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Publication numberUS2354968 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1944
Filing dateOct 5, 1943
Priority dateOct 5, 1943
Publication numberUS 2354968 A, US 2354968A, US-A-2354968, US2354968 A, US2354968A
InventorsGlenroy Pickering
Original AssigneeGlenroy Pickering
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knife, fork, and spoon holder
US 2354968 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

- Aug. 1,1944. PICKERING 2,354,963

KNIFE,- FORK, AND SPOON HOLDER Filed Oct. 5. 1943 aleia'mfl fickez z'iy INVENTOR.


Patented Aug. 1, 1944 UNITED STATES TENT OFFICE.

1 Claim.

This invention relates to a knife, fork and spoon holder, designed for use with eating plates, the primary object of the invention being to provide a holder which may be removably secured to the edge of an eating plate, for supporting the knife, fork and spoon to prevent soiling of the table cloth.

Another object of the invention is to provide a support which will hold a knife, fork and spoon, out of the way of food placed on the plate, with which the holder is used.

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing Figure l is an elevational view showing a holder constructed in accordance with the invention, as positioned over the edge of an eating plate.

Figure 2 is a plan View thereof.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the holder comprises an elongated body portion indicatedv generally by the reference character 5, the body portion being constructed of any suitable material such as wood, glass, metal, plastics or the like.

The body portion is substantially wide, to afford wide supporting surfaces for the articles supported thereby.

As shown by Fig. 1 of the drawing, the body portion is formed with a downwardly extended end portion 6 providing a supporting leg having an enlargement at its extremity, so that it may rest on a supporting surface, and hold the intermediate portion of the body 5, spaced from the supporting surface.

Formed in one end of thebody portion 5, is a slot 1 which extends inwardly an appreciable distance from the end of the body portion, to fit over the edge of a dinner plate, such as indicated at 8 in the present drawing. Thus it will be seen that when the body portion 5 is positioned over the edge of the plate, the holder will be rigidly held in its upright or active supporting position, without danger of the holder tipping when articles to be supported thereby, are positioned on the holder.

Formed in the body portion, at a point substantially intermediate the ends thereof, is a slot 9, the bottom of which is slightly inclined, so that a spoon positioned therein, will be held at a decided angle, to prevent the additional weight of the bowl of the spoon, from tilting the spoon within the slot.

At one side of the slot 9, is a slot H) which is substantially narrow, for the reception of a knife blade.

At'the opposite side of the slot 9 is a slot [I which is of a width slightly greater than the width of the slot ID, to receive the handle of a fork which is positioned therein.

When the holder is in use, it is placed over the edge of a dinner plate, in a manner as shown by Fig. 1. The knife, fork and spoon are positioned in the various slots, and maybe readily picked up by the user and replaced without material on the articles, contacting with the table cloth on which the plate and holder are positioned.

It will further be seenthat the various articles will be supported with such respect to each other that one article may be removed without removing the other articles, and the knife, fork and spoon, may be supported adjacent to a plate without contacting the food supported on the plate.

What is claimed is:v

A knife, fork and spoon holder, comprising a body portion, a supporting leg at one end of the body portion adapted to reston a supporting surface, said body portion having a curved upper edge formed with notches extending inwardly therefrom, the bottom of one of the notches being inclined to support a spoon inclined with rev spect to the supporting surface, and said body portion having a slot extending inwardly from one end thereof adapted to receive the edge of a, plate with which the holder is used.


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U.S. Classification248/37.3, 15/268, 294/27.1
International ClassificationA47G21/00, A47G21/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G21/145
European ClassificationA47G21/14B