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D. W. INMAN.
COMBINED TRESTLE AND KETTLE HANGER.
(Application filed may 25. 1901.)
(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Shaet l.
7 No. 690,50. Patented Dec. 3|, 190i.
Patented Dec. 3|, 19m. n. w. INMAN. COMBINED TRESTLE AND KETTLE HANGER.
(Application filed May 25, 1901.)
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DAVID W. INMAN, OF VERSAILLES, OHIO.
COMBINED TRESTLE AND KETTLE-HANGER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 690,150, dated December 31, 1901.
Application filed May 25, 1901. Serial No. 61,930. (No model.)
To (tZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, DAVID W. INMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Versailles, in the county of Darke and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Gombined Trestle and Kettle-1Ianger,of which the following is a specification.
My invention is an improved trestle and kettle-hanger; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices here inafter fully set forth and claimed.
One object of my invention is to provide an improved trestle which is adapted for use by mechanics and also for various other purposes and to effect improvements in the construction thereof, whereby the trestle may be raised and lowered, as may be desired, and whereby the trestle may be folded and compactly disposed when not in use.
A further object of my invention is to combine with the trestle a vertically-adjustable kettle-hanger by means of which a kettle may be disposed over a fire and raised and lowered, as may be required.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a trestle and kettlehanger constructed in accordance with my improvements. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of my improved trestle, showing the same folded and compactly disposed when not in use. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the kettle-hanger, showing the same detached from the trestle. Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of one of the brackets for connecting the legs of the trestle to the beam thereof. Fig. 5 is a similar view of another of the said brackets. Fig. 6 is a detail perspective View of the lever for placing the kettle on the hanger and raising and lowering the same.
My improved trestle comprises the beam 1, the supporting-legs 2 3, and the brackets 4 5, which connect the supporting-legs to the ends of the beam on opposites sides of the latter. The beam is preferably constructed of wood and may be of any suitable size and shape, a preferred form of the beam being shown in the drawings. The brackets 4 at one end of the beam on opposite sides thereof are provided with laterally-extending ears 6, which bear against the beam and are bolted thereto, as shown. The outer sides of the brackets 4 are inclined, as at 7, to form bearing-faces for the 2. The said legs 2 are pivotally connected to the inclined portions 7 of brackets 4 by the bolts 10 and are also connected to the keepers 9 on the depending extensions 8 by bolts 11. Thereby the legs maybe firmly secured at one end of the beam 1 to support the same, as shown in Fig. 1. By removing the bolts 11 and loosening the bolts 10 the said supporting-legs 2 may be unshipped from the keepers 9 and turned to a position in the plane of and on opposite sides of the said beam 1, as shown in Fig. 2, and thereby compactly disposed. A hook 12 is provided to connect the supporting legs 2 together when disposed as shown in Fig. 1 to strengthen the connection between the said supporting-legs and to brace the same.
The brackets 5 at the end of the beam 1 opposite the brackets 4 are provided with lugs 13, which extend from their inner sides and bear on the upper and lower sides of the beam 1. Said brackets 5 are further provided on their upper sides with the upwardly-extending inclined portions 14, which form bearingfaces for the inner sides of the upper portions of the supporting-legs 3. Extensions 15 extend downwardly from the said brackets 5 and are formed with lugs 16, said extensions 15 and lugs 16 forming keepers, which are adapted to receive and partially to encompass the legs 3. The latter are pivotally connected to the inclined upper extensions 14 of the brackets 5 by bolts 17 and are connected to the downwardly-extendingkeepers of said brackets 5 by bolts 18. When thus disposed, the supporting-legs 3 support one end of the beam 1, as shownin Fig. 1. By removing the bolts 18 and loosening the bolts 17 the said supporting-legs 3 may be unshipped from the keepers of the brackets 5 and folded in a position parallel with and immediately above the beam and the legs 2, as shown in Fig. 2, and hence the trestle may be compactly folded and disposed so as to occupy but little space when not in use. This compact disposition of the trestle is also advantageous when the same is to be transported from one point to another. The legs 3 are also connected together when disposed as shown in Fig. 1 by a hook-rod 19.
Each of the supporting legs comprises a main section a and an extensible section b. The extensible section b of each leg is adapted to slide longitudinally on the main section a and is connected thereto by a clip 0. Each extension I) is provided on its outer side with a series of notches d, and each main section a has pivotally connected thereto nearits lower end a link 6, through which the extension 1) extends, and which linkis adapted to engage either of the notches d, and therebyfsecure the extension I) to the section a at any desired adjustment of said extension I). It will be understood from the foregoing that the trestle is thus provided with extensible legs, and thereby the beam 1 may be raised or lowered, as
may be required. Hence the trestle may be adjusted to any height required.
The kettle-hanger 20 is detachably secured to the beam 1 and comprises the clips 21 and the vertically-adjustable hanger-bar 22. The said clip is adapted to pass over the beam 1, has a depending lug 23, that bears on one side of said beam, and a depending extension 24:, that bears on the opposite side thereof,and at the upper and lower ends of the said extensions 24: are keepers 25 26. The latter has on one side an extended arm 27. A bolt is adapted to pass through an opening in the ear 23 and through the beam 1 to secure the clip 21 to said beam. The hanger-bar is guided in the keepers 25 26 and is adapted to be adjusted vertically with relation to the clip 21. Said hanger-bar has a series of adj listing-openings 28. A pin 29 may be placed in either of the said openings and above the upper keeper 25 to secure the hanger-bar at any desired adjustment. At the lower end of the hangerbar is a hook 30, adapted to be engaged by the bail of a kettle or the like, as shown in Fig. 1, and the spur 31 projects from one side of the hanger-bar at the lower end thereof.
In connection with my improved trestle and kettle-hanger I employ alever-bar 32, which has near one end thereof a hook 33. The arm 27, which extends from one side of the clip 21, forms a fulcrum for the said leverbar and on which the said lever-bar is adapted to be moved in a longitudinal direction, and
by engaging the hook 33 of the lever-bar with the bail of the kettle and appropriately operating the lever-bar the kettle may be readily raised from the ground and hooked to the hanger-bar over the fire and removed from the said hanger-bar, as will be understood. By using the arm 27 as the fulcrum for the lever-bar and connecting the hook 33 to the spur 31 the hanger-bar may be adjusted as may be desired to raise or lower the kettle above the fire, as will be understood. When the trestle is to be used for other purposes than suspendinga kettle over a fire and when r ing device. and a projection 31, and a lever,-
adapted to be'fulcrumed on said lever-rest and having a hook 33 to engage said projection of said hanger-bar, substantially as described.
2. Akettle-hanger comprising a clip adapt= ed to be secured on a support and having a depending extension provided with guides and a lever-support, a hanger-bar, movable vertically in said guides, having an engaging hook at itslower end, aprojection- 31, and provided with a series of adjusting-openings 23, and an adjusting-pin to engage one of said openings and bear on the upper side of said clip and thereby secure said hanger-bar at any desired adjustment, in combination with a lever-bar adapted to be fulcrurned on said lever-rest and having a hook 33, to engage said projection 31, whereby said hanger-bar may be vertically adjusted, and whereby a kettle may be hooked to and disengaged from said hanger-bar, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
D. W. INMAN.
A. OALDERWooD, A. E. WOLFE.