US 1292658 A
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G. N. SMITH.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 13. 1918.
1,292,658. Patented Jan. 28, 1919.
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G. N. SMITH.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE I3. I918.
- Patented Jan. 28 1919.
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GEORGE 1v. SMITH, or AKRON, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 28, 1919.
Application filed June 13, 1918. Serial No. 239,763.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE N. SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Baking-Irons, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in baking irons especially adapted for use in restaurants, at picnics, etc., for the serving of small orders quickly and economically.
The object of the invention is to provide such an iron containing one or more compartments and in the case of a plurality of compartments each of the compartments is separate from the adjacent compartment so that each constitutes a separate unit to the end that each may be used independently of the other or one or both used simultaneously.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts constituting the invention to be hereinafter specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings which form a part hereof wherein is shown the preferred embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which come within the scope of the matter hereinafter claimed.
In the drawings in which similar reference numerals indicate like parts in the different figures,
Figure 1 is a view of a simple form of a device embodying the present invention showing the device in its open position.
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the device in its closed or operative position.
Fig. 3 is a view taken on line 3 of Fig. 5 of a baking iron embodying the present invention.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 taken on line 4 of Fig. 5.
Fig. 5 is a rear View of the upper portion of the device with portions thereof broken away to better illustrate the contruction of the interior thereof, and
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a portion of one of the pans.
The device comprises a supporting frame embodying supporting legs 1, 2, 3 and 1. Extending between the pairs of legs 1 and 2 is a combined brace and shield 5 and a similar shield 6 extends between the legs 3 and 4:. Near the upper portion of the legs 1 to f inclusive is a drip pan 7 and near the lower portions of the legs is a horizontal table or shelf 8.
Mounted on the legs 1 to 4: inclusive is the stove portion of the device and it comprises a rectangular frame preferably of cast metal in a single piece and embodies a front wall 9, end walls 10 and 11 and a rear wall 12. Extending between the walls 9 and 12 and midway between the end walls 10 and 11 is an integral partition 18 (see Fig. 5). The outer faces of the walls 9 to 12 inclusive are preferably inwardly and upwardly inclined upon curvilinear lines and the lower portions of these walls overlap the upper outer portions of the legs 1 to 4 inclusive and are secured thereto by bolts or screws 14. The inner faces of the upper portions of the walls 9 to 12 inclusive and the partition 13 are inwardly and downwardly inclined to form faces 15 which terminate in inwardly-extending flanges 16 which form seats for a purpose to be later described. The upper edge of the wall 9 is provided with notches 17 into which the handle or handles employed for manipulating the lids of the pans may seat. The partition 13 serves to divide the space inclosed by the walls 9 to 12 inclusive into two compartments and the rear wall 12 of one compartment is provided with notches 18 and the other compartment with notches 19. This wall is furthermore provided with a plurality of slots 20. The inner face of the upper portion of the rear wall near the central part of each compartment is provided with an inwardly-extending lug 21 adjacent to which is a socket 22 forming a seat for a bifurcated bracket 23 which serves as a support for an ordinary gas burner 24 which is supplied with gas throu h a supply pipe 25 supported by brackets 26 secured by bolts 27 to the lower portion of the wall 9 of the stove portion. The flanges 16 extending inwardly from the various walls of the stove portion serve as seats for the baking irons with which the cooking is done and these baking irons may be of various types suitable for the class of work for which they are intended. The baking iron in one compartment is provided with rearwardlyextending cars 57 arranged to cooperate with companion cars 28 on lids 29 employed for closing the baking irons during the cooking of the food. These baking irons are adapted to seat on the flanges 16 and the pairs of ears 57 and 28 of each iron are arranged to project through the notches 18 and 19 in the rear wall 12 of the stove portion of the device. The upper face of each lid is provided with a pair of lugs 30 forming a socket into which may be insertedthe shank end of an operating handle 31 which is removable so as to be utilized for any of the lids employed on the iron. The ears 57 on the baking irons are pivotally connected with the cars 23 through the medium of a removable pin 32 so that the lids may be utilized with any of the baking irons required. In Fig. 1 is shown a baking iron commonly employed for frying eggs for making egg sandwiches and forms a very narrow space between it and the floor of the iron. This iron, of course, may be utilized for cooking any comparatively thin article of food. In 'Fig. 1 is also shown a baking iron 34 of greater depth and containing a tray 35 divided into a plurality of compartments which is utilized for vegetables or other food products and this may be seated on the'iron 33. In the case of the baking iron 34the cover 36 thereof is provided with longer ears 37 to enable the underface of the lid 36 to fit snugly over the upper face of the iron 34:. Each of the baking irons is formed near the ear 57 thereof with a trough 67 extending rearwardlythrough the respective notch 18'or19 of the rear wall 12 closely adjacent to the ear 57 and projecting a suflicient' distance so that any surplus fat or grease accumulating in the iron may flow through this drain into a longitudinallyextending trough 38 which is provided with ears 39 engaging in the slots 20 in the wall 12. The surplus fat accumulating in this trough 38 is'collected in any suitable receptacle.
The provision of the present device affords a simple, cheap and economical method for cooking small quantities of food for restaurants, lunch counters, flats, kitchenettes, etc., especially where quickly served lunches are required.
1. The combination in a device of the character described of a hollow frame the inner faces of the Walls of which are provided with flanges constituting seats, one of the walls provided with notches, and a baking iron adapted to be removably mounted on said 'seat,sai'd baking iron comprising a pan-like lower member provided with a drain trough extending through one of said notches the side wall of said troughconstituting an ear, said lower member also provided with a second ear, a lid or cover arranged to cooperate with said lower member and provided with ears pivotally united with the ears on said lower member and extendingthrough the notches in said wall.
2. The combination in a device of the character described of a hollow frame the innerfaces of the walls of which are provided with flanges constituting seats, one of the walls provided with notches, and a baking iron adapted to be removably mounted on said seat, said 'bakingiron comprising a pan-like lower member provided with a drain'trough extending through one of said notches the side wall of said trough consti tuting an ear, said lower member also provided with a second ear, a lid or cover arranged to'cooperate with said lower member and provided with ears pivotally united with the ears on said lower member and extending through the notches in saidwall, and a heating in'strrunentality below said lower member.
3. Thecombination-in a device of the character clescribedof a hollow frame the inner faces of the walls of'which are provided with "flanges constituting seats, one of the walls provided with notches, and a baking iron 'adapted to be removably mounted on said sea-t, said baking iron comprising a pan-like lower'member provided with a drain trough exten'dingthrough one of said notches the side wall of said trough constituting anear, said lower member also provided with a second ear,'a'lid' or cover arranged to cooperate with said lower memher and provided with ears pivotally united with the ears onsaid lower member and extending through the notches insaid wall, a removable duct positioned along the notched wall arranged to receive the material discharged from said trough.
In testimony whereofI have hereunto set my hand. 7
' GEORGE N, SMITH.
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