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“Sept. 23, 1941. H. H. GILBERT 2,256,865 MEASURING DEVICE Filed July 15, 1939 z.~ a 3 \ \\ \\\\\\\ \s\ \\ I?’ 4' Inventor Attorneys Patented Sept, 23, 1941 2,256,865 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,256,865 ' MEASURING DEVICE Harold H. Gilbert, Sacramento, Calif. Application July 15, 1939, Serial No. 284,769 1 Claim. (Cl. 73-165) My invention relates to improvements in meas uring cups for use particularly, although not necessarily, as a kitchen appliance. The particular object of the invention is to provide an e?icient, inexpensive, and easily oper able cup of theejector type for accurately meas uring therein and expelling therefrom different having an open outer end preferably provided with an inwardly rolled reinforcing edge 12. The ejector 9 is suf?ciently longer than the cylinder I so that when its inner end I!) is slid to the top of the cylinder l ?ush therewith its outer end will project from said cylinder I to provide for gripping the same by the hand. A longitudinally quantities of shortening, such as lard, or other extending, external key-way I3 is provided in said similar cooking ingredients which require pack 9 for accommodating the key 4 saidkey ing and measuring and are sticky in character 10 ejector way having upper and lower ends I4 and I5 and therefore dimcult to handle. coacting with said key to establish innermost and To the accomplishment of the above, and sub outermost limits of sliding movement of the ordinate objects presently appearing, a preferred ejector in which limits the end ill of the cylinder embodiment of my invention has been illustrated is ?ush with the upper, or top, end of the cylinder in the accompanying drawing‘, set forth in detail 15 on the one hand, and registers with the full cup in the succeeding description, and de?ned in the graduation 5 on the other hand. Also provided claim appended hereto. in said ejector 9 are circumferential keyways I6 In said drawing: extending from opposite sides of the keyways i3 Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of the pre ferred embodiment of my improved measuring 20 into which, under rotation, of the ejector 9, or cylinder 5, either with respect to the other, the cup’ key 6 may be moved when the end ID of ejector Figure 2 is a view in vertical section taken on 9 registers with the remaining, fractional gradua the line 2-2 of Figure 1 looking in the direction tions 5, respectively, whereby said ejector may indicated by the arrows, Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in side elevationv 25 be locked to the cylinder l in fractional measur ing positions as will be clear against sliding from of the ejector section drawn to an enlarged scale, such positions. As will be understood, by rota Figure 4 is a view in transverse section taken tion of the ejector 9 or cylinder l to register the on the line 5-4 of Figure 1 looking in the direc key Q with the keyway t3, said ejector may be tion indicated by the arrows. Referring to the drawing by numerals, the 30 adjusted to unlocked position. At the lower end of the keyway I3 is a right-angled branch ll thereof in said ejector 9 extending circumferen tially and longitudinally and opening onto the other suitable material, preferably having an lower end of said ejector whereby, under turning upper external edge bead 2 and a lower internal illustrated embodiment of my invention com prises an outer cylinder section i of glass, or edge bead 3. At a suitable point the head 3 is 35 of said ejector, relative to the cylinder, or vice versa, and sliding of the ejector inwardly of the extended to provide a diametrical inwardly pro cylinder said ejector may be removed completely jecting lug d thereon forming a key for a purpose from the cylinder, in a manner which will be presently explained. The outer face of the cylin apparent, for cleaning purposes. der l is provided, in any suitable manner, pref It may be stated at this point, that key 4 and erably by beading, with circumferential gradua keyway 03 together with keyways i6 and branch tions 5 longitudinally spaced on the cylinder to H are located on the side of the device opposite indicate diiferent levels to which the cylinder the graduations 5, and substantially diametri may be ?lled to contain a teacup full and frac-> cally opposite the keyway t3, the ejector 9 has tions thereof. As shown, the graduations 5 extend laterally from a head 6 extending length 45 formed therein a longitudinally extending groove It designed, under rotation of the ejector to be wise of the cylinder and are designated appro registered with the bead 6 when the key 5 is lo priately according to the measurement indicated cated in keyway I3, whereby the unlocked posi thereby, as, for instance, by the legend 1 and tion of said ejector may be readily and accurately fractional symbols 8 suitably provided on the established. cylinder. The use and operation of the described cup Slidably, and rotatably ?tted in the cylinder 1 will be readily apparent. When a measured is a plunger-like ejector 9 having the form of a quantity of shortening is desired, the ejector 9 cylindrical shell of aluminum, or similar material, is moved into unlocked position by rotating the provided with a closed enlarged inner end ill same, or the cylinder I, to register the key 4 with forming a sliding bottom in the cylinder and 55 the keyway l3 and then slid in the cylinder i to 2 2,256,865 the appropriate graduation I and then rotated the same with said graduation's, respectively, in said cylinder to lock the same in the manner under sliding movement of the ejector, said already described in the measuring position indi cated by registration of the upper end ID with the selected graduation 5. The cylinder I may then be packed to the upper end thereof, the ejector being provided in the outer face thereof with a longitudinally extending keyway accom modating said key under sliding of the ejector, and circumferential branch keyways extending‘ ejector 9 unlocked in a manner which will be from said first keyway for accommodating said obvious from the ‘foregoing and slid into the key under rotation of the ejector to lock the 1 limits of its inward movement to eject the con latter to the cylinder against sliding movement, 10 said branchkeyways being spaced apart in ac tents of the cylinder therefrom. The foregoing will, it is: believed, su?ice to cordance with said graduations whereby said impart a clear understanding of my invention ejector may be located in said different regis without further‘ explanation. tering positions, said ?rst keyway having a right Manifestly the invention, as described, is sus angled branch extension at one end thereof ceptible of modi?cation without departing from 15 opening onto one end of the ejector for accom the inventive concept and-‘right is herein re modating said key and whereby under sliding versed to such modi?cations as fall within the and rotation of said ejector it may be removed scope of the subjoined claim. from said cylinder, a longitudinally extending What I claim is: ' g head on the outer face of said cylinder diametri A measuring cup comprising an outer cylinder 20 cally opposite said key, the said quantity indi of'transparent material provided with an inter nal key lug on the inner face thereof, and having cating graduations extending laterally from said quantity indicating graduations on the outer face bead, said ejector being provided with a groove extending longitudinally thereof and diametri thereof spaced apart lengthwise of said cylinder, cally opposite said ?rst keyway for registration and an ejector section of cylindrical form slidably 25 with said bead to indicate thereby when said and rotatably ?tted in said cylinder and having longitudinally extending keyway is in registry a closed end forming a bottom for the cylinder with said key on the opposite side of the cylinder. movable therein into different postions to register HAROLD H. GILBERT.