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Publication numberUS2364295 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1944
Filing dateMar 5, 1941
Priority dateMar 5, 1941
Publication numberUS 2364295 A, US 2364295A, US-A-2364295, US2364295 A, US2364295A
InventorsHyde Lloyd E
Original AssigneeHyde Lloyd E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2364295 A
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L. E. HYDE 2,364,295

TORCH Dec. 5, 1944.

Filed March 5, 1941 Inventor Patented Dec. 5, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TORCH Lloyd E. Hyde, Fairmont, Minn. Application March 5, 1941, Serial No. 381,922

2 Claims.

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in torches particularly for singeing poultry and wild game, kindling fires, heating liquids in pans, thawing frozen pipes, etc.

The primary object of the invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a torch of the aforementioned character comprising novel supporting means whereby the device may be conveniently used either as a hand implement or placed on a suitable supporting surface.

Other objects of the invention are to provide atorch of the character described which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, compact, highly efficient and reliable in use and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:

Figure l is a bottom plan view ofa torch constructed in accordance with the present invention, showing the device ready for use as a hand implement with the stand in retracted or inoperative position.

Figure 2 is a view in side elevation of the device, showing the supporting stand in use.

Figure 3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through the torch, showing the stand in inoperative position.

erally by the reference numeral 8. The stand 8 is formed from a single length of resilient wire which is bent upon itself at an intermediate point and twisted, as at 9, in a manner to provide a loop II] which is journaled in the eye I. Diverging legs II extend from the twisted portion 9 of the stand 8, said legs terminating, at their free ends, in oppositely turned hooks I2. Slidable on the rod I and the legs II is a slip ring I3. The ring I3 is engageable in the hooks I2 for releasably securing the stand 8 in folded or inoperative position.

It is thought that the manner of using the device will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, with the stand 8 secured by the ring I3 in folded or inoperative position, as seen in Figures 1 and 3 of the drawing, the device is adapted to be used as a hand torch. When it is not desired to hold the torch, the ring I3 is moved forwardly on the legs I I and the rod I to a position adjacent the stopper 6. The legs II are thus freed and spring to open or spread position. The stand 3 also may then be swung downwardly to a position substantially at right angles to the rod I. Swinging movement of the stand 8 toward unfolded or opera- Figure 4 is a cross sectional view, taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a wire rod I of suitable length. Mounted on one end port'ion'of the rod I is a handle 2. Mounted on the other end portion of the rod I is a head which is designated generally by the reference numeral 3. The head 3 includes a mass 4 of suitable fireproof material which is bound to the rod I by a wire 5 wound around said material.

tive position is positively limited by the stopper 6 which now functions as a support or stop for.

said stand. The torch may now be conveniently mounted in an inclined position, as suggested in Figure 2 of the drawing, in a sink or any other desired place.

It is believed that the many advantages of a torch constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

' 1. A torch of the character described comprising a rod, a handle on one end portion of said rod, a head on the other end portion of the rod, a stopper fixed on the rod between the head and the handle, a folding stand for supporting the rod-in an inclined position, said stand comprising a single length of resilient wire having an intermediate portion bent upon itself and twisted for providing a loop, resilient legs diverging from the twisted portion of the wire, oppositely extending hooks on the free ends of said legs, means engaged with the loop for pivotally connecting the stand to the rod at a point immediately adjacent one end of the stopper, said stopper bemg engageable by the stand and constituting means for limiting the swinging movement of said stand toward operative position, and a ring slidable on the rod and legs and engageable in the hooks for releasably securing the stand in inoperative position.

2. A torch comprising a rod, a head on one end portion of the rod, a. handle on the other end portion of said rod, an eye fixed on the rod at an intermediate point, a stopper mounted on the rod and having one end in abutting engagement with said eye, the eye constituting a positive stop for the stopper, a stand journaled for swinging movement in the eye for supporting the head in elevated position, said stand being engageable with said one end of the stopper for positively limiting the swinging movement of said stand toward operative position, and a ring slidable on the rod for releasably securing the stand in inoperative position.


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U.S. Classification431/327, 248/170, 248/688, 248/117.1, 248/176.2, 126/25.00B
International ClassificationA22C21/04, A22C21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA22C21/04
European ClassificationA22C21/04