GB2186791A - Improvements in cooker door handles - Google Patents

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GB2186791A
GB2186791A GB08604416A GB8604416A GB2186791A GB 2186791 A GB2186791 A GB 2186791A GB 08604416 A GB08604416 A GB 08604416A GB 8604416 A GB8604416 A GB 8604416A GB 2186791 A GB2186791 A GB 2186791A
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Michael Francis Jos Winchester
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BELLING AND CO Ltd
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24CDOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES ; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
    • F24C15/00Details
    • F24C15/02Doors specially adapted for stoves or ranges
    • F24C15/022Latches
    • F24C15/024Handles

Abstract

A handle for a cooker door consists essentially of a body (35), flap (56) and a retaining member (76). The flap (56) fits in a recess in the front face of the body and is pivotally liftable about a horizontal axis from a normal position flush with the front face of body to a working position inclined away from body in which pull on the flap is transmitted to body and a gap for finger insertion is present between the flap and the body, said gap extending a substantial part of the width of the door. The flap (56) has an upwardly inclined posterior limb (63) terminating in a pin (65) that pivotally locates in hooked fulcrum- defining regions (39) of the body. The retaining member fits to the back face of the body with first hooked tongues (76) that extend under and support pin (65) and second tongues (78) extending upwardly behind the spindle (65). <IMAGE>

Description

SPECIFICATION Improvements in cooker door handles This invention relates to a handle for a cooker door.
Cookers with full inset handles in the oven doors are known. Commonly such handles are one-piece mouldings in plastics materials, and a finger aperture is formed in a front face of the moulding. A problem with such handles is that the finger aperture is always in view which is not necessarily desirable from the standpoint of styling. Accordingly it is an object of the invention to provide a handle suitable for fitting full width to oven doors especially, though not exclusively, to thermal electrical ovens in which a normally concealed finger aperture is readily made accessible to the user.
The invention provides a handle for a cooker door comprising a body for fitting to the door and a flap in the front face of the body that is pivotably liftable about a horizontal axis from a normal position flush with the body to a working position inclined away from the body in which pull on the flap is transmitted to the body and a gap for finger insertion is present between the flap and the body.
An embodiment of the invention will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a fragmentary vertical section of the upper front of a cooker showing an oven door fitted with a handle assembly according to the invention; Figures 2 to 5 are respectively a front elevation, a plan, a horizontal section on the line A A of Figure 2 and a back view of a handle assembly according to the invention; Figures 6 and 7 are sections on an enlarged scale of the handle assembly of Figure 2 on the lines B-B and C-C respectively; and Figures 8 and 9 are plan and side sections of an oven door to be fitted with a handle according to the invention.
In Figures 1, 8 and 9 an oven door fitted with a full width plastics handle according to the invention comprises a front plate 10 and a dished back plate 12 defining peripheral flanges including a top flange 14 and a bottom flange 16. A sheet of decorative glass 22 is adhered or otherwise fixed to the front plate 10. Between the front plate 10 and the top flange 14 an opening 20 is defined into which fits a handle structure 23 and the top flange 14 is formed at intermediate positions along its length with sockets 18 that engage locking fingers (described below) of the handle 23 to prevent the handle 23 flexing away from the door when it is being pulled to open the door.
The handle consists essentially of body 25, a flap 27 and a retaining member 29 which is of thinner and slightly more flexible plastics material than the other two parts. The body 25 includes, when viewed from the front, a pair of lands 31 between which the body 25 is recessed in its central region to accommodate the flap 27. Its base is formed with a step 33 defining a top location for the glass panel 22 and a lower vertical front face 35 which in the flap opening region leads to an inwardly bevelled face 37. The top of face 37 leads to a forwardly hooked fulcrum-defining region 39 leading to three tongues 41 spaced at equal intervals along the opening between lands 31. Five slots 43 are formed through the body 25, a middle slot 43a and an outer pair of slots 43b coinciding with the tongues 41 and the intermediate pair of slots 43c being midway between tongues 41.Above the tongues 41 there is formed a bevelled abutment face 45 leading to a horizontal top face 47. To its rear face, as seen in Figures 3 and 5, the body 25 is provided with three rearwardly extending ears 49 that lead to locating pegs 51.
The flap 27 is formed at its ends with ears 52 formed with tip protuberances 54 that engage the bevelled region 37 of the body 25 to define a closed position in which the flap 27 coincides in profile with the body 25. Between the ears 52 the flap includes a vertical panel 56 having a bifurcated lower edge 58 to provide a finger grip, and panel 56 leads to a rearwardly inclined top panel 59 whose rear face 58 butts against the body face 45 when the flap 27 is lifted to define an open position of the flap. A tongue 60 extends from the back face of the flap 27 beginning at the angulation between faces 56, 59 and has a downwardly inclined anterior limb 61 and a upwardly inclined posterior limb 63 terminating in a pin 65 that pivotally locates in the hooked region 39 of the body 25.When the flap 27 is lifted it pivots upward about pin 65 through an angle of about 45Q until surface 58 butts against surface 45, there then being formed an opening into which the fingers can be inserted to pull the door open. The limbs 61, 63 of tongue 60 are apertured to define slots 67 corresponding to the three tongues 41 of the body.
The retaining member 29 is slotted at 70 to fit onto the tongues 49 on which they are retained by star washers 72 that fit onto the pegs 51 with the body portion of member 29 against the bevelled region 37. Walls 74 between which are defined peg-receiving slots limit relative movement of the member 29 transversely of the body 25. From the body of the retaining member 29 there extends a first set of three hooked tongues 76 which extend under and support the pin 65, the forward extremities of the tongues 76 fitting between the pin 65 and the tongues 41 of the body at positions 43a, 43b, the tongues 41 effectively providing abutments limiting the forward movement of the ends of the tongues 76 which could otherwise occur by virtue of pull transmitted spindle 65.A second pair of tongues 78 extends upwardly from the body of member 29 behind the spindle 65 at the intermediate positions 43c. When the handle assembly is fitted to the door, the tongues 78 latch into the slots 18, thereby reacting pull by the user on the flap 27 and limiting distortion of the handle assembly.
The handle described above gives an attractive appearance to the oven doors because there is no permanent opening that "gapes" at the user.
The body member 25 has on its rear face curved locating regions 80 behind the lands 31 that terminate in fixing ears 82 that are apertured for passage of bolts into the door.
Referring now to Figure 1, the sides of the door are pivoted at 90 to the casing of the cooker, the door being bottom pivoted and opening outwards to lie in a horizontal plane.
At an intermediate vertical position 92 control arms 94 are pivoted to the sides of the door and have lower cam faces that travel over rollers 96 fixed in the casing. The back ends of arms 94 are connected at 98 to tension springs. The lower faces of arms 96 have inner catches 100 that hook onto roller 96 to define a fully open door position. At the front end, the lower face is indented at 102 to define a catch region engaged by roller 96 at the closed position of the door. The arrangement is such that when the door is closed the engagement of roller 96 in region 102 gives rise to an increased closing force holding the oven door tightly against the oven gasket and giving a very effective oven seal. This aspect of the invention is also believed novel.
It will be appreciated that various modifications may be made to the embodiment described above without departing from the invention, the scope of which is defined in the appended claims.

