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Publication numberUS896903 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1908
Filing dateSep 9, 1907
Priority dateSep 9, 1907
Publication numberUS 896903 A, US 896903A, US-A-896903, US896903 A, US896903A
InventorsFairchild N Ferry
Original AssigneeFairchild N Ferry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined bottle and cup.
US 896903 A
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PATENTED AUG. 25, 1908.



q/vi/bwwwo: W. 47 i FAIRCHILD N. FERRY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.


' Specification of Letters Ifatent.

amed Aug. 25, 1908.

Application filed September 9, 1907. Serial No. 392,068.

To all whom itmay concern: I

Be it known that I, Fnmonnn N. FERRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, inthe county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and. useful Improvements in a Combined Bottle and Cup, of which the'following is a specification.

This invention relates to bottles for beverages and it aims primarily to furnish a bottle with an attachment'which can be used as a drinking-cu and may serve also for protecting the ottle and as a label.

The'accompanying drawing shows a side elevation of t ter partly in section. A I

1 is a bottlewhich may be of any usual form for holdingfbeverages and 2 is a cup which sheaths the lower portion of the bottle and is shaped toaccurately fit the latter and exclude foreign substances from between the two. The material of this cup is important for I desire to have it fit the bottle accurately but yet be 'readily' removable; to be im ervious to liquids held within it, at least'f dr a substantial period of time, to be yielding and flexible so 'as to allow, for the L margin of variation found in bottles which are intended to be of the same size and furand more or less of a vacuumeresistance to }-away after use without incurring noticeable loss'or constituting refuse whichiwould be ther so as to protect the bottle against breakage in handhng or transportation, as well as making a convenient label or base for a label,

and to be light and cheaply manufactured so that the cup may be treated as a art of the e thrown package for the bottle and may objectionable because heavy or indestructible. I therefore prefer to make the cup 2 out of.a comparatively inextensible thou h flexible material such as paper and. it may be molded in one piece or out and formed from flat sheets, or otherwise made to the desired shape.

The walls of the cup are preferably impregnated, or its interior lined as shown at" 4 with a'waxyfsubstance, such as paraffin, or other suitable measures may be taken to make the on substantially impervious to liquid held within it, and this waxy interior surface of the" cup has the. further advantage of causingthe oil 'to cling to thebottle firmly, especially the on is warmed before applying it to the'bott e, although this union, which-is effected mainly by friction e bottle and. cup with the lat-.

.cup in a secure manner aided the scope of my invention. I

withdrawal owing to the substantial exclu-. sion of an intervening air film, will not be so firm as to revent the cup from being readily detached f dr use.

It will be noted also that the bottle and cup are conically tapered, and although my invention a plies to cylindrical and othershaped bott es, it is evidentthat the slight taper of the bottle and cup is an additional means which secures adhesion and-sealing of the cup by a wedging action and makes the cup more readily removable. The waxy interiorof the cup,when employed, cooperates with the taper in allowing a greater Wedging action and more firm adhesion the strip is in a moistened condition, and

when it dries it will contract upon the bottle and cu I might paste the strip to the bottle an lows the strip to come off entire without leaving portions adhering.

In p ace of the strip, the whole bottle and cup be inclosed in a paper wrapper,

as will be understood without special lllllS- tration, but I-may omit both the wrapper and the sealing strip 3 without departing from my invention.

The bottle itself, besides supporting the y the waxy inner surface of the cup, keeps the interior of the'cup closed and in an unsoiled condicup, but the above method'altion. With each bottle of beverage the I user thereby has the advantage of a clean and unused drinking vessel.

The cup may be used as a label or base for a label and any descriptive or advertising 1 matter printed or otherwise impressed thereon, to which purpose the cup 1s m some respects, owing to its nature, better adapted than the bottle itself.

I am'aware that pocket liquor flasks have been provided with detachable metal drink i-ng cups incasing the bottom of the flask and I do not claim such devices as within 1. The combination with a bottle, of a drinking cup sheathing the lower portion thereof and having a Waxy inner surface which renders it impervious to liquid and causes itto' cling to the bottle.

2. The combination with a bottle. having a slightly-tapered lower portion, of a similarly-ta ered drinking-cup sheathing the same an having a waxy inner surface causing it to adhere to the bottle.

3. The combination with a bottle having a coriically-tapered lower portion, of a similarly-shaped impervious drinking cupclosely surrounding said portion and held thereon. by wedging and the substantial exclusion of an intervening air-film.

4. The combination with a bottle, of .a flexible impervious drinkin cup sheathing the lower part of the bottle and-having a waxy inner surface which clings closely to the bottle.

6. The combination with a bottle, of a" flexible im ervious drinking cup closely fitted to its ower portion, and sealing means for covering the mouth of the cup and holding the cup on'the bottle.

7. The combination with a bottle, of a flexible impervious drinking cup closely fitted to its lower ortion, and a sealing strip applied to the b the mouth of the cup.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, the th day of August 1907.




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Cooperative ClassificationY10S215/07, B65D77/24