US 1423612 A
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H. H. JEWETT.
APPLICATloN FILED MAY 5, 1919.
www@ Patenfeuuly 25,1222.
TED STATE S PATENT QFFICE.
nanou) n. mwa'rr, or PUENTE, camronnia.
application filed May 5,
, and useful' Camp Utensil, of which the following is a specification. My inventionw relates to camp utensils, being more particularly a device-by means of which several pots and pans may be sup-- ported from a single stake or standard and swung independentlyof each other in a circular path on the stake over a single fire or more as may be desired.
lt is the principal object of my invention to produce a camp utensil of the character described, of simple form and construction, by means of which several articlesmay be placed over the fire at4 the same time independently of eachother, such utensil being so constructed that it may be readily packed to take up small space when not in use.
v Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter from the following description anddrawings.
Referring to the drawings, which are for illustrative purposes only,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a utensil embodying a form of my invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlargedside elevation partly in section of the lower portion of the utensil shown in Fig. 1. y
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the utensil shown in Fig. 1. v Fig. 4 is a fragmentary plan view partly in section showing a portion. of an-arm and its associated head.
l F ig. 5 is a vertical sectional view on line 5-5, Fig. 4, and
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view of the lower end of the stake'showing the spider in folded position.
- The utensil consists of a round stake or standard 11 preferably made of iron or similar material, the lower end of which terminates in a flattened spear or point 12 which is pushed into the ground for holding the stake in vertical position. T o further aid in supporting the stake in vertical position and permit considerable weight to be supported on the stake as hereinafter described, the stake is provided with a spider 13 consisting of a block 14 slidably mounted on the stake 11, being securedl thereto in any desired position by means of a set screw 15.
Legs 16 are pivotally mounted as indicated specification of Letters Patent. Patented July 1919. serial No.' 295,203.
at 17 tothe block 14, the outer end 18 of each leg being bent downwardly as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
Mounted on the stake above the spiderk 13 is a series of collars 20 each held in ad- ]usted posltion on the stake by means of a set screw 21. Each collar 20 is provided with a reduced portion 22 upon .which is swivelled a head 23, the head 23 in each instance being held on its associated collar by turning over the upper end of the collar as indicated at 24 in Fig. 2, or in any other well known manner.
Each head 23 supports a horizontally extending arm in the form shown in the drawings the upper head supporting an arm 25, the lower head supporting an arm 26 and the intermediate head supporting an arm 27. The inner end of each arm 25, 26 and 27 is split as indicated at 28 in Figs. 4 and 5, the split being entered by the pointed end of a screw 29 on the head 23 whereby the arm` is held securely in its associated head against turningand disengagement.
In the form shown the arm 25 terminates at its outer end in a fork 30 which supports a tray 31, the fork extending through a guide 32 formed on the under side of the tray whereby the tray is prevented from upsetting. The arm 26 is provided with a flattened eye 33 formed on its outerend through which may be inserted the `handle 34 of a skillet 35, a set screw 36 being provided on the eye 33 for securin the handle therein. The outer end of the intermediate arm 27 yis shaped to form a hook 37 suitable for supporting the bail 38 of a codec pot 39.
The utensil above described is used in the following manner: y
rlhe pointed end 12 of the stake 11 is pushed or driven into the ground, the block 14 being fixed to the stake by the screw 15, the legs 16 are arranged into extended position and the stake driven into the ground until the legs engage lthe surface -of the ground as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The collars`20 are then placed upon the stake and fixed thereon by means of their respective set screws 21 at the proper height from the ground and the desired distance from each other.y The arm 25, 26 and 27 are then mounted in their respective heads 23 by means of the set screws 29 after which the various coolng utensils or trays are placed upon the arms as above described.
It is readilyapparent that each of the lll@ " 'arms with its mamy swig freny' in the path of a circle without interfering withV stood that the (coffee the otherA arms,v As shown in Fig. .1 the skillet. is shownover the lire, the coffee pot swung to one side and the trayy on the arm in convenient position to hold the fish or `other thing to be cooked. It is to be underpot can be s/wung over the fire also or that two or more' fires may be made about the stake and each arm` used for cooking over a dierent fire. j i
The long pointed spear 12 entering the ground lin conjunction with the extended legs 16 of thespider engaging the vsurface of the ground afford sufficient means for supportmg `the ,stake in when\a maximum load. 1s placed ,on the arms. The construction of the stake also allows the utensil to be readily set up on uneven ground Where the ordinary form of tri od cannot'be readily Yor surely' adjusted.
lgVhen the. utensil is to-'be packed the upright position even.
arms 25,26. and 27 are 'removed from their respective heads and the stake removed from-the lground, the legs 16 of the spider assuming the position shown in Fig. V6.
. -I claimas my inventionz'- .f
A camp utensll comprisin a stake haifing a pointed end arrange to enter ythe ground, a spider on said stake havin .tout- Wardly extending pivotally mounte legs arranged to engage the ground, a series of