Design for a Cocktail Shaker

Design Patent No. 98,763
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Patented Mar. 3, 1936Des. 98,763

United States Patent Office



Lurelle Guild, Noroton, Conn., assignor to Kensington, Incorporated, New Kensington, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania

Application April 20, 1935, Serial No. 56,481
Term of patent 3 1/2 years
To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Lurelle Guild, a citizen of the United States, residing at Noroton, in the county of Fairfleld and State of Connecticut, have invented a new, original, and ornamental Design for a Cocktail Shaker, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a complete cocktail shaker embodying my new design, and Fig. 2 is a similar view of the shaker with the top or cover removed. Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the top or cover of the shaker from a direction substantially 90 degrees from that from which the view shown in Fig. 1 is taken. Fig. 4 is a top view of the cover or top of the shaker.

I claim: The ornamental design for a cocktail shaker as shown and described.


Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild

by Stephen Visakay

Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild ( 1989-1986 ) was a prolific designer who got his start writing articles on antique furniture. Author of over 200 books and articles he was particularly fond of furniture from the French “Empire” period.

A graduate in fine arts from Syracuse University in 1920, he spent the next several years as an illustrator for home and women’s magazines, before starting his own design firm, Lurelle Guild Associates, in 1927.

One of the era’s leading industrial designers, Guild contributed over 50 designs to the catalogs of Chase Brass & Copper Co. A refrigerator designed for the Norge Corporation, tripled sales, and was displayed at the 1934 Industrial Arts Exposition held at Rockefeller Center.

With the 1929 Stock Market crash and the ensuing National Depression, metal companies sought new ways to increase revenue. The success of the Chase gift catalog led other companies, such as Revere, to follow into the giftware field. Alcoa joined the fray by hiring the famous designer in 1934 to create the Kensington gift line. His Skyscraper “Coldchester” is an outstanding example of streamlined industrial design.

  • Ref; Vintage Bar Ware, page 43, 201
  • Art Deco Chrome, Jim Linz, Schiffer Books, page 76
  • Another design, page 52 The Cocktail Shaker, page 52 by Simon Khachadourian
  • Also see; Art Deco Aluminum by Paula Ockner & Leslie Pina, Schiffer Books
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