US 690254 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Dec. 3|, |90I.
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UNITED vSTATES PATENT i OFFICE.
ADELIA M. ENZLER, or FRUITA, COLORADO.
SPECIFICATION arming part' of Letters :Patent N. 690,254, dateanecember s1, 1901. Application filed October 4,1901. Serial No. 77,593. (No model.)
T0 all whom t may concern.:
Be itknown that I, ADELIA M. ENZLER, a
i citizen of the United States,residin g at Fruita,
in the county of Mesa and State of Colorado,
have invented certain new and useful-Iul- For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction of the means for effecting the result reference is to be had to the following description and to the drawings hereto attached.
While the essential and characteristic features of the invention are susceptible of modication, still the preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a colander embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical central section. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the agitator, the crank-.handle being broken away. Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view showing the interlockingmeans between the parts of the colander. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the parts of the colander provided with cooperating bayonet-slots to receive a journal of the agitator. Fig. Gis a detail view of the parts shown in Fig. 5 fitted together and having the journal in place.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
The colander comprises a ring 1, band 2, and cup-shaped bottom 3, of wire fabric or foraminous material. It is preferred in the formation of the article to ntilizelwire fabric, because of the greater number'of openings for the escape of the article passed through the colander. The band 2 has its lower portion offset to receive the upper edge of the bottom 3, which is soldered or otherwise secured lthereto. The band 2 is of a size to snugly embrace the lower portion of the ring 1. The ring 1 is of Haring forni and may be vof any desired depth and for convenience iS provided with a handle 4 for holding the device When -in use.
The agitator comprises a plurality of bows 5 and Offstanding journals 6, one of the journals being extended and bent to form a crankhandle 7, by means of which the agitator is rotated. The bows, journals, and crank-handle are formed of a single length of wire of suitable gage bent into the form substantially as shown, the parts being confined at the points ot' crossing by eyes 8, formed in the wire. An end portion of the wire extends across the Space formed between the terminals of the bows, as shown at 9, and strengthens the agitator and is in line with its axis.
The ring. 1 is provided at diametrically opposite points in its lower edge-with bayonetslots 11, and the band 2 has corresponding bayonet-slots l2 in its upper edge, and when the parts 1 and 2 are together the journals of the agitator occupy the inner ends of the horizontal port-ions of the slots 11 and 12 and constitute interlocking means therefor to prevent vertical displacement of the same. These slots 11 and l2 admit of the agitator being readily removed and placed in position as maybe required. The journals 6 of the agitator pass into the open ends of the slots 11 and 12 and along the latter to the inner ends of the horivzontal portion and are retained in place thereby and serve to prevent dropping of the lower portion Of the colander when supported by the handle 4 or ring 1. Bayonet-slots 12a are formed in the upper edge of the band 2, intermediate of the slots 12, and are adapted to cooperate with studs 14, projected outward from the ring 1. These studs 14 occupy the inner end of the horizontal portion of the slots 12a when the parts 1 and 2 are properly assembled, as shown most clearly in Fig. 1. The studs 14, in conjunction with the slots 12a, supplement the action of the journals 6 and slotsv11 and 12 in holding the parts together when the agitatoris in place, and when the agitator is removed the studs 14 and their cooperating slots are the sole means for positively holding the parts 1 aud 2 together.
When the colander is in service, the article of food to be forced through the openings in ICO the bottom is acted upon by the bows of the agitator, which rub the same through the meshes or perforations, thereby greatly facilitating the operation, which heretofore has been attended with considerable difficulty by reason of the absence of the agitator' and the requirement of a spoon or other article for rubbing the food through the @olander. Obviously the article may be used as a sifter for our and meal or as a strainer.
` When used in the latter capacity, it is desir-v able to remove the agitator, which can be readily accomplished by turning they band upon the ring to bring the vertical portions of the bayonet-slots l1 and 12 into register, when the parts may be separated and the agitator removed.
ADELIA M ENZLER. [T i. SQ]
F. C. MERRIELL, W. A. MERRIELL.