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Publication numberUSRE4865 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1872
Publication numberUS RE4865 E, US RE4865E, US-E-RE4865, USRE4865 E, USRE4865E
InventorsProviding Projections For Kettles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in providing projections for kettles and the attachments of bails
US RE4865 E
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 119,666, dated October 3, 1871; reissue No. 4,865, dated April El,

My invention consists of certain improve- I ments in preserving and other kettles, too

fully explained hereafter to need preliminary description, the said improvements having been 'designed with the view of facilitating the handling of the vessel While pouring out the contents of the same, of preventing the heating of the bail 'or handle, and, of insuring va circulation of air beneath the kettle, under the circumstances described hereafter, so as to prevent the undue heating ofthe bottonrof if stops being somewhat inclined, so that, when be retained in a position slightly beyond the perpendicular, as

the kettle.

In 'the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a sectional view of a preserving-kettle with my improvements; Fig. 2, a side view, partly in section, showing the kettle as it appears when being handled in pouring out the contents;

Fig. 3,-a' plan view'of part of the top of theI kettle; and Figs. 4, 5, and 6, views representing rnodilications of my invention.

A represents apreserving-kettle of the same general form as those in common use, and havin g at its upper edge, at opposite points, lugs a a, to which is attached a bail, B. Aflip, b,

serves as a handle by which the operator can tilt the vessel in the; manner shown in Fig. 2,

this lip being situated at or very near the upper edge of the vessel, for three reasons: first, it is there more free from the'eiiects of the heat, and can, consequently, be manipulated Without danger of vburning the fingers; second, the lip, when situated at thejupper edge of the vessel, does not interfere with the ready mold.

ing ofthe same, as will be readily understood by those familiar with the manufacture of vessels of this class; third, the vessels, when arranged` in quantities for transportation, have to be placed one within the other, so as to be packed in as small a compass as possible. It

is important, therefore,vthat the sides of the vessel should be free from projections which would intert'erewith this plan of packing, and it will be evident that the lip b, situated at the upper edge-of the vessel, presents no impediment to the adjustment of one vessel within lthe same purpose.

I nary bail connected to the vessel inthe usual manner, alfords facilities for tilting the vessel; but I prefer to restrict the movement of the bail in a manner and for a purpose vwhich I vvill now proceed to explain.

The ordinary bail of a preserving-vessel can be turned freely on the lugs from one side to the other, and is permitted to rest on the upper edge of the vessel, the consequence of which is that the bail becomes too hot to be manipulated Without the intervention oi' a cloth or other protection for the hand. This objection Iove'rcome by forming stops or shoulders we upon the lugs a for limiting the movement ethe'bail. 'The stops :t prevent the bail from being turned over onto the vessel in the direction oi' the lip b, the

the bail is elevated, it will shown bygdotted lines in Fig. 1, the excessive heating of the bail being thus prevented when the vessel is placed on the lire. The stops w prevent the bail, when depressed, from being brought into actual contact with the edge of the vessel, but retain it in a position slightly above the said edge, so that it can be readily seized b'y the hand and elevated..` The stops rc, independently of the utility in retaining the bail in an elevated position, in which it is mantained in a comparatively cool condition, perform the important duty of restricting the bail when' the vessel isA` being tilted, as shown in Fig. 2, during which operation the bail is main tainedat right angles, or thereabont, to the vessel, the best position for insuring the e'ectual tilting of the same when its contents have to be poured out.

It is not essential in carryin gout my invention that stops mac should be employed for retaining and limiting the movement of the bail, as various equivalent devices may be used for In Figs. l and 5, for instance, the bail passes through an elongated vertical slot, d, in each lug a, and is retained in a vertical, or nearly vertical, position by projections or stops e e at either side of the direction, as shown in e' i 4,865 p one of the projections may be elongated, as the vessel which is apt to take place when the shown by dotted lines in the latter ligure, so usualcontinuous rib is employed; the rib, more as to perform the same duty as the stop a: in over, being nearly continuous, is not so liable restricting the movement 4of the' bail in one dito be broken as are the usual isolated legs. reetion., l I claim as my invention- AnothermodicationisshowninFig.6,where 1. A preserving or other 'kettle at or near the bail passes over the lug a,is hung to a pro-' the upper edge ofwhich a projection, b, is arjection, f, on the outer' side of the same, and ranged, as and for the purpose set forth.

has itself a projecting ton gue, hg'which "strikes 2. Apreserving orother'kettle providedwith.

against the said projection f, thus preventing a bail, which, after lbein g raised to an upright the bail from. turning beyond a certain point positiornis retained,lsubstantially in the man Iand retaining it in an elevated lposition in the A ner and for the purpose described. f same manner as the stop m. Thisy latter plan 3.. The' combination, in a preserving-vessel,

' will permit a lid to be fitted to the vessel, which of a bail restricted in its movement with a lip,

cannot be readily donewhen the bailis attached b, for the purpose specified. to the inner sides of the lugs, as in the other 4. A kettle provided with an annular flange,

Y modifications. A i e, in Whichvare recesses y, as and for the'pur- Another feature of my invention is the rib pose set forth. `c at the bottom of thc kettle, with its recesses In` testimonywhereoflhave signed my name y, in place ofthe usual rib. This recessed rib, to thisspecification in the presence of two si1bwhile it fits snugly in the boilerhole of a stove scribirn'gfwitnesses I or range in the same manner as a continuous DAVID STUART. rib, permits a free circulation of air beneath,` y the bottom of the vessel when the latter is Witnesses: placedrupon the hot plates of a stove, and thus WM. A. STEEL, prevents that undue heating of the bottom of HARRY SMITH.

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