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Publication numberUS2511594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1950
Filing dateJul 6, 1945
Priority dateJul 6, 1945
Publication numberUS 2511594 A, US 2511594A, US-A-2511594, US2511594 A, US2511594A
InventorsPeter Loffredo
Original AssigneePeter Loffredo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Barbecue grill
US 2511594 A
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P. LOFFREDO BARBECUE GRILL June 13, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 6, 1945 INVENTOR. P5767? 401%?500 June 13, 1950 P. LOFFREDO 2,511,594

BARBECUE GRILL Filed July 6, 1945- 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 fig. 7

INVENTOR.

ATTORNE 'Patented June 13, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BARBECUE GRILL Peter Loflredo, Waukesha, Wis.

Application July 6, 1945, Serial No. 603,559

3 Claims.

My invention refers to barbecue grills, and more particularly to a type of portable outdoor cooking device.

The object of my invention is to provide a barbecue grill that may be assembled quickly,

set up to its operating position, and disassembled ner to provide easy dumping of the fire and hot coal after its use.

It is apparent that the device, as specified, illustrated and claimed herein, provides a very compact, clean, inexpensive grill that may be constructed out of metal that is light in weight, so that it will adapt itself for transportation very easily.

Other and further objects of my invention will become morerapparent as the description proceeds when taken inconjunction with the drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the assembled device ready for use.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the fire box or fuel basket, showing its component parts and their relation to one another.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the spit which is designed to comprise adjustable prongs and to be rotatably and horizontally supported above the grid.

Figure 4 is a top view of the device without the fire basket, showing the table plate in an open position.

Figure 5 is a bottom view of the frame with the legs supported therein, and the table top in a folded position.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary view of the method of assembling the legs, which are shown in cross section, to the frame, and

Figure 7 is a bottom view of the entire assembly in a folded position for transportation.

Similar characters of reference indicate cor-,

responding parts throughout the several views, and referring now to the same, the character III shows a rectangular frame illustrated as being constructed of angle iron. At the four corners 56 of the frame are shown leg supports in the form of sockets arranged to receive the legs shown as I2. These legs are constructed of tubes, but may be angle iron or any other shaped material. Obviously, the supports II must correspond with the contour of the shape of the leg. There are clamping screws I3 through the walls of the leg supports. These screws are employedto retain the legs in a rigid position when the device is assembled. A cross member I4, extending within the rectangular frame Ii], supports a table plate I5 of sheet metal. This plate I5 is hingedly' attached to the cross member I4 at I6.

There is a grid I'I hingedly attached to the frame I0 by means of hinges I8. This grid extends across the top of the frame Ill between one end of the frame and the cross member I4. The front of the frame I0 is provided with a handle, shown at I9, and a grid clip 23 fastened is being burnt for the use of the device, and the two fuel supports 24, hinged at 25, are held togetherat their low point by means of an engaging member 28.

Hingedly attached to the end plate assembly 7 22 are shown vertical adjustment supports 29 which are equipped with handles 30 at their top and are shown hingedly attached at the point 3|. These adjustment supports 29 are provided with adjustment grooves 32 and 32 for supporting the basket assembly 2| and the spit assembly, shown as 33. This spit consists of a pair of stationary prongs 34 and a pair of adjustably mounted prongs 35 mounted to a shaft 38, and fastened to the shaft 38 by means of a thumb screw 36. The depending end 31 of the shaft38 is arranged to rest within one of the grooves or open slots 32- 7 while the bearing 39 on the shaft 38 would fit into any of the grooves 32. The shaft 38 terminates into a crank handle 40, and a clamp M is mount- 5 ed to the shaft 38 for supporting and retaining the spit assembly in a fixed position when the support 4| contacts one of the adjustment sup- The object of the fuel support, of course, is to retainthe fuel that

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Classifications
U.S. Classification126/9.00B, 126/25.00A, 126/14, 99/421.0HV, 126/9.00R
International ClassificationA47J37/07
Cooperative ClassificationA47J37/0704
European ClassificationA47J37/07B