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Publication numberUS2468987 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1949
Filing dateAug 26, 1946
Priority dateAug 26, 1946
Publication numberUS 2468987 A, US 2468987A, US-A-2468987, US2468987 A, US2468987A
InventorsLe Moyne Guy P
Original AssigneeLe Moyne Guy P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for compounding mixed drinks
US 2468987 A
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May 1949- G. P. LE MOYNE DEVICE FOR COMPOUNDING MIXED DRINKS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 26, 1946 A tto may:

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DEVICE FOR COMPOUNDING MIXED DRINKS Filed Aug. 26, 1946 2 SheetsSheet 2 Inventor aPLeM0W V Atto rney:

Patented May 3, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT! OFF ICE DEVICE. FOR COMPOUNDING .MIXED DRINKS Guy PL Le Moyneg: FortM-yers, Fla.

Application August 26, 1946,, Serial No. 693,125

3- Claims. I.

This invention relates. to. a. device or unit adapted to-beused in. the: compounding of mixed drinks,.especially cocktails. andihas for its primary object to. provide. a. device by means of which anyone, without. prior training or practice, may mix any one. of awide variety or types oimixeddrinkswith theaccuracy of'a skilled and trained bartender.

More particularly, it. is an. object of the invention. to provide a unit. having, unitary means for supporting a plurality of. containers and a plurality of recipe; strips in. predetermined relationship to. one. another. and; whereby by following the.v directions on the strips. and employing portions of the stripsas. ameasuring. guide, anyone of. a. wide, variety of; mixed; drinks may be accurately compounded;

Still. a. further objectof. the. invention is to provide a unit of. the aforedescribed' character by. means. of which: the. recipe. strips. may be quickly adjusted for exposing the desired strip containing the indicia. andgrad'uat'i'ons required".

in the compounding.ofaparticulardrink selected Still.v a further object oi the. invention is to.

provide a device or unit for the. aforedescribed'.

purposes of. extremely simple. construction which is capable. of; being economically. manufactured and sold, which is extremely durable and very, efficient for its. intended. purposes.

Various other objects and. advantages. of the invention will" hereinafter. become more fully apparent from the following: description of the drawings, illustrating: a preferred embodiment thereof," and wherein:.

Figure 1 is a frontelevationalview of the device;

Figure 2': is a. side elevational view, partly in vertical section, looking ,toward" the right-hand:

end ofFigure 1;

Figure 3 is, a. horizontal sectional View taken substantially along a plane as, indicated by the. line 3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4' is an enlarged-transverseverticalisectional viewtaken substantially alon a plane as. indicated'by tli-eli'ne i -4 of Figure 3;

Figure 5 is a horizontal sectional View taken substantiallyalong a plane? as indicated by. the

' line 5-5f of Figure 4; Figure" 6 is. a plan View of"on'e of" the recipe.

strips. on cards:

Referring more: specifically to' the. drawings, the drink" mixing device? orunit" in. its" entirety isdesignated-generally"Tandiincludes a substantially flat base" 8; which is* adapted to rest upon.

nysuitabiesupporting 'surface; suchpas': a table:

2 and which is provided, intermediate" of its ends; with an opening Ei'liavingj an enlargement II! at the" under side of the base 8; asseen in' Figure 4'. The unit 'l also includes a compound rack II" which isformed from a single-strand of wire the intermediate portion of'which is bent to provide a relatively small loop l2 forming an eye to receive a screw i3 whichextendsdownwardly'therethrough and throughthe opening 9 and-on the shank end of which is threaded a nut M which is contained within the recess or enlargement l0; Th'edast'enings I3; |4"provi'desthe sole meansfor detachably but securely fastening the rack H to ranged? in: substantially. all. plane: parallelto the plane of the base 8; Theb'arl'Fmerges with one end of the loop lfifandithe other end' thereof, as

bestseen-in Figure 1', terminates inadown turned strand portion. i9: whichinl-turn' merges with a:

strandlportion' 20-.- The strandportion 2-0 is disposedsubstant-ially at-airig-ht angle: to the strand portion I 9 andrests; substantially flush againstthe upper surface oflthebaset and has one end;

as: previously,- stated; merging, with the. upright portion l9 and an opposite curved end which merges. with. one. end of. the loop forming: the eye l2; The other end of' the loop forminglthe eye 12 m'ergeslwith a strandportion 21 which likewise rests on' the upper side of the base 8 and which terminates in an upwardly extending. strand portion forming'a'stand'ard 22 whichv extends upwardly throughtheeye l8 'andto a point substantially above the 'loops I5 and I6; as best illustrated in Figure- 25 The upper end Ofthe'sta-nda'rdZ'Z' terminates in a: turned back portion @243? which merges with one" enchof a-bar-portionzil. Thei ba'r portionid is disposed-substantiallyparallehtoi the plane of the? base 8;- and substantially at.- a: right angle: tothe;

axis of. the standard;- 221: and terminates at its outer, forw ardiend in:0neendzofa substantially semi-circularv arch. portion 25 which" is disposed substantially transverseof-thezbasefi. The rear end of the-arch 25L convergeswith a rodportion ZGIWhicheXtend's inwardlyxand towardlthe standard 22 and which is disposed substantially in alignment with the rod portion 24. The rod portion 26 terminates in a relatively short up-turned inner end 21 which forms the other terminal of the wire strand forming the rack H and the upper end of which is disposed substantially at the level of the upper end of the standard 22 and in spaced relationship thereto, as best illustrated in Figure 2.

