US 70682 A
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SETE C. BABBITT, OF MER-IDEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE MERIDEN Y BRITAITNIA COMPANY.
Letters Patent No. 70,682, dated .November 12,' 1867.
IMPROVEMENT IN TNB CONSTRUCTION OT SAINTES.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Be it known that I', SETE C. BABBITT, of Meriden, county of New Haven', and State of Connecticut, have invented a certain newand useful Improvement in Salvers; and to enable `others skilled in the art to make or practise said invention` I will proceed'to describe, by referring to the drawings, in which the same letters indicatelike parts in each of the figures. i
The nature of this inven-tion consists in the mode or process of the manufacture of salvers constructed from Britannia or other soft metals, whereby the rim or outer edge is stiti'ened, lay-securing an additional 4strip of metal of the same kind, or a strip of' metal of stiier quality, the object of which is to produce (to all appearance) an equally rich and desirable article, at greatly redncedprices, by. strengthe'ningthe rim, so thatfit, with its contents, may be lifted without disguring or bending the edge thercdf: In the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a face-view of a. salver;. l
Figure 2 is a sectional edge view of the'samc. v l
ais the salver proper, made of- Britannia or other `soft metal. a is a dat or curved ring `or band of metal', composed of Britannia or other soft metal. This band is bent around and itted to the under side of the flat or curved rim of the salver, and secured thereto by the process of soldering.
Now it will be seen that by this process of stifening the rim or outer edge of a soft-metal salver, tbe liability of bending, while inthe act of handling or lifting with its contents, is nearly or quite removed, and at the same time the utility and symmetrical and ornamental appearance are rendered nearly or quite equal with those of harder and choicer metal salvers, while the cost is greatly reduced. I believe I have thus shown the nature and process by which this improvement is elfect-ed, so as to enable others skilled in the-art to construct the same therefrom. l
What I claim, therefore, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
'Ihe mode or process of stitfening the rim or outer edge of a soft-metal or Britannia salver, substantially as described.
I claim a Britannia or soft-metalsalver, constructed substantially as described. g
I S. C. BABBITT. [1.. s] Witnesses:
Gao. W.- SMITH,
ISAAC C. LEWIS.