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Publication numberUS1594023 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1926
Filing dateApr 30, 1925
Priority dateApr 30, 1925
Publication numberUS 1594023 A, US 1594023A, US-A-1594023, US1594023 A, US1594023A
InventorsSorenson Samuel J
Original AssigneeSorenson Samuel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1594023 A
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S. J. SORENSON STRAINER- Filed 'April 30 flue/776 e/ (f Joke/ .900.

' a 4 snmunnn-sonnnson, crimes-amen; ail-m mmy srnnmnnf iinventio n relate'swto improvements in strainers.

.an .improved ;strainer consisting of a cup-j object oii iinv'ention 'is .to provide like. bodygwhioh} is; vertieally divided to .form. two complemental-vhalv-es capable of. being,- separated so; as to facilitate, cleaning a of. the strainer.

It. {has been;experiencedj that strainers are. usually employed in cooking for straining gravy, sauces, soups-and the like A are very diflicult to clean. ,Thisresults'for theireasonothatth'e strainer. is generally in the form of a cup-likebody and frequently is inthetornrgof; a {coneWhen sticky sub- 1 stances are strained. which upon cooling thicken or harden, it .is I very diflicult to eificient use of a washcloth mg device.

thoroughly clean the bottom of the strainer, because of the tapered or convergent side walls of the strainer, which prevent the 'By the improved construction the halves of the strainer can be opened orseparated ence is had to the accompanyingdrawings for an llustratlve embodnnent' from each other, 'so that thebottom of the Y strainer can be easily and readily cleaned.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will be made manifest in the following detailed description and specifically pointed outin the appended claims, referof the invention, wherein: i a f i Figure 1 is a perspective View of one form of strainer upon been embodied, a

Fig. 2 isa view in elevation taken in the direction of the; arrow '2 upon Fig. 1,

Fig. 3 is a view in elevation taken in the direction of the arrow 3 upon Fig. 1,

- Fig. 4 is a horizontal section taken upon the line'H of Fig. 2, and. a q

. I Fig. 5 is a horizontal section taken upon- Lthe line 55 of Fig. 3.

Referring to the accompanying drawings,

wherein similar reference characters designate-similar parts throughout, the invention Y '7 .is shown as embodied upon aconicalstrain- 1 er of somewhat conventionalconstruction,

although the invention mayvgbe embodied upon other types of strainers used for sine-'- ilar purposes. Thestrainer illustrated consists of an annular ring 10, which has a hook 11 formed upon its forward sideand is provided with a handle 12 at" its back. A conical tip 13 is also'provided and is held A man meaa -rn so, 1925.-flseria nogzessn 5 or other cleanas to overlap its adjacent edge. which my -invention has.

inspacedrelation,belofwttheringzlO by l eil l- I torcing rods 14 which; are rigidly tastenedv-f to thegring lO andto ,the conical tip 13, A for'aininous material-15 arranged between I the ring 10 and the tip 131 so as to, form porous side was for the. .I str'ai nen- Thisioraininons material is n'ot 'ilimited to any particular form of constructiorn,'v and: at, though the drawing illustrates, thense of 1 woven @wire. or screeriQait is contemplated" sheet jinetal.

The ring 10,. the ifo-ram-inou'si material 15 and the} conical tip 13. are vertically divided-v 'so as toforin two complementalhalves. I q I The adjacent edges indicated "at 16 and ,17 upon'Fig. 5;'are'fastened together as by a hinge :18, which permits the complemental halves. to be'swungapart, from each other,

so that the bottom of the strainer can be easily eleaned -A suitable latching device Withinthe-scope"ofjtheinventionitoemploy r Y otner n1 aterial,,;as, for example pertorated I 19 is mounted upon the swinging endsof the halves of the ringlO for detachab'lyg fas'tening the hinged complemental halves together.

This'latch device canbe of any conventional construction, and is illustrated upon the drawing as consisting of a stud or keeper 20 which is adaptedtobe engaged by a U- shaped yoke 21, which is pivoted as at 22.

.In order. to prevent, .leakage atthe places I i where the strainer is divided oneedge' of each pair of adj acentedges is so constructed Thisconstruction is provided by enclosing one edge of each adjacent pair.v by a channel shaped Figs. 4: and '5 this construction is provided upon both sides of the strainer, so that there i can r t body of the S r is divided.

By theimproved construction, it will be readily appreciated-that the halves "of the.

strainer can be fastened together while used for straining and that after the substance has been strained, the halves may, be detached and-swung apart so as to enable the strainer to be easily, quickly and thoroughly cleaned; a V It will beunderstood that various changes strip of sheet metal 23-. The opposite edge I is'covered by a channel shaped stripof sheet metal 2 1, which has its inner corner reverse lybent upon itself, as indicated at 25, to form an overlap'. As clearly indicated in l may bemade in the .detailof constructionf' f without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A strainer comprising an open topped cup-like body formed of foraminous material, said body being vertically divided to form tWo complemental parts, means for hingedly fastening one pair of adjacent edges upon said parts together, and means for detachably securing the other pair of adjacent edges upon said parts together. g

2. A strainer comprising an open-topped cup-like body formed of fora-ruinous material, said body being vertically divided to form tWo complement-a1 parts, means for hingedly fastening one pair of ad acent edges upon sald parts together, and means 3 for detachably securing the other pair of adjacent edges upon said parts together, one

oi the edges of each pair of adjacent edges being so constructed as to overlap the adjacent edge.

3. A strainer comprising an annular ring and a bottom conical tip, rods connecting tachably securing the other pair of adjacent edges upon said halves together.

A. A strainer comprising an annular ring and a bottom conical tip, rods connecting said ring and tip, a foraminous material 0on neoting said ring and tip, said ring, tip and i'oraminous material being Vertically divided to form two complemental halves, means for hingedly securing one pair of adjacent edges upon said halves together, and means for detachably securing the other pair of adjacent edges upon said halves together, one edge of each pair of edges being so consrructed as to overlap its adjacent edge so as to prevent leakage.

In testimony whereof I have name to this specification.


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US2449666 *Jan 11, 1945Sep 21, 1948Nicholas MoseleyCulinary strainer for pureeing food
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U.S. Classification210/485, 210/471
International ClassificationA47J43/00, A47J43/22
Cooperative ClassificationA47J43/22
European ClassificationA47J43/22