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Publication numberUS1603664 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1926
Filing dateJun 24, 1925
Priority dateJun 24, 1925
Publication numberUS 1603664 A, US 1603664A, US-A-1603664, US1603664 A, US1603664A
InventorsCoventry William A
Original AssigneeGrey Iron Casting Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy stove
US 1603664 A
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Oct! 1:926.

W. A. COVENTRY TOY STOVE Filed June 24, 1935 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 A e 1e.

Oct. 19 1926,

W- A. COVENTRY TOY STOVE Filed June 24 1925 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 i WW @E hm Patented Oct. 19, 1926.

UNlTED STATES PATENT FFICE.

WILLIAM A. COVENTRY, OF LANCASTER, PENNfiYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO GREY IRON CASTING COMPANY, OF MOUNT JOY, PENNSYLVANIA, A CORPORATION OF PENN.

SYLVAN IA.

TOY STOVE.

Application filed June 24, 1925. Serial No. 39,203.

This invention relates to toy stoves and particularly to a toy stove which simulates (L gas range.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a toy stove or range which is realistic to the extent of simulating a fire.

Another object of the invention is to provide a safe, self-contained toy stove which simulates a multiple burner gas range.

A further object of the invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive toy stove construction.

Other objects of the invention will be apparent from the following disclosure.

In the form of the invention illustrated in the drawings, the stove comprises a cast iron top and a cast iron bottom, each of which are separated from the side walls of the stove. The entire stove is held together by means of bolts which pass vertically through the stove and serve to clamp the side walls between the top and bottom. One section of the top of the stove is in the form of the utensil supporting grating of a gas range; and miniature electric lamps are mounted in positions corresponding to the burners of the range. These lamps are selectively controlled by switching means actuated by handles in the form of the valve handles of a gas range. Between the utensil supporting grating and the lamps, there is placed a piece of transparent red celluloid which effects simulation of a fire when the L7 The lamps are energized by a suitable battery which may be separate from the stove, but is preferably concealed within the stove so as to make a unitary organization which is complete in itself.

Fig. 1 of the drawings is a front elevational view of a stove embodying the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on i the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the stove shown in Fig. 1.

4c is a detailed sectional view taken on the line l-4 of Fig. 3, and showing a suitable arrangement for mounting the miniature electric lamps.

Fig. 5 is a schematic diagram showing the arrangement of the electric wiring.

Referrlng particularly to Figs. 1' to 3 inclusive, the stove disclosed comprises a cast iron bottom 1, having integral there with a band of metal 2 which embraces the bottom and projects both above and below it. The top of the stove 4 is preferably made of cast iron and has integral therewith a band of metal 5 which depends from its edge in the form of a skirt. The stove has a front member 6 which may be made of cast iron and which rests upon the bottom 1 and is held against the metal band 2 f by protuberances 7. These protuberances are integral with the bottom 1 and project upward from it in such positions as to leave a small amount of space between the protuberances and the band of metal 2.. The stove is provided with a back and sides which may be conveniently formed from a single piece of sheet metal 8, bent into U- shaped form and placed with one edge against the bottom 1 in the same manner 7 as the front 6. Protuberances 9, similar to protuberances 7, serve to hold this U-shaped piece of sheet metal against the metal band 1. The top 4 of the stove rests upon the upper edge of the top, back and sides and is provided with protuberances (not shown) such as 7 and 9 which hold the parts against the upper edge of the skirt 5. Suitable bolts 12 and 13 pass vertically through the stove, and thus clamp the front, back, and sides between the top and bottom.

As shown in Fig. 3, the stove is disclosed in the form of a combination coal and gas range, the left hand section corresponding to a coal range and the right hand section corresponding to a gas range. The gas portion is in the form of a four burner gas range, and comprises utensil supporting gratings designated in general by numeral 20, and handles 21. 22, 23 and 24 in the form of the valve handles of a gas range.

Mounted in position corresponding to the burners of the range are miniature electric lamps 21 22 23, and 24, corresponding respectively to the similarly numbered valve handles. As illustrated in Fig. 3, in connection with valve handle 22 each of the valve handles is arranged to actuate suitable switching mechanism as for example a knife blade switch. This switch may consist ofa kniiebla'de moved by-handle 22 into and out'otengagement with switch jaws 31 mounted in any suitable manner on panel 35 (Figs. 3 and 4).

The wiring connectlons, areclearly disclosed in Fig. 5 Whiclrshows aso u'rce of current. such as a battery 32 ,connected to.

energize all of the lamps. This battery is preferably located within the stove, as shownin 1, and may have one terminal connected'tq'the metal work of the stove as indicated bythesymbol for ground in Fig hq The, other terminal of the battery is connected to each of the-lamps and the.

switches 21?, 22 28?, and 2ft, corresponding to the respective valve handles, are connected to,-selectively complete. the circuits from the lamps to the metal .work of the stove.

