attached to the side of said holder base and arising therefrom and bottle neck clamping means formed of a single forked piece of sheet metal on the top end of said grip member and integral therewith.
3. A bottle holder comprising a cylindrical cup shaped base, an inverted centering gutter on the top edge thereof extending inwardly, a grip member attached to one side of said base and arising therefrom and a clamp on the upper end of said grip member, said clamp comprising a pair of semicircular tines formed oi a single piece of sheet metal and integral with said grip member.
4. A bottle holder comprising a base adapted to receive the base of a bottle, centering means on said base which is also means for catching liquid which may be in the base when said base is tilted or inverted, a grip member attached to and arising from one side of said holder base and bottle neck gripping means on the upper end made integrally with the metal comprising the hand gripmember.
5. A bottle holder comprising a low circular cup, an upper edge on said cup turned over inward to at least a halt circle of not less than M; inch radius, a grip member attached to the wall of said cup and arising therefrom, said grip member being rounded on its side toward the cup, an S bend in the grip member near the cup the general form of the grip member being U shaped, the upper end of said grip member extending over the cup and-being slit toltorm a pair of tines, said tines being turned a quarter turn and formed into a semicircle, said tines having also a reasonable degree of spring tension and geing adapted to receive a bottle neck by a snap FRANK B. MIL'BURN.