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Publication numberUS1700597 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1929
Filing dateAug 24, 1928
Priority dateAug 24, 1928
Publication numberUS 1700597 A, US 1700597A, US-A-1700597, US1700597 A, US1700597A
InventorsRogers Frederick W
Original AssigneeMalleable Iron Range Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Range construction
US 1700597 A
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Jan 29, 1929s, 1,700,597

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Application filed August 24, 1928. Serial No. 301,860.

This invention relates to improvements in range construction. The invention is particularly adapted for use in conjunction with electric ranges and the principal object o of the invention is to provide an arrangement for. mounting the various switches which regulate the heat of the hot plates and the oven whichpcrmits of the ventilation of the switches and the related parts.

i A. further important object of the invention is to provide a range structure having a concealed slidable drip pan and a utility drawer, the drip pan serving to shield exposed portions of the switch members when 35 the drawer is open.

@ther objects relate to various features of construction and arrangement of parts which will be apparent from a consideration of the following specification and accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the cooking portion of a range partly broken away for the purpose of clearness.

Fig. 2 is a broken front elevation of the portion shown in Fig. 1.

- Fig. 3 is a broken side elevation thereof.

In the drawings, only the cooking portion of the range is shown, it being understood that it is usual to have also an oven associated therewith, a fragment of which is indicated as 10 in Fig. 2. The construction of the oven forms no part of the present invention, but secured to one wall thereof is the cooking top 11 which is provided with burners 12, shown conventionally in Fig.

1. The top may be spot welded or otherwise secured to the adjacent wall of the oven. The range. is provided with a side wall 13 which is secured to the lower side of the top 11 by means of suitable clips 14 which may be welded to the top 11, bolts 15, or the like, passing through the clips and the side wall 13 for securing the top and wall together. The rear wall 16 is similarly attached to the top 11, which walls together with the oven 10 form'an enclosure on three sides.

A base 17 is provided, and has attached thereto conventional supporting legs 18, only one being shown in the drawings. Ex-

tending transversely at the frontof the range is a switch panel 19 provided with an upper rearwardly extending flange 20 and rearwardly extending end flanges 21. The switch panel is secured to the oven wall 10 of the range as by, welding and to a flange of the ti -shaped post 10.

On the inner face of the switch panel is secured an angle supporting member 22 to which is secured the upper horizontal flange i 23 of the switch box 24:. The box is formed of sheet metal and has forwardly projecting end flanges 25 each of which is providcd with a vertical flange 26 against which bears the rear of the adjacent flange 21 of the switch panel 19. @f the end flanges 25 one is secured to the side wall 10 of the oven and the other end is secured to the post 10 or the like, for rigidly supporting the b x. Tn the box 24 are mounted the switches which control the hot plates 12 and the burners of the oven, not shown, one switch being indicated as 28 in Fig. 2. The construction of the switches forms, per so, no part of the present improvements but they preferably are of the form ilustrated and carry conventional fuses 29 in their lower portions. The switches will correspond in number to the number of burners to be regulated.

On the outer surface of the switch panel 19 are mounted the switch operating ineni-u hers 30 which by means of short shafts, not shown, the switches 28 can be operated. As is indicated in Fig. 2, the lower portion of 55 the switch panel 19 covers the upper portion of the switch mechanism but exposes the lower portions of the switches which carry the fuses 29.

Extending along the inner surface of the side wall 13 is a relay box 31 in which is mounted a relay 32, the main control switch 33 and a plug-in receptacle 34. As neither of these elements, per se, form any portion of the present invention, they are shown diagrammatically The box 31 is of sheet metal and is provided with horizontal upper and lower flanges 35, 36, respectively, and rearwardly extending end flanges 3'7 and 38. Flange 37 may be bolted to the rear wall 16 of the range structure while flange 38 is bolted to the back of the switch box adjacent the right hand end thereof as viewed in Fig. 1. The relay box is thus firmly supported in position.

v A removable panel is provided in the wall 13 to expose the relay and main control switch, the plug-in receptacle 34 being available through an. opening in the panel 39 when it is desired to plug in some other apparatus such as an electric iron or the like. The relay box 31 is provided with ventilating openings in the back thereof and other openings 41 in the flange 36 for permitting air to flow up through the box for ventilating the same.

The upper flange 85 and the back wall of the box preferably are provided with heat insulating material such as asbestos, to protect the same against the heat of the burners l2. Secured to the side walls of the structure are horizontally disposed tracks 42 which slidably support a drip pan 43 having a ver tically extending front flange 44. The flange *44, as will be seen in Fig. 3, is housed within the front 45 of the utility drawer 46 which extends beneath the drip pan. The end 45 is provided with a handle 47 whereby the same can be moved to and from closed position.

l The drawer 46 slides on the inner vertical flanges of the two channel slides 46 which are secured to the bottom 48 of the casing.

