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Publication numberUS2165277 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1939
Filing dateDec 10, 1935
Priority dateDec 10, 1935
Publication numberUS 2165277 A, US 2165277A, US-A-2165277, US2165277 A, US2165277A
InventorsBurke James L, Herman Koch
Original AssigneeEldorado Escalator Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary drinking cup
US 2165277 A
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July 11, H KOCH r AL v 2,165,277

SANITARY DRINKING CUP 0 Filed D ec. 10, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 65 Herman Ko a/z James Liar/2e ATTO RN EYS Patented July 11, 1939 SANITARY DRINKING CUP Herman Koch and James L. Burke, Weehawken, N. J., assignors to Eldorado Escalator 00., Union City, N. J., a corporation of New Jersey Application December 10, 1935, Serial No. 53,698

27 Claims.

Our present invention has among its objects to provide a sanitary drinking cup assembly, which combines the advantages from the standpoint of stability, and ease of use of the molded, pleated.

or two-part bucket-shaped paper .cup and the advantages ofconipactness accomplished with the envelope type of cup, but which, however, is far less expensive than either of said types of cups and can be handled with substantially the ease of a drinking'glass.

Another object is to providea paper drinking cup element made of a plain blank of paper and which is correspondingly inexpensive as compared with fabricated paper cups, and which can be readily introduced by the user into an appropriate holder to conform the blank as a liquid containing receptacle.

Another object is to provide a holder into which the paper cup blank is readily. inserted by the user and retained as a liquid holding vessel.

Another object is to provide an assembly of holder and replaceable paper vessel inset by which contact of the users lips is confined to the latter.

According to the invention, an appropriate blank of paper is inserted into a holder, which affords clamping jaws longitudinally thereof, resiliently pressing together corresponding edges of the blank to retain the same as a substantially liquid-tight vessel, said clamping jaws being conveniently released by pressure exerted on the holder, for application and removal of the blank.-

In one embodiment, thepaper blank is transversely folded andthe registering lateral pairs of edges are clamped between two pairs of jaws, closed by virtue of the'resilience of the holder structure, which is preferably frusto-conical and open-ended, the jaws being separated by pressing the two pairs of jaws toward each other.

' blank may be of sector shape, to form a conical cup, the superposed lateral edges-of which are held clamped between one pair of longitudinal jaw edges of the holder segments.

In each embodiment, the jaws of the holder extend the entire length of the superposed edges of the paper blank which they clamp, but the In another embodiment, the holder is made of a shown oneor more embodiments of the several features of the invention,

Fig. l is a perspective view of one embodiment of holder,

Fig. 2 is a dropped perspective view illustrating the step of introducing the paper blank as an inset or receptacle into the holder,

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of thecompleted assembly,

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3,

Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 3,

Fig. 6 is a detail sectional view on a larger scale taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 1,

Fig. 7 is a plan view of the drinking cup blank used in this embodiment,

Fig. 8 is a perspective view with parts broken away showing the construction of dispensing magazine for the cup blanks,

Fig. 9 is a transverse sectional view similar to Fig. 4 through an alternative embodiment of cup assembly,

Fig. 10 is a transverse sectional view similar to lg. 4 of still another embodiment,

Fig. 11 is a perspective view of the assembly of a modification,

Fig. 12 is a transverse sectional view through the holder thereof, taken on line I 2l2 and with parts broken away,

Fig. 13 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on line l3-I3 of .Fig. 12", and

Fig. 14 is a pIan View of a preferred form of drinking cupblank used with the embodiment of holder shown in Figs. 11 to 13.

Referring now to vth edrawings, the embodiment of Fig. 1 shows a. drinking cupholder which is open-ended top and bottom, of frusto-conical shape and of resilient sheet metal, such as sheet brass or steel appropriately plated for protection and attractiveness of appearance. As shown in the embodiment of Figs. 1' to 6, this holder may be made up of a pair of complementary blanks 20 and 2|, each provided with'fins, extending outward from their lateral edges, fins 22 of blank 2| being flat and fins 23 of the complementary blank being of greater length with their extremities curved over and overlapping the edges of the plane fins as at 24. As best shown in Fig. 6, the fins are turned outward away from perpendicular to extend at an angle somewhat less than normal to the curvatures of the respective holder elements, so as to determine an acute angle 25 therebetween with direct resilient clamping contact at the jaw edges 26, flush with the inner surface of the holder. The flanks of the two blanks have a common tangent plane along the jaws as shown in Fig. 6, so that the resilient structure of the holder exerts a maximum clamping pressure at said jaws. To prevent relative tive fin assemblies, serve to stiffen the holder.

structure longitudinally.

