July 26, 2012
Turning now to another kind of “ice” bottle with fewer implications of class warfare…
The earlier of the two patents is Rikio Matsumoto’s “Combined Bottle and Ice Tray” on the right from 1972. The patent drawing on the left is from Philip A. Weeks 1992 patent for a “Combination Water/Ice Cube Bottle.”
Of the two, Matsumoto’s is the only one that I could confirm has actually been manufactured.
(One more ice cube bottle patent, after the fold…)
Edward Glassgold and Harold Eckstein’s patented “Ice Tray with Shaped Ice Slots” is for a bottle shaped ice tray that makes self-similar, bottle-shaped ice cubes. Which makes their ice tray a fractal ice cube bottle.