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1,617,806 Feb '15 1927' H. c. HANsN lSUPPORT Fori FOLDING cAMP sTovEs AND ovENs Filed Aug. 3, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 jay. /j
1,617,806 Feb 15 1927 H. c. HANsoN SUPPORT Fon FOLDING CAMP STOVES AND ovENs Filed Aug. 5, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Feb. 15, 1227.
UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE,
HANS C. HANSON, 0F ALBERT LEA, MVINNEISOTA,*ASSIGNOR T0l AMERICAN GAS MA- CHINE COMPANY, 0F ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, A CORPORATION OF MINNESOTA.v
VSIP 'lffll'lRfT FOR` FOLDING CAMP STOVES AND OVENS.
Application led August A3, 1925. Serial No. 47,774. i
This invention relates to a folding camp stove and particularly to/a collapsible and extensible support adapted to support said stove and an oven used therewith. Said folding camp stoves are now used in very large numbers by tourists and campers and it is quite desirable on many occasions to have this stove supported at some distance lfrom the ground or floor, so that it is not necessary to bend over the same to such agreat"extent. It is often desirable to have an oven in connection with such a stove and when thestove is mounted on said support, ymeans should also be provided for supporting the oven, especially when it is disposed at the rear of the'stove casing.
It is an object of this invention therefore, to provide a very simple and efficient collapsible and extensible support for a folding camp stove. It is a further object of the invention to provide such a support which may be collapsed into very small space and be disposed on the casing of the'folding Y camp stove. It is still another object of the invention to provide such a collapsible support having means thereon for supporting an oven which means is also collapsible in close proximity to the colla sed support.
This and other objects an advanta es of the invention will be fully set forth 1n the following description, made in connection with the accom anying drawings in which like reference c aracters refer to the sameparts throughout the different views and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the camp stove and oven supported onl the support. Figure 2 is a plan view showing the camp stove casing open and the sup,- port in collapsed condition therein, and Figure 3 is a perspective view of the support 1n collapsed positlon. l i y Referring to the drawings a camp stove of the folding type is shown comprising a casing 5 illustrated ,-as of rectangular shape in cross section, said casing having secured thereinV a manifold 6 com rising a pairl of' burners 7 tol-which4 mani old a vaporizmg tube 8 is adapted to be connected, which tube is connected to' ai fuel supply tank 9.` The tank when inoperative positionv is disposed without vthe casing 5 and is disposed in the casing as shownin Figure'2y when the stove is in collapsible and 'packed condition An air pump 10 is also .shown disposed 'in caslink structures.
ing 5, which pump is used to place the fuel in tank 9 under pressure. A grid 11l is hinged at the rear side of casing-5, b y means of clips 12- secured to thecasmg .5, which grid rests at its free edge on a 'ledge 5 at the front of the casing. The casing 5 is provided with four legs 5l adapted to be swung into the case when the stove Ais in collapsed condition or to be swung out of the case into the supporting position shown in Figure 1,
vsaid legs having means thereon (not shown) for holding them in such projectedposition. ,Y vThe casing 5 -is also provided with a'handle `5" by which itma be carried when in colhe lstove vdescribed may lapsed position. be substantially like that shown in applicants prior Patent 1,387 152, granted August 9, 1921. The stove sind specically casing '5 has -an oven designated generally as 14 secured thereto, which oven comprises a rectangular plate 13 hinged to the rear top edge of casing 5 by clips 15. The plate 13 has a plate `16 hinged at each end thereof and also has a plate 17 hinged to its rear edge. The-plate 17in turn has a plate 18 hinged thereto at its Vfree longitudinal edge, thev plates 13, 16, 17 and 18 being arrangedfto form an oven as shownin- Figure 1. The
.oven structure 14 forms no part of the resent invention but is more'fully ldisc osed and claimed in applicants co-pending aplication executed of even date herewith In accordance with the present invention, a support is providedfor the stove which support comprises four llegs 20, disposed substantially at the corners of a rectangle and -preferably converging slightly toward their upper ends. Whlle the legs 20 may be variously formed, in the embodiment of the invention illustrated, they are shown as formed of angle bars having their angles directed inwardly. A, The legs 420 atl each side of said rectangle are connected by pivoted The pivoted link structures at the ends of the rectangley comprise a pair of links 21 pivotally connected vsubstantially midwayof their ends by the pivotsj22. The
links 21 are connected at their upper ends to one flange of the legs 20 by thepivot-members 23 which are fixed relatively to the legs 20. The vlinks 21 at their lower ends are loo los l pivotally `connectedy to the legs ,'20 Zby the are slidable in of legs20. The links 26 are disposedop- I positely'to the links 25 and cross the same substantially midway thereof,` said links being connected by the ypivot members 31. It will be' seen that the links 25 and 26 form the well known lazy tong link structure.