By the construction described, as 'will appear best in Fig. 2, pressure to draw the longitudinal ribs 7'' and r together, will cause separation of the pairs of jaWs 26 for purpose of introduction and withdrawal of the paper inset as now to be described.

The paper inset used with the embodiment of holder set forth is shown in Fig, '7, and comprises a pair of identical wings 39 and SI connected by a transverse fold line 32 midway across the blank,

- the sides 33 of the respective Wings flaring outward from the fold line 32 and the outer edges 34 of the wings being preferably convex on a circular arc. The blank thus comprises in effect a pair of equi-lateral trapezoids, engaging. along q their shorterv bases, which constitute the fold line 32 while the longer base is convex at 34. The blank is preferably curled slightly to be somewhat curved in transverse cross-section, that is, in cross-section parallel to the fold line i 32, but is uncurved longitudinally thereof.

' holder, which is held as shown in Fig. 2. The

reduced folded end of the blank readily enters between the now separated clampingv jaws 26 and by reason of the curvature of the paper blank, the sides thereof .readily spread apart for adaptation to the inner curvature of the holder. By striking the upper edge of the paper inset with the palm of the hand, it readily enters all the way into the holder until the entire length of the lateral edges thereof extends betweenthe corresponding jaws 26. Preferably a stop conformation 36 at the lower end of the ribs r and r limits the position of the inset. The slope of the paper inset wings, corresponding'to that of the frusto-conical holder, the lateral edges of the inset extend parallel to the edgesof the fins. 'Accordingly, upon release of the holder, the clamping jaws 26 thereof firmly grip the lateral edges of the paper inset blank, along their entire,

lengths and the sides of saidblank are bowed outward as shown in vFig. 4 intoa generally rhomboidal cross-section with contact at the midsection of the holder structure. The convexity of the Wing ends 34 of the liner is such that'the latter protrude upward for lip contact, free from the holder.

Thus, in practice, the user readily introduces the paper inset unit, as above described into'the holder, which latter effects a secure water-tight clamping engagement of the juxtaposed edges 33 and a water-tight drinking vessel is thereby formed, which is convenient to use, because the metal holder forms a secure hand-hold, and may be rested on a support in the same manner as any ordinary drinking glass. The need for the care of handling involved in the use of ordinary paper drinking cups, or the skill and dexterity in the use of the envelope cup, are obviated by the present invention.

In practice, the holder might be attached to a chain, adjacent the drinking, water supply and the paper blanks dispensed from an appropriate magazine, one illustrative embodiment of which is shown in Fig. 8, to be described below. These blanks being nothing but stampings of appropriate paper, preferably parafiin paper, which are not pleated, molded, pasted or otherwise fabricated, cost but a small fraction of the most inexpensive drinking cups heretofore available on the market, the user by the mere process of introducing the blank into the holder, converting the blank into the cup.

The magazine shown in Fig. 8 is merely illustrative of various possible constructions, for storing the inset blanks and retaining them transversely curved as set forth. The magazine is a generally rectangular'container with a fiat back 40 and front wall 4i, curved in upright cylindrical conformation for adaptation to the desiredcurvature of the blanks. The stock of blanks B may be introduced through the removable or hinged cover 42 and a cylindrical or curved follower plate 43 pressed forward by one or more springs 44 aids in giving the paper the curved setting desired, by maintaining the paper at all times resiliently pressed against the curved front wall 4|. A delivery slot 45 through the bottom immediately below the wall 4! serves for discharge of the forward blank from the stack, such discharge being readily effected by means of a'soft rubber feed roller 46 protruding through a transverse slot 47 in the front wall 4|. Roller 46 is mounted on shaft 48 which has a bearing 49 on the front wall 4| and is operable by means of a button 50 on its end. i

In the embodiment of Fig. 9, the stock of the sheet metal holder is longitudinally corrugated at 5|, the corrugations, however, being conformed to the more or less rhomboidal cross-section which the paper inset I assumes when assembled so that the corrugations support said paper at various points. The junction between the holder elements 20' and 2| and the respective fins is nearly a right angle as in the embodiment of Figs. 1 to 6, to effect a maximum hold at the clamping jaws 26'.

