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No. 625,435. Patented May '23, I899.
- J. E. CLARK.
(Application filed Mar. 29, 1899.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN E. CLARK, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO NELLIE M. CLARK, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 625,43 5, dated May 23, 1899.
Application filed March 29, 1899. Serial No. 710,868. (No modal.)
T0 (LZZ whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, JOHN E. CLARK, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spoon-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to culinary appliances and articles of tableware, the purpose being to provide a device of novel formation to be removably fitted to the top edge portion of a bowl, pan, or like vessel and adapted to receive and support a spoon or kindred article and prevent its slipping into the vessel and yet allow the drippings therefrom to fall directly into the said vessel.
The invention consists of a double-ended clasp formed by j uxtaposed companion strips secured together at an intermediate point, the adjacent terminal portions of the strips being bent outward in opposite directions to give a flare to the receiving ends of the clasps, whereby entrance of the article between the jaws is facilitated, the end portions. of the strips being given a quarter-twist to bring the clasps at relatively right angles to each other.
The invention also consists of the novel features, details of construction, and relative disposition of the parts, which hereinafter will be more fully described, illustrated, and finally set forth in the appended claims.
For a full understanding of the merits and advantages of the invention reference is to be had to the following description and the views of the attached drawings, in which corresponding and like parts are referred to and indicated by the same reference characters.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a detail perspective view showing the invention in operative relation. Fig. 2 is a front view of the device. Fig. 3isa side view of the holder. Fig. 4 is a side view of the contrivance prior to giving the quarter-twist to bring the clasps at right angles to each other. Fig. 5 is a detail view of the two strips or blanks from which the holder is constructed.
The holder comprises two clasps 1 and 2, having a right-angular disposition, whereby the spoon 3 or other article is caused to sit crosswise of the bowl, pan, or vessel 4. The
clasps are of different lengths, as shown, so
as to prevent the securing-clasp 2 from reaching down too far into the bowl or vessel and dipping into the contents thereof. The securing-clasp is formed so as to grip the rim of the bowl and the body of the latter adjacent to the rim and fix the position of the holder when applied to the bowl or like arti cle. The holding-clasp 1 is sufficiently long to admit of a wide range of adjustment of the spoon or other article temporarily applied to and held thereby.
In'constructing a holderin accordance with this inventiontwo strips or oblong blanks 5 5, preferably of spring sheet metal, are provided. These strips 5 are of like formation and are placed the-one against the other in coincident relation, each having apair of openings 6, which are adapted to register when the strips are placed together, so as to receive the rivet-fastenings 7, employed for securing them. After the strips have been fastened in the manner indicated most clearly in Fig. 4 they are given a one-quarter twist to throw the end portions at right angles to one an other. In order that the twisting may be effected in a simple manner, the strips are re duced in width at a point corresponding with the twist. As shown, notches 8 are provided in opposite edges of the strips and are of concave outline. The fastenings are disposed one upon each side of the twist and prevent parting of the strips when imparting the twist thereto.
Within the scope of the invention changes in the form, proportion, and the minor de= tails of construction may be resorted to without departingfrom or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is
1. Adevice of the character described consisting of companion strips secured together at an intermediate point and having their ends formed into clasps, said strips being given a one-quarter twist to bring the clasps at right angles to one another, substantially as specified.
2. A device of the nature set forth consisting of two strips placed together, spaced fastenings connecting the strips at an intermediate point, the end portions of the strips being formed into clasps and the strips being given a quarter-twist between the said fastions at an intermediate point oppositely notched, and spaced fastenings connecting the strips opposite the said notches, the ends of the strips being formed into clasps and the strips being given a one-quarter twist to bring the strips at right angles to each other, substantially as described.
This specification signed and witnessed this 21Lth day of March, 1899.
. JOHN E. CLARK.
THOMAS P. DALTON, NoRRIs A. CLARK.