Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1055311 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1913
Filing dateJul 13, 1911
Priority dateJul 13, 1911
Publication numberUS 1055311 A, US 1055311A, US-A-1055311, US1055311 A, US1055311A
InventorsIrving Blount
Original AssigneeIrving Blount
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1055311 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


Patented Mar, 11, 191 3 Cf INVENTOI? WITNESSES ,35 garded to be the best detail embodiment of i --.'$0 as' changes may be made in the details with- ED STATES r 'rnivrr OFFICE.



To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, IRVING BLoUN'r, a citiaen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Brooklyn, city and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ash- Chutes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to means for conducting ashes from the ash box of a range, for other cooking or heating stove, or furnace, or the like, to an ash receptacle arranged at a lower level; and it consists in the novel features hereinafter described andpartirularly pointed out. in the subjoined claims.

One of the important purposes of the present invention is to provide a means of the kind stated, which will automatically prevent the passage of ashes from the chute it) when the ash receptacle is not in position to receive the same.

Another important purpose of the pres.

ent invention is to provide an ash chute of the kind employing a movable hood for the ash receptacle, with means whereby the chute will be automatically closed by move ment of the hood to a position in which it permits the ash receptacle to be conveniently {removed for'disposal of the contents of the .ao'latter.

These purposes, and others which will "hereinafter fully appear, are secured by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings to exemplify what is now rethe invention. It'is to be understood however that the invention is not restricted to the precise details illustrated in the draw- V ing's'and hereinafter particularly described,

out departing from the spirit of the inven-. .tion or the scope of the subjoined claims.

In the drawings, wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in -the several views: Figure 1 is a vertical section through a part ofa stove and an ash chute embodying the present improvements, Fig. 2 is a detail elevation of the lower end of the ash chute, the hood and the ash re- 0 ceptacle, the hood being shown in its raised position from the receptacle. A designates the ash box of a range, furnace or other cooking or heating device and B designates an ash chute arranged below 35 the same and serving to conduct the ashes I to an ashreceptacle C located in the cellar,

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented 115113 11, 1913, Application filed July 13, 1911. Serial No. 638,290.

for example. This receptacle 0 is removable from the outlet of the chute and its mouth is preferably of greater area than the out-let of the chute, as shown. Between said outlet and mouth a hood D preferably flaring to cover the receptacle C, is arranged to prevent the dissipation of the dust into the cellar or other room containing the receptacle. This hood has a flanged lower end 10 which fits over the mouth of'the receptacle C and it is movably mounted on the chute B to permit it to be raised to permit the receptacle to be removed when the contents of the latter are to be disposed of. The chute is provided with a damper or valve E for closing it when the receptacle is removed, and means are provided whereby this damper or valve is closed automatically when the hood D is raised from the receptacle C. In the herein exemplified form of the invention this is accomplished by socuring the damper or valve E to a shaft 12 which is journaled in the opposite walls of the chute and has outside the' latter an actuating arm 13 which extends-into the path of the. u'pper'end of the hood-,(or of a member 14 which moves with said hood and practically forms a part of the latter) whereby the raising of the hood will COII'C'.

spondingly raise said arm and thereby turn the damper or valve to the position in which it closes the chute. A holding element 15 of suitable construction coiiperates with a lip or projection 16, or other suitable partof the hood, for holdingithe latter in its elevated position. \Vhen the receptacle C has been emptied and restored to its operative relation with the chute the hood D is releascd and returns to its receptacle-closing position, and the arm 13 falls and auto matically opens the damper or valve E. In

the exemplified form of the invention, this.

falling of the arm is accomplished by gravit I The chute B is preferably provided with a flaring mouth 1G presented to the ash box A and of area approximately equal to the area of the lower surface of the latter, and grate bars l? are preferably employed between the mouth of the chute and said ash box to effect a preliminary separation of the ashes from the cinder-s etc. A slidc'valve 18, or other suitable manually-operable closure for said mouth, is preferably employed in order that the attendant may control the delivery of the ashes to the chute. The

to provide a circuitouspath 'for the ashes and a screen 20 extending entirely across the chute to an opening in the wall of the chute.

