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Jan. 12, 1937. H_ p, C, KEULS 2,067,766 ORNAMENTAL MOLDED FIGURE Filed Feb. 18, 1936 W 2 Sheets-Sheet ‘l / gNVENTOR. AVMWVÍÉ *úw ATTORNEYÃ' Jan. 12, 1937. H. P. c. KEULs 2,057,756 ORNAMENTAL MOLDED FIGURE Filed Feb. 1s, 1_956 1:2553' À 2 sheets-sheet 2 @Lgf ATToRNEYf'J” Patented Jan. 12, 1937 v*2,067,765 iin-¿iran STATES: PATENT OFFICE! 2,057,766 ì oRNArmNTAL. MOLDED FIGURE ' ’ Henry P. C. Keuls, New York, N. Y. h ` ` > ¿ì 4 ` Application., February 18, 1936-, Sernin-@tensor f 2' Claims. (C1. 215-12)" ‘ 'I'his` invention._ relates to ornamental molded shown> in‘Fig. 1, vwith the upperv portion removed ñgures hollowed-out to receive a- bottle or other similar container, particularly for beverages. In many instances, it. is desirable to have liquid refreshments on display or handy for serving, but as the commercial bottles or containersiin- which they are sold are rather unsightly, the custom is usually followed of transferring the. beverage to some other container more` ornamental. in design. This inconvenience, coupled with thev fact: that the identity of the brand` may be forgotten, makes the practice not quite as-satisfactory as it: might be. Then, too, in the caseof alcoholic-beverages, it is quite illegal to transfer the beverage from one bottle to another. The law requires that the beverage be dispensed from its original container. In accordance with the present invention, an ornamental molded figure is provided which can be attractively displayed, and which is hollowed 20 out to receive the commercial container in which the beverage is sold and with the label in its original condition. While not in use the con tainer is thus completely hidden from view, whereas when the beverage is served the knowl edge of its particular brand is at once available. In addition the inconvenience of transferring the beverage from one container to another is ob viated. 30 35 40 . The design of the molded figure is, in most cases, dictated by the shape of the hollowed-out portion in order that the walls of the ornamental ñgure may be made substantially uniform in thickness, thus rendering the article light in weight and economical to manufacture. Above the base, the iigure is formed in two parts, in the present embodiment the split occurring in a horizontal plane substantially at the center of the iigure, so that the upper portion thereof may be separated from the lower portion to give access to the interior for the removal and replacement of the bottle. The lower portion which is hollowed out to receive the larger body portion of the bottle, if desired, may be equipped `with resilient means capable of conforming to bottles of dif ferent sizes and shapes, and which serve also to to expose the bottle; and Fig.. 5 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 5-i5‘of Fig. 3'. ' . _ . In the embodiment of the invention illustrated, 5 thereis provided an ornamental ñgure molded in two parts A and B, the'lower part A being hol lowedeout to receivethe‘larger or body portion of a bottle C and formed integral with a base portion A1 on which the bottle rests when in the orna- 10 mental figure. The upper portion B ofthe ngure likewise is hollowed-out .toî receive thev bottle neck and for this reason the dimensions of the` upper hollowed-’out portioni are' substantially smaller than those of the lower portion. 15 In the lower hollowed-out portion A of the figure, there are provided longitudinal leaf springs a fastened at their upper ends, as by spot-welding, to a ring a1 fitted and secured to the inner wall of the lower portion A of the figure. The ring a1 20 extends above the edge of the portion A and fits within the upper portion B of the figure when the latter is in place. The leaf springs a., at their lower ends, are bent inwardly beneath a circular plate a2 which is arranged in slight spaced rela- 25 tion with the base of the ñgure to give a degree of movement suñìcient to provide for the flexing of the springs as the bottle is inserted in place. This arrangement not only holds the bottle firmly in place and alines the neck portion centrally 30 with the upper smaller hollowed-out portion, but in addition serves as a shock absorber to prevent breakage of the bottle when the latter is inserted in place. It is desirable that the walls of the figure be 35 molded to substantially the same thickness throughout in order to save material and to make the figure as light as possible. It will be seen therefore, that the shape of the interior hollowed out portion of the ñgure at once dictates the 40 character of the exterior design and, by way of il lustration, a Janus-faced statuette of a man has been depicted, the trunk portion of which will house the large body portion of the bottle, and 45 the head portion the neck of the bottle. The 45 aline the upper portion or neck of the bottle with smaller head portion of the ñgure also permits it the upper smaller hollowed-out portion of the' to be readily ygrasped so that the upper portion ñgure. of the figure can be removed, exposing the neck Referring to the drawings: of the bottle by which the same may be readily 50 Fig. 1 is a face view of an ornamental figure embodying .the present invention; ‘ Fig. 2 is a side view of the ornamental ñgure shown in Fig. 1; 55 Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line 3--3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a. side View of the ornamental figure removed from and replaced in the lower portion 50 of the figure. Since, in the present embodiment, the upper portion B is entirely removable from the lower portion A, means in the nature of a dowel pin a3 has been provided on the upper edge of the low- 55 ` 2,067,766 er portion of the ligure and which is adapted to cooperate with a corresponding recess b formed in the lower edge of the upper portion of the figure, to insure that the parts are properly lo cated when fitted together to maintain the con tinuity of design. The design of the ornament is further selected with the idea of providing some portion thereof ` that will efface or render diñicult of discernment, 10 the place where the parts ñt together, and in the present instanceit will be noted that the belt ‘.B1 of the figure effectively accomplishes this- pur pose, the lower edge of the belt, which protrudes beyond the outer surface of the trunk, being in 15 alinement with the place where the parts come together. , From the foregoing it will be apparent that the invention satisfies a need long felt for a de vice that will hide a beverage bottle while hav 20 ing it always available, and which at the same er integral portion hollowed-out to receive the body portion of a bottle, an upper integral por tion arranged to iit on the lower portion and hol loWed-out to receive the upper or neck portion of the bottle, said portions when fitted together com pletely hiding the bottle from View, means ex tending beyond the edge of one of the portions and fitting within the other portion for holding said portions against lateral displacement and including a cylindrical element secured to the 10 inner‘wall of the lower portion, and means for holding the bottle in place in said lower portion, said means including a plurality of longitudinal inwardly bowed leaf springs fastened at their up per ends to said cylindrical element and adapted 15 resiliently to engage the lower body portion of the bottle so as securely to hold it in place. 2. An article of manufacture, comprising a ‘ lower integral potion hollowed-out to receive the body portion of a bottle, an upper integral por 20 time serves as a handsome ornament for purposes tion arranged to ñt on the lower portion and hol of display. lowed-out to receive the upper or neck portion of ` ' In the accompanying drawings, the invention the bottle, said portions when fitted together has been shown merely by way of example and 25 in preferred form, and obviously, many varia tions and modiñcations mayv be made therein which will still be comprised within its spirit. It is to be understood therefore, vthat the invention is not limited to any speciñc form or embodiment, 30 except insofar as such limitations are speciñed in completely hiding the bottle from view, a ring the appended claims. Having lthus described my invention, what I claim is: 1. An article of manufacture, comprising a low arranged at the top of said lower portion project 25 ing above the upper edge thereof, and adapted to ñt into the upper portion,- and means for holding the bottle in place in said lower portion, said means including a plurality of'longitudinal in wardly bowed leaf springs >fastened at their up 30 per ends to said ring and adapted resiliently to . engage the lower body portion of the bottle so as securely to hold it in'place. HENRY P. C. KEULS.