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. f E. M. BISHOP;
FIRE EXTINGUISHEB. APPLIOATIONIILED JUNE 27, 1911.
1;027,308f. Patented May 21, 1912.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 21, 1912.
Application led. .Tune 27, 1911. Seria1 No. 635,602.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, EPHRAIM M. BISHOP, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Kingston, in the county of Ulster and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Fire -Extinguishers, of which the following is a specication.
This invention relates to fire extinguishers an'd more particularly to fire blankets.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple and convenient device by which small `blazes may be readily and efficiently extinguished and which may be conveniently supported on the w-all in such place's as are found desirable without occupying any appreciable amount ofspace.
A further object of the invention is the provision of novel means for supporting the blanket whereby the same may be expedif tiously removed from its supporting device so that little or no delay will be encountered in placing the blanket over the flame.
Further objects of the invention willap-V pear as the following specific description is read in connection with the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of this application, and in which Figure 1 is an elevation of the device shownv supported upon the wall with the nails or devices in section. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the attaching blank before being bent into shape.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, l represents a fire blanket, preferably constructed of-heavy, flexible wool or felt which has been suitably treated to properly iireproof the same. v
`In order to support the blanket properly so that it may be conveniently removed in case of fire, attaching devices 2 and V3 are f,
secured to one edge adjacent the ends. Each i vof these attachlng devices consists `of a single piece of metal 4 having relatively wide ends 5 and a narrow or attenuated intermediate portion 6. The intermediate portion 6 is bent up in the form shown in Fig. 1 so as to `forni a support engaging loop 7 which is Ladapted to be engaged by the supporting device 8 in the form of a nail or other type of support which may be driven. The loop 7 has a restricted opening 9 which, under ordinary circumstances, will not permit the device to become disengaged therefrom but, when any force is used to remove the blanket from the support, the parts of the'loop will spring sufficiently to readily disengage the Y supporting device therefrom. The ends 5 of the supporting device are bent upon the lines 10 soas to clamp the same upon the edge of the blanket. If the loops should in any way become caught upon-the support ing devices 8 the blanket would readily tear away from the clamping ends 5, the pressure exerted being only suflicient to normally support the blanket. Any number of these blankets may be supported in a similar manner upon the supporting devices 8.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new is In a device of the class described, a fire proof blanket, and a mounting device therelfor comprising an integral blank having oppositely extending blanket clamping arms,and an intermediate spring clip having a support engaging open loop.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. Y
EPHRAIM M. BISHOP. Witnesses:
I-IIRAM F. WHITNEY, CORNELIUS J. KALAHER.
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