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Publication numberUS2151023 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1939
Filing dateFeb 14, 1938
Priority dateMar 6, 1937
Publication numberUS 2151023 A, US 2151023A, US-A-2151023, US2151023 A, US2151023A
InventorsCarruthers Gibson Alan
Original AssigneeCarruthers Gibson Alan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Saucer for supporting cups, glasses, or other drinking vessels
US 2151023 A
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March 21, 1939. A. c. GlBsoN SAUCER 'FOR SUPPORTING CUPS, GLASSES, OR OTHER DRINKING VESSELS Filed Feb. 14, 1938 Patented Mar. 2l, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SAUCER FOR SUPPOR TING CUPS, GLASSES,

Application February 14, 193.8, Serial No.

In Great Britain March 6, 1937 1 Claim.

The present invention relates to a saucer for supporting a, cup. glass or other drinking vessel, 4the saucer being of the kind in which a cup or the like is supported out of contact with liquid 5 lodging in the saucer.

According to this invention, the saucer is formed with two liquid-receiving portions, one being in the form of a central well and the other in the form of a surrounding gutter. These two portions are separated from one another by a ledge on which the cup rests out of contact with spilled liquid which may have collected in either of these two portions.

'I'he cup-supporting ledge is surrounded by a 16 ridge which serves to centre the cup and assists in preventing a spoon from slipping into the well.

One Aform of construction of the invention is illustrated in the annexed drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a sectional elevation of a cup in posi- 20 tion on a saucer.

Fig. 2 is a plan of the saucer, and

Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation of a stack of saucers.

In the drawing, a represents a cup oi ordinary shape and b represents a saucer in accordance with this invention. This saucer is formed with a central well c above which the cup a is supported, and also with a second liquid-receiving portion in the form of an annular gutter d of which the outer edge extends to the periphery 5 of the saucer. The liquid-receiving portions c and d are separated from one another by a ledge e upon which the cup rests. A ridge ,f surrounds the ledge e, and serves to centre the cup and assists in preventing a spoon from slipping into the 10 well c.

Having thus described the nature of the said invention and the best means I know of carrying the same into practical effect, I claim:

A saucer of the kind in which a cup or the like l5 is supported out of contact with liquid lodging in the saucer, characterised in that the saucer is provided with two liquid-receiving portions, one being in the form of a central well and the other in the form of an annular gutter, the two portions being 20 separated from one another by a ridge from which extends a ledge on which the bottom of the cup rests. and such ledge extending inwardly towards the central well.

ALAN CARRUTHERS GIBSON. 25

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US2427487 *Aug 4, 1943Sep 16, 1947Joseph Alexander FelixCup and saucer and the like
US2770957 *Sep 27, 1954Nov 20, 1956Bronson Earl DDrip-preventing saucer
US2799147 *Jul 21, 1953Jul 16, 1957Crawford Jr George SCup and saucer combination
US20150114963 *Dec 11, 2014Apr 30, 2015Ronald J. BillettCombination Beverage Cup and Lid or Base
USD743747 *Jan 30, 2013Nov 24, 2015Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A.Saucer
EP2143358A1 *Jul 10, 2009Jan 13, 2010F.A.C. Fabrica Albisolese Ceramiche s.p.A.Saucer suitable to be used with cups of different size
Classifications
U.S. Classification220/23.83, D07/536
International ClassificationA47G19/22, A47G19/23
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/2283, A47G19/23
European ClassificationA47G19/22D, A47G19/23