Patent Number: 6,170,161

Title: Collapsible barbecue tools

Abstract: A collapsible barbecue tool assembly includes a barbecue tool, a handle and a latch mechanism mounted in the handle. The handle includes an elongated cavity for slidably receiving a blade portion of the barbecue tool. The blade portion of the tool has one or more locating elements. The latch mechanism releasably engages one of the locating elements so that the tool is movable to and between a collapsed position and an extended position.

Inventors: Stein; Douglas W. (Chicago, IL), Ancona; Bruce E. (New York, NY), Winigrad; Daniel (Jersey City, NJ)

Assignee: Ekco Housewares, Inc.

International Classification: A47J 43/00 (20060101); A47J 43/28 (20060101); A47J 37/07 (20060101); B25G 1/04 (20060101); B25G 1/00 (20060101); B25G 3/18 (20060101); B25G 3/00 (20060101); A47J 043/28 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018