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Publication numberUS2583822 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1952
Filing dateFeb 9, 1950
Priority dateFeb 9, 1950
Publication numberUS 2583822 A, US 2583822A, US-A-2583822, US2583822 A, US2583822A
InventorsJames Duncan
Original AssigneeJames Duncan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bowl having removable pocket thereon
US 2583822 A
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Jan. 29, 1952 DUNCAN 2,583,822


Application February 9, 1950, Serial No. 143,267

3 Claims.

This invention relates to bowls having removable pockets thereon. It is an object of the invention to provide a bowl. having integral means on its outer periphery for supporting at least one removable pocket, thereby providing a composite utensil for serving such food as soup and crackers. In this way the use of a plate for the crackers is eliminated and the latter are so supported in the pocket, or pockets, that the utensil may be carried from place to place without fear of them being dropped.

Another object of the invention is to provide such a bowl with a pocket supporting means on its outer periphery which only projects a very short distance from the bowl itself. As a result the supporting means do not interfere with the stacking of the bowls and the latter when stacked occupy practically no more space than they would if the pocket supporting means were eliminated.

A further object of the invention is to provide such a bowl wherein a relatively narrow supporting means satisfactorily holds a relatively wide pocket capable of holding wide crackers or other food; and wherein the supporting means may also be formed to provide ready holding means for the bowl either when a pocket is attached thereto or detached therefrom.

Having thus briefly and broadly stated some of the objects and advantages of the invention I will now describe two preferred embodiments thereof with the aid of the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 shows a plan view of a bowl having a pocket remcvably mounted thereon,

Figure 2 is a partial side view thereof, and

Figure 3 is a partial plan view showing the pocket detached from the support.

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4 4 of Figure 3, and

Figures 5 and 6 are views on the lines 5 5 and 6--6, respectively, of Figure 3.

Figure 7 is a partial plan view showing a modilied form of the invention,

Figure 8 is a side view of Figure '7, and

Figure 9 is a view similar to Figure 8, but with the pocket detached from its support.

Figure 10 is a plan view similar to Figure 7 but with the pocket detached, and

Figures 11 and 12 are views on the lines H--| l and [2-4 2, respectively, of Figure 10.

Referring to the drawing, I designates a conventional bowl having at least one support 2, or 2a, projecting substantially radially from its outer periphery adjacent the top thereof. This support 2, or 2a, not only carries a removable 2 pocket 3, or 3a, but may also function as a handle for the bowl. It will be noted that due to the downward and inward curvature of the bowl while the distance which the support 2, or 2a, extends outwardly at the top is relatively slight this distance is materially greater at the underside of the support, thereby affording ample length to function as a handle for securely holding the bowl, and at the same time this support is so located that it does not interfere to any material extent with the stacking of such bowls one upon another, particularly since the bottom of the support is spaced some distance from the bottom of the bowl.

In the arrangement shown in Figures 1 to 6, inclusive, the support 2' includes two spacedparallel guides 4 having opposed vertical slots 5 therein extending from the tops of the guides for the greater portion of their depth, and the base 6 extending between the lower extremities of the said guides. In this instance the underside of the base 6 is preferably shaped to afford a satisfactory grip to facilitate the use of the support as a handle. Projecting outwardly from one side of the pocket 3 is a slide 1 having vertical ribs 8 extending from opposite ends to engage and slide in the slots 5. When the pocket is mounted in position the underside of the slide '1 rests upon the base 6. The pocket is intended to contain such things as crackers and is therefore preferably made just wide enough to accommodate them. The bottom 9 of the pocket may be apertured from opposite ends as shown, to facilitate washing, and also to discourage the use of the pocket as an ash tray.

In the modification shown in Figures 7 to 12, inclusive, vertical guides 4a project from opposite sides of the support 2a intermediately of its depth. Projecting outwardly from one side of the pocket 3a is a slide 1a the outer face of which is vertically slotted at Ta from its underside intermediately of its width; and formed in the slide la on opposite sides of the slot lb are opposed grooves 811 to receive the guides 4a. The wall at the upper extremity of the slot lb may rest upon the top of the guides 4a to limit the downward movement of the pocket 3a, or, if desired, the above described parts may be so proportioned that the underside of the slide 1a rests upon an outwardly projecting handle l0 integral with the support 2a. In this case the base 9a of the pocket 3:; is shown extending from opposite ends of the latter and apertured centrally of its length.

It will be noted that either one or two supports 2, or 2a, may be provided on the bowl I,

though in practice I usually employ only a single support and pocket unless there is a handle l0 extending from the former, in which event two supports and two handles may be utilized to make the bowl more symmetrical. In order to facilitate the mounting and removal of the pockets 3, or 3a, the opposite ends of the latter may be serrated or otherwise roughened as shown at 3b, to afford a better grip.

While in the foregoing the preferred embodiments of the invention have been described and shown, it is understood that alterations and modifications may be made thereto provided they fall Within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A bowl comprising a cup-shaped vessel having a handle projecting outwardly therefrom, support means integral with the vessel extending upwardly above the handle, said support means having opposed vertical guides thereon, a pocket open at the top adapted to rest on said handle, and means projecting from the wall of the pocket adjacent the vessel in sliding engagement with the vertical guides.

2. A bowl comprising a cup-shaped vessel having a handle integral therewith and projecting outwardly therefrom below the top thereof, support means integral with the vessel and handle including two spaced, vertical guides extending upwardly from the top of saidhandle, a pocket open at the top and closed at its sides adapted to seat on said handle, and spaced vertical slides projecting from the wall of the pocket adjacent the vessel in sliding engagement with the guides to permit removal of said pocket from said vessel.

3. A bowl comprising a cup-shaped vessel having a handle integral therewith and projecting therefrom intermediately of its height, support means integral with the vessel including vertical guides extending upwardly from adjacent the handle substantially to the top of said vessel, a pocket open at the top and having its underside apertured adapted to seat on the handle, means projecting from the pocket in sliding engagement with the vertical guides, and two opposite sides of the pocket having roughened outer faces to facilitate lifting of the pocket off the handle and out of engagement with the vertical guides.


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France June 26, 1923

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U.S. Classification220/23.4
International ClassificationA47G19/00, A47G19/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/04
European ClassificationA47G19/04