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Publication numberUS2485922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1949
Filing dateSep 27, 1947
Priority dateSep 27, 1947
Publication numberUS 2485922 A, US 2485922A, US-A-2485922, US2485922 A, US2485922A
InventorsElizabeth Rubin
Original AssigneeElizabeth Rubin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Child's novel picture hot plate
US 2485922 A
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Oct. 25, 1949. RUBIN 2,485,922


This invention relates to new and useful improvements in child-coaxing food-serving dishes.

By a dish is meant any bowl, saucer, plate or other food container for children.

An important object of the invention is to provide a new and useful combination or assembly including a food dish, and a changeable means to intrigue the interest of the child and stimulate eating of the food. The bottom of the dish is transparent, and the changeable means, operable from the exterior of the combination or assembly by a manipulation performed either with or beyond the sight of the child, functions in such manner that from time to time different pictorial representations, nursery rhymes or the like, those familiar to the child or otherwise, may be selectively interchangeably displayed below the dish for inspection through its transparent bottom. Hereinafter, any of such kinds of display, pictorial or in print, is meant when a picture is referred to.

A further feature of the invention is the provision, in addition to the features above mentioned, of a food-dish-underlying structure or base which provides a chamber for the storage of hot water for keeping the food in the dish from getting cold.

Such base may be a one-part structure, providing merely the hot water chamber, or a space for affording a field of operation for the display means, or providing both said chamber and said space.

A further feature of the invention involves the provision of means whereby with a plurality of separable structures present and with these adapted to rest one on top of another, said structures are so shaped that they may be thus arranged so as dependably to be assembled, merely by gravity and/or interengaging formation.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 3. shows one now favored embodiment of the invention, in axial section.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof, with the food dish removed.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged axial section, taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2, which line is at right angles to the cutting plane on the basis of which the showing of Fig. 1 is made.

Fig. 4 is a horizontal section, taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the bottom structure, looking down on the top of the same.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary detail view on a still larger scale, this view being a section taken on the line 6-4 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a structure intermediate the food dish and said bottom structure, with the same inverted to show certain formations on the bottom thereof.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary perspective view, showing a length of a web-type picture-carrying element forming part of the display means.

The childs picture hot plate, according to the present invention, includes a food dish it made of glass or some other suitable transparent material. Below the food dish is a bowl-shaped structure 25, which may be made of thin metal, some non-transparent plastic, or the like. Below the structure it is a base structure H, which may be made of glass or the like; and which provides a chamber I8 for holding hot water, such chamber being able to be filled with hot water and emptied of the same by way of a spout it closable by a stopper 20.

The structure H, which may aptly be called the chambered base, has a downwardly depressed top wall 2! shaped along the inner side of its upper marginal portion for engaging the bottom side margin of the structure Iii to insure positioning of the latter solidly on the chambered base I? while at the same time providing a space or compartment 22 for affording a field of operation for the display means.

The structure it, which may aptly be called the intermediate bowl, has downwardly projected from its bottom two pairs of ears 23. Said ears have apertures it; these apertures on the ears of each of said pairs being aligned, and the aligning of the apertures of one pair being parallel with that of the apertures of the other pair. Parallel with such alignments are a pair of slots 25 through the bottom of the intermediate bowl it.

A web 26, of paper, acetate or other suitable flexible material, is suitably attached at its opposite ends to each of a pair of rod-like reels 21 each journalled in the apertures 2d of a pair of the cars 23. Beyond an end length of the web 25 wound on one of the reels 21, the web is passed upwardly through one of the slots 25 and then extended across the upper surface of the bottom of the intermediate bowl I6, thence is extended down through the other slot 25, and thereafter continues as another end length of the web wound on the other reel 27.

lhus, by rotation of one reel or the other, a predetermined web portion, such as that shown at 25a in Fig. 2, may be displayed in the intermediate bowl it, between the slots 25, for inspection through the transparent bottom of the food dish I 5. The side of the web uppermost during any such display carries a plurality of difierent pictures, as indicated in Fig. 8; the three pictures there shown being marked 28, 23 and 30.

The reels 27 are extended beyond the outer limits of the intermediate bowl l6 and the chambered base l7, and said reels at their outer ends carry turn-knobs 3 I. If desired, the pictures may also be made visible along the walls or sides of the plates.

In order to keep all parts of the display means protected against contact by the hot water in the chambered base ill, the latter is provided with a pair of open-topped slots 32 (Figs. 5 and 6), formed in solid masses 33 located at a side of the top marginal portion of said base. These slots are for receiving the reels 2! when the intermediate bowl is placed on the chambered base l7.

Accordingly as one knob 34 or the other is turned in the proper direction, a desired one of the pictures on web 26 may be arranged for inspection as above, as a promised reward to the child when all the food in the dish 55 is eaten.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in, the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A picture exhibiting device for use with a childs hot dish including a heating base element and a transparent feeding dish comprising, a member removably supported on the heating base element provided with a horizontal wall spaced from the heated base element, parallel reels rotatably supported beneath the horizontal wall of said member and above said heating base element, spaced slots in said horizontal wall parallel to and intermediate said reels, a display film carried by said reels and passing therebetween through said slots to display a portion thereof above said horizontal wall, and a portion of said member above said horizontal wall shaped to receive and support a transparent feeding dish at a spaced distance above said wall.

2. A picture exhibiting device for use with a childs hot dish including a heating base element and atransparent feeding dish comprising, a member removably supported on the heating base element and provided with a horizontal Wall spaced from said element, spaced pairs of ears depending from the bottom of said horizontal wall, parallel reels rotatably supported one between each pair of said ears, spaced elongated slots in said horizontal wall parallel to and intermediate said reels and said ears, a display film carried by said reels, said film being threaded through said slots intermediate said reels to dispose a portion thereof above said horizontal Wall between said slots, and that portion of said member above said wall being shaped to support a transparent feeding dish at a spaced distance above said wall.

3. A structure as defined in claim 2 wherein, said reels are supported upon parallel rods rotatably mounted in said pairs of ears, and said rods extending through the side of the structure to permit free manual rotation of said reels.


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U.S. Classification40/324, 40/518, 126/246, 220/592.28
International ClassificationA47G19/02, A47G19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/025, A47G19/027
European ClassificationA47G19/02Q, A47G19/02D