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Patented May 11, 1920.
attorney UNITED STATES PATENT orricn.
ALFRED O. AXBERG, 0F SPRINGVALE, MAINE.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALFRED C. AXBERG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Springvale, in the county of York and State of Maine, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Receptacle- Supports, of which the following isa specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to culinary appliances, and particularly to means for supporting receptacles or vessels of various kinds in convenient position upon a range, stove or like heating appliance having a guard rail extending in front of the body of the stove.
The general object of my invention is to provide a supporting device having a supporting member projecting therefrom which is so formed that it may be detachably engaged over the guard rail of a range and engaged beneath and in abutting contact with the flange of the range top.
A further object is to provide a device of this character which is very simple, may be cheaply made, which will be found thoroughly effective in practice, and which will support the receptacle without danger of overturning.
Another object is to provide a device of this character which is so formed that strainers or like appliances may be readily engaged therewith so that grease or other liquids may be poured through the strainers from vessels just removed from the range. V 1
Other objects will appear in the course of the following description.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved appliance showing it in connection with a range top, the body of the appliance being partly broken away;
Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the appliance showing a strainer in place therein; and
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary side elevation showing the device in use. 7
Referring to these drawings, it will be seen that my device comprises an annular body 10 open at its top and bottom and having at its top a rim 11, this rim being formed with a handle extension 12 at one point, which may be perforated as at 13 so that the device may be readily suspended Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 11, 1920.
App1ication filed May 14, 1918. Serial No. 234,516.
and opposite the handle extension the rim 11 has two parallel outwardly extending portions 1a spaced from each other to any desired extent, these extensions being downwardly and outwardly inclined as at 1,5 to a level below the level of the rim 11, then extended straight outward for a short distance and then upwardly bent as at 16. Un-- range, the appliance must be lifted upward by its handle to detach the hooks from engagement with the flange B and then the appliance can be withdrawn.
I do not wish to be limited to any particular construction of the body 10 of this appliance, inasmuch as it is designed for the support of receptacles, vessels or utensils of various kinds. As an illustration, however, of one manner of conveniently constructing this body 10, I have shown in Fig. 2 the body as being formed with an inwardly projecting flange 17 designed to support'a strainer illustrated as formed of a circular piece of wire cloth 18 clamped between two rings 19. This strainer may be readily put in place or removed from the body 10. In this strainer no solder is used and the strainer is particularly adapted for straining hot grease.
While I have illustrated the strainer as being removable it is obvious that the strainer may be formed with the member 10 or that the member 10 may have its body formed in a different manner as, for instance, the body may be closed at its bottom and of any desired shape or may be formed to engage any suitable receptacle.
Fig. 3 shows how the device may be conveniently used, and in this case a receptacle C is disposed below the member 10 and rests upon the door of the oven which has been opened for this purpose. It is obvious that the receptacle may be shifted along the rail A to any desired point, either to be brought into convenient position for use or to be out ber being bent slightly downward and then upwardly turned, said body being open at its top and bottom, the body being formed upon its inside face with a receptacle supporting flange.
2. As an article of manufacture, a receptacle support comprising an annular body having a rim at its upper end, the rim being extended at one point to form a handle and at an opposite point to provide two parallel members spaced from each other, said members being downwardly bent adjacent their ends to engage over the rail of a range, then longitudinally extended and then upwardly bent to engage beneath the flange of a rangetop, said body having means for supporting a receptacle thereon. V V
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ALFRED o. AXBERG;
Witnesses GEORGE A. GooDwIN, W. E. SANBORN.