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Publication numberUS439569 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1890
Filing dateFeb 26, 1890
Publication numberUS 439569 A, US 439569A, US-A-439569, US439569 A, US439569A
InventorsElla H. Ahrens
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 439569 A
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(No Model E. H. AHRENS. BROILBR SUPPORT Patented Oct. 28, 1890.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 439,569, dated October 28, 1890.

Application filed February 26, 1890. Serial No. 341,875. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ELLA I'I. AHRENs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Phila* delphia, in the county of. Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Broiler-Support, of which the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description of my improvements, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to practice it.

My invention is intended as an accessory to broilers, and has for its object to provide a frame for supporting the broiler over the fire which will avoid the necessity of holding it by the hand, as cooks are now usually obliged to do, whereby they suffer from the heat of the fire on face and hands; and my invention has for afurther object to construct the broiler-support in knockdown form, so as to allow of its being compactly packed for shipping.

My invention consists, essentially, of an open frame formed of fiat metal, iron, wire, or other suitable materials, adapted to fit over the fire-hole of the stove, and having series of projections at different heights to support a broiler at any desired distance above the fire.

In order that my invention may be fully understood, I will first describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, and then more particularly point out in the claims the novel points.

In said drawings, Figure I is a rear perspective view of the preferred form of my invention, and Fig. II is a plan view of the same in knockdown position ready for packing. Fig. III is a rear perspective view of a second form of my invention, and Fi IV is a plan View of the same in knockdown position.

In the preferred form of my invention (shown in Figs. I and II) I form the support in three parts of heavy iron wire. A is the base formed in substantially oval form of heavier wire than the other parts of the frame, havin g the ends of the wire slightly flattened and riveted or welded at a; or the base may be made entirely of flat iron or other metal. I) b are slight irregularities in the regular form of the base, also flattened, as at a. Through these fiattened portions at a, b, and b are formed perforations c, for the purpose presently to be explained. B, C, and D are the legs of the frame, having horizontal portions (1 and being joined at 6. Each of the legs B, O, and D is formed with a hook f at its lower end for engagement into the perforations 0 in the base A. and a series of radial projections E for supporting the broiler at the desired distance above the fire, and the leg D has in addition a hook g for engagement with the loop e. The legs B and O are formed in one piece, having the loop e at the top for making the connection with the leg D. The radial projections E are made in the form of loops, formed by bending the continuous piece of wire back on itself, as clearly shown in the drawings. By unhooking the hooks ffrom the perforations c in the base the legs may be folded fiat together and laid on the base A, ready for shipping, as clearly shown in Fig. II. Referring now to Figs. III and IV, I will describe my invention in its modified form. The base A is made oblong in form, the ends being riveted or welded together. This basepiece has the flattened part a with the perfo ration c and the irregular parts I) b In this form, however, the irregularities extend per pendicularly to the plane of the base, which raises one side of the base out of the plane of the other sides. The leg D in the modified form is constructed exactly like the leg D in the preferred form, but the legs B and G are slightly different. The legs B and C are formed of one piece, with the loop e at the top and center and the hooks f (of slightly difierent shape for surrounding the wire forming the base of the irregularities b 12, instead of passing through perforations at such points) at the bottom, but without the radial projections E. Instead of the projections E, the legs B and O are formed with aseries of slight bends h, in which are supported between the legs of the horizontal arms F. The hooksf can be disengaged from the base A and folded onto it for shipping, as in the preferred form, as shown in Fig. IV.

The hook g at the top of the support may be an open hook, as shown in Fig. I, or it may be a closed hook, as shown in Fig; III, it being obvious that if the hook is open, as in Fig. I, the leg D can be separated from the legs B 0.

Any ordinary broiler-such as are now in every day use-can be supported on this frame over the fire at any desired height until the food is cooked, the height being regulated according to the heat of the fire and other varying conditions, and should the article being cooked become too hot and scorch, the broiler can be as readily removed from the support, as ordinarily.

I have specifically described and illustrated two forms of my invention; but it is obvious that other forms of the same could be used without departing from the spirit of theiuvention. However, I wish it clearly understood that my device is essentially diiferent from those frames used to support articles in steaming-vessels,-such frames being wholly unsuited to' be used over the fire-hole of a stove, and my device being equally as unsuitable for steaming purposes.

Having thus fully described my invention, the following is What I claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. Aknockdown broiler-support consisting ofan open base A and legs B, C, and D, detachably connected to said base,whereby the whole may be collapsed and packed in a small space, as herein set forth. i

2. In a knockdown broiler-support, the combination of the base A with the legs B, C, and D, hinged together at e and detachably connected to the base, as herein set forth.

3. In a broiler-support, the combination of the base A, having flattened perforated portion a and irregularities b b, with the legs B, C, and D, joined at e and having hooks f for engaging the base at a, b, and b,as herein set forth.

4. In a broiler-support, the combination of the open base A with the legs B, C, and D, provided with projections E, each of said legs and its projections being formed of a continuous piece of metal bent into the proper shape,

as herein set forth.

5; In a broiler-support, 'ElIBGOillblHttlOfl of the open base A, having perforations c, and the legs B, O, and D, joined at e and having projections E and hooks f, substantially as herein set forth;

ELLA H. AITREN-S. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB65D2519/00164, D06F57/08