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COVER POR GULINARY AND UTHER RBGEPTAGLES. No. 291,022. Patented- Janv. .1, 1884.
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AJOSEPH BEAUPIED, OF SAN JUAN', PORTO RICO, VEST INDIES.
COVER FOR CULINARY AND OTHER RECEPTACLES.
SPECIFICA'IION forming part of Letters Patent No. 291,(122, dated January 1, 1884,
.Application filed June 14, 1883. (No model.)
To aZZ whom, il; may concern Be it known that I, JOSEPH BEAUPIED, a citizen of the Republic of France, residing at San Juan, Porto Rico, West India Islands, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Covers for Culinary and other Receptacles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figures 1 and 2 are vertical sections of covers constructed in accordance with my invention, illustrated as applied to different-shaped receptacles. Fig. 3 is a bottom view of a like cover, illustrating the method and means e'mployed in constructing the same. Figs. 4 and 5 are plans of different-shaped covers, and Figs. G, 7, and 8 are modifications.
Like letters refer to like parts in all the figures.
rlhe object of my invention is to provide a cover suitable for culinary and table dishes. commodes, slop-pails, and similar receptacles, and containing-vessels of all kinds, in which it is desired to store or keep the contents from the access of air, dust, or insects, or in which it is desired to retain and prevent the escape of deleterious or other odors, and, furthermore, to adapt such covers for use with dishes or receptacles of the classes mentioned which vary in the size and outline of their mouths or openings. With these objects in view I employ the following instruinentalities. I prefer, though I do not limit myself thereto, to form my covers with coni cave bottom surfaces, and the rims thereof` may be fashioned according to any design which involves such concavity, and a depending flange, as hereinafter described. I also employ a metallic or other hoop or band, upon the periphery of which is placed a wider annular elastic band under tension, so as to form a somewhat truncated-cone-shaped disk ofrubits rim, and any desired handle or knob, c2.
ber or other suitable flexible or elastic textile fabric, the metal hoop being used to secure the elastic band to the cover.
ReferringV to the drawings, A represents the body of my cover, concaved interiorly at c, and provided with a depending flange, c', at
Between the flange and a hoop, b, I secure the disk or cone B, of rubber, in such a manneras to form an annular inwardly and preferably upwardly proj ectingflap, extending completely around, as shown in Fig. 3. This disk may be either 'molded to shape or a fiat band of rubber may be stretched at its outer edge over the hoop or between the hoop and flange of the cover, and said hoop may be secured in position by rivets, as shown in Fig.' 6, or by friction alone, produced by forcing it firmly to place, or, as I prefer by my aforesaid met-h od, which consists in crimping or corrugating the hoop, as shown at b, Fig. 3, partly around in one or more places; or it may be so crimped entirely around, and then straightening out or smoothing down the said crimps or corrugations, whereby the hoop is expanded to t the flange interiorly, and thus hold rmly in place the interposed rubber. As shown in Fig. 8, the flange of the cover is set back from the inner surface ofthe cover, so as to form a groove to receive one edge of the rubber band; and, as shown in Fig. 6, I may pro vide a downwardly and upwardly projecting flange, B', in addition to or without the upper flange, if desired, in which case the pendent rubber iiange can rest against the interior of the edge of a receptacle, or upon a table or any other fiat surface, as shown at O in Fig. 7. Now, it will be seen that any cover thus shaped and constructed will `fit several sizes of vessels, those whose mouths are in diameter about equal with and much less than that of the hoop, as shown in Fig. 1, or those which have aninwardly-iiaring top, as shown in Fig. 2, which styles may also vary in like manner in size, and those which are slightly larger in diameter than the hoop and flare inwardly and downwardly, as shown in Fig. 6.
As indicated in Figs. 4 and 5, the general outline of the cover may be varied to suit any vessels. These covers may be of sheet metal, glass, Crockery, or gauze of wire, or othersubstances to prevent any insects from getting under.
I am aware that rubber cushions, gaskets. and linings have been used heretofore, and I do not claim such, broadly 5 but 1. As an article of manufacture, a cover for a receptacle, provided with an inwardly and upwardly projecting free flap, secured to the IOO inner surface of a depending` llange at its rim, The method herein set forth of securing 13 substantially as specified. a rubber or textile ap to covers for recepta- 2. The combination of a free flap7 B, an incles, which consists in crimping the securingner hoop, I), and concave cover A, havingT a hoop to reduce its circumference and expanddepending flange, a', substantially as shown ing the saine against the interposed llap and and described. flange of the cover by straightening orsinooth- 2o A cover for a receptacle havingmv a l'ree ining the elin'lps, substantially as and for the clined flap or flaps7 and adapted to fit vessels 3- purposes set forth. of various sizes, substantially as speeied. 1n testimony whereof I affix my signature in 1o il. The combination of the cover A, having presence of two witnesses.
a concave inner surface, a, with a depending l JOSEPH BEATPIED. llange, o', at ils rini, with an inclined annular 1 Witnesses:
free flap, B, anda retaining hoop or band, 71, i E. E. )IAssoN, substantially as shown and described. L. C. HILLS.