Each of the links 20 has secured thereto adjacent its top', a. clip 32 formed of a flat piece `of material having its upper portion substantially parallel to the side flange of the leg 20 or substantially parallel to the long side of said rectangle,`said clip being curved or bent at its bottom to form a substantially horizontal portion 32, the lower portion of said clip then engaging the flange of 'the leg 20 and being secured thereto in any suitable manner as by spot welding or riveting. The legs 2O at the-rear end have secured thereto by the pivot members 23 an arm 33, said arm extending along the outer and end side of the leg 20, said pivot 23 being disposed between the ends of the said arm. Each arm 33 has one end bent substantially at right' angles to form a small triangular lug 33a and the other end of said arm is cut on a bevel or at an angle to the length of said arm asshown at 33". As shown in Figures 1 and 3, the length of arm 33 between its pivotl23 t,and the'end 33", is much greater than its length between pivot 33 and the lug 33". Y Y
In operation when it is desired to support the stove in operative position, the legs 5" will be extended .or projected as shown in'V Figure 1 and the legs 20 will be` separated and disposed as shown in Figure 1. When thev legs areso separated it will be noted that pivot members 24 are at the top, of the slots 20l and pivot members 30 are at -the top ofothe slots 20". The lower corners of.
the legs 5b are now inserted between the in.
ner side of clip 32 and the flange of leg 20 which is parallel thereto. It will be seen that the'leg will be prevented from moving outwardly or toward the end of said rectan;
- gle by the other flange of le 20. A socket or channel is thus provided or the leg substantially closed on three sides. The jarms' 33 are now swung to the position shown in Figure 1, in which the lug 33* engages the lower edge of one of the links 21 s that the upper portion of said arms are. firmly held in position. 'The stove casing '5 is now firm- A and quick ly and securely held in and supported by the leg -structure or support and the plate 13 may rest on the ends 338L of rods 33 as shown in Figure l. The weight ot' the stove resting on the upper end of the legs 20 owing to the diverging relation of these legs tends to and securely maintained in its operative position.
lfVhen it is desired to collapse the stove structure the same is lifted from the legs 20, the legs 5h are swung into the casing 5 and the stove placed in collapsed position as set forth in applicants prior patent, previously identified. The oven 14 is then placed in collapsed position as Set forth in applicants co-pending application above identified. The arms 33 are now swung out of engagement with the legs 21 and said armsv swung along side of the legs 20 in parallel relation thereto as shown in Figure 3. The legs 20 are then moved toward each other in transverse directions, the links 21 swinging about their pivots 22 and 23 and the pivot members 24 moving downward in the slots 20a. The links 25 and -26 also swing about their pivots 27, 28, 29 and 31 and the pivot members 30 move lengthwise in slots 201. The legs are thusocollapsed into elo:ely adjacent 4position as shown in Figure 3, the links 21, 25 and a 26 being folded into compact relation between the legs 20. vThe support is now in suiiiciently compact position to be placed within the casing 5 as shown in Figui-e2.
The entire stove is thus brought into very small space and is in compact condition for transportation as illustrated in said co-pending application.
From the above description it is seen'that rrpplicant has provided an `extremely simple camp ble and lextensible support for holding the stove and the oven used therewith. The parts of the supportare very few in number and extremely simple in construction and yet are quite rugged. The support can be almost instantaneously placed in collapsed or extended position and the stove can be easily has been amply demonstrated in actual practice and found to bevvery successful and efficient.
It will ofcourse be understood 'that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangements and proportions of the .parts without-departing from the scope 0f applicants invention which generally stated stove structure'comprising a collapsiy supported thereon.I The devicev consists of a device capable of carrying out.
the objects aboy set forth and in the novel parts'and comblna'tion of parts disclcsed, and defined in the appended claims.
supporting said casing, a collapsible and exltensible stand arranged to support said legs when in extended position, an oven raving an open bottom disposed at'the rean of said casing, aud means on said stand for 'supporting said oven with one side in substantially horizontal'position and substantially at the level of the top of said casing with said open bottom substantially vertically disposed, said stand being adapted to be received in said casing when in ,collapsed condition. 2. support for a camp stove casing having @combination four legs dis osed at the corners of a rectangle, apivote link structure connecting said legs at each side of said rectangle, said link structures being secured to sald legs by a fixed pivot adjacent one e'nd vof each leg but connected to said legs by a pivot moving in a slot adjacent to l er endof each leg,'whereby said link structures can be collapsed and said legs broughtinto closely adjacent parallel relation.
