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Publication numberUS2531671 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1950
Filing dateOct 7, 1946
Priority dateOct 7, 1946
Publication numberUS 2531671 A, US 2531671A, US-A-2531671, US2531671 A, US2531671A
InventorsDahl Ralph T
Original AssigneeDahl Ralph T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liner for mess kit covers
US 2531671 A
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Nov. 28, 1950 R. T. DAHL LINER FOR MESS KIT COVERS Original Filed March 20, 1945 fie. 3.

Patented Nov. 28, 1950 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE March 20, 1945.

1946, Serial No. 707,585

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates generally to containers for food and particularly to a liner for mess kits.

The main object of this invention is to provide an inexpensive, compact and sanitary liner for mess kits.

The second object is to provide a liner for mess kits which will eliminate the necessity of washing the metal portion of the kit.

The third object is to provide a liner for mess kits which will retard the loss of heat from the food to the metal portion of the kit by conduction.

The fourth object is to provide a liner. which will be adaptable for use in a divided or two-part receptacle, in which the liner parts are made to overlap and completely cover the metal portion of the kit.

The fifth object is to so construct the liner that the metal portion of the kit will provide the necessary length to support a relatively fragile liner, which, of itself, would not be capable of supporting a considerable quantity of food.

The sixth object is to so construct a liner that would be especially useful for the serving of food where water for dish washing is scarce or not available.

I accomplish these and other objects in a manner set forth in the following specification as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a fragmentary plan of a divided mess kit cover, showing portions of two of the liner units in place and the manner in which they overlap.

Fig. 2 is an end elevation of Fig. 1, with portions of the mess kit liner broken away in section.

Fig. 3 is a plurality of the liners nested in a single column.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

Referring in detail to the drawing, there is shown the conventional army mess kit lid consisting of a fiat plate H], from which are drawn the semi-oval pockets l I, joined by the flat land l2 which extends to the rim [3 formed around the perimeter of the plate I0.

Referring particularly to the liner, same will be seen to consist of a semi-oval liner I4, adapted to fit the pockets H and having a horizontal flange I5 formed around same, the portion 16 of the flange 15, which is along side the straight edge l1, being wide enough to permit a lap of the two members I6 when two of the liners [4 are in position in a pair of pockets 1 l The liner I4 must not be confused with the ordinary paper This application October 7,

plate, since it is much thinner and much more fragile than is the common form of paper plate and would not retain its shape at all if not supported by the mess kit pockets ll. It is essential that it be treated in some way to make it impervious to moisture, such as a parchment paper or the like.

It is highly desirable to form the liner [4 without corrugations in the side walls, since such corrugations interfere with the removal of the contents and also detract from the liners ability to remain in place.

This application is a substitute for the applicants prior application, Serial Number 583,767, filed March 20, 1945, and abandoned before this present application was filed.

While I have thus illustrated and described my invention, it is not my desire to be limited to the precise form shown herein, and I intend to cover such forms and modifications of the invention as fall fairly within the appended claim.

I claim:

The combination of a mess kit cover having two semi-oval pockets formed therein, the straight sides of said pockets being joined by a flat land and a pair of paper liners for said pockets having laterally extending flanges adapted to overlap upon said land.


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U.S. Classification220/23.8, 229/406, 220/495.1
International ClassificationA47G19/00, A47G19/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/02
European ClassificationA47G19/02