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Publication numberUS1685560 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 25, 1928
Filing dateNov 30, 1927
Priority dateNov 30, 1927
Publication numberUS 1685560 A, US 1685560A, US-A-1685560, US1685560 A, US1685560A
InventorsGeorge Trulock
Original AssigneeGeorge Trulock
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lid holder for containers
US 1685560 A
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Sept. 25, 1928.

5:047: 7/Ew0c r G. TRULOCK LID HOLDER FOR CONTAINERS Filed Nov. 30, 1927 Patented Sept. 25, 1928.

GEORGE TRULOCK, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

LID HOLDER non CONTAINERS.

Application filed November 30, 1927. Serial No. 236,682.

This invention relates to closure fasteners, and more especially to a fastener for preventing the cover of a coffeepot or similar article, from falling off when tilted.

5 An object of the invention is the provision of means for retaining the cover or lid'of a receptacle in place when the receptacle is tilted for the purpose of pouring its contents therefrom; the retaining means being of such a nature that it may be moved to retaining position by simply compressing a trigger provided for that purpose in the handle of a receptacle, so that the normal use of the receptacle not made more complicated.

Another object is the provision of a cover retaining device of the above described nature, which does not detract from the attractiveness of the receptacle to which it is aplied.

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will be made manifest in the following detailed description and specifically pointed out in the appended claims, reference is had to the accompanying drawings for an illustrative embodiment of the invention,

wherein: t

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a coffeepot having the lid retaining device incorpo rated therewith.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the handle of the COilGG-P'Ofi of Figure 1, and lid retaining device. Portions are broken away to reduce the size of the Figure. 2

Fig.3 is a sectional view, the plane of section being indicated by the line 33 of Fig ure 1. v

Fig. d isa sectional view of a portion of a coffee-pot or other handle having a modified form of my holder incorporated therewith.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view of a portion of a handle with another modification of my holding device incorporated therewith;

Referring to the accompanyingdrawings wherein similar reference characters designate similar parts throughout, the preferred embodiment of my invention is shown incorporated with a coffee-pot 1 having a lid 2.-

he 3 and handle 4. In most coifee- )ots of the t we illustrated the lid is a)t to fall from the pot when the contents of the pot are being poured therefrom; and it is a purpose of my invention to prevent this. For this purpose. I iave provided a detent 6 bent i. i F at its upper end to provide a heel: 1 adapted to extend over the edge of the lid. 2.- and pit? oted at its lower end 8wvit11in a groove 9 in that part of the handle 1 facing the cotfeepot- 1. The groove 9 is of sufficient size to receive substantially all of the detent 6 when it is laid back against the handle 4 as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2.

A trigger 11 is pivotally mounted within a recess 12 in the upper surface of the handle i in a position where it may be conveniently engaged by the thumb of the person usingthe coffee-pot when pouring the contentstherefrom. A spring 13 compressed between the trigger 11 and handle 4, urges the free end of the trigger upwards.

A rod 16 is pivoted at one end to the trigger 11, and at the other end to the detent 6 extending through a hole 17 in the handle 4. The proportionate arrangement of the parts is such, that when the trigger 3 is depressed into the recess 1.2 as shown in Figure 3, the IOCl 16 will push the detent 6 into its engaging position so that the cover 2 will be held in place while the coffee-pot 1 is tilted. When the trigger 11 is released, the spring 13 will urge it upwards, exerting tension u on the rod 16, and pulling the detent 6 back into the groove 9 to release the lid 2.

It is therefore seen that the lid holder of my invention in no way interferes with the normal use of the coffee-pot. The lid may be removed or replaced withoutinterference from the lid holder; but when the operator wishes to pour the contents of the coffee-pot 1, hehas merely to grasp the handle 4 in the usual manner, and with his thumb upon the trigger 11. The natural ri of the user will depress the trigger and. f oi'ce the detent 6 into the lid engaging position. In View of the fact that practically all of thefdevice is concealed within the handle 4 when not in use, it does not detract from the normal attractiveness of the receptacle 1.

In the modified form of my invention as shown in Figure 4, the detent (3 is operated in a similar fashion by,the rod 16 which is pivoted to a trigger 21 differs from that previously described, in

that it is provided adjacent its pivoted end with a projecting lug 22 to which the upper end of the rod 16 is pivoted. With this type This trigger 21 of trigger a smaller amount of movement of the trigger 21 is required to produce the same amount of movement of the rod 16 and detent 6. The spring used beneath the trigger 21 may be of any convenient type, but I have founda tlat bent strip 23 of spring metal 7 gaging position when the trigger is depressed,

V as shown in Figure 4, to be altogether satisfactory.

