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H. P. BALL. w STAND FOR soup ALCOHOL BURNERS. APPLICATION FILED DEC. 24. I9I4.
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HENRY PRICE BALL, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 S. STERNAU &, (30., 0F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, A GOPARTNERSHIP COMPOSED OF SIGMUND STERNAU' AND LIONEL STRASSBURGER.
STAND FOR SOLID-ALCOHOL BURNERS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. as, 1917.
Application filed December 24, 19M. Serial No. 878,879.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY Pnron BALL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, city and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Stand for Solid-Alcohol Burners, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to stands used in connection with lamps or burners utilizing solid alcohol.
The objects are First: To produce a stand which is cheap, strong, of pleasing appearance and comprises few parts.
Second: To make the stand foldable, so that it may be readily transported.
Third: To prevent the stand from accidentally folding.
Fourth: To prevent the stand from becoming accidentally spread.
Fifth: To prevent the burner from acc dentally coming out of the stand when 1t is in use.
Sixth: To support a number of different kinds and sizes of utensils.
Seventh: To produce a stand which may be used either side up.
Eighth: To provide for the ready and safe extinguishing of the flame in the burner.
These and further objects will more fully appear from the following specification and accompanying drawings, considered together or separately.
As shown in the drawings,
Figure 1 is a plan view of a burner and stand embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same;
Fig. 3 is an edge view of the stand when folded;
Fig. 4 is a side view of the two parts of the stand, before being connected together; and
Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2.
In all of the views like parts are designated by the same reference characters.
The stand comprises two elements a and 5. The elements are alike. Each element comprises a vertical member 1, a long horizontal member 2, and a shorter horizontal member 3. Each element includes fingers 8, 8, there being one finger in each horizontal member, as shown.
- The two elements are hinged together by the following means: On each horizontal member 3 is a tongue 4. In each horizontal member 2 is a slot 5. The tongue of one element is introduced within the corresponding slot in the other element at one side. The tongue and slot of the other side are similarly brought into juxtaposition. The tongues are then curved around and the reduced extremity 6 of each tongue is introduced in a small slot 7, in the horizontal member 3 of each element, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. This produces a hinged joint so that the two elements may be folded together as shown in Fig. 3 or may be opened as shown in Fig. 1. Each member 3 is somewhat shorter than each member 2, so that the two hinges will be in line, as shown in Fig. 2. This is because the tongues 4: form one member of the hinge while the slot 5 forms the other member and it'is desirable to have the two hinges in line so that the stand will fold flat, as shown in Fig. 3.
The can 0 which contains the solid alcohol fuel and which forms the burner or the lamp, is carried upon the stand as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Any suitable burner may be employed, a convenient one being illustrated in the patent of Strobl, No. 1,096,069, dated May 12, 1914,.
The diameter of the can in relation to the size of the stand is such that the can cannot be pushed between the vertical member 1 and the fingers 8, 8 of each element. Therefore, when the can is in place within the stand, it is impossible for the stand to become accidentally folded when in use.
To prevent the stand from becoming accidentally spread while in use, each horizontal member, 1 and 2, is provided with a rib 10. Each rib is of such a size that it will engage Within a recess 03 formed in the bottom of the can. This engagement of the rib with the sides of the recess will hold the stand in proper expanded condition, but will not allow the elements to separate.
The horizontal members 2 and 3 are each provided with feet 9. These feet make a firm foundation for the stand and they also act as a support for the utensil and allow the flame to spread over the bottom of the utensil and between the feet.
In order to lock the burner in lace within the stand a recess 11 is provi ed on each vertical member of each element. This recess is engaged by a rim 6 on the can. The width oft-he recess is such that'the rim will engage with oneside of it when the can is in place, see Fig. 2.
The can cover 7 is shown in broken lines in Figs. 1 and 2. It is used for extinguishing the flame by being placed over the center of the can. It is of such a size that it cannot be introduced between the vertical member 1 and the fingers 8 of each element. It can only be introduced from the end opposite the apeX-ofthe stand. Upon the cover being pushed in place in-the direction toward the apex, it :will become centered over the top-of the can by coming in contact with the two elements ofthe stand. Thisis a desirable arrangement because when the burner-is to'be extinguished the parts are usually very hot and the operator cannot accurately adjust the cover in the proper position.
For-the purpose of strengthening and improving the appearance of the stand,'I prefertomake aridge 12on=the vertical and flbp'ieaof this patent-may be obtained for patent statutes, 1 have described the principle of my invention, together with the apparatus which I now consider to represent the bestembodiment thereof; but Idesire Etc-rs Patent, is:
1. The combination with a can burner, having a bottom recess, of a stand having twoparts hinged together, each part having a rib engaging with the recess to prevent spreading.
2(The combination with a can burner, having a bottom recess, of a stand comprising two parts, hinged together, vertical members on the stand,-with a separating'intel-val between them, of lesswidth than the can, to prevent folding, and with a rib engaging with the recess, to prevent spreading while in use. 7
This specification signed and witnessed this-21st day ofDecember, 191 i.
HENRY PRICE BALL.
Witnesses CHAS. HOFFMANN, J r., E. TVHELAN.
five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
Washington, D. 0.