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Publication numberUS1061431 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1913
Filing dateApr 12, 1912
Priority dateApr 12, 1912
Publication numberUS 1061431 A, US 1061431A, US-A-1061431, US1061431 A, US1061431A
InventorsWilliam Hume Rothery West
Original AssigneeWilliam Hume Rothery West
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stand and fork for toasting.
US 1061431 A
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W. H. R. WEST.


1,061,431 Patented May 13, 1913.



Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed April 12 1912. Serial No. 690,440.


Patented May 13, 1913.

To all whom it may concern: 8

Be it known that I, Winn/n1 HUME Rornnin' Wear, a subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, and resident: of 6 Winchester, county of Hampshire, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stands and Forks for Toasting, of which the following is a specification. I

This invention relates to stands of the kind for holding a toasting fork in any required position in front of the fire, for toasting bread or other edibles thereon.

In order that the said invention may be readily understood reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying sheet of drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device constructed in accordance with the said invention. Figs. 2 to 4 are details ,hereinafter referred to.

According to this invention, the stand and fork are made of wire or other suitable material, and the stand has two upri hts O and F, the hooks D on the front one *projecting upward, and those on the back reversed to counterbalance the article being toasted; The stand b means of a wire stay H is either collapsibe or rigid and can be fixed or not to a tin tray, with or without hooks on front to hang on fire bars as hereinaftcr described. The fork N has a fiat handle to fit snuigly in hooks D toprevent it turning aroun As ordinarily obtains, the edible to be toasted is put on the fork pron s, the fork is then placed in the most suita le hook on front upright and then slipped into the corresponding hook on bac upright which holds it in position. If required two or more articles can be toasted-at the same time by the use of additional forks. I

In carrying out the invention, a iece of wire is bent oblong shape to form t e base A, eyes B being turned on same towhich are fixed uprights C and F, and if required two hooks can be turnedonfront as in Fig. 4 for attaching to fire bars; a piece of wire the back upright C, eye J being turned on it, and is then bent double at intervals to form the oblong hooks D and further bent at E, the ends then being turned into the eyes B, fixing it to the-base A, and a similar wire with the exception that the hooks D is then bent to the required heightto form are turned upright and the eye I is furnished, is then bent to form the front 11 right F, the ends being fixed through't e front eyes B to the base A, a piece of wire G, the ends of which ar e turned into the eyes J, connecting the two uprights together. A-stay H is fastened at one end to eye 13 on base and a hook formed on the other end fits into the eye I which then holdsthe whole frame rigid, and on bein unhooked a lows uprights C andF to co lapse or fo d on to the base A when not in use. J

The stand can be stood in the bottom of tin tray KFig. 2-or holes L can be pierced in top rim of tray to answer the same purpose as eyes 13 on base A for fixing uprights (Land F and stay H to, in which case base A is not needed, the hooks M on front :of tray K being for attaching to the bars of the grate.

The fork N is made of wire or other suitable matcrial, two or more pieces of wire X being placed side by side so as to form a flat andle and being clamped together as shown on drawing the ends being pointed to form the prongs, or the hand e can be made of wire shaped as in Fig. 3, or other suitable shape to constitute a fiat formation, the handle to be made of, sufficient length that will allow the fork to be placed nearer to or farther from the fire as required.

Having now described my invention,

what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1. A stand for supporting toasting forks and'inverted hooks on the other, such hooks being adapted to carry and counterbalance respectively the toasting fork or forks in the required position. y

2. A stand for supporting "toasting forks in front of the fire compr1s1ng,a base of bent wire work, a rectangular containing member, hooks on said member, two doublelegged standard members hinged to said w re base, means for holding the standards in a vertical position, upwardly projecting hooks on one standard, and inverted hooks on the. other standard, said hooks adapted to carry and counterbalance the toasting fork.

a rectangular containin member, hooks on 3. A rack fo r toasting forks comprising adagtei to carry and counterb mg orsaid member, a rectangu ar wire base adapted to rest on said containin base, opposite collapsible standards hinged on said wire base, hooks for holding said standards in a vertical position, upwardly projecting hooks on one standard, and inverted hooks on the other of said standards, said hooks WILLIAM HUME E0 Witnesses Roar, HUNTER, Eowm AXE.

alancea toast- 10 In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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U.S. Classification99/419, 211/69.2, 126/30, 211/181.1, 126/41.00R, 211/60.1
Cooperative ClassificationA47J37/0694