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C. HAMMESFAHR. DEODORIZING AND DISINFEGTING DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED AUG. 2B, 1912.
LG@ M929.. Patented Mar. 31, 1914.
mnunu FAHR, acitizen of the United 'out in the claims at CHARLES H AMMESFAB, 0F NEW YQRK, N. Y.
DEODOBIZING' AND DISINFECTING DET-TICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application le August 28, 1912. Serial No. 717,508.
To all ,whom it may concern Be it known t at I, CHARLES HAMMES- States, and a resident of New York, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Deodorizing and Disinfecting Devices, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates more to a device whichv is adapted to attached to an electricfan in such a way that a. part of the air from the fan may be caused to pass through the device and become saturated with a' chemical or other element arranged in the device for the purpose of being di'used within a room. i
@ne of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient device Which may lbe readily attached to an electric or other fan to be used for disinfecting, deodorizing or other purposes, and which device is so constructed that the character of the didusing element may be readily changed or the fan readily arranged to be operated in the usual way without the deodorizing or disinfecting member of the device. l
Another object of the invention is to provide a simple and eicient device which may be carried about and readily attached to a fn or arranged in any other convenient ace.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device which is inexpensive to manufacture and which is adapted to be readily applied to a support or to be detached therefrom.
With these and other objects in view, the invention will be hereinafter more particularly described with reference to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this speciiication, and will then be pointed the end of the description.
in the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of an electric or other fan with one form of device embodying my invention applied thereto. Fig. 2 is an enlarged front elevation of the device. Fig. 3 is a side elevation. Fig. 4 is a detail elevation of the deodorizing or disinfecting member. detached from the supporting bracket. Fig. 5 is a vertical section taken on the line V--V of Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a detail view of a diderent form of supporting bracket. Fig. 7 is a side elevation of the attaching part of the supporting articularly clamp bracket; and Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view showin a different form of bracket and deodorizing and disinfecting member.
The fan 10 has the rotary blades 11, about which is a wire guard 12, which are of the p sual or may be of any preferred construc- A bracket 13 has a stem portion 14 in which is a threaded aperture adapted to be engaged by a thumb or winged bolt 15. The threaded stem of this bolt passes through an aperture in a clamp member of plate 16 and is adapted to be forced toward the stem 14 and to chimp and rigidly hold the bracket to the guard 12, as shown best in Figs. l and 3. The plate 16 is provided with a lip .or projecting portion 17 which is adapted to engage and move over the outer edge of the stem 14 and prevent the clamping plate from rotating,
thereby servlng better to properly and hold the bracket to said guard. The bracket 13 has an enlarged head or part 18. This enlarged part is substantially annular and passing through said head is a box-like deodorizing or disinfecting member 19. This member 19 may structed and is adapted to be detachably held to said bracket in any suitable way. As shown, the member 19 has a body or member 20 and a cover or member 21 which is adapted to fit over the open end of the member 20. The box members 20 and 21 have their ends perforated to permit air to pass therethrough and arranged within the member 20 between said perforated ends is a fibrous body or element 22. This fibrous element may be cotton or any other suitable material and may be arranged in an annular form so as to provide a central open portion 23 for the better passage of the air therethrough, and said element may be saturated with somesubstance or chemical, as for example, oil of pine, perfume or some suitable substance whereby the atmosphere may be charged by the vapor mixing with the air as it passes through the perforated ends or heads of the member 19 and through or past the saturated element 22. It will be evident that as the fan rotates air will be either forced through or drawn through the member 19 and saturated with a volatile substance according to whether the device is located at the front of the fan or at the rear thereof and that the air thus saturated maybe caused to circulate in the room for the purpose of disinfecting or deodorizbe variously coning thesame according to the material used in the device. 'It will be further evident that the device may be carried about Vb lthose .traveling or be lused in sick rooms an readily attached to a fan or other device; and further that the deodorizing or disinfecting member may be readily attached to or detached yfrom the bracket leavin the bracket in position, thereby allowing t e air to be circulated in a room without being charged by the chemical or other element or a new device with another chemical may be substituted without removing the bracket f rom its ositon. i
s a simple means for detachably connect- Iing the member 19 to the' bracket, I provide two clips or clasps 24 located on diametrically opposite sides of said member. Thesey clasps may be of spring metall and may have one end fastened as at 25 'to the cover 21 of the member 19 and at its other end provided with a finger portion, as 26, 'whereby the device may be moved toward the member body.
Each clasp or cli 24 may have a grooved part 27 which is adapted to lit the inner edge of the bracket head and hold the member 19 to said head. By pressing the finger portions 26 inward toward the body of the member 19, the said member may be readily detached from the bracket or as readily applied to said bracket.
In Figs. 6 and 7, the bracket instead of'be? ing cast or formed as shown in Figs. 1 to 3,
i may be made of wire bent to form a head 28 with projecting stem portions 29. These stem portions may fit into apertures in a block 30 to hold the same, and held to the block is a clamping plate 31. The clamping plate 3l is substantially the same as the clamping plate 16 of Fig. 3 and is adapted to be held aga-inst the block by a thumb bolt 32 t0 adapt the guard or vother support 12 to be rigidly held between said The deodorizing or disinfecting member is adapted to be held to the head 28 inthe same manner as it is held to the bracket 13.
plate and the blockv30.
Fig. 8V shows a somewhat different construction from that ofthe other ures. The
member 37 has an inturned portion 38 prov perforated member viding an opening 39 which is adapted to be covered by a gauze or4 40. A fibrous element 41 1s arranged between the two members 35 and 40, andA said element is adapted to be saturated with material and the air caused to circulate therethrough in the manner substantially as already described.
Having thus described'my invention, I 'claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent r- 1. In a deodorizing tion with means for creating a current of air, of a bracket adapted to be attached to said means and having an open frame, a perforated receptacle for absorbent material,
land spring clips secured to the receptacle and havmg grooves to engage'the frame of the bracket for detachably holding said receptacle `to said bracket.
2. In a deodorizing device, the co1nbina tion with means for creating a current of air, of a bracket adapted to be attached to said means and havin an open frame, a perforated receptacle or absorbent material, and spring clips, each secured at one end to the receptacle and having finger portions at the other end and a roove in its intermediate portion to engage t e frame of the bracket for detachably holding .said receptacle to said bracket.
This specification signed and witnessed this 26th day of August A. D. 1912.
CHARLES HAMMESFAHR. Witnesses:
J oHN C. MCEACHEN,
L. I. MAYER.
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