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Publication numberUS2908473 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1959
Filing dateApr 29, 1955
Priority dateApr 29, 1955
Publication numberUS 2908473 A, US 2908473A, US-A-2908473, US2908473 A, US2908473A
InventorsSnyder Edward R
Original AssigneeSnyder Edward R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle support
US 2908473 A
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Oct. 13, 1959 E. R. SNYQDER BOTTLE SUPPORT Filed April 29. 1955 INVENTOR.

EDWARD R. SNYDER W United States Patent BO'ITLE SUPPORT Edward R. Snyder, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Application April 29,1955, Serial No. 504,811

2 Claims. (Cl. 248-359) This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in a bottle support adapted for slipping on bottles and providing a base for the bottle so that when it rests upon a suitable supporting object the movement of the bottle on the supporting object and the tilting relatively thereto will be resisted. This invention is particularly useful in use on various articles of toiletry, such as bottles for nail polish, perfume and the like.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a retainer of this class which will be simple in structure, economical of manufacture, durable, eflicient in use, and easily and quickly applied to the bottle.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a retainer which, when placed upon a bottle, may serve as a vacuum holding means on the support on which positioned.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

It is recognized that various modifications and changes may be made in the details of the structure illustrated without departing from the invention, and, it is intended that the present disclosure shall be considered to be but the preferred embodiment.

Forming a part of this application are drawings, in which,

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view showing the invention applied, taken on line 22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of a slightly modified form of the invention;

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of Fig. 3.

As shown in the drawings, the invention is adapted for use with a bottle 7 having a cap 8. The invention comprises a disc 9 formed from rubber or other flexible material and having a centrally disposed neck 10 and with an inclined inner surface 11 terminating with a flange 12 projecting inwardly of the opening 13. Extending outwardly from the periphery is a tab or tongue 14.

In use the bottle is inserted into the retainer through the opening 13 as shown in Fig. 2. This bottle 7 has the inclined outer surface 15 which corresponds to the inclined surface 11 of the neck 10. The bottom of the bottle 7 is larger than the opening 13 so that when the bottle is shoved into the position shown in Fig. 2 the flange 12 will snap into position to snugly engage the bottom surface 16 of the bottle 7.

The margin of the disc 9 will retain the flange 12 in elevated relation to the support 17 upon which positioned. By pressing downwardly on the bottle the space between the bottom of the bottle and the support will be lessened and the resiliancy of the retainer will normally tend to move the bottle upwardly, thus creating a vacuum or suction which will serve to prevent dislodgment of Patented Oct. 13, 1959 the retainer on the support 17. At the same time the bottle will be retained on the support 17 so that tipping or tilting of the same will not take place. Thus a likelihood of spilling the contents of the bottle 7 onto the support 17 is avoided.

When it is desired to disengage the disc 9 from the supporting bottle 17 the tab 14 may be used for raising the edge of the disc 9 upwardly to break the seal or vacuum, whereupon the retainer 9 may be moved to any desired position on the support -17.

In Fig. 1 I have shown the bottle as being circular in cross-section with the opening 13 circular. In Fig. 2. I have shown a disc 9a with an opening 13a correspond ing to the opening 13 but eliptical in formation. The bottle 7a is eliptical in cross-section and provided with a cap 8a. The disc 9a is provided with a neck 10:: having an inner space 11a which is inclined to the axis of the disc 9a. An inwardly projected flange 12a engages the bottom surface 16a of the bottle 7a.. This disc 9a rests on a suitable support 17a and the function and operation of the structure is as already described for the form shown in Fig. 1.

Experience has shown that a bottle retainer of thisclass will prevent tilting or tipping over of the bottle and the spilling of the contents on the supporting surface, thus protecting the varnished finish of the supporting surface.

What I claim is:

1. A bottle retainer of the class described adapted for use with a bottle having a longitudinally inclined outer surface comprising: a flexible disc; a neck projecting outwardly from one face of said disc substantially centrally thereof and having an inclined inner surface corresponding to the outer surface of the bottle to be used therewith; an inwardly directed flange on the lower end of said neck and having an opening formed therethrough defining an area smaller than the largest cross-sectional area of said neck, the inner surface of said neck inclining to a larger cross-sectional area proceeding toward said flange, and, said flange normally retaining the bottom of said bottle in elevated relation to the plane of said disc.

2. A bottle retainer of the class described adapted for use with a bottle having a longitudinally inclined outer surface comprising: a flexible disc; a neck projecting outwardly from one face of said disc substantially centrally thereof and having an inclined inner surface corresponding to the outer surface of the bottle to be used therewith; an inwardly directed flange on the lower end of said neck and having an opening formed therethrough defining an area smaller than the largest cross-sectional area of said neck, the inner surface of said neck inclining to a larger cross-sectional area proceeding toward said flange, said flange normally retaining the bottom of said bottle in elevated relation to the plane of said disc and the surface on which said disc may be positioned; and a tab projecting outwardly from the periphery of the disc at one side thereof.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/683, 248/205.5, 215/376, D07/624.1
International ClassificationA47G23/00, A47G23/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47G23/0241
European ClassificationA47G23/02B