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Publication numberUS2259854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1941
Filing dateDec 2, 1940
Priority dateDec 2, 1940
Publication numberUS 2259854 A, US 2259854A, US-A-2259854, US2259854 A, US2259854A
InventorsLangel Adrien L
Original AssigneeChicago Metallic Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ring mold
US 2259854 A
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Oct. 21;. 1941. A. L. LANGEL 2,259,854

RING MOLD Filed Dec. 2, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet l 0611. 21, 1941. A, LANGEL 2,259,854

RING MOLD Filed Dec. 2, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Oct. 21, 1941 RING MOLD v V Adrien L. Langel, Chicago, 111., assignor to Chicago Metallic Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IIL, a corporation of Illinois Application December 2, 1940, serial No.368; 164

'15 Claims.

My present invention, which relates to .a threepart ring mold, is concerned particularly with a means for preventing leakage at the joints thereof. Ringmolds of the type commonly used for baking have in the past been subject to leakage at the points of connection between the ends of the ring, and around the edges of the bottomw-hich is fittedinto the ring, .11; is the primary object of my invention to provide a convenient and inexpensive means for preventing any such leakage. The parts which enter into the construction by which these objectives are gained, are simple, inexpensive and .easily assembled. ,A suggestive embodiment of my invention is set forth .in the accompanying draw- .ings, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective View of the ring mold inits entirety;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail in cross-section, taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a perspective View in detail of the clip applied to the ring mold to look its ends together;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view in detail showing the ends of the ring mold separated;

Fig. 5 is a view in perspective of the clip looking toward .its .inner side;

Figs. 6 .and 7 are enlarged details in section taken, respectively, on lines 6-6 and -!l of Fig. 1;

Fig. 8 is a detail in elevation of the ring mold joint, adjacent the lower-end, showing a modifled construction;

Fig. '9 is a viewin perspective showinga locking clip applied .to a joint of still difierent construction;

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of the clip per se which is shown .in connection with Fig. 9;

Fig. 11 .is .an enlarged detail in section, taken on line H-H of Fig. 9; and

Fig. .12 is a fragmentary view in elevation showing .the joint as used with the constructions of Figs. 9-11.

The ring mold of my invention is shown best in Figure 1. My ring mold consists principally of an-elongated strip l5,.as .of sheet metal, curved or bent through 360 so as to presentits opposite ends, l6 and I'Lin meeting relation. The upper edge of the strip I5 is outwardly .curled, and disposed therein and secured thereunder is a wire reinforcement l9, coextensive in length with the strip [5. One end of the wire reinforcement l9 protrudes beyond the strip end, and the other end terminates a corresponding distance short of the otherstrip endisee Fig. 4) ,thus

(c1. se e providing a Trecess to accommodate the protruding wire end '20 when theends i6 andill of. the strip IS-arein buttrelation. Q

As here shown, the lower edge '23 of the strip i5 .is curled inwardly slightly fmore than A bottom plate 2d having depending rolled edges 25 'is adapted, when placed within the "ring, to .in'terfit ,its rolled, edges '25 with the inwardly curledlower edge '23 of the strip, thereby ".providing an easily removable, leak-proof bottom for the ring mold. A j

The ends 16 and '11 of the strip l'JJIare provided with flanges 26 and 21, respectively, .out- ,wardly and reversely bent and enten'ding from a point near the upper edge l8 of the strip. toward the lower edge .23, but terminating. short of the, latter. The "lower ends of 'eachflange slant outwardly as at 28 so as to aid in guiding the clip, presently to be described, over the flanges.

A tongue 29 extends laterally from one end, here indicatedas the. end [1, ot the strip in the region adjacent its lower edge 23, andbelow the flange 21. This tongue is adaptedior overlap with the opposite stripend I51, when the two strip ends are otherwis'e in butt relation. By means of this overlapping connectionlbetween the two :ends I prevent the leakage whichmight otherwise occur at the joining ends ofthe strip.