In the embodiment of Fig. 9, a further modification appears. Where in Fig. 1 the fiat fins are both on one of the stampings making up the holder and the inturned fins on the other, the embodiment of Fig. 9 shows the flat fin 22 on one end and the inturned fin 23' on the other end of one and the same blank, whereby the two stampings making up the holder are identical and may be stamped by the same die.

Fig. 10 illustrates another embodiment in which the resilient metal of the holder 20 and 2 l is molded in a soft vulcanized rubber jacket with only the stiffening ribs 56 protruding therefrom. Preferably the soft rubber is shaped at the interior as at 51, to conform to the generally rhomboidal shape assumed by the paper inset I, introduced therein.

It will, of course, be understood that the stiffening ribs and the associated clamping jaws might be shaped with cross-sections other than the drop shaped section appearing in Fig. 6, as for instance, in a circular section and that the blank approximately shaped, instead of the assembly set forth.

Referring now to Figs. 11, 12 and 13, the holder here is of rigid material such as wood, metal, Bakelite 01' the like. It is preferably composed of two identical rigid pieces 53 and GI generally semi-circular in cross-section and each made up of three segments comprising a base segment 62,

a hinging-collar segment 53 and a cup holder.

segment [54. A pin 65 is lOdged bet een the collar segments 63 :in corresponding semi-cylindrical grooves 66, therein, which have furrows 6'1; 1 toaccommodate-corresponding flanges 68 on the pins. g

The two piecesmaking up-theholder are held an assembly; by means-of a resilient. rubber band 69, or afabric covered steel spring lodged in a corresponding peripheral groove 10 immediately abovethe hin-ging collar 63. The cup segments of, thetwo pieces and 61 are illustratively shown ofgenerally conical conformation, thelongitudinal edges 10 of which are retained in. direct abutting jaw engagement throughout the lengths thereof by the resilience of the band 69; Preferably the holder segments extend upward-at H in the vicinity of one of the sets of, abutting edges 10, well above the height at" the other pairv of; edges 10. Y

The base which. is preferably that of a stem glass'presents-a cleft ,TZ in the assembled structure, extending from the-bottom to the hinge pin 65. In other words, the= con;tacting plane of the pieces fiuand 6! extends from the upper end down to the hinge pin 55 merely, and therespective surfaces slope slightly outward from said contact plane, below said hinge pin. Thus, by pressing the partsof the base 62 together, the complementary holder elements are caused to perform a short pivotal" movement. about the hinge pin, 65- until the base segments contact as shown in Fig:., 12, thereby separating the jaw edges 18 and it as best shown in Fig. 12.

Preferably thebaseis so. formed-,asbest illustrated in Fig. :12, that. the holder when resting on a table presents-:a continuous flat support plane,.whii.e when the parts are pressed together as shown in Fi 12, the'lower faces of thebase segments SE- are inclined to each other.

The-paper inset blankused with the holder just described is preferably ofthe form of a circular sector 15 shown;;in Fig. 13 with two'radiating edges '56? and" a, convex-rim l1. Preferably, the paper'is netained in. a magazine .corresponding to that of- Fig-g8, injwhichfthe paper is, normally retained jcurved slightly in'a. conical conformation,;for convenience of introducing the paper with'its two lateral edges 16 superposed, to extend between the longer pair of clamping. jaws 16, when these are held apart in the manner shown inFig. 12. The holder when released will, therefore, resilientlyaclasp or grip the entire length of the-superposed lateral edges of the blank along jaws 10, as best shown in Fig. 1.1, to retain the same as a liquid-tight cup. The cup extends'the entire height of the elongated clamping edge, a substantial width below rim H of said paper inset extending well above the holder, so that-the lips engage the same without contacting the holder. The blank is, of course,;as readily removed'from the holder, as it is introduced thereinto.

It will, of course, be-understood;that,instead of the generally conical conformation ofv cup holder segments in the embodiment of Figs. 11 and l2,said .eiements might be conformed at their up er parts in a cylindrical or frusto-conical shape, for accommodating a drinking cup inset ofthe general type shown in Fig. '7 in which case, both pairsof jaws of the holder wouldfunction, each to grip one pair of the juxtaposed lateral edges, the transverse fold line 32 as in the embodiment of Figs. 1 to'-' 7, then serving as the bottom. Where the cylindrical form is used, the

lateral sides of ;the:. bl ank-of Fig. ,7 would, of course, beperpendicular. to foldline 32 insteadof outwardly inclined therefrom. In that embodiment the upper rim ofthe holder would, of course, beformedwi-thout the extension it.

