US 673965 A
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Patented May I4, |901.
(Applcation filed Feb. 21, 1901.)
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JOSEPH RINGENBERG, OF GERMANTONVN, NEBRASKA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters :Patent No. 673,965, dated May 14, 1901.
Application filed February 2l, 1901. Serial No. 48,356. klilomodei.)
To all whom it may concern,.-
Be it known that I, JOSEPH RINGENBERG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Germantown, in the county of Seward and State of Nebraska, have invented a new and useful Kettle-Holder, of which the following is a specilication.
This invention relates to kettle supports or holders; and it has for one object to providea simple, cheap, and durable construction on which the kettle may be placed to support it above the lire. Kettles for boiling soap and for similar uses are usually suspended from a tripod or crane; but the objection to this arrangement is that they are free to swing during the stirring operation, whereas with the present construction t-he kettle is held firmly.
A further object of the invention is to provide simple and efficient means forconfining the fire on two sides, so that a proper-draft will be secured and also to prevent scorching of the clothing of the person attending the kettle.
Additional objects and advantages of the invention will be evident from the following description:
In the drawings, forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure l is a perspective view of the complete holder. Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken longitudinally through one of the supporting-legs and the holding-ring and illustrating the position of the side plate. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing portions of a supporting-leg and guard-plate and illustrating the manner of clamping the plate.
Referring now to the drawings, the present holder consists of a ring 5, of such diameter as to receive the bottom of a kettle, as indicatedin dotted lines in Fig. l, a sufficient portion of the lower part of the kettle passing through the ring to insure the kettle being held securely from tilting during the boiling and stirring operations. The ringis provided with supporting-legs 6, '7, 8, and .9,which are disposed against the outer face of the ring, at opposite sides thereof, in pairs, the legs 6 and 7 being opposite to the legs 8 and 9, respectively, and the legs 6 and 8 being separated the same angular distance as the legs 7 and 9. The legs are secured at their upper ends against the ring 5 by boltslO, engaged through alining perforations in the legs and ring, and on each bolt is disposed a button 11, between which and the face ofthe corresponding leg` is clamped the edge of a side plate.r There are two ot these side plates 12 and 13, which are trunco-triangular in form and are bent transversely to conform at their upper minor ends to the curvature of the ring 5. One plate l2 has its side edgesat their upper ends clamped between the legs 6 and 7 and the adjacent buttons 11, while the opposite plate 13 has the rupper portions of its side edges clamped between the legs 8 and 9 and their adjacent buttons ll, and to receive and hold the lower ends of the plates securely against displacement the lower ends of the legs are curved outwardly and upwardly to form feet l5, between the upper edges of which and the outer faces of the legs the lower portions of the plates are received. The inner faces of the feet being curved, the plates may be pressed downwardly and deiiected outwardly at their lower ends, the spring quality of the plates causing them thus to tightly impinge against their contacting surfaces,so that the plates are held rmly. When the plates are to be removed, it is only necessary to loosen the bolts and turn the buttons, when the plates may be moved outwardly at their upper ends and then drawn upwardly from engagement with the feet.
It will be understood thatin practice modiiications of the specific construction shown may be made and that any suitable materials and proportions may be used for the various parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed isf l. A kettle-holder comprising a ring legs attached to the ring and disposed oppositely in pairs, and a guard-plate carried by each pair of legs.
2. A kettle-holder comprising a ring, legs attached to the ring and disposed oppositely in pairs, and a guard-plate carried by each pair of legs and removably connected thereto.
3. A kettle-holder comprising a supporting-frame, legs attached to the frame and dis- IOO posed oppositely in pairs, the lower ends of the legs being bent outwardly and upwardly to form hooks, a guard-plate disposed with its lower edge in the hooks of each pair of legs, and means for holding the upper ends of the plates against displacement.
4. A kettle-holder comprising a ksupporting-frame, legs attached to the frame and disposed in pairs, the lower ends of the legs being bent to form hooks, bolts passedthrough the legs and frame to hold the legs to the frame, buttons mounted upon the bolts, and a plate disposed with its lower portion in the hooks of each pair of legs andvwith its upper portion engaged behind the corresponding I5 buttons.
5. A kettle-holder comprising a frame having supporting-legs provided with hooks, plates engaged with the hooks, and means for holding the plates in engagement with the hooks.
In testimony that I elaim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
R. S. NoRvAL,
A. I-IERRMANN, Jr.