Vessel for holding liquids
US 604514 A
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B. H. BELDEN.
VESSEL FOR HOLDING LIQUIDS. No. 604,514. Patented May 24,1898.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EUGENE HENRY BELDEN, OF HORTON, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF" TO IVILLIAM F. COW'IIAM, OF JACKSON CITY, MICHIGAN.
VESSEL FOR HOLDING LIQUIDS SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatentNo. 604,514, dated May 24, 1898. Application filed May 12, 1897. Serial No. 636,134. (No model.)
To all whont it may concern:
Be it known that I, EUGENE HENRY BEL- DEN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Horton, in the county of J aekson and State of Michigan, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Vessels for Holding Liquids, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings hereto attached and making a part thereof.
My invention is designed to obviate the inconveniences resulting from the accumulation of foam upon the top of liquids such, for example, as beer, sarsaparilla, and other effe rvesoing liquids-When such liquid is poured into a goblet, tumbler, or drinking-glass of the kind now in use. The liquid when poured into'such glass, even with care, is apt to effervesce and overflow, and even when it does not the foam on top is in a layer of considerable depth. This ocours even when the glass in which the liquid is poured is of tapering shape, wider at the top than at the, bottom. To obviate this diffioulty,l construct the glass or tumbler with an annular bowl-shaped enlargement at the top of considerably greater diameter than the body of the glass, forming abroad shallow receptacle, in which the foam can rise and spread out into a thin layer which will not interfere'with the convenient drinking of the liquid contents of the glass.
Figure 1 is a perspective View, and Fig. 2 a vertical central section, of my invention.
In the drawings, which represent a tumbler constructed in accordance with my invention, A indicates an ordinary tumbler made, preferably, of glass, provided at the top with the annular bowl-shaped enlargement B of con siderably greater diameter than the body of the tumbler, the body of the tumbler and the bowl-shaped enlargement being formed in one piece. This enlarged part B forms a broad shallow receptacle surmounting the brim of the tumbler proper, in which the foam gathers and is permitted to spread out in a thin layer. All Waste, all overflow, and uncleanliness which attaches to the use of the ordinary tumbler in such cases and all difficulties and inconveniences in cleansing and keeping clean a vessel so employed are obviated by the use of a drinking-glass or tumbler constructed as above set forth. The liquid proper is retained and held by itself in the glass proper, While the foam and efiervescent particles are held and secured at the top within and by the broad bowl-shaped enlargement. The size, diameter, and area of this part 13 make the vessel convenient to drink from. I claim as my invention I A drinking-glass or tumbler, provided at 'the top with a broad swelling enlargement forming a comparatively shallow bowl-shaped receptacle surmounting the brim of thetumbler proper for the purposes herein described and set forth.
' EUGENE HENRY BELDEN.
Josmn B. Fnosr, C. E. HARKNESS.