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Publication numberUS2120862 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 14, 1938
Filing dateJan 13, 1937
Priority dateJan 13, 1937
Publication numberUS 2120862 A, US 2120862A, US-A-2120862, US2120862 A, US2120862A
InventorsMichael Heller
Original AssigneeMichael Heller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Goblet
US 2120862 A
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June 14, .1938. M. HELLER .112,120,862

GOBLET Filed Jan. 13, 1957 INVENTOR JCMM v Patented June 14, 1938 alzata,

l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Michael Heller, Brooklyn, N. Y. l

Application January 13, 1937, Serial No. 120,336

12 Claims.

This invention relates to a goblet, and more particularly to onegwherein the upper portion,

adapted to contain a liquid, is made separately from the lower or base portion.

The present improvements deal with the means `for connecting the upper and lower portions togethen and include a stud or cylindrical member associated with the upper portion, preferably integral therewith, and projecting downwardly into the lower portion, the latter portion consisting of a "hollow shell formed in a shape suitablefto sup-- port the upper portion. At the lower end of the stud' member, there is provided a plurality of shoulders which serve as an abutment for a spring device arranged to react against the inner wall of the base portion and thus securely hold the upper and the lower portions of the goblet together. The improved construction is particularly adaptable vfor a `goblet made of different materials, as for instance, one wherein the upper portion is of glass and the lower portion metal. It is pleasing to the eye and economical to manufacture and assemble in that it 'obviates the necessity of molding or otherwise providing screw threads on the upper portion of the goblet.

Referringv to the drawing:

Fig. 1v is a vertical sectional view through a.

goblet embodying the present improvements;

Fig. 2 is a bottom View of the goblet shown in Ir11-a1;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the spring device 'for holding theupper and lower portions together, said device being inverted to show the details of `its construction;

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of a goblet, showing a different embodiment `oi" the present improvements; and

Fig. 5 is a bottom View of the goblet shown in Fig. 4.

As shown in Fig. 1, the goblet includes an upper portion A adapted to contain liquid and provided at the bottom with a stud member A1 projecting into a base portion B consisting of a hollow shell with a circular aperture B1 at the top through which the stud member projects.

The stud member A1 at its upper end, i. e., just below the body or liquid containing portion, is slightly enlarged as at A2 and, overlying such enlarged portion, the upper member presents a -flat surface A3, against which the base portion seats. The base portionat the top-is peened over, aswat B2, so as to present a suitable finish at this Apoint and, when the parts are assembled, the peened-portion of the base encircles theenlarged zportionwA2-of the stud, the clearance here kbeing (Cl. (i5- 113) suicient so as to permit the parts readily to be assembled together without, however, permitting undue movement between the parts in a lateral direction.

At the lower endof the stud member A1, there :l is provided a plurality of shouders A4 projecting radially from the stud member and which can ybe formed either integrally with the stud member or presented by a pin extending. transversely therethrough in a hole provided for the purpose. In any event, regardless of how the shoulder portionsare presented, they do not extend beyond the outer edges of `the enlarged portion A2 at the top of the stud member, so thatthere will be no diiiiculty in inserti-ng the stud member in the base portion Vduring assembly.

The upper and lower portions A and B ofthe goblet are held together (see Figs. l, -2 and 3) by a member C having a circular body portion C1 and aplura'lity of finger portions C2 extending radially from the body portions. Centrally of the body portion, there is provided a hole C3 slightly larger in diameter than the diameter of the stud mem `ber and, in ldiametrically opposed portions of the hole and adjacent its edge, the body portion is notched or slotted, as at C4, in a manner to pro vide clearance for the shoulders onY the stud member during assembly of the parts. In assembling 'the parts, the stud member A1 is passed throughjthe aperture B1 in the base member, and the holding member C placed with the fingers C2 thereof in contact with the inner face of the base member and with the hole C3 and notches C4 in register, respectively, with the stud A1 and shoulders A4. The body portion C1 of the hold. ingmember is 'then pressed inwardly until it has Ycleared the shoulders, whereupon it isgiven a partial turn,` to move the notches clear of `the shoulders. VThe body portion of the holding member will'thus bear against the shoulders whereas the yiingers will bear against the base portion. Since the holding member is of a resilient material'and is stressed upon insertion, thejparts of the goblet will be held rmly together. l'i5 Inv order to prevent inadvertent turning of they `holding member into a position wherein ythe shoulders Alagfain register with the notches C4, in which circumstances the holding member `would spring out of position, the body portion" of ythe latter, adjacent the edges of the circular hole and oliset -from the notches, is formed with pockets or recesses C5 into which the shoulders are adapted -to seat. Since this relation of the parts will Vbe maintained, due to the resiliencywss of the holding member, the inadvertent turning of the holding member, previously referred to, will be prevented. Of course, it will be understood that the number of shoulders, notches and recesses shown are merely by way of example, and additional ones can be provided if necessary or desirable.

