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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM W. LAMME, OF AUSTIN, TEXAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 312,478, dated February 17, 1885.
Application filed Apil 22, 184. (No model.)
To all whom it 7Iay concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM W. LAMMiIE,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Aus-
tin, in the county of Travis and State of Texas,
5 have invented certain new and useful Improv-
ments in Kettle Attachments, of which the
following is a specification, reference being
had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to kettles for boiling
io and evaporating in candy-making or any simi-
lar process, and provides an attachment to be
used with the kettle, whereby the " boiling
overI of the material and the consequent run-
ning of the same down the sides of the said ket-
15 tle are prevented. The material that would or-
dinarily flow over the sides of the kettle and
waste is by the use of the device hereinafter
described saved, and any and all danger of
fire from the overflowing sugar in candy man -
20 ufacture is prevented.
The device can be attached to any ordinary
boiling-kettle, and can be used with any sub-
stance that has atendency to effervesce on be-
25 In the drawings, Figure 1 represents a ver-
tical section through a kettle with the attach-
ment thereon, and Fig. 2 a detail perspective
,of a piece adapted to close the spout when de-
30 A represents a kettle of any desired con-
struction, and adapted to boiling purposes.
On the top of the kettle, and fitting in it, is
the metal ring B, which is provided at differ-
ent points on its outer surface with pieces b,
35 adapted to rest on the projecting edge of the
kettle and support the said ring B. This ring
is provided on one side with a spout, C, pro-
jecting from a proper opening through the
40 D represents a piece of metal of the shape
shown in Fig. 2,.and is adapted to close the
opening in the ring leading to the spout. From
the top of this piece is continued the tongue
E, which is bent forward on its top, as shown.
45 The material of the piece is also continued on
each side of the tongue and bent downward
to form the spring-clampsF, which are adapt-
ed to fit over the rim-wire of the ring on that
portion that crosses the opening on the side
50 of the said ring. It will readily be seen that
should the material in boiling rise above the
level of the kettle it will flow through the
spout and into some receiving-vessel, thus
saving the said material and preventing it run-
ning down the sides of the kettle and into the 55
fire, which would be more or less dangerous
and very disagreeable. During the operation
the piece D is raised, so as to leave the open-
ing in the side of the ring free. By using the
piece E as a handle and turning the piece D 60
on the wire as a hinge the said piece is easily
placed out of the way; or it may be entirely
removed. When the material is such as to not
be liable to boil over the top of the ring, the
piece D is left "down," so as to close the hole 65
in the said ring, so as to prevent it from es-
caping through the said hole.
Being aware of the fact that heretofore va-
rious kinds of covers provided with spouts
have been used for kettles, such constructions 70
Having described my invention, what I
1. An attachment for kettles of a shapecor-
responding to the general contour thereof, said 75
attachment projecting above the walls of the
kettle, around the edges of which it fits, hav-
ing neither top nor bottom, and being provided
with a spout, substantially as and for the pur-
pose specified. 80
2. An attachment for kettles of a shape cor-
responding to the general contour thereof, said
attachment projecting above the walls of the
kettle., having neither top nor bottom, and
provided with a spout below its upper edge, 85
substantially as and for the purpose specified.
3. The ring provided with a spout and hav-
ing a removable hinged piece to close or open
the spout, the whole adapted to fit in a kettle,
as and for the purpose specified. 90
4. An attachment for kettles, consisting of
a ring provided with a wire strengthening-
rim, and a spout projecting from a recess in
the said ring, and apiece provided with spring-
clamps which rest on and over a portion of 95
the wire rim, and an extended continuation
forming a handle, substantially as and for the
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in
presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM W. LAMME.
A. H. GRAHAMr,
A. I. JACKSON, Jr.
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Lamme, William W. Kettle Attachment., patent, February 17, 1885; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170901/m1/2/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.