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Publication numberUS962641 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1910
Filing dateDec 9, 1909
Priority dateDec 9, 1909
Publication numberUS 962641 A, US 962641A, US-A-962641, US962641 A, US962641A
InventorsJohn W Kaufmann
Original AssigneeJohn W Kaufmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle for liquids.
US 962641 A
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962,641 Patented June 28, 1910.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J une 28, 19M).

Application filed. December 9, 1909. Serial No. 532,203.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOI-IN W. KAUFMANN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Receptacles for Liquids, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to dispensing receptacles such as cups, pitchers, steins, drinking glasses and the like, and the principal object of the same is to provide a receptacle of the type specified in which the top is partly closed by a iat cover that is iush with the top of the receptacle and through which two openings are formed, one being for filling the receptacle, and the other being a discharge opening and communicating with a tube that extends to the bottom of the receptacle so that the contents will be drawn from the bottom of the receptacle, which, in the event of the receptacle being filled with aerated liquid, the frothy part thereof will not be discharged.

In carrying` out the objects of the invention generally stated above, it will be understood, of course, that the essential features thereof are necessarily susceptible of changes in details and structural arrangements, certain preferred and practical embodiments of which are shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure l is a perspective view of the invention shown as a stein. Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 2-2, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the invention shown as a drinking glass. Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Fig. 3, the sealing stopper being omitted.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, and more particularly to Figs. l and 2 thereof, l designates the cylindrical body of the receptacle that may be of glass, metal, china, or any other suitable material. A handle 2 is provided for the body l. The top 3 that partially closes the body l is provided with oppositely-disposed cut-away portions 4-5, the cut-away portion 4 being preferably than the cut-away portion 5. Said top 3 is flat and is flush with the upper end of the receptacle and is preferably integral therewith. As will be obvious, the cut-away portions 4-5, provide two separate openings that communicate with the interior of the receptacle, both openings being preferably elliptical in shape, the opening 4 being used for filling the receptacle and the opening 5 being the discharge outlet. A curved wall 6 depends from the inner edge of the opening said wall terminating above the bottom of the receptacle and forming a discharge tube 7 through-which the contents of the receptacle will be drawn from the bottom of the receptacle.

In Figs. 3 and 4, the invention has been shown applied to a drinking glass of the tumbler type, said glass being designated by the numeral 8. In Fig. 3, the filling opening 4 has been shown sealed by a stopp It will be seen from the foregoing that the flat, flush top 3 serves as an e cient guard to prevent the contents of the receptacle being spilled while the receptacle is tilted to a pouring position, and also when used as a drinking receptacle, said top forms a mustache guard.

It will be apparent that a receptacle of the character described is of particular value for use in connection with aerated beverages for the reason that the contents of the receptacle are removed from the bottom thereof, thereby preventing the foam or froth coming through the discharge tube. It will also be understood that by means of the sealing stopper 9, the inlet opening may be kept sealed whilev the contents of the receptacle are being emptied, thereby preventing foreign matter gaining access to the receptacle. Owing to the peculiar construction of the fiat top 3, to wit: the curving of the cork or stopper engaging the edge 4a, a guard of great capacity is provided for the prevention of liquid being accidentally spilled from the edges or sides of the receptacle, as the liquid in the receptacle may be tilted so as to assume the position shown by the dotted line A or the liquid may be tilted in an opposite direction to assume the position shown by the dotted line B.

What I claim as my invention is As a new article of manufacture, a drinking receptacle having a closed top integral therewith and flush with the upper end of the receptacle, and having a filler opening in one side of said top, and a smaller opening in the opposite side of said top forming with the curved edge of the top of the receptacle, a discharge opening adapted to be In testimony whereof Il hereunto aIiX my placed at the mouth of a person for drinkingsignature in presence of two witnesses. purposes, and a tube located in the receptacle adjacent to one side thereof and in- JOHN W' KAUFMANN' 5 tegral therewith and extending downward Vit-nesses:

from said discharge opening to a point ad g VILLIAM J. MASON,

jacent 'to the bottom of the receptacle. ALLEN S. BARNES.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65D1/265, A47G19/2266