US 500003 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. J. JAHNSON, BASKET GRATE.
No. 500,003. Patented June 20, 1893.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ERICK JAHN JAHNSON, OF OHlOAGO,-ILLINOIS.
BASKET G RATE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 500,003, dated June 20, 1893. Application filed November 11, 1892. serial No. 451,695. (ll'o model.)
The invention consists of a grate having openings therein provided with sliding racking grates arranged below the said openings and connected together'for simultaneous operation.
The invention further consists of a grate having openings therein and provided with a central grate section mounted to turn in one of the said openings and with sliding racking grates arranged below the other openings in the grate and connected with the central grate section so as to be operated thereby.
The invention also consists of certain parts and details, and combinations of the same,.as willbe hereinafter described and then pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the improvement as applied on a fireplace. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same. Fig. 3 is an enlarged plan view of the grate. Fig. 4 is a transverse section of the same on the line le-4: of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section of the same on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3; and Fig. 6 is an enlarged perspective view showing the manner of fastening the front to the grate plate. 4
The improved basket grate is provided with a horizontally-extending fixed grate A, mounted on legs B and set into the fireplace, as-
plainly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2-. This fixed grateAis provided at or near its middle with a circular opening 0, in which fits loosely a center grate section D, formed at its upper surface with lugs D and D and a socket D resting on top of the grate A, so that the center grate sect-ion can be turned in the opening 0 to regulate the fire. a
One of the bars D of the center grate section D is engaged at opposite sides by lugs or pins E projecting upwardly from a longitudinally-extending link F arranged under the grate A and pivotally-connected at F and F near its ends with raking grates G and G, respectively, mounted to slide longitudinally on the under side of the stationary. grate A, in suitable bearings H formed or secured on the under side of the said stationary grate A. The raking grates G and G are arranged under side openings A and A formed in the stationary grate A, as plainly shown in Fig. 5, the said side shaking grates being actuated whenever the center grate section D is turned in its central opening 0. The front I of the basket grate is provided at its back'near the lower edge, with slotted lugs I engaged by screws J screwing in the grate A, thus securing the front to the said grate.
A bottom plate K is arranged below the grate A at the front end thereof, as plainly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. The lower edge of the front I is provided at or near its middle and at the lower edge with a recess 1 through which projects the front end of the socket D so that a suitable handle may readily be inserted in the said socket D to turn the center grate section D in the central opening 0.
Now, when it is desiredto rake the fire, the operator applies the handle in the socket D and moves the handle sidewise so as to turn the center grate section D in the central opening C of the grate A, and this movement of the center grate section causes a longitudinal sliding of the side shaking grates G and G, on account of the pins E. being carried along by the bar D of the said center grate section, so that the link F is likewise shifted longitudinally, thereby imparting a sidewise sliding movement to the shaking grates G and G. The center grate section D can be readily lifted off the plate A to dump the fire into the ash pit below.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure byLetters Patent- 1. The combination with a grate having openings therein, of raking grates arranged to slide below the openings in the said grate and connected together, and means for opertion is turned the side grates slide longitudinally, substantially as shown and described.
3. A grate of the class described, comprising a fixed grate havinga central circular opening and side openings, a center grate section mounted to revolve in the said circular opening of the fixed grate, shaking grates mounted to slide longitudinally on the under side of the said fixed grate under the said side openings, a link pivotally-connecting the said side grates with each other, and lugs projecting from the said link and engaged by a bar of the said center grate section, substantially as shown and described.
ERICK JAHN JAHNSON.
Witnesses: CHAS. A. DOHERTY. WM. MARSHALL.