US 1920330 A
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Aug. 1, 1933. P. F. TOWNS HANDLE FOR VESSELS CONTAINING HOT LIQUIDS Filed Nov. 12, 1931 VENTOR PERCY To wxvs i ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 1, 1933 rs!) STATES.
HANDLE FOR VESSELS CONTAINING HOT LIQUIDS Percy Frederic Towns, OnchamIsle of Man Application November 12, 1931, Serial No. 574,496,
and in Great Britain December 3, 1930 1 Claim. (o1. ls- 114.)
This invention relates to handles for metal receptacles for containing hot liquids particularly teapcts, coffee-pots and metal hot water jugs and,
being provided for preventing disconnection of the handle when the receptacle is being carried about.
The web, which is integral, prevents the back of the fingers or knuckles of the user from coming into contact with the exterior of the hot liq-' uid receptacle as they make contact with a material non-conductive to heat.
" lie flush with the exterior of the hot liquid receptacle without resulting in the heating up of the handle.
,In carrying the inventioninto efiect the nonconductive web of the handle is formed integral therewith and a channelled strip of dovetailed cross-section is disposed in a substantially vertical plane on the exterior of a metal tea or coiiee pot and the opposite sides of the web of the handle, which are correspondingly dovetailed, are adapted to slidably engaged with he walls ofthe strip. The top of the connecting strip is desirably provided with a lateral flange with which the web co-acts so that when the receptacle is being carried about the handle cannot become inadvertently disconnected.
Alternatively, thechannelled strip may be dispensed with by the provision of a pair of linear- 13 arranged anchoring lugs disposed substantially vertically on the exterior of the receptacle.
A manner of carrying the invention into practice is represented by the accompanying drawing,
upon which similar letters of reference denote corresponding parts throughout the several views.
Fig. 1 is an elevation of a teapot. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional plan of Fig. 1 on a large scale. 1
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the handle. Fig. i is an elevation of the connecting strip. Fig. 5 is a plan of Fig. 4., Fig. 6 shows a modified means for connecting the handle to a tea or similar pot.
With reference to Figs. 15, the metal teapot a has a metal connecting strip a2 rigidly secured in a substantially vertical plane to its exterior,
said connecting strip having converging or dovetically on the exterior of the receptacle, means tailed walls (13. The upper end of the strip is closed as at a; by a lateral flange whereas the lower end is open.
0 is a handle which is non-conductive to heat such as ebonite, fibre, vulcanite or similar material, said handle being provided with a vertical Web 02 which is integral therewith. The sides 03 of the web are dovetailed or correspondingly converge in relation to the walls a3 of the connecting strip a2 so that the handle can be slidably applied to the connecting strip by sliding the sides 03 of the web 02 into the channel of the connecting strip until the top 04 of the web abuts against the lateral flange a4 of the connecting strip.
7 Thus when the teapot a is being carried about by its handle the weight of the teapot will tend to press the handle into contact with the top of the connecting strip.
It may be desirable to permanently connect the web 02 to the connecting strip (12 by pressing the walls a3 onto the sides 03 of the web or alternatively the handle may be pegged to the connecting strip by pins passing laterally through The outer wall of the non-conductive web may both parts.
However, it is preferable in some cases that the handle bereadily detachable for the purpose of enabling the teapot to be easily cleaned, whereas the sides 03 of the web fit the walls a3 of the strip sufiiciently accurately for the teapot to be used as ordinarily.
The modification of Fig. 6 illustrates similar means for connecting the web'c2 of the handle to the teapot or the like by the provision on the exterior of said teapot or the like of a pair of vertically distanced apart lugs d, d2, of similar cross-section to the strip illustrated at Figs. 2 and 4, the lug I having a lateral abutment :13 to co-act with the top 04 of the web in the same manner as is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4.
Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
In combination with a vertically disposed dovetailed channel formed on the exterior of a vessel and having a closed upper end, a removable handle for said vessel, said handle comprising a hand grip portion of thermally insulating material, and a vertical web integral with the hand grip portion, said web comprising dove-tailed walls corresponding to the dove-tailed channel and adapted to be connected byan upwardly sliding engagement with said channel, the upper end of the vertical web being adapted to positively engagethe closed upper end of the dovetailed channel.
PERCY FREDERIC TOWNS.