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July 16, 1946;` J. A. FINK ' 2,404,224 POT AND PANLIFTER AND HOLDER Filed March l0, '1945 i@ ß. Patented July l16,' 1946 ’ ’ 42,404,224 l f " UNITED" STATES PATENT OFFICE ` ' Y 2,404,224` ‘ y , ., ' -» Por AND PAN LIFTER AND HOLDER ` ` V.Ii/»sepa A. Fink, Englewood, N. J. Y Application March 10, 1945, Serial No. 582,066 Z’VClaims. (CL‘ 294-28) ' This invention relates. to pot and pan lifters ‘jaws .4 and 5 which work vona pivot 1, ,In this specification the'parts yof the pincers whicharer beyond the pivot 1 are called the “jaws 4 and 5,” » and holders and has forr its prime object to pro vide a device of this characterwhereby a hot pan may be removed from an oven without the a device of the above indicated character, which is quickly placed over the upper edge of a pan of any shape or design and which will firmly grip and the portions which extendl directly from the handles 2 and 3fbeyond the pivot 1 are called the “main portions of the jaws,” while the straight primarily fiat outer end portions which extend from said main portions are called the “gripping portions.” The latter are bent relative to the adjoining main portion of the jaw member at substantially right angles, so that they will be in a substantially vertical position when the handles 2 and 3 are pressed towards one another the sides of a pot or pan. so that said handles are in a substantially hori hands of the cook coming in contact with the hot pot or pan, thus eliminating any possibility of the cooks having their hands burned or scalded in any way. A further object of my invention is to provide A still further object of my invention is to pro vide a device of the above indicated character, which will automatically release itself from the zontal p-osition. These gripping portions of the jaws il and 5 are substantially iiat and have in cross-section the >shape of a U which has a broad pan .as soon as pressure is removed from the web between two low ribs, as may be seen in Fig. handles of the lifter, thus providing means where by the tool may be quickly and easily removed yfrom engagement with the pan after same has 2. The main portions of the jaws 4 and 5 andV the handles 2 and 3 are preferably also substan-` ‘ tially U-shaped in cross-section but have higher ribs than the gripping portions. A spring 8 (Figs.` 1 and 3) is arranged around the pivot l. and is adapted to swing the handles 2 and'3 and the jaws 4 and 5 about the pivot 1, so -that >the tool been removed from the oven. Still a further object of this invention is to‘pro vide a pan lifter of the above indicated character, which is simple in construction and operation,v durable, eincient for the purpose intended, and-` will be normally open and release itself from a one that can be manufactured and placed on the"` market at a relatively low cost. pot or pan when no pressure is exerted upon the handles 2 and 3. The opening movement caused by spring 8 is limited by a pin 9, which is secured tion is the provision of a device of the character to part 3. That portion of handle 3 which is described whose gripping portions;¿a_re provided 30 joined to the jaw 4 is slightly narrower than the with easily» replaceable, soft, resilient gripping handle 2, and is extended through an aperture l0 caps so that the enamel of the upperl edge of a in the latter. pan or pot will not be damaged nor will the rim Flat caps â of heat resisting rubber o-r of any ' Yet still another object of the present inven or edge of the pan or pot be bent or otherwise other soft suitable material are placed upon the be deformed by the use of the device- regardless of 35 gripping portions of the grasping jaws 4 and 5 how strong a gripping pressure may be exerted in such a manner that they cannot slide or upon the same. f ` change their position, but that they never can With the above and numerous other objects in stick to the gripping portions, -so that they always view as will appear as the description proceeds, can be removed and replaced easily when they the invention resides in certain novel features 40 are worn out. I prefer to carry out this 'feature of construction, and in the combination and ar of my invention in the manner shown in Figs.Y rangement of parts as will be hereinafter more 1 and '2, where it will be seen that each cap 6 fully described and claimed. has a mouth which iits tightly around the grip In the drawing: Y ping portion of a jaw, 'but that the main portion 45 Figure 1 is a side elevation of a preferred em bodiment of my invention as it appears when its gripping portions are in an open position; of the hollow interior of each cap` 6 is dimen sioned to fit snugly the outer sides of the ribs of Y Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view through thej." closed gripping portions; and Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure l. Similar numerals similar parts Vto' the gripping portion of the jaw and to fit loosely the top and bottom of said gripping portion. Thus the tightly ñtting mouth will prevent any ysliding up and down of a cap on a jaw 4 or 5V when the tool is used, whereas the fact that refer to the inside of the capiits loosely the top andI throughout the several views. bottomvof the gripping portion will prevent a In the drawing the numeral I denotes a pair stickin‘gîof the cap on thegripping portion. 55 of pincers having handles 2 and 3 and gripping » 231104,22'4 , - _ „ » " É Those sides of the caps 6 whichvv are opposite tol each other >and. which come in direct contact which i-ltsA tightly around the gripping portion of one of said grasping jaws whereas Ythe main with `the' pan or pot, thefso-called “gripping ` portion of the interior of each cap is larger than sides,” are provided with roughages, so that Yeven Y that portion of the grasping jaw which is cov a slight "pressure will be suiñcient for safely grasping the pan or pot edge. A eredïby the cap, all substantially asset forth. Y ' ' 'I‘he forego-ingwill, it is believed, suffice to im part a, clear understanding of myinvention With out further explanation. _' _ _ _ from said handles, la pivot on which vsaid handles " and jaws work,v resilient means on said pivot YManifestl'y the invention, as described, i`s` sus-y 10 ceptible _of modification without'departing from served vto such modifications as fall within the ' Vadapted toswi?g the handles ‘and the jaws about the pivot,V and a flat cap covering the gripping portion of each jaw and having a rough surface'> the inventive concept, land right is herein rei 1 scope of the subjoine-d claims. 2; A pan lifter comprising twoy handles which are U-shaped in cross-section, two jaws extended i .at its gripping side, each of said caps having a 'mouth which ñts tightly around the gripping Having thus described my invention, what'I` 1.1" Í portion of one of said jaws whereas lthe interior claim and desire to secure by Letters „Patent in _ o, of each cap is larger than that portion of the the United States is: Y jaw which isVV Ícovered by the cap, and the grip pingportions of said jaws fbeing primarily ñat Y,1. A pan lifterïcomprising a pair of¿.pincersj¿ having broad U-shaped jaws and a pair of re -sil-,ient flat caps >covering the gripping'portions ofr said jaws and having rough surfaces at their l_gripping~Sides'each of said _caps having a inouth Aand having in cross-section the shape of a U 20 which has _a ‘broad web between two low ribs,~a1l substan‘tiaiiy - ’asdescribed , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ JOSEPH A. FI'NK.