October 16, 2012
Another product that uses the same basic design as Friday’s “Candy Filled Sunglasses” are the eyeglasses-shaped drinking straws sold under various names, including the cleverly confusing: “Drinking Glasses.”
Seems likely that the design of the product began with Lipson’s 1987 design patent for a “Tubular Eyeglass Frame.” Although Lipson failed to claim “drinking straw” as an embodiment of his invention, he later patented designs for a number of novelty drinking straws.
A demonstration of the product from the Container Store:
Other names for the same product include: Wacky Glasses, Sip ’n’ Swirl, Silly Straw, Straw Glasses, etc.
(Packaging examples, after the fold…)
See also: Coke Bottle Glasses