US 2770956 A
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'Nov. 20, 1956 C- ACHTZIGER CUP WITH HANDLE Filed Sept. 12, 1952 Fig.7
C. Aclfzdger- Patented Nov. 20, 1956 CUP WITH HANDLE Christoph Achtziger, Weiden, Germany, assignor to Porzellanfabrik Weiden Gebruetler Bauscher, Zweigniederlassung der Lorenz Hutschenrenther Aktiengesellschaft in Selb, Weiden, Germany, a firm Application September 12, 1952, Serial No. 309,245 Claims priority, application Germany November 15, 1951 1 Claim. (Cl. 65-13) This invention relates to be stacked in piles.
According to this invention, the handle has a prolongation at its lower end, said prolongation being formed, attached and measured in such a way as to engage in the cup stacked below and to bridge the clearance between the body of the cup and the brim of the cup stacked below. Thereby a manner of stacking is ensuredespecially when socalled bowl-form cups are usedin which the brims of the cups will always rest horizontally.
Furthermore, according to this invention, the beginning of the prolongation of the handle forms, at the lower end of the handle, a small plane which will serve to support the handle against the brim of the cup stacked below, said plane being exactly or practically horizontal. By this arrangement, a stable stack of cups will be ensured, the band form of the handle, which gives a comparatively broad plane for the cup to rest upon, preventing the stacked cups from tilting sideways.
A special advantage of the present invention lies in the fact that the purpose of the invention is attained with the simplest means possible. The prolongation of the handle formed according to the present invention is in one piece and integral with the material of the handle. When the cup is made, the handle with its prolongation is attached to the cup as a whole, without any additional or other manipulation than the normal one being necessary.
The drawing illustrates two bowl-formed cups stacked one upon the other. Fig. 1 is a sectional view, Fig. 2 is a side view at an angle of 90 from Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 shows a horizontal section of an upper cup and a plan view of a lower cup when two cups are stacked one upon the other.
The cup a has a foot part b towards which the lower part c of the cup is drawn in at a practically spherical curve. As may be seen in Fig. 2, the handle d of the cup has band-form and is attached to the outside of the cup in the normal way. The handle d has at its lower end a a cup with handle adapted to prolongation e forming a vertical surface which continues in the alignment of the handle having the same breadth. At the beginning of the prolongation e i. e. at the lower end of the handle, a practically horizontal plane or surface f is formed.
The drawing shows the stacking by way of example of two cups. The prolongation e of the handle of the upper cup engages in the lower cup. It is attached and formed in such a way that it bridges the clearance between the body of the upper cup and the brim of the lower cup. The surface is supported on the brim g of the lower cup. The upper cup rests on the lower one in a horizontal position. The length of the surface 1 prevents the stacked cup from tilting sideways. A stack of cups having the handles formed according to the present invention will form a stable unit.
When the single cup is in use, the prolongation e of the handle d forms a surface to place the finger there against, thus facilitating the holding of the cup and spacing the finger from the body of the cup. In this use, the prolongation e of the handle forms a finger protection against heat emerging from the cup filled with hot beverage.
What I claim is:
A flared bowl-shaped cup having a loop-formed handle of the same material as the cup and attached to the bowl, the handle of said cup having a vertical prolongation at the bottom end thereof with a vertical surface slightly above its lowermost end and a substantially horizontal surface of a length equal to the approximate width of the handle and spaced from the bowl so that when a plurality of the cups are stacked the rim of a lower cup will contact the bowl and the horizontal surface of the handle of the cup immediately above, with the vertical prolongation of the handle of an upper cup extending into the bowl of the lower cup, said handle above the vertical prolongation projecting upwardly and outwardly to provide a small space between adjacent handles one above the. other, and said rims of the cups when stacked being substantially horizontal.
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