US 2582373 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
v Jan. 15, 1952 INVEN TOR.
LETH'A O. W. 'OORDREY ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 15, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to spatter shields which are adapted to be placed on a stove or other heating equipment to so shield a cooking vessel that spattering of its contents will be prevented.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a spatter shield having a detachably and slidably mounted cover and which, at the same time, will rigidify the shield about the cooking vessel.
Another object of the invention is to provide a spatter shield having a cover and in which all the parts may be collapsed to a fiat form, available for ready mailing or storage.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the spatter shield in operative position;
Figure 2 is an end view of the cover;
Figure 3 is a top view partly broken away of the spatter shield with the cover removed; and
Figure 4 is an edge View partly broken away of the spatter shield showing the cover in position.
In Figure l, I have illustrated the spatter shield in its operative position, the shield consisting of three panels, including a central panel Ill and side panels H and I2 hingedly connected together, as shown at [3. The hinge connection enables the panels to be turned in either direction with respect to the center panel l whereby the shield may be readily folded to a flat condition. It has been found desirable to rigidify the spatter shield in its position about the cooking vessel and also, in many cases, it is desirable to provide a top shield. To accomplish this dual purpose, a suitable cover 14 is provided. The side edges of the cover M are turned down and outwardly, as shown at 15, and intermediate each turned-down edge l5 suitable slits are formed, as indicated at [6. The intermediate portion ll of the flange l5 defined by the slits is bent inwardly, as shown at 18. In this manner the cover I4 is provided with means for detachably and slidably mounting the same upon the upper edges l9 of the panels H and I2. That is, each upper edge H! of the panels II and I2 engages the undersurface of the cover M at two points, namely, 20 and 2|, the edge l9 being exposed at its intermediate portion 22 and the turned-in portion l8 being disposed on the opposite side of the edge l9 from the remainder of the flange $5. In this manner, the cover is detachably wedged upon the upper edges of the panels H and i2 and this wedging is sufficiently loose to allow the cover to slide back and forth upon the edges 5 i), as Well as be lifted from the edges It. At the same time, as will be appreciated, the cover will retain the panels i i and I2 against movement and thus rigidify the shield about the cooking vessel.
As stated, the intermediate portion of the flange i5 is turned inwardly as at I8, while the remainder of the flange I5 is bent outwardly so that, in efiect, alternate portions of the flange 5 engage the top edge iii of the panels H and i2 to assure a detachable and sliding, but firm, connection and mounting of the cover on the panels I I and I2.
A spatter shield including foldable panels having a central panel and side panels hingedly connected to the opposite ends of the central panel, a detachable cover arranged when the panels are moved to their shielding position to extend across and engage the top edges of the side panels, the opposite ends of the cover adjacent the side panels each having a plurality of longitudinally disposed depending inclined flanges extending alternately in opposite directions and receiving the top edge of a side panel and extending on opposite sides thereof when the parts are assembled so as to slidably and detachably connect the cover to the side panels and insure the panels being maintained rigidly in a fixed shielding position and preventing lateral movement thereof.
LETHA O. CORDREY.
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