The mixing device 1 also includes a plurality of elongated cards or strips 28 which are relatively narrow and each of which is provided with an opening 29 adjacent the upper end thereof. The strips 28 may be formed of any suitable material which is relatively rigid and yet relatively thin and each of the strips 28 has suitably inscribed on one side thereof indicia necessary to be followed in the correct compounding of a particular drink. The strips 28 are applied to the rack I l by passing the openings thereof over the up-turned end 21, along the rod portion 26, over the arch 25 and onto the rod portion 24 so that the side thereof containing the indicia constituting the recipe is disposed to face outwardly, as illustrated in Figure 1. Each of the strips 28 has indicia adjacent its upper end and beneath its opening 29, as seen in Figure 1, indicating the name of the drink, the recipe for which is contained thereon, and said strips 28 are preferably arranged in alphabetical order so that the strip 28 containing the desired drink can be readily located and all strips 28 located in front thereof can be moved over the arch 25 and onto the bar portion 26, as illustrated in Figure 2, so that I the recipe for the desired drink will be disposed in an exposed position, as illustrated in Figure 1.

If it is desired to compound a dry martini, the strips are moved, as just previously described to expose the strip 28 containing the recipe for the dry martini, and it will be noted that this strip 28, adjacent its lower end, is provided with two transverse lines which are longitudinally spaced. Beneath the low-er line 3D is the indicia Dry Gin and beneath the upper line 3| is the indicia French Vermouth. Between the upper line 3! and the upper part of the strip 28 Where the name or title Martini (dry) is contained, the space therebetween contains the directions for compounding a dry martini including, placing a dash of bitters in the glass, putting cracked ice in the shaker and pouring the contents of the small glass into the shaker, shaking and straining the liquid into a, three ounce cocktail glass and adding an olive.

As best illustrated in Figure 1, the loop or glass rack l5 contains a relatively large mixing glass 32 and the smaller loop or glass rack l6 contains a smaller mixing glass 33. The glasses 32 and 33 rest on the base 8 and when so disposed are snugly engaged by the glass racks l5 and I6.

For example if it is desired to compound a dry martini for one person the glass 33 is filled up to the level of the line 30 With dry gin and then filled up to the level of the line 3| with French Vermouth after which these ingredients are poured into a cocktail shaker with a dash of bitters and the ice added, as previously described. If it is desired to mix two dry martinis, the gin is poured into the larger glass 32 up to the level of the line (it! and French Vermouth is thereafter poured into the mixing glass 32 up to the level of the line 3i and the previously described operation repeated. For mixing three cocktails, both glasses 32 and 33 are filled, as previously described and to the levels mentioned.

It will thus be readily apparent that any person Without previous knowledge of drink mixing may accurately and efficiently mix any drink and without waste and for any desired number of persons with the technique of an experienced bartender.

Variousmodifications and changes are contemplated and may obviously .be resorted to, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter defined by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a drink mixing device, a base, a rack secured thereto and disposed thereabove, said rack being provided with a container holder disposed above and parallel to the base and adapted to support a transparent mixing container in a fixed position on the base, a card holding portion forming a part of the rack adapted to support a recipe card in predetermined spaced relationship to the mixing container and externally thereof, said card bearing indicia on one side thereof including graduations and instructions for the compounding of a particular drink, and said card holding portion being disposed at a predetermined level above the container holder and base and substantially parallel to the plane of each to support the card with the graduations thereof at a predetermined level relatively to the mixing container bottom, said card holding portion including spaced rod portions disposed substantially parallel to the base and each of which is adapted to support a plurality of the indicia bearing cards, and an arcuate portion connecting said rod portions and by which the cards are movable from one rod portion to the other.

2. In a drink mixing device, a base, a rack secured thereto and disposed thereabove, said rack being provided with a container holder disposed above and parallel to the base and adapted to support a transparent mixing container in a fixed position on the base, a card holding portion forming a, part of the rack adapted to support a recipe card in predetermined spaced relationship to the mixing container and externally thereof, said card bearing indicia on one side thereof including graduations and instructions for the compounding of a particular drink, and said card holding portion being disposed at a predetermined level above the container holder and base and substantially parallel to the plane of each to support the card with the graduations thereof at a predetermined level relatively to the mixing container bottom, said card holding portion including spaced rod portions disposed substantially parallel to the base and each of which is adapted to support a plurality of the indicia bearing cards, an arcuate portion connecting said rod portions and by which the cards are movable from one rod portion to the other, one of said rod portions terminating at its inner end in an up-turned terminal portion over which said cards may be moved for applying them to or removing them from the card rack.

3. In a drink mixing device, a, base, a rack secured thereto and disposed thereabove, said rack being provided with a container holder disposed above and parallel to the base and adapted to support a transparent mixing container in a fixed position on the base, a card holding portion forming a part of the rack adapted to support a recipe card in predetermined spaced relationship to the mixing container and externally thereof, said card bearing indicia on one side thereof including graduations and instructions for the compounding of a particular drink, and said card holding portion being disposed at a predetermined level above the container holder and base and substantially parallel to the plane of each to support the card with the graduations thereof at a predetermined level relatively to the mixing container bottom, said card holding portion and container holder being integrally formed, said card holding portion including spaced rod portions disposed substantially parallel to the base and each of which is adapted to support a plurality of the indicia bearing cards, and an arcuate portion connecting said rod portions and by which the cards are movable from one rod portion to the other.

GUY P. LE MOYNE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification73/428, 211/74, 211/59.1
International ClassificationB67D1/06, B67D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67D1/06
European ClassificationB67D1/06