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H. L. SHAFER L o. GQSMITH.
DRINKING- VBSSEL. l APPLICATION FILED MILZS, 1.912.
1,034,3 1 3. Patented July 3o, 1912.
COLUMBIA PLANUORAPH Co..wAsmNOTON. D. c.
i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.`
HENRY L. SI-IAFER ANI) CHESTER G. SMITH, 0F LOS NGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application tiled March 23, 1912. Serial No. 685,771.
To all whom t may concern Be it known tliat'we, HENRY L. SI-mrEn and CHESTER G. SMITH, citizens of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and St-ate of California, have jointly invented new and useful Improvements in Drinking Vessels, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to drinking` vessels, and it has for its object to provide a novel, useful and improved drinking vessel which will be of increased utility for certain purposes of use, and will contain and embody certain special features of attractiveness in appearance and peculiarity of form,` conformation and arrangement of parts, and which will lend itself readily to use for advertising and similar display purposes.
With the above and other objectsinview, the invention consists in the novel and useful provision, formation, relative arrangement, association and combination of parts, members and features, all as hereinafter described, shown in the drawing and finally pointed out in claims.
In the drawing Fi'gure ly isa side elevation of a drinking vessel formed, organized and featured in accordance with the invention; Eig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same taken upon the line 2 2, Figs. l, 2 and 3; Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view of the same, taken upon the line 3 3, Fig. l; and Eig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of the same, taken upon the line Avit, Fig. 1, and looking downwardly.
Corresponding partsV in all the figures are denoted by the same reference characters.
Referring with particularity to the drawing, A designates the body of a drinking vessel provided with the 'features of im ing upwardly within the glass to a predetermined extent, above which is provided a space. intermediate of the portion c and the portion d. The portion c preferably comprises a transversely flutedmor corrugated or wavy intermediate plate 7, and outer fiat plates 8 and 9 in superficial contact with the fiutings of such plate 7 and extending across the interior of the drinking vessel; and suoli plates 8 and 9 preferably are spaced at their bottom portions above the bottom portion 5 of the glass, whereby transverse ports or passages 10 are produced establishing communication respectively between the chambers a and b and the channels formed between the plates 8 and 9 and the plate 7, such latter channels being produced by the flutings of such plate 7.` p
The portion Z preferably comprises a transverse plate l1, relatively broad with respect to the total thickness of the portion b, ortotal dimension over all of the plates 7, 8 and 9.
It will beunderstood that the portions c and Z may be detachable in their connection with the bottom portion 5 and walls 6 of the glass, within the`scope of the invention, instead of being moldedA thereto or integral therewith as shown in the drawing, and that the opening or space between the portions c and CZ may be of any predetermined form and dimensions, and that such portionsl c and ci may be joined by one or more bridges or websor feety or braces 1Q, and that such portions c and d, or parts of such portions c and said portion `may be molded in one piece or otherwise integrally formed.
In using the drinking vessel describedas embodying the invention, liquids of different qualities'or kinds may be placed in the respective compartments a and b, as, for instance, the ingredients of a cocktail, or two or more of such ingredients inY one or both of the compartments; or that, for instance,'the ingredientsof a high-ball may be placed in the respective compartments a and "b, whisky in one compartment and charged water in the other. The ingredients are kept separate or prevented from linal mixing for swallowing until such time as it is desired to decant and drink the content-s blendedA or mixed. Asboth the portions c and CZ `of the bottom C terminate short of the top of the walls of the glass, it is.immaterial.whichway the glass is tilted in decanting the contents, with respect to resultantV admixture of the contents of both compartments, as such contents will fiow together as soon as the glass has been sufficiently tilted for the contents of both compartments to merge over the partition portion d, or through the space or spaces between the portions c and cl. The separate contents therefore run together and miX as the beverage is consumed, insuring a fresh mixture, which is of advantage in many instances, not only inclusive of the use of intoxicating liquids but in the use of such medicinal substances as Seidlitz powders and the like effervescent and similar powders and salts. The final liquid contents of one compartment or the other will traverse the partition portion Z9 through the channels between either the plate 8 or the plate 9 and the plate 7, in accordance with the direction in which the glass is tilted, such contents passing through the proper port or passage 10 of such channels which we have desig nated at 13. The passage of the liquid through such port or channels also tends to agitate the same and increase the mixing effect, as when two or more ingredients or substances are present in one of the com partments from which such substances pass, in part through such passage 10 and channels 13.
The partition C readily lends itself to many forms and legends of decorative a pearance and novelty of form, and we o not desire to limit ourselves to the specific form, conformation, relative arrangement and combination of specific parts and portions shown and described. In the use of the plates 8 and 9, and of the plate 11, various advertising or other display matter may be arranged upon such plates as, for instance, the characters California, 19127 upon either or both of the plates 8 and 9, and the words Panama high-ball on the plate 11. Such words or legends suggest one use to which the improved drinking vessel may be put, namely as a souvenir drinking glass for the approaching Panama-Pacific Canal Exposition.
The contents of the respective compartments a and may be considered symbolic of the two oceans to be oined by the canal which is symbolized by the space between the partition portions a and b, the celebration ofthe theoretical union of the two bodies of water in a unique way capable of observation, typification, commemoration or celebration as the circumstances may sug gest or warrant.
We have shown all of the joint lines between the partition portions and the walls 6 of the glass as concavely rounded, as at 14:, so as tok eliminate sharp angularities, not
only increasing the strength and durability of formation and construction, but conserv ing cleanliness by prevent-ion of accumulation of dirt and other substances in the angular joint lines otherwise present.
A wide range of uses and adaptations of the features of the invention will readily suggest themselves, and we desire to be une derstood as claiming all such as come fairly within the spirit of the invention and the terms of the following claims.
Having thus described our invention, we claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A drinking vessel provided with a transverse partition dividing the vessel into a plurality of interior compartments; said partition comprising a fiuted plate and a fiat plate in superficial contact therewith.
2. A drinking vessel provided with a transverse partition dividing the vessel into a plurality of interior compartments; said partition comprising a iuted plate and a fiat plate in superficial contact therewith; said fiat plate being spaced from the bottom of the vessel to form a port communicating wit-h one of the channels between said plates formed by the fiuting of said fiuted plate.
3. A drinking vessel provided with a transverse partition dividing the interior of the vessel into a plurality of compartments; said partition comprising an intermediate fiuted plate and fiat plates respectively in supercial contact with the fiutings thereof at the respective sides thereof; said fiat plates being spaced from the bottom of the vessel to form passages whereby the channels formed by the fiutings of said fluted plate communicate with said compartments.
4. A drinking vessel provided with a transverse partition dividing the interior of the vessel into a plurality oi' compartments; said partition comprising an interu'iediate fiuted plate and fiat plates respectively in superficial contact with the fiutings thereof at the respective sides thereof; said fiat plates being spaced from the bottom of the vessel to form passages whereby the channels formed by the fiutings of said fiuted plate communicate with said compartments; and a relatively broad plate above said other plates.
In testimony whereof, we have signed our names to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
HENRY L. SHAFER. CHESTER G. SMITH.
Witnesses RAYMOND I. BLAKESLEE, CHARLES D. WARDEN.
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