While the invention has been described as a drinking cup, it is understood-that the structure has a wide variety of other applications. A specific use is in'the freezing of ice cream and analogous products from the mix poured into the container and in that relation has the particular advantage that when the frozen block with its adherent paper container is removed from the holder the protruding edges or fins of the paper serve as ahand-hold to facilitate stripping oif from the contents. The device may also be used forretaining fluids or solids generally in testing laboratories, in the heme or in the factory.

By reason, of the, fact that the holder inherently grips the paper container against shifting laterally or longitudinally the contents, if bonded tothe container as they would be in baking or freezing, would not drop out of the holder if the latter were carelessly handled. A particularly advantageous use would be for barbers for sanitary preparation of lather and the need for "holding.- the liner during the mixing operation is dispensed with by reason of. the firm grip thereof by the holder.

:Jhe claims are intended to protect the structure covered thereby regardless of the specific purpose for which it may be used.

It will thus be seenthat there is herein de-' scribed apparatus in. which the several features of .this invention, are embodied, and which apparatus in its action attains the various objects of the invention and-is well suited to meet the requirements of practical use.

Asmany changes could be made in the above construction, and many'apparent'lywidely different embodimentsof this invention could be made without departing fromthe scope thereof,

it is intended that all matter contained in the i above description-or shown inthe accompanying drawings shall beinterpreted as illustrative and notin a-limiting-sense,

. Havingut-hus described our invention, what we claim asfinewand desire to secure by Letters Patent,.is.:

- 1. A drinking cup-assembly comprising a holder havinga pair of: separable longitudinal clamping jaws,. said holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed planecurve at right angles to its vertical axis and consituting a stable support therefor,-said holder including resilient structure to hold said jaws closed, and a removable paper blank held in'nsaid cup with' a pair of longitudinal-edges thereofinterposed between and held in liquid-tight clamping engagement by said aws.- Y

2.. A drinking cupassembly comprising a holder structure including'a pair of separable longitudinal jaws, said holder having a lower open rim extending ina, closed plane curve at'right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a'stable support therefor, a portion of said structure having resiliency, and a removable paper inset comprising a blank with longitudinal edges thereof in superposed relation clamped between said jaws by virtue of the resiliency of said holder.

3. A drinking cup assembly comprising the combination of a holder having separable longitudinal jaws, said holder having a lower open rimextending invaclosed plane curve at right anglestoitsverticalaxis and constituting a stable support therefor, a removable paper inset comprising a unitary blank having longitudinal edges in superposed relation disposed between said jaws,

said holder having a resilient portion automatically to clamp said longitudinal jaws against the interposed paper edges to grip the same as a liquid-tight container.

4. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder having a pair of longitudinal separable jaws, said holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed plane curve at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor, a removable paper inset comprising a blank having a pair of longitudinal edges positioned in superposed relation between said jaws, said holder assemblage having resiliency for clamping the paper edges between said jaws to grip said paper blank as a liquid-tight container.

5. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder having a pair of longitudinal separable jaws, said holder including resilient structure to hold said jaws closed, a removable paper inset comprising a blank having a pair of longitudinal edges positioned in superposed relation between said jaws, said holder having resiliency for clamping the paper edges between said jaws to grip said paper blank as a liquid-tight container, said holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed plane curve at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor, the paper inset in position having a portion of its upper edge exposed above the holder to permit drinking therefrom without lip-contact with the holder.

6. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed plane curved at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor, said holder including a pair of longitudinal separable clamping jaws, a removable paper insert comprising a blank disposed with a pair of longitudinal edges between said clamping jaws, said holder having a portion exerting resilient pressure to clamp said paper edges together to grip said blank as a liquid tight container.

'7. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder, said holder having a loweropen rim extending in a closed plane curve at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor and a paper inset blank therefor presenting a pair of opposite longitudinal edges, said holder having a pair of separable longitudinal jaws to accommodate said longitudinal edges, said holder having a resilient part stressed in the separation of said jaws and exerting maximum tension when released to grip the edges of said paper blank.

8. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder of resilient structure presenting a pair of separable longitudinal jaws, said holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed plane curve at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor and a removable paper inset blank having a pair of opposite longitudinal edges gripped between said separable jaws by virtue of the resiliency of the holder.

9. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder including a resilient metal structure presenting two pairs of diametrically opposite separable longitudinal clamping jaws, said holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed plane curve at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor and a paper inset blank transversely folded, the two pairs of lateral edges of said inset being clamped between the respective pairs of jaws by virtue of the resilience of said holder.

10. A drinking cup assembly comprising a holder including a resilient metal structure presenting two pairs of diametrically opposite separable longitudinal clamping jaws, and a paper inset blank transversely folded, the respective superposed lateral edges of said inset being clamped between the respective pairs of jaws by virtue of the resilience of said holder, said holder having a lower open rim extending in a closed plane curve at right angles to its vertical axis and constituting a stable support therefor, the paper inset in the cup assembly extending above the upper rim of the holder to accommodate the lips of the user.

11. A drinking cup holder of frustro-conical form, the smaller open base thereof serving as a support, said holder comprising a tube of resilient metal and presenting a pair of diametrically opposite longitudinal clamping jaws hinged at the outside and opening toward the inside of the holder and separable'by distension of said older.

12. A drinking cup assembly including a holder of frustro-conical form, the smaller open base thereof serving as a support, said holder of resilient metal and presenting a pair of diametrically opposite longitudinal separable clamping jaws, and a paper inset comprising a blank transversely folded at its middle and presenting two pairs of superposed inclined sides positioned between the respective clamping jaws of the holder and gripped therebetween by virtue of the resiliency of said holder.

13. A drinking cup assembly including a holder of frustro-conical form, the smaller open base thereof serving as a support, said holder of resilient metal and presenting a pair of diametrically opposite longitudinal separable clamping jaws, and a paper inset comprising a blank transversely folded at'its middle and presenting two pairs of superposed inclined sides positioned between the respective clamping jaws of the holder and gripped therebetween by virtue of the resiliency of said holder, the paper blank presenting curved exposed edges protruding well above the holder and the lateral jaws thereof to accommodate the lips of the user.

14. A holder for a paper drinking cup inset blank, said holder comprising a resilient metal open-ended generally tubular wall structure presenting a pair of longitudinal separable clamping jaws urged closed by virtue of the resiliency of the wall structure, said jaws being substantially flush with the inner surface of the holder and unitary therewith, and means on the wall extending longitudinally of said holder at the exterior of said jaws for opening the latter by pressing the means toward each other.

15. A holder for a paper drinking cup inset blank, said holder comprising a resilient metal open-ended generally tubular structure presenting a pair of longitudinal separable clamping jaws retained in clamping engagement by virtue of the resiliency of the structure, said jaws being substantially flush with the inner surface of the holder, and means extending longitudinally of said holder at the exterior of said jaws for limiting the separation thereof, said means comprising a flat fin protruding outward from one of the jaws and a companion fin protruding from the companion jaw, said fins extending at an acute angle to each other, one of said fins having its outer edge curved over to overlap the edge of the other fin.

16. A drinking cup holder comprising a resilient sheet metal open-ended frustro-conical wall structure, having two diametrically opposite longitudinal pairs of clamping jaws flush and unitary with the inner surface of the holder, and means on the wall extending substantially as eX- terior stiffening ribs along said jaws and functioning when pressed toward each other to cause resilient but limited separation of the jaws.

1'7. A drinking cup assembly comprising a resilient sheet metal open-ended frustro-conical holder having two diametrically opposite longitudinal pairs of jaws flush and unitary with the inner surface thereof, and means extending substantially as exterior stiffening ribs along said jaws and functioning when pressed toward each other to cause resilient separation of the respective jaws, and a paper inset blank transversely folded at its middle presenting two pairs of superposed oblique lateral edges, lodged between the respective pairs of jaws of the holder and removably gripped therebetween.

18. A frustro-conical open-ended holder for a paper drinking cup comprising a pair of complementary curved sheets of resilient metal contacting along two diametrically opposite jaw elements longitudinally of the frustro-conical structure, each of said blanks having fins at its lateral edges extending outward from the respective jaws, the coacting fins being of unequal width with the wider of the fins folded over the outer edge of the narrower fin and affording a rounded hand-hold rib for facility in pressing together to effect separation of the jaws.