A hollow spring clip Cis adapted to form a releasable interlock between the two strip: ends 1.6 and 'l'l.v This clip as shown in Figs. 3 and 5 comprises :an elongated strap 3! of sheet metal formed with sides '32, and over the greater part of its length with inner walls 36 and?! separated from each other and from the strap 31 so as to provide a channel. wherein th oppositely extended flanges '26 and, 21 are adapted to be slidingly received. The inner walls iii and 3-1 are approximately. coextensive in length with the flanges 26 and .Zl. The portion of the clip which lies below the flanges is 'formed. to provide a' .hollowlpocket defined'bythe sides 32and the strap which is inwardly curved at its lower end. This pocket is adapted to catch any doughor like material which may pass through the joint, thereby preventing any spilling or leaking. The clip near its upper end is provided with a trans verse outset channel 38 wherein the reinforced upper edge l8 of the 's'tripis adapted to be received. I thereby form a spring lock which, being resilient enough to yield and permit movement of the reinforced upper edge I8 into or out of the channel, yet tending when so positioned to maintain itself fixedly in place, snaps tightly over the upper edge of the strip when the clip is applied to the ring mold.

The upper end of the clip may terminate in an outwardly extending tab 39 convenient for manipulation. As here shown, the clip is formed 5 in its upper region with an outwardly projecting rib 40 extending lengthwise of the clip to provide a reinforcement for the spring lock. The lower end 4| of the clip is curled inwardly and then upwardly, and is adapted to fit snugly against the joint between the strip ends and to extend lengthwise along the inward curl of the lowerv edge 23 of the strip I5. This curve may" be likewise reinforced as by alongitudinallyextending rib 42 disposed in' the lowerregion of the clip.

The clip is properly positioned bysliding it upwardly over the flanges 26 and 21 until the curl 4| at the lower end of the clip is tight against the lower edge of the strip l5, and the spring lock of the clip is snapped over the upper edge l8 of the strip. When the clip is in place my ring mold is complete, and there is no possibility of leakage through any of the joints. In Fig. 8 I show a slightly modifiedconstruc- 25 tion. The strip ends are here formed with tongues 29 (in dotted lines) and 30, adapted to interfit when the ring ends arecotherwise in butt relation. As here shown the tongue 29 is fitted Within the tongue 30. 30

A modified form of my invention is shown in Figs..9-12. The lower end 43 of theclipstrap 3| is inset and adapted when the clip is in place to directly engage the exterior surface of the mold. A longitudinal, inwardly projecting rib 44 is formed centrally of the clip lower end which is desirably. inwardly curled at 45 through 90 or more. This rib serves the dual purpose of reinforcing the clip, and of fitting into a slot 45 m which mayintervene between the strip ends in 40 the lower region of the mold, the rib then acting as a closure therefor to prevent leakage therethrough.

The present ring releasable interlock for the two ends of the mold is held in place by its own spring action, and consequently requires no aid from any 'tool when it is applied or removed. It may be made of lightweight sheetmetal, and still be amply, strong to fulfill the requirements for which it is designed due, in part, to the provisionof the embossed reinforcements which extend longitudinally thereof in each end region to provide theneeded strength. This clip, while serving conveniently as a releasable lock for thecmold ends, also acts to prevent the leakage of dough or other contents which may be expressed from the mold-during the process of baking. Thlsis an important consideration because it conends is also considerably improved by the overlapping tongueor tongues at the point wherethe leakage problem is usually. most serious. The locking clip serves to maintain the meeting ends of the mold in their closed relation, and in addi-;,-

,tion offers an exterior closed chamber, in its lower end, into which spilled dough may possibly escape in case ,of leakage. .If .it be preferred not'to employ one or more laterally extending mold has advantages from g several standpoints. The clip which provides the 45 reinforced rib at the lower end of the clip will serve efl'ectively as a closure to prevent the escape of the contents from the mold.

