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July 28, 1964 A. IANDIORIO ETAL SUPPORTED DISHES FOR CHILD FEEDING AND THE LIKE DEVICES Filed Jime 14, 1-961 IINVENTORS. ANTON/0 11111010210 CARMELA nun/01210 FIG.3
United States Patent 3,142,470 SUPPORTED DISHES FOR CHILD FEEDING AND THE LIKE DEVICES Antonin landiorio and Carmela Iandiorio, both of 40 Willow Lane, 'Lindenhurst, N.Y. Filed June 14, 1961, SerJNo. 125,618 1 Claim. (Cl. 248361) This invention relates to supported dishes for child feeding and the like devices.
An object of this invention is to provide a device of the character described comprising a support, a latching mechanism attached to the support, a dish resting on the support, and means fixed to the dish and removably latched to said latching mechanism, to releasably prevent the dish from being moved around or upset on the support when feeding the child.
Another object of this invention is to provide in a device of the character described a latching mechanism comprising a socket to receive a tongue on a bracket fixed to the dish, which tongue has a hole, and a spring pressed pin on the socket adapted to snap into said hole, and said pin being retractable against pressure of the spring, to disengage said tongue, whereby to release said dish and bracket.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a device of the character described in which the latching mechanism is attached to the tray of a baby chair, or is removably clamped thereto.
A further object of this invention is to provide a strong and durable device of the character described which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, easy to assemble, disassemble and clean and which shall yet be safe to use and practical and eflicient to a high degree.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combination of elements and arrangement of parts, which shall be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of invention will be indicated in the following claim.
In the accompanying drawings in which is shown vari ous illustrative embodiments of this invention,
FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a device embodying the invention;
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 22 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a partial top plan view of a modified form of the invention; and
FIG. 4 is a side elevational view of the structure of FIG. 3 with parts in cross-section.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, designates a device embodying the invention. Said device 10 comprises a support or table 11 which may constitute the tray of a baby chair.
Attached to the support 11 is a latching mechanism 12. Said mechanism 12 comprises a member 13 having a base 14 from the middle of which extends upwardly, a tube or socket 15. Base 14 comprises wings extending to both sides of socket 15 and formed with openings 16 for headed bolts 17, passing down through openings 18 in the support 11. Wing nuts 19 are screwed to the lower ends of bolts 17 to fix member 13 to the support 11.
Socket 15 is substantially square in cross-sectional shape and has a front wall 22, a rear wall 23 and side walls 24. The upper end of socket 15 is slanted or inclined upwardly and rearwardly as at 25.
The rear wall 23 has an internally threaded opening 26 having a horizontal axis. Screwed to said threaded opening 26 is a front externally threaded end 27 of a tube 28. Just back of threaded portion 27 is a polygonal 3,142,470 Patented July 28, 1964 wrench engageable stop collar 30 contacting the rear surface of wall 23.
Tube 28 has a rear wall 31 formed with an axial opening 32. Slidable in opening 32 is an axial latch pin 33 of less diameter than the internal diameter of tube 28,. The rear end 34 of pin 33 is externally threaded and projects rearwardly of wall 31, and screwed thereto is a finger head or disc 35. On pin 33, just rearwardly of the front end of said pin, is a collar 36 having a loose sliding fit with the inner surface of tube 28. The front end 37 of the pin 33, forwardly of collar 36, projects into the socket 15 when the head 35 contacts rear wall 31. In the tube 28 and surrounding pin 33 and interposed between collar 36 and rear wall 31 is a coil compression spring 40 which normally projects the pin 33 forwardly to the position shown in FIG. 2.
Resting on the support 11 is a childs feeding dish having an upper outwardly extending rim flange 51. Riveted to the underside of flange 51 by rivets 52, or otherwise attached thereto, is a bracket 54.
Said bracket 54 has a curved plate portion 55 contacting the underside of flange 51, and it is this part which is riveted to said flange. Extending rearwardly from the center of plate portion 55, in somewhat upwardly and rearwardly inclination, is a neck portion 56 extending above the inclined upper surface 25 of socket 15.
Extending down from the rear end of neck 56 is a tongue 57 decreasing in thickness downwardly, as shown in FIG. 2.
Tongue 57 is formed with a round horizontal through opening 58 through which the pin portion 37 may pass to latch the dish to member 13 with the bottom of the dish resting on the support 11. The dish may be released for washing or filling by pulling rearwardly on the head or disc 35. A small child or baby would not be able to pull the pin back.
The child cannot upset the dish 50 when it is latched.
In FIGS. 3 and 4 there is shown a device 10a comprising a support 11 and a dish 50 with bracket 54, the same as in FIGS. 1 and 2. The device 10a further comprises a clamp 60 having an upper arm 61 connected to a lower arm 62 by an offset portion 63. Arm 62 has a threaded vertical opening 64 through which is screwed a screw 65 provided with a handle 66 at its lower end. Pivoted to an upper headed pin 67 on the screw 65 is a disc 68 contacting the underside of support 11.
At the outer end of arm 61 is a vertical socket 69 in alignment with screw 65. Socket 69 is constructed like socket 15 and carries a spring pressed retractable pin, the same as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 for latching the tongue 57 inserted downwardly into said socket. The socket 69 projects downwardly from arm 61 for contact with the upper surface of support 11.
It will now be understood that the entire device may be clamped to and unclamped from support 11.
Also it will be noted that tube 28 may be disassembled from socket 15 or 69, and pin 33 and spring 40 may be disassembled from said tube.
It will thus be seen that there is provided an apparatus in which the several objects of this invention are achieved and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of prac tical use.
As possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawings is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
In combination, a vertical rectangular socket of uniform dimension open at its upper end, a dish having a central dished portion and a flat flange extending out- Wardly from said dished portion, a bracket having a first fiat portion contacting the underside of said flange, rivets fixing said first portion of said bracket to said flange, said bracket having a neck extending rearwardly from the middle of said first portion beyond said flange and a tongue extending downwardly from the rear end of said neck, said tongue being formed with a transverse opening extending completely therethrough, and a spring pressed, axially movable horizontal pin latch means on said socket, 'having means projecting entirely through the opening in said tongue to latch the dish to said socket, said upper end of said socket being upwardly inclined, said latch being located at the rear of said socket, said tongue decreasingly droppingin-thickness towards its lower end, the underside of said dish being in the horizontal plane of the underside of said socket when said bracket is latched to said socket, and means to attach said socket to a horizontal support on which said dish and socket are mounted, the upper surface of said neck of said bracket being inclined rcarwardly and upwardly.
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