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1,624,926 A 1927 M. CHOVANEC v COMBINATION LID AND LIFTING DEVICE Filed March 26. 1925 UNE'E'EQ fi'lfATES PATENT QFlFlCE.
Iw/IICHAEL CHGVANEC, OF HAZLETOM, PENNSYLVANEA.
COMBINATION LED AND Lff-FTZNG DEVICE.
Application filed March 26, 1925. Serial No. 1185 11.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in combination lid and liftine devices.
"The primary object of the invention is to provide a device wh1ch may be used as a lid for covering cooking:
may be used for lifting materially changing the the same.
vessels and further the latter without relative positions of A further object of the invention. is to provide a con'i-bination device of the above mentioned type which, when used as a vessel lifter, will. function as a strainer;
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be a iugiarent during the course of the following description.
In; the accompany me drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate same, plan view of the comparts throughout the Figure 1 is a top biuation device embodying Figure 2 is a t-ransv taken upon like this invention, erse sectional view line II-II of Fig. 1 and shows the device operatively arranged in respect to a cooking vessel,
F gure 3 is a similar shows the members of view to Fig. 2, but the same arranged for permitting the device to be used as a strainer Figure 4k is a bottom plan view of a fragment-arr portion of the shown in Figs. 1. 2 and combination device 3 inclusive. and
Figure 5 is a detail plan view of a. valve plate which forms a part of the device.
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a. preferred embodiment of this invention, the numeral 5 designates a frame which is formed of a single device has been formed frame 5 and the hand the handles toward each in dotted lines in Fig.
1. It will now be seen that a vessel lifting which includes the les 7. By moving other. as designated 1 the diameter of the wire frame 5 will be reduced for permitting a cooking vessel.
by the numeral 8 in F such as designated igs. 2 and to be was wed for iermittinethe vessel to be lifted. :3 r n lo adapt the lifting frame to be used as a lid, a substantially semi-circular plate member 9 is fastened to one side of the frame 5 by having its around the wire strand curved edge bent frame. as at 10 in by means of whicl Figs. 2 and 3. A second plate member of semi-circular form is pivotally fastened" to the plate 9 by the strap 11 and is referred to by the character 12. This plate member12 is similarly secured to the opposite side of the wire frame 5 bv. turning its curved edge around the wire and. as designated by the numeral 13 in Figs. 2' and 3. This second plate 12 is provided with a plurality of perforations 14;. as best illustrated in Fig. 1.
In Fig. 5 there shown what is termed a valve plate 15 having the perforations 16 formed therein and the fastener openings 17 i the fasteners, which may N be bolts, rivets or the like 18 may fasten the plate valve to the plate member 9 so that the plate valve 15 will underlie the perforated plate member 12,-as best illustrated in Figs. 2 to l inclusive.
It is to be understood that when the bandles 7 have been moved in respect to each other, as designated in dotted lines in Fig; 1. the apertures 16 of the valve plate 15 will register with the apertures 14 of the plate member 12 for permitting the cooking vessel 8, grasped by the frame 5, to be tilted to drain or strain the liquid contents of the vessel.
To enable the plate members 9 and 10 to be fastened in their positions assumed when the frame 5 is reduced in diameter for permitting the same to be used as a lift-er, a latch member 19 is pivotally fastened to the bolt or rivet 20, carried by the plate member 12 and is formed with an L-shaped slot 21 which receives the fastening member 18, as best illustrated in Fig. 1. When the handle members 7 have been moved into their dotted line positions. the latch member 19 may be shifted, by means of the handle 22, into its dotted line position for causing the bolt or rivet 18 to enter the foot of the slot 21 whereupon the frame 5 will be locked in its cooking vessel grasping condition.
It will now be seen that the device may be used as a lid for a cooking vessel and as a lift-er for the same with the perforations 1 1 and 16 formed in the plate member 12 and valve plate 15 permitting; straining of any liquid contents the cooking vessel 8 when the device is functioning: as a vessel lifter.
It is to be understood that the form of this invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape 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 descri 'ied the invention, I claim 1. In a device the the type described a frame formed of a single strand of Wire bent into a ring. handles mounted on the ends of said strand of Wire by means of which the diameter of the rink may be reduced to permit graspinga cooking vessel for lifting the latter. a pair of plate members fastened to opposite sides of said frame and overlapping each other to form a lid, one of said plate members having a plurality of perforations, and a perforated valve plate fastened to the imperforate plate member in a manner to underlie the perforated plate member for causing the perforations in the plate member and valve plate to register When the ring-like frame in its vessel grasping condition for permitting the device to be used as a strainer.
2. In a device of the type described, a frame formed of a single strand of Wire bent into a ring, handles mounted on the ends of said strand of wire by means of which the diameter of the ring: may be reduced to permit grasping a cooking vessel for lifting the latter, a pair of plate mem bers fastened to opposite sides of said frame and overlapping each other to form a lid, the outer one of said plate members having a ]')luralit v of perforations, a perforated valve p ate fastei'ied to the imperforate inner plate member in a manner to underlie the perforated plate member for causing the perforations in the plate member and valve plate to register when the ring-like frame is in its vessel grasping condition for permitting the device to be used as a strainer, a latch pivoted to the perforated plate member having an L-shaped slot, a bolt on the imperforate plate projecting through said slot, a handle on the free end of the latch adapted for moving the same to locking position when the frame is in its grasping position With the valve open, and a pivoted strap connection between said plate members.
In testimony whereof I affix mv signature.
MICHAEL GHO VANEG.