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July 9, 1946. '
Original Filed_Jan. 13, 1941
2 Sheets-Sheet l '
July 9, 1946.
Original Filed Jan.’ 13, ‘1941 '
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Guard ?eéaam
Patented July 9, 1946'
, 12,403,823
' MANIFOLD surron'r
Averd Neisonand Harold H.~Niemann,~Wisconsin‘1»:
assignors - to
zPrentiss- .Wabers _.
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Products (30., Wisconsin Rapids," Wis.,,_af corpus"v ’ '
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. I ration of _Wisconsin
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I Application‘ April‘ 1,1942, serial"Nor-437,232,
now Patent ‘No; 2,373,492, dated April '10, 1945, ' ‘
1 which is a-divisionof Serial-NM 374,214, Janu-
'_ ‘ary 13, 1941,~ now Patent No. ‘2,302,880, dated ' '
November 24,1942. Divided and this a'pplica-j '
7 i. ,tion April 7,'»,1944,~'Serial No. 529,948
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'_ l'iClaim.
manifold supports.
1 The manifold is supported from ‘the inner face
'4 This invention relates to new~and improved .
of ‘member II by means of the bracket 25." ‘This
bracketr25l is provided with spaced upturned ends
This application is a division of applicants’ C0?
26 and 21, which are each formed with an‘arcu
pending application Serial No. 437,232, ?led April
1, 1942,,which has resulted in Patent 2,373,492 :3; ate recess‘28 toreceive the manifold. The up
granted April 10, 1945, and which in turn is a ‘f turnedends 26 and 21 are provided with cars 29
and 30, which engage the upper face of the man
division of applicants’ application Serial No.
ifold_ to hold it firmly in place. It will be ap
374,214, ?led ,January 13, 1941, which has re
sulted in Patent No. 2,302,880,*granted November
parent that since the, bracket 25 is formed of
lo sheet, metal, the ears 29 and 30 may be readily
bent to permit insertion of the manifold, and
An object of the present invention is~to provide
when returned to position after insertion of the
supporting means for the manifold of a stove,
manifold will rigidly hold the parts in assembled
which supporting means are composed of sheet
metal and are light in weight. ,
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A further object is to provide supporting means id The upper plate 2301f the manifold is provided
' With‘an opening 3| having adownturned edge,
for the manifold of a stove, which supporting
means has few and simple parts and is well
adapted for commercial production.
Further objects will appear, as the description
Referring to the drawings-
_ ,
20 Figure 1'.-
Figure 2 is a section taken on line 2—2 of Fig
ure 1; and
Figure 3 is a' fragmentary section on an en
The rearof the manifold assembly is support
Figure 1 is a plan view of the stove in open op
erating condition;
as shownlin Figure 2, and a main (burner 32 is
spot-Welded to the manifold concentric with the
opening 3|. Agsecond burner 33 is shown in
ed by, the clip _52,.which is_ spot-welded to the
inner face ,of the bottom of housing member H.
The air intake shield 53 is ?tted on the mani- ‘
25 fold between the Venturi member 41 and the
burner 32, and is provided with an opening re
ceiving the small end of the Venturi member 41.
An air intake opening 54 is located below the ven
turi, and an inturned ?ange 55 forms an opening
tom member II and the upper or cover member 30 to receive the end 56 of the gas generator tube
larged scale, taken on line 3—3 of Figure 1.
The stove is housed in a two-part housing
member or box which comprises the base or bot
[2, said members being hinged together.
The member 53 therefore serves as a'com
bination generator support, air intake shield and
The housing members II and I2 are prefer
Venturi support. This member is held in place
ably formed of metal stampings and have the out
on the manifold by inturned ears, one of which is
wardly embossed sections I8 and 19 formed there
on, these serving not only to add to the appear 35 indicated at 58.
The gasoline tank 59 is provided with the usual
ance of the housing, but also to sti?en the hous
?ller plug 60 and supports the valve body 6|,
ing members and to render them more rigid. It
will be understood that the bail bracket clip, latch .
and hinges may be spot-welded or otherwise se
' which in turn supports the generator tube 51.
This valve body 6 I is shown as provided with the
40 usual main control valve 62 and the starter valve
cured to the housing members.
