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March 30, 1954 J BASS, 5 2,673,649
STRAINER Filed Aug. 6, 1951 Jalm N. Bass, 8!.
Patented Mar. 30, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE STRAINER John M. Bass, Sr., Amarillo, Tex.
Application August 6, 1951, Serial No. 240,546
3 Claims. 1
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in straining devices and the primary object of the present invention is to provide a strainer adapted to be supported over a container and having a pair of supports provided with suitable advertising matter.
Another important object of the present invention is to provide a strainer including a ring member, a mesh material extending across the ring member and novel and improved means for retaining the mesh material across the ring member and free of wrinkles.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a strainer of the aforementioned character wherein the mesh material is quickly and readily removable from the rin member for cleaning, repair or replacement.
A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a strainer that is simple and practical in construction, eincient and reliable in use, neat and attractive in appearance, inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming parts hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the present invention supported on a container (shown in dotted lines) Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially on the plane of section line 2-2 of Figure 1 and with dotted lines showing the retainer pivoted away from the ring member; and
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral It represents a ring member having an outwardly rolled upper edge l2.
A pair of supports l4 and I6 are secured to and project radially outwardly from diametrically opposite sides of the ring member. The support I 4 includes an arcuate flanged portion I8 that is fixed against the inner periphery of the ring member by rivets or the like and the support It includes an arcuate flanged portion 20 that is also secured to the inner periphery of the ring member by rivets or the like.
The supports I4 and I6 are provided with peripheral or marginal channels or ribs 22 and-24 to eliminate sharp edges and to reinforce the supports. The supports are flat and have advertising matter or indicia on their upper faces.
A flexible mesh material 26 extends across the lower edge of the rin member and against the outer periphery of the ring member. Tongues 28 struck from the ring member engage the material 26 to hold the same relative to the ring member.
Means is provided for retaining the material relative to the ring member and stretched taut across the ring member to prevent wrinkling of the mesh material. This means comprises a sleeve 30 having a laterally projecting portion 32 that is secured to the undersurface of the support it by rivets or the like.
A substantially U-shaped or arcuate wir member 34 is formed with a radially projecting central portion 36 that is rotatably supported in the sleeve 3%. The ends of the member 34 are bent to form loops 38 that receive terminal hooks of a coil spring 45. The member 34 will yieldingly embrace the ring member to clamp the material 26 thereagainst and the spring 40 will also yieldingly force the material 26 against the ring member.
The material 26 may be quickly and readily removed from the ring member when the retainer 34, 36, 38, 49 is swung to the position shown by dotted lines in Figure 2 and when the tongues 28 are disengaged from the material, to permit cleaning, repair or replacement of the material 26.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
l. A strainer comprising a ring member, a pair of elongated supports attached to and projecting radially outwardly from diametrically opposite sides of the ring member whereby the rin member may be supported upon the open upper end of a container, a mesh extending across the ring member, a sleeve extending transversely of and secured to the undersurface of one of said supports, a U-shaped wire member having a central offset rotatably positioned in said sleeve, said wire member adapted to embrace the ring member to hold the mesh material thereagainst, and a coil spring terminally secured to the ends of said wire member.
2. A strainer comprising a ring member, a pair of flat supports projecting radially outwardly from diametrically opposite sides of the ring member and having downwardly turned flanges at their inner ends secured to the inner periphery of the ring member, the portions of said supports disposed outwardly from the ring member including raised peripheral'edges terminating 3 at the flanges, and a foraminous member held across the rin member.
3. The combination of claim 2 and circumferentially spaced tongues struck outwardly from the ring member and engaging the foraminous member.
JOHN M. BASS, SR.
References Cited in the file of this patent Number Number Name Date Clark Aug. 8, 1911 Powers May 25, 1915 Houge June 26, 1917 Lawrence Apr. 16, 1918 Byam Oct. 21, 1924 Kogler et a1 July 3, 1928 Schnitger Oct. 23, 1928 Metsch July 29, 1941 Tomlinson Sept. 5, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date Great Britain Oct. 19, 1916