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Publication numberUS2003974 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1935
Filing dateMar 17, 1934
Priority dateMar 17, 1934
Publication numberUS 2003974 A, US 2003974A, US-A-2003974, US2003974 A, US2003974A
InventorsPearson Charles L
Original AssigneeMaster Metal Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Camp stove and the like
US 2003974 A
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June 4, 1935.,

c. L. PEARSON CAMP STOVE AND THE LIKE 2 sheets-sheet 1 Filed March 1'7, 1954 June 4, 1935.

C. L. PEARSON CAMP STOVE AND THE LIKE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 17, 1934 17171121207; V m P Patented June 4, 1935 UNITED STATES CAMP STOVE AND THE LIKE Charles L. Pearson, Buflalo, N. Y., assignor to Master Metal Products, Inc., Buflalo, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 17,

9 Claims.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in camp stoves or picnic grills.

It has for one of its objects to provide a device of this character which is so designed as to be readily folded into a compact condition when not in use and just as readily unfolded for use. Another object of theinvention is the provision of a' portable camp stove or grill which is simple, compact and inexpensive in construction, whose parts are foldably interconnected as a self-contained unit andvare not liable to become detached or lost, and wherein those elements thereof constituting the fire-box walls form a protective shield or apron for the grill plate in the folded position of the stove to prevent the greasy plate coming in contact with ones clothes or the upholstery of the vehicle in which the stove may be carried.

Other features of 'the invention reside in the constructio and arrangement of parts hereinafter desc bed and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

in the accompanying drawings:-

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my camp stove or picnic grill in its folded or collapsed position. Figure 2 is a perspective view thereof inits unfolded or operative position. Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary transverse section taken substantially in the plane of line 3-4, Figure 2. Figure 4 is a sectional view, similar to Figure 3, showing the grill in its partially folded condition preparatory to collapsing the frame. Figure 5 is an enlarged cross section taken on line 5-5, Figure 1. Figure 6 is an enlarged longitudinal section taken on line 8-4, Figure 3. Figure 7 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal section taken on line 1-1, Figure 5. Figure 8 is a fragmentary end view showing a modified connection between the grill plate and the frame.

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

This improved camp stove, which has been designed for burning wood, charcoal or like fuel, is particularly intended for picnics, touring and camping trips, and-for wiener roasts and the like. In the preferred embodiment of the invention shown in the drawings, the same is a selfcontained portable unit which can be compactly folded when not in use and which can be readily unfolded'for use, and in its general organization consists of a collapsible frame adapted to be supported upon the ground and including portions which form a trough to constitute a firebox, and a grill adapted to be supported over 1934, Serial No. ll 6,154,

the fire-box and to be compactly folded within the collapsible frame when the stove is not in use.

The frame preferably consists of a pair of collapsible, intersecting leg members or sections 5 II and II which are pivoted to each other intermediate their ends, as indicated at i2, so that these leg-sections may assume the spread, supporting position shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4 or the collapsed overlying position shown in Fig- 10 ures 1 and '5. Secured to the upper portions of the leg sections It, H and Joining them together as a unit, are side walls or tie plates l3, l3 which extend generally in the direction of those sections and which, in the unfolded position of the frame, form a trough or fire-box it, it being noted in Figures 2 and 3 that these walls converge downwardly to form a fire-box of comparatively large capacity, the lower ends of these walls being spaced apart to form a draft opening. I

As shown in Figure 3, it will be further noted that these side walls I! are disposed substantially in a plane adjoining the outer edges of the respective leg sections IO, ll, so that when the latter are folded to the position shown in Figures' 1 and 5, a pocket or compartment I5 is formed between the side walls for a purpose which will hereinafter appear, such pocket being open at its top and bottomsides, and closed at its ends'by the upper portions of the respective leg sections.

