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Publication numberUS742210 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1903
Filing dateMar 3, 1903
Priority dateMar 3, 1903
Publication numberUS 742210 A, US 742210A, US-A-742210, US742210 A, US742210A
InventorsMary C Moreland, William Augustus Moreland
Original AssigneeMary C Moreland, William Augustus Moreland
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for grates.
US 742210 A
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' UNITED STATES MARY c. MORI'ELAND, or LUMPKIN,

Patented October 27, 1903.

GEORGIA, EXECUTRIX orv WILLIAM AUGUSTUS MORELAND, DECEASED.

ATTACHMENT FOR GRATES.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 742,210, dated ctober 27, 1903.

Application filed March 3, 1903. Serial No. 145.969. (No model.)

cooking utensil so mounted that it can be readily moved over the fire in the grate, near the fire, or entirely away from such fire.

The improved attachment involves inits construction a clamp which is adapted to be connected with the front of an open grate, one

of the members of the clamp being provided with superposed projections having alined perforations to receive a vertical spindle and an ofiset or shoulder to be sustained upon the upper side of the grate-front, said spindle being rotative in said perforation, shouldered near its top to rest upon theupper projection, and provided at its top with a crank for pivotally supporting a shelf which consists, preferably, of a perforated disk, the perforations or openings permitting the heat from the fire to reach the utensil upon the shelf or disk when the same is over such fire, whereby the contents of the'utensil may be cooked, or the said shelf by virtue of such construction may be swung backward partially out of the combustion-space of the grate when it is desired simply to heat the contents of the utensil, the shelf being normally Wholly out of said combustion-space. V

The improved attachment is shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is a sectional side elevation ofv a grate, showing the attachment in connection therewith. Fig. 2 is a sectional top plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is a detail view ofthe shelf. Fig.4 is alike View of the clamp for fastening the attachment to the graterfront.

Like characters of reference refer 'to like parts in the several figures.

Referring to the drawings, the numeral 5 designates the frontofan opcn grate. Aclamp, consisting of the outer and inner members 6 and 7, respectively, is connected with the grate-front, the outer member having projections 8 at its ends to receive a spindle, herein-' after more particularly described. The .superposed projections 8 are upon one side ofthe outer clamp member 6. Upon the inside of said clamping member is an offset or shoulder v9, adapted to rest upon the top of the gratefront. The clamping members 6 and 7 are held assembled by bolts 10, passing through longitudinal slots in the same, while the shoulder or offset 9, resting upon the top of the grate-front, holds the clamp steady. By virtue of the longitudinal slot-and-bolt connection between the clamping members they may be-readily and quickly united, no matter what the degree of separation of the gratefront bars may be. The projections 8 arein parallelism with each other and have alined perforations to rotatively receive the. vertically-disposed spindle 11, terminatingat its top in the right-angular arm or crank 12. To

uphold the spindle, the same, just below the inner end of the angular arm or extension 12,

is provided with an'annular shoulder 13,

adapted to rest upon the upper projection 8. The under side of the projection is fiat, whereby the free turning of the spindle is permitted.

The crankor rightangular extension 12 terminates at what might be considered its outer end in the stud or boss 14, adapted to fit in a suitable socket or sleeve arranged'centrally or substantially centrally of the shelf 15, whereby the shelf is rotativelyconnected with the arm 12, the stud or boss generally taperinginwardly toward its top.

The shelf 15, which maybe ofanysuitable character, is represented as consisting of a disk having concentric rows of perforations orholes for the passage of currents of hot air, whereby the contents of the vessel or utensil upon the shelf can be cooked or heated, the amount of heat appliedto the utensil varying, of course,according'to the position of the shelf relative to the combustion-space of the grate.

The parts of course may be constructed of any material suitable for the purpose. For example, the spindle 11, with its integral arm the shelf 15 put in place.

12, may consist of a malleable casting, While the shelf and the clamping members 6 and 7 may be ordinary iron castings.

To use the attachment, the clamping members are first connected with the grate-front, after which the spindle 11 is mounted and Normally the shelf is outside the combustion-space of the grate. To cook the contents of a vessel, the latter is placed upon the shelf 15 and the shelf swung into the combustion-space of the grate, and when such contents have been cooked the shelf may be swung out of such combustionspace and returned to its initial position or to an intermediate position in case it is desired to keep the said contents warm after cooking the same.

The several parts may be inexpensively made and readily put together and separated.

Having thus described the invention, What is claimed as new is- 1. In an attachment for open grates,a clamp adapted to be connected with the front of the grate, one of the members of the clamp being provided with superposed projections having alined perforations and an offset to rest upon said grate-front, means for holding the members of the clamp in rigid relation with each other, a spindle rotative in the perforations in said projections having a shoulder near its upper end resting upon the upper projection and a crank-arm above the shoulder terminating at its outer end in a pivot, and a perforated shelf having a socket to receive the pivot, substantially as described.

2. In an attachment for open grates,aclamp adapted to be connected with the front of the grate, one of the members of the clamp being provided with superposed projections having alined perforations and an offset to rest upon said grate-front, both of said members of the clamp having longitudinal slots, bolts passing through said slots, a spindle r0- tative in the perforations in said projections having a shoulder near its upper end resting upon the upper projection and a crank-arm above the shoulder terminating at its outer end in a pivot, and a perforated shelf having a socket to receive the pivot, substantially as specified.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, at Lumpkin, county of Stewart and State of Georgia, this th day of February, 1903.

MARY O. MORELAND, Executrtoc of the esia/e 0f IViZZicmz Angusms llforeland, deceased.

Witnesses:

W. T. MORELAND, J. B. LATIMER.

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US4086905 *Jan 7, 1976May 2, 1978Dawson Robert ECombination fire grate and fireplace cooking apparatus
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationF24B1/193