In use, the mold may be readily disassembled by first removing the clip which frees the mold ends for separation, the bottom then disengaging of its own accord. Each of these parts is then free for individual handling and cleaning, and no difficulty will be encountered in removing any spilled dough which may possibly have collected on the inside of the clip or in the joint between I the two ends of the mold. Accordingly, by the I improved features of this construction, the mold may be maintained in a perfectly sanitary condition, and in caseof damage to any of its parts the substitution of a new, fresh part will involve 1 no diificulty whatsoever.

I claim:

1. A ring mold having separable meeting ends, a clip separable from the mold formed to extend over the joint between the meeting ends thereof, interengaging means on the clip and mold ends providing a slidable interlock therebetween, and interengaging means one of which is yieldable provided on the clip and mold cooperating to form a releasable lock therebetween whereby to permit or prevent sliding movement of the clip toward and from operative locking position relaive to the mold.

2. A ringmold having separable meeting ends one of which is formed with a tongue extending laterally to lap past the other at a point adjacent the mold lower edge, and a clip independent of the mold adapted for interlock with themeeting ends of the mold and provided with an inwardly curved lower end adapted to underlie the joint produced by the overlapping tongue, the walls of the clip above its curled lower end being fashioned to closelyfit against the outer surface of the mold on opposite sides of the joint, and

resilient means for securing the clip in its operative locking position.

3. A ring mold having meeting ends providing a joint therebetween,.a clip extensible along the joint and engageable with the ends of the mold to provide a releasable interlock therefor, the clip being formed to present spaced walls in engagement with the mold exterior on opposite sides of the joint between the mold ends, and resilient means for securing the clip in operative locking position upon the mold. V p

4. A ring mold having meeting ends providing therebetween a joint, a clip separable from the mold and applicable to the meeting ends of the mold to provide an interlock therebetween, the clip, being formed of sheet metal with its lower end curved to underlie the bottom edge of the mold and with means extended transversely of its upper end for releasable engagement with the corresponding edge of the'mold, and reinforcing means extending longitudinally of .the clip in the regions of its two ends engaging with portions of the mold adjacent its opposite edges adapted to sustain the clip ends in firm engagement with opposite edges of the mold.

5. A ring mold having meeting end Providing a joint therebetween, a clip separable from the mold releasably applicable to the meeting ends of the mold to provide an interlock therebetween, the clip being formed with spaced walls engageable with the mold at point on opposite sides of the joint, and means for releasably holding the clip against displacement from its operative locktongues which overlap, then the provision of an F ing position upon the mold.

open joint which is adapted to be closed by the 6. A ring mold having meeting ends providing therebetween a joint with an intervening space defining a slot in its zbottomregion, a clip separable from the mold and releasably. applicable to the ends thereof for providing an interloektherebetween, the clip being formed with walls adapted to engage the mold exterior at points along Opposite sides of the joint and with an inwardly protruding rib extending lengthwise thereof adapted to enter the slot between the meeting ends of the mold to provide a closure therefor.

7. A ring mold having meeting ends providing therebetween a joint with an intervening'space defining a slot in its bottom region, a clip separable from the mold and releasably applicable to the ends thereof for providing an interlock therebetween, the clip being formed with an inwardly protruding rib extending lengthwise thereof adapted to enter the .slot between the meeting ends of the mold to provide a closure therefor.

8. A ring mold having meeting ends providing therebetween a joint with an intervening space defining a slot in its bottom region, a clip separable from the mold and releasably :applicabLe to the ends thereof for providing an interlock therebetween, the clip being formed at its lower end with an inward curl adapted ,to underlie and closely engage the mold bottom edge and with an inwardly protruding rib extending lengthwise thereof in its lower region and into the curled end 7 thereof adapted to enter the slot between the meeting ends of the mold to provide a closure therefor.