The draweris spaced from the oven wall 10 and side wall 13 as shown in Fig. 2. The

portions of the bottom 48 outwardly of the sides of the drawer are provided with ventilating apertures 49 which permit air to' pass upwardly past thedrawer into the easing for ventilating purposes. The air also passes upwardly through the ventilating openings in the relay boxBl.

When the drawer 46' 1S pulled open the panel 44 of the drip pan protects the fuses 29 agamst injury when articles are placed in the drawer or removed therefrom as will be seen. The pan, however, can be slid outwardly to provide access to the fuses when desired andfor cleaning the pan.

1 As shown in Figs. 1 and 3, the top 11 of the range structure extends forwardly of the switch panel 19, thus providing a space 52 for the access of air as will be seen. The switch panel 19 may be provided with a I lens 53 in back of which may be mounted the customary tell-tale lamp 54. Conductors from the switches pass through suitable openings in the switch box such as indicated at 55, and others not shown.

The wiring ofthe apparatus not being pertinent to the present improvements, has

been omitted for the purpose of simplicity.

Although I have shown'and described cer- 1n tain featuresof my improvements for the purpose of illustration, it will be apparent that various changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of'the in-.

vention as defined by the appended claims.

What I claim is: 1. A range structure comprising a switch panel, a switch box mounted rearwardly thereof, said box being provided with switches shielded .by'said panel, fuse sockets in said box for'said switches, said sockets grease? being disposed at a level beneath the lower edge of said panel, a drip pan slidably supported by the range structure and being provided with an upturned flange adapted to shield said fuse sockets, and a slidable drawer beneath said pan, said drawer having a front portion overlying and conceal ing said upturned flange of said pan when the, drawer is closed.

2. A range structure comprising a top,

heating elements associated therewith, a front switch panel, a switch box at the rear of said panel having switches therein provided with shafts operable by switch handles mounted on the face of said panel for regulating said heating elements, fuse sockets in said switch box disposed beneath the level of the lower edge of said panel, a slidable drip pan having an upturned flange adapted to shield said fuse sockets when the pan is in normal position and providing ac-- cess to said sockets when the pan is with drawn, and aslidable drawer beneath said pan, said drawer having a front portion which overlies and conceals said pan "flange when the'drawer is closed, said drawer being spaced from the side walls of said structure to provide ventilation passages.

3. The combination with a range having a cooking top provided with heating elements anduside and rear walls forming a casing, of a switch panel at the front of said casing having switch handles mounted on the face of said panel, a switch box in said having a front concealingsaid pan flange when the drawer is closed, and a second box above said drawer on an adjacent side of the casing for housing a main switch and a relay, said second box having ventilating openings therein, said casing being provided with ventilating apertures to admit air to said second box and to the interior of said casg. Y 4. The combination with a range having, a cooking top provided with heating elements and side and rear walls forming a casing, of a switch panel at the front of said casing having switch handles mounted on the face of said panel, a switch box in said casing at the rear of said panel and extending beneath the level of the lower edge thereof, said box havmg switches therein operable by said handles for controlling said heating elements, a slidable drip pan beneath said box, said pan hav a tower in norin i i lange adapted to shield t said box "when said is and providing access to pan is Withdrawn, a siidin said beneath said pan, waving a front conceaiing" said mien the drawer is closed hex above said on an d of the casing 10:; housing a main relay, said second hex having rigs therein said 4 n ventiiating apertures to second ho and to the ind casing; said second oox being;

2 heat insulating material. ange having a cooking portion proh a top having heating elements ventii pro admit air terior of provided 15 5. A vided W and a bottom side and rear Waiis forming a casing, a switch panei in the front of said casing, switch hex Within the casing; at the rear thereoi said box having a rear panel upon which the switches are mounted, said hex having end flanges adapted to be secured to the side Walls of said casing, a second box Within said casing one end or" Which is secured to the rear Wall 0t said casing and the opposite end to the rear panel of said first nainedbox, said side wall of said casing having an opening therein and a removable cover to provide access to said second hex, a siidabie drip pan in said casrange coniprisin A we cooking portion provided with a to bottom back and side A 1 a I o 'WitiiS a switch Janet in the un er Iront thereof, a switch bOX at the rear of said panel, said box having end flanges adapted to be secured to the side walls of said casing, a second switch box in said casing adjacent one side Waii secured at one end to said first box and at the other end to the rear wait of said casing, said bottom of the casing having ventilating openings therein adjacent the'side walls of said casing, and a drawer having; its sides spaced inwardly of said side Walls clear of said openings to permit circuiation of air through the interior of said casing.

In testimony whereof, d have subscribed my name.


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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4849609 *May 29, 1987Jul 18, 1989Societe PerrichonHigh-efficiency electric cooker intended more particularly for restaurants or canteens
U.S. Classification219/452.11, 219/455.11, 219/457.1, 219/508
International ClassificationF24C15/10
Cooperative ClassificationF24C15/101
European ClassificationF24C15/10B