As shown in FigA, the.v miniature lamps may be mounted in suitablesocliets assoeiated W itl1, a panel of insulating'material 35.,which is spaced from the top of the stove t by spacers 36.,and is bolted tothe top,by

suitable bolts 37. The soclietsmaybe molded into. the panel or. fastened thereto ,in any suitablemanner,- Between the lamps and the utensilsupporting gratingis a sheet of colored material 38 such as red. celluloid, or

the like which eflects simulation of a fire when the". lamps are burning The frontof the stove may be provided with dummy doors 40 and 4i, and with an operative.ovensdoor: 42 which renders the battery 82 accessible. As shown in Fig. 1, part; of the 'gas' range projects beyondthe stoye' proper and the insulating'pa'nel 35 may be provided with agroove (Fig: 4) which receives theuipper edge of that part of the sheet metal 8 which forms the right hand side of the stove. Y

It is seen that the construction disclosed is an exceedingly simple and readily manu faetured one, and that therefore the cost. of producing ,the stove isminimized. .Vhile the stove has been described as mangoes tain parts of cast iron and others of sheet metal it is obvious that any of the parts maybe made either of cast iron or pressed sheet metal, asdesired. The stove is rears tie to the extent ofsimulating'a fire and yet it is absolutely safe for children of any age;

It is realizedthat the inventionmay be embodied in forms other than the-one particularly disclosed; and hence it isdesired that the disclosure be considered as illustrative and not as limiting.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is l. A toy stove comprising a utensil supporting grating in the form of the grating oi a gas range; a miniature electric lamp beneath said grating; a battery within said stove; a switch adapted tooperatively con nect said lamp with said battery; means to actuate said switch, said means being in the form' of 'the :valve handle of a ga's range; anda red transparent colored mediunr between the lamp and the gratingz'to 'eiiect simulation of a fire when the lamp is burning.

2;A toy stove comprising a utensil supporting grating in the form of the grating of a multiple burner gas range, miniature electric lamps mounted in positions cor-' responding to the burners of a as-ran e,- a" battery concealed within said stove,meansto selectively'connect said lamps to said bat tery, and a transparentcolored medium be; neath' said grating ,to eile'ct," simulation of a fire when the lamps are burning.

3. A toy stove comprising a"utensil sup porting grating in the form of the grating of a' gasrange, a miniature electric lamp beneath'said grating, anda transparentfcol, ored medium-between said grating and-said lamp to ell eet simulation of a lighted'gas burner when the lamp is bhrning.

4. A toy stove 'co'mprisin'ga utensil sup porting grating in the formof the grating of a gas range,- and means compris'ingian electric lamp. situated beneath said grating to simulate a lighted gasburner.

5. A .toy stove compri sin'g .a' utensil'su1'3-' porting grating in the form of the grating of a gas range, a miniature electric lamp beneathsaid grating, a battery 7 concealed within said stove, switching means adapted to operatively connect saidlampfwith' 'said battery, and a sheet of colored transparent material between said lamp an d'said grating to effect simulation 0ft fire whe'nth'e" lamp is burning;-

6. A toy stove comprising a utensil sup-f porting grating in the form of thegrating of a gas range, a miniature electric lamp be neath said gniting, switching means adapted to control the operation of said lamp, and a transparent colored medium between the lamp and the grating'to eiiectsim'ulationof a lighted gas burner when the lainpiis burning.

7. A toystove comprising a utensil sup porting grating in {the form of the grating ofa multiple-burner ga's range;;miniature electric lamps mounted in positions corresponding to theburners of'a gas range,a battery concealed within said stove; aplu' rality of switches ada'ptedto' selectively eonnectsaid lamps with said battery; means on the front of the stove to actuate said switches, said means comprising a plurality of handles in the form of the valve handles of a gas range; and a sheet of red transparent material beneath said grating t0 effect simulation of a fire When the lamps are burning.

8. A toy stove comprising a utensil supporting grating in the form of the grating of a multiple burner gas range; miniature electric lamps mounted in positions corresponding to the burners of a gas range; 1

a battery; a plurality of switches adapted to selectively connect said lamps With said battery; and means on the front of said stove to actuate said switches, said means comprising a plurality of handles in the 15 form of the valve handles of a gas range.

WVILLIAM A. COVENTRY.

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US4214401 *Nov 24, 1978Jul 29, 1980The Quaker Oats CompanySimulated burner for a toy cooking range
US4332101 *Jan 26, 1981Jun 1, 1982Takara Co., Ltd.Toy kitchen assembly
US6033286 *Feb 28, 1996Mar 7, 2000Langlinais; Glenn D.Toy conveyor oven
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/481, 362/92
International ClassificationA63H33/30
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/3055
European ClassificationA63H33/30M