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8 1950 c. T. STEELE 2,517,254
CAMP HEATING AND COOKING STOVE Filed April 18, 1947 IN V EN TOR.
Patented Aug. 1, 1950 2,517,254 GAzMP' E TING AND' '(BOOKI'NG s'rovE lflhar lcs lilfpfsiteele, Ecorse, Mich.
Appl-icatidn Api-il 1s, ieimf seriarno. 742;237
The invention relates to i a combination 11182.13- ing and cooking stove iespecially adaptedttfor fishermen, hunters and campers and is arranged to provide a heated seat-torcstool which the user may occupy when fishing'throughztheaiceor 'the like.
Theinvention has for' its object the provision of a collapsible stove formed of two telescoping,
hollow, cylindrical memberscwith means forholding the same in extendedsposition when it wis*de sired to use thestove as a seat orstoolsand'in-reans for collapsing the stove to transport or'rstorewtlie same.
Another object is to iprovide such estove formed of twocylindrical receptacles, the 'lower receptacle being closed at 'its lower end :and open at its top, while the .Iupper receptacle is closed at its upper end and open-at its lower rend so as to telescopically receive the. lower receptacle therein.
A further object is to provide-astove of this character in which a wood top or seat is formed upon the top of the*upper;member and spabed therefrom by a layer of' asbestos.
A still further object is to provide abollapsib'le stove of the character referred to in which spring loaded lugsiare carried by the upper memher and adapted to selectively engage openings near opposite-endsrofthelowerzmember for holding the device in extended or closed condition as desired.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a handler bale upon the upper member so that the stove m ay be easily transported.
A further object is to'fprovidea stove of. this character in which a contractible release band is carried upon the upper membenfor withdraw ing thespring loaded lugs-'from'the openings in the lower member when it is desired 'jto change the adjustment.
Another object is to provide'a heater of 'lthis character in which the spring -loaded stop lugs are mounted upon the 'U-shape spring ineiiibers connected to 3tlie topbf the upp'er member, the
lugs being slidably movable within channel '2'Glaims. (01.126-93) may be attaineduby constructing the improved collapsible l stove in the manner hereinaliter described in "detail and willustrate'd in the ae-- "company drawing; inwhich:
Figure l' is a verticaL*longitudinalsectional viewthrou ghthe stove i'n extended position;
i? Fig. 2: a perspective view of thea stove in E'c'ollapsed position; i
"Fig. 3 a sideelevation cftthe stove inaicollapsed position;
Fig. 4': a -vertical longitudinal section thr'ough the stove in losedpositicn; and, i
Fig. 5' a section on the line 5 5, Fig. l.
The stove comprises generally two hol low cylindrical members ih 'the form 1 of receptacles having their open ends telescopically "engaged. 'The i lower meni'b'er, indicated generally at 1 8, comprises the cy1indrical==side waus H "and the flat bctto'rn wall IZ an'd -the =upper m'ehib'rjindicated generally at l 3, comprises the cylindrical side walls 14 0f su'fiiciently greater-diameter to U slidabl y receive "the cylindrical "side wallsof *the lower member, and theflat top'wall I 5.
B'oth'tif'these members may be forr'ned of=sheet metal of suitable gauge to provide suflicient "strength to hold the weight' of 'a person when the *stove is 1 used *as a Heated "seat or is'tr iol by a fisherman or hunter in cold weather.
For this purpose a 'wood seat or cover, 'asindicateiiat i6; is fixedupoii the top of the upper iiie'mber, "an T asbestos 'l'ayer I being located "be- -tween the same in and the flat top "wall l5 of the iipper member.
' pair or U shape s'pr iiffg 'ine'inbrs L8, preferablyilocated at ht angles to each other are connected to thdinside of th'e fiat top w'alliii of the upper inemberkand the legs-ofthese U sh-ape iiienibers extehde'd ddwn Lthe si'd 'e wens "M or the upper-"member and ave st'op lugs F9 welded or dtherwis'e rigidly connected to their lowenends and "arranged to project through a ertures 2 0 in the lcniv'ei' portion of the cylindrical side walls l4 oftlie periiie'mber. k
M of the upper member tb provide-ineanstor easily carrying the stove when not in use.
i A inultipliity of "spacings 2 3 ma *be 10- cated around the upper portion of the side walls M of the upper member, providing a vent for the products of combustion.