3. A collapsible 'and .extensible stand adapted to support a-olding camp stove and comprising four legs, dis osed at the corners .of a. rectangle, a pair of inks pivotally connected attheir centers and pivotally connected at their upper ends, respectively, to said legs about fixed axes and 'extending between the legs at the ends of said rectangle, said legs havin slots extending longitudinally thereof adjacentftheirv lower ends, means carried by the -lower' ends of said links, re.- spectively, slidable in 'said slots, and links pivotallyfconnected together and pivotally connected to said legs and extendingbetween the same atthe sides of. said rectangle,
whereby said legs and links may be expanded to supporting position or collapsed to substantially parallel positions.
4. A collapsible and extensible stand adapted to support a folding camp stove and comprising four legs, disposed at the corners'of a rectangle, a pair oflinks at each end of said rectangle pivotally connected at their centers and pivotally connected to the legs at both their ends, one set of vends of each pair of saidlinks having means movable in slots in said leg and adapted to engage the ends of said slots as stops when said sta-nd` is extended, an arm pivoted between' the ends to each ofthe legs at one side' of said rectangle adapted .to be swungalongside said leg or to be swung with one end extending upwardl and'outwardly at one side of said rectang e above the top of said leg and having a laterally bent end Aadapted to engage one of Said links tohold said arm in said latter position to silip'prt an oven at one j side of said stove, said'arm being also adaptvtd to be swung into posean parallelwiaits respective leg when 1n collapsed position.
' 5. A collapsible and extensible stand adapted to support a folding camp stove and comprising four legs disposed substantially at the corners-of a rectangle and diverging slightly downwardly, a pair of links pivotally connected at their centers disposed at each end of said rectangle, said links being connected by pivots at their upper ends to said legs respectively and having means at their lower ends held in and sliding in slots in said legs, articulated links extending between said legs at the sides of said rectangle, an arm at each end of said rectangle pivoted adjacent one end to one 'of said legs by the pivot connecting one of said pairs of links to said' legs, saidjarrn being adapted to swing with its upper and long end extending away from said link and substantially in alinement with said link, said arm having a stop means at its yshorter and lower end adapted to engage said link tokhold said arm in extened position, said arm being swingable into position substantially parallel with the leg to which it is connected when said stand j is in collapsed position. 6. A support for a camp stove casing having in combination four le disposed at the corners of a rectangle, said egs being formed of angle bars with their angles disposed inwardly, pivoted links connecting said legs at each side of said rectangle, said legs each having a clip secured thereto adjacent its upper end having a substantially horizontal portion yadapted to support a leg of said casing and having a portion extending parallel to the flange of said angle bar at the'side of said rectangle, adapted to hold said leg from inward lateral movement. j
7. A4 collapsible and extensible stand adapted to support a folding cam stove, and comprising four legs dispose corners of a rectangle, said legseach having a pair of elongated slots adjacent their lower ends, pairs of links pivotally connected intermediate their ends and having their u -v per ends pivotally connected to said legs ailjacent the upper ends of the latter and about xed axes, said pairs of links extending respectively betweenthe legs at the ends of at the said rectangle and having means secured,vv thereto at their lower ends slidable in said slots and said legs, respectively, of two sets of links each comprising two pairs of links pivotally connected intermediate their ends,
one link of each pair being pivotally connect- 'I ed lat its upper end to one of said legs adja` cent'l the upper end ofthe latter and about'a fixed axis and the other link of each pair' legs and links may be extended to supporting position or collapsed into substantially parallel position.
8. The structure set forth in claim 7 said legs being in the/form of angle irons with the sides of said angles substantially parallel to the sides of said rectangle and said links being disposed at the inner sides of said angles.
9. A collapsible and extensible stand adapted to support a foldedocamp stove and comprising, four legs disposed at the corners of a rectangle, a pair of links at each end of said rectangle pvotally connected intermediate their ends and respectively connected to said legs at each end of said rectangle, .a plurality of pivotallyconnected collapsible links .disposed at each side of said rectangle, the ends of said latter links adjacent. the ends of said rectangle being pivotally connected respectively to said legs, the connection of all of said links adjacent one end of said legs being about fixed pivots and the connection adjacent the other end of said legs beingl about pivots slidable longitudinally' of said legs, said legs having means at their upper ends for supporting a camp stove, whereby said stand may be collapsed with said legs Aand links in Contact and substantially parallel relation.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
' l HANS C. HANSON.