9.'A ring mold in the form of an elongated strip which is bent through 360 to present its opposite ends in meeting relation, a bottom plate adapted to fit removably within the ring a spring clip forming a releasable interlock between the two ring ends, the clip' at its upper end having means adapted to engage the upper ring edge and at its lower end having means adapted to engage the'lower ring edge, the clip being sufliciently resilient to tend to maintain itself fixedly in place, when disposed in its normal interlocking position, and to yield as required for movement to or from that position.

10. A' ring mold of sheet metal with opposite ends disposed in .meeting relation, means exteriorly of the mold engageable with the ends thereof toprovide an interlock therefor, one of' the engaged parts being yieldable with respect to the other whereby to releasably support the interlocking means in operative position, one of the mold ends adjacent its bottom being extended laterally past the other in lapping relation thereto, and the interlocking means being formed to extend over and around the lapping joint thus produced between the two mold ends to provide an outer closure therefor.

11. A ring mold in the form of an elongated sheet metal strip which is bent through 360 to present its opposite ends in meeting relation, the upper edge of the ring being outwardly curled, a wire reinforcement coextensive in length with the strip disposed within and secured by the curled ring edge with one end of the wire protruding beyond the supporting ring end and the other wire end terminating a substantially corresponding distance short of its supporting ring end whereby to provide a recess for accommodating the protruding wire end when the two ends of the ring are in meeting relation, a flange at each ring end outwardly and reversely bent and extending for a substantial distance across the ring between its upper and lower edges but terminating short of the latter, an inward curl of more than extending along the lower ring edge, a bottom plate having depending rolled edges extending into a lowcr'plane adapted, when placed with-in the ring, to interfit its rolled edges with the inwardly curled lower edge of the ring, .one end of the ring in the region adjacent its lower edge being provided with a tongue extended laterally below the proximate flange adapted for overlap with the opposite ring end when-the two ring ends are in meeting relation,.and a hollow spring clip forming a releasable interlock between the two ring ends, the clip being split to provide spaced walls aifording a channel wherein the oppositely extended flanges are adapted to be slidingly received, and near its upper end being formed with an outset transverse channel wherein the outward protruding reinforcement at the upper ring edge is adapted to be received and at its lower .end

with a' curl extending inwardly and then upwardly adapted to underlie the joint between the ring ends and extend lengthwise along the ring oppositely therefrom, the clip upper end being sufficiently resilient to yield as required for movement of the reinforced upper ring edge into or out of the channel extending transversely of the clip whenever the clip is applied to or removed from the ring end, and, when disposed in its normal interlocking relation with the ring flanges, tending to maintain itself fixedly in place.

12. A ring mold in the form of an elongated sheet metal strip which is bent through 360 to present its opposite ends in meeting relation, the upper edge of the ring being outwardly curled, a flange at each ring end outwardly and reversely bent and extending for a substantial distance across the ring between its upper and lower edges, an inward curl extending along the lower ring edge, a bottom platehaving depending curled edges adapted, when placed within the ring, to interfit its edges with the inwardly curled edge of the ring, the ends of the ring inthe region adjacent its lower edge being provided with tongues I extended laterally below the proximate flanges each adapted for interfitting with the tongue of the opposite ring end when the two-ring ends are in meeting relation, and a hollow spring clip forming a releasable interlock between the two ringends, the clip being formed with spaced walls affording a channel wherein the oppositely extended flanges are adapted to be slidingly received, with an outset channel at its upper end wherein the curled upper ring edge is adapted to be received, and with means at its lower end defining a hollow pocket adapted to overlie the joint between the ring ends, the clip at its lower extremity being curled inwardly and then upwardly adapted to underlie the joint between the ring ends and extend lengthwise along the ring oppositely therefrom, the clip upper end being sufficiently resilient to yield as required for movement of the upper ring edge into or out of the channel extending transversely of the clip whenever the clip is applied to or removed from the ring ends, and, when disposed in its normal interlocking relation with the ring flanges, tending to maintain itself fixedly in place.