In the embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 4 and 5, the resilient fingers which bear against the inner face of the base portion are dispensed with and instead there is provided a coil spring D reacting between the body portion of the holding member and the base portion. As shown in this figure, the base portion at the top is peened over in a mannerto provide a seat D1 for the spiral spring and the holding memberY (here indicated as D2) is itself formed with a iiange D3 to prevent displacement of the spring. In other respects, however, this embodiment of the invention is the same as that previously described, i. e., the upper portion of the goblet is provided with a stud member A1 projecting into the base portion and presenting shoulders A4 against which the holding element abuts, the. holdin-g element itself being notched to clear the shoulders and rotatable toV position the notches out of registry with the shoulders as before. The holding member is also provided with'recesses C5, similar to those previously described, to receive the shoulder portions and thus resist the inadvertent turning of the holding member out of position. Y

Inthe accompanying drawing, the invention has been shown merely by way of example and in preferredform, and obviously many variations and modications may be made therein which will still be comprised within its spirit. It is to be understood, therefore, that the invention is not limited to any specic form or embodiment, except insofar as such limitations are specied in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

l. A goblet including, in combination, an upper vportion adapted to contain liquid, a base portion,

and devices for connecting both portions together, said connecting devices including a member formed integral with the upper portion and fitting within the base portion, said member at its upper end acting to locate the base portion coaxially with respect to the upper portion, abutment means near the lower end of said member, abutment means `near the upper end of said member, and resilient means reacting downwardly against the abutment means located near the lower end of said member and upwardly against the base portion to force the upper end of said base portion against the abutment means located near the upper end of said member to hold the upper portion and the base portion of the goblet together.

2. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a base portion, and 4devices for connecting both portions together, said connecting devices including a cylindrical member formed integral with the upper portion and tting within the base portion, said member at its upper end acting to locate the base portion coaxially with respect to the upper portion, abutment means near the lower end of said member, abutment means located at the bottom of the upper portion, and resilient means react ing downwardly against the abutment means located near the lower end of said member and upwardly against the base portionto force the upper end of said base portion against the abutment means located at the bottom of the upper portion to hold the upper portion and base portion of the goblet together.

3. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a lower base portion, and. devicesv for Vconnecting both portions together, said connecting devices including a member associated with the upper portion and fitting within thelower base portion, abutment means near the lower end of said member, a plate located above and in contact with said abutment means, and resilient means reacting upwardly against said lower base portion and forcing the plate downwardly against said abutment means to hold the upper portion and the lower base portion of the goblet together.

4. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a lower base portion, and devices for connecting both portions together, said connecting devices inclu-ding a member associated with the upper portion and fitting within the lower base portion, spaced abutment means provided at the lower end of said member, a plate arranged to t on said member above the abutment means and formed with notches to clear said abutment means, said plate being movable into a position to bear against the abutment means, and resilient means reacting upwardly against the lower base portion and forcing the plate downwardly against said abutment means.

5. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a lower base portion, and devices for connecting both portions together, said connecting devices including a member associated with the upper portion and fitting within the lower base portion, spaced abutment means provided at the lower end of said member, a plate arranged to t on said member above the abutment means and formed with notches to clear said abutment means, said plate being movable into a position to bear .against the abutment means, resilient means associated with the plate reacting upwardly against the lower base portion and forcing the plate downwardly against the abutment means, and

means in the plate for holding it against inadvertent turning.

6. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a lower base portion, and devices for connecting both portions together, said connecting devices including a member associated with the upper portion and tting within the lower base portion, spaced abutment means provided at the lower end of said member, a plate arranged to fit on said member above the abutment means and formed with notches to clear said abutment means, sai-d plate being movable into a position to bear against the abutment means, resilient means associated with the plate and arranged to react upwardly against the lower base portion and to force the plate downwardly against said abutment means, and recesses in the plate adapted to cooperate withthe abutment means to prevent the plate from inadvertent turning.

7. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a lower base portion, and devices for connecting both portions together, said connectingi devices including a member associated with the upper portion and tting within the lower base portion, abutment a plate adapted to fit on said member above the abutment means and bearing against said abutment means, and resilient means formed on said plate and arranged to react upwardly against said base portion and kto force the plate downwardly against said abutment means.

8. A goblet according to claim '7, wherein the resilient means include iingers spaced around i the edge of said plate.

9. A goblet including, in combination, an upper portion adapted to contain liquid, a lower base portion, and devices for connecting both portions together, said connecting devices including a member associated with the upper portion and tting within the lower base portion, abutment means provided at the lower end of said member, a plate arranged on said member above the abutment means, and a coil spring reacting upwardly against the lower base portion and forcing the plate downwardly against said abutment means.

10. A goblet according plate is provided with a tov claim 9, wherein the flange land. the base at lower portion, an enlarged shoulder at the top of said cylindrical member around which the lower base portion is a-dapted to fit, abutment means atthe lower end of said cylindrical member, a plate arranged to t on said cylindrical member and bear against the abutment means, and resilient lingers on the plate for reacting against the lower base member.

12. A goblet according to claim 11, wherein the plate is notched to allow it to clear the abutment means when inserted in place, and movable into a position to bear against said abutment means.

MICHAEL HELLER..

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US2664004 *Oct 5, 1950Dec 29, 1953Forman Family IncCombination holder and receptacle such as cocktail glass and the like article
US2918188 *Mar 7, 1957Dec 22, 1959Jeannette Glass CompanyContainer construction
US5014865 *Mar 26, 1990May 14, 1991Sauber Richard CStem ware
US6135303 *Jul 11, 1995Oct 24, 2000Synkrona AgUtility vessel with holding means between the vessel portion and the base element
US6640989 *Feb 8, 2001Nov 4, 2003Inoac Packaging Group Inc.Composite container with integral support, related method and mold
Classifications
U.S. Classification215/377, D07/523
International ClassificationA47G19/22
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/2255
European ClassificationA47G19/22B8