US 97583 A
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naar sata new and improved DrinkingfGup;
. partitions, forming separate compartments,
BERNHARD ADLER, orv NEW YORK, yn. AssIeNoR i To RIMsELE AND W. N." DRESOHER, 0F .SAME PLACE.
Letters .Paten-tNo. 97,583, dated December 7, 1869.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, BERNHARD ADLER, of vthe city, county,
and State of New York, have invented a and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to inake and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specication, in whichv Figure l represents a side view, partly in section, of my improved drinking-cup.
Figure 2 is a plan or top view of the saine.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
My invention relates to the construction cf a cup, divided interim-ly by one or more vertical imperforate so arranged as that the contents of these compartments may be poured out simultaneously iom the cup at one common point, but shall otherwise be kept wholl y separate therein. n
The object of my invention is'to provide a cup for taking etl'ervescing draughts, by the use of which the escape of carbonio-acid gas, incident to the ordinary mode oftaking such draughts, is avoided, and the effervescence produced by the usual admixture and combination of proper solutions be made to' take place in the mouth and throat, instead of in thecup, thereby insuring the salutary eHectof the liberated gas upon the system to its fullest extent; and whereby, also, any given proportion of such mixtures may be readily taken or administered at certain intervals as prescribed, without affecting or impairing the active qualities of the remainder thereof, and without the trouble of preparing the solutions separately for each occasion.
` A, `in the accompanying drawings, represents a drinking-cup, made of glass, metal, rubber, or, in fact, of anyvsuitable material, and of' any size, shape, or form which may be found desirable. This cup` is divided interiorly into two distinct andA wholly separate compartments, by means of an imperforate partition, a, extending from the bottom thereof tothe top, or nearly so. This partition a may be dat and uniform in surface, and `be so placed as to divide the cup into compartments ot' eq'ual dimensions, as illustrated, or it may be curved, or so disposed in the cup as todi- .vide it vertically into compartments of unequal capacities.
For use in administering certain medicines composed of three or more solutions, the cup is divided interiorly into three'or more compartments, by vertical partitions, as described, said partitions being, however, in such case, made to radiate from a common point in the periphery, or at the side of the cup, or, if otherwise disposed, combined with separate channels lead- .ing to one common point, to insure the simultaneous discharge of the contents of all the compaltnents by a reversal or tipping over of the cup inthe direction of said point.
To use the cup, an acid-solution, either simple or else ilavored, sweetened, medicated, or otherwise prepared, as required, is made or placed in one of the. compartments, and an alkaline solution, likewise simple or compound, is made or placed in the other. The cup is then ready for use as desired. .Each solution remains neutral, unaltered, and in full vigor until required; but by placing the mouth to the common point of outflow from the several compartments, and tipping the cup toward it, the several solutions will pass simultaneously into the mouth, and eii'ervescing therein as they mingle, will enable the person drinking to obtain the full benefit of the gas thereby liberated, without loss thereof, while, at thel same time, by removing the cup at any moment from his lips, he may regulate the quantity to be taken, or'intermit his draught, without impairing the strength and value of the remainder of the solution.
I claim, as my inventioni A cup, for medicinal or eifervescing draughts,I divided interiorly by partitions, vertically disposed into compartments, having a common point of'discharge, substantially as herein ser forth.
' BERNHARD ADLER.
lVitnesses WM. F. M cN AMARA, ALEX. F. ROBERTS.