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H. P. RAVN.
HOLDING MEANS FOR JARS. APPUCATION FILED FEB. 20. 1918.
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HOLDING MEANS FOR JARS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 17, 1918.
Application filed February 20, 1918. Serial No. 218,334.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HANS PETER RAyN, a cltlzen of the United States of America, and a resident of lVaterloo, Blackhawk county, Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holding Means for Jars, of which the following is a specication.
My invention relates to improvements in 0 ding means for jars, operable to adjustably resiliently receive, hold and releasably clamp jars or the like receptacles, especially that type of holding means which are provided with cross handles and are constructed rom a single piece of wire. The object of the invention is to provide such a device with means to hold a jar by a claim ing action to secure it firmly against displacement, and to support it in spaced relation above a surface .on which the device is placed to permit the free circulation of afiuid therebetween, and thus prevent damage to the jar while facilitatinghandling it. he operating means stated is shown in the accompanying drawing, which is a perspective view of my improved elastic holding and clamping device for jars, and in which a jar is ind cated by dot ed lines as held inclosed in the device and grasped by its oppositely-located resilient jaws.
1y invention is operably formed from a single piece of resilient wire rod, which is suitably bent or shaped to provide supports and resilient clamping jaws for a contained jar. With this end in view, I take a piece of wire rod 1 and shape it into a bail with downwardly directed members of equal length. The rod at the lower end of one of said members is offset slightly to supply a suspending portion 2. The rod at the lower end of the portion 2 is bent horizontally to provide a short horizontal member 3, and then bent again at an angle to furnish another short horizontal member 4, then bent downwardly at 5 to provide a supporting leg. then upwardly at 6, then in a curve horizontally at 7 and then downwardly at 8, the parts 6. 7 and 8 thus providing a resilient jaw whose cross-part 7 is concave inwardly to fit the side of a jar grasped by it when a jar is placed in the device.
The rod 1 at the lower end of the part 8 is bent upwardly to provide a supporting leg 9, then bent horizontally at 10 and again at an angle at 11, then bent upwardly at 12 to have its extremitv coiled at 13 about the eangle of meeting of the opposite rod part 1 and its downwardlv directed suspending part 14: which is parallel to the said suspending part 12. The rod at the lower end of the part 14 is bent horizontally at 15 inwardly, then at an angle at 16, then clownwardly at 17 to provide another leg, then upwardly, across and downwardly at 18, 19 and 20 to supply another resilient jawopposite to the said jaws 6, 7 and 8. of like form and dimensions to clamp the oppos te side of a jar placed in said device. The rod at the lower end of the jaw part 20 is bent upwardly to provide the leg 21. then horizontallv at 22 and then horizontally at an angle at 23 to provide a jar support, then upwardly at 24 to have its other extremity coiled at 25 about the angle of meeting of the rod parts 1 and 2.
The device described. h s raised supporting parts 10, 11 and 15, 16 on one s de. a d
, 4 a d 22. 23 at the opposite side in the same horizontal plane. spaced apart, to re ceive the lower end of the jar 26. where the legs 5. 9, 17 and 21 keep the bottom of the jar a distance above the bot om of a boiler or other surface to permit free circulation of fl id u der th i r. and keep the iar away from th heated surface b low wh ch might cause damage because of too rapid heat conduction.
The jaws 6, 7, 8 and 18, 19. 20 are placed oppositely so as to firmly resiliently releasably clamp a jar between them, and will expand or contract resil e tly to fit different sized jars within th ir limits. and thus hold the jar safely from displacement or without da ger of slonping its contents. if uncovered. The bail is rigid. placed well above the top of the jar, and convenient in use n earl-vino the jar without swinging, and facilitates placing or removing the jar relative to a container.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s:
I Ajar holdin device, composed of asintion continuous with the bail at one side of glevpiece of resi ient Wire forming a central the device, and a suspending portion sebail and oppositely arranged eoaoting holdcured at its end to said bail at the opposite 10 ing portions, each holding portion comprise side of the device, 7
5 inga jaw adapted to engage a jar, hori- Signed at Waterloo, Iowa, this 15th day zontal jar supports, legs extending downof Feb. 1918.
Ward frpm said SUPPOITQE- suspending por- HANS PETER RAVN.
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