Vertically disposed channel guides 24 are welded or otherwise connected to the side walls of the lower member at four equally spaced 3 points so as to provide guides within which the legs of the spring members l8 and stop lugs [9 may slidably move.
Apertures and 26 are provided in the upper and lower portions respectively of the channel guides 24 and cylindrical side walls ll of the lower member to permit selective engagement of the stop lugs l9 therewith for holding the stove in either extended or collapsed condition as shown in Figs. 1 and 4.
For the purpose of withdrawing the stop lugs 19 from the apertures, a release band 21 is provided. This band may be formed of sheet steel with suificient spring therein to cause it to normally assume the open position best shown in Fig. 5.
Channel clips 28 may be welded or otherwise rigidly attached to the exterior of the lower portion of the cylindrical side walls l of the outer member in a horizontal plane coinciding with the openings 20 therein, the release band 2!- being slidably received within these channel clips and having its opposite ends rolled as indicated at 29, or other projections formed thereon,-to provide finger grips so that with the'thumb and fore finger engaging the two projections 29 the ends of the release band maybe drawn towards each other collapsing the bandand forcing the stop lugs 19 inward so that their outer rounded ends are flush with the outer surface of the cylindrical side walls M of the upper member whereby a vertical movement of the upper and lower members relative to each other will be permitted.
Any conventional small oil heater or lamp, as
,indicated in broken lines at 30 in Fig. 1, may be placed in the lower portion of the lower member H) to provide the necessary heat within the stove. With the stove in extended position as shown in Fig. '1, it may be used as a heated seat or stool upon which a fisherman or hunter may sit to keep warm, as when fishing through the ice.
When it is desired to collapse the stove so that it may be carried from one place to another, the
release band may be collapsed in the manner above, describedforcing the stop lugs I9 inward sothat by relative longitudinal movement of the lower and upper members 10 and 13, the rounded outer ends of the stop lugs will be caused to move out of the upper apertures 25 on the lower mem-.
ber whereby the two members may be collapsed to the point where the lugs 19 will engage the lower apertures 26 in the lower member holding the two members in collapsed position as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4 so that it may be easily picked;
up and carried by means of the bale 2 l.
The stove may also be used as a cooking'stove and for this purpose a cooking plate 31 is provided in the form of a sheet metal disc having ing a lower receptacle comprising a bottom wall and side walls, an inverted upper receptacle telescopically mounted upon the lower receptacle and comprising a top wall and side walls, inverted U- 5 shape spring members connected to the under side of the top wall of the upper receptacle, the legs of said U-shape spring members depending within the side walls of the receptacles, out-turned lugs connected to the lower ends of said legs adjacent to the lower end of the upper receptacle, there being apertures in the lower portions of the side walls of the upper receptacle receiving said lugs and upper and lower series of apertures in the side walls of the lower receptacle for selectively receiving said lugs for locking the stove in extended or collapsed condition, U-shape guide clips on the exterior of the side walls of the upper receptacle near the lower edge thereof, and a split release ring located in said guide clips and surrounding the ends of said lugs for withdrawing the lugs from said apertures.
2. A stove of the character described comprising a lower receptacle comprising a bottom wall and side walls, an inverted upper receptacle telescopically mounted upon the lower receptacle and comprising a top wall and side walls, inverted U-shape spring members connected to the under side of the top wall of the upper receptacle, the legs of said U-shape spring members depending within the side walls of the receptacles, outturned lugs connected to the lower ends of said legs adjacent to the lower end of the upper re-- ceptacle, there being apertures in the lower portions of the side walls of the upper receptacle receiving said lugs and upper and lower series of apertures in the side walls of the lower receptacle for selectivel receiving said lugs for locking the stove in extended or collapsed condition, U-shape guide clips on the exterior of 40 th side walls of the upper receptacle near the lower edge thereof, a split releasering located in said guide clips and surrounding the ends of 'said lugs for withdrawing the lugs from said apertures, and vertical channel guide members fixed to the interior of the side walls of the lower receptacle for guiding said spring legs and lugs.
CHARLES T. STEELE.
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