This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
The frying of eggs in an ordinary frying pan is accompanied with some difficulty in removing them when they are cooked without breaking the yolk. Then, sometimes, the pan is too hot and the egg sticks to the pan and the top remains uncooked. A much better way is to shape a piece of sheet metal or tin as shown in the sketch to place the egg in and use it in the ordinary pan. It will not burn the egg, and the egg can be lifted out of the pan and easily slipped on a plate or toast when it is cooked. - Contributed by W. A. Jaquythe, San Diego, Cal.
Ill: A Metal Plate for Use in an Ordinary Frying Pan to Cook Eggs without Scorching Them