The modification shown in Figure 5 comprises a detent 6' and trigger 21 pivoted within the handle -1 as previously described. Instead however, of having the rod 26 pivoted at one end to the detent 6 and at the other to the trigger 21, it is slidably mounted within the a'per ture 17 in the handle 4-, with one end abutting against the d'etent 6 and the other against the lug 22 of the trigger21. An additional spring 27 preferably mounted upon the handle 4, has its free end 28 hearing against the detent (i to urge it back against the handle l to coverreleasing position. In this type of device, when: pressure is relieved from the trigger 21 the si ring 23 will urge it upwards and the spring 27 will urge the d'etent 6 and rod 26 into the position indicated in Figure 5. A flange 29 extends from the outer end of the trigger 21 to engagea compleinentary flange 31 on the handle lto limit the upward movement of the trigger 21.

It will be understood that various changes in the detai-ls ot' construction may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims,

v I claim: 7

1. In combination with a receptacle having a cover and a handle, a detent pivoted within a groove insaid handle and adapted to be extended therefron' to engage said cover, a trigger pivotally i'nounted within. a. recess in the top'of saidhandle, said trigger being substantially complementaryin shape to said recess, a rod extending through a hole in said handleand pivoted at one end to said detent I above the pivotal mounting thereof, and pivoted at the other end to said trigger, said rod being adapted to extend the detent to itsenand a spring interposed between the trigger and handle tor urging the detentto releasing position, v r

Y 2. In combination with a receptacle having a cover and a handle, detent pivoted within a groove in said handle and adapted to be extended therefrom to engage said cover, a trigger pivotally mounted within a recess in said handle, said trigger being substantially complementary in shape to said recess, a rod extending through a hole in said handle and pivote'dat one end to saiddetent above the pivotal mounting thereof, and pivoted atthe other end to said trigger, said rod being adapted to extend the detent to its engaging position when the trigger isdepressed, and a spring interposed between the trigger and handle for urgingthe detent to releasmgposi ,tion. 9

3. In-combination with a receptacle having a cover and a handle, a detent pivoted'within a groove in saidhandle and adapted to be extended therefrom to engage said cover, a trigger pivotally mounted within a recess in said handle, a-rod extending through a hole in said handle and pivoted at one end to said detent above the pivotal mounting thereof, and pivoted at the other end to said trigger, said rod being adapted toextend the detent to its engaging position when the trigger is depressed, and a spring interposed between the trigger and handle for urging the detent to releasing position. 7

4. In combination with a receptacle having acover-and a handle, a detent pivoted within a groove in said handle and adapted to be optionally extended therefrom to engage said cover or withdrawn'to release the cover, a trigger pivotally mounted within a recess insaid handle, a rod mounted for movement within the handle and operatively connecting the trig 'er and detent, said rod being adapted to extend the .detent to its engaging position when the trigger is depressed, and a spring interposed between the trig er and handle for urging the detent to releasing position; A f

5. Inconibination with a receptacle having a coyer and a handle, a detent pivoted to said handle and adapted to be optionally extended therefrom to engage said cover or With-t rawn to release the cover, a trigger pivotally mount ed on said handle, arod operatively connecting said trigger and detent and adapted to extend the detent to its engaging position When the trigger is depressed, and a spring interposed between the trigger and handle for urging'the detent to releasing position.

6. In combination with a receptacle having a cover and a handle, a detent pivoted to said handle and adapted to be optionally extended therefrom to engage said cover or withdrawn to release the cover, a trigger pivotally mounted on said handle, a rod operatively connectin said trigger and detent and adapted to es:- tend the detentto its engaging position when the trigger is depressed, and means for urging GEORGE TRULOCK;

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3809285 *May 30, 1972May 7, 1974Sunbeam CorpElectric coffee percolator
US5339978 *Jun 7, 1993Aug 23, 1994Seb S.A.Device for locking the cover of a kettle during pouring and kettle comprising such a device
US6824004Aug 29, 2002Nov 30, 2004Innovation Ip Holding Co.Handle for lifting, moving and securing the lid of a cooking utensil
Classifications
U.S. Classification220/318, 220/756
International ClassificationA47J36/00, A47J36/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47J36/10
European ClassificationA47J36/10