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US4414959: Shelf for a range
1 Claims, No Drawings
This invention is directed to a device for holding an object such as a microwave oven above the burner area of a kitchen stove or range of the type commonly used in homes. The disclosed invention includes a platform for holding the object which is rigidly secured to a support. The support is adapted to engage the drip rails on both sides of the burner area of the range to hold the platform at a predetermined height above the burner area. A stiffening member is secured to the platform and to the support to provide rigidity to the shelf which stiffening member has a heat reflective surface extending substantially across the burner area of the range to reflect heat back toward the burner area and away from the shelf.
- 1.1. A shelf for use with a range, said range having a burner area which includes a first drip rail and a second drip rail at opposite sides thereof, said shelf comprising:(a) a platform having a first end and a second end and further having a front edge, a top surface and a bottom surface;(b) a first support having an upper portion and a lower portion, said upper portion of said first support being secured to said first end of said platform such that said platform is substantially parallel to said burner area, said lower poriton of said first support having integrally formed therewith a first channel receptive to engaging said first drip rail of said range;(c) a second support having an upper portion and a lower portion, said upper portion of said second support being secured to said second end of said platform such that said platform is substantially parallel to said burner area, said lower portion of said second support having integrally formed therewith a second channel receptive to engaging said second drip rail of said range;(d) a stiffening member having a heat reflective surface, said stiffening member being secured to said bottom surface of said platform in proximity to said front edge thereof, said stiffening member being secured also to said first support and to said second support such that said heat reflective surface of said stiffening member is oriented toward said burner area of said range;(e) a first tab integral with said lower portion of said first support and spaced apart from said first channel, said first tab being able to bear against said first drip rail; and(f) a second tab integral with said lower portion of said second support and spaced apart from said second channel, said second tab being able to bear against said second drip rail.
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Foreign Patent Documents
|Document Number||Assignees||Inventors||Issue/Pub Date|
|GB187419||CANNON IRON FOUNDRIES LTD||Oct 1922|
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