US 1986486 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
" and in the constructionand use of whichthe the provision of a` rack` of -f `1,986,428.69iii ici. .l l L l, COVER RACK;
` e Sven V. Swanson, Hartford, Conn. Applcatipn December c, 193.,seria1N- 645,903 4 Claims. (o1. 211;-41)
My invention relates to that class of holders or racks employed for retaining Vkitchen utensils, and particularly pot covers, in place, and an object of my invention, among others, is this typethat shall be simple in construction, comparatively `cheap to produce, and one` adapted for holding articles .oi various sizes and to retain them within a minimum amount of space.
` f zu One form of a rack embodying my `invention objects herein set out, as well as others, may be attained' is illustrated in `the accompanying j drawing,` in whiche `Figure 1 is a front view of my improved rack within which a number of pot covers are located.
Figure 2 is an 'edge view of the same. Figure 3 is a View in central lengthwise section with the pot covers removed.
by the dotted line 4-fl of Fig. 1. f `In the accompanying drawing the numeral denotesthe back or base of my improved rack that may be' constructed of any suitable maf` terial, preferably sheet metal, said backcomprising a flange 6 of a width merely to receive screws for securing frames in place.
.'I'hesefraines 'lare preferably formed-of wire, in the structure herein shown, `four of these frames being employed and increasing in width from the top to the bottom Vof `the back 5, the latter being tapered from a small dimension at the top to a larger width at the bottom and as shown in Fig. 1. Each frame comprises a side rail 8 at each'side of the frame, said rails each having 'an eye 9 at its end to receive a vscrew boit 10 projected through'the iiange 6, and as shown in Fig.3 of the drawing. Each frame has a V-holder 11 located inwardly of the side edges of the back and on opposite sides of a line extended centrally from the topto the bottom of the back, the inner side parts of,` the V-holders being united bya `U-bend 12. The wire forming a frame is extended backwardly from the apex of the V-shaped holders intwo strandsk to form rests 13, said wire being bent at the ends of the rests into eyesll to receive fastenings 15 preferably in the form of screw bolts.
'Ihe side rails 8 and the outer branches of the V'holders are joined by a frontrail 16, the side rails 8 being of a length to locate the front portion of each frame, comprising the V-holders and front rails a proper distance from the back toreceive a number of pot covers 17 or other similar kitchen utensils, and the V-holders are adapted to receive the knobs `18 of the pot 4covers thereby reducing the space required for the bodies of the covers, the knobs projecting through the front of the frame, and as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing. i
In use the covers are placed with their bottom edges` seated upon the rests 13 and with the knobs 18 projecting through the spaces between the branches of the V-holders, and the covers of larger sizes may rest withtheir bottomedges upon both of the rests 13 appurtenant to a single frame with the knobs projecting through the space between the inner branches of ther V- shaped holders, and as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing. It will thus be seen that the covers or similar utensils may be arranged in various ways so `that a frame of` minimum size will be capable of receiving a` maximum number of utensils, said frame being formed `of a single piece Figure 4 is a View in section on a plane denoted of wirebent to shape.
In accordance with the provisions of the patent statutes I .have described the principles of operation of my invention, together with the device which I4 now consider to represent the best A trative and that the invention may be carried outoby other means and applied to uses other than those above set out. v
1. A cover rack including a back and a front inclined upwardly and forwardly from said back and comprising a frame formed of a single piece of wire and including a spaced apart at their apexes and terminating in backwardly extending side rails at the ends opposite said apexes therebypositioning said frame at an angle to the plane of said back, eyes formed at the ends of the side rails, fastenings projecting through said eyes to secure the frame to the back, and means at `adjacent apexes to conjcintly support covers.
' 2. A cover rack including aback and a front inclined upwardly and forwardly from said back and comprising a frame formed of a single piece of wire and including la plurality of V-holders having their `apexes spaced apart to con-jointly support a cover, rests extending inwardly from plurality `of V-holders` the apexes of the V-holders and terminating in inclined upwardly `and forwardly from said back Srailsv at the endsl opposite said apexes,
`fromits bottom to its of Wire including a plurality of V-holders spaced apart 'at their apexes andv terminating in side eyes formedat the ends of the side rails, a U-bend joining the branchesfof adjacent holders, rests extending from adjacent apexes of the V-holders and spaced from ,the back to conjointly serve as a support for covers, eyes formed at the ends of said rests'-,I and fastenings extended through said eyesl tor secure the frame to the back.
3'4. A cover holder including a. back tapered top end, a-series of racks and comprising a frame formed of a single piece disposed longitudinally along said back on the l front face thereof, each rack being of a length equal to the Width of the base at which the rack is located, each rack being formed of a single piece of Wire bent to shape and including V- holders spaced apart at their apexes and terminating in side rails; eyes formed at the ends of the side rails, rests extending from the apeXes of the V-holders, eyes formed at the ends of said rests,l and fastenings extended 'through said 10 eyes to seeurethe racks in place.
SVEN V. SWANSON.