63. The iparticular structure of these valves
The stove enclosed in the housing is shown
forms no. part of the present invention. The
in operating position in Figures 1 and 2. The
tank 59 has welded thereto the supporting brack- I
housing member I l is swung down to rest on the
et 64. This bracket 64 has an upper inwardly
portions 19 and also upon the bail 0r handle I5
which is turned downwardly as clearly shown in 45 extending portion'65 with aninturned end adapt-1
ed to hook over the edge of housing member II,
Figure 2. The member I2 is swung upwardly at
an angle of approximately 90°. The manifold 20
as shown in Figure 2. In addition, the bracket
is provided with a lower inwardly extending ?ange
is L-shaped in generalform, comprising a bot
'66, which is notched to engage the end portions
tom member 21 which is arcuate in cross-sec
tion, with outturned flanges '22 as shown in Fig 50 of the bail t5. These notches, ?tting over the
bail, serve to ?rmly hold the bail in place as a
ure 3. The manifold has the upper member 23,
support for the stove and also to ‘maintain the
the greater part of whose surface area is ?at, this
member having inturned edges 24 crimped
tank and generator tube assembly in proper as
sembled relation and alignment with the ven
around in substantially gas-tight contact with
the outturned ?anges 22 of'the lower member.v 55 turi and burner assembly. It will be noted that
the size of the bail is such that when it is in
the position of Figure 2 the burners are brought
to a horizontal position with the portion of the
housing member H adjacent the bail held up
above the adjacent support.
The grate 61 is pivotally supported from the
housing member l i by means of hinges 68, shown
in Figure 1. This grate as shown in Figure 2 has
It will be noted that the stove as shown in
cludes only a single casting, that being the Ven
turi member 41. All of the remaining parts are
formed of sheet metal stampings which may be
held in assembled relationship by spot-welding.
The design reduces the number of parts neces
sary to a minimum, and these parts may be inex
pensively and rapidly produced by commercial
processes, The manifold is formed of two
jacent to the bottom of the housing, with a ?at 10 stampings, having an upper ?at sheet metal
an arcuate portion and downturned portion ad
portion extending over the burners when the
memberto which the burners may readily be
stove is in operating position, as shown in Fig
ure 2. The front edge of the grate 6'! is' sup
welded to secure an effectively gas-tight connec
tion. This welded manifold may be cheaply con
ported by the sheet metal member 69, which is,
structed and substantially reduces the weight of
hingedly connected to the front edge of the grate’ 15 the stove over that which would be required by
and which has its lower edge resting on the line
of junction between the bracket 64 and the tank
59. This member 69 has a notched out portion
69a to permit passage of the generator tube 51, as
shown in Figure 1. This member 69 serves as a 20
a cast iron manifold.
The burner assembly is
rigidly supported in the housing by the bracket
25 and the rear bracket 52.
It may, however, be
readily removed by bending the retaining lugs on
bracket 25. Its original assembly is effected
quickly and easily by means~of theselugs- The
support for the front edge of the grate, but also
inwardly extruded valve guide? at. the-‘second
serves as a heat baf?e and a burner- shield to
burnerv effectively traps in the manifold any gas
shield the burners from Wind blowing in from
condensed at this point. The upper» flat mani
the front of the stove.
The housing member l2v is held in upright posi 25 fold member has upwardly embossed portions
tion, as shown in Figure 2, by means of the wind
shield Wings ‘H, 'H. These wings are supported
from the member l2 by pivots 72- formed inte
grally with the wings and ?tting in perforated‘
support lugs 73 struck inwardly from the wall of
the housing member l2.
The wings are also pro
vided with integral struck up stop members 74.
over which the openings in the burner bottom
plates 34 ?t to make e?ective- the gas-tightjomt
with these bot-tom plates when these are welded
on the uppermanifold-member.
While we have shown a preferred embodiment
of our invention, this is to be understood to be
illustrative only,
and we
contemplate such
changes and modi?cations as come within the
These members 74 are adapted to engage the ad
spirit and scope of the appended claim.
jacent end walls of the member IE to put the
What is claimed is:
wings under tension when they are in operating 35
In a stove, in’ combination, a sheet metal sup
position. They are placed in operating position
by being swung outwardly, as shown in Figure 1,
port having upwardly extending arms, said arms
having manifold seats formed therein with bend
and notch portions 75 are then hooked over the
able portions cverhanging the seats, said bend
upper edge of the bottom member I I. Since the
wings are formed of resilient sheet metal, the 40 able portions being adapted to hold a manifold
in place on said support.
stops 14 act to resiliently hold the notches 15 in
engagement and maintain the parts in assembled
‘ relation. ,
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