19. A holder for a paper drinking cup comprising an open-ended generally frustro-conical resilient sheet metal structure having a pair of longitudinal outstanding diametrically opposite stiffening ribs, the walls of said structure being yielding and disposed at the roots of said stiffening ribs for resilient slight separation thereof when the stiffening ribs are pressed toward each other.

20. A holder for a paper drinking cup comprising an open-ended generally frustro-conical corrugated resilient sheet metal structure having a pair of longitudinal outstanding diametrically opposite stiffening ribs, the walls of said structure being yielding and disposed at the roots of said stiffening ribs for resilient slight separation thereof when the stiffening ribs are pressed toward each other.

21. A holder for a paper drinking cup comprising an open-ended generally frustro-conical resilient sheet metal structure having a pair of longitudinal outstanding diametrically opposite stiffening ribs, the walls of said structure being yielding and disposed at the roots of said stiffening ribs for resilient slight separation thereof when the stiffening ribs are pressed toward each other, the metal of said holder being imbedded between said ribs in vulcanized resilient rubber, the inner wall of the rubber presenting a generally rhomboidal cross-section.

22. A holder for a paper drinking cup comprising an open-ended generally frustro-conical resilient sheet metal structure having a pair of longitudinal outstanding diametrically opposite stiffening ribs, the walls of said structure being yielding and disposed at the roots of said stiffening ribs for resilient slight separation thereof when the stiffening ribs are pressed toward each other, the metal of said holder being imbedded between said ribs in vulcanized resilient rubber,

the inner wall of the rubber presenting a generally rhomboidal cross-section, and a paper inset transversely folded at its middle and presenting two pairs of superposed oblique lateral edges respectively clamped between the roots of said ribs, forming a paper vessel conformed to the shape of the wall of the holder.

23. A drinking cup assembly comprising a conical holder structure having a pair of coacting separable longitudinal jaws, resilient means normally holding said jaws in closed position, and a sector-shaped paper blank formed as a conical container with its superposed lateral edges inserted between said jaws, said holder structure having grip means for stressing said resilient means to separate said jaws for insertion, removal and clamping of such blank.

24. A paper cup assembly comprising a holder unit including a pair of rigid complementary members, each semi-circular in cross-section, and abutting at their edges to form a holder structure, said members having a pivot mount below the holder structure thereof to permit hinging movement or separation at said edges, means associated with said members resiliently to retain said edges in clamping engagement and a paper inset blank clamped at a pair of superposed lateral edges by one pair of said jaws.

25. A paper cup assembly comprising a holder including a container part comprising a pair of rigid concave complementary members presenting lateral edges and having a pivot mount below said container part to permit hinging movement or separation at said edges, means associated with said members resiliently to retain said edges in clamping engagement, and a paper inset blank clamped at a pair of superposed lateral edges by one pair of said jaws, the clamping jaws extending the entire length of the superposed edges of said paper inset, said inset protruding elsewhere above the upper edge of said holder.

26. A holder for a paper drinking cup comprising a pair of complementary rigid members each comprising an upper concave segment with opposite lateral edges in registry, a semi-cylindrical intermediate collar segment, a hinge-pin transversely across said collar segment and lodged in a corresponding depression therein, and a semi-conical base segment, and a resilient band encircling the holder above said hinge pin to retain the complementary members in assembled relation with the lateral edges of the upper segments thereof in clamping engagement, the base segments presenting an angular cleft therebetween from said hinge pin to the bottom, to permit drawing the same together by hinging movement about said pin against the resilience of said band for separation of the upper segments to permit clamping engagement of the edges of a paper inset.

27. A drinking cup holder comprising a pair of identical rigid mating members, each presenting half of a base segment, half of a collar segment and half of a cup holder segment, a transverse hinge pin between said collar segments lodged in corresponding semi cylindrical depressions therein, a resilient band encircling said members above said hinge pin, the base segments extending at their adjacent faces at a slight angle to each other to permit approach thereof for the hinging separation of the cup holder segments.

HERMAN KOCH. JAMES L. BURKE.

Referenced by
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US2704444 *Apr 7, 1950Mar 22, 1955Dixie Cup CoCompensating holder for paper cups
US3444791 *Aug 10, 1966May 20, 1969Honsel Karl HeinzMethod for making filter cones
US5720428 *Mar 4, 1997Feb 24, 1998International PaperStand-up french fry scoop
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/405, D07/509
International ClassificationB65D3/00, B65D3/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D3/06
European ClassificationB65D3/06