Improvement in dinner-pails
US 175263 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 175,263. Patented March 28,1878.
flit 1104484 NJ'ETERS. PHO'TO-LITHOGRAPMER. WASHINGTON. n c.
UNITED STATES PATENT QFFIGE.
. JOHN H. SULLIVAN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
IMPROVEMENT IN DINNER-PAILS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. [75,263, dated March 28, 1876; application filed January 27, 1876.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JOHN H. SULLIVAN, of Chicago, in the county of (look and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Dinner-Pails, which is fully described in the following specification, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a side elevation of my dinnerpail, with the lamp in the position on the top of the pail where it is placed to be carried about 5 and Fig. 2 is a central sectional view, showing the lamp beneath the pail, in the position for warming the contents of the pail.
My invention consists in makinga lamp, as hereinafter specified, which will fit in the top of a dinner-pail, where it can be carried with the pail as a part of it, and upon which the pail can be supported when the lamp is lighted to heat the contents of the pail.
In the accompanying drawings, A represents the body of a tin dinner-pail. B is a dinnercup, which rests in the pail, as elearl y shown in the drawings. 0 is the cover, made in the ordinary way, and D is the ordinary bail, by which the pail is carried. E is a lamp, preferably adapted to burn alcohol. The bottom part of this lamp, below the flange F, is made to fit snugly into the top of the dinner-pail, as clearly shown in Fig. l.
A space, G, is the oil-space for holding the oil or alcohol. H is the burner, and I are airholes through the upper rim of the lamp for admitting air to the flame. J are lugs or projections upon the top of the lamp, against which the dinner-pail rests as it is placed upon the lamp to warm its contents. The workman fills his pail with his lunch, putting his food in one compartment and cofl'ee in another, and sets his lamp in the top of the pail, putting the cover on the top of the lamp, as shown in Fig. 1.
When he eats his lunch, he lights his lamp and places the pail upon it, as shown in Fig. 2, and warms his coffee, and is enabled to have a warm lunch. The cover fits into the top, of the pail, as well as into the top of the lamp, as shown in Fig. 2, and keeps the contents of the pail clean while being warmed.
I claim- The combination, substantially as described, of the lamp E and the dinner-pail, the lamp being constructed as described, so as to fit into the top of the pail, and the pail constructed as described, so that its bottom fits upon the top of the lamp, thus enabling the latter to be placed either at the top or bottom of the pail, for the purposes set forth.
JOHN H. SULLIVAN.
L. A. BUNTING, HEINRICH F. BRUNS-