Adapted for disposition over the fire-box in the unfolded position of the. foldable frame I 0, II and for insertion into the pocket I! in the folded or collapsed position thereof, is a grill plate I 6 which is so mounted on the frame as to be capable of movement relative thereto to assume the respective positions mentioned. To this end, as shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4, the grill plate, which may be of any suitable construction, is connected to the upper ends of one set of companion leg-sections, say the leg-sections ii, so as to be capable of a combined swinging and linear or longitudinal movement with respect to the leg-frame, the means shown in the drawings for accomplishing this purpose consisting of pivots l1 secured to said leg-sections II and engaging corresponding longitudinal slots l8 in the end walls of the grill plate. In the horizontal or operative position of the grill plate, its free end rests upon the upper edge of the adjoining sidewall l3, and if desired the grill plate may be provided with suitable notches l9 which interlock with such wall, in the manner shown in Figure 3, to prevent its accidental lateral displacement relative to the leg-frame. At its free end, the grill plate I6 has a suitable handle 20 for manipulating it to its respective positions, such handle'also serving as a means for carrying the stove when collapsed, as shown in Figure 1.

By mounting the grill plate in this manner, it

can be readily swung to the position shown by full lines in Figures 2 and 3 to an operative posi- -tion for .roasting, broiling or cooking, or it may be swung rearwardly to anopen, substantially pendant position, shown by dotted lines in Figure 3, to uncover the fire-box I4 and render it accessible for introducing the charcoal or wood and making the fire, after which it may be swung to its operative position. When collapsing the stove for transporting or storage purposes, the grill plate is shifted transversely of the leg frame It, II, to the horizontal position shown by dotted lines at the top of Figure 3, after which it is swung downwardly and inwardly into the fire-box to a position in alinement with the companion leg-sections H, as shown by full lines in Figure 4. While in this position, it is then allowed to slide or drop downwardly through the draft opening formed at the bottom of the fire-box between the opposing lower edges of the walls ll until its'movement is arrested by the outer ends of the pivot-engaging slots l8 abutting against the pivots l1, which position is shown by dotted lines in. Figure 4. The leg-sections l0, II are now folded together to the position shown in Figures 1 and5, in which position the grill plate II is housed in the resulting pocket I! with, the side walls I! constituting,

guard plates or aprons for protecting the greasy grill coming in contact with the clothes of the user or with the upholstery of the car in which the stove is carried. It will be noted in Figure 4 that the handle faces downwardly and upon bodily reversing the collapsed stove to the position shown in Figure 1, the grill-handle 20 faces upwardly and serves as a convenient medium for carrying the stove, the downward displacement of the leg-frame relative to the grill being prevented by the pivot pins II contacting the outer ends of the leg-slots II, the whole making for a very compact unit which requires but little space to store it and which can be conveniently carried about.

In Figure 8, I have shown a modified form of fieicible connection between the grill plate I! and the leg-frame, whereby the grill may be moved to the respective positions heretofore described.

This connection consists of a link 2| pivoted at one end, as indicated at 22, to each of the legsections ll, while its opposite end is pivoted at 23 to the adjoining end of the grill Plate.

I claim as my invention:-

1. A device of the character described, comprising a frame including, at each end thereof, a

' pair of legs pivoted intermediate their ends and opposing side walls connecting the upper portions of the legs, said side walls in e. trough-like fire-box in the unfolded position of the legs, and being in spaced parallel relation in the folded position of such legs, and a grill plate having a combined hinge and laterally shiftable connec-= tion at one side to the upper ends of the corre sponding legs and engageabie at its opposite side with the side wall connecting the companion legs in the unfolded position of the latter, said plate being movable to a position between and in adjoining parallel relation to said side walls in the folded position of the frame.

2. A device of the character described, comprising a frame including, at each end thereof, a pair of legs pivoted intermediate their ends and side walls connecting the upper portions of said legs and forming a fire-box in the unfolded position of the frame and a sheathing fora grill plate in its folded position, and a grill plate having a laterally-displaceable hinged connection with said frame to assume an operative position over said walls or a position alongside and between the latter in the collapsed position of the frame.

