US 1068258 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAR.29,1912.
Patented. July 22, 1913.
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JOHN E. MCCOMBS, 0F LYNCHBURG, TEXAS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 22, 1913.
Application filed March 29, 1912. Serial No. 687,140.
' of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to caster attach ments and the object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient device of this character which may be conveniently attached to any form of caster and is of such a nature that it will prevent insects from passing up the posts of the bed or other furniture.
Further objects of this invention will appear 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 a perspective view device shown applied to a caster. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View taken therethrough. Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the device removed from the caster.
. In the specific embodiment of the invention, as illustrated herein, the device consists of a hollow body 1 preferably bellshaped which may be stamped up out of any suitable material or cast in the form shown. The body 1 is provided with an aperture 2 adapted to receive the caster pintle 3 and the lower edges are inwardly and upwardly turned into well forming flanges 4 which produce a well 5. The flanges 4 are horizontally disposed with respect to the body 1, said flanges thence terminating upwardly to provide vertically disposed flanges 4:, the last named flanges terminating adjacent to and in spaced relation to the upper interior surface of the said body portion 1 to form a wick receiving passage 5'. The terminals of the flanges 4' are beveled as indicated at 5 in a direcof the tion toward the horizontal flanges 4:. Into this well are projected the jaws of a circular disk-like wick 6 which is also apertured to permit the passage of the pintle 3, as shown at 7, the terminals of the wick 6 extending through the wick receiving pas sage 5' in a direction toward and in engagement with the horizontal flange 4. Preferably, the washer 8 is connected to the body. The well is preferably filled with oil of some character, which will be repulsive to insects of all characters. It will be noticed that the washer holds the wick in place when the device is separated from the caster so that the same can not become displaced from the well.
What is claimed is A caster attachment comprising a bellshaped body having inwardly horizontally turned flanges and an upwardly vertically disposed flange, to produce a well, said vertically disposed flange having its peripheral edge beveled in a direction toward the horizontal flange and disposed adjacent to and in spaced relation with the interior surface of the body, a wick arranged to fit the inside of the body and engaged with the interior surface thereof and having its terminals passing over the beveled edges of the vertical flange and extending downwardly in a direction toward and in engagement with the horizontal flange, said body and wick being apertured, and means threaded into the aperture from the inner side of the body for holding the wick in lace, said means being apertured to permit the passage of the caster.
In testimony whereof I .aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN E. MeCOMBS. Witnesses:
A. F. SUNDERMEYER, T. J. PETERMANN.