W. E. HUENEFEL D.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 29, 19.16.
Patented Feb. 27, 1917.
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WALTER E. HUENEFELI OF CINCINNATI. OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE HUENEFELD COMPANY, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.- Patented Feb. 27, 191'?- Application filed April 2 9, 1916. Serial No. 94,429.
To all whom it may concern:-
Be it known that I, WVALTER E. Hunnn- FELD, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Oil-Stoves; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in oil stoves and more particularly to supporting means for the main oil reservoir,-one object of the invention being to provide simple means for supporting a glass reservoir from the stove frame, in such manner that the view of the reservoir will not be unduly obstructed.
A further object is to so construct and arrange supporting means for a reservoir on an oil stove, that the same shall be easy to assemble; so that the reservoir may be easily removed and replaced, and so that the reservoir shall be efiectually held in normal operative position.
WVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations of parts as hereinafter set forth and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation partly in section showing the application of my improvements to an oil stove. Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view, and Fig. 3 is a separate view of the supporting bracket.
1 represents the frame of an oil stove, the top of which is formed with a. depending flange 2, and 3 represents the oil feed pipe on which the burner (not shown) is mounted. The outer end of the pipe 3 is bentupwardly and receives a bowl or auxiliary reservoir 4, with which said pipe communicates at a point removed inwardly from the center of its bottom.
The bowl or auxiliary reservoir may be provided with lugs 5 to facilitate the attachment of the lower end of a supporting bracket 7. In the present instance, I have where it is secured by suitable fastening devices 10. I The plate or bracket 7 thus connects the bowl or auxiliary reservoir 4 with the top portion of the stovej frame and serves to hold the bowl in proper position. The plate or bracket 7 also acts as a shield for a main reservoir-14 (which is supported thereby as presently explained) toprotect said reservoir from heat radiated from the burners and the end wall of the stove frame.
The plate or bracket 7 is provided inter mediate of its ends with a supporting arm 12' preferably of elongated form, to receive a loop 13 carried by the main reservoir 14. The supporting arm 12 is offset slightly from the plane of the face of the plate or bracket 7 but in such proximity to the plane of the face of the plate or bracket tha when the'elongated loop 13 on the reservoir is engaged with said arm, the reservoir will be supported by the shoulder 15 at the lower edge of said arm and also be held from lateral displacement. To guard against possibility of lateral displacement of the reser voir, due to any looseness which might exist in the connection of the loop 13 on the reservoir with the supporting arm 12 on the bracket plate 7, said plate may be provided below the supporting arm 12 with a guard 16 to'engage the reservoir 14.
The supporting arm 12 and guard 16 may be provided on the bracket plate 7 in any suitable manner. For instance, these members of the device may be cut from the metal of the plate and bent and offset to assume the positions above described, and as shown in the drawings.
The main reservoir 14' is preferably made of'glass so that the condition and quantity ofthe oil therein may be readily observed. This glass reservoir may be formed intermediate of its ends with circumferential beads 17, between which a metal band 18 is secured. At diametrically opposite positions, handles 19 may be secured to the band 18 to facilitate the handling of'the reservoir. At a suitable position on the band 18 the loop 13 is secured thereto, the space within said loop preferably being made that it will be practically filled by the supporting arm 12 when the reservoir is in place.
The main reservoir 14 is made at its bottom with a neck 20 provided with a suitable valve, the stem of which engages the bottom of the bowl 4, so as to hold said valve open when the main reservoir is in stove.
Slight changes might be made in the details of construction of my invention without departing from the spirit thereof or limiting its scope and hence I do not wish to restrict myself to the precise details herein set forth.
Having fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters-Patent, is:
1. The combination with a stove frame, and a bowl, of a plate secured to the stove frame, an oil reservoir, and a single loopand-hook connection between the reservoir and said plate and constituting the supporting means for the reservoir over the bowl.
2. The combination with a 'stove frame and a bowl, of a plate secured to the stove frame and provided with an upwardly projectingarm disposed substantially parallel with the plane of the face of said plate, an oil reservoir, a loop on said oil reservoir engaging said upwardly projecting arm on the plate, said arm and loop forming a loopand-hook connection between the reservoir and said plate and constituting the supporting means for the reservoir over the bowl.
3. The combination with a stove frame, a bowl, and an oil reservoir'over the bowl,
position on the of a bracket secured to the stove, said bracket having an upwardly projecting arm offset from and substantially parallel with the plane of one face of said bracket so as to be disposed between the reservoir and the stove, said arm forming a shoulder at its lower end, and a loop on the reservoir removably engaging said arm and resting on the shoulder at the lower end thereof.
4. The combination with a stove frame, and a reservoir over the bowl, of a bracket secured to the stove, said bracket having an upwardly projecting arm oflset from and substantially parallel with one face of said bracket so as to be disposed between the reservoir and the stove, said arm forming a shoulder at its lower end, a loop offset from the reservoir removably engaging said arm and resting on the shoulder at the lower end thereof, and a guard projecting from said bracket and engaging the reservoir below its connection with said arm.
In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
WALTER E. HUENEFELD.
Witnesses R. S. FERGUSON, -VVM. H. SPIGNUL.
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