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Publication numberUS761047 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 24, 1904
Filing dateNov 25, 1903
Priority dateNov 25, 1903
Publication numberUS 761047 A, US 761047A, US-A-761047, US761047 A, US761047A
InventorsSamuel C Hays
Original AssigneeSamuel C Hays
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined dinner-pail and heater.
US 761047 A
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No. 761,047. PATENTED MAY 24, 1904.



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. SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 761,047, dated May 24, 1904.

' Application filed November 25, 1903. Serial No. 182,678. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL O. HAYS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sandylake, in the county of Mercer. and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combined Dinner- Pail and Heater, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal sectional View through my improved combination dinner-pail. Fig. 2 is a horizontal cross-sectional View on the line 11 II of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a partial sectional view similar to Fig. 1, showing the heater reversed and located upon the burner in position to be heated thereby. Figs. 4 and 5 are cross-sectional views on the lines IV IV and V V of Fig. 2, respectively.

My invention refers to improvements in dinner-pails or similar vessels adapted to contain food; and it has for its objects to provide such an article which will have suitable compartments arranged so as to. secure the greatest economy of space and also to provide separate receptacles for different articles, together with an improved construction by which liquids may be boiled or heated by means of a specially-constructed cup adapted to fit over a burner and its shell.

Referring to the drawings, 2 is the main vessel or pail, provided with the usual top or cover 3. At one end of the apparatus across one end of the pail extends a partition 4, providing a space 5 between it and the end of the pail adapted to receive platters, knives, forks, or spoons, which may be compactly stored therein away from the other portions of the device. A similar cross-partition 6 extends from side to side of the pail, but of a less depth than the partition 5, extending only down to a cross-shelf 7, which forms a bottom between partitions 4 and 6, thereby providing a separate compartment 8, adapted to receive salt, pepper, or sugar or other similar ingredients in limited quantities. The horizontal shelf or partition 7 extends .from partition 4 clear across to the other end of the pail and is of about half the width across, as indicated in Fig. 2, providing a considerably larger separate compartment 9. A longitudinal vertical wall 10 extends from partition 6 to the end of the pail, and thus provides an inner wall for said compartment. By this construction a shelf-like compartmentis provided which is also separate from the main interior cavity of the pail and is adapted to receive bread, cake, pie, or such light compressible articles of diet. Beneath the shelf 7 and from the partition 4 to the other end of the pail for its full width is the retaining main cavity 11 of the pail extending from the bottom to the under side of shelf 7, approximating half of its cross area, the remaining portion being of the full depth of the pail, as clearly shown and as indicated by the numeral 12 in Fig. ,2. By this construction the larger portion of the interior of the pail is adapted to contain meats, vegetables, and such heavy articles of diet as are more readily packed together.

Upon the top ofthe cover 3 is located a burner 13, having a gauze or asbestos top 14.

and adapted to burn alcohol or other suitable fluid as fuel.

Surrounding the burner 13 is a case 14, adapted to protect and inclose it and also to act as a support for the cup, whereby it is held over the burner, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. The shell 15 should be provided with suitable openings for the entrance of air and may be of any suitable metallic construction, as will be readily understood. The cup or heating vessel consists of an outer shell 16 and an inner shell 17, joined by a common bottom or base 18 with an intervening space 19, adapted to telescope over the shell 15, fitting neatly down over the lamp and upon the top of the pail, as clearly shown in Fig. l.

The inner shell 17 is provided with a series of perforations 20, by which construction it will be seen that coffee or tea may be made by placing it in the inner vessel and allowing it to boil over the burner, straining through the The heating arrangement of the pail is of great utility and convenience and forms a desirable addition to the dinner-pail, while the other features previously described render the pail very useful, and it will be found to provide a convenient, compact, and useful article for the purpose for which it is intended.

It is comparatively simple in construction, may be readily cleaned, is economical in cost, and will commend itself to all users of this class of utensils.

The heater and burner may of course be adapted to various types of pails or similar vessels, orit may be used alone, and it is'not necessarily confined to the particular construction shown and described, while various modifications and adaptations of the invention may be made by the skilled mechanic without departing from the scope of the following claims.

What 1 claim is 1. A dinner-pail having a vertical crosspartition across one end, a horizontal partition extending partially across the main cavity of the pail, a vertical cross-partition extending upwardly therefrom forming'a supplemental chamber, and a vertical longitudinal partition extending from said cross-partition to the end of the pail at the edge of the horizontal partition, substantially as set forth.

2. A dinner-pail havinga partition providing a compartment at one end for knives, forks &c., for the full depth of the vessel, an adjacent-chamber extending across the vessel formed by a supplemental bottom above the main body portion of the vessel, and a supplemental vertical cross-partition, said supplemental bottom being extended partially across the width of the vessel beyond said cross-partition and having an upwardly-extending limiting edge, substantially as set forth.

3. A dinner-pail having a top or cover provided with a suitable burner, an upwardlyextended outer supporting and protecting shell, and a heating vessel adapted to interfit with said shell, substantially as set forth.

4. A dinner-pail having a top or cover provided with a suitable burner, an upwardlyextended outer supporting and protecting shell and a heating vessel having an inner perforated shell adapted to fit over the burnershell, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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