This opening is provided with a suitable closure, as indicated at. .21, anda' suitable.

conductor, 3S1-tl16 inclined board 22, leads 21 has been opened;

therefrom for conducting the cinders'away to a suitable point, it being of course-understood that the ashes orfiner particles pass through the screen 20 to the receptacle C While: the cinderand larger particles are retained. by said screen and are, delivered! thence to the conductor 2-2zwhenthe' closure Havingn'ow describedthe invention,what

I believe to be new and desire'to secure by- 1. The combination with an" ash chute havingra' damper'or valve, and} an vash receptacle at the outlet-endof the chute, of a device' forf closing the". mouth ofthe recep t'acle, .movably mounted with'relation' to the receptacle" and chute; 'and means whereby the damper orlvalve is. operated automatically when saiddevice-ismoved.

,2. The combinatitm with an ash chute having a, damper} on valve, and arrash rece'ptacle at the outletend of the chute, of a hood movably mounted on: the chute and v 'closingthe upper end of the; receptacle, and an actuatingdevice for? the damper 0r valve,

arranged to be operated by said hood;

3'. combination" with'fan" chu having a damper or'valve, and'"aligash re ceptacle at the outer end of the "chute, said.

damper lor valve having a shaft journaled in the walls of the chute and;- provided out-. i

' side the latter with-an actuat1ngarm,of a hood slidably mounted on the outlet end, of-

the chute and adapted to coverthe mouth'of the receptacle, said 7 -hbod having a 'n' 1ember which engages said arm and' acts thereonto close the damper or valve when the hood'is :rais'ed.

" 4.- The combination with an stash havinga damper or valve and a removable ash receptacle at the out-letiend ofthe chute, of a hood for said receptacle, movably mounted'on the chute, means, whereby raisv 'ing of thejhood from'said'receptacle automatically closes the damper or valve, and

means for holding the hood inraised posi- I tioni f l' f 5. The combination ,with an ash. chute having fa -damper'pr @val've, a sifting means above the damper 01' valve, *a wall aperturewith aclosureoperatively related to the sifting means, and means for conducting the 155 larger particles away from the chute, of an ash receptacle removably mounted at the outlet end of the, chute, a. hood for said receptacle, movably mounted on thechute,

and means whereby raising of the-hood au- 1 tom'at-ically closes. the damper or valve;

. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at the city, county and State of New 'York, this 28th day of June, 1911.



Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2733800 *Mar 29, 1951Feb 7, 1956 Ocsgooooo
US2735531 *Nov 3, 1951Feb 21, 1956 spivey
US3926290 *Feb 27, 1975Dec 16, 1975Mitsui Shipbuilding EngLoading chute for cargo vessel
US4013215 *Nov 10, 1975Mar 22, 1977Mercier Charles ATrash disposal apparatus
US5036832 *Aug 23, 1990Aug 6, 1991Weber-Stephen Products Co.Ash catcher assembly for barbecue grill
US5299553 *Dec 1, 1992Apr 5, 1994Sunbeam CorporationKettle grill and ash-catcher assembly therefor
US6155248 *Aug 11, 1999Dec 5, 2000Weber-Stephen Products Co.Ash catcher assembly for barbecue grill
US6631712 *Jul 18, 2001Oct 14, 2003Lawrence J Koncelik, Jr.Aquatic barbecue ash extinguisher and remover
US6880546May 17, 2003Apr 19, 2005Lawrence J Koncelik, Jr.Barbecue grill with ash discharge
US6941942Mar 2, 2004Sep 13, 2005Vendor Development Group, Inc.Non-round charcoal grill with ash catcher
US7328696May 9, 2005Feb 12, 2008Marshall Associates, Inc.Quick assembly grill
US7681568Oct 29, 2007Mar 23, 2010Original Ideas, Inc.Barbecue cooking apparatus with ash scraper assembly
US8474591 *Sep 10, 2009Jul 2, 2013Donald D. CoplesGarbage chute apparatus
US20040168581 *Mar 2, 2004Sep 2, 2004Eisinger John C.Non-round charcoal grill with ash catcher
US20090107480 *Oct 29, 2007Apr 30, 2009Demars RobertBarbecue cooking apparatus with ash scraper assembly
WO1992003688A1 *Aug 8, 1991Mar 5, 1992Weber-Stephen Products Co.Ash catcher assembly for barbecue grill
U.S. Classification126/242, 193/28, 193/34, 193/30
Cooperative ClassificationF24B13/008