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Publication numberUS1022491 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1912
Filing dateNov 8, 1911
Priority dateNov 8, 1911
Publication numberUS 1022491 A, US 1022491A, US-A-1022491, US1022491 A, US1022491A
InventorsPeter T Mccarthy, Judson Michmershuizen, Edward Michmershuizen
Original AssigneePeter T Mccarthy, Judson Michmershuizen, Edward Michmershuizen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1022491 A
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1,022,491 Patented Apr. 9, 1912.




Application filed November 8, 1911.

To all whom z' 15 may concern Be it known that we, PETER T. MGCARTHY, JUDsoN MIcHMnnsr-IUIZEN, and EDWARD MIoHMnRsr-IUIZEN, all citizens of the United States, and residents of Holland, in the county of Ottawa and State of Michigan, have invented a new and Improved Fumigator, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to means for volatilizing solid, semi-solid, or liquid substances, and especially, for volatilizing solid and semi-solid compounds of formaldehyde and other germ or bacteria destroyers, and its object is to provide a combined container and volatilizer, which shall be efficient and compact, and which can be manufactured at low cost.

This invention consists in combination with the usual receptacle for the compound, of a cover for the same which contains a wick and an inflammable substance, usually a hydro-carbon such as paraffin, and a novel support for the container and for the cover when the same is used as a lamp.

In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is an elevation of the receptacle with cover in position. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the device when in operative position. Fig. 3 is a perspective of the support. Fig. 4 is a perspective of a wick on a larger scale. Fig. 5 is a plan and Fig. 6 is an elevation of a wick and one form of wick support. Fig. 7 is a plan of a wick and another form of support. Fig. 8 is a section on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7. Figs. 9 and 10 illustrate another construction for supporting wicks.

Similar reference characters refer to like parts throughout t-he several views.

This fumigator consists of a support, a container and a cover. The support is preferably of wire, consisting of an upper ring 1, lower ring 2, and post 3 connecting the rings. The container is preferably of metal, formed as shown. If of aluminum or other metal not affected by the substances therein, it need not be lined, otherwise it may be coated on the inside with enamel or any other desirable material to resist the cor- Specication of Letters Patent.

raeenteaapno, 1912.

Serial No. 659,130.

rosive action of the substance therein contained. This body 4 is adapted to fit in the upper ring as shown in Fig. 2, and may have a bead 5 to prevent it from slipping through, and to hold it in proper position.

The cap 6 of the container has a flange 7 provided with a bead 8. Vhen in the position shown in Fig. 2, this bead will position this cover in the lower ring. Any desirable infiammable substance 9, preferably parafiin, may be poured, while hot, into this cover, previous to which a wick is properly placed to be held in position by the hardened hydrocarbon. The wick is preferably formed of two pieces 10 of cloth or other fibrous material, each notched to receive the other as shown in Fig. 4, and may be properly held from falling or sagging, if necessary, by a special holder.

The cover is preferably formed with a depression 12 on its inner face, to receive the wick and holder.

The wick holder may be of any desired construction. Figs. 5 and 6 show one form, consisting of a disk 14 having struck-up tongues 15 between which the parts 10 of the wick will extend and by which the wick will be supported. Figs. 7 and 8 show another form, consisting of a piece of wire bent to form fingers 16 and small feet 17, the fingers extending between and supporting the crossed parts 10 of the wick as just described. Still another form is shown in Figs. 9 and 10 where the three small wicks 20 are supported by being united by a ribbon 21 of sheet metal securely holding them together.

In practice, the clear distance between the rings 1 and 2 of the support will be substantially the same as the outside height of the container with the cover in position so that the parts will nicely nest for shipment. But this is not necessary as any other support may be employed, the invention residing principally in the lamp being so formed that it may serve as a cover for the container.

We claim.

In a fumigator, the combination of a receptacle for the fumigating substance7 a application in the presence of two subscrib- 1o cover for the same, a support comprising a ing Witnesses.

pair of rings and a post between the same, PETER T MCGARTHY said rings adapted to receive the body and JUDSON MICHMERSHUIZEN.

cover solid hydro-carbon in said cover and a Wieiz supported by said hydro-carbon: said EDVARD MICHMERSHUIZEN' cover adapted to serve as a burner When /Vitnesses: placed beneath the receptacle. H. MONROE DUNHAM, In testimony whereof7 We have signed this ELIZABETH ANDERSON.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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US6061950 *Jul 2, 1998May 16, 2000S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.Burnable coil holder
U.S. Classification422/305, 422/310
Cooperative ClassificationA61L2/20