Claims (2)

1. A handle for a cooker door comprising a body for fitting to the door and a flap in the front face of the body that is pivotably liftable about a horizontal axis from a normal position flush with the body to a working position inclined away from the body in which pull on the flap is transmitted to the body and a gap for finger insertion is present between the flap and the body.
2. A handle for a cooker door comprising a body for fitting to the door and a flap in the front face of the body that is pivotably liftable about a horizontal axis from a normal position flush with the body to a working position inclined away from the body in which pull on the flap is transmitted to the body and a gap for finger insertion is present between the flap and the body wherein the body is of nonmetallic material and has a width that is several times greater than its depth so that the body extends from one side to the other of the intended cooker door and wherein the flap is also of non-metallic material and extends along a substantial part of the width of the body.
2. A handle according to Claim 1, wherein the flap fits into a recess in the body and generally is of T-profile with a spindle termination of a limb defining the stem of the T pivoting in a hooked fulcrum formation of the recess.
3. A handle according to Claim 2, wherein an oblique face of an upper limb of the flap butts against an oblique top edge face of the body to define an upper limit of travel of the flap.
4. A handle according to Claim 2 or 3, further comprising a retaining member, means securing the retaining member behind the body and hook members extending through slots in the body and in the T-defining limb to locate under and support the spindle in position in the hooked recess.
5. A handle according to Claim 4, wherein retaining tongues depend from said body behind the ends of the hooks to limit deformation of the hook ends under load.
6. A handle according to Claims 4 or 5, wherein second hook members extend upwardly into additional slots in the body and latch into slots in an eventual door top flange to which the handle is fitted.
7. A door handle according to any preceding claim, which is assembled from mouldings in plastics material.
8. A door handle substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to and as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
9. A cooker door fitted with a handle as claimed in any preceding claim.
CLAIMS Amendments to the claims have been filed, and have the following effect:Claims 1 above have been deleted or textually amended. New or textually amended claims have been filed as follows:
1. A handle for a cooker door comprising a body for fitting to the door and a flap in the front face of the body that is pivotably liftable about a horizontal axis from a normal position flush with the body to a working position inclined away from the body in which pull on the flap is transmitted to the body and a gap for finger insertion is present between the flap and the body extending a substantial part of the width of the door.
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GB137145A (en) * 1919-02-10 1920-01-08 Reginald Stuart Applebee Drawer handles
GB1020266A (en) * 1964-02-20 1966-02-16 Unerman And Sons Ltd J Handle for furniture
GB1120527A (en) * 1966-09-21 1968-07-17 Ford Motor Co Door opening arrangement
GB1428550A (en) * 1973-04-19 1976-03-17 Wilmot Breeden Ltd Door handle assemblies
US4040695A (en) * 1976-05-17 1977-08-09 Brann Dale A Flip handle

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB137145A (en) * 1919-02-10 1920-01-08 Reginald Stuart Applebee Drawer handles
GB1020266A (en) * 1964-02-20 1966-02-16 Unerman And Sons Ltd J Handle for furniture
GB1120527A (en) * 1966-09-21 1968-07-17 Ford Motor Co Door opening arrangement
GB1428550A (en) * 1973-04-19 1976-03-17 Wilmot Breeden Ltd Door handle assemblies
US4040695A (en) * 1976-05-17 1977-08-09 Brann Dale A Flip handle

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