US 1618622 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jv H. WOOLSEY Feb. 22,1927. 1,618,622
STERILIZER Filed Nov. 2. 1926 .J. H. UJUDLSEY INVENTOR. v
ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 22, 1927.
airs sr ream arena" errata- JOHN HOMER 'WOOLSEY, or SAN'FRANCISCO, c LIronnI'n.
This invention relates to improvements in sterilizers and has particularreference to a sterilizer foruse in preparing babies milk.
this character in which a plurality of bottles ,may be placed, sterilized and removed'from the sterilizing liquid without danger ofinjury to the person handling the same.
A further object is to provide a device which is simple and therefore economical to manufacture, and therefore'well within the "purchase price of the ayerage user;
A further object is to provide means whereby the nipples, corks and filling funnel may be sterilized at the same time that the bottes are sterilized; I 7 7 Other objects and advantages willbe apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure I is a perspective view of my dev1ce having two bottles POSltlOllGCltllelln,
and I Figure'II IS a plan view of the retaining ring. p
At the present time in the preparing of babies milk, it is first necessary to thoroughly cleanse the bottles, after whiclrthey are immersed in'boiling water for the purpose. of sterilizing the same, after whichthey are removed, drained, cooled and filled with the milk SOl1.-.tl011,f1n(l bottles are again placed in a vessel containing water and Pasteurized. I
the bottom of the vessel, they are exceedingly 1 difiicult to extract therefrom.
I have therefore provided a rack within which a plurality of bottles may be placed, and I have furtheriprovided means for retaining a plurality of nipples, corks and a small funnel all of which are sterilized at the same time, and all of which can be Another object is to produce a device of llpplication filed November 2, 1926. Serial No. 145,863.
extracted without danger of -injury to the person performing the operation.
In the accom an in drawin s"wherein" for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the
numerals 5, 6, 7 and 8 refer to a plurality of rings spaced from each other by a plurality 'of uprights 9 which may be of any desired number, s V
The ring 8 has a plurality'of spoke-like 'members as shown at'll, 12, 13 and 14:
secured to its periphery and crossing at a central point. The r1nghke member 7 has similar spoke-like members 16, 17, 18 and' 19, while the ring 6 is provided with spokes 21, 22, 23, 24, 2-5, 26, 27, and 28, the inner ends of which join a ring 29. This ring is adapted to position a receptacle shown in dotted lines at 81, to be later described.
To twoof the uprights 9 I attach ahandle 32. The rack thus far described is adapted v to retain therein a plurality of bottles and a centrally disposed receptacle. In order to retain these bottles and the receptacle with its contents within the rack, I provide a retaining ring 33 preferably made of a continuous wire bent into a plurality of loops (see Figure II). These loops M are of suiiicient size to pass over the tops of each of the bottles resting within the basket.
A ring 36 is attached to the loops 34 as by soldering or welding as the case may be,-
which ring 36is provided with cross bars 37,. .These'cross bars arespaced sufficiently close together to prevent the contents of the basket from escaping there-between.
In order to retain this ring 33 in its proper position with relation to the basket, I provide a catch 38 which engages one side of the ring 5 and is provided with a downwardly turned end 39 which end is slightly bent so as to frictionally engage the opposite side of the ring 5 from that engaged by the opposite end of the catch. i
This catch further overlies the ring and therefore retains the same in adjusted position. v V
The manner of using my device is as follows V 7 Assuming that the basket is in the position shownin Figure I, with the ring 33 removed the bottles are placed within the rack as shown in this figure, the two bottles being designated by the reference characters A and B, while at C Ihave shown the metal the spokes 16, 17, 18 and 19 and to be confined within the ring 2!),i1tter whichthe nip les, corks and a small funnel are placed wit llIl the glass and the ring 33 placed upon the basket and the catch 38 placed in position.
The bottles are next filled with ater and the entire device turned upside down into a receptacle within which water has been previously placed, as more fully described in my allowed application, Serial Number 91,838. i
A fter the sterlizing process has been completed and the bottles have been d ained and filled with the formula milk, the metal cover 0 is removed from its position beneath the bottle B and placed upon the receptacle 31. This prevents any danger of the contamination of any articles remaining, in the receptacle, it of course being understood that the funnel has been previously removed and used for the filling of the bottles and that the corks have been placed in each bottle and therefore the nipples are the only articles remaining in the receptacle.
It will thus be seen that with the bottles so, positioned and held within the rack the same may be used for transporting the milk from place to place or for storing the bottles within a refrigerator or similar storage place.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the shape, material,-size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described my invention I claim 1. In a basket of the character described a plurality of rings spat-ed one above the other uprightssecured to said rings for the purpose of maintaining said rings in spaced relation spoke-like members carried by each of said rings, one of said rings having, a con centric ring positioned therein, and ada ited to confine a receptacle, a retaining ring; having: a plurality of loops secured thereto, said loops being capable of encircling the necks of bottles placed within said basket in the manner described. a y
2. In a basket of the character described a plurality of rings spaced one above the other uprights secured to said rings for the purpose of maintaining said rings in spaced relation, spoke-like members carried by each oi. said rings, one of said rings having; a conconltric ring positioned therein, and adapted to confine a receptacle, a retaining ring having a plurality of loops secured thereto, said loops being capable of encircling the necks 01 bottles placed within said basket, and a ring concentrically positioned within said retaining ring,said ring having spaced bars extending from side to sidethereof :tor the purpose of overlying a receptacle positioned within said first mentioned concentric ring.
3. In a basket of the character described a plurality of rings spaced one above the other, spoke-like members carried by each of said rings, one of said rings having a concentric ring positioned therein, and adapted to confine a receptacle, a retaining ring hav: ing a plurality of loops secured thereto, said loops being capable encircling the necks oi bottles placed within said basket, and a ring concentrically positioned within said retaining ring, said ring having spaced bars extending, from side to side thereof for the purpose of overlying a receptacle positioned within said first mentioned Concentric ring,
andmeans for securing said retaining ring in a position concentric with the uppermost of said first mentioned rings,
a In testimon whereof I atlix my signature.