3 A device of the character described, comprising a collapsible frame including pairs of intersecting pivoted leg members and opposing side walls attached at their ends to the leg members to form a trough-shaped fire box in the unfolded position of the frame, and a grill plate having a laterally-displaceable hinged connection adjacent one side to the upper end of the corresponding leg of each pair whereby said grill may be swung laterally to and from a position over the trough-shaped fire box and to a position upon the inner face of.the adjoining side wall.

4. A device of the character described, comprising a collapsible frame including, at eachend thereof, a pair of foldable legs pivoted intermediate their ends, and side walls connecting said legs and attached at their ends to the companion upper portions thereof to provide a troughshaped fire box in the unfolded position of the legs, and a grill having a combined pivotal and laterally-shiftable connection with the upper ends of the corresponding legs of a pair to overlie the upper edges of the side walls in the unfolded position of the legs and to lie in a slidingly inserted position between said side walls in the folded pomtion of the legs.

5. A folding stove, comprising a collapsible frame forming a trough-shaped fire box. having, at each end thereof, a pair of legs pivoted intermediate their ends, side walls connected to the upper portions of the corresponding legs of a pair, and a grill overlying the upper edges of said side walls in the unfolded .position of the frame and having means adjacent one side thereof providing a combined pivotal and sliding connection with the upper ends of the corresponding legs of each pair whereby said grill may be moved laterally and folded inwardlybetween the side walls in the folded position of the frame, the opposite side of the grill having a handle thereon exposed beyond the bottom edges of theside walls in said last-named position for carrying the frame and the grill as a unit.

6. A folding, stove, comprising a collapsible frame forming .a trough-shaped fire fox having, at each end thereof, a pair of legs pivoted intermediate their ends, and side walls rigidly connecting the outer edges of those portions of corresponding legs of each pair above their pivots, said side walls converging downwardly in the open position of the frame and being disposed in parallel spaced relation in the folded overlying position of the frame-legs to provide a pocket, and a grill having a laterally-shiftable hinged connection tothe upper ends of the corresponding legs of a pair to form a unitary assembly with the frame and overlying the upper edges of said walls in the open position of the frame, said grill being movable about its pivot against the adjacent side wall and occupying the pocket formed by said walls. 7. A folding stove, comprising a collapsible frame forming a trough-shaped fire box having, at each end thereof, a pair of legs .permanently pivoted intermediate their ends, side walls rigwardly upon the side wall adjacent its pivoted edge. n Y

- 8. A device of the character described, comprising a collapsible frame including, at each end thereof, a pair of legs pivoted-intermediate their ends and opposing downwardly-converging side walls connected at their ends to the upper portions of the corresponding legs of each pair and forming a fire-box in the unfolded position of the frame and with the walls disposed in substantially parallel spaced relation in the' folded position of said frame to form a pocket, and a grill plate connected to the frame at one side thereof and having means providing a pivotal and lateral sliding connection with a corresponding leg of apair, wherebvthe grill has a'combined swinging and linear movement relative to the frame to assume an operative position over the fire-box walls in the unfolded position of the frame and a position within said pocket in the folded position of said frame. I

9. A camp stove, comprising a frame including, at each end thereof, a pair of legs pivoted intermediate their ends and side walls connecting the upper portions of the corresponding legs of a pair and forming a fire-box in the unfolded position of the frame and a sheathing for a grill plate in its folded position, and a grill plate constituting a self-contained part oflthe frame to assume an operative position over said walls in the unfolded position of the frame and a position between said walls in the folded position of the frame, corresponding legs of each pair having pivots thereon and the grill plate having slots engasing said pivots.

CHARLES L. PEARSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification126/25.00R, D07/332, 126/9.00R
International ClassificationF24B1/20, F24B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF24B1/205
European ClassificationF24B1/20B2