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J. H. RAND, JR. GEEMIGIDE INSERT EOE POCKET EooKs AND TEE LIKE.
APPLIGATION FILED FEB. 21
ineffective and undesirable for .the reason JAM-Es H. naun,
JR., OF NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
To aZZ 'whom t may concern :h
Be it known that I.,JAMEs H. RANmJr., a citizenof the United States, and resident of Newton, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Germicide-Inserts for Pocket- Books and the like, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a germicide device, adapted to be inserted in a pocket book or similar receptacle, togenerate a germicide gas for the purpose of sterilizing the in terior of the pocket book and the money or other articles contained there-in. A mere disinfecting matereialvwhich, affects only such articles as come 1n cont-act with it, is
that it will leave unaected all articles which do not come in. contaotvwith it, which may perhaps constitute the greater part of tlie articles in the receptacle, and further, direct contact with the disinfectant mightv be injurious to the article. It is therefore desirable to employ a device which will generate a germicide gas capable of .permeating the wh'ole interior of `the receptacle and so sterilizing the whole interior and the articles contained therein, without the necessity of coming in contact with the disinfecting or gas generating material. The generating device must also be capable of genera-ting gas without the applicat-ion by the user of heat or water which are commonly used as agents for liberating the germicide gas, and should carry its own. moisture supply; andsuitable provision should be made for communication and circulation between the humidifier and the gas generating material, -a-nd for communication and circulation between the gas generating material and the interior of the pocketbook or other receptacle in which the device is used In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate one embodiment of the invention, Figure l is a plan'view of anl insert for a pocket book containing my invention;
2 is a section online 2-'-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. fl Ais a section on line 4-4 of Fig". l
also showing vin section a pocket book compartment in which the insert is contained;
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the pad containing the gas generating material; Fig. 6` is a section on line 6-6 of Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a pocket Specification of `Letters Patent.
ratenteanec. e, 1era.
application faearebruary 21, 1912. serial No. 679,131.
book showing the insert partly removed' from its compartment.
The insert comprises a iiatcasing a adapted to be inserted in a pocket or compartment of ya pocket book, andl made of suit-A able material impervious to the gas such. as sheet aluminum or other thin metal. `The casing-is preferably made of a single sheet of the metal folded upon itself Vto form arelativelyv thin or fiat envelop comprising two opposed""'walls, the edges of which are closed by bending the free margins of one side of the envelop over the free edges of the other side as shown ata. The casing is divided into three compartments, a2, a3 and a4 by inwardly bent indentations, a5 and a", formed on both sides of the casing, the indentations on one side meeting those of the other side and forming in effect partitions separating the compartments, as best shown 1n Figs. L2 and 3. 4Vithin the central or main compartment, a2, is placed a germicide gas generator, b, consisting of a pad of formaldehyde paste, b', inolosed in a covering ofporous fabric, b2, such as hair-cloth, which will permit the free escape of the gas, and is also somewhat stiff and springy for the purpose hereinafter mentioned. The fabric is extended beyond the ends of the pad proper, forming flexible and springy ends b3. The ends b3 are folded o-ver on to the opposite sidesof the pad, b, when it is inserted into compartment, a2, as shown in 4, thus acting as springs or spacers tending to urge the ends of the pad away` from the part of the walls of the casing in which are-rows of perforations, as, one row being varranged diiametrically opposite to the other. Freey circulation is thus permitted from all parts ofthe pad at each side tothe perforations, a8, on the-corresponding side; and in order further to p-revent any part of the casing wall from lying close against the pad, and so interrupting circulation, the casing walls are made outwardly convex as; shown, thus affording ample space for the passage of the gas and Y Q partments of the l sterilizes the articles with which it comes -`in contact. To admit of circulation betweenA compartment a? and compartments a3 andv a4, andthe passage of 'moisture from the wet pad to' the pad b, channels a7 are formed 5 in the casing walls extending across the bar-w riers formed by the indentations a5 and a6.
The insert above described is designed to slip, into a pocket or compartment 79 in a pocket book P, and the walls of the pocket 79' 0 are perforated atv p', said perforations p registering with the perforations as of the insert casing to facilitate the passage of the gas into the other `compartments ofthe pocket book. As the apertures -as andfp occur on both sides of the insert, and vpocket 79, itl will be seen that'there is opportunity for the passage of air and gas through and through the' pocket 79, thu-s insuring the vbetter lcirculation'o'f the gas within the comof the pocket p.
I claim 1. A germicide insert comprising a cas'- ling having apertures in its opposite walls, and a pad consisting of a 'body of pasty disinfecting composition containing formaldehyde covered with and confined by porous fabric on -both sides, said fabric extending beyond the ends of said pad and being bent pocket book at either side over on said pad to form spacers between said pad and the walls of said casing.
2. A germicide insert comprising a casing having at least two compartments, provided wit-h apertures, a body of material containing fo-rmaldehyde for the generation of gas in.one of said compartments, and a humidier pad in the 'other compartment.
3.A germicide insert comprising a casing having at least two compartments, pro-- .vided with apertures, a body of material containing formaldehyde for the generation of gas in one o-f said compartments, a humidifier pad in the other compartment, and a passage connecting said compartments to permit circulation therebetween.
" 4. germicide insert comprising a metal casing, the walls of which are indented and bent .to form at least two compartments, a pad of pasty disinfectin'g composition containing formaldehyde in one of said coinpartments, and a humidifier pad in the other compartment.
" j 5. Agermicide insert comprising a metal casing the walls of which are indented and bent to `form a partition dividing the casing intoat least two compartments, `a pad .of pasty disinfect-ing composition containing formaldehyde in oneof said compartments, a humidierpad in the other compartment, and a passage across said partition connecting said compartments to permit circulation therebetween.
Signed byme: at Boston, Massachusetts, this 16th day vof February, 1.912.
' JAMES H. RAND, JR; Witnesses: j
ROBERT CUsHMAN, CHARLES D. WOODBERRY.