13. A ring mold in the form of an elongated sheet metal strip which is bent through 360 to present its opposite ends in meeting relation with an intervening slot in the lower region thereof, the upper edge of the ring being outwardly curled, a flange at each ring end outwardly and reversely bent and extending for a substantial distance across the ring between its upper and lower edges but terminating short o'fthe latter, an inward curl extending along the lower r'ing edge, a bottom plate havingdepending curled edges adapted, when placed within the ring, to

'inte'rfit its curled edges with the inwardly curled lower edge of the ring, and a'spring clip forming a releasable interlock between the two ring ends, the clip being formed with spaced walls affording a channel wherein the oppositely extended flanges are adapted to be slidingly received, and at its upper end being formed with an outset'channel wherein the curled upper ring edge is adapted to be received, and at its lower end being inset to engage the joint between the ring ends, a'cen- 'moved from the ring end, and, when disposed in its normal interlocking relation with the ring flanges, tending to maintain itself fixedly in place.

14. A ring mold in the form of an elongated sheet metal strip which is bent through 360 to present its opposite ends in meeting relation, the upper edge of the ring being outwardly curled, a flange at each ring end'outwardly and reversely bent and extending for a substantial distance across the ring between its upper and lower edges, an inward curl extending along the lower ring edge, a bottom plate having depending, curled edges adapted, when placed'within the ring, to

interfit its curled edges with the inwardly curled lower'edge of the ring, one end of the ring adjacent its lower edge being provided with a tongue extended laterally below the proximate flange adapted to overlap the opposite ring end when the two ring ends are in meeting relation,

and a hollow spring clipforming a releasable interlock between the two ring ends, the clip being formed with spaced walls affording a' channel wherein the oppositely extended flanges are adapted to be slidingly received, and at its upper end being formed with an outset channel wherein the curled upper ring edge is adapted to be received, and with means at its lower end defining a hollow pocket adapted to overlie the joint between the ring ends, the clip at its lower extremity being curled inwardly and then upwardly adapted to underlie the joint between the ring ends and extend lengthwise along the ring oppositely therefrom, the clip upper end being sufflciently resilient to yield as required for movement of the upper ring edge into or out of the channel extending transverselyof the clip whenever the clip is applied to or removed from the ring end, and, when disposed in its normal interlocking relation with the ring flanges, tending to maintain itself fixedly in place.

15. A ring mold in the form of an elongated sheet metal strip which is bent through 360 to present its opposite ends in meeting relation, the upper edge of the ring being outwardly curled, a flange at each ring end outwardly and reversely bent and extending for a substantial distance across the ring between its upper and lower edges but terminating short of the latter, an inward curl extending along the lower ring edge, a bottom plate having depending rolled edges extending into a lower plane adapted, when placed within the ring, to interfit its rolled edges with the inwardly curled lower edge of the ring, and a hollow spring clip forming a releasable interlock between the two ring ends, the clip being formed with spaced walls affording a channel wherein the oppositely extended flanges are adapted to be slidingly received, and at its upper end being formed with an outset transverse channel wherein the outwardly protruding upper ring edge is adapted to be received and at its lower end with a curl extending inwardly and then upwardly adapted to underlie the joint between the ring ends and extend lengthwise along the ring oppositely therefrom, the clip upper end being sufficiently resilient to yield as required for movement of the reinforced upperring edge into or out of the channel extending transversely of the clip whenever the clip is applied to or removed from the ring end, and, when disposed in its normal interlocking relation with the ring flanges, tending to maintain itself fixedly in place.

ADRIEN L. LANGEL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification249/163, 249/135, 249/173
International ClassificationA47J43/20, A21B3/00, A47J43/00, A21B3/13
Cooperative ClassificationA21B3/13, A47J43/20
European ClassificationA21B3/13, A47J43/20