A large volume measuring cup, with a large base on the downside, can be constructed which can measure small volumes also. This is done by having small pockets built into a side of the cup with small measures marked. Thus when the cup is tilted on its side with an additional flat base to rest upon, for indexing the small pockets, the alternate measuring volume would be positioned to receive small quantities of materials such as liquids. The several small pockets would each be placed in the same cup, which would permit the loading of each measuring pocket independently.
An advantage of this cup, with its number of individual pockets, is that each pocket could be filled with an measured amount of substance and when all of the measured quantities were in the cup they could have the larger quantities of materials measured into the cup when it was placed on its larger base. The several ingredients are thus measured before blending without using additional measuring equipment. This additional equipment may not be available. With every piece of additional equipment used there is the necessity of cleaning it before using it again.
This new measuring cup would permit accurate measurements of small quantities within a single container and after the small quantities had been measured the larger material could be added later. The more bulky materials, are put in when the cup is vertical. Tilt the cup onto its upright base and measure these items with the standard marking on the vertical side of the cup. This cup permits the blending of all of these measured materials without additional equipment. In a single cup we have accurately measured several small and a few large materials and we have been able to blend them.
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