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Publication numberUS689213 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1901
Filing dateJul 10, 1901
Publication numberUS 689213 A, US 689213A, US-A-689213, US689213 A, US689213A
InventorsMillard F. Nicholson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 689213 A
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.No. 689,213] Patented Doc. l7, mm.



(Application filed July 10, 1901. (No llndl.)




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 689,213, dated December 17, 1

Applioation filed July 10,1901. Serial No- 67.756. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, MILLARD F. NIcHoLsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pie-Racks and I do hereby'declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as willenable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to pie-racks; and it consists generally in thenovel construction and arrangement of the several parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, and briefly stated in the claims.

The principal object of the invention is to produce a pie-rack of the simplest and cheapest form consistent with strength and durability.

Another object of the invention is to increase the holding capacity of the rack without increasing its size or dimensions to any appreciable extent.

These and other objects are attained by means of the device illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view-of my improved pie-rack complete, with a portion of the screen-door broken away to show the revoluble part of the rack. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section. Fig. 3 is a central vertical section, and Fig. I is a modified form of holder.

Referring to the several views, the letter A indicates a suitable case, in which the revoluble holder B is journaled. The case is com-' posed of the bottom and top pieces a a and stiles a", put together in any well-known manner, preferably by screws. Three sides of the case are preferably provided with glass panels, the side edges of the stiles being grooved to receive them, and the other or rear side is preferably provided with screen-doors a a".

The holder B is composed of the bottom and top plates b b of any suitable shape, preferably round, outer posts or stiles b and central post or stile I), put together in any suitable manner. The outer posts are preferably of right-angle shape in cross-section,with the outer edge of each arm or rib of the angle provided with notched or grooved pie-plate seats b while the central post is preferably octagon shape in cross-section, as clearly shown in Fig. 2, and has four of its sides provided with notched or grooved seats b --d011bl5 the number of those on the posts--so that seats will be provided for tiers of pics on all four sides.

Secured to the top and bottom pieces of the holder B are plates 0, having pintles c, which pintles are received in sockets d of the plates D, secured to the top and bottom of the case. In order to provide for the quick escape of heat arising from the pics when placed in the rack, I form suitable vents E. in the tops of both the case and pie-holder and suitable air inlets in the bottom rails of the glass sides. The screen-door and these vents provide am ple ventilation, thereby preventing the pies becoming moldy. The peculiar construction of the holder permits a larger number of pics being contained therein than the ordinary holders now in use,

as the seats are so arranged that the pics are placed in tiers, with the pics in one tier over lapping those in the adjacent tier, as shown in Fig. 2. This is one of the important ad vantages of my invention, especially where economy in space is desired. The simplicity of structure insures cleanliness and also facility in placing and replacing the pies.

The modification shown in Fig. 4 is adapted for large and small pics, the holder in this in stance being composed of three platesa top plate I), a bottom plate I)", and an intervening plate I). That part of the holder between the top and intervening plates is similar in construction to the holder B; but that part between the intervening and bottom plates is of slightly diflferent construction, there being but three of the pie-plate seat-posts, instead of four, employed and only three notched construction of holder is particularly desirable for small dealers; but for large dealers I prefer to make a rack for each size of pics.

Both the case and holder may be constructed of any suitable material, and the pie-seats may be of any desired shape suitable to receive the edge of the pie-plate. Various other modifications or'changes may be made without departing from the spirit of my inven tion or sacrificing the principle thereof-such, for instance, as making the outer posts of the holder triangular in cross-section, with the pie-plate seats in the adjacent corners thereof, and making the central post square, with the said seats arranged in its corners, or cross shape in cross-section and arranging the pieplate seats in the outer edges of the ribs or provided with staggered seats, and a central post provided with seats to correspond thcrewith, whereby pies may be arranged in overlapped position. v

2. In a pie-rack, the combination with a lapped position.

suitable support, of a holder composed of top and bottom plates, and an intervening plate mounted on a central post, four posts between the top and intervening plates, and three posts between the intervening and bottom plates, and seats on the outer and central posts, 'so arranged as to hold the pies in over- In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/02