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Publication numberUS1533726 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1925
Filing dateSep 6, 1924
Priority dateSep 6, 1924
Publication numberUS 1533726 A, US 1533726A, US-A-1533726, US1533726 A, US1533726A
InventorsDavis Benjamin F
Original AssigneeDavis Benjamin F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination lifter
US 1533726 A
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April 14, 1925. 1533326 5. F. DAvs coMBINATIoN LIFTER Fil'e-d'Se-pt'. 6, '1924' zajmw V ATTORNEY WITNESS:



Application filed September 6, 1924. Serial No. 736,307.

To all whom it maf/ cancer-n:

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN F. Davis, a citizen of the United States` residing' at Plainview, in the county of Hale and State of Texas, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combination Lifters, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to kitchen utensils. and has for its object the provision of a novel combined device for liftinnj stove lids hot irons or kettles, pie plates and the like, there being no limitation in regard to the manner of use.

An important and more specific object is the provision of a lifter embodying grip actuated jaws so constructed and arranged as to be capable of not only lifting' hot irons and the like but also capable of insertion within the recess commonly provided in a stove lid, and to `grip the transverse elements at the top of the recess so that dropping of the lid will be positively prevented.

An additional object is the provision of a lifter of this character which will be simple and inexpensive in manufacture, easy to use, eflicient and durable in service, and a general improvement in the art.

With the above and other objects and advantages in view. the invention consists in the details of Construction and arrangenient to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the le-companying drawings, in which Figure l .is a side elevation of the device alone.

' Figure 2 is a view thereof in use as a stove lid lifter, the lifter being in section.

Referrng mOI'G Particularly to the drawings, I have shown my device as comprising,`

` apair of angular members 10 and 11 arranged in crossed relation as shown and pivotally connected at 12. At one end these members terminate in extensions 13 and 14, cespectively, which are engaged Within the ends of a coil Spring 15 bent upon itself or ormed into an open loop as shown.

The other ends of the members 10 and 11 terminate in jaws 16 and 17,. respectively,l

which are angularly deflected, and which are of such shape and disposition `as to be capable of exerting a gripping action upon the side of a pan, kettle or the like for facilitating handling and preventing burning` of the fingers. i

The jaw 17 is capable of insertion within the recess A commonly provided in a stove lid B and the jaw 16 is adapted to enfzage upon the top of the web or transverse element (l which traverses the roof. The gripping action of the iaws is etl'ected simply by grasping and swinging' together the handle extensions 18 and 14.

For-med on the member 11 and spaced from the jaW 17 is a hook like spur 18 which extends in the opposite direction from the jaw 17 and which is adapted to be -engaged within a ring or loop, or capable of being engaged with the carrying bail of a kettle so that the same can be handled very easily even though hot.

VVhile I have shown and described the preferred form of the invention, it is to he understood that I reserve the right to make such changes in the Construction and arrangement as will not depart from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.

Having dcscribed the invention. I claim In a device of the character described., a pair of angular members pivoted in cross relation and connected at one end by a coil Spring telescoped thereonto and defini'ng a handle, the other end of said angular members being formed with jaws located in spaced parallel relation when the angular members are brought into contact, the outermost' angular member being forned at a point spaced from the jaw With a spur eX- tending oppositely to the direction of extension of the jaw member and adapted for engagement upon the top of a stove lid when the jaw member is engaged beneath the transverse Web in the lifter hole of the lid. In testimony whereof I afi'ix my Signature.


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US4800880 *Sep 29, 1986Jan 31, 1989Catalano J DenisSurgical needle holder
US5183304 *Dec 6, 1991Feb 2, 1993Mair Billie JApparatus and method for grasping and stably lifting lids having a handle
U.S. Classification294/13, 294/3
International ClassificationA47J45/00, A47J45/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47J45/10
European ClassificationA47J45/10