US 2102510 A
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Dec. 14,, 1937. w. w. CECIL. 2D
PAPER DRINKING CUP Filed July 29, .1936
WaZzerWZea Patented Dec. 14, 1937 UNITED: STATES.
PATENT OFFICE PAPER nnmxmo. CUP
Walter W. Cecil 1'1, Harrison, Ark.
and its general object isto provide a paper cup that includes a handle of the gooseneck type,
which together with the body and bottom of the- 15 the treating material likewise rendering the cup leakproof.
Another object of the invention is to provide a handled paper cup of the character set forth, that is simple in construction, inexpensive to 2o manufacture and extremely eflicient in use and service.
This invention also cpnsists'in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be here- 25 inafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing the invention in detail, .reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein 30 like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several'views, and in which:
Figure 1 is a verticalsectional view taken through a cup which forms the subject matter of the present invention. 35 Figure 2 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the -direction Y of the arrows.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 3---3 of Figure 2, looking in the 40 direction of the arrows.
Figure 4 is a plan view of the blank from which my cup is folded.
Referring to the drawing in detail, and particularly to Figure 4, it will be noted that the a blank from which .my cup is folded includes a .disk portion ,l of true circular formation and formed on and extending from the disk portion l is a strip portion 2, the latter being elongated and provided with a reduced free end which .as 50 shown is provided with converging side edges which have'their outer ends merging into a hexagon shaped tab 3.
i It will be obvious thalti the disk portion i provides the body and bottom of my cup and is di- 56 .rected, upwardly from a circular fold line 4 to Application July'29, 1936, Serial No. 93,217 I '4 Claims. (01. 229-52) This invention relates to paper receptacles.
provide alike shape bottom 5 and a body wall '6 of frusto-conic'al formation, which cooperates with the bottom 5 to provide the cup.
The body of the cup is preferably tapered inwardly toward the lower end thereof, as clearly 5 shown in Figures 1 and 2, and the body is folded vertically at regular intervals about the entire circumference thereof to provide inner and outer pleats I which are tapered toward the lower end of the body, and infact make up the entire, wall thereof, as will be noted upon inspection of Fi ure 3. This pleated formation naturally provides I a body which is substantially rigid, and the upper edge of the body is rolled upon itself substantially on the circular fold line of Figure 4, to provide a bead 8 that acts to hold the body in pleated formation, as will be apparent.
The strip portion 2 of 'the blank provides the. handle for the cup, and for that purpose the strip is folded longitudinally, downwardly and inwardly on the fold lines 9 to dispose the outer edges of the strip portion in abutting relation along the longitudinal center of the inner surface of the handle, to provide a double thickness of material, as will be apparent upon inspection of Figure 2, thence the outer longitudinal edges of the folded strip are rolled upon themselves to provide beads III which of course act to reinforce the handle, then the folded and beaded strip is disposed-in gooseneck formation as shown in Figure 1. In order to secure the free portion of the handle with respect to the cup, it will be noted that the bottom'5 is provided with parallel slits, one of which is relatively long .as indicated by the reference numeral ii, while the other is short and indicated by thereference numeral '2. The tab is inserted through'the slits and retained therein by the fact that the portion of the reduced end of the handle at the juncture of the tab therewith fits the short slit 40 l2 and cannot be casually pulled therefrom due to the shape of the tab, as will be apparent upon inspection of Figure 3..
It will be noted from the upper end of Figure 2 that-the bead of the handle, and the head of event the blank is cut from waxed paper, the
bottom of the cup is heated so that the wax will close the slits and thereby provide a leakproof connection between the handle and the bottom as will be apparent.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in theconstruction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
l. A paper cup comprising a pleated body, a
bottom therefor, a reinforcing bead about the upper end of the body, a handle having one end integral with the body and its opposite end connected to the bottom, and a reinforcing bead integral with the disk-shaped portion and folded to provide a handle, and the opposite end being attached to the bottom.
3. A handled paper cup formed from a single blank of material, said blank including a diskshaped portion folded to provide a vertically pleated tapered body and a bottom therefor, a strip portion having one end integral with the disk-shaped body and folded to provide a handle, and said bottom being slit to receive the opposite end of the strip portion for connection therewith and for holding the handle in gooseneck formation.
.4. A handled paper cup formed from a single blank of material, said blank including a diskshaped portion folded to provide a vertically pleated taperedvbody and a bottom therefor, an elongated strip portion having one endintegral with the disk-shaped portion and extending from the upper end of the body, said strip having a reduced free end, a tab formed on the reduced free end, said bottom having slits therein to reeeive the tab for connection thereto for holding the handle in gooseneck formation, and said body and handle being beaded about the edges thereof, with the beads of the handle and body merging into each other